I have decided to take an extended break from blogging for a while. So, this will be my last post here on WPR until some time next year. This decision has not come easily because I love my little blog. Other things, however, are calling my attention and will need it undividedly.
First off, I hope (and pray) that work on my next album of music will get started. There's a lot involved, and I need to just make it happen.
Secondly, there's some visual art work that I want to work on as I continue to develop my online art store Tropical Shade of Green.
Then, of course, I've launched a new season of The Adventures of Oreo and Buttercup. There are ten new episodes up and coming.
Lastly, I have some living to do. Being a resident in downtown Nashville is not something that I will take for granted. I want to take the time to enjoy these surroundings and connect with people. I love where I live right now, and it's important for me to embrace it all.
There's one other thing that I'm working on, but let's just keep that a secret for now.
So there you have it. I have a good bit to do in my absence from blogging. I anticipate a return to WPR in the spring of 2012, but we'll see how that goes.
I'll be posting a bunch of links to some of the more popular and some of my favorite blog posts over the last three years in a couple of days.
I will still be very active on my main website (gordonroque.com) and on facebook and twitter so I won't be disappearing completely.
This is not goodbye, just a "see you later!".
So, from the entire cast and crew here at WPR, including myself, La Gordita, Courage (The bike), Elliot (The Coffeemaker), Petrie (the Rhinocerous Pillow), The Fawn (my travelling bear companion), Balthazar (the car), Edith (the giraffe), Mirabelle (the narcoleptic piano), Oreo (tiny grand piano), and Buttercup (rowdy bench), we are signing out until next time . . .
See you later. (-:
Once in a while, I like to revamp this blog. I've decided to do so again, but this time it'll be in a different way. From now on, in addition to a focus on my music and pianos, I'll also be highlighting more of the visual art and art projects that I've been working on; therefore, the look and feel of the blog itself will be cleaner, less cluttered, and focused more on the image content and text in each post.
First off, there's a new header that's pretty minimalist overall.
Secondly, I've created an entirely white background for the blog to keep things more simple for you, oh gorgeous blog reader/visitor. To give you a sneak peak at the future of WPR, here are some examples of stuff I'll be posting from now on. DOODLES . . . oh snap, an asian lovin' on a piano. (that's some good lovin')
I'm sitting by a crackling fire at my aunt and uncle's house in New Jersey and we're just a couple hours into the new year, which means that it's a perfect time to review the year and look forward.
If I were to title my year, I'd call it the year I got serious. Something interesting happened near the end of 2011-- I realized that I wasn't actually on track for a lot of my goals, that I was going to have to actually get serious about stuff, and that this seriousness had to come in the form of action, not talk. I ended 2011 with a few months of solid productivity under my belt, and a year-end post that optimistically predicted a productive year.
I'm happy to say that the productive year materialized, and that my focus on getting serious has intensified.
When I was young, maybe third grade or so, a psychologist did a study at my middle school. We answered some questions and were offered two choices: a small prize now or a large prize later. I took the small prize now. I think knew it was the wrong move at the time, but the pack of stickers on the table looked like a lot of fun. Later on the big prizes were given to the waiters in such a way that I was able to see what they got. Sure enough, their prizes were a lot better and my stickers were long gone.