Starting Over

‘Shades of Gray’ series, acrylics on 9×12 hardboard panel

I’ve been working on paintings for an upcoming Pop Up Art Show where I live. It’s been motivating to commit to doing some events which is pushing me to get in the studio on a regular basis. I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

One thing that still bothers me greatly is that I’ve lost so many of my contacts because of FB and Instagram deleting my pages. I’ve thought long and hard about what to do about it and I still don’t know for sure but I do want to be able to share and see others art so I have created a new Instagram account, @pamcarrikerart. Starting over from scratch is really discouraging at first I have to admit, but I’m going to just put stuff out there and hope to gain back my following. I chose to just do instagram because it’s a better forum for just sharing and seeing art. I hope to see you over there as well as here:-)

Gone

Current WIP

Yesterday I was banned from all of my social media accounts. I have no idea why. I received an email informing me of this with no explanation except that I had been ‘reported’ and because I ‘violated community standards’ I was banned not only from my personal page, but my business page and instagram.

I honestly have no words right now. I keep my personal page limited to just sharing with family and personal friends because I don’t believe in mixing art with politics, religion etc. Everyone has the right to their own beliefs.

I’m devastated by the loss of all of my photos both personal and chronicling my art career and I wasn’t even given a warning so no way to save them or to let anyone know why I’m gone. This is not right. I’ve been wanting to leave Facebook because of the extreme censorship that has been going on for awhile but I stayed because I love to keep up with family and friends and being able to share my love of art with others.

I’m writing this to those who follow me here so some of you at least know what happened. I will be working to find another forum and will update when/if I do. I guess it’s time to just post here for now.

Blessing to you all,
Pam

and the Winner Is…

Margo, you are the lucky winner!!! Congratulations!  Thank you everyone for all of your comments and I hope you’ll still consider signing up for this workshop. It’s the first online course I’ve done in several years and I’m really excited about it. Now is a great time to do something fun while we are all practicing our social distancing.

Brand New Online Workshop!!!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share my latest venture with you all! I’m teaching a brand new online workshop through Jeanne Oliver’s amazing website! I will be sharing a variety of my very favorite self portrait studies and techniques that culminate in creating personal art journal page spreads. From Selfie to Self Portrait I will guide you along a journey of discovering you through portraits.

AND to kick things off, I’m offering  a FREE spot to someone I’ll pick from the comments on this post!!!! I’ll choose a winner a week from today and post it on my blog so be sure to leave a comment and check back next Friday to see if the winner is you!!!!!