Tuesday, March 9, 2010

a small dot...

(if you were the ocean I'd learn to float)

Sometimes I feel I am getting lost in this online world...  I'm just a small dot in a sea of many, struggling to make my way, not really sinking but not exactly floating either.  

On Sunday that feeling of being lost, of being one in many lessened somewhat as I got together with the Hawkes Bay Etsy group.  We had quite a few new comers and it was actually a little overwhelming listening to these people talk about themselves, it was so so good to feel I was a part of it.  It kind of felt that each of these people represented everyone I have had a connection with in this online world, everyone was there.

I now realise that within my little piece of this online sea, I have a place and I carry around with me a sense of friendship, a strong sense of community and belonging... thank you.

14 comments:

jenny said...

Beautifully said Katherine, love your latest girl!!
Jenny x

Micki said...

Love the eyes on this girl, wonderful!
I know what you mean about getting lost in the sea of many, especially selling on Etsy this can be a little dis-heartening at times. I'm glad that joining the group has made you feel a little better about it all :)

Micki x

ale said...

beautifull your words katherine!! belonging to a word full of creativity,with the feeling of sharing and with lots of hearts !!! that dots help the world to became better and better!!!muchos besos!!!!!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Love the title and the post. It's very inspiring ... especially to other artists that are thinking about starting blogs and finding the courage to set up a shop in etsy. I just started a creative blog last week and I'm still trying to find my way to do set up an etsy shop too.

Carine b said...

I love those colours, your sweet and melancolic picture make me pleasure...thanks and take care of you!!

softearthart said...

Hi,Is it not interesting that you are using this modern medium of blogging to reach out into the world. The things you create are meant to be seen by others,they resound with viewers,now you have had an opportunity to expand that base through your cards in stores. I think that buoys around the world will soon be ringing in the seas. love and light Marie

tangled sky studio said...

i so appreciate the community we have formed and you are a part of my community katherine even though we've never met. i think since we started in this whole blogging experience around the same time and that we have a connection and i am in your corner cheering for you and today letting you know how fabulous the grey in this painting is. i have a weakness for grey....

xo-
beth

Lynda Howells said...

Hix just found your site and l love your Art. I know what you mean about feeling adrift. i now live back in Uk after living and working all over the world, l haven't yet found my "Art place" in this new place...lonely until you do isn't it? As l am in my 50's it is strange having to find my place again!Hax anmyway...just to say l love your workxlynda

ELK said...

your . girls . are . so . lovely


red
or
gray
art

erin carver said...

Such a lovely post Katherine, it does feel so good to be part of such a supportive creative community. Thank YOU! Sounds like HB Etsy group was fab on Sunday - wish I could have joined you guys and I'm so grateful to have our online connections to help us stay in touch now I'm down here in Welly!
I LOVE the title of your painting - just gorgeous! x

NatashaMay said...

Love what your wrote and your girls look so adorable.

chrissy said...

katherine...
i have to tell you that sometimes i feel like a little tug boat and you are a big nice cruise liner.
i admire you and love your work.
you are not a small dot in my world.
i guess it.s just a matter of perspective, but you should know that from this vantage point you show a great presence.
i love watching your journey and thinking of you as a friend.
your girl is fabulous.
can.t wait to write on your stationary...hurry. hurry. hurry!
loves.
c

Juliette Crane said...

hello! i've been such a fan of your artwork ever since i first saw it and just love your style. thank you for being so inspiring! i am excited to be following your blog:) best wishes, juliette

Julia said...

Hi Katherine, I hear you, it's such a joy to me to get together with other etsy girls in my art group...art is a solo activity...and sometimes I feel awfully lonely while at the same time extremely happy doing my art on my own...I love your latest girl, especially the work on her dress at the bottom so amazing...xx..julia...Melbourne