Thursday, 19 February 2009

Arts for Arts Sake

The other day I was invited to join a networking website designed by a retired literary agent turned writer, Roger W Povey, based in Hastings in the south of England.  

To be honest, I did not have time to look at his site, Arts for Arts Sake, when the invitation came in.  I was up to my ears in work and would normally have hit the delete key without bothering to investigate, as I usually do with unsolicited emails.  However, it was precisely because I was so busy that the email stayed in my inbox as I missed it when I was housekeeping.  Today I have looked at the site in detail.

It was set up in October 2008, so it is a fledgling still.  However, to date it has 409 members from all over the world. Myself being its 409th.  Most members are artists working in every conceivably medium, from conventional oils to junk.  Their profiles make interesting reading and give an idea of the scope of what is called 'art' in this day and age.  As an art historian I find this fascinating.

There are not too many writers on the site and only one other that I could find, apart from the sites' founder, who lives in England.  It will be interesting to see if my joining brings others out of the woodwork.  It is always good to hear from fellow writers and I look forward to hearing from my peers.

If you are interested in looking at the site click here and to read my page, which is brand new as of minutes ago, click here.  Let me know what you think of each!  

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