I write like I talk in my head and then I try to correct it after I type it on the computer screen using some of the rules I remember from high school English class. As you can see I'm guilty of long compound sentences. I know that, but I like the way they ramble on in my head. Then I write a short sentence. I like the flow even if it sounds choppy to others who might read my words.
What I don't apologize for is taking the advice of my webpage creator Rachel. Her advice to me was to tell the stories that move my work because people like to hear why a piece of jewelry was made or how a painting or a drawing came to be. She seemed to see my life in my work in a way I hadn't. She designed my webpage more around me the person rather than the art. So I jumped off the cliff she put before me. Hiding behind my computer screen, I started sharing some of the motivations behind my work.
I've gotten positive feedback and no feedback. But the focus of my webpage is not my writing. It's my art. My art and earning part of a living with the sale of it. I write about myself, my thoughts, my dreams, my impressions or my intentions. That is all. No matter who I refer to in my writing, it's still just about me; how I relate to my work, how I relate to the events in my life, and how I relate to the people in my life.
Now I'll bring it back around to why sometimes it's just about friendship. I have been blessed with some very special friends in my life. A few of my mermaids were motivated solely by those friendships. The Mermaid and the Swan is one of those pieces. She was done for one of my best friends, Susie. A friend I rarely see anymore. I hope The Mermaid and the Swan portrays the joy I feel when we do get together. There is such an ease that comes with a good friendship. An ease that allows me to feel the softness of my soul...her soul. An ease that allows us to continue just where we left off when we do see each other.