In Which I Repine

The thing is, every time I feel moved to get back into blogging and otherwise sharing my art, I get stymied by my technology.

I don’t have a smartphone, or indeed a dumbphone. And I don’t really want one, but there’s apparently no way to use Instagram without one. You can’t set up a Flickr account without one, either, because Yahoo won’t let you. And anyway the only photos I can take are with my Kindle Fire, which as you have seen doesn’t really cut it as a camera.

I don’t have a camera, and I can’t justify spending money on one, especially when I’m not sure how well it will work (because I definitely can’t afford a good one).

I can scan stuff, but to do that I either have to rummage around in the downstairs studio/guest room/storage room, or go to the library, and scan what I need onto a flash drive and then take it back to my computer and I just don’t have the spoons to do that most days.

Technology used to be my friend, allowing me to do stuff I couldn’t do in real life. Now it’s increasingly just another obstacle.

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In Which I Aten’t Dead

Whoops.

I did stick out ICAD until nearly the end, and I’ve got the cards lying around here somewhere. But I sort of forgot I had an art blog over the past six months due to factors including but not limited to:

  • a sudden overwhelming obsession with Captain America
  • various deaths in the family
  • my pseudo-nephew turning a year old
  • slow-burning rage over current events
  • the abrupt and unforeseen closure of the shared studio I’ve been part of for several years
  • Christmas

So that’s what happened there.

In the interests of making this post less banal, here are some ATCs I did awhile back:

A collaged card showing a spacecraft, colored stripes, and a snippet of text from a sci-fi magazine. spacetc3 A collaged card showing a spacecraft, colored stripes, and a snippet of text from a sci-fi magazine.
Acrylics, glossy magazine pages, and one of my dad’s old SF mags.