as some of you know i run a few regional art blogs here on tumblr. they’ve been inactive for several months (apart from dim with beauty, which only has a week and a half left of posts in the queue) and i’d made promises to continue posting at a later date but as time has gone on i don’t think that’s a promise i can keep. i’ve just gotten really busy with other things and have lost the motivation to keep those projects going. though from the outset i was never planning on keeping them going forever, and could never have anticipated they’d be as successful as they have been (for instance, fly over art was featured on the tumblr art spotlight and has about 74k followers).
anyway, i have some drafts saved for each blog and i think i’ll queue those up and let them run their course. i may pick up these projects again at a future date, maybe expand into different platforms, but i’m not going to make any promises.
all four blogs are archived and feature their own internal directories. so you can search artists on each blog’s respective archive page “url+/archive” or you can search artists by state, city or medium on the states page, “url+/states”. i’ve also provided a full artist directory for each blog “url+/artists”.
thanks to all of the artists out there! to the lesser known ones: i hope i’ve been able to in some small way promote your work and keep you motivated to continue with your amazing practices.
to all the followers: thank you for your incredible support and patience. i hope you’ve enjoyed the artwork i’ve shared and have gained inspiration from all of the amazingly talented people out there.
to all the other art bloggers out there who have been going strong for years: i don’t know how you manage. you’re crazy but that’s why we love you. i certainly have a new found respect for what you do. keep up the good work.
i hope you have all enjoyed the sites, thanks for your support.
How do you choose who to feature on this blog? Do you choose the photos or do you ask people to submit their work? I have a photography blog called Urban Hiking and was wondering.
We find artists to post through our research and also through submissions we receive. Recently we’ve been taking a break from posting but will hopefully be back to posting again on a more regular basis in the future.
If you’d like to submit your work we have email instructions listed on our About page, as well as a Submission page through the tumblr interface.
yesterday fly over art turned 1 year old. to be honest, when this whole thing started this mark would’ve been completely unexpected. thanks to all of our followers and many kind supporters (you know who you are), we couldn’t have done it without you!
and a special thanks to all of the artists we’ve featured. keep doing what you do to make the world a more beautiful place.
It’s in Chicago, can’t you tell (with the Hancock Center in the background)? Although the half demolished building itself is probably totally demolished by now, since that photo was taken several years ago.
So, we’re finally ready to launch a new tumblr for the South, but we haven’t come up with a good title/name for it. Something maybe referencing some famous Southern Literature might be cool, but nothing too long. Do you have any good ideas?