Lucia has something to say

Monday, January 29, 2007

Blogging

I played with a very small collage yesterday, and this is what I got. I do things intuitively, so don't start with a final plan. I also work in very small venues--tags (like this), slide mounts, Altoid tins. This morning, I realized this must be about blogging. Words. Tell your story. Fruit on the head. They all point to it being about my blog. I hope if I start working again, it'll get better as time goes by. This feels pretty primitive, but I'm happy with it anyway. Better something than nothing. And I think it might be part of something bigger.

I've developed a rooted fear of putting any photos of myself on my blog. I don't believe that my exterior shell matches my interior, which is what you see here. I don't think I look anything like what you expect. I don't think I'm the age anyone would expect. Or maybe even the ethnicity. And, so, I avoid blog photos (and of meetings with bloggers, which explains why even though Neen lives practically in my back yard, I haven't met her yet).

11 Comments:

Anonymous gr said...

We know what we need to know about you, and keep on makin' art.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Oh that is fabulous! You made time, you made time! Yeah for Lucia.

I have this mental picture of you. I was thinking about it the other day and wondering if I am totally off kilter with it. Of course, I know the fruit hat is wrong, but I just can't help myself with that one.

7:13 PM  
Blogger KC said...

I felt that way too at one point on my blog. Except I thought that a photo of me would just be way too personal. As if writing my innermost thoughts and feelings (and the pictures of my closest loved ones) wasn't personal enough.

But, I think your blog is whatever you want it to be. You don't have to reveal a picture if you don't want to. (but no matter what, I'm sure if wouldn't change the way readers responded to you or your writing.)

7:58 PM  
Blogger meno said...

That collage is pretty cute.

No pictures are necessary. I KNOW you look exactly like i think you do. :)

Couldn't you meet Neen without posting pictures?

8:08 PM  
Blogger Popeye said...

I will say that meeting bloggers is fun for exactly that reason. You really never know.

8:18 PM  
Blogger QT said...

I love the collage! And I am so happy you made time for yourself to create something outside the blog.

Your blog is perfect as it is, everyone has different tolerances about what they are willing to reveal.

If you are ever ready to meet me, I am SO there -with bells on! And margaritas in hand!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

To me that looks amazing. Please keep doing it, the way you go about it might have the best and/or unexpected results.

My thoughts about pictures. I am ok with them, as I am of the opinion that people will like me for what I am and not cos of my exterior shell. So if they really are who I think they are (nice folks) what I look like my ethnicity and heritage should nto matter.
I have met fellow bloggers at drinkling liberally events. I have met fellow bloggers and commetors from Atrios's blog, marched with them. I know there are others like me, but often I am the only person of color, it does not bother me, nor does it bother them (if it does I don't know about it).
I believe you can reach out and communicate with people regardless of who we are, mayeb thngs that connect us are far stronger than things that make us look different?
But I respect how you feel about it.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

I love that collage! Might that be your next avatar?

I have a picture of you in my mind, like when you read a book and visualize the characters or the author. And yes, in my mind, sometimes you are wearing fruit. Tastefully, of course.

I've always wondered what bloggers would think of me if they met me, if I'm anything like they imagined.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

I like it! As for the picture, I can understand what you mean. My external shell has no relation to who I am inside. The closest I was willing to come to "full exposure" is to put the picture that is shadowed. That didn't feel quite as awkward.

As for blogging, I go up and down with it. My greatest fear is that I will cease to interest anyone. :)


Peace,

~Chani

5:44 PM  
Blogger amusing said...

Was it Esereth? who did a post about appearances and judgements. It fueled a conversation (or was that all in my head) about how some of us are initimidated by people who are attractive, or might not ever think they'd have something in common with someone who looks too something (goth, preppie, mommyish, whatever). So blogs allow us all to get to know one another without having that shell to judge or react to. It's quite interesting.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

You don't have to hide it anymore... I know you're an alien. ;)

1:35 PM  

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