Wow, that was kind of unexpected

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A huge thanks to Alyson B. Stanfield over at the ArtBizBlog for linking to my previous post about the importance of artists getting online. As a result I had nearly 200 new visitors over the weekend – previous to this I was hugely excited if I got more than 20 visitors in a day, so to get 131 visitors on Saturday and a further 62 on Sunday was a bit mind-blowing.

I was away over the weekend celebrating my 13th anniversary with my honey – I literally finished the post on Saturday morning, emailed Alyson to let her know about it and then promptly left. I had no internet access over the weekend so it was very exciting to log on this evening to discover that lots of people had read the article and that it was being linked in various places. Lots of you also left interesting comments and I’ll be answering them all when I’ve had a chance to unpack and recover from all the driving.

If you’ve made it here from Alyson’s blog then I extend a warm welcome and I hope you’ll be back in the future: I’m planning a lot more articles about how artists can best utilise the web. Since I’m an artist and a curator, the articles will be looking at things from both sides of the fence.

In the meantime, please feel free to investigate The Diary Project – I’m doing a drawing every day for the entirety of 2007 and blogging them. The drawings are done on the back of envelopes, then I put something secret inside and post the envelope back to myself. Since the rule is that the day’s envelope has to be posted before midnight, I’d better stop blogging now and get on with today’s drawing!

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

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