Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blogging - Another Reason To

"Swan Song"
coloredd pencil on Ampersand Pastel Board
8 x 10"
Here is another in a what I hope to be a series of dandelion drawings. I have always loved them; yes, I am aware they are weeds and we all chase them out of our yards. But every little girl (and not a few little boys) know the first bouquet of beautiful flowers they ever held, received or gave were probably these little yellow gems. And as you can tell, I have quite a fondness for the aging process these flowers go through as well.
When I started reading blogs, my original intent was to peek in on other colored pencil artists to see what they were doing - sort of a voyeuristic venture on my part. However, I soon learned that many of these wonderful people were not only putting their work on-line for others to view, but they were sharing real knowledge! Useful stuff; stuff I could use right away and not have to stumble upon on my own. Which techniques work, which pencils don't, which books are worth buying and why, how to save money on framing....the list goes on.
Then I started my own blog and I soon discovered more. Not only do these artists share with the rest of us, they encourage, cheer, critique (positively and with my best interest in mind), and understand when there is a problem.
This is the best reason for me to blog. And for those of you who have been in my corner, thank you. You know who you are.


Cindy said...

Great dandelion series. I look forward to seeing how it develops. I feel like I could just give a little puff of air on the screen and the little seeds would scatter.

Serena said...

A beautiful finish to your dandelion, Rhonda! The blogging community has been a whole, new experience for me and it has been positive all the way. :)