26 Feb Communication
I’ve been thinking a lot about communication recently. Somehow social media isn’t really cutting it for me right now. It feels to short lived and beyond my control. Someone else is controlling what I get to see and who gets to see what I post. It feels very unsatisfactory and a bit shallow. I’m thinking that blogging a bit more regularly to be able to go into things a bit more deeply. I’m not sure I want quantity but more quality.
I’ve been feeling a bit anxious as I’ve been painting recently and I think in part it’s because I’ve been looking at too much social media, and the monkey in my brain starts comparing what I’m doing with other artists. This is bad and very counterproductive. Comparison never ends well.
I’m keen to read the book How to Break Up With Your Phone, as I’d definitely like to have a more mindful relationship with my phone. It’s too easy to get caught up in the imperative of social media but without ever really achieving anything concrete.
The piece you can see here is one of my recent paintings, it’s called In The Darkest Night, and it’s acrylic ink and paint on canvas.