They say you can't be a writer unless you are a reader. I would counter with you can't be a blogger unless you read blogs. I spend a certain part of every morning reading blogs on various topics. I have a passion for art, so art blogs top my list of favorites.
I love looking at different types of art and getting into the minds of artists that are much more creative than I am and blogs give me that opportunity. If you've got the art itch, like looking at pretty pictures or just want to expand your artistic endeavors, consider four art blogs you should be following.
Art F City is undoubtedly the best of the NYC blogs. That is not just my opinion. It has been voted the best by both the Times and the Village Voice. Why do I like it? It's edgy and that is something that is difficult to master.
Art F City isn't your typical art news feed. They curate work by young and upcoming artists, run fundraisers and cover art events throughout the big city. Me, I just like to look at the pretty pictures.
I try not to think too much about the business side of art, but it exists despite my ongoing denial. Every once in awhile, I read the ramblings of art business consultant Maria Brophy to bring me back to reality. Maria offers tips on marketing and getting your work out there for the world to see.
If you need a little reminder that there is more to life than pretty pictures, Maria Brophy has that superpower.
This is a hodgepodge of information whether you consider yourself a professional artist or a hobbyist. This blog offers tips, art challenges, quizzes and the latest in art industry news.
It also covers multiple art disciplines, so no matter what your flavor, they probably have something engaging to offer. Right now they don't have much for digital artists, but I'm going to change that sometime in the near future. Oh, and there are also lots of pretty pictures to see.
If you are a fan of street art, and I am, then this is the blog to read. Wooster Collective is a celebration of everything street art. Based out of NYC, it is written by a husband and wife team that scan the world for street installations, performers, murals and good old-fashioned graffiti that is worth seeing. True fact: street artists create some of the prettiest pictures around.
Not a fan of the visual arts? Don't let that stop you from reading blogs. If you have an interest, I guarantee there is a blog out there to fuel it.