Field of Flowers

Social Media Mind Melt?

I took a break from social media for a weeks. I have been back on for a couple of days – and am going to go back off again.

Being off socials was part of a creativity experiment. It was good to be away, mostly, though there are some people with whom it is the only way I am currently in touch. That will change.

I like to make posts that are artful and meaningful. I feel like posting on instagram is a bit like wading through a sea of endless high school shallowness. I feel like I lose a few IQ points every time I sign in. Do my posts make a difference there? When I see something meaningful now, I stop looking. I have to, or I lose beauty of the message.

Does meaning get lost? Does it disappear. And — I didn’t care about being popular in high school, I really don’t care now.

Social media would be tolerable if all I saw were the artists and friends I want to see. But it’s not that.

What do I do with all my photos? Post some of them here – like I used to do.

I’ve been packing up, and of course, putting journals in boxes. Today’s featured image is from April, 1998. This is an abstracted field of flowers. I love that I used to take time to draw like this – before I used the internet very much.

B field of flowers © Holly Troy 1998

So this is my intention: to use the internet as a way to share my work, ideas, revelations. I did post this one on instagram, (ha! I just had to @holly_troy_art). I wrote:

Whoa! I think this doodle is a perfect little piece of art.
This is what happens when the mind is not consumed by / is not consuming social media.
April. 1998.


October 24, 2022
Elizaville, NY

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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

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