Inkblot Tests

Happy New Year!  I’m a little behind in saying that but I have been regrouping, I suppose one could say.  I have been assessing several things concerning this blog and my art.  I have been spinning my art wheels and I don’t seem to be going anywhere.  By that, I mean that I’m not producing anything.  I’m wondering what to do.  I have signed up to take three different online classes at the same time and that is throwing me in a state of flux… I can’t do justice to any one of them.   Most likely the class that ends next month is the one I should start concentrating on the most.  I’ll figure it out soon, I hope. 

As far as this blog goes, I’m thinking that I should change either to typepad or blogspot.  I think that both have more to offer than wordpress.  Can anyone out there shed some light on which of those is the better blog place? 

I did finish this page in the 16-page journal I made at the end of November.  I found the words “inkblot tests” and used that as a theme…it doesn’t have anything to do with the page other than you look at it and give it your own interpretation just like one does when taking an inkblot test….hmm, never have taken that test….maybe, any day now 🙂  I was looking for a cool quote about inkblots and came up with nothing but it was interesting reading about the origin of the test.  Speaking of origins…I ran across a very informative website (Six Revisions),  mainly for web designers.  The article is:  “The History of the Internet in a Nutshell.”   Do you know the year that email was developed or when was the first web page was created?   The article will tell you the answers to these questions and much more.



6 thoughts on “Inkblot Tests

  1. Kathy J Worley January 4, 2010 / 7:19 pm

    I get that way in the winter, too. Muddled, stuck, blocked, etc. After the holidays are over I feel like all the creativity just drained right out of me. It’ll come around again, trust me. I think you are doing fine with your art.
    I use Blogspot, which has been okay for me. Sometimes I get irritated with it because on some days it takes more time to upload photots. Don’t know why. But for the most part I’ve liked it alright.
    I think the presentation on Typepad is more attractive, however. For some reason, the photos look better, but I have no idea how it is to work with that service.
    I guess my advice it to scout around, look at other blogs on both providers, talk to people and then decide.
    I worked on a round robin sketchpad exchange that used WordPress, and I was not very impressed, sorry. I thought posting was difficult and I didn’t feel they offered a lot in the way of making blogs fun and attractive. Just my opinion, since you asked.
    Good luck with whatever you decide and let me know where you go.


  2. Janet January 4, 2010 / 11:17 pm

    I’ve only used Blogspot and I like it. I know some people have problems uploading photos but I never have. I find it easy, not too limiting, and best of all FREE!

    I’m right there with you in the feeling muddled part! About the only thing I’ve done the past few days is a little bit in my art journal. I’m in three classes right now, too….hope I can pull it off!


  3. Diane January 5, 2010 / 10:44 am

    Hi Mary, Well I know I’m not much of an expert when it comes to blogs (remember I was asking you 🙂 But I’m very happy with Blogspot, but then I have nothing to compare it to. The pictures do take a little while, but I’m using our old computer–old being the word–just like me–I’m not as fast as I used to be. Have you been working on your Suzi Class? I’ve been working on the features–it’s alot harder than it looks, not so much the features themselves, but the shading, and having a light hand with it.


  4. Mariza January 5, 2010 / 7:51 pm

    I know that feeling of spinning wheels – it’s hard to tell if throwing yourself into something new or just taking a break is the right thing to do. I think once the dust settles (as it were) you will be able to pull the things you didn’t realize you had learned from your classes and then you’ll be back to creating. 🙂

    this piece here is so warm and soft – I assume that’s the caran d’ache effect, it looks great!


  5. allmimsey January 13, 2010 / 7:42 am

    This page is wonderful! Can’t offer much on the blog issue. When I first started I opened up a blogspot account and could not figure out anything…but I am incredibly technologically impaired (I still believe there is a monkey in there typing!) When I then started at wordpress I found it much easier, so that probably means fewer dodads to fiddle with. Best of luck with the classes…I think if I were in 3 classes at once I might shut down completely! Sometimes too much pressure interferes with inspiration. This stuff has a natural ebb and flow. May you find your flow again soon!


  6. yasmina January 25, 2010 / 12:14 am

    Very very creative!
    I love it …
    Have you changed blogs now?


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