6″ x 6″ oil on canvas
My little blog has enjoyed a modest but steady increase in visits since I started sharing my endeavor but I was shocked to see that my number of hits went from a high of 98 for a day to 2,275 today. A little sleuthing revealed that this was because my post about the method I use to photograph my paintings was noticed by The Strobist from whom I learned the trick. The Strobist was nice enough to post an article about my use of his idea (which I actually stole from Carol Marine) and linked back to me. Apparently The Strobist has a much larger audience than I and I really appreciate his sharing them with me.
My wife pointed out that he even referred to me, in his article, by my last name – “Sharp then uses the digital files of his oil painting…” as in ‘VanGogh’s lunacy was unparalleled’ or ‘Picasso’s sexual appetite was … er … unparalleled’. Anyway it kind of made me feel like I was famous.
I was further shocked to see that my little blog is, as of today, listed as the number one fastest growing blog on WordPress.com. Short lived as that glory may be, I’m celebrating tonight.
Thanks to all who’ve visited and commented. And thanks to The Strobist.