EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Betty Stoumbos

This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week creates art full of magic and whimisical delight. She’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit with her angels, but her art is inspiring all year long!

Artist Betty Stoumbos

Who and where are you?

Thanks for inviting me here. My name is Betty Stoumbos, and I live in a small city in Ontario, Canada. I work full time at a job which pays the bills, and in the evenings when everything else is done, I get to have fun and create.  My style would be considered whimsical, and I love experimenting with different techniques.

Snow Fairy by Betty Stoumbos

How did you get started art blogging?

I remember when I had first heard of blogs, I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to talk about themselves online, and why would anyone want to read it?  It wasn’t long before I got hooked.  As I began reading art blogs, I decided to start my own, mostly to document my artistic growth. I didn’t expect anyone else to be interested, but surprisingly people started to follow.

Illustration by Betty Stoumbos

Any tips for EBSQ art bloggers?

If I were to offer any tips to art bloggers, I would say share yourself, and share your art. I like to know a bit about the blogger’s life.  However, if this is outside your comfort zone, don’t feel like you have to share your personal life.  This is your blog, and you can make it into whatever you like. Don’t forget to show lots of photos too. They make your blog more attractive to readers.

Endless Night by Betty Stoumbos

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

When I’m working,  I usually have on Hay House radio, which is an online radio station. They offer programming by lots of well known spiritual authors, and I love having it in the background.  However, starting in November I listen to Christmas music all day long. It’s my favorite time of year, and it helps me create holiday art. I also started lighting a little tealight which I put in a pretty crystal holder on the window sill that I face.  Creativity is very important in my life, and it’s a small way to honor it.

Owls by Betty Stoumbos
What’s next coming from your easel?

I love painting whimsical girls, and in the New Year I hope to start creating larger paintings more regularly. I also would like to get back to my fairy tale series which has been sadly neglected. 🙂


Thank you Betty for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

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