Today’s article on WordPress’s The Daily Post, “Who Is Your Reader”, got me thinking. Who am I writing for? Well, if you’re reading this, you, of course! You’re visiting my virtual studio, which is also a virtual gallery and a virtual classroom. I’ll probably refine this thought and write a whole static page about it (just discovered how to make a menu at the top, shoo-hoo!), but later. For now, here’s what I wrote in the comments for the article:
My blog is about my art; I see it as sort of a virtual studio, so I decided that in order to make it interesting I needed to address people as if they were visiting my studio. When I have an actual open studio, I show off both my finished art and art-in-progress, and talk a lot about technique. So my voice when I’m writing is pretty much talking to my imaginary studio visitors, who are people who can be interested in art in many different ways. Some are other artists, some are people who would like to try their hand at art, and some are just curious. I also do a “technique of the week” post, in which I imagine my readers are some of my students who would like to know a bit more about a particular subject.
I’d love to hear from people about what kind of things they’d like to see or learn about in my ongoing virtual studio tour — would you like to know how I achieve a particular effect in one painting, or want to know what kinds of pictures I made as a kid, or do you just wonder what I had for breakfast (OK, I might not answer that one, but then again, I might!). Please feel free to leave a comment anytime, on any of my posts! I’ll answer all of them, and you may give me an idea for an entire post!