Writing a blog ...

Some time ago i was asked by my dear friend Anita, from Castles Crowns and Cottages, to post about my blog writing experience. Thinking about it, it's been quite a journey and it is - an ongoing one.

Looking back 5 years ago, it started with a wish - i WANTED to have a blog, mainly to showcase my art and have a kind of website, i could update and manage myself. I didn't even think about all the other things, that are involved with blogging and keeping the blog up to date and worth visiting.

Showing my art

 Writing about my adventures

Start your own blog in 5 minutes - ha ha -  it took me much longer. Figuring out a name, building a header that would actually fit, finding the kind of design that would match with my expectations, providing pictures that looked good and also - finding the words ...

I have always loved writing - and keeping a diary, as a way to keep in touch with my inner life and also to digest and accentuate what happened in the world around me. But a blog is something, that is open to everyone and not all things can or should be communicated here.

Making friends

.... and featuring them in my magazine KidsLife, like Libbie and her amazing family.

.... or actually meeting them for coffee, shopping and art like the fellow painter Barbara von Enger

And a  blog is really not just about writing, but about COMMUNICATING. about SHARING and about GETTING BETTER in just about everything you do. It is about meeting new friends, about broadening ones horizon and about getting more inspiration, than you can take.
It is also more time consuming than i would ever have guessed. But still worth it.

                          Sharing my designs

Being quite busy as an artist, an editor, a designer, a mother a wife, a friend and some other things i decided to keep my posts mostly short and sweet. If i could, i would spend MUCH more time preparing for my posts and making them super special. But since time seems to be faster than me on most days, i just go with what there is in my archive, my head and my heart.

... and some fashion
I have aimed at being able to post mostly original content, that means, my own art, my own photography and designs. And i did make progress. with that- To have enough content i also post about fashion, which is one of my hobbies and something i love to distract me from what i ought to do ;)

Blogging reminds me daily, to be BIGGER than what troubles me. To be part of this amazingly creative, inventive and fun community that i share with all of YOU.
Thank you my lovelies, 
for being part of my world and making the blog writing experience a never ending adventure!

Since i was asked to also nominate 2 people, to write about their blog writing experience,  i nominate my  friend from India, Arti, and fellow artist Jess.


  1. c'est magnifique...tu possèdes beaucoup de talent...Bravo à toi et bisous à Anita
    Beau moment de partage
    Bisous tout plein

  2. This is wonderful...I always enjoy your art and I am glad to have found you through blogging as well :))) It's always a joy to come here. I hope you have a delightful week my dear xx

  3. Lovely post...!...like to see Annie and her 4 brother's.....in your magazine....love them ...!...love you too...)))...have a Nice evening.....love Ria...x..!

  4. Hi Martina,
    this is such a wonderful post! I love it!
    I love your designs, this cushionfabrics, a wonderful artptint!, fantastic! It was so nice to read about you and why you are blogging . Thank you for this!
    I always appreciate to visit you here and glad I found you here :O)
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs,

  5. Good morning dear, dear friend. I am very late here, but school has demanded a lot of my time. I miss you all so MUCH!

    Thank you for taking up the challenge to share how you process your GORGEOUS blog posts. I think it's such a great thing when we are asked to THINK ABOUT what we do and why we do it. You have beautifully shared a most wonderful phenomenon among us...creating OURSELVES. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

    Oh how I love your light and colorful ways!

  6. 5 years! It's a long time
    sometimes probably you feel like not doing it anymore but on the other hand it's a part of you and you would be missing it, wouldn't you?

  7. Such a lovely post, describing your journey in blogging and featuring your beautiful art and inspirations. I am new to your blog and it is so nice to get to know a little more about you and what inspires you! I hope that you continue sharing.... you are always inspiring and a lovely person. xo Karen

  8. Oh how your art makes my heart swoon and soar, Martina! You dear heart you, how kind of you to drop by even while you are so busy! And I am excited to get a glimpse of the article! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    Enjoy your evening dear friend. Much love, Anita

  9. Hi Martina,

    So fun reading about your blog writing process...I am so glad we met! I too can relate with the time constraints. And there are times I wish I could really spend a lot more time blogging...and other times when I think I should perhaps stop? But then, I always come back to it and enjoy it when I make time.

    Love that pretty last painting!

    Have a great week!

  10. Martina, I had to laugh when I read about the 5 minute blog...so many countless hours go into it. I love how you made things from your art!!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. Your blog is a wonderful and creative reflection of you Martina...it's always a treat to see what you have been up to...you are a lovely, inspiring lady and I love your artwork!
    Hope you're having a happy and creative week too,
    Susan x

  12. I love to visit your blog, I love your paintings and the photos are always so beautiful and filled with inspiring colour!
    Am I the Jess you tagged? xx


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