Well, this blog thing is new to me, I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing, or even if I'm going to be able to make it work on my site! But it sounds like fun, so I figured I'd give it a try.
I've never really kept a tea journal before, although I'm told that this is something that I'm supposed to do. What exactly do people write in a tea journal? Do they write about their tea experiences? If so... I am wishing that I had this blog back when I was working on my Masterpiece Chai to come up with the recipe, because I think that would have been interesting to have logged.
In this blog, I also plan on keeping my art journal. Of course, that will be a lot less "tidy" because my art is so rarely organized. I would like it to be, I would like to be able to call upon my muse and just create exactly what it is that I want to create, when I want it created. With the swaps I'm involved in, there are deadlines, of course... so it would be nice to capture that inspiration whenever I would like to. Unfortunately, it seems that as deadlines loom near, I get less and less inspired to work on the things that I actually NEED to, but instead, become completely hypnotized by something completely different. Maybe with this blog, it will help me become inspired, or maybe it will just cause me frustration. Either way, it will provoke emotion, which is not a bad thing, in moderation.
Maybe I will eventually start another blog for my art. That seems like a lot of work though... so maybe not.
This will also probably serve as my blog about my 'zine-ette, that yes... I am still working on. I now foresee a early fall, possibly August? release for it. If you want to join that yahoo! group, you can do so with this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EccentricPastiche Please keep in mind that this is a group in it's infancy, so there are no members, except for me and myself... I haven't yet publicized this group, I figured I'd do that sometime closer to the actual print date. I'd hate to get members that were chomping at the bit for something that isn't ready to go yet.
So, as you can see, this is a multi-purpose blog. Feel free to comment on my musings as you feel you must. Let me know what you think about me, my tea, my art, or whatever! Tell me what tea you're sipping! (I'm currently enjoying a cup of Earl Grey Cream, it's a great eye opener in the morning... not only the caffeine, but the smell of this tea is just so amazing that it makes my eyes want to open and live for the day instead of wishing I were still dreaming!)
Sunday, April 17, 2005