Hi everyone, welcome to my blog! My name is Megan, and I am the artist behind Blue Door Art Gallery. You might be thinking – why start a blog – aren't you a painter, not a writer? Well yes, but really I'm a dreamer. I hope that doesn’t sound too cheesy, but I am an introvert who lives with my head in the clouds and my nose in a book, so I wanted a way for people to get to know me and for me to get to know them!
I am going to start off talking about one of my earliest (and favorite) paintings.
When I go to the art museum, I am always much more interested in what a painting makes me feel or think rather than just reading what the artist wrote about it. So before I go on – send me a comment on what you think this piece is about or what it makes you feel!
The title of this piece is inspired by a book called “Hollow Kingdom” by Kira Jane Buxton. This is a hilarious, fun read with some pretty deep insights as well. It is about a pet crow who loves Cheetos during the zombie apocalypse. (Sounds amazing already right!!!) He wants to save his human, so goes looking for answers and gets some from an all-knowing Giant Pacific Octopus. When asked how she knows so much, she replies “I have nine brains-which never stop growing- three hearts, and I can regenerate my arms; but mostly, it’s because I’m female”.
I have always loved octopuses (yes, according to the Ocean Conservancy this is the correct way to pluralize it) because they are so intelligent and amazing – but this took it to a whole new level! Because I’m a Woman is about a cosmic being that may be omniscient and in charge of whole universes – but also just wants to have fun!
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Thanks for reading if you made it this far!