Sunday, April 1, 2007

It's time to take the plunge


This year is offering many forms of creative inspiration for me. One I'm finding surprising (and apparently boundless) is the world of artblogs. I've looked at artists' websites for years, but when I started exploring the blog links for a number of teachers I'm interested in taking a class from some day, a new world opened up to me. There I found an inside look at the daily triumphs and trials of women artists, like Misty Mawn and Claudine Hellmuth, whose work I've admired. Soon I was finding blogs by other women; mothers and secretaries, students and graphic designers, who spent as much time as they could creating... and sharing that part of themselves with anyone who cared to explore and read. Be it Geninne in Mexico, Juju in England, or Moonstitches in Japan, I'm very thankful for all they're willing to share and it's given me the courage to want to join in. So down the rabbit hole I go...

7 comments:

Debbi B said...

Hi Angie

Just saw your blog - it is lovely and your art piece is striking and serene at the same time. I too can relate to the inspiration that comes from all the wonderful artists out there that share their lives and art with us in blogland. I started a blog a few weeks ago for so many of the same reasons and I am finding it motivates me to make the most of my creative time (after the day job!). All the best, I look forward to "visiting" you again. Debbi

Carlene said...

What a lovely piece! Again, I look forward to reading about all your creative endeavors.

Angie said...

Debbi, thanks for the encouraging comment. I never expected my first comment to come from Australia. I'm thrilled. Being new to blogging yourself, I'm sure you can relate. Thanks for the welcome.

Angie said...

Carlene, Thanks. Seeing that your fairly new blog looked great and was always full of such wonderful content gave me the courage to join the blogging community. Thanks for all you share.

Geninne said...

Welcome to the blogging world Angie!!! and thank you so much for the shout out :)
This flower is just exquisite, looks like a stained glass window, so luminous and pretty.

Alex said...

Thank you, Angie!
Welcome to blogland and happy crafting!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog...it's nice to know I could change your mind about tags ;-)
I love your work too...especilly this picture which is almost like stained glass. The colours are amazing.