In case you’ve been living without benefit of modern communication, Atlanta, where I live, was walloped with snow this last week. This is a hilly region where we are not used to snow — the government is unprepared to spread chemicals on the roads — and road icing caused gridlock. I was very lucky and was able to have my kids home before noon and cooking chili. I didn’t even lose power — but even though I had a lot of company this week, I still managed to pull off my goal of 15 hours in the studio.
I also did a lot of reading — and tweeted a lot of interesting articles.
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When I was young, my mom took me to a lot of art exhibits and museums — but this article argues the sanity of doing that after a couple was seen allowing their toddler to climb on a multi million dollar statue. I was certainly never allowed to touch anything at an exhibit — much less climb on anything.
“You Must Be This Tall to Enter This Exhibition” http://feedly.com/e/nZmgeTiX
Elizabeth Barton is a fellow textile artist from Athens, GA. I loved this article she wrote on design and the use of color in composition:
“Some Thoughts on Color…” From Elizabeth Barton http://feedly.com/e/MVIwHAT9
Cool article about the origins of the picture that my current piece is inspired by: http://tinyurl.com/mljmnk5 — if you look at my Facebook Page, you’ll see more pics of my in process work — and if you scroll down, there are a few blog posts about it as well.
This is a wonderful article about how creatives need to learn through practice and failure to continue forward in the pursuit of perfecting their craft:
Why You’ll Never Stop Learning the Art of Your Art http://forthecreators.com/2014/01/why-youll-never-stop-learning-the-art-of-your-art/ via @ForTheCreators
This post is more about architecture, but it poses an interesting question: if art is on a religious building, does it itself need to be religious? Is non-religious expression acceptable in a religious setting?
People Are Kind Of Upset About This Historic Boston Church http://huff.to/1fwdsTG via @HuffPostRelig
“The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.” Great motivational post.
19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful http://tinyurl.com/kszct8p #character #dothehardthings
This video isn’t about art — but it’s about character and going the extra mile for someone other than yourself. We need more of this. It’s short, less than a minute, and worth your time.
Did You See This Moving Olympics Ad Before It Was Pulled From The Internet? http://www.ijreview.com/2014/01/112064-see-awesome-olympics-ad-pulled-internet/ via @ATLFlipFlops
Setting boundaries can be hard for creatives — especially if your studio is in your home — so this is a great list of reminders on what you should be considering:
Shore up your boundaries for creatives http://www.originalimpulse.com/blog/boundaries-creatives/ … via @originalimpulse via @abstandfield
Life is not always about accolades. In fact, there is a lot of rejection out there — at least, there is if you’re putting yourself out there. If you’re not being rejected, you’re not trying hard enough. It can be hard for creatives to talk about it because it makes us vulnerable — but it’s something we all go through.
Conversation on #Artist Rejection http://buff.ly/1fGibkv via @ArtsyShark