My insta-fam (ily)

Honestly I feel like every other day I’m putting on Instagram I’m ill agaaaain.  So I didn’t today, though I am.  I saved that nugget for here – lucky you!

Speaking of Instagram, I just want to say how much I love it.  As much as I loathe Facebook (update:  I just realised how that sentence might read to my followers on Facebook. Not you, dahlings, I love you, it’s the actual ‘Book itself) I’ve been on it a year or so, and I’ve virtually met some really nice people.  I feel that it’s actually broadened my horizons.  Either that’s true, or I’m a saddo who needs to get out more.

Where else (other than a back packing holiday, which I’m too old and achy for now, I need actual facilities including an actual bed and actual wifi) would I get to meet folks in Germany, USA, Australia, and just down the road here in Somerset?  I love that Instagram, more than other social media I’ve used, allows for blossoming connections that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Plus, I love earth porn – I follow a lot of adventurers who sleep in tents on the side of a mountain in Canada or Peru and I am blown away  by the beauty of this planet.  Getting that in my feed every day doesn’t diminish it at all.  Then I have a bunch of interior styling type folk that I follow – I do love a beautiful home to aspire to.  Then, my main people who I stalk arty farty types, all the fabulous artists and creatives dotted about the globe all doing their thing, their creativity ebbing and flowing, just like mine, and giving one another a wave of their cheer leading pom poms when it’s needed.

Yesterday I had plenty of cheer leading after posting this painting – if you want to know what I was whinging about to prompt the pom poms you’d better stalk check me out on Insta.

Jan21
Bit of a glare on this – apols.  I’m quite liking it.
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8 thoughts on “My insta-fam (ily)

  1. willenajeane January 23, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I haven’t tried instagram just yet, but have been thinking about it. Good to hear another good report. Since we are snowbound here (12inches) it could be the right time.
    I love the painting it has a nice atmospheric quality 🙂

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    • vickihutchinsartist January 23, 2016 / 3:56 pm

      Ah thank you Willena or your kind comment – and I can definitely recommend Instagram. Despite the name, it’s not that instant to grow followers but I don’t mind that -I’d rather build up authentic connections over time than have lots of spammy followers who just want you to follow back. I’ve been looking at all the snow over there – wrap up and stay safe!

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      • willenajeane January 24, 2016 / 9:05 pm

        I agree with you, I just want followers who love art and actually think about what they spend their time on. I will give it a try. Have you tried Tumbler?

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      • vickihutchinsartist January 24, 2016 / 9:46 pm

        Oo no I haven’t tried Tumblr, I don’t know anything about it – do you? The snow looks pretty alarming over there, hope you have food & heat!

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      • willenajeane January 31, 2016 / 1:01 am

        Sorry,didn’t see this till now. We had 12inches of snow last week and today it was 60 degrees! It is almost all gone. Today was lovely 🙂 I am just starting to explore Tumbler. I will let you know what I think.

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