Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Intro: First Post

Hello all,

Just a bit of an intro--the main purpose of this blog is to have an organized place for me to share my artwork on the internet. I have attempted to set up portfolio blogs and websites in the past, however the .html and .xhtml needed were too frustrating and too time-intensive for me to learn to code on my own. This blog will hopefully be the solution to my lack of interweb savvy (however, if anyone knows of a good .html tutorial, I wouldn't mind taking a look at it!).

Anyways--a bit about myself: I've been addicted to art all my life. Self-expression is my own personal oxygen; I can't function without it. Through my artwork, I have trained myself to see the world from a different, more symbolic and emotional perspective. People always tell me, "you're defined by who you are, not what you do." But what if those two things are synonymous? I have a tendency to define myself through my work because it reveals the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that have formed the person I am today.
I don't just draw and paint, though. I play guitar, sew, write the occasional short story or poem, sculpt....the list goes on. I believe in the importance and beauty of spontaneity, and how one's impulses can provide insight to how we define ourselves as human beings. Through my art (as well as the work of others), I mull over life's big questions in search of my own personal identity...

...and now I have to go clean my hamster's cage. That's it for now!

self-portrait in ink, from my current sketchbook.
i think this is the only picture i've ever drawn of myself smiling...

1 comment:

  1. I love this! And I'm really glad you are drawing yourself smiling :)
    <3 Sam