Being such a loner introvert, it’s weird that I have a compulsion to publicly share stuff. Mostly stuff I make but also stuff I like. Yeah, I don’t get it either. So after a decade of stifling or rerouting this “sharing” urge to different channels, I’ve changed the landing page of my site back to a blog.
The sound of yawns is deafening.
With the world-changing rise of social media platforms, the desire to control your own space on the net has waned, even petered out, for most people– myself included. But for the last year or so I’ve been knocking around the idea of having my own space again, even if I’m the only fan. (Not to be confused with an Only Fans site.)
And as is often the case, once you pop your head up and look around a little, you find that there’s a mini-zeitgeist wave around your thoughts swelling larger every day. More and more people are peeling away from these monster social sites and doing their own thing.
I’ve kept a sketchbook journal since 1995 and have gone through periods of feverishly pouring everything onto the page, thinking I had so much to say, and then for weeks at a time writing nothing. The last four years have been the former– hardcore journaling– a pressing need to record, share, curate and remember.
Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis.
Three years ago, I created a separate website to share journal entries and drawings. That site quickly turned into a redundant repository of my Youtube videos as I tried my hand at making a profitable channel. BOOOR-ING. So I’m taking what I learned from that experience and applying it to the rebuild/reboot of my new space here on the web.
The easiest, hands-off, no effort way to stay up to date with what’s going on out here in my corner of the desert is to sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter, Creosote. Think of it as an exploded view of my sketchbook journal. Here’s what to expect: Art, Writing, Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows and Nostalgic ephemera… You know, the good shit in life. It’s free, just put your email in the little box on the front page of the site and hit enter. Done and done.
Sketchbook Journal 7-4-21