Thursday, January 25, 2007

My 100th blog post - woo woo!

My first post was on May 5, 2006, and at the time, I naively planned to post something EVERY single day. But as often happens in life, well, life happens and our best laid plans go awry. Still, for me it's an accomplishment to have shown up 100 times in eight months. (btw - blogger numbers them, I'm not so pathetic as to have counted them!!)Blogging has helped me to rediscover a love of writing that I had almost forgotten. ...

On the topic of writing, I mentioned a few blogs ago that I had submitted an article to one of my favorite mixed media art magazines. Well, I was rejected -- okay, my article was rejected, but it's an extension of me, so in a way, I was rejected. But on the positive side, it was a promising rejection that praised my writing skills, so I will definitely try again soon, and I think I'll try to submit this article to a different magazine - one that may not have covered my topic yet, as this one apparently had.

When I wrote the article, I was working with my creative coach, and I was doing a familiar dance - "the Procrastination," (kind of like the Locomotion, but much slower) until she asked me the question that propelled me forward. "What is the worst thing that can happen?"... And for me the answer to that question was to be facing the new year and not have taken the chance at all. So the good news about rejection is that it means that you've taken the chance. And that's life, really. Putting yourself out there, every day, in ways familiar and unfamiliar, and taking chances.

These images are just me having some fun in Photoshop. a couple of before and afters.

3 comments:

n.b. said...

Congratulations on reaching your (first) blog century! Many happy returns of the day! I am glad you are blogging more frequently these days. :-)

Liz Ness said...

100 posts -- that's AWESOME! So are the two pieces of art (or fun, rather) above! Also, sorry about the rejection, but GOOD FOR YOU on the submittal in the first place. Facing possibility can be difficult sometimes, but each new try seems to result in some sort of gain (be it personal, financial, etc.). I think it's awesome that you went for it!

Laura Jones said...

Definitely submit again, Kerri. Your artistic abilities are totally awesome and your writing skills are also great, so definitely try a different market and/or different topic.