Saturday, August 22, 2009

Enough of Anything is Art

I got a nice email the other day from a fellow Austinite letting me know that my work had been featured on her blog. My immediate reaction to this sort of event is "people read my blog??!" Sounds crazy, I know. Obviously, I'm writing and posting things on a regular basis, so it must be FOR somebody. As I mulled that over, a weird thought slowly occurred to me--I'm blogging for myself.

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


Kristen said...

I read your blog & I'm subscribed to it in google reader! I love it!
I saw that you're also vending at the Handmade Nation craft bazaar - looking forward to seeing you!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE your pendants, awesome design!! Tootles, Janna

adaptive reUse said...

thanks! I'm looking forward to the Handmade Nation thing too. I'm bummed that I won't be able to actually SEE the movie. Dang!

Elise said...

Hello, I had to leave a comment for you because you have such an incredible blog with an eye-catching and creative header shot! Beautiful pictures and writing; I've been really absorbed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing them and best wishes....

vintagelaundress said...

Thanks for the mention and links to my blog! You are a fabulously talented woman - who wouldn't read your blog?!! I'm now a faithful reader!