Monday, April 09, 2012

Creativity blog tag!

Gretchen Miller at Creativity in Motion has tagged me in a game of creative blog tag - here goes:
Here are the rules I’ve received to play:
  • You must post the rules
  • Answer 11 questions the tagger posted for you
  • Create 11 questions to ask the people you tag
  • Tag 11 people
  • Let them know you’ve tagged them
And here are my answers to the  “Creativity in Motion-esque” questions:
  1. What is your most favorite art material or media to use in your personal art-making?
    • Currently my favorite material is fiber - thread, yarn, string, fabric - combined with paint.
  2. Favorite source for creative inspiration?
  3. Any tips for making the time to focus on your creative practice?
    • Spending less time online would probably help... also, I sketch out projects I want to finish and put deadlines on my calendar - I don't get a whole lot of time each day to spend in my studio so I really need to know what I'm doing when I do get the time. Sometimes it's only a few minutes, so I might just spend that time sketching.
  4. What artsy project are you working on right now?
    • A large 50" x 60" fiber and painting piece, knitting socks, a business idea, writing about art, curating a fiber art show, beginning a collaborative art piece (still seeking participants!)...
  5. Is there a particular art material, technique, or process you would like to learn more about or spend more time with?
    • Encaustic is a medium that seems fascinating to me and I would love to try it. 
  6. Biggest creative challenge you’ve experienced?
    •  honestly, I think trying to work on large pieces in a small studio space and meeting a deadline for a show
  7. What does creativity mean to you?
    • Creativity is a part of everything we do - a lot of people seem to equate creativity with producing art (visual art or music or writing...) - but everyone uses creativity to solve everyday problems. A parent can be creative when cooking dinner; a teacher uses creativity when teaching new lessons and keeping students engaged; a businesses leader can be creative in boosting morale and productivity.
  8. Favorite art related book you’ve read or would like to read?
    • Wow, there are so many books out there... 
  9. Do you prefer to create alone or with others?
    • Alone!
  10. What role has social media and networking played in your creative practice?
    •  It has been very inspiring to connect with other artists going through a lot of the same struggles and joys of creating art and making meaning.
  11. Finish this sentence:  ”To create is to _____________________.’
    • To create is to think visually. 
I am tagging these artists:
Colin Darke - The Detroiter
Abigail Doan
Joetta Maue
Emily Barletta
Lisa Call - Make Big Art
Pieter Wisse - 500 Photographers
Wendy Bernard - Knit and Tonic
Jolie B Studios
David Sandum
David Gerhard
Connie Hozvicka - Dirty Footprints Studio

Here are my questions for you:
  1. Do you think visual art needs to be explained?
  2. Who is your favorite artist that we may not know about?
  3. Do you think art education should be a part of elementary core curriculum? 
  4. What are your favorite online sources for art / creative news and information?
  5. Have you ever worked on a collaborative art piece?
  6. Do you show your work anywhere? Tell me about it.
  7. Do you think there are specific roadblocks for women artists?
  8. Do you work full time on your art?
  9. What is your best advice for working artists?
  10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  11. What is on your desk right now?

I’ll use the same disclaimer: There is no obligation to play along, so please don’t feel pressured because I tagged you!   I just love your blogs so I wanted other to see them too!  :)

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