Hi guys it's week nineteen of TAT already, can you believe it?? Times flying like crazy, this whole year actually, just leaving a slight 'whooshing' noise as it's passing by my ears. This weeks featured artist is Christine Langemeijer, hope you enjoy:
Tell us a little bit about yourself & what kind of artist you are.
Would I have been an artist if I had not got fybromyalgia, I don't know. But I'm very happy found art. I learned my art from books and youtube clips.
What is the biggest challenge you personally face as an artist and how do you overcome it?
At the moment my biggest challenge is to find right balance between my art activities and my energy and pain levels. I have a whole range of things I can do for good, bad and in between days, so even when I feel really bad I can do something positive. I break lots of the activities down in different stages so I can pace myself.
What is the best thing / worst thing that art has brought into your life?
Do you ever lose your mojo, and if so, how do you get it back?
When everything gets to much often my art activities are the first to suffer, no energy, sore hands, empty head and a journal with lots of empty pages does not work very well. I turn to book and look at other peoples art and try to get ideas from that. I also just doodle or zentangle on small bit of cotton and make card out of them, it always gives you the feeling you achieved something and I'm still doing something.
Tell us where can we find out more about you & your art?
I like sharing my art with others and I was on Julie Fei Balzer blog but I have no blog.
Thank you Christine for sharing your story and allowing us to see where your art drive comes from. I really like what you said about doing your zentangles ~ I think it's important for everyone to do something small like that, no matter how small it is, everyday. Sometimes it's difficult to remember that, this weekend for example I wanted nothing less than to do art, but I did...and I felt, as you say, like I have achieved something that day.
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