The Virtual Blog Tour: Meghan aka Meghan

Last week Lisa at Northwest Frame of Mind asked me to take part in a Virtual Blog Tour. I said I’d love to!

Lisa describes the Virtual Blog Tour well:

The purpose of the tour is to introduce bloggers to a wider audience by answering a series of four simple questions related to their current and future work.  New posts are added to the tour every Monday and to keep the series in motion we are asked to nominate a new blogger to take part the following week.

Please visit Northwest Frame of Mind to get to know Lisa, a wonderful blogger, writer and photographer, and all round happy soul.

1. What am I working on?

I’m in the process of integrating my blogging and photography/digital art with more fine art. I have a BFA in studio art with a focus in sculptural ceramics, but I haven’t done any 3 dimensional work for many years and I can feel my body wanting to create. I want to work with my hands again with natural materials to create what my mind envisions. In truth it doesn’t even have to be 3-D work, as long as I am creating with my hands my kinesthetic brain will be joyful. This next year will be a time of learning and practicing for me. Art school was 20+ years ago, and I’m rusty to say the least. This is NOT to say I’m going to stop blogging, photography or digital art… I’m simply shifting my focus some.

I’ve recently replenished my drawing and design tools to get back to basics. It’s time to draw, play with color, and do work on paper.

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I’m also going to make use of my wonderful supply of beads. I originally bought them to make jewelry, which I might still do, but they will probably find their way into wire sculpture or something else I haven’t even thought of.

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 2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I’m going to answer this one thinking about my virtual blog space, not my artwork. I have an odd combination of elements I post about here, not easily categorized. I have positive and energetic posts about life, photography and art. Then I have motorcycle posts, including motorcycle poetry. And finally my two cats and a cattledog actually write their own posts. So, it’s not exactly a photography blog, or an inspirational blog, or a pet blog… kind of all three with lots of humor and sassiness weaving it together.

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Here I am playing with images on my tablet while the two cats and a cattledog rest nearby. Oh and check out my sassy socks!


 3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Creativity pours out of me, and I’m happy when I’m doing something with it. I adore learning and experimenting, as well as recognizing and expressing beauty. There is only one me in all the universe… and there is a greater force being funneled through me… and we seem to really like to create art and joy! I think of myself as growing God/Goddess as only I can.

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 4. How does your writing/creating process work?

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.

Pablo Picasso
 
First I make a conscious choice to create something everyday… (work).
 
Then I play!
 
As in playfully create. Whether it’s writing a post for a photography prompt, or writing a poem on the back of our motorcycle, or fooling around with my newest photography app on my phone… all of it is playful work.
 
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The image above is an example. I bought a lens set for my iPhone and it takes awesome macros (yay!). I post-processed a macro shot of the G key from my keyboard with Pixlr Express to create the colorful foursome. It gives me such pleasure when something I play with comes out looking cool.


The last part of my Virtual Blog Tour post is to introduce you to a blogger who is also an artist with a fur family. Meet Mary at Tales from the Back Road. She and her husband are artists and they travel in their motor home all around the West with their dogs Roxy and Torey (who are characters!). Mary’s photographs of the places they visit are spectacular, and Roxy and Torey tell us all about what it’s like on the road. Please visit Mary next Monday (the 30th) when she posts her answers to the four questions.
 
Mary Hone's unique and stunning art.

Mary Hone’s unique and stunning art. Please visit her virtual gallery.


I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

 

Meghan

Meghan

 

 


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  4. Meghan Post author

    Thanks Justine! Yes I feel rather like a bead hoarder… I haven’t done much with them in over a year! But they are so pretty.

  5. NW Frame of Mind

    A fun post, Meghan! It’s great to learn your BFA is in studio art and sculptural ceramics and I agree with Sally, your love for art and design show through in all aspects of this blog. 🙂

  6. Mary

    Meghan, you and I are about neck and neck in the bead competition. LOL I can’t wait to see what you create next. Thanks so much for passing this along to me, I am excited to be a part of it.

  7. Meghan Post author

    You’re so right Sally! All of the work I did with design and color informs my photography and digital art. Thanks!

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