Now, there are artists who are amazing, and then there are artist's who are amazing because of their patience. Hino Aoyama hails from Yokohama, Japan and is both! She has been doing super fine paper cutting since 2000 and currently lives in France. I am completely blown away by her amazing paper cut art. She doesn't use exacto knifes and does all of her work with a tiny pair of scissors. Amazing!
I am truly inspired by her work and hope to develop the same kind of patience she has. You can check out her work here. My favorites are her butterflies!
An artistic language, or artlang, is a constructed language designed for aesthetic pleasure. Now a constructed language is a language that has been consciously devised by an individual. The purpose of such languages can vary.They can be created to ease human communication, to give fiction or a constructed world an added layer of realism (like Elvish in Lord of the Rings for example), for linguistic experimentation or for artistic creation. (I admit, I didn't really know all this stuff, but thank heavens for wikipedia!)
But what does all of this have to do with me calling this blog"La Glottoteta"? Patience my dears, I'm getting there.
A conlanger is a person who invents a constructed language. As I thought about the reason why I wanted to finally start my own blog, I came to the conclusion that I wanted a gateway to post pictures of things that inspire me daily. As a graphics designer and a visual person, I see beautiful things that stimulate my creativity everyday. The bottom line is, I want to have a place to share all the cool stuff I come across everyday! So my blog is going to be my artistic language created solely for aesthetic pleasure! I'm going to invent my own little visual language to ease human communication (with all those friends who are so far away, but still want to know what's going on in my daily life), to give an added layer of realism to fiction (believe me, my dream home is amazing, you will definitely want to see it), to experiment with different shapes/colors/patterns, and most importantly for artistic creation! I am venturing into this new conlanger business. But the word conlanger is not nearly as cool and fun to say as it's italian synonym "Glottoteta"! So there it is. That's what a Glottoteta is.
I hope you stick around. I promise my posts will have less talking and more pictures, just like my favorite books! =)