I spent most of the day yesterday working on the format for my new newsletter. I’ve heard different opinions about whether it was a duplicate effort to have both a newsletter and a blog. Overwhelmingly, other artists and mentors agreed that it was a good idea to have both, just use each tool differently. I always liked the idea of having a newsletter, but frankly didn’t know what I would say. So I sat down and made a list of what I enjoyed reading on other newsletters. I looked through the ones I still read. I’ve signed up for lots of them and then unsubscribed. Not because I didn’t like the content, but I just couldn’t keep up with email. I’m an education junkie, a reader, an information sponge. I like to learn. But with the internet that is bad, bad, bad. In the interest of ‘research’ I could spend hours learning about art techniques, intriguing travel spots, trip advisor reviews, new restaurants, other artist’s websites…. Why is reading a book a good thing, and internet surfing bad? It’s all learning, right? But that’s another topic.