“Web,” 4.5 x 4 inches, pen and ink, available in my shop
This is perhaps a fitting drawing today, since I’m currently trying to teach myself/learn how to network better.
Isn’t it funny how things come up in multiple places in your life at the same time? Especially art—sometimes art can subtly or not so subtly reinforce what you would like to create in your life.
For me, it was much easier to weave the squares together on paper than it is to weave myself into the networks of other creative people. But paper is an old friend, we’ve known each other a very long time.
Perhaps the real lesson is in the process—I had to draw each line on the page. Creating networks in real life probably involves the same process: drawing out each strand and continuing to build and maintain the overall structure over time.
Does anybody out there have any tried and true networking advice? I guess I mean the more abstract concept of developing a network of like-minded people, not necessarily business networking, but hints or advice about either would be appreciated!