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Sunday, September 21, 2008
Since 5th grade, I have considered myself a writer. But even though I have doodled, drew pictures, and sketches through the years, for some reason, I never considered myself artistic. Several years ago, a friend looked at me and asked, "Are you an artist?" I scowled and snorted and said, "Huh, NO!"
But thanks to the inspiration of some of my blogger friends, I guess I realized I AM an artist. Just because I don't have aspirations to have a great painting in a museum or even to have people displaying my work in their homes, just like my writing, my art is for fun and lately has been somewhat therapeutic for me. Inspired by Trish, I've just started sketching in my journal. Last night we were at the Magic House (a hands-on kids' science museum here in St. Louis) for a party. On a whim, I sketched my self portrait, just for fun! (This was a light board intended to sketch silhouettes.)
(Ok, so it doesn't really look like me, but it was fun sketching it!!)
Another inspiration of mine is Tascha in Canada. I love her work, and her blog is so fun, especially the videos. I just recently purchased one of her prints called "Lovers" - isn't it adorable? (You can see a better view of it in Tascha's Etsy shop.)
I'm always inspired by the creativity of my other blogger friends as well, whether showing their scrapbooking projects, photography, or just their artful blog entries. So thanks to all of you for the inspiration!
The computer gurus at Blogger have come up with this addicting Blogger Play which features pictures currently being uploaded to Blogger. Be aware that you have no idea what pics may show up in case you're easily offended! Click on a pic you like. It will take you to the blog where it's from. How cool is that?
“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” - Isak Dineson