(Artsmiths blog banner, photo & artwork by Angela Cartwright)
We are currently having our first challenge that has turned out to be quite fun. It's called "One Word," and we were to choose a word that describes us and do a piece of art in any medium incorporating that word. Then we posted our art pieces on the Artsmiths blog. Almost everyone has posted a piece and the posts are the most interesting part. Each artist has given a little bit of info about why they chose that word and what it has to do with themselves. We're getting to know each other a little bettter through this activity. Here is a little peek at mine:
You can see the whole piece in my post, One Word - HOPEFUL - by Sally Turlington, on the Artsmiths blog.
You'll want to check back on that blog regularly because there will be all kinds of different projects and posts from thirteen different artists. Some are collaborative projects, some collective and some will be totally independent. There are artist-of-the-month posts with in-depth interviews about those artists, info on publication by the artists, news about events the artists are involved in -- including where they will be teaching, and links to each artist's own personal blog. In addition there are photo albums of each artist's artwork. The Smithies (as we have come to refer to ourselves) are planning to post items of interest to the art community - resources, tutorials, scans of art, posts about interesting web sites, challenges, contests, etc. You won't want to miss a single word of it.
My Smithie friends are a fun, down-to-earth group of exceptionally talented and well known artists who love to share themselves and their art. They are caring and helpful to one another. I appreciate knowing them and participating in their world.
The Smithies include these artists: Angela Cartwright, Sarah Fishburn, Lelainia Lloyd, Denise Lombardozzi, Sylvia Luna, Deryn Mentock, Crystal Neubauer, Pilar Pollock, Kristen Robinson, Mary Beth Shaw, Deb Trotter, Sally Turlington, and Tiffini Elektra X.
Why not hop over right now to the Artsmiths blog and poke round a little? And don't forget to let me know what you think of my collage.