This is not my first incarnation of 13Moons, hence the “Redux”. In fact it is the third; the original 13Moons on Blogger, morphed into Way Past 13 Moons, which is still current, however …
The migration to WordPress has begun. Thanks to my friends and support network, we have a growing art group in our region of Beira Baixa, Portugal. Art Group D’Acha has its’ own little blog on WordPress, which you can find here. I have agreed to help manage that blog but I have no experience on this platform. So it seemed like a sensible move to set up a personal blog which I can play around with until I get the hang of it. It also means that I have a home for those random and sometimes “off the wall” posts which make up a blog of a more personal nature.
In the past, I never quite decided why exactly I had a blog at all and I have been unable, thus far, to keep to any posting schedule. I am still working on that but my feeling is that the move to a new platform will give the impetus to inject some direction and new energy into my posts.
One major change, right from the start, is that in this blog, I have come out of the shadows (where my profile picture was literally my shadow) and stopped being reticent about who I am. I have always been shy about people who know me in the flesh reading my posts and judging me differently because of them. Perhaps it is because this year I am reaching a major milestone birthday, and certainly it is because one of the stated aims of Art Group D’Acha is to become public with our artwork. So here I am, judge me as you will – I am no longer bothered.