I am always learning. Much of my learning, or at least sharing my learning experience, is done publicly. When you read my posts you are getting a front row seat. For me, this public learning can feel vulnerable, but it also feels companionable. I know whether you are an artist or art appreciator you are always learning, too. You know what it is to struggle to do something new.
Learning in a Group
Some learning is done privately, while other learning is more collective, as part of group. Experimenting in the studio is an example of private learning. While taking a class is a shared, collective experience even if each student learns differently. Most of my learning takes place privately. However, I do sign up for collective style learning several times a year. Currently, I am part of a group called Professional Online Presence. We are working on best practices for how to share our work online. No surprise, whether or not to create and maintain a blog is one of the topics we are exploring.
Learning through Feedback
I am not sure how many years I have been blogging, my best guess is at least five years. Why take the time each week? There are many reasons. One reason is for feedback. I learn from your participation when you share your tips and when you share your thoughts on my work. So, please keep those comments coming. This way we can learn from each other. How about you? Why do you choose to blog and/or read the posts from bloggers?
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.