EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Kathy Jurek

November is not only a time of changing leaves. Traditionally, it is a time for family–gatherings and feasts. Kathy Jurek is one EBSQ artist who’s passion is the painting of family and everyday people, in everyday situations. I’m proud to present her for this week’s EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

Kathy Jurek

Who and where are you?

My name is Kathy Jurek and I live in Omaha, Nebraska.

Harry in the Leaves by Kathy Jurek

How did you get started art blogging?

I started blogging in October 2006. I was selling my work on Ebay and blogging was becoming very popular so I thought it would be a good idea to try it.

Button Pusher by Kathy Jurek
Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

If you’ve been thinking about blogging, then try it. Blogging allows you to make a more personal connection with people and it’s very easy to get started. It’s easier and quicker than a website. Even if you are the only one who knows it exists, you will have an online diary of your progress as an artist. It’s fun to look back and see how far you have come. It’s also a great place to send people who are interested in your work. I update my blog more often than my website. I also post smaller artwork, works in progress and illustrations that I don’t put on my website.

You Decide by Kathy Jurek
What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

I’m addicted to pandora.com and this year I’ve been really hooked on the band, Lifehouse. Sometimes I listen to podcasts. Honestly, I think I’m more productive when I work in silence but that’s no fun.

Missy and Emma by Kathy Jurek
What’s coming next from your easel?

Aside from all the small art I try to get done during the week, I’m getting ready to start a large figurative painting to enter into a national show next year.


Thank you Kathy for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

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