Friday, November 6, 2009

jennifer sanchez : artists who blog

Jennifer's blog:
Jennifer's website:

Why did you decide to start a blog?

People ask me what inspires my work and what it's about.
The answer is a little different depending on what i'm reading or what i've seen. A blog seemed like a great way to share what's going on w/my art and what inspires, right now.

How has blogging affected your work as an artist/designer?

Don't know yet, but I definitely use it as a reference tool. If I want to look at something I saw on the street or in a recent show, it's right there on the blog.

What are your favorite artist/designer blogs? Why?

both are generous w/their insight and opinions about the art world

These are all great blogs that provide insightful, critical and funny posts.

Do you have any advice for artists/designers who are starting a blog?

Write in your voice - the way you talk. Keep it simple.

What has been the most positive and inspirational aspect of having a blog for you?

It helps me get my thoughts together and remember stuff. For me, it's like a growing database of cool stuff I can use in my paintings.

What do you find the most difficult/most rewarding part of having a creative profession?

Trying out new things in my paintings. It's always a little scary and fun at the same time.
Hearing from people who like my work – that's always great and motivational.
Being able to paint for most of my living.

Other than your blog, what has been the most effective way for you to promote your art/design?

My website and I've been linked w/some really great websites and savvy online marketing ladies:

suzanne shade,
jen bekman, jen bekman gallery,

How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?

I make a schedule for myself. I have a morning, part-time job that offers a lot of time off.

I can easily spend my time surfing the net, going to shows hanging out at the park. I sorta plan out my week and have a rough idea what I'll do each day. Spend this much time looking at art, this much time in the studio, this much time doing 'office work'. And I make sure I have down time or loaf time - it's good to hang out and waste time. Gives me the space to process all that I'm taking in.

What would you like to accomplish by the end of 2009?

Be able to quit my job!
I'm also beginning to incorporate a sorta new element in my paintings; large and loose, broad strokes of color. Hope to be able to reconcile it and work with it better.

Thanks Jennifer!

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