The Blogging Artist
Almost two years ago, in January 2009, I wrote The Blogger as an Artist. In this blogpost I asked whether I had the right to call myself an artist. I had included one of my pastel drawings in the blog post, a drawing I had done in the 80s of the 20th century. I also wrote in that blogpost that I should begin to draw more often.
Now, in January 2011, I am cheeky enough to call myself a blogging artist. I consider myself something like a “newbie Artist”, an artist at the very beginning of my art career, an amateur artist who will never be able to live off her art. But I have found a deep joy in drawing, doodling, sketching, painting, in looking at other people’s art. And, I don’t know if you have noticed it yet, I changed the subtitle of my blog: It is now “Art, Photos and Musings”, with art standing at the first place.
I know my art is far from perfect, and I know that I have to get out of my comfort zone in order to learn – I actually began to draw people in different poses and have to do more of that. I want to do still life, landscapes and flowers. You will see some of that in the coming months of 2011.