I am an artist, photographer and art teacher blogging about the world as I experience it and sharing what I find interesting. A selection of my work is available from www.saatchionline.com/Sophiemayersart, or directly from me. Please contact me with any queries. Thanks for your time.
The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year.
It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out.
So far (it’s day one!) I am seeing a renewed interest in how “we” are effecting the environment around us (my BA final project was on this), story telling (which my MA thesis considered), and lots of exploring materials.
The Arts School will start running day courses in Drawing and Mark making and Reflective Practise. Come and spend the day on a beautiful farm in East Sussex. 60 acres of woods, fields and lakes. A delicious lunch is included, provided by Sam. So excited! A few spaces left for our intro day on July 8th and confirmed dates to follow!
Last year I tried to take a Photograph a day for a year.
I had been following some 365 day projects and tried to give it a go. It didn’t work…. I forgot, I was to busy, I got distracted etc. The best intentions of doing a fun project turned to stress of not completing something.
To resolve this I decided to keep going, posting when I can. And keep it is a piece of work in itself, a type of diary of places and things.
Today I had some time to edit a few images that will be coming up this week. Hope you choose to follow and enjoy!
In a world of virtual marketing it’s hard to know what way to go.
I have a Facebook page, linked to tweeter, and I have several blogs, mainly using this one, but also a blog as an artwork. Theses take time to keep up, and to gain and maintain followers, here are my questions:
How do you do it? And am I doing the best for my practise?