I am really excited to actually be able to write my first Friday Feature.
I approached Dawby via their twitter account – I don’t know if you can actually IM on WordPress – and asked if I could feature them on my blog, and excitingly, they’ve agreed! So bare with me if this feature is a little ropey, it’s the first one I’ve written for this blog (And hopefully the first of many)
Everything I appreciate about art is displayed in Dawby’s blog! That might come across as a strange statement, saying someone else’s blog something that sum up how I feel about art, but it’s so true here. If I could start my own artistic journey again, I would find absolutely no shame in following in her footsteps – and I feel absolutely wonderful to be able to see their artwork growing and the ideas that they have and share with us. Once
upon a time, I started a Masters Course in Design and Art Direction, I’ll admit for the first time here, I hated it. It was part way along the discussion of why an artist painted a sky blue that I realised how much I hated it! There is no need for that stupid discussion around artwork. Maybe, that artist painted the sky blue, because the sky is actually blue!?
However, it did make me realise and think one thing. Art shouldn’t be this high-brow, elitist subject. Most people have the ability to pick up a pencil and make marks across a page. And it is exactly this sentiment that makes me appreciate Dawby’s works and blog all the more. The enthusiasm to create and improve what she is drawing as a self taught artist. And this enthusiasm shows in the near daily updates (Which I look forward to seeing in my reader) and the exerts that express their opinions on the art piece.
I first came across their blog through the WordPress reader (which is an amazing tool when it comes to finding like-minded people) and they were drawing a series of houses and I liked their quirkiness and the colours used on the drawings. There is a magic in their creation and I love the personality that the houses have because of the choices that Dawby has made when creating them.
Dawby is on a wonderful, expressive journey with their art work and I find myself looking forward to her updates more and more to see which steps they take next and I really hope that you find as much enjoyment in their art and blog as I do.