My first blog entry. hello. hi. hola. salut! ciao.

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Alice in Wonderland typography print by Bookishly UK available here

I guess I should begin by introducing myself, some of you might be reading this because you already follow and are familiar with my artwork. Or maybe you just stumbled across this and are hopefully intrigued enough to bear with me a couple paragraphs longer…. I am an artist/illustrator (here is my website where you can see some of my work) from Edinburgh, Scotland. I now live in Glasgow where I work full time on various commissions and drawings and what not… I feel like I have done a lot in my life so far (at the ripe age of 27), that I can’t exactly summarise it right here and do not want to go down the cliché (no offence anyone) of a lot of bloggers (in my experience anyway) by saying, ‘I like tea, period dramas, long lie ins and custard creams’…. although it just so happens I do like all those things. So I will just stop there and I suppose we can get to know each other through the (hopefully) fruitful entries to follow.

I have been meaning to start a ‘written’ blog ( as supposed to my tumblr) for a while now. If nothing else, simply as a way to help collect and organise my abundance of thoughts and ideas. Some of which I have no doubt should probably never actually be exposed to the internet and therefore potentially anyone in the world…but I feel the urge to share them, so share I will! I am also secretly hoping that perhaps this blog may help inspire or motivate others who are, have been or want to be, a creative. Whether that be an artist, designer, illustrator, writer, musician etc. Hopefully *some* of my words will be relevant to any or all of the above – and of course anyone else who doesn’t fall into those categories or who simply has an interest in anything creative, or who just likes to read the words of a so called tortured artist who is permanently trying to find balance in their life! I should also probably say right now that I am not a writer, I do not claim to be, and I am quite sure I am terrible at it – hence, I draw to express my ‘words’ instead. Therefore this blog is likely to unravel itself the same way the thoughts inside my head do ie – in no specific order, often making no sense and sometimes wholly irrational. Perhaps by keeping this blog my thoughts and musings will become more organised as they won’t have to stay all muddled up inside my head. I remain hopeful.

Anyway, I hope you’ll stay around and give me a chance to say something that might make you think, smile or even laugh. Apart from art and generally anything creative, my other love is meeting new people, so please do comment, email (hollysharpe@live.com), tweet me, say hi on facebook, get in touch- you get the idea- would love to hear anything and everything from you!

Holly
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