Well, I have certainly been “missing in action” for quite a while. Really, since last year…Really? But, I have missed blogging and constantly think of things I really would like to blog about. So, here I am. Actually, it’s my sweet friend, Jen, that has given me the kick in the you know what to get me going again. I wish I could say I promise I will blog regularly from here on out (actually I think I have said that in the past)…but what I can say is I’m going to really try to blog Mon – Fri this week.
So, Jen invited me to participate in a blog hop that apparently has been going around for quite a while. I’m to answer 4 questions then then pass this on to 3 other bloggers so they can pass it on also. So here we go:
1. What am I working on?
We have had a lot going on this this house lately that has really affected my time for Art. That story is for another day…maybe tomorrow. So, sad to say…I haven’t been doing much art at all. I have been partially participating in The Documented Life Project, which is a fabulous Planner, Art Journal and Art Challenge Journal Project put on by Roben Marie Smith and the Fab 5.
I occasionally put a little watercolor to paper…just playing around in my studio.
And the only thing I’ve completed is a Napkin Swap hosted by my Instagram friend Carolyn Albro.
I do have a couple of things waiting for when I can catch my breath…fun stories and projects ahead!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well, I’m not sure that I have a genre. I like to call myself a Mixed Media Artist…and i like to use all kinds of mediums. Sometimes it’s more paper collaging…sometimes it’s acrylics with different mediums mixed in…love, love, love the Gellie Art Plate…and lately I’ve fallen in love with watercolors. I think every person is different and has different life experiences that play into our interpretations of life. I think I create intuitively…at least that is what I strive for. I have a friend that told me she can always tell how I’m feeling by my art…wow, I LOVE that! My art is my art because it comes from me.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I have always been creative. And I come from a long line of creatives…seamstresses, musicians and artists. It’s just in me. When I was still working, I worked in the IT field…I wrote databases, I did Data Analysis, I sliced and diced data for Reporting. All very technical. But, I always had something creative going on at home (that’s my Gemini brain). Once I retired I jumped in with both feet…I love nothing more than getting so messy with paints. I just have to Art!
4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I find inspiration in everything around me. I love color and color combinations. I love inspirational words. I HAVE to start with a cleared off workspace! Sometime a particular color combination is calling my name…other times, there are feelings that need to come and out be expressed. I love working in my own studio. I also love to get together with other mixed media artists…but have a hard time settling down…too social! When I am ready, I usually take out some paint (and/or paper) in a variety of colors and just let the canvas talk to me.
There you have it! Now that you know al title more about me, I hope that you will stop by often!
Since I have been out of the loop for so long, I have only one blogger to pass this on to (2 others didn’t answer my requests!) But, I hope Chandra will break the one off cycle and get us back to 3 pass alongs!
My sweet friend Chandra Merod at Juniper Goods. She will be answering these questions on Monday, June 23rd. A little about Chandra: I am interested in letting my creativity flow…when creativity comes to me I like to do Gelli Printing, Art Journals, Altered Books, Painting, Jewelry, Cards, Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), sewing, baking. I love making gluten free, sugar free goodies. I also meditate, enjoy reading and nature. I love my family, playing with my new baby and enjoying time with them.