I often have this preconception that in order to make a blog post I must have a fully formed idea ready to present. This keeps me from posting with any kind of regularity. On a weekly, and often daily, basis I have ideas I’d like to share with my world. Inevitably, these thoughts are in their infancy. This kind of setup almost demands that I have some kind of authority on subjects; I somehow shouldn’t present an idea unless it’s relatively definitive and complete. This defeats the purpose of dialogue, though. (Good dialectic requires a fluidity of thought that negates a conclusive authority.) So how am I to structure my thinking about blog posts? As an open forum, of course. That’s the nature of the beast, and rightfully so. I’m a self-taught artist, and an autodidact in most of the areas in which I have any amount of knowledge. In addition to the skills associated with artistry itself, I am also responsible for my own education in art theory, history, and philosophy. I’ve certainly come a long way, but not nearly far enough.