This little nook is a place where I will showcase and sell some of my art from @serial_hobbyist_ on Instagram.
As my confidence (and portfolio) grows, I may expand to a dedicated website just for my art but for now, this is where I'll be. As I create, I'll be sharing here as well as IG and FB so be sure to follow along!
Well, sort of, I guess. Maybe just not as grim and scary...unless you consider indecisiveness to be grim and scary...and I sometimes do! Anyway, it's me--I am a serial hobbyist. I am an indecisive, inherently distracted, rarely satisfied, easily bored creator who wants to do *all the things* because she can't be bothered to narrow it down. I don't want to "niche." Or "niche down" as the influencers will tell you is the thing to do. You see, I believe...
And, I like it spicy, ok? I don't want to limit my palate to just the same old boring "salts and peppers" of life. Why should I have to give up on anything I love doing just because they might not seem to fit together? I get these ideas and I want to roll with them. I've loved art since I was a kid, but I also love reading and writing and now dabbling in podcasting. I may not stick with everything consistently, and that's a huge flaw I have, but at least i'm out there trying it. And, since I've been accepted into a local gallery (and actually selling my art and sculptures), I feel like now is the time to get it in gear and do the damn thing. And, while I'm doing the art, why not continue on with the blog and podcast? I've laid dormant long enough.
True. But let me ask you...do you not like getting different content all in one place? You can read a blog post, listen to the podcast AND browse the gallery (and maybe grab a gift for someone you love or even for yourself) all in one place. What's not to love?! The truth of the matter is, the content may not always be relative but it's all from me. I am a multifaceted human so why shouldn't my online presence be multifaceted, too? If and when I notice something may not working the way I'd like, I can change it without disrupting my whole plan.
The blog and podcast go hand in hand in that I will post transcripts of the podcast on the blog and I'll discuss original blog posts on the podcast. Maybe some of those will pertain to my art and creative struggles and triumphs, but my interests aren't solely art related. But I can find a lesson to learn from in many different subjects. Just give it a chance. You'll see...
I don't know! I'm indecisive, remember? I'm playing with the idea of YouTube and vlogging. I have been for years. Like 10 years. Can you imagine where I might be if I had kept going with my writing all those years ago and expanded on that back then? Yeah...me too. It makes me a little bitter that I didn't keep it up, but, we went through a lot. More than most people go through in their whole lives, in just a few years. I was in no place to help anyone see the bright side or bound over their hurdles like I was in the beginning of my writing journey. But, I sincerely feel now is the time. It's now or never, as they say. I've lived and learned and bounded over some of my own hurdles and I know I have many more to overcome. My intention all those years ago was to help people to understand that they can survive their troubles by opening myself up and sharing what I did during my own struggles. That's what I want to do, now. And to also share my creativity and life with you and hope it helps in some way. I also look at this as a motivational jumping off point; a way to hold myself accountable to continue to create this existence that I want for myself. I just really thought it'd be fun if you came along!