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Tag Archives: your artistic outlet
I’m very excited to introduce you to Sonja, the artist behind Shadedfaces. It is her work that you see in this post today. She draws portraits and sketches with mechanical pencils, and they are amazing.
Sonja was hesitant to guest blog, because she is a self-professed perfectionist and was concerned that she would not be able to write a story that met her exacting standards. (Hmmm, hope this one does :))
From a very young age, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my Father and become a Gamekeeper. When I wasn’t at school, I could be found helping dad with the Pheasants. During the shooting season, I would be amongst the line of beaters (think my first day bush beating was when I was seven). Many a time, I would try to miss the school bus so that I could go bush beating instead.
At that time, it was unheard of for a female to become a Gamekeeper. The careers advisor at school thought I was silly. Father did relent and offered to help me, but being an independent soul like him, I wanted to achieve it my own way!
Whilst at primary school, my parents bought me a Kodak Instamatic Camera one Christmas. Then in my teens, they got me a Praktica. We had a friend of the family who was a professional Photographer and I began to spend some time with him…
Don’t forget to tell us which photo is your favorite!
In lieu of a guest post I’m going to introduce you to several wonderful people that I’ve met on-line recently. There are many more than I can mention in one post, so perhaps I’ll have to do this again sometime.
I hope you will take the time to click on a few of these links and get to know these great people! You’ll be glad you did! Continue reading
Welcome Andy Ennis! Thanks for this post on Graphic Design and for sharing these amazing images.
Just five minutes before I started writing this, I was asleep on my sofa at 4pm on a Monday afternoon. I’d like to say that’s one of the perks of being self-employed but, for me, it was the end of a very long work day that spanned an entire weekend.
I work as a graphic designer and it’s this portfolio of work that I’m going to talk about today. Despite having to work on it for long hours over evenings and weekends, it’s definitely an important and enjoyable part of what I do. Most of my work consists of 3D art, which was partially what I studied at university along with other aspects of game design. Continue reading
Welcome Shiva King! Thank you for sharing your story.
Growing up in Littlehampton, a small town on the south coast of Britain, I spent many lonely days walking the shoreline looking for shiny stones and odd objects washed ashore by the tide. At 17, I studied for a BTEC in General Art and Design at Northbrook College, Worthing. It was here that, as part of an art project on the sea, I first used my scalpel to whittle a gloriously hideous figure, which I put into a bottle filled with sand. Continue reading
In honor or Valentine’s Day I am posting this week’s Artistic Outlet story a day early. The reason for this is that the post is a surprise! Byron Bates sent me an e-mail extolling the many virtues of his wife Wanda. He asked that I post the story as a surprise (not necessarily on Valentine’s Day, but I thought that would be fun). Here is Byron’s sweet story about Wanda. Continue reading
I am thrilled to introduce this week’s creative contributor, Lisa Russell! She has generously agreed to share her story and pictures about spinning her own yarn, and raising the rabbits to make it! It is quite a story, told in Lisa’s own words.
I started spinning about three years ago after attending my first fiber festival with my sister Linda. She is a knitter, and studied fiber arts in college. When I heard that she was going to the fiber festival, I decided to tag along. Continue reading
As you can see, I have changed the title for this Wednesday’s post. The reason for this is that it takes time for the seed of an idea to germinate and finally grow into the product you were hoping it would become. I think this has finally happened.
My reason for starting Hobby Hump Day was that I wanted to post about creative endeavors other than writing, and to include topics that those who were not necessarily writers might be interested in reading about. It is an admittedly cheesy title, but I thought it was catchy, and besides, I like alliterations. I’ve really enjoyed these posts, and I hope you have too, but now I want to expand on the idea. I want this to be a place for you, a place to tell others about your creative pursuits.
My mission is to feature a different individual (or a new activity, same person) each week and share his or her artistic outlet.