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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!)...
- Encaustic is a medium that seems fascinating to me and I would love to try it.
- honestly, I think trying to work on large pieces in a small studio space and meeting a deadline for a show
- 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.
- Wow, there are so many books out there...
- Art and Fear, Philosophy of Art textbook from undergrad art class, Writing Down the Bones, The Happiness Project - I'm currently reading Flow, Art Practice as Research, and On Writing Well.
- 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.
- To create is to think visually.
Colin Darke - The Detroiter
Lisa Call - Make Big Art
Pieter Wisse - 500 Photographers
Wendy Bernard - Knit and Tonic
Jolie B Studios
Connie Hozvicka - Dirty Footprints Studio
Here are my questions for you:
- Do you think visual art needs to be explained?
- Who is your favorite artist that we may not know about?
- Do you think art education should be a part of elementary core curriculum?
- What are your favorite online sources for art / creative news and information?
- Have you ever worked on a collaborative art piece?
- Do you show your work anywhere? Tell me about it.
- Do you think there are specific roadblocks for women artists?
- Do you work full time on your art?
- What is your best advice for working artists?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What is on your desk right now?