Tuesday, December 14, 2010

we draw cars and now we blog

By today's standards I simply don't have the skills, nor the time to acquire the skills necessary to create a website that is worth the yearly subscription it's printed on. More importantly, I don't have the time to make truly meaningful updates to my website (www.odellstudios.com) as often as I should. So I'm here and you can probably connect the dots that brought me here. I've never done this before and to be perfectly honest, never saw the point. I have no doubt that is extremely insulting to someone, but when I write, and if you bother to read it, you'll find that I'm honest, I don't like to waste a lot of language and it'll be straightforward, if not blunt. I understand that everyone has their passion. I have mine and just like I can't understand spending day after day writing about politics, someone probably can't understand my fetish with cars. I don't understand publicly going on and on about yourself or some mundane event in your life, someone you know, or your cat. I can understand the driving need to get the thoughts out of your head, talk to other people who share your passion and find a place to use the sort of language that some people in this (country) world need to hear. To me, those three things are becoming the vision, hazy yet, of what exactly blogging can be for me and perhaps other people as well. Since I'm only what, 10 or 12 years behind the idea and certainly 5 years behind the popular trend that is the "blog" I won't claim any more than that - probably never will simply because of the "don't care" factor. The fourth purpose goes back to the start of this post. I want to put down some thoughts as well as post images. I want to keep people up to date on what O'Dell Studios is doing, not be slowed down with layout taking up the bulk of the process. Ideas, images, current - that's the ticket. Then if I really want to get cool, I can bother with the layout. Now wait a second - an artist who doesn't care about layout. Is it a contradiction, or is it just ..... not like everyone else. Or then again, is it like everyone else? I'm stuck in my ways, I'm stuck in my head a lot of the time and what is topping my personal priority list isn't readily obvious to some, probably doesn't make sense to others. I guess you call that quirky, or some other cutesy word like it. Today I just want to get it done, get updated and call it a day. Tomorrow I might want to build my website from scratch and completely neglect this concept that blogging might somehow be better than my own domain name. Hard to say. At any rate, this is a trial run. You, whoever you are, will get some idea of how I began this project, some idea of who I am and I can see how it looks. And when I say "we" I mean myself and my brother. When I get this thing really going you'll find art from both of us here.