Why I Have An Art Blog

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.
Iridescentsea-mialaing-artist-oilpainting-underwater-art Iridescent Sea, oil on canvas, Mia Laing 2016
Then 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.

Why I want to Blog

Art is my passion. I live and breath and dream painting. From dawn to dusk, I’m pondering ideas and planning new paintings. When I’m not painting (which is not very often!) I’m taking photos or on the computer working on marketing and the business side of art.
oilpainting-mialaing-artist-painter-australia A selection of oil paintings by Mia Laing
After 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.

But I Need Your Help

Yep, there’s not much point to all of this if I’m still writing to an empty void...though my ma and pa are still my biggest fans, I’d really like to know if I’m talking to anyone else? I’ve got enough artwork to purely blog my own art, but blowing my own trumpet is actually not what I want to do...well every now and then, yes, but not all the time! Let me know what you would like to read about...whether you are an artist or a collector, an art lover or a pet lover, an old friend or just someone who has stumbled here randomly. I want to hear from you! I have Facebook, Instagram, this blog, Pinterest (pin away my lovelies!) and a monthly newsletter.
art-mialaing-artist-oilpainter-australia Art Furpreciation, Oil on canvas 2016, Mia Laing
I 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.
art-blog-artist-mialaing Why I have an art blog, by Mia Laing mymiasart.com
My paintbrushes are twitching, my keyboard is ready! Mia
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