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.
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.
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.
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.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.Pablo Picasso
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