Hey hey Happy Tuesday
Here is the first TAT of the year =)
I am starting this fabulous Artist Interview series back up after all the holidays and busy start to the new year, so if you want to be featured click here for the details
Enjoy this weeks interview xoxo
Tell us a little bit about yourself & what kind of artist you are.
I am 24 year old woman living in Denmark, near Copenhagen. It has taken me years to figure out what the important things are in life, my life. I allowed myself to be more creative, for instance I have always been a writer – mostly at heart, but I have always loved it. Telling a story, getting captured and sucked into a world my head has created. I decided to let myself be that person, instead of what my parents and society expected from me. A year after realizing that my life needed to change I started to paint - and I loved it from the first brushstroke. It was a way to deal with my emotions, especially at the time, when I dated a man who gave me more grief than happiness. I eventually got rid of the man and kept on painting. I paint my emotions in an abstract kind of way, often I add a figure like a heart – which seems to stick with most of them. I often begin with one idea and end up with something totally different. That’s what I like about painting. I give myself permission to go nuts with colors and brushes, also because writing is way more controlled. It has a form and rules, where abstract painting is whatever you want it to be – and often others see something totally different than you do.
What is the biggest challenge you personally face as an artist and how do you overcome it?
I am very new in the art-world, so you could call me a newbie, and I have no training in art of any kind. The last time a teacher taught me anything art-related was back in middle school. Years ago. I remember close to nothing, but lack of training doesn’t change the fact that I love to paint and to experiment with it. I prefer finding my own way, than to be taught a hundred ways to do it “right” - that doesn’t make it more me. But - yes there is a but - being new in this “game” can be tricky, nobody knows you, and why should they care? How do I get my art out there to the world to see? Creating a blog has been the answer so far, I needed to start somewhere and with time my art and my words will get out there. You have to believe in yourself, so that is what I try to remember – and also not to forget why I started painting in the first place.
What is your heart’s greatest desire for your life as an artist?
It is without a doubt being able to make a living out of my art and my writing. Maybe one day open a Gallery with my own artwork and others, maybe with a bar/café. I am a woman with many ideas, but being able to do what I love and getting paid for it is on top of my wish list.
What is the best thing that art has brought into your life?
Art has brought me meaning, a new way of dealing with things without using words, hope, love - in a way and happiness. Art makes me appreciate life a bit more than before. Art makes mistakes seem less important – I can always find a way to make it work. Art has just brought a lot of good things to my life.
Tell us where can we find out more about you & your art?
You can read all about me and my art on my blog
I write in English to embrace most readers as possible. Denmark is a small country and who knows if Germany or Japan would love my art? This way I have a chance to find out. Beside from the blog I try to stay active on other social media like Facebook and Instagram, which is quite apparent on the blog.
Thank you Ditte for sharing your story and art. I love what you said about trying 'not to forget why I started painting in the first place' that I think is an issue for so many of us, especially when the inner critic begins chipping in I have noticed. I think that has just really helped me connect a couple of dots I have been working with lately re: the inner critic so thank you for that and for your interview, good luck with your art and writing endeavors x
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