EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Drusilla Kehl

Drusilla Kehl

Who and where are you?

My name is Drusilla and I live in Hudson, NY. I have a background in commercial art, and am self taught in watercolors and acrylics.I am a long time pet rat owner, and some 20 years ago my late husband and I began producing artwork catering to other rat lovers. Thus The Illustrated Rat was born. I have expanded into all kinds of other pet and people portraits and illustration.

Iola and Maverick by Drusilla Kehl

How did you get started art blogging?

A few years ago I discovered BlogSpot and thought it might be fun to do one. I already had a website, and a presence on Zazzle and Etsy, and, I’m happy to say, a growing fan base. This seemed an opportunity to showcase my work with a more personal touch. On the blog, I can comment or give a background to each image. It is also a way of reaching new people.

Rat and Unicorn by Drusilla Kehl

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Promote your link–have it in your signature if you can. If you follow other people’s blogs, chances are they will follow yours. A blog is quite subjective–I generally do not post work in progress, but other people do. I think it’s important to remember here you can talk about your work and offer unique insights. You can’t really do that on a website (in my opinion).

John by Drusilla Kehl

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

I always listen to music. It really depends on what mood I’m in, Lorena McKennit, 70s rock, opera, classical, movie soundtrack…

Castro by Drusilla Kehl

What can we expect to see next from your studio?

I have one or two pet portrait commisions. I am also preparing for the ArtsWalk Weekend here in Hudson (early October) where there will be many opportunities to display my work.

http://illustratedrat.blogspot.com/

Thank you Drusilla 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?

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3 thoughts on “EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Drusilla Kehl

  1. I had a pet rat ‘sunshine’ many years ago. He/she hung out on my art table. Nibbled at my pencil or brush while standing on his hind feet. Rode around on my shoulder and had free reign of the house. Lovely animal. Loved seeing how you have depicted the rat in your art.

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