Hey, everyone! I’ve been a busy bee over here prepping for the summer con season and really trying to get serious about pursuing my career goals. Blogging has been really helpful for me in this respect. Running my own journal helps me remember how far I’ve come and encourages me to keep creating new work to share with everyone. I adore reading other art blogs like Muddy Colors and The ArtOrder, where so many talents meet and share their knowledge in blog posts. I always wanted to be a part of a co-op blog like these, but I had no idea how to get involved in one, so I started my own!
I don’t have a lot of time to post at another blog, as I know other artists don’t either, and that is why this blog is pretty stress free! The idea came to me when I noticed so many friends of mine posting art ‘to do’ lists online sharing the art exercises and themes they wanted to do to improve their work.
So I thought to myself, why not run a blog where we do these progressive exercises together? Here is the intro to my new co-op blog entitled Artist Ambition.
My name is Angela and I am a fantasy Artist and founder of this blog. I already have an art blog of my own, but this one is different. I want Artist Ambition to be a joint effort for multiple artists to continuously improve their art, to share the progression of their skills, and to nurture that passion to push themselves as artists.
The journey of the artist can be a long and lonely one while we are striving to improve. It’s easy to get demotivated and talk about improving your skills, but to never do what needs to be done. Now, with other artists watching, we are accountable for our own actions, we can encourage each other, and we can succeed!
I can have up to 100 participating artists, so right now, we are pretty open to new people! There is no time requirement, other than that you should try to participate at least once a month by posting an exercise for others to do OR trying out an exercise yourself. Once I reach 100 artists, I’ll start culling people who are inactive, but that will probably take us awhile.
Now, here’s to our success!