Claudia Bogart's Profile

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Drawn to children's art, and to outsiders art, to raw an imperfection, to openness and details.

I prefer to keep my art experimental and free.

Art is an escape to find myself.

I usually source my art materials in thrift stores, flee markets, and Antique shops, and I also recycle fabrics, paper, broken books, vintage images, broken jewelry, vintage lace, crochet, etc.

I think that my love for texture comes from my mom's early textile influence, and my assemblages from my dad's 'maquetas" for school.

I love vintage children's dictionaries, and illustrated alphabets.

My dad and my grand…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 19
  • Joined June 30, 2007

Favorite materials

fabric, paper, beads, ink, acrylic, watercolor, thread, lace, markers, joy, vintage, almosteverything

About

Drawn to children's art, and to outsiders art, to raw an imperfection, to openness and details.

I prefer to keep my art experimental and free.

Art is an escape to find myself.

I usually source my art materials in thrift stores, flee markets, and Antique shops, and I also recycle fabrics, paper, broken books, vintage images, broken jewelry, vintage lace, crochet, etc.

I think that my love for texture comes from my mom's early textile influence, and my assemblages from my dad's 'maquetas" for school.

I love vintage children's dictionaries, and illustrated alphabets.

My dad and my grand father were great story tellers. Now I like to write and illustrate my own stories and books.

I have never stopped doing things with my hands, my heart, and my mind.

There is nothing I rather do, than art making.

Viva el Arte!!!

As a photographer:

I have always enjoyed taking pictures, but just recently I started to think of myself as a photographer.

Before the digital era I used to take pictures with my 35mm point and shoot camera. I liked going to Historical Downtown Mexico City, and my subject was mostly old doors. Unfortunately all those photos were stolen.

Latter on when I came to live to USA I took for fun creative pictures of my beloved dog Firulais, a handsome Border Collie who loved the camera,.

I also had the chance to take country landscape pictures in my brief time in WV.

Spontaneous occurrences also are capture with my camera.

My favorite holiday is El Dia de Los Muertos celebrated in Mexico, and in my recent trips I was surrounded with an overwhelming colorful beauty, so next thing to do was to shoot and shoot and shoot, just for fun with my simple digital point and shoot camera.

I am visual person anyways, and El Dia de los Muertos is candy for my eyes.

I decided then to share here on Etsy what I see . I think that a privilege was given to me with all the subjects I encounter in front of my eyes all the time.

Some of the things that I shoot in Mexico are things that used to be part of my life, part of my routine, but now that I do not live there anymore I can see my country of origin with new eyes. The routine becomes magic.

I hope you enjoy what I see, and I hope I can transmit my love for the things, and the places I love.

Please notice that my pictures are not taken with a professional camera, in fact I just use a point and shoot small digital camera, which made me doubt whether to share or not my sights on Etsy. Some of my photos look grainy. However this imperfection is part of the esthetic of the picture... It's about capturing something unique.

Thank you for buying my pictures. With your support I will be able to afford a nice camera one day to keep capturing uniqueness to share with you.



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For awhile I was a transplant from the big city (Mexico DF) to the country in the mountains of WV, and when I opened this shop on Etsy I was exposed to a southern, broken English, and I decided to use a little of it to write my first profile, and I guess that was also an act of rebellion.


Here is my past profile:


PS:
In the brigth side, I am now an Etsyan.



I guess once ART grabs you, it ain't letting you go ever, whoever you are, wherever you come from, whenever it happens

It happened to me the day I was born. The hospital's records state that my first tears were watercolors, but maybe it was ink. My fingers were crayons, and my saliva was as volatile as graffiti paint.

Everybody was amazed, I suppose.

My mom did not noticed because she was delivering me and in pain of course, and when she got the news, it sounded so eccentric, she did not beleive one word.

When the nurses presented her with the evidence, mom said "this crazy people is getting in my nerves", but she said it in Spanish: "esta gente tan loca me esta alterando los nervios", because tha hapened in Mexico city.

Maybe the whole incident of the nurses getting in my mom's nerves had an influence in my upbringing.

I am blessed to be considered in my family the weird child, the wild child, the child that spends to much time in the clouds. That allows me to be weird, wild, and to spend to much time in the clouds, and of course to stay forever a child; kind of : ^)

However, I also enjoy spending time with my dog and friends on Earth, walking in its soil (meaning Planet Earth's soil), admiring how wonderful, beautiful, espectacular, and marvellous, and generous this Planet is.

It is cool to be an artist because it allows me to be aware, present, and in the clouds for too long, all at the same time. Because of it, I experience life in a very rich way.

I share my love for this world through different activities, ART being one of my favorite ones.

This is who I am, an artist and a lover of life, as smood & taugh as life sometimes appears to be.

ART=breathing=life=expression=introspection=
motion=truth=love=passion=humanspirit=civilization=coneccion=dreamtime=playtime=worktime=lunchtime=
beingpresenttime=BIGtime=lifetime-lovingtime.

Have a Great time in my studio-gallery!

Let others know about it too, thank you.

Sincerely,

Claudia Maritza.

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