My recommendation for POBL members who visit their computers every day is to BOOKMARK this page and check back often, if not daily. Make a habit of checking it just like checking your email. [It's not a bad idea to check the 'personal' blogs on a regular basis as well. I post every day or so. Rebecca and Michelle may be more motivated to post more regularly if other people are out there LOOKING at them! :-) ] Conversations can be instigated as new entries with responses in the 'comments' section.
Isobel - when you get a minute, why don't you kick-off the 'research an artist/technique/style' and give us a report? I think it's a great idea. (If anyone else feels so inclined, take up her challenge as well).
Group conversation commence!