EBSQ Blogger of the Week

Artist Delilah Smith

Who and where are you?

Delilah Smith, Michigan Artist

Art by Delilah Smith

How did you get started art blogging?

Alyson Stanfield, a marketing coach for artist suggested it.

Art by Delilah Smith

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

Decide what it is you want to blog about, your art,art in general, tips and how too’s ,I would suggest staying away from real personal stuff but give a little bit of who you are. I have several blogs that I do different things on Painting of the Day is just that a new painting each day. On Art by Delilah blog I cover how to’s and general happens, galleries I go to artist that make me say WOW and things I want to do in art.

Art by Delilah Smith

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

I like blues or classical music after 5PM is time in the studio for TV, Bones, NCIS, Criminal Minds. As for rituals my studio is always set up and ready to go. Painting is not an option it is a compulsions.

Art by Delilah Smith

What’s coming next from your easel?

I am thinking of a series based on the color green, after all it’s spring and there is so much in the green world to think about.Hay guys ideas are welcome stop by my blog and give me some ideas. I have about 30 in the cooker right now and will start working my way through them.
Read a few artist blogs, marketing blogs, follow the ones you like and the very best is to just start doing it. Feel free to visit any of my blogs and ask me questions. Thanks and Paint on.

http://artbydelilah.blogspot.com

Thank you Delilah 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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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season – Delilah Smith

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season.  The month of December brings us Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. It is a month of festivities and reflection. Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season appears once a year in month of December and is always a favorite. From now until the end of the year, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that create for this season of celebration.

Delilah Smith

Christmas Mints - Delilah Smith

Christmas is special to most of us. As a child, making the trip into town for the holiday shopping with my parents was an adventure of lights and store fronts.  In those days, trips to town were rare. The streets were decorated in lights and all kinds of Christmas finery. It was a child’s adventure.

Today every house has a yard full of Christmas plastic stuff. Then only Christmas trees were in most homes, and sometimes a wreath on a door. These were in the days before the big box stores; a day when shop keepers decorated their stores with all kinds of wonderful joys to trigger the imaginations and dreams of children. Downtowns were alive.

There were times in my childhood when money was tight; as it is now for many families. Daddy and Mom would make our gifts. I wonder if artists are the only ones who still make gifts. I remember one Christmas when the dollies we saw and wanted could not be purchased. Daddy made a cradle for the one we had and Mom sewed new clothes for our dolls and a bed spread for the cradle. We were so excited Christmas morning with all the new things for our dollies; there was no disappointment we loved our gifts. We had had our dreams of new toys, but loved the things we had gotten just as much because wanting was as much fun as getting.

Maybe someday when I grow up, I will no longer need Christmas. For now I still live in the dreams of Christmas past, Christmas now and all the Christmas’ in the future, when wanting is as important as getting. It is the dream that is important.

As artists we are the dreamers. We live in the Christmas of our soul and like Santa we create. – Delilah Smith

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