Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Checking to See If My Blogging Mojo Is Back

A Quiet Setting, 2009, Oil on Panel, 18x24

Well, now that I have had a good long break from my blog, I think I am ready to come back to it. Things have calmed down a bit in my life (temporarily, anyway) and when the time is right I will discuss that here in more detail. But for now, I have many updates and new work to post so I will start with all that.

I have been a busy bee the last few weeks, trying to get work ready to take down to the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY. I am part of a landscape show and will be getting the front room again so that is gratifying. Not sure what to expect as far as interest or sales go, but I feel very confident about the work I have ready and so that is all I can do for now. I will be posting the images for that show over the next few weeks here.

AND, you can also see my work on my new fan page at Facebook. I stressed a bit about starting one up (what if no one joined?) but finally published it the other day and was extremely flattered when so many of my current FB friends joined almost immediately. I also have a few fans that I don't know, and of course I love that. Heh.

So if you are on Facebook and would like to be my fan (wow, that sounds SO ridiculous!) here is the link. Anyone can join, provided the whole "life revolves around Tracy" thing isn't a problem and if I haven't accepted an invite at my regular page, this is the place to try again. I don't want to offend anyone, but my other page is more personal and I'd like to keep that one for real life friends and other bloggers that I have gotten to know over the last few years. I will discuss the chickens, cat puke and other such silly things here on the blog so no one will really miss out on much anyway. And if you are following all three Tracyland venues, I apologize in advance for all the repeated info you will surely be learning about me.....

So that wasn't so hard, now was it? More tomorrow then!


Sherri Woodard Coffey said...

This Facebook thing is confusing to me. How is a fan page and your regular page different? Do you sign up twice for 2 pages?

Tracy Helgeson said...

Sorry, Sherri, I should have been more clear on the difference! If someone wants to be my friend on the regular page, I have to accept them in order for them to be able to access to that page. The fan page is a public page and I believe that anyone can actually view it. And if someone has a FB page they can join the fan page without me having to accept them. Does that make more sense?

Melody said...

Yeah......your back! Never thought I'd miss reading about cat puke but I really did.

Sizun said...

So happy you're back ! I usually don't comment much, always thinking about how silly my comment might be... remember the stencils ? !-)
But, I love reading your blog, because it is so lively, and of course the art is wonderful.

Tracy Helgeson said...

Thanks Melody. Oh that reminds me of a really good cat puke story. One of the catse puked a big chunky one on the windowsill of the window near the stairs to my studio. It was a day when I was really busy so every time I went up and down the stairs, I looked at it, sighed and said maybe on the next trip. This went on for a day and a half until Doug cleaned it up ;) Not my plan but it did work out for the best!!!

Thanks, Ghislaine and please don't even worry about sounding silly, why I forgot all about the stencil thing until you just reminded me ;)