I have let both of my Facebook pages and my blog at www.georgerhysart.com/blog1 lie fallow for far too long, for real but irrelevant reasons.
Now, after several decades of neglect, I have resurrected my dedication to figure work and rediscovered the strength of my artistic motivation. I have also discovered a community of like-minded artists on Instagram. For a while I shared my Instagram posts on Facebook as I had been doing with my landscapes. But this is America, not Europe, and I became aware that my frequent posting of my figure work was out of place on my home page. Okay. So I decided to post it on my georgerhysartist page. Crickets, on a page that had once had a satisfactory following.
I confess that by going dormant it is entirely my own fault, but I am not sure what is not working. Maybe it really is because I am posting nudes, which seem to have their best following in other countries. Maybe it is because everyone has moved on. Maybe it is because my work is just not good enough—whatever that means—or in any event, not attractive to my friends.
Here is what I propose to do. I will overcome my resistance to posting and keep up the georgerhysartist page regardless of the silent response. For a while.
As for the blog (georgerhysart.com/blog1), I have heard that folks are not getting notifications of new posts. That is because I am not sharing it with my Facebook homepage any more. I will look into sending out email notifications. Meantime you can assist this confused and irresponsible artist/writer by letting me know if you are interested in anything I might put up on Facebook. I will continue with Instagram and my blog: Instagram because I do get responses, and the blog because it is a good way to make myself finish the 50 or so first drafts that I have piled up.
In any event I would love to hear from you one way or another, even if it’s just to say, “Oh hi, George! I thought you were dead!”