My first blog post



If a blog is published and no one sees it, does it really exist? Zen koan for the night. I sit here in the late evening darkness, three stories up, window open, listening to the faint sound of rain which reaches a crescendo with each passing car. I have lived here for two years, at eye level with two church steeples, and I still marvel at my luck to have finally found my ivory tower.

Forty-three stairs up from the narrow street, two rooms, ten-foot ceilings, Navajo white walls, flooded with three tall windows, all facing north. Gentle north light during the day and celestial images at night.

I am surrounded by overdue homework for my latest online art class, half-read artist biographies on my bedside table, and the usual household rubble that comes from living alone and rarely having visitors. I am content, even happy most days.

This blog already feels like a book in installments, perhaps a heartfelt thank you note to those who have shared bits of the path with me along the way. You will meet them as inspiration leads me down each of those trails. It is enough that I have launched this project— the writing is easy, navigating WordPress a bit challenging. We shall see where it all leads.

(In case you’re curious: Stillman & Birn Beta Sketchbook)

About Bobbie Herron

I live surrounded by watercolor brushes and paints, fountain pens, sketchbooks, and journals- often wanting more than anything to write and paint at the same time. If you like what you're reading, feel free to share it with others. If you see something that needs correction, please let me know. Thanks for visiting!
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8 Responses to My first blog post

  1. Dana says:

    It exists! … and I predict there will be many, many more readers before long.

    We are mirror images, my friend. For me the writing hard, WordPress easier. I’m looking forward to getting a deeper vision of your world. Congratulations!


  2. Marty Greene says:

    I couldn’t be more proud and glad to have such a friend. I will enjoy reading more !! Fantastic


  3. Celeste says:

    Oh Bob, you are way cooler every day that I know you. Thanks for the insight into your younger self, it was inspiring.


  4. Jean Haley says:

    So glad to have found the you of this blog. Jean


  5. Tracie says:

    Thanks Bobbie


  6. Christie Sternbach-Feist says:



  7. Kerry B says:

    You feel before of think. I am jealous. After 28 years of trying, I still have trouble feeling before I think. Kerry B

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  8. Ruth says:

    The blog exists, enjoyed reading it, and the artwork also. Keep at it❤️


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