The reason I selected this blog:
1) His post from March 17th 2013 is amazing and comes with a quote that is important to me “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
2) I found his site through his post on 9th January 2014, this is a great activity for teaching students about proportion. The point of blogging for me is learning and sharing.
3) this is the blog that makes me try to draw everyday to develop my skills
Jared’s Q & A
Why are you doing a blog that post daily?
Well, I don’t post daily. I do post weekly (most weeks).
The reason for my blog is twofold. Firstly, it is a great visual diary for me and a way of keeping a record of my thoughts, feelings and experiences. The second reason is as a record for my kids and maybe grand kids one day.
For the first year I did not let anyone comment, because I really just wanted to use the platform for recording my sketches and thoughts. I now allow comments and whilst my twofold objective remains the main reason for blogging, in time I have also found the interaction and support of other bloggers both valuable and enjoyable.
What do you find inspires you for the content of the posts?
Sometimes movies or a piece of music, but mostly life with it’s ups and downs and pains and joys. I go with the picture says a thousand words concept and try to keep my words to a minimum in most posts.
What others blogs or projects have inspired you?
A Canvas of the Minds is a blog I proudly do some writing for (you will see the badge in my sidebar). The other contributors to this blog are truly inspirational people and do a wonderful thing in supporting others and raising mental health awareness.
IARXIV ran a little story last year about the adventures of two little pigs. Sounds odd I know, but following their adventure was strangely addictive. I was already following this blog before the story started as the posts are always quite interesting.
Elenacaravela’s Blog. Elena is unquestionably very talented and I particularly love her water colour work – there is a mysticism to a lot of her work and she seems to enjoy leaving room for individual interpretation. Enjoyable to follow and inspirational.
poppytump@number4: Poppy inspires me in the way she approaches new artistic endeavours. She seems to have no fear of failure or admitting she feels she has failed in demonstrating her work. As someone who really resists change or trying new things, I am fascinated by her tenacity. Of late she has been producing some beautiful photography, but she also has demonstrated a gift with words.
If you look at the following post, you will see me expressing gratitude for the connections and friendships I have found whilst blogging in 2013 (some other blogs are mentioned there):
What do you think you get out of it?
I get a lot out of sketching, it is very therapeutic for me. With a history of depression and anxiety, I find it helps my mind to focus and process whatever it is that I am dealing with at that particular point. But blogging has surprised me with the connections I have made with people around the world. I am introverted by nature, so not really one to seek out new friendships or social networks, yet I have inadvertently found them here.
Thank you for reading!
Images and interview kindly given by Jared from lunchsketch.com