First off, hello everyone! I hope your summer was pleasant. Mine was.
I’ve been busy in the meantime and will eventually get around to logging and posting it all, which is exciting as always. I’ve gotten a good number of submissions from people so those will be going up over the next couple of weeks, and in advance: thank you. Even to those who probably won’t make the mainstream blog I’ve enjoyed seeing your work and as mentioned in my various replies, keep it up.
Now, the hard part. There’s some good / bad news, depending on why you read this column. The format will be shifting slightly. Of course, given my background and interests there will always be design and architecture being pushed, but I’m not limiting myself to that in any official sense anymore. I wasn’t really in practice before anyway, but this shift would just allow those sort of posts through into the official space instead of being guilty little slips into otherwise related content.
Acrylo won’t be an exclusively art and design blog as much as an amateur’s journal of review and critique; selfish insight into just about everything – most of which just happens to be art and design. In parallel to my life’s goal of trying everything I can reasonably and safely do, these writings will grow into more experience based commentary. Since my personality and attitude is inherently very practical and factual, I suspect the format can’t be escaped regardless of whatever I set out to do. Still, I hope to include other interesting things such as reviews and short form journalism as part of the whole repertoire.
In practice, the 1+ post per day average maintained over the past year probably won’t remain. There will be some schedule, as part of a personal discipline (which happens to be more convenient for you readers anyway) but that’s yet to be found out and scaled. This brings me to the next idea:
A new addition, hosted externally on the as of yet unmade LTKMN.com will house my fictional works, which is something that I’d like to branch more into. I’ve written a lot over the years and haven’t published them (they’re largely WIPs unfinished), so it’ll house those as a public archive as well as being a place of perhaps fortnightly or monthly updates.
So, there’s a good hustle I’m yearning to return to and while this will be my least planned out adventure, I suspect that’s exactly why it’ll be better than the first year.
Acrylo, Season 2. Next week.
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