Who and where are you?
My Name is Patti Ballard. I am a Whimsical mixed media artist. I live in Saint Cloud, Fl. a small town about 30 minutes east of Walt Disney World.
How did you get started art blogging?
I felt I really needed to connect with other artists and bloggers that shared the same interests as myself and also I really wanted to learn how I could get my art out there and basically learn about others art and how they felt about going public with it.
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?
I really think blogging is about making friends and being your true self. People can feel if you are genuine when you write. Also Its just like a regular friendship. You have to nurture your new friends besides just talking about yourself. Letting your emotions and true self come out makes it seem to others that you are real and they will treat you like a real friend.
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?
It really depends on the mood I’m in, or even what I’m painting. sometimes I am so engrossed in what I’m doing that I don’t want any distractions so I just love to listen to silence and my own thoughts. Music is important to me though and I have a very wide range of music favorites. I love Pop and alternative rock. I like to listen to radio even the talk shows.Sometimes just oldies from the 50-90’s and sometimes slow romantic songs.
What can we expect to see next from your easel?
I am really loving doing a more quirky kind of subjects with lots of hearts and words lately, every once in a while an angel or fairy in a more realistic form will pop out but right now I literally have at least 25 drawings( I doodle all the time) that I will be transferring to canvas.
Thank you Patti 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?