Thanks so much to Inari Deigns for the nomination. I am pure chuffed!! Please go check out her page as she would have been top of my nominations!
I started my blog only 4 months ago so it’s actually relatively new. I actually can’t believe I started it so little time ago because I really enjoy it, I feel like ive been doing it a year!
I started it by accident as I posted photos of my friends in an olympic lifting competition as a post on my website and then I decided to keep it as part of my page and include my artwork.
My favourite thing about the online blog is the HUGE network of supportive artists. I am cursed with Artist doubt when comes to my work so every comment, like or view means a huge deal to me. Thank you so much.
These awards are a great way of finding new blogs to follow and be inspired by. I honestly can’t get over the amount of amazing blogs I have found through awards listings from bloggers. I click on them and I think.. WOW how did I never see this before. Therefore I am going to follow the rules and give you 15 of my must follow blogs.
I don’t expect you bloggers to participate don’t worry (it’s not in the theme of some people’s blogs so totally understandable) this is just to give these blogs a shout out and hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do 🙂
The Rules: Show the award on your blog. Thank the person who nominated you. Share 7 facts about yourself. Nominate 15 blogs. Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know. 🙂
My 7 (uninteresting lol )Facts:
- I work in Magners as well as being an artist. That’s the lovely Irish cider drink. My father and grandfather worked here too years so that’s nice. Ireland is a small country , almost everyone in Clonmel worked here at some stage back in the day ha 🙂 Painting along side working full-time can be really tough but its rewarding too and its unfortunately the case for a lot of artists.
My first ever wedding caricature was created as a present to my friend Pamela when she was getting married. People started ordering them off me and the rest is history. They are super popular.
I started to include film reviews for fun on my blog because I go to cinema at least once a week and people are always messaging me for recommendations.
I did my thesis on an artist called Gottfried Helnwein. He is quite a controversal artist but I love his work. I only realised when I was doing my thesis that he lived up the road. I was too shy at that age to ask to meet him though. Oh to go back as a mature student.
I really want to do pottery class. I did some in college but I can’t really remember so I’d love to do a course again. If anyone knows any in southern Ireland please let me know!!??! pretty please!
6. I started a diploma in Photography online with The Photography institute. I am struggling with the online course, i’ll prioritise other things over study so if anyone has any tips for studying with work and painting just pass them my way 😛
- I have loads of cook books but I don’t really cook (lazy). Its not a case of cant cook more wont cook. Actually maybe won’t clean… It’s an ongoing joke with my cousin Mel that I want a cook book shelf to rival hers. Of course in my dream future home I will have a lovely kitchen that has room to cook and it will be great excuses haha
My 15 Nominations. I love these blogs and I hope you enjoy them too (I have so many more but these stuck with me this week)