The Great XMAS Blogroll Induction Extravaganza – Day 10.
Art holds a distinctive place in my life: my father was an artist, and I am grateful that he was insistent on passing down his love of the Arts to us. I mostly avoid “art” blogs, or “poetry” blogs—I’m rather transparent, and you would know pretty quickly my true sentiments on your craft. Would it mean it is bad art? Not really… It would simply mean that I do not have an appreciation of your art. Subjective. I discovered Sonja Barbaric by pure luck: she liked a post of mine, so I visited her blog. Her art and aesthetics grabbed me, viscerally. We started chatting, I liked her Facebook page, we became friends, and she generously accepted to create a header for A Clown on Fire. When she sent me the header, my initial reaction was: this is art. Six Glasses of Water is one of the few art blogs I follow. Sonja, I am honoured that you have accepted to be part of my blogroll.
All right, first and foremost, I have no idea what I’m doing here on this amazing blogroll. Honest. I’ve been reading what all you others before me had to say and the thing is, you all wrote these witty, clever posts and kind of knew what’s going on (well, the majority knew) and I’m just this wannabe painter and illustrator who shies away when given a compliment and looks completely bewildered when someone says they like what I do. I’m the type who avoids being in the spotlight as plague, hands a drawing as a sign of appreciation and runs in the other direction and yet – here I am – writing a post for Le Clown’s famous blogroll and why? – Because Eric asked me to. And you don’t say no to Eric.
Hmm, come to think of it, all this time I’ve only been speaking to Eric and never actually met Le Clown in all his glory. Hm, wonder what that means? Hm, wonder if it’s a stupid question?
Anyways, I think it’s better if I do this in facts. Facts help sometimes.
Fact number 1: In case you didn’t know, I made one drawing for Le Clown’s banner and it’s still up there. It’s the pretentious one depicting him as galaxy in far space, which brings me to:
Fact number 2: We share the same zodiac sign – Aquarius, again which brings me to:
Fact number 3: We both tend to go to the extremes and thus exhibit these poignant personality traits:
- being full of ourselves one minute and turn into self critical nit pickers the next one
- acting either overly aloof or caring too much
- unpredictable behavior. All the time.
Fact number 4: English is not our first language
Fact number 5: We both love art. (And Eric thinks he likes my art too. Don’t know what Le Clown thinks of it. Come to think of it, maybe I don’t want to know.)
Fact number 6: I like Eric’s blog and I like him.
So, there you have it. I guess those could be the reasons why I’m here.
Thank you Eric, you’re the best.