Way back in Art School, when I was having an existential crisis of the sort that Art School students are prone to, a tutor told me “find out what you like, and make that”. So I did, it worked for me, so I've been doing that ever since.
This blog will be eclectic because my life is eclectic.
I like lifting heavy
I like learning - science, art, psychology, history
I like exploring the land around me
I like metalwork, specifically hand making silver jewellery
It's about time I made a website for my jewellery. The Anna Claire Art Jewellery Facebook Page is useful, but I want a base for all my stuff, done the way I want it to be. I'm impressed with Weebly, the web-hosting server I'm using. I went from never having tried to build a website to this in a couple of weeks. But if you know more than me and can see things I could be doing better, please let me know!
I love to learn, but without documenting what I’ve learnt, I tend to forget it all again. I want to record the things that go on in my life. Some things are funny, some stupid, some beautiful, but all the things can be valuable. Writing is, for me, an effective way of processing events and ideas. Writing takes a wispy idea or a potentially useful fact and turns it into something real that I can put to work to get results.
Recently I lost my religion, and without the idea of heavenly rewards to work towards I realised that life is too short to stuff around. I want to live my life with purpose. Work towards goals. Be happy and do what I can to make others happy. Keeping a good record of goals, progress towards them and things learnt along the way is a tool to help me live my life well.
Maybe blogging is just shouting into the wind. But that’s ok, this blog is here for me and I’m fine with just that. But if the things that I learn along the way might be in any way helpful to you, join me here, on my Facebook Page or my Instagram and we'll do the best we can at this 'life' thing.