Now that I'm older finding the time to sit quietly by a stream is difficult. For so many people life is full of interactions. Many of us carry around a small device that lets us work or socialize just about anywhere, even when we are already out socializing.
Being an introvert means that sometimes I just want to be left alone. Sometimes it's almost painful to even wave at a neighbor driving past my house, they might want to talk and involve themselves in my life as friends do. Sometimes it's even hard to interact on social media. If I comment or "like" something will I have to continue the conversation? After all, isn't that what we are supposed to be doing there? I try, I usually enjoy the conversation, but sometimes it's hard to get it started or to keep it going.
When I look at the stats on this blog I seem to get the most interest from readers when I write about my pottery. That's no big epiphany, it's a pottery blog after all. But that means I have to write articles that say "look at me, look at me" when I'd rather just sit quietly in front of my wheel and make pots. I like twitter and pinterest because I can promote other artists and take the spotlight off of me in the hopes that it will come back in a karmic way. Plus, I just really like to support the arts however I can.
So the question is, how does an artist draw attention to her work without drawing attention to herself?
Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff