Posted On 2007-07-31 , 5:31 PM
Artist Anika's World -
The first entry...
I read a lot, and write a bit, and one thing that I know from both are that, before a story can evolve, the characters need to be introduced and known. Because of that, I will tell you a little more about myself, now that I have this nifty blog set up, and I will let future blog entries evolve as they will.
My name, as you have probably guessed, is Artist Anika. No, it’s not my real name. It is the name that I gave to myself when I was still a youngish teenager and that I have called myself in my head now for many years. Anika is the person I strive to be, rather than person that I am.
Anika is an artist, which is actually very true. Anything that you read here about my life, past or present, and my projects is actual fact. Only the name, and probably the amount of patience and self-reflection evident, are unique to the character I am taking on while online. The pictures that I will post, the things that I will talk about, they are all real to the flesh-and-blood me. Though, I admit, the image of Anika that I have drawn is not what the flesh-me looks like. It is the digital me, the Anika.
So, now that I sound like a complete psychopath, let's move on.
This blog is going to be a place where I will discuss:
As I’m experimenting with new crafts, I will post tips and experiences here. Later, most of these crafts will be turned into pages in my website, but here you will be able to find my thoughts as I think them: unedited and fresh.
- New crafts that I am working on
- New tips I’ve discovered for old crafts
- I might even post a few of my current
- projects (in written form)
- pictures of projects
Currently, my biggest project is building this site. I've built other sites before, but I'm hoping that this one will be the biggest and the best before I am through. I’m working on creating banners, and logos (all of which will be drawn and edited by me). I am also writing the content and experimenting with new designs and layouts. Building this website is turning into a craft all its own, and I hope that it will reflect the time and energy that is going into it.
Why add a blog?
I wanted to create this blog because I am always working on something new. Some of the projects that I talk about here might never be added to the site, some might. I also wanted a place where people can post comments on my thoughts and experiences. I wanted a place where people can tell me if I’m getting something wrong, hopefully before I build a page in the CraftyArtWorld website.
I also wanted a place, more convenient than simple emails, where people can suggest crafts or arts that may not yet have a place in the site.
I’m not sure, yet, how often this blog will be updated. In the beginning, I am more focused on my site than this blog; but as the site unfolds, I’m hoping to spend more time here than in the site. But I wanted to get this first message up now, so that it has been started. After all, a project is always easier to return to than to start.