|Kristina Wentzell, wild poppies, oil on cavas. ©2011|
As part of my ongoing evolution as a working artist, I am making a commitment to improving my blog.I’d like this blog to be a lively, engaging place full of art, color, whimsy and lots of inspiration for you, dear reader. To that end, I’ve enrolled in a blog class specifically for artists taught by Alyson Stanfield and Cynthia Morris. Taught online over an intensive four-weeks, the class will cover many aspects of blogging.
So, please read on and check back often and let me know how I’m doing!
Our first assignment: Set the intention with the basics. Who am I writing for?
I am writing for art lovers of all kinds: collectors, appreciators, and fellow artists. I’m also writing for folks who share similar interests besides art such as
- backyard chickens
- writing that has a sense of place.
What do I want to get out of blogging?
I participate in about a half dozen outdoor art shows every summer around New England.
Time and time again, someone will come into my booth, look around at my art and turn to me announcing “this is the happy booth”.
Creating art is a joyful thing and it is so gratifying when I hear people express these sentiments.
I want my blog to be a continuation of my booth—the happy place. I’m eager to create a place where readers can learn about my art, the stories behind the pieces, and the artists that influence me. I envision a place to celebrate all that is beautiful and inspiring, gardens, flowers, out of the way places of my neck of the woods, travels, and what it means to live an artists’ life.
I want to connect with more readers and get feedback and responses to what I’ve written. I’d like my readers to be excited about coming to my blog and want to share it with their friends.
I want to be able to write clearly about my art in a way that is both truthful and meaningful and that resonates with my readers.
So, welcome! I hope you find this to be a happy place for at least a moment or two in your day.
To see more of my work, go here.