Artistic Journeys is an online publication that explores the lives of creative individuals as they share their experiences. In December 2019, we will learn more about Georg Ireland.

Artistic Journeys – December – Georg Ireland

First a Special Note

Thank you for all the comments telling me how much you are enjoying the interviews. It means a lot that you have taken time out of your day to contact me. Let me address a few things, so we are all on the same page.

Yes, the articles are free. There is no subscription, and they will run until at least August 2020. Thank you for asking me where my donate button is, but I don’t have one. If you feel compelled to support me in some manner, you can buy one of my books.

If the subject manner of the books isn’t what you are interested in, you can donate a book in the following ways, which would mean a lot to me.

  1. A friend or neighbor. Who doesn’t love getting a book?
  2. The pediatric unit of your local hospital or, better yet, a Shriners hospital (Shriners has been an integral part of our families’ lives, and they are fabulous. They take difficult life situations and make them better).
  3. A woman’s shelter (I spent a good chunk of time there as a kid. I was thankful for the playroom that had books on a shelf.)

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Again, thank you for taking time to write me. It’s always encouraging knowing how much people appreciate the work you put into a project.

I don’t even know how to start when I introduce Georg. I keep writing about how much fun I had interviewing people, and Georg was no exception. I told Georg that I could spend a lot of time exploring his life. He is open to questions, and he is so fascinating. Plus, he speaks English extremely well, which he attributes to his wife, and I dare say he has a better grasp on English than many native speakers I know.

I had to stay focused with Georg and concentrate on artistic concepts when I learned he has family in Edmonton, Canada (which makes us pretty much related in a loose sense since I grew up in Medicine Hat, which is a few hours away). Every answer brought more questions, which made us take scenic side trips in our interview. After becoming derailed in his story about how he met his wife (which is a good story by the way), we both decided it would be best that I just write his biography someday.

So, one day, you will all learn everything there is to know about Georg. Until then I’ve tried to get the goods on what makes him a great artist and how you can do what he does!

You can download a PDF of the complete interview below. Download it, and then open it up on your desktop. It is set to look like a magazine spread, but it only does this when you reopen it on your desktop AFTER you downloaded it. When you read it in the browser, it comes up as a single page.

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16 Responses

    • L.A. James

      You are right, Blaine. Of course, I guess I should make a disclaimer to your comment because it’s not always a matter about being “good.” If you don’t market yourself (which is a chore in and of itself) you don’t always make it either. On the other hand, one can work and work and still not exactly “make” it in the eyes of the public. I guess it all boils down to what one wants to do and how one sees “making it.”

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