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A friend once told me that our lives are never complete. That really...life is a piece of artwork that we are constantly editing, changing, and continually improving as we grow. I think he is right. I keep making rebecca lynne, my life and original artwork.
I've never been able to define myself as one type of person. I'm a ceramist, musician, textile artist, jewelry designer, lawyer, avid reader, technology geek, partner in crime (wife), creator of life (mommy of two), lover of shabby chic, collector of whatever I'm into in a particular moment, dreamer of a thousand projects, and over analyzer of all things.
I aim to make my life and the life of my daughters beautiful one project at a time.
If you are visiting from Lily's Quilts please leave me a comment and I'd LOVE to come meet you and your blog!
Well, I am more than a bit embarrassed to admit it...but this is my THIRD SMALL BLOG MEET with Lily's Quilts and Making Rebecca Lynne is still under 50 Followers. Hahahahahaa...wait please, don't let that turn you off, before you go running and screaming from my blog please see what I have to say! [You can read my last two introductory posts here and here.]
Some blogs I visit jumped to over 50 followers literally overnight, others still linger far below. Is this a commentary on what is good or bad? I don't think so...but who am I to judge? I'm shocked MRL has made even close to 50 Followers! My sense of style hasn't always been exactly on the side of what is popular (cough) so blogland shouldn't really be any different. What I do think is that it is important as a blogger to decide what you are trying to get out of your blog. Is it popularity, a fan base, sponsors, exposure, friends, community, inspiration, feedback?
Aside: I'm afraid I am opening up a can of very ugly worms here...but I am a pretty in your face person so I can't help but speak my mind. (hmmm, maybe that explains a lot) I've deleted this bit 3x but I can't help it, I keep putting it back in!
After some recent conversations with Helen from Archie the Wonder Dog about Followers/Subscribers I've been doing some soul searching to decide what is important to me and why I blog.
If you are still with me and care to know, here are my conclusions:
I joined blogland because I really want to share my creativity. I have recently moved very far away from my friends and I wanted my creative friends from my past to comment and be kept abreast of what I am creating now. I also want to meet New Creatives via the internet. I want to feel a sense of community that I am not exposed to as an artist in the middle of nowhere with no artistic friends nearby. There is no Modern Guild around here and I'd like to learn more and explore more modern quilting as much as possible via the internet. In less than three months I have already learned so much and met some amazing people and feel so lucky to have met these awesome creative individuals (you know who you are!). Mine might not be the biggest or prettiest blog but I'd like to think it is unique in its own way and hopefully by sharing my artistic triumphs and failures it will help enrich your own work just as I know yours will enrich mine.
I am not trying to win a popularity contest but I would like to meet new folks who feel the same about fabric and art, so honestly from the bottom of my heart thank you for stopping in and reading this far. (ha!) If you think you agree with my quirky and often sassy point of view I hope we can get to know each other better and I'd love to learn more about you!
- rebecca lynne