Monday, January 31, 2011

Getting At It...

Not being one for making resolutions at New Year's I am making an attempt to build a new discipline of blogging on a daily basis. This is the result of browsing through a magazine called Artful Blogging and, specifically, an article about a blogging artist Pam Carriker.

With that, and other article inspirations, I'm making an attempt to start a daily practice of not just blogging but practicing art. Today's art is a YouTube recording of a fiddle tune, Mississippi Palisades, by Chirps Smith that was the January Tune of the Month for the Taterbugmando mandolin online community, a community of mandolin enthusiasts interested in learning new tunes with the group moderated by Mike Compton.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Again, it's been awhile...

Formerly, this blog was titled, "Joe's IDT 516 Journal." Having graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology, this title is no longer appropriate.

Speaking with a friend I've not seen in awhile, a visit to Borders and perusing a magazine, Artful Blogging, put me in a mood to start blogging. More importantly, to stick with it this time as a personal goal. It may contain more than just brief words. Hopefully, there will be such things as digital or scanned artwork, photos, and music.