AKA: Tumblr vs. Instagram Many years ago I started a couple tumblr accounts, the first one was under a moniker to catalog my inspirations and share a few of my creations. Then I created one to share my artwork and jewelry interwoven with some inspirational content. I was fairly active for over a year, but eventually left in 2015 once it was acquired by Yahoo and lots of posts were being deleted. The problem is there was a lot of unsourced content on tumblr. The record of reblogging is there however and you can trace everything back to the first poster, which is very cool. I moved onto Pinterest to begin cataloging my inspirations and saving them via boards, and to Instagram to share my own content and create my own thematic imagery archive as well as follow other inspiring accounts. I've now added some of my own content to Pinterest as well. For various reasons, including that facebook owns Instagram now and the destruction of the time-based algorithm, the push to pay for your followers to see your posts, and the sense I have of just further degradations of the platform the more I see facebook making sure you know that they are the ones that own Instagram (I'm not a big facebook fan) .....I have felt compelled to seek another platform to share my own visual content. I will still use Instagram, but I don't want it to be my primary publishing account for my content. In searching for
One year ago I decided to do something that I've never done before, and that was a daily drawing challenge. I've always loved drawing cats, and have a lot of my own reference photos from my cat and friends' cats, so I decided to choose them as my subject and further explore how to draw a cat through this daily practice. For 30 days in January/February I drew one drawing of a cat each day and posted each drawing to Instagram. Most were from photos I took myself, but some were from photos friends' shared with me of their cats, and some were from cats I found on Instagram. These original drawings are for sale and can be purchased HERE.
After my initial launch of The Lucid Lush™ Art Haus in late November 2018, I went on a yearlong hiatus, diving deeper into my art studies and considering my long term goals as I transition back into my fine art as a focal point for this next chapter, after having focused more on working in design this past decade since leaving the gallery I was working with ten years ago. It's been a heavy learning curve for me to build this site, with a lot of troubleshooting, and I'm happy to finally have it to the point where it's design and functionality are up to par with the needs and vision that I have. I want to offer a clean, comfortable space where people can find out more about my artwork, my art practice, and shop confidently for a work that is unique and speaks to them on a personal level.
Life Drawing Sketch in Charcoal, Brianna Lamar 2019.I'm a visual romantic, but a tactile one as well, and physical product has always enthralled me. Perhaps that is the Taurus in me, in love with