As I have probably mentioned I am predominantly a visual artist, albeit one that works in a huge range of different styles and materials. I am also a writer, and indeed want to explore a number of ambitious new writing projects, but I have been finding it increasingly difficult keeping up with all my blogs and visual art sites – in fact most of the latter tend to get ignored which isn’t that sensible if I want to increase my sales and exposure. Consequently I am combining and/or phasing out most of my blogs which I hope is not too much of an inconvenience for my readers.
This blog will now appear in a weekly format on Gerald’s Space (http://ionistart.wordpress.com/) although its companion blog Gerald’s Rather Strange Diary (http://geraldshepherd.wordpress.com/) will continue as a daily diary until at least the end of the year. Incidentally I am also phasing out Descent Of Manfred (a visual art blog which is predominantly photography and experimental painting) immediately too. New photos and other works will appear on my main visual art blog (http://ionistartblog.wordpress.com/).
Thank you so much for all those who have followed this (and/or other blogs) over the years. I truly appreciate it. I hope you find Gerald’s Space of interest!
Another consequence of this rationalising of my time is I have killed off all my pseudonyms – most of which had separate artistic careers. There was eight of us all together – initially four but all the pseudonyms wanted pseudonyms of their own! – which is a bit frightening as some of them covered art styles I didn’t really want to associate Gerald Shepherd with! Very dramatic times ahead I fear!
Many thanks again and I look forward to meeting you in other places on the web.