I hung out with a friend, another artist, for awhile this afternoon. We ran a few errands, I showed him my studio and he tried on my black feathered wings (that I have at my studio). That is when the real fun began. What do you think is going to happen when two deep thinking artist get together? LOL Light hearted art of course!!
I have created a video portfolio and wanted to post it here for your viewing pleasure and asking my blogging readers how they felt about an art newsletter. Would you be interested in me putting out a newsletter? Monthly or quarterly? In the newsletter I would post links to interesting sites about art world wide, art blogs, marketing information for artist and other helpful information for artist and art community. If you would be interested in such a newsletter please send me your email to email@example.com or reply to this post with your email and the subject ” Art Newsletter”.
I await your response
I have started a new group on FB “Artist Helping Artist Network”, I hope this group takes off and There is a lot of communicating between artist from all over, Here in Buffalo and Western NY but also other states and even countries. Talking about how they market their artwork, how they work together with in their own communities etc. I truly believe that Artist with in a Community need to work together to help the Artist Community grow because if they don’t that Community won’t grow it will stagnate and die. There will be to much in fighting and cliques being built “East side” vs “West side”, “Contemporary” vs “Photography” vs “Realism” etc., and then again we have those who say if don’t have formal training you can’t possibly be an artist. What ever happen to apprenticeships or born in talent? With all these cliques and inner fighting the Art Community will die out, I have seen it happen and it is a very sad thing to watch. Because Art is really the center point to many economies and to many education plans.
Art can bring tourist into a town/city, it gets children and teens off streets and give them something to do on the days they don’t have school. Art has saved lives, healed those who are sick, mentally and physically. I have always said “Art is the Music to my Soul”! If I get down or feeling like I am losing control of my life, I shut myself into a room and lose myself into an art piece, my art works what ever is bothering me out onto that canvas and I come out feeling refreshed and all ready to face what ever is stressing me out. Or I can take my camera and just go off into solitary walk and just lose myself into taking pictures of what ever hits me at the moment. I meditate as I take those pictures, losing myself into the moment. Again, I return refreshed and ready to return to what ever it is I need to face.
I know others who do the same thing but with music, beading, wood working, dancing, writing, etc. What is it that can cause you to go into the “moment of focus” and then feel totally ready to face a problem?
Just a side note* This group is not just for artist, it is for anyone in the art community – Artist, Art Dealers, Art Gallery Directors, Owners, Curators etc, Art Collectors, Those looking to Sponsor Artist – Etc
What are your thoughts on Art Communities in your area?
“The day everyone accepts the responsibility of being one with God, is the day we make our world more peaceful, loving and spiritual.”
I created this this morning for one of my other blogs: Go Green –
I have been doing even more deep thinking then usual and I am known for being a deep thinker. This graphic is a result. I may turn this into a poster….still debating on this thought.
Your comments are welcomed.
This past month has been amazingly out of this world busy and it appears to be slowing down just a bit but not a lot, just refocusing the busy in different areas of life. I have lost a contract as it has come to an end and I am picking up 4 commissions, a live demo painting job and a local charity, seven chances, company has hired me to design their new logo, business cards, and a flyer for their up coming fundraiser. PLUS – I have an art piece I have to get done before this coming Friday the 7th for an up coming art show I have been invited to be apart of. Life is good – Life is good.
I must not forget that I am also preparing to write for an up coming new magazine called “Strange Beauty” and will be having some of my photography published with its’ pages. What will I be writing? Will I be actually answering questions because I be writing an advice column. I actually need to come up for a title for it, which I have yet to do. But, haven’t received a launch date yet for the first issue so I am good on time, I think.
Below is a couple of pics I have done for a couple of people just in the past few ways…comments are welcomed.
“Kill The Zombie”
I read today that the show Walking Dead has a saying: “Fight the Dead Fear the Living” This partly what inspired this digital enhanced Photograph.
Zombies can only be killed by burning them or cutting of their heads, or so I have been told. So, with in the photo I am burning the zombie. Yet, he is reaching out to me with pain in his eyes, begging me to stop. How could this be possible? I have always been told Zombies have no brain. I have always believed, that with no brain they can not feel pain, they can not think, they can not beg for mercy! They are an abomination! They must be cleansed from this Earth!
Wait! What if a Zombie has feelings? What if when you went to burn s/he begin to beg you to stop that the fire burned him/her because s/he truly did feel the pain from the fire? Then what?
This was my take on this digital photo, for those who Bully others and Gay Bash do so because they are ignorant! They do so because of “What they have been told” “What they believe”…those who are ignorant to diversity around them or to the fact that those who are gay are no different then anyone else except that they love another of the same gender.
Those who bully or gay bash truly go on “what they believe” because of what they have been told through the church, by their family, or through gossip, etc. Then they react out of fear, hate, ignorance – they cause pain and do it with a deaf ear, a blind eye to that which is being told to them by the one they are hurting..
So, this is how I came up with the idea for my digital enhanced photo.
Lets work together to Stop the silence…Stop bullying and gay bashing….think for yourself…learn that we are all the same human beings who are diverse people living on the same Earth. Lets find peace!
Will it has made it through the editing process and now I just have to work a few details out with the publishing company Treering.com, then it is ready to be bought and published!
What you ask? My book of course I will be officially a published writer! “A Journey’s Unexpected Path” is being a photographic and poetic telling of my journey though life from my birth; to being misdiagnosed as a female at birth; realizing this misdiagnosis and taking steps to follow the path that I was meant for me to live, no matter how many bumps, trips, or bruises there have been along the way. I have also have had a lot of smiles, enlightened moments, and golden ring moments with in my life.
Each book will be $20.00 to be purchased, for full page, full color photographs with accompanying poems on each page to guide you through my life’s path to where I am today.
worked over 61 hours in a week and half. Today I put in unscheduled hours at the Gallery and I am working on a graphic design for Seven Chances organization. (http://sevenchances.org). They hired me to design a ticket for their Mad Hatter wine tasting and tea party event in May. Attached is my first draft of that ticket that I am designing. What is your thoughts on my design?
Been working on some posters of late along with other client’s photos. After my external hard drive crashed, one of my lap tops crashed and my phone has been acting funny – not been real thrilled with electronics. So, here is one of my recent posters.