Original Watercolour Illustration
Carolynn Anctil © 2014
There are so many - SO MANY (!) - amazing blogs out there in Bloggerland with incredible content. They're polished, have the perfect layout and all the snazzy buttons...well, you know what I mean. You love them, but they're just so damn perfect, you know? Not a hair out of place. They're like McGyver on steroids and, let's face it, that can be a little intimidating.
It may not be necessary to state the obvious, but if you're new to my blog or have been following along for a while and need a reminder - here's how I roll.
I'm not a commercial blogger. I write because I need to. I post photos of things I've noticed and that speak to me in some way. Lately, I've been working on my illustration skills. I don't get paid a commission with every mouse click you make.
I don't post every day, or even every week, if recent events are any indication.
In case you haven't noticed, I don't have a theme I adhere to or even any particular style, which is pretty near to what you'd find if we bumped into each other on the street. I'm a pretty WYSIWYG* kinda gal, which I'd like to think is part of my charm. (I'll also use words like 'gal' without batting an eyelash).
If pressed to describe the path my life takes, I'd have to say that it most closely resembles a great big body of water. Think Atlantic Ocean big.
I'm the little guy in the bright yellow life raft, bobbing around somewhere in the middle there. See, look. I'm waving.
Sometimes, the ocean is calm and I can enjoy a bit of a nap while taking in the sunshine and nibbling on a little something from my supply kit. At other times, the waves are rough, tossing me around like the proverbial cork. They raise me up high where I can get a glimpse of a future spent on beach chairs under luscious palm trees and at other times I'm in the trough, paddling my little heart out and puking over the side.
Life's like that. My blog is a repository for memories of my experiences, my own personal therapist, and my playground, all rolled into one. It can be a bit of a messy place, at times, and I'm okay with that.
I'd like my virtual home to be more organized and pretty. I'd LOVE it if it actually earned its keep. The reality is, my blog is a snapshot of my actual life, the act of which gets more of my energy on any given day.
Maybe one day, I'll achieve the bright, shiny website of my dreams. I have a name picked out for it and everything.
In the meantime, pull up a comfortable chair, put your feet up, grab a beverage, and let's visit like old friends.
Tell me, where has your dinghy taken you today? I'd really like to know.
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Incidentally, I also sell my artwork and am not above shamelessly telling you, from time to time, that you can buy the fruits of my labour here. A girl's gotta make a living somehow.
*WYSIWYG - "What you see is what you get"