Sunday, December 07, 2008

Keeping up with circus friends...

Probably because I'm getting ready to go to America again (VCCA in January), I've been thinking about how blogs make it easy on one hand to keep up with friendships, while on the other, run the risk of substituting for proper contact. Often when I speak to one of my friends who read this blog, they tend to know most of what I've been up to. Or at least what I choose to show publicly. It can make for a rather strange one-sided conversation, and always makes me think that I spend too much time on the internet!

But where blogs are brilliant are when some of those friends are just too far away to meet up with properly. Some of the blogs I love to read are those of artists I met up with in Iowa this summer during the Tiny Circus. They never fail to inspire me, so here they are if you fancy a peep too.

First off, there's Holen's, film-maker and writer...



and then there are Carlos's journeys in the airstream...



Jess from Minneapolis...



... and the marmite queen herself, Grace, who I wish wrote more ...



And last but not least, there's Greta, who I didn't actually meet but wish I had (and feel I did somehow through internet contact!)

Of course, the circus squirrels don't have their blog yet, but it can only be a matter of time. Look how big, and obviously intelligent...

2 comments:

gsonge said...

Hey Sarah! I too wish we would have met..I returned to Iowa over Thanksgiving and had some time to do some tiny circusin'....maybe in the future we will cross paths.
the squirrels have a tiny little lap top and I'm sure they will be blogging soon enough.

Sarah Salway said...

I'm not surprised they have a laptop - those are two spoilt squirrels! I hope we meet too...