8:30am by Christina Osheim

I’m at least starting todays blog early. (Partially laziness as I want to sip coffee and put off the work I need to do) and well. Yeah. Laziness. Productive procrastination. Both Latin based and in this case redundency resulting. (Also two Latin based words. AAAAAH!!! Latin nerds unite!!!) 

In another round of procrastination *sigh* I was trolling Facebook and read some article titled something like “If you’re gonna start a blog in 2018 DONT!” I was curious and read (skimmed) it.  

To summarize - it is no longer profitable - the blog $$$ industry has over indulged and needs a slim fast regimen.

getting your blog to appear when searched for is close to impossible.  

Theee people don’t habe the attention spans for blogs anymore

 

It was strange. As I can see the validity for all of those points but they’ve been true for a while now *ahem, 2017*  

Seriously though, I feel like blogs as a revenue stream really began happening about a decade ago with Perez Hilton (I did follow his blog for quite a while... Hahahaha, oh man. This blog is turning into nuggets of hidden secrets that probably aren’t actually secrets) I saw the blog go from blog to business and it turned me off. It is the Kardashian kurse.  

I had a brief moment of thinking I could be like Julie and Julia and gain fame and a following from that. But the kicker is it was Julia Child who was leading that pack and that following not the author. The author was just piggybacking. I have watched the movie more than once and really like it. But I like it because of Julia Child. 

I’d be lying if I said I have stopped wanting fame. I was talking with my friend yesterday at the museum about ideas that are in my head about the type of work and community I’m starting to build here- that it could be part of a revolution in bringing art from high ball to low ball. A leveling of the vast chasm that is occurring in art not unlike the financial situation of this county. I’m sick of grandiose artists showing they’ve got the biggest ____ in the room. How can you take the idea and really hone it down to its purity and make it readily available. It’s a lot of dreaming. And sort of silly. But not. As I am quite serious in this being part of my work process and aspiration.

But what I don’t want is to turn into a cash over quality or authenticity business. I can think at times - how can I earn money from this - how can I make a profit. That is a very different question from “is this profitable?” The latter is the question I want to ask in my business. The former cheapens it for me.  

I wrote a class plan for teaching clay to the kids at my church. Which I would love to do. And I just made it the material costs and firing costs.  

 

Whoa! A number of hours later @ 10;54pm. Circles are my favorites for so many reasons. another loop just made itself known. And life simultaneously contracts and expands. Wow oh wow. 

Im going to dream of circles tonight. 😴  

8:30am by Christina Osheim

I’m at least starting todays blog early. (Partially laziness as I want to sip coffee and put off the work I need to do) and well. Yeah. Laziness. Productive procrastination. Both Latin based and in this case redundency resulting. (Also two Latin based words. AAAAAH!!! Latin nerds unite!!!) 

In another round of procrastination *sigh* I was trolling Facebook and read some article titled something like “If you’re gonna start a blog in 2018 DONT!” I was curious and read (skimmed) it.  

To summarize - it is no longer profitable - the blog $$$ industry has over indulged and needs a slim fast regimen.

getting your blog to appear when searched for is close to impossible.  

Theee people don’t habe the attention spans for blogs anymore

 

It was strange. As I can see the validity for all of those points but they’ve been true for a while now *ahem, 2017*  

Seriously though, I feel like blogs as a revenue stream really began happening about a decade ago with Perez Hilton (I did follow his blog for quite a while... Hahahaha, oh man. This blog is turning into nuggets of hidden secrets that probably aren’t actually secrets) I saw the blog go from blog to business and it turned me off. It is the Kardashian kurse.  

I had a brief moment of thinking I could be like Julie and Julia and gain fame and a following from that. But the kicker is it was Julia Child who was leading that pack and that following not the author. The author was just piggybacking. I have watched the movie more than once and really like it. But I like it because of Julia Child. 

I’d be lying if I said I have stopped wanting fame. I was talking with my friend yesterday at the museum about ideas that are in my head about the type of work and community I’m starting to build here- that it could be part of a revolution in bringing art from high ball to low ball. A leveling of the vast chasm that is occurring in art not unlike the financial situation of this county. I’m sick of grandiose artists showing they’ve got the biggest ____ in the room. How can you take the idea and really hone it down to its purity and make it readily available. It’s a lot of dreaming. And sort of silly. But not. As I am quite serious in this being part of my work process and aspiration.

But what I don’t want is to turn into a cash over quality or authenticity business. I can think at times - how can I earn money from this - how can I make a profit. That is a very different question from “is this profitable?” The latter is the question I want to ask in my business. The former cheapens it for me.  

I wrote a class plan for teaching clay to the kids at my church. Which I would love to do. And I just made it the material costs and firing costs.  

 

Whoa! A number of hours later @ 10;54pm. Circles are my favorites for so many reasons. another loop just made itself known. And life simultaneously contracts and expands. Wow oh wow. 

Im going to dream of circles tonight. 😴  

by Christina Osheim

I just saw one of the best shows. It was mind blowing in ways I didn’t expect it to be. I went with a good friend and we had fun! So often I see people in museums looking somber and serious. It’s in a museum, therefor it is Important. It’s not important. But Important. Proper noun worthy. 

I find this such a strange thing in ways. I can’t say always or every and glob entire fields together. But in an annoyingly unspecific vague way I find that in most museums there is an element of the ridiculous in it. Take it, ridiculous away, and insert mad, obsessive, relentless, absurd. Meaning that museums are focusing on objects, fields, people, professions who have questioned as infinitum and come up with noteworthy results. 

and that level of hutzpah has an element of humor. In a Museum I marvel at an elephant tusk carved with a sculpture of Eros and friends. Basically a bas relief orgy on a very large white dildo that is done superbly. The placement of ass to penis head in wow! So lifelike. But it is Art. And Important. And Art Noveau. And in a Museum. “Aaaaaaaaaah” and the hallelujah chorus gets played as a ray of sunlight descends down unto the tip.  

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So I see and have fun with the work. I let it take me on adventures. My friend and I named all of the warriors present. I’m sure we looked a bit ridiculous laughing and making up stories. But we were engaged. They weren’t just fleshy clay objects they were interactive gateways into something new. my friend was asking me if I thought 100 years ago their minds were as dirty as ours. And I think of course!

we also had great conversation about our lives and how we strive to live the best lives we can.

So it was a good day. A very good day. And now at 10:54 it’s time to say adieu. Or ha det!

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