When you write a blog you never really know if anyone is reading it, unless they post a comment. Since very few people actually take the time to sign in and post something, I usually feel like I am writing this just for myself. It takes a lot of determination and tenacity to keep on writing and posting and hoping that someone is reading it and hopefully enjoying it, identifying with something I have written, learning something, or even just getting pissed off at an opinion or my lack of taste. I'll take any of the above.
These female art students at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden have NOT read my blog!
Unfortunately, I am not as tenacious about The Antiquer as I would like, especially since I began writing for DESIGNinTELL at www.vandm.com in July and for www.potomac.patch.com in August. Both sites, along with my antiques business and public relations clients, keep me busy.
Imagine my surprise when I got an email saying The Antiquer had been included in a list of the 50 Best Antiques Blogs on the web. It actually came in at #26. Well, I can do better than #26-- so now I am challenged and inspired to write more and more often.
An art student at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee.
The second best thing about this acknowledgement, the first being the validation by others, is that it was awarded to my blog by a website called, Aguidetoartschools.com. Although I am not an artist, I am in admiration of all those who are. Art, in all its mediums, has always been vitally important to me and a big part of what I believe makes one truly have a full and deep life.
For those fortunate enough to have been given a talent, it is imperative that that talent be nurtured. What better way than art school? This website gathers together information to help artists select the right school for them.
Young artists showing their work
I am grateful for the recognition and will work hard to next get in the top 10 next year!
Here is what they had to say about The Antiquer:
The Antiquer: “Adventures of an antiques dealer” brings an extremely knowledgeable eye and savvy to readers who may not know quite as much.”