This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week is a seasoned member of the EBSQ who’s work is a rich menagerie of her artistic journey. Her landscape paintings are perhaps the most memorable and cherished artworks from her portfolio, but don’t take my word for it.
Who and where are you?
I’m Windi Rosson, I’m the Artist and Owner….no wait….Supreme Creative Goddess of Winjimir Studios. I have been a member of EBSQ for about 150 years. Back when we used to have to explain to people what eBay was, and what EBSQ was…and then explain it all again, because they still didn’t understand. LOL. I’m a completely self taught artist, currently working and residing in the middle of the sticks, GA. That is why it’s so easy for me to pull the pretty pictures from my head, and put them on the canvas….because there is nothing else to do around here. My Primary focus is on painting in oils and acrylics but I often play around with mixed media…oh, and I started a very unique line of jewelry called ArtSkrap that I play around with too.
How did you get started art blogging?
I was actually really reluctant to start this blogging stuff. But all the other really cool art kids were doing it, so I followed along. That was waaaay back in 2003, lol. I started off at Live Journal and that is still my main blog. I hope to be writing a lot more over there this year. I also have a fan page on Facebook and a Twitter account (which I’m still trying to get the hang of, lol) It’s been fun to see over the years all the changes to blogging and how popular it’s become.
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?
Keep posting stuff daily. Even if it’s just simple things like photos of the day, or articles about art related things. People may not always comment on your blog, and you may think that no one is paying attention, but they are! You have to give them a reason to want to tune into what your doing. I think it’s also important to give people options to tune in. Some people only want to see the work your doing, and when/where it’s for sale. Others may want to tune into what your doing besides art.
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?
I just recently blew out the speakers in my studio stereo, lol! I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music. I like my music to be as random as possible while I’m working in the studio. A little thrash metal followed by some reggae, followed by some odd French songs (that I don’t even understand, but sing along to anyways. lol) throw some old school country, and 80’s gangster rap in just for kicks. The more random it is, the better. I like to think that it keeps me on my toes….but in reality I probably spend more time playing with the ipod, then I do painting. Lol!
What’s coming next from your easel?
Right now I am finishing up some acrylic paintings that will be entered into some juried art shows later this year. Also finishing up a sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project, and just completed another 50 piece set of blocks for Art-O-Mat. I’ve got about 25 oil paintings that are in various stages, that I’ve been itching to finish up. I also have some licensing and publishing opportunities I’m looking into for the coming year.
So, you all should stay tuned to my blog to see what happens! Lol!
Thank you Windi for being 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?