Monday, August 13, 2012
August Challenge #13-My Blog Story
Who am I as a blogger? I am a retired art teacher; a mother of two; wife to a great guy for almost 49 years; grandmother to two; an artist who likes to experiment on mixed media/fiber arts; an avid reader with a wide range of tastes in books...mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, human interest, animal stories....and more. I like the great outdoors...limitedly. I am not much into camping, but do like to hike and enjoy gardens and all vistas of beauty. I enjoy wildlife...from the safety of the bus! And I love to take pictures...am totally enamoured with the use of digital cameras!! What a great advancement in the world of photography!
I began blogging over five years ago...my blogger daughter got me started....we first had a family only blog...and she had a personal blog which she continues today...(very interesting and funny!!!) so I decided to also start a personal one also.
My blog..ccsq.blogspot.com...stands for Creative Crone From studioQ. I named my blog after my fiber arts group that meets once a month. We were originally the Creative Crones, but we had a few younger members who didn't care for the "crone" connection..(even though a crone does not necessarily mean an ol' hag...it means a creative, wise, knowledgeable, worldly woman, etc.) so we changed our name to studioQ...the "Q" standing for any "q" word one would like to attach!! It varies with the individual and the mood!!! But I always like the "crone" aspect so I decided to keep it!
My blog consists of a little bit of everything....it is a vehicle for me to show off my art work...to show challenges...this one, a Zentangle challenge I usually do each week, a couple other challenges that I try to keep up with (I am real behind on the Color Challenge and the BOM right now!) I also like to use my blog to show places we have visited....daily events that I want to share....sometimes I use my blog to get on my soap box and "lecture" about something that means a lot to me!
And one of the best things I like about blogging is following many other bloggers from all over the world...I really enjoy seeing/hearing what others are up to...and to enjoy their creative endeavors and ideas. It is like world travel from my arm chair!