About me…now.

In the winter of 2010 my entire life changed.

When I say changed, I really mean explosive upheaval the likes of which I’ve never known. Yeah, kind of like that.

Not only did I end a twenty year relationship, move from the home I loved, relocated to my hometown, which I loathe, and try to fit in with a family I did not know, but I found a man that I had adored 25 years earlier.

Oh, and I lost every piece of work I’d ever done.

Okay, not every piece.  I found a few stray pieces on old hard drives and a couple of discs, but the bulk of it…gone.  (I did find one disc that read “all my work, 2009” but it had a giant gash down the side and refused to play on any of the 20 devices I’ve tried it on.)

Please don’t lecture me on backups.  I had backups.  I lost it all.  Just let it go.

So, it seemed the winds of the Universe were telling me that it was time for a change.  And it did it in the most gentle and loving way, because I’m never the one that needs a giant kick in the ass to get moving.

Okay, I am.  And I’d venture to guess the Universal winds knew it too.

So that’s what I’m doing, and in this blog you’re apt to find photos, drawings, digital work, writing bits from what I’m working on at the moment and general reflections on a creative life.

All the old posts are private now.  Maybe they’ll be back at some future date, maybe not.  I’ve lost so much at this point that I don’t want to just outright delete them.  (Take that crazy  Universe!)  It’s still Sneaking out at Midnight because that’s just me, sneaking away, finding hidden worlds and trying to get away with a glimpse of the wonder of it all.

Join me on the adventure?


My website:  fourcrowsArt  (heading in for a major overhaul)

My Flickr: fourcrowsArt  (almost entirely private at the moment)

My Twitter:  @fourcrows

My Facebook:  Robin Collins  (feel free to add me!)

My Instagram:  fourcrowsart

This will be updated as needed, but if you need anything, never hesitate to write a comment or drop me a note.  I’d love to hear from you, really!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!


4 thoughts on “About me…now.

  1. I had a similar upheaval (minus cyber media … but I lost actual hard materials) with a divorce after 20 years (well, 19.75 yrs.). But. I did have all the carry-over of children. 🙂 And now 25 years later, I have been married for 22 years, and my youngest son was born when I was 45. He will be 20 in 2 weeks. Life goes on . 🙂 I have been browsing through your photography…. and enjoying all of it. Thank you. Bear

  2. Hi Robin – Thanks for reading about my rooks (sorry they weren’t crows).

    Over on http://ja2da we do cows if you like cows (and we live in a converted barn, built in 1856) – try this one – http://ja2da.com/2013/08/22/gossip/ – but there are plenty of others. Sometimes there isn’t much else to photograph.

    I do like your pictures and I agree that the Internet is full of people doing ‘copycat art’ – but hey some of us may get it right one day!


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