Long Absence

I must start by saying that although I know there is much potential in blogging, I have struggled to find the desire to write because I’m so inherently skeptical that I will ever have even a small cluster of interested readers. This of course is not the true purpose behind writing, nor should it be the driving force behind ANY sort of art at risk of that art becoming fake and forced. That being said I will try my best to keep posting my artwork and thoughts.

2 months ago I moved from Iowa to Denver Colorado. This has been an immense change for me and I have had so many life changes and things I have been thinking about. I have been slacking in my art creation quite badly and hope to get back on the ball soon. Mostly I go to work and then come home and hang out with my pup. I mean… look at her!


Anyways… I have found that I have a good amount of downtime in between projects at work. There are all kinds of ways to kill time but I have recently been trying to put this extra time to a productive use and do research and actually stimulate my brain. Perhaps I can motivate myself to start writing during my free time if I can slowly start getting feedback. I have been feeling very geometric lately and want to get back into doing some geometric pieces soon hopefully. This was one of my favorites.

20023748_1572534802818116_1703865459182986133_oThanks so much if you took the time to read this. Please feel free to contact me, tell me what you think of art, the world, anything. I will type to a brick wall if I must, but I’m afraid it won’t last very long


Author: joellanus

I'm 23 years old. I grew up in Iowa and went to college for Industrial Design with a concentration in Architecture. I've moved to Denver Colorado and am a project manager out here. Just trying to keep making art.

6 thoughts on “Long Absence”

  1. Really nice, Joel! I like the play with negative space, and pieces breaking out of the bubble. You can do so much with this. 🙂

    I for one enjoy your posts whenever they may come! I’m sure if you keep posting naturally, the people and feedback will follow suit. However, if you’re conscious about response, there are certain things going on here that you could look into; the Daily Post prompts, or my friend Charlie’s World Watercolour Group over at doodlewash. There are probably others like him, too, offering a chance to connect with art bloggers. Alternatively, perhaps you could plug the blog on your Instagram? It could be that there are people on there who’d like to see more from you.

    I do hope the move has gone well. Sending vibes of creativity and fresh perspective! J

    (Honestly, though… with a pup like that I’m really not surprised art has taken a back seat at times – adorable!!!)


    1. Thanks so much Jacob! Those are my favorite parts as well, I will have to keep experimenting!

      I’m glad you enjoy them, I have always greatly appreciated your feedback! That’s a good point, the key is probably to post as I want to. I’m sure a natural post is worth 10 forced ones. And thanks for all those suggestions! I will check those out for sure! Using my Instagram viewer base to promote my blog is an excellent idea as well!

      The move has been superb. Loving the new job and the mountains are a nice bonus haha.

      I need to let her inspire me instead of distract me haha 🙂 Recalibrate

      Thanks again as always for your comments

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  2. Yep, seconding Jacob’s comments wholeheartedly. (And don’t forget, the best reason to blog is because you like doing it). And I love your pic, so please keep ’em coming! 🙂


    1. Thanks so much Rebecca! I’ll keep the tab open on my work computer to remind me that it exists and then post when I would like to 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to check in, really appreciate it!

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