Just last week someone emailed me asking why they didn’t get my blog delivered them on Saturday night. Even when they went directly to my blog, there was no post.
I thought it kind of great that she noticed and that she missed my blog on Saturday night. I wrote back and told her that Saturday is my day off. My day off from the work in my studio and on my blog. My day off from the internet entirely.
I need that day away. I feel it in every part of my body. If I even go near my computer, my whole being screams in protest.
And then by Sunday, I’m ready to go again. Thinking about taking a video or picture, about what I’ll write that day and what I’ll work on when I get back to my studio on Monday morning.
My art and my life have become one thing. The boundary between them a slippery, wavering line. My art and blog have become one thing. My fiber art, my writing, my photos, my videos are all, my art.
I can put my fiber art put up for sale in my Etsy Shop. It’s tangible, you buy it and it arrives in your home. It’s something you can touch, hold, use, look at, everyday.
My blog, my writing, my photos, my videos are more elusive.
They appear one day on your computer screen or your phone then the next day there’s new words and images. They’re still there, you can go back to them at any time, down load the photos, email the words, pass around the videos on facebook. Use the how you will.
But, unlike a quilt or fabric painting, it’s not as easy to be paid for that part of my work.
And work it is, good and fulfilling work for me. But real hours spent seeing, thinking, researching and creating that art. Then making it available to anyone who wants it.
So many people buy my art and make it possible for me to do what I love for a living. And I appreciate that and thank you and hope you enjoy whatever it is you have received from me everyday that you own it and use it.
For those of you who read my blog and maybe get some inspiration from my writing about my life or creative process, for those of you who enjoy watching Fate run around the sheep again and again, or get a moment of peace watching one of my Thirty Second Videos, or feel the same sense of wonder that I do when I capture in a photograph, one of those small overlooked miracles of the woods, please think about supporting this work, by making a donation to my blog.
Your donation will help pay for the recent changes that I made to my blog with make it easier to read on phones and iPads. These changes cost $4,000 and I will be paying them off over the next four years.
I’m glad to be able to make those changes, I know it improves my blog visually, makes it easier for people to email me and leave comments on my blog.
I welcome all donations in any amount.
I often will make a $5 donation to a blog I like a few times a year or when I see or read something that really touches me. If I have a bit more money in the bank I’ll make as large a donation as I can afford. It’s up to you, what you can afford, what you want to pay.
Or if you don’t use PayPal, you can send a check to: Maria Wulf PO Box 205 Cambridge NY 12816.
Thank you to everyone who has already made a donation to my blog or buys my art in my Etsy Shop.