Paul Revere, of "Paul Revere and the Raiders," used to sing a lyric that went, "Kicks just seem gettin' harder to find." I think I know how he felt. Since the beginning of this year I have posted 30 items on "Sketches and Stuff" and have received a whopping total of 79 hits (kicks?). Now what, dear reader, is one to make of ratings that average 2.6 hits per image?
When I look at it, I think my stuff looks pretty good, most of it anyway. I like my blog, I like the black background and the spartan - no boundary imgages; but face it, Mr. Picasso Wanna-Be - your stuff really doesn't exactly rise to the upper regions of the lowest register. Should I just quit? Maybe. I mean, like all the other folks at EDM and the Flickr groups, I crave attention and positive feedback; but c'mon...whose wasting a massive amount of time persuing such trivialities here? Moi? Moi.
Still I do not want to quit. I like sketching, I like trying to get better, I like creating images in my sketchbook. When I first started doing "art," I tried larger pieces of watercolored images - 11x17 was a common size. But as I kept working on these, I found graphite and loved the feel and the way the medium lies on a nicely toothed piece of paper; then through EDM and Flickr I found ink! It's a huge challenge and I really enjoy working in the medium; but I'm not so good at it, ya know whad I mean? So I'm frustrated and lowly motivated this morning.
So, while the "hits just keep gettin' harder to find," I will not quit.
Not yet, anyway.