Some sort of fevered hacking cough descended upon my household in the last few days so I've been missing in action, trying to recover while continuing forward with all my various commitments. In addition, I've been doing some very deep thinking on where I want to go with my journaling (and art in general) and how blogging fits into that puzzle.
I've been looking back through my many in-progress journals and realized that my old stuff felt more personal, more alive, more genuine that what I've been doing recently. The more I blogged, the shallower my content my content became. I was working faster so I could have fresh stuff to show every post but the trade-off was that I wasn't taking my time with pages. And I realized that I have tired of always showing everything; I recognized a deep, important need to hold some things back so that I could work unfettered by copyright and privacy issues.
Not to worry...I'll have plenty of material for blog posts as journaling certainly isn't my only form of artistic exploration. I think you'll begin to see common themes though: characters, an emphasis on the tactile, the original, the leisurely-developed. I love this path I'm on and hope that you'll join me for peeks at the scenery as it develops.