For the past decade or so, I’ve been posting most of my thoughts, photos and ideas to platforms controlled by mega corporations like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (also Facebook-owned). Over the years, the Almighty Algorithms mean that content is squeezed, transformed, monetised and only presented to whoever the Megacorps choose.
While posting here is like standing in a forest and shouting my blog posts at the birds, at least, the content’s mine to do with as I wish.
So I’m back to writing on my own blog. Maybe. Hopefully. It feels like when I re-discovered writing on paper a few years ago; An oddly cathartic, familiar-yet-alien feeling I haven’t had in years. 😀 (And yes, I’m still going to slather my posts in smileys, I’m a child of IRC.)
I have so much to document, but I’ll start with my little Pantone project.
Using cards from a Pantone pack of 100 postcards, I’m hoping to make a small piece of art as frequently as I can. I’m not setting deadlines, not planning 100 days in a row or any other stressful setting-myself-up-for-failure arrangement. Just a bundle of 100 cards to use as a small canvas when I feel like it.
These are the first two:
For the first, I used cut-up packaging paper I’d marbled a few months ago and, for the second, slightly over-enthusiastically applied alcohol inks on a pale lavender background.
I’ll post them to Instagram as they happen, and hopefully pop them here every so often, or when I want to document how I did particular ones.
That’s 2 done, 98 to go! 😉