Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Behind the scenes...

I’ve decided it’s time for me to make a small appearance on my blog and write a bit about my own inspiration and why I started this blog in the first place.

Strangely enough, I’m not an illustrator or painter myself (my friends always had a hard time guessing what my “drawings” were supposed to be in art class), but this is probably why I’ve always admired people that were able to create something with just a pencil and paper.  And this is why I  want to know more about how creative people work.

Once I started searching for artists on the web, I was so amazed (and still am) how many talented artists have beautiful blogs or websites filled with their inspiring work. I wish I could pick each and every one of them, wanting to know more about their life, work, inspiration and why they love art.  Some are really hard to get a hold of (I’ve spent lots of time just searching for contact details) but it’s always worth it in the end, I’ve had so many great responses!  

Many people think art is just about museums and galleries, but now I discovered it's much more. Art can be a career, a dream and it's most certainly a vision - and it has become global. What I enjoy most is discovering unique works in places I wouldn't expect to find something - surfers sharing their experiences through surf art just to name one example.

Sometimes (if I had more time and a VERY generous sponsor) I would love to have a meeting of artists that are active in the blog world, I think it would be an interesting experience. Even better would be to have a small competition or event once in a while, maybe something along the lines of  Illustration Friday, but at the moment I can’t really decide yet. I would love to know if other artists had the urge to interact more with other bloggers on an artistic level, so please leave your own ideas below!

The last reason is a bit of a secret, but maybe one day I’ll write about it…

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful to get to know a bit more about you, Susanna! A project that lets artists interact with their art sounds very interesting to me! Have an idea, will write you an email!



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