Thursday, 20 May 2010

It's Personal - guest blogging on my husband's site

While my husband, Kim, has been blogging for nearly 5 years, for me it's an entirely new experience.

So as a way to introduce me to the people who frequent his blog, he suggested I do a guest post on his site.

Because one of the things about his writing style that has always struck me is his openness, I decided to write about the deeply personal approach I have to my art.

Do pop over and visit:

and feel free to comment or feedback to me your thoughts


savannah said...

i'm now following you and looking forward to reading your words. i've enjoyed seeing your work grace my screen and only wish i could see them in person! be well and enjoy blogging! xoxox

Carole said...

I have hoped to have another Ayres blog to follow. I look forward to putting your blog in my google reader. From the post on Kim's blog I will say that it will be fun to listen and learn from your thoughts.

V said...

Welcome Maggie!

hope said...

Hi Maggie!

I commented on Kim's blog but felt it only fair to stick in my head and say hello to you.

I love this idea! I can't wait to see what you'll do with it. Welcome to our playground!

Zaedah said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere! Bodies are a funny thing, aren't they?

My own pound of flesh rides the yellow line between ten year old boy and the girlish one of a lesbian relationship. Nevermind that I'm a straight woman of mid-thirties!

We all those weird little crosses to lug about but I look forward to your take, from your own fingertips of the journey thus far!

Keepin' afloat - barely said...

Welcome Maggie! I look forward to joining you on this journey. Keep posting - I will keep reading.

Pat said...

Look forward to seeing more of you after my brief excursion.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Hi Maggie, I came by your blog via Kim's blog, and am now following you. I have been reading your husband's blog for the past nine months and really enjoy it. I started blogging last August as a means of exploring my creativity, and I have had a wonderful time. I am very excited to hear that you are blogging now as Kim has talked about your work. I am very much looking forward to reading about your journey. Senddng smiles, Em x

mapstew said...

Welcome! :¬)


Charlie said...

I'm looking forward to this, Maggie: something completely different. Good luck.

AdeleSews said...

I love you art and am always interested in your thoughts too. I am so pleased you have a blog. Good luck with everything XXX

Ron Tipton said...

One of the things I like about Kim's blog is his total honesty. That factor is what makes any blog or person interesting. To me, the people who don't want to get "too personal" but just write anything is like eating cotton candy. It looks like something but when you eat it you find it has no substance.
Good luck with your blog.

woman-on-the-edge said...

Best Wishes on your new adventure.

Katie Roberts said...

I'd love to see more of your art Maggie, love what is coming through here, it is hard to put art into words huh? well for some of us.

I decided to enter the world of blogging about my art only (check it out but clicking on my name if you want to, but I haven't updated for a while)

I imagine it will take time to find its form... but can you lets us know how your art is going, these projects sound really interesting. (Immerse installations - yum, I have done some too) More photos please!

If you ever want to knock arty ideas around, I'm here and thats what I do. I'd love to.

Maggie Ayres said...

Savannah - thank you - perhaps one day you'll be able to make it over to Scotland to visit us :)

Carole - I hope you'll find something interesting to read here, though I don't think I have quite the same way with words as Kim :)

V - thank you :)

Hope - thank you. It's all still a bit new, but I'm looking forward to this new adventure :)

Zaedah - I'm not entirely sure I fully grasp your body desciption, but it sounds interesting :)

Keepin' afloat-barely - thank you :)

Pat - hope to hear from you when you get back :)

Em - it's still very early days, but I'm looking forward to developing the blog :)

Mapstew - thank you :)

Charlie - thank you - I hope you'll find something of interest here :)

AdeleSews - thank you - I hope the blog becomes a good addition to the newsletter :)

Ron - thank you - I hope this blog will express my honest thoughts and feelings, about my work, at least. I'm usually a very private person, so it's a bit of a departure for me.

Woman-on-the-edge - thank you :)

Katie - thank you. It sounds like we could have some interesting discussions. I'm looking forward to the whole process of developing the blog :)

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I already like the thoughtful tone of this blog and your writing, Maggie. It smacks of that most elusive beast, Wisdom. I've admired your art work since I first encountered it via Kim's links. I think I'm going to enjoy reading the thoughts of the woman behind them.

Maggie Ayres said...

Sam - thank you for your kind words. I always enjoy it when Kim reads me your blog posts - I look forward to getting to know you more :)

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, welcome to blogland. At times it's frustrating but on the whole it is a wonderland indeed. Bit like the normalland then...

Maggie Ayres said...

Rachel - thank you :)