The ‘dark side’ shines light on creativity
Its official . . . I have gone over to the dark side! For years I’ve spouted that Facebook is a waste of my time and I’ve got plenty of better things to do with my life than stalk old friends or narrate my mundane activities to everyone out in the ether.
Admittedly, I have an account – but it’s seldom frequented and I’m forever complaining about random emails updating me on the goings on of people I haven’t spoken to in years.
Do I really want to know that my cousin feels like an ice cream? Or that my sister-in-law in Australia is having a craving?
I’ve just changed my sheets; do you want to know about it?
I just don’t understand peoples need to run a social commentary on their lives.
But, when I mentioned to the teenager that I have a couple of paintings to sell, she said ‘‘put them on Facebook’’.
I have dismissed this idea before, but I had to consider the notion.
My teenager’s growing levels of self-involvement baffle me daily, but this is where it comes in handy.
The Facebook savvy star had a page dedicated to my art in less than an hour (Art by Suze), and I already have more than fifty ‘‘likes’’.
The flip side of this coin of course, is the flack I’m now receiving from her as she keeps catching me taking a sneaky look at my page. I’m not addicted . . . I just find it fascinating.
Taking into account the ‘‘friend of a friend’’, six-degrees-of-separation thing, I could soon be selling art to Brad Pitt! ◗ Suzie Sykes: Mother of 3, emerging artist and Facebook user.