This little blog of mine, my teeny piece of the blogosphere in a vast galaxy of art writers, has been published for approximately 6 years. In its early days, I wrote from my heart, knowing it was primarily my mum and dad, who made up the vast majority of my 3 followers. The other follower was me. I wrote about life and motherhood, paint and pets, with the occasional recipe thrown in for good measure....and I totally loved it.
Iridescent Sea, oil on canvas, Mia Laing 2016Then my blog grew. Facebook blossomed. Instagram expanded and my daughters were now both teenagers, with ever present eyeball rolling at the mere thought of them being in a blog post. I started to question the validity of my posts; to rewrite and then delete my writing and then sadly the realisation hit that I’d lost my nerve and voice and spending two hours writing a blog that nobody read because it was some kind of alien cross between an art and a mummy blog, was therefore a huge waste of my time. For the past 2 years my blog has been silenced by this fear and doubt and eyeball rolling...but the thing is, I missed writing. I missed searching for just the right word. I missed the blank page awaiting imagery to fill it. I missed letting my thoughts shift through a jumble of ideas and the concentration needed to type it out in a neat and orderly sequence of grammar and punctuation. So this year I decided it was time to get back to my blog. I’ve overhauled its look, added a shop, come to grips with sorting my art galleries and finally I’m feeling my blog voice rising above a whisper in the dark.
A selection of oil paintings by Mia LaingAfter ten years of living ‘life at the end of a paintbrush’, I’ve got a lot to give back and to share with others... and I like to write. Bingo. Passion and knowledge. The perfect Art blog mix.
Art Furpreciation, Oil on canvas 2016, Mia LaingI know all about oil paint, golden retrievers, photography and how to survive the juggle of motherhood and retain your sanity, whilst being a passionate creative. I know all about doubt, second guessing and dealing with disappointment...I also know how to turn these negatives into positives, so if you need it, I’m here to help. Come on, say hi. Ask a question, give me a blog idea, tell me about yourself.
Why I have an art blog, by Mia Laing mymiasart.comMy paintbrushes are twitching, my keyboard is ready! Mia