Most of the DrawMonauts who have joined so far know me in some way or another—either through the Internets, or through the three-dimensional world, or both. But most of you don’t know anything about each other, and I hope that as November approaches, more people will sign on, some of whom are total strangers to all of us. Hooray for total strangers! So I thought it might be useful for us to, in the spirit of Meet the Flockers, say a little something about ourselves.
Hi! I’m a book designer (interiors only; at a prominent publishing house owned by a multinational media conglomerate) and occasional editorial freelancer. My workcentric blog is called India, Ink. I used to run a large Web site, and at present I subscribe to about two hundred RSS feeds, but I do not have an Internet addiction. I swear.
I am a native New Yorker, and I have lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn most of my life. My mom is an artist and professor of art, and although—or more likely because—I grew up being dragged to galleries and museums, with art and artists around all the time, I have never had any particular interest in art. In fact, I have very little patience for it. On the rare occasions when someone wheedles/cajoles/bullies me into going to a show or museum, within minutes I revert to being a cranky five-year-old: “I’m tired. Why isn’t there anywhere to sit down? I’m hungry. Can we go now?”
(“But you’re a designer, so you must be an artist!” people say to me. Well, no, not so much. I have some visual sense, sure, but what I do for work is much more about reading and arithmetic skills than art aptitude.)
That said, I did learn to draw when I was little, all through school I was a mad doodler and generally thought of as more artistic than not, and I did take some art classes in college (drawing, printmaking, art history). Since then, however—and that’s almost half my life ago, now—I have not drawn at all. This bugs me.
Okay, next . . . ?
(Remember: This is a group blog! If you’re an official, registered, nonlurking participant, you can post your own posts, not just comments!)