It should be easy to write about myself right? I mean, everyday I write and everyday I come up with plenty to say and talk about... but when someone asks me to write a short bio the cat instantly has my tongue. I write the first line and think to myself how dumb it sounds, delete it and write another... read that, and decide no that doesn't sound well either. I think I give myself a lot of pressure for coming up with the first sentence; cause the first sentence has to grasp you and make you want to read the rest. If it's boring well, then the rest will be boring right? Not necessarily, but knowone will know if your first sentence wasn't awesome.
I remember in school my english teacher said "Your reader has to be able to know what your writing about by only reading the first and last sentences. Humans being an inpatient species often only reads the first and last sentence of an article".
THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT
In short, an artist's statement is a brief summary of what an artist would say if they could explain their own work in person. It focuses on the present while providing as much information from the past as is relevant.
The best artist's statement is authentic and is written in the artist's own voice, although not always by the artist, and in language which is always simple and accessible."
So... now that I know all this new info (brain overload) let's try this, shall we? I think so!
ok serious time... artists statement...
Hi! My name is Ashlie Blake, and I am a self-taught mixed media artist living in upstate New York. Working with paper, acrylic, and other various materials I create whimsical and dreamy pieces of art that often feature animals, landscapes, and girls. Loving interesting quotes, words or even song lyrics, I can't help but incorporate them into my work. I believe images paired with words increases the emotional response of the viewer as it does for me!
I have always been an artist, however my focus switched to mixed media art only two years ago. Up until then I believed a painting had to be a painting, a watercolor had to be a watercolor, and so on and so forth. I never felt comfortable with just one medium until I said, "Well, why can't I put them all together?"... and so I did! Thence becoming what I am today. From then it has been a journey of self-discovery, and I have enjoyed the ride!
Working in mixed media has allowed my imagination to reach new heights, and granted these hands the ability to produce a more mature form of art.
I share my art, thoughts, and life-observations daily on my blog aptly titled Paintingbliss. There I allow myself to be ME. Any given day, whether I choose to make you laugh, smile, or look at life a little differently...I am looking to inspire. It warms my heart to share my work and to have others enjoy it. I understand that sharing my work increases my ability to be a successful working artist, and it brings me joy and everyday motivation.
Find me on my Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or just contact me by email.
So...did I leave anything out? How's that? What do you all think?
Enjoy your day, may you write your own bio... if not on paper then atleast for fun in your head!