This weeks EBSQ blogger of the week is a well of creativity. She takes her love of color and shapes then applies it to painting, jewelry, clay, mosaics, you name it! Her whimsical designs are an inspiration to all.
Who and where are you?
My name is Maria Greene and I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Art has always run like a red thread through my life, during my years as a full-time writer, and now, a home decor shop owner. Art influences all the areas of my life, my sense of vision of the world around me, my gratitude for being alive, and my ability to express myself through various art forms. Art adds appreciation of shapes and color, especially in Nature, one of my favorite places to be!
How did you get started art blogging?
I was reading a lot of art blogs and decided to start one myself a couple of years ago. At first I thought to write it through the viewpoint of my cat, but he’s too flippant! I get a lot of inspiration from other blogs, and I walk around with my camera for good pictures to share. Pictures sometimes inspire posts that I might not have thought of before.
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?
Write about your passion! If you don’t know what that is, blog to excavate that from your inner self. Many people can relate to that search, and feel inspired from reading about it. How-to’s about the process of your work are good to blog about, or any kind of tip pertaining to your area of expertise. Don’t be afraid of the personal touch; that’s what will bring in your readers. Blogging will bring you a lot of new wonderful friends all over the world!
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?
I like Blues artists a lot, but to be honest, I don’t listen to music that often when I work on my art. I find that it distracts me.
What’s coming next from your easel?
My passions are too many count. One day I’m painting, the next, collaging. Then I move on to jewelry design and torch-fired enamel beads. I also make unique polymer clay mosaic tiles that I use in a variety of projects. My next finished art piece will be (I hope) a collage-mermaid-painting-mosaic tile adventure, an 18×24” wall art project. I’m about half way there!
Thank you Maria for the an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!
If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?