Watching paint dry. 

Playing with my paints again. 

I’ve deleted twitter from my phone and am trying to wean myself off Facebook. I’m enjoying instagram, although I find the algorithm frustrating. 

Hopefully all this will mean less stress and more creativity. I miss the community though, and I don’t know what to do about that. There used to be community in blog rings, comment boxes and so on, but facebook, twitter etc wiped that out. And replaced it with what has become an angrier, shoutier place overall. Too much noise. 

I was clinging on for the friendships I’d found and cultivated there, but I don’t know how much room there is for that sort of thing to grow up any more. Is this a natural devolution, or have the algorithms and tweaks pushed social out of existence? 

(I’ll pop back with the finished picture when it’s finished. )

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  1. I love your painting. I find that I rarely make new friends through blogging these days but I do keep up with some of my my ‘old’ friends from five years back when there was a smaller group of bloggers all commenting on each other and chatting on twitter. Many of the bloggers I started with have given up blogging for various reasons. I miss some of them.

    • Jax Blunt says:

      Thank you. I think I’ll take up commenting again – I often read on the phone and don’t remember to comment.

  2. Michelle says:

    i like that you’re painting again x

  3. I dropped out of (home ed) blogging, most of the blogs aren’t there anymore. I guessing it’s because kids have grown up. I never understood Twitter always seemed noisy, I’m not keen on Facebook either for the same reason.

    • Jax Blunt says:

      Yeah, it’s difficult to blog about home ed when your kids get older, depending on how you do it. And the newer home ed blogs have a very different feel to them to our original over the garden fence approach. I kind of miss it.

      • Blogging changed, it seemed to be more about stats, sponsors and just felt more comericial/slicker less informal and chatty and less about home ed. I think you are the only one left that I used to read all those years ago! Best wishes ?

        • Jax Blunt says:

          Last of the dinosaurs, that’s me! I need to get a bit more chatty and about life too, I miss it, and I know I’ll miss having all those little posts to look back on.

  4. I love this, such a beautiful and delicate flower. I think your painting and drawings improve everytime I see them xx

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