Calling Art Group d’Acha

Let’s see which of you are receiving notifications for this blog and who is then reading it.

Here are some straight-forward questions that demand clear, open and honest answers:

  • do you care about this blog?
  • do you want this group to have internet space; potentially somewhere to market future work?
  • would you like to read posts here written in your native tongue?

You can add your replies to the comments section below or, if you prefer discuss it in the Group, at the end of your next meeting.

The reason for today’s post are two-fold; by way of giving the Journal group something to journal about, seeing as I cancelled today’s session. Secondly, to remind the Drawing group of the homework we agreed upon for Thursday;

  1. Revise the previous lesson on eyes (and prepare the next lesson, if it’s your turn).
  2. Prepare to discuss openly what you are looking for from the group and consider what role you might like to take within in. For some ideas on roles in art groups, check this out (if a Scribd screen comes up instead of the document, you should be able to close it and then proceed.) Alternatively, look at how WordPress divides it’s blogging roles here.
  3. Finally, do a bit of research about what makes a successful group and/or brainstorm the idea.

(The Journal group should also work on Points 2 & 3.)

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About Jan Langford

I've been developing my personal journaling style for a long time.  I started with an old-fashioned children's scrapbook of snippets and later, developed a journal writing voice, discovering how to use it for self-analysis and solving personal problems. In 2006 I started blogging and used it as a combination of the above i.e. a place to gather interesting snippets and a place for working out the personal stuff.  I used it sporadically and on a whim.  I wasn't entirely sure of my motives for blogging and I wasn't concerned whether I had a readership or not. Four years ago I introduced paint to my journals and became enthused with mixed media and visual journaling.  I had no aspiration to call myself an "artist" at that point and was more likely to call myself a witch, or a tarot reader, a back-to-nature smallholder, an ageing hippie, a toker.  One thing is certain. I was then and still am, a retired ex-pat living in central Portugal, struggling with the language and the culture. Things move on, as they do.  I find myself part of a supportive group of developing artists, Art Group D'Acha.  Having dabbled a bit with oils, I've now gone back to basics, learning drawing with Irisha Panteleimonova and leading an enthusiastic art journaling group, which I have wanted to do for some time. If you take the time to read my posts, or to follow our group as we continue to grow, I am very grateful to you.  In return, I will share fragments of myself that I hope will encourage your own inner journeys and help you to develop confidence to be yourself in a society that seems to want bind us in conformity.  

2 thoughts on “Calling Art Group d’Acha

  1. These are my first, unedited thoughts:
    It should be fun, have fun and share fun with the community.
    It should benefit anyone who is in it and who is interested in it. This could be through membership, participation, co-operation, financial, personal and emotional development etc.

  2. here is from me:
    – yes, I do care about this blog 🙂 not sure though what to write here about, and writing, as I discovered takes my drawing/painting time away… What I am sure about is that we need to build a nice portfolio here, and maybe a ‘Work for Sale’ page. But of course the work has to be created first .
    – posts in my language? – no, too confusing 🙂
    – and I totally agree with your comment, Jan
    – the rest for Thursday

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