As an artist I have noticed that many of my creative friends and I have a very personal relationship with our art.
We can be emotionally attached; we might be aloof; we might put our emotions into the piece, but then we move on; we might think if someone doesn’t like our art then they won’t like us.
The other day I was talking to one of my artist friends; she told me how personal her relationship is with her art, and I thought it was fascinating because I also have a personal relationship with my art. That conversation sparked an interest to interview artists from different creative fields to find out their perspective!
How can we get perspective on issues involving our relationship with our art?
Over the next 7 weeks, I will have an ongoing dialogue with them, and share their answers with you. After hearing what they have to say, I will answer the questions myself.
Join the conversation as we move through the questions each week.
Our interviewee’s are the following six artists; they live and work in diverse localities around the world, and they each express themselves with various creative outlets:
Vas Littlecrow http://vaslittlecrow.com
Vas is a multidisciplinary artist who currently focuses on abstract work and comics. In addition to being highly prolific as a visual artist, she enjoys blogging about food and current events. This creative Puerto Rican currently resides in Minnesota with four cats and a husband.
Delisa Carnegie http://thecreativityrebellion.com
Delisa is a multimedia artist; traditional art, jewelry, crafts and natural soap making, she lives and works in Sandpoint, Idaho, with her husband and children. She believes that there is art in all of us that the world needs to see. She also helps others unlock their own creativity through intuitive coaching.
Charlene Slimp (aka Fae Nathara) http://www.educatedsavage.com
Charlene is a fine art photograper, living and working in Casa Grande, Arizona, she focuses her lens on the everyday beauty around her. She is also a Shaman and Pathfinder working with Animal Spirit Guides, Medicine Cards, and natural intuition.
Kesha Bruce http://keshabruce.com
Kesha is a traditional mixed-media artist living and working in the United States and France. She creates works that combine painting and collage to explore connections between memory, personal mythology, and magical-spiritual belief.
Abigail Markov http://abigail-marie.com
Abigail’s art is intimate and pure. It reflects her desire to make art for no other reason than to express her thoughts and emotions. Abigail lives in Florida with her husband, three kids, and a dog who likes to lick paint.
Tori lives and works in Dallas Texas, with her ever mysterious Mr. Spouse, an over-sized cat, and an undersized Pomeranian. She expresses herself through illustration, and mixed-media watercolors. Tori is quirky, but has evocative layers that strike an emotional chord, challenges expectations, and sometimes turns things on their heads, literally and figuratively.
Join us next week as we delve deeper into our relationships with our art!
Next weeks topic: “Living Through Art”
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I've been an artist since I before I can remember drawing, my mom told me I was three. I have been a photographer for 17 years, know much about lighting and color theories and concepts. I have been vigorously studying marketing, advertising, and business for 10 years now, both in and out of the classroom, as well as online and offline methods and techniques, including Social Media Outlets and Networking strategies.I love nature, have 2 dogs, and love cats, bunnies, and other furry & non-furry critters of all types as well. I am an avid macro insect and flower photographer, when the opportunities are there. I'm currently promoting my Photography at Essex Art Walks.As an Artist I'm actively seeking new places to hang, share, and sell my growing Collection of Art & Photography.
Wood and Metal Bridge 2
I don’t remember where I photographed this. I used my Konika Minolta 35mm SLR camera and edited it in Photoshop CS5.
Wood and Metal Bridge 1
I believe that I photographed this Bridge in Texas, but it was such a long time ago that I can’t be sure. I used my Konika Minolta 35mm SLR camera and edited it in Photoshop CS5.
Red River Dam
I photographed this dam while coming back from a road trip to a small town, while I lived in Shreveport Louisiana. This is the spot where I found my dog Molly <3 I photographed it using my Konika Minolta 35mm SLR camera, edited in Photoshop.