Friday, 21 February 2020

How I got into drawing

Hi There.....Do you have a hobby?
I have several hobbies.....I am a singer in a band, I draw and paint, I am a beader and I am blogger, influencer too 😀
I actually have been singing and drawing ever since I was a young girl. I used to take my Long Play records.....I know they are ancient just like me.....They would sometimes have the face of the artist on them.....And then I would try to draw them as good as I could.....That would keep me busy for a while.....We did not have tablets or even computers at that time 😁
Later on, when I was about 19 I took classes to improve my drawing skills.....After 3 years I had to quit because I got married and moved to Germany to be with my hubby who was stationed as a soldier over there.....Three hours drive was just a tiny little bit too much to go back and forth for drawing classes 😋
After a year he got a transfer and we moved back to Belgium. I was pregnant with my daughter at that time and a year and a half later I gave birth to a son too. So you can imagine that I didn't have very much time left for hobbies.
When my youngest turned 1 I also got myself a job......I had graduated as a laboratory assistant but being in Germany I didn't really feel the urge to go find a job because of the language barrier and also because I planned to get kids early. About 5 years had passed since my graduation and I realized that it might not be the best idea to get back to being a laboratory assistant.....So I decided to find a job in administration.....Also because it would be easier when raising my kids.....So definitely no time for hobbies.....All work and no play... 😭
It was only when my kids were about 6 and 7 that I decided to take up classes for drawing again.....I started with Still life and followed those classes for 2 years. Then I switched to model and portrait drawing for the next 3 years.....Yes I did see a few nude models too 😁
When we moved again I switched schools and changed to landscape drawing. After 3 years I quit there because of a man who paid a bit too much attention to me.....He would often use me as his model without my knowing.....I didn't really like being watched all the time.....And when he even tried to kiss me that was the last straw 😖
But I did learn a lot after taking so many classes.....So I thought I show you a few of the Ink drawings I made in the last 3 years 😀
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As you can see I am a big fan of everything mother nature has to offer us 😊
Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day
Renata (Seadbeady)
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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

What if I don't know what to blog about?

Hi There.....Do you like to write.....Are you a blogger?
I do and have been blogging since 2017. In the beginning, I only wanted to do this in order to promote my Etsy jewelry shop.....But I became to love it so much that it turned out to be much more than that 😀
So maybe you would like to blog a bit more but you are a bit stuck and you can't seem to find any good ideas on what to write about 😧
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picture from skeeze on Pixabay
Hush-hush.....come on get it together.....Here is a handkerchief.....Go and dry your tears and blow your nose 🌂🤧
I will try and give you some inspiration on what topics you could blog about 😁
Number one on the list and it can give you a lot more views is making a contest. Be sure to check out others before you do so in order not to forget things.
Number two on my list could be a review of a product.....If you take a look at my feed you can see that I have done a lot of those too.....But it could just as well be a review of a book you read recently or a film you have seen.
Number three on my list is to make a guide or tutorial about something. But be sure to make it on something you know a lot about and know that you are writing it for somebody who doesn't know anything about it. Maybe you are a knitter or you like to sew.....People always love to learn new things.
Number four on my list is something I haven't done before but I am planning to do still.....Interview someone. If you know any celebrities, be sure to ask them.
Number five on my list is something I have done a few times on my steemit blog.....Do a free-write.....Maybe you have always dreamed about being a writer. Well then now is your time to shine and write a story out of your imagination. But you can also write something out of your own experience.
Number six on my list is sharing a recipe of something you love to eat or would like to try.....Stack it with pictures of your own and make it comprehensive for people that had no experience with any kind of cooking.
Number seven on this list is.....If you are good at it of course.....Write a poem. People love good poetry.
Number eight on my list is that you could share your experiences about your travel destinations. Surely you must have visited some lovely destinations where you took loads of great pictures.....Share the best ones in your blog post.....And tell us a bit about where it was and what you did.....Share your personal thoughts on what you liked or didn't like maybe.
Number nine on this list could be a video you made about something and you would like to share your thoughts on. Maybe you are a musician or you act or anything you would like to show to us.
Number ten and that is what this blog post is all about.....Make a list of something.....It could be anything.....A list of questions.....A list of your favorite blog sites for instance.....A list of your top travel destinations.....A to-do list.
Always be sure to write in your own style.....Show us who you are in your writing.....Avoid spelling mistakes by using Grammarly.....If the pictures you used aren't your own.....Don't forget to mention the source.....And most important try to be creative 😋
Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day
Renata (Seadbeady)
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