Value of Words

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Back in my guitar making days I used to write about the things I was doing. Documenting my progress, receiving feedback and working out various problems. I remember it being very useful for progress, learning and honing my skills from aesthetic or structural design to efficient ways of making the actual instruments. Even without feedback just the act of writing forces you to really think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.

 

So, what exactly should an emerging artist write about then? Well, art of course. Seems obvious enough, but the more I think about it the vaguer the topic becomes. What is art to an artist pursuing life as an artist? Life. Pretty much everything I use my time on is more or less related to art. If not making the actual artworks, I’m editing a video about an artwork. If not promoting my work on social media, I’m sourcing materials. I often find myself searching for info on similar topics, so I imagine that someone might find my musings useful. I don’t want to be too specific in defining this blog. I don’t even know if this is one! Maybe more like a journal than a blog. We’ll see how it evolves.

 

Also, I wish to keep this platform quite personal. The various social media outlets often feel quite… hollow. Mass of people all yelling “Look at me!”, which is fine. That’s the name of the game. Hopefully this type of online presence will offer a necessary balance.