Welcome to Wolves and Ravens, our names are Madeline and Tina. We are cousins and we both live in the state of California. Working together to build this website, our goal is to share our interests with you. We chose the name Wolves and Ravens because both animals work together in nature to achieve a common goal. So with this in mind, we hope to collaborate to create something worth more than its individual parts.
Why We Started Wolves & Ravens
Our goal when we decided to make this site, was to help people like you journey throughout your creative endeavors. We are both interested in art but don’t always stick to one medium in particular. So we wanted to create a community of sorts that are similar in this fashion. You flit from medium to medium, not always staying on the same topic. The only thing connecting your interests being the need to create. To be creative.
Whenever we try to learn a new skill, whether it be cooking, drawing, or painting, we always try to learn as much as possible about the skill before diving in. Whether it be scrolling through blogs or checking out trying to gather the information we need to feel that we really can pull it off. I’m sure both of us can agree that we’ve watched plenty of youtube videos on top of our regular research. That we really can express our thoughts and emotions in different ways, be able to create multiple things. And by coming to this website, we are hoping that you are like this too. So this is where we come in. On this blog, we are going to be exploring the many different ways of creating and sharing our experiences with you. We will also be sharing about the crafts that we are exploring, hopefully, something that you will be able to use for reference, should you want to try out that certain craft.
Madeline (aka “Wolf”)
With this, Tina and I are creating our own little corner of the internet. A corner that we hope will help, and maybe even inspire, you. One thing you should know about me is that I love words. I love books and can talk for hours on end about them.
The thing that first got me on the path of writing is reading. It was only because of school that I started reading, but it was because of my father that I really started to love it. My very first chapter book was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My dad started reading the first few chapters to me every night, but eventually, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next and so continues on without him.
In elementary school and middle school, the friends that I made also loved books and would come up with these random story ideas. I eventually joined in and started writing my own stories. However when I started writing, I didn’t really know what I was doing, and so I did quite a bit of research on it (and I still am). And so that brings me to today, where I hope I can share some of the things I’ve picked up along the way.
Tina (aka “Raven”)
Hi everyone, I’m Tina and I am going to share a little bit about myself as an artist (more of a hobby artist really). Every hour of the day, my heart and mind are constantly being filled with thoughts of drawings, gardening, and pretty much anything that involves doodling and artwork. I could rant on and on about my favorite artists or what character ideas I’ve had. This is one thing that Madeline and I have in common. She can talk to me for hours about books and then when she finally takes a breath I’ll cut in and start talking about drawing. Its an endless cycle of chatter and is the reason we work so well together.
When I was in the third grade, my mom signed me up for art classes with some friends. I’m pretty sure that was when I really started to love art. Although, at the time, I probably wasn’t thinking about pursuing art in the future or what my adult career holds. No, I was simply focused on painting Pokèmon with my friends. That feeling is still what drives me to draw today. It’s the feeling of freedom and being able to put ideas onto paper. My art teacher in middle school would always lecture us on how our creativity falters as we get older. Since then, I’ve made it my goal to try and preserve my creativity and exercise it. Or, that’s my excuse for being able to draw in every free moment I’m handed.
I really hope that the blogs Madeline and I post are helpful. My personal goal for this blog is mainly to help spark ideas in others. I love to surf the web trying to find different artists that have a similar style to mine. So, expect some tutorials and traditional blogs; but also be prepared for the occasional “idea blog” which purpose is to spark ideas and inspire you to try something new.