Get a [private] life

I’m reading a fascinating book, Drawing From Life: The Journal As Art, by Jennifer New, on the hand-written, hand-drawn journals of a variety of people: many professional artists, along with scientists, architects, writers, engineers, a psychiatrist and a musician. Some are famous, others not. The intricate images are stunning as works of art. But what I find equally interesting is the private aspect of these journals. Over decades and lifetimes, the journal keepers filled hundreds of blank pages only for themselves. That, to me, is the modern rarity. Not just the considerable artistic talents, but also the tendency toward autonomy and … Continue reading Get a [private] life

The Wide World of Yoga Blogs

Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something. Anything. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Why blog? Why a yoga blog? Am I royally wasting my time? Two weeks after starting my yoga blog, I am asking these questions. I knew little (okay, nothing) about the yoga blogging world. I just wanted a place to express my thoughts about yoga. After creating my WordPress account and anonymous moniker, I plunged in. You see, I tend to overthink, overanalyze, overcompare. Blogger versus WordPress? The right name? Anonymous or personal? Funny or serious? Who will read my blog anyway? Would a personal journal be more … Continue reading The Wide World of Yoga Blogs