Instagram is currently one of my favorite social media sites as an artist. After joining I was wondering why I resisted for so long! I enjoy scrolling through and seeing art from all over the world and connecting with people through comments that I wouldn't have a chance to meet so easily. Seeing artists' special projects develop and videos from their art and lives has been fascinating. As artists, we often work in isolation so interacting on Instagram is a little escape. I also love the focus of just one image at a time. Getting feedback on my own work has been rewarding too.
I was honored when arts writer Ann Landi , who I connected with via Instagram, Facebook and by joining her Vasari21.com site, interviewed me by phone recently. She was writing an article for Vasari 21 about artists using Instagram. Vasari 21 is a fabulous resource for artists offering career advice, informative articles about art collectors, interviews with artists, podcasts and much more. Ann's writing is engaging and humorous. And no artspeak on the site, yay! Below is the image from my feed, @christinesauerstudio, included with article.