So...hello, how are you?
I have noticed, as I am sure you have also noticed, that I am not so awesome at keeping this blog up. It has come to my attention that I have a conundrum, a muddle, a perplexing puzzler if you will. I know that in order to be likable, searchable, knowledgeable, seeable, relatable, etc. etc., you are supposed to blog. At least that is the rule of staying relevant according to google. So as an Illustrator it would make sense that I maintain a blog related to that topic. I should be taking the pretty pictures of my art, giving the step by step photos, creating the tutorial video, or at bare minimum saying, "hey I did this thing. Here is a picture." But as the inspired Sweet Brown said "ain't no body got time for that!" Besides if you REALLY REALLY need to know the big secret behind the inner workings of my mind, you can go to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And trust me, it is not that big of a secret.
So my conundrum is how do I go about obeying the law of the land by keeping a blog, when I really just don't want to? We are supposed to write about what interests us, and frankly, I don't find writing about me very interesting. This has caused me to use the time tested practice of avoidance. There is no solution, so I won't do it at all.
But now I have a solution!
If the internet really needs one more way to find out the deep thoughts and feels of Tannie Smith, then what better way to do so than by sharing what inspires her? I decided that I would much rather share with you the amazing artists that inspire me than spend one more minute writing about myself! That sounds way more interesting to me than me.
And keep in mind, art is not just an image on canvas. It can be music, poetry, dance, film, etc. Anything that conveys a meaningful message in a creative and profound way. Moving forward my posts will be about any artist out there that is inspiring in some way. That is putting something positive out there. At least from my point of view.
So I guess, in the end, it is still a little bit about me. :-)