Claudia Roulier is a talented artist who formally trained in Zoology switched to Anthropology, then Fine Art.
Tell us about yourself, Claudia.
I'm a mixed media artist living in the foothills west of Denver in a small town (some would say teeny weenie) of about 300 people. I belong to two co-op galleries in Denver, Colorado, which gives me two shows a year in tow of the big art districts. I have pieces in shows monthly, belong to several on line groups and occasionally teach.
Why did you decide to blog?
Blogging is an excellent way to get your art out there and advertise shows and events.
What's the name of your blog?
Roulier's Rusty Reliques
Why did you choose that name?
Mostly because of the type of assemblage I was going and the found items I use in everything.
When did you begin blogging and what did you talk about on your first post?
April 2006, I introduced myself, explained my purpose which has changed some but not a lot.
Do you prefer to blog with words, pictures or both?
Definitely both. I try for fewer words because I think most people don't care much about my daily activties as much as my art. I myself won't read long blogs. I just don't have the time.
Have you met people through blogging?
Yes I have. Every once in a while someone will stumble across me and write to say "hey".
Describe a friendship you've established through blogging.
A fellow artist Mary writes me at least once a week. She's a fabulous glass artist. Her blog is called Working Projects.
Did you design your blog or did you have it professionally done?
I did it and just re-did it again. I try and change things up to keep it fresh.
What does your "About Me" read on your blog?
Not much ... maybe I could work on that.
Do you ever blog when you "don't feel like it"?
Of course, doesn't everybody? I do it because I don't want people to get bored and not tune in, as I said it is an advertising tool.
What adjectives or themes would best describe your blog?
Hmm ... informative and curious art tidbits.
Do you have any interesting directions you want to take your blog in?
I would like to have more tips for artists.
Do you sell your artwork through your blog?
Sometimes I do.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
Come visit me at Roulier's Rusty Reliques and be sure to say hi!