Hopping Back into the Blockchain World
For 2 years I’ve loved Steemit and Aug 14 was in fact my 2 year anniversary, so when I saw the subject suggestion for Sndbox “Reintroduce Yourself”, it felt particularly appropriate for me.
As far as Steemit is concerned, since June 1 I’ve basically dropped off the face of the earth leaving curation, communications, posting and Sndbox steward duties all blowin’ in the wind! How could I – with my dedication here through thick and thin – let this happen?! I really don’t know and if I could have avoided it, I would have, after all it really has caused me quite a bit of heartache.
There have been good reasons though and unavoidable circumstances in fact, but I really had no idea that moving from the Pacific Northwest to the New York area would more or less knock 2 full months out of my life and result in such a loss of creative bandwidth – not in any one of my imaginings. But all in all 2 months later, here I am, no real work has happened, no money earned, no writing nor curation for Steemit… and it’s time for these balls to start rolling again!
Fortunately Steem is patient, forgiving and still awesome (if you’re unsure, look at the Whisper Gallery, or @ericvancewalton’s latest story, @yahialababidi’ s musings, the latest chapter in @dougkarr’s book or news from @creativecrypto.
Hi, I’m @natureofbeing!
Now for my reintroduction, I am Ruth Frances Greenberg and have been making ceramic art and tile in one form or another since 1986. Clay is my main modality for creative expression and I’ve often said that it has been a teacher, a lover, a healer, a friend; despite my efforts to create in other media, nothing has held my interest like clay.
I make mosaics, vessels, tiles, glaze paintings and more:
I fall in love with the miraculous nature of creativity when I catch a glimpse of how the macro and micro levels of life on our earth mirror each other so it probably makes sense that I also have an insatiable hunger for being in nature. I love bodies of water, trees, plants, animals, all of it and this is very evident in my work. I take a wholistic view on this world of ours and have always been interested in our connection to our natural world and examining who we are as humans and why we do what we do.
My posts are most often an in-depth look at my process because my mosaics and ceramics require deep and sustained involvement and are labor intensive and because in the course of my days I’m routinely asked questions about my process.
A few post showing examples of my process and work:
I also have begun to explore the financial picture behind the life of an artist since there are so many misconceptions about money and art, who makes a living from their work and why more artists don’t, what it costs to make something and why. This is a subject that is of particular interest to me in my own creative life so I’m hoping to continue to address it with some regular and in depth explorations here on Steemit.
With the advent of Steemit in my life, I’ve discovered that writing is an essential piece of my creative puzzle and I quickly set about trying to become a better writer. I have a long way to go in this, but each step is its own reward. The act of creating a post has become this necessary component of making sense of who I am and what I’m doing in the “scheme of things”, and has really helped me to give value to my creative process.
Connecting with the friends I’ve made here, participating in collaborations, witnessing the inspiring creativity, innovation, and bold pioneering happening here on Steemit excites me every single time I open my feed or connect with one of the groups I’m involved with (@sndbox as a steward, @thenewalchemists, @steemsugars, and this helps me keep coming back to Steemit and talking about it to people I know.)
I love being on this path of the decentralized revolution together! Thank you for your friendship and support of my blog, it enables my art making and makes all the difference in my life.
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