Djuna Shellam The Write OWL Blog
Hello. I’m Djuna Shellam, The Write OWL. This is my blog. It’s how I sometimes think of myself, as a “write owl,” and it seemed to be a fitting title for my page.
Welcome to my very own page on the Magnhild Press site! Here I’ll be blogging, both with writings and video. Whilst I prefer writing, there seems to be a lot of interest in videos. Despite my personal discomfort making videos, I’ll give it a go. Why not?
As someone who writes, who is a photographer, has painted, and creates music, I’ve found there is an important thread that runs through all of the above, and that is, I’ve always been fascinated and drawn to how other artists work. Their history. What is their process? What motivates them? Influences them? I’ve almost been more interested in an artist’s life than I am their work. What I mean is, I come to an artist via their work, but once I get to know them, their work is somewhat secondary. Not completely, but what made them an artist is what interests me. Having that understanding that there might be people like myself, and though I do feel considerable discomfort exposing myself “in person” via video, I know that if I were a fan or a follower of me, I’d want to know more about me.
Although Djuna Shellam is a nom de plume to maintain some level of my privacy, I will endeavor to share aspects of my life as an artist that other artists or followers may find helpful. Perhaps there’s nothing about me that’s remotely interesting or helpful, but I am not the one to make that call. I’ll do what I do, and if it’s interesting, it is. If not, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. After all, it’s none of my business what people think of me, right?
All of that being said, please visit my first video blog as The Write OWL—The Write OWL with Djuna Shellam Episode 1. My goal is to post one episode—at least—every week, perhaps twice a week. Enjoy.