The other thing I have been up to (I have been doing two things only? Really?) is taking part in a Virtual Open Mic session, happening today. Hosted by Inky Fingers in Edinburgh. Being virtual, it doesn't matter that this is the case, of course. And that I am in Aberdeen. There are two more episodes to come. I've really enjoyed reading other folk's pieces and watching the videos some of them have posted. A lovely range of work, from flash fiction to poetic prose to witty things in Scots. I think I would have enjoyed hearing them read out loud though. That's where the videos work well. I guess that's the point of an open mic session. Maybe I will summon up the courage to venture along to a real live session before too long. In the meantime, I'm off to read Episode 5.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
I have been neglecting this blog and for that I am sorry. I have been busy with all sorts of things, including building my very own website. Not from scratch, of course, but using a website-building toolkit. Or whatever you call it. I am nearly happy with it; it is nearly ready for human consumption. To be honest, I will probably never be completely happy with it, so I am starting to spread the word about it. Or the URL. Of course, a website is not a static thing, a thing of perfection and beauty and all things to all people. To try to make it so would be the way to madness. So I have made something that I hope will work. The aim is to provide a hub, a place from which you can find all the strands of the things that I do, that I create. The paintings, the photographs and the writing. The bits that interest you. Eventually the blog over there will take over from this one here. I don't intend to try to keep up two blogs. Let's face it, I can hardly maintain one.