Seems obvious, right? We'll, honestly, for me it was a bit of an epiphany. (Is that like being kinda pregnant?) I started the blog mostly because all the 'experts' agree that it is a great way to help build a brand. For indie businesses like myself it's considered a great way to personalize the product, engender affinity and create long-term customers. This may all be true, but I don't think that is actually happening for me. (You'll let me know if I'm wrong, right??)
What HAS happened, however, is that for the first time in my life, I've been able to keep a record--albeit spotty--of what has caught my attention during the past year. Any past attempts at keeping a journal (or even a sketchbook) immediately failed. Truth be told, I have a collection of blank books--each with approximately four pages of notes or sketches.
This dovetails nicely into what this post was supposed to be about--the blog post I mentioned above. LeAnn Stephenson of The Vintage Laundress came across my work and was kind enough to include a bit about it on her blog.
Reading through her recent posts, it quickly became clear that we share many interests. The most obvious of course--collecting. As I looked a bit deeper, I realized she has several examples that beautifully illustrate my (soon to be famous) theory. Namely, that enough of anything is art. I've posted about it in the past referencing Lost Found Art that has successfully capitalized on my theory. I'm not going to get into the IP infringement issues here, but I figure if I post about it enough, it will eventually show up in google searches and I will finally get all the well-deserved credit and fame that comes at the heels of all great discoveries.
While I'm waiting for that to happen I'm going to round up all my blank(ish) books and put them on display as a monument to failed documentarians everywhere.
All images courtesy of The Vintage Laundress