Calling all EBSQ Artists, now is the time to enter the February Exhibit – What a Doll. The exhibit is open to both 2D and 3D artists. That’s right! You could hand make your own doll or depict a doll in a painting. Deadline to enter is February 28th!
This week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week is an eBay Top Rated Seller with thousands of sales under her belt. She is known not only for her rich, whimsical paintings, but as much if not more for her folk art dolls. I’m proud to introduce Catherine Darling Hostetter!
Who and where are you?
I am a full time artist living in Salt Lake City, UT. I am passionate about art and love working in different mediums, I have been a member of EBSQ since 2002 or was it 2001? Anyway a long time. I sell my work online on eBay and Etsy as well as in some local galleries in Salt Lake, Park City, Utah and Evanston Wyoming.
How did you get started art blogging?
I enjoy writing so I fell into blogging naturally. I think it’s a great way to link people with my art and try to have something to show each time I blog. I feel blogging is also a great way to let people who buy my art get to know me better.
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?
If you sell online, blogging is a great promotional tool. It’s a great way to toot your own horn so to speak. Also it is a great networking tool as you can link other artists to your blog and they can do the same for you. I find using twitter brings people to my blog and increases my following.
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?
I enjoy listening to new age classical, as well more mellow music and it is a daily ritual. I always have something to listen to whether it be music or a movie such as one based on Jane Austen’s books.
What’s coming next from your easel?
Currently I am working on cloth dolls that I am painting with acrylic and also I’m painting on paper or canvas images that are similar to my dolls. I am making an effort to ‘brand’ my art by sticking with a certain style for more than a week! 😉
Thank you Cathy 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?
Time is running out to enter your Halloween Art Dolls in EBSQ’s Halloween Doll Challenge. Entries will be accepted through Friday, 24 October 2008. Winning entries will be featured in next week’s EBSQ Art of the Day(which will bring you and your doll a heck of a lot of traffic)! So bring us your ghosts, your ghoulies, and your altered Goth grrls. We want to see your undead dollies!
Dime Store Dollies is a project I started last year to save ugly, misused dolls and turn them into something “beautiful.” I work only with dolls that are in great need of help! Vintage dolls beyond restoration, or cheap dime store dolls that would normally be thrown away quickly by uninterested children. Learn to repurpose vinyl toys into art.
About the presenter:
Noelle Hunt is a self taught artist who gathers inspiration from retro kitsch items such as pin-up girls, big-eyed children, pity puppies and tiki bars.She studies the objects of her affection and reshapes them in a modern style, dubbed “nouveau retro.” Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone: