Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog Babybluesnowflake!
Originally, I initiated this blog space to undo my writer’s block and my resulting fear of the blank page.
However, as it turns out, I ended up using it for my creative recovery and exploration not only by means of words but in particular by means of images.
A huge big thank you to my followers and visitors for liking, commenting on and sharing the contents of this blog!
You are the light that shines on my artwork. Without you, my art is like the moon on a new moon night: cast in darkness.
As for me
I am an artist, writer, and illustrator with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications, sociology and a member of the 12×12 picture book challenge.
When I find the time, I love to participate in creative events on Twitter or Instagram like Inktober, DrawingAugust, ArtItUpWithFriends, and more.
I’m in the process of writing children’s picture book (PB) drafts for the *12×12 PB challenge (*12 PB drafts in 12 months). Two of my polished works include ‘Miah and the Moon’ where I’m sketching out a storyboard and painting first water-colour illustrations.
The other one is titled ‘Cow Matilda Flies’–I’m in love with this story. There are also some drafts lined up like ‘Mikki and Molly’, ‘Finding the Poppy Flower Field’, and ‘Monkey Forest’.
I haven’t succeeded in making a draft every month. Sometimes refining a draft turned out to be more important than coming up with a new one. But as long as I’m working on a book–whether drafting, editing, illustrating–and am showing up to the page on a regular basis, all is good.
My inner balance is maintained by means of yoga, meditation, contemplation and a daily dose of laughter (very important happiness ingredient!).
…dedicating most of my time to art, I used to be a full-fledged IT professional (webmaster, web designer, system engineer and IT business analyst and requirements engineer) and also worked as an editor for an internal IT magazine, internal comms and various finance publications for international corporations. Still today, all things technological make my eyes twinkle. Once a geek always a geek?
But apart from my professional and academic background, I’ve always been simultaneously engaged in creative pursuits like singing, dancing, acting, painting, illustrating and writing. A geeky artist?
No matter how analytical and technical I can get, I’m a creative, too. Doing ‘arty farty’ stuff comes naturally to me and makes me happy.
It’s high time now
to swish, splash, write, draw, paint and illustrate away,
because remember to do what you love,
every single day!