Monday, September 10, 2012

Say it out loud: I am the Artist

I posted this awhile ago, but couldn't show the completed piece as I was saving it for a Creativity workshop that I was teaching on Saturday.  The workshop was great fun and pushed some out of their comfort zones, which is always a good thing for learning new techniques and ideas.

There were a few glitches, like blowing a circuit in the studio so we couldn't dry gesso and then my smart phone decided to not be quite so smart and refused to take photos and shut down.  There were about 17 OR 18 people in the workshop, so it was busy and we got creative both with work and with problem solving!

  photo credit  Dora Cooper

Isn't it odd how difficult it is sometimes to say out loud "I am the artist"?  Why are artists so self deprecating and scared of announcing their profession as if its something to be embarrassed about?  This multimedia piece puts that voice into a less intimidating package that you can display on your wall or send as a note card to someone who may just need that little extra pat on the back to reinforce what a great artist they are.

I have made this piece available as a reproduction, which is available in several forms from paper to metal supports as well as note cards.   On my Facebook artist page, if you share the post with this image in it, you will have a chance to win a 10 x 14 paper reproduction of this cropped section of the original painting "I Am The Artist".  So drop by my artist page on Facebook and share with your friends so everyone can have a chance to win.

Or if your really despise Facebook but still want a chance to win a reproduction of I Am The Artist, share this information on your blog and let me know in a comment on this post and you'll be included in the draw on September 30th.  The more the merrier!

Or if you can't wait til the end of the month, you can purchase your own card or fine art reproduction from my Fine Art America link.


Ayisha said...

Wonderful painting looking so beautiful. I'll visit your blog again.

Katherine Thomas said...

This is such a good post! I love the collage painting especially! How did the participants pieces turn out? Also, don't feel bad about all the technology snafus... I've been to tons or workshops and I think there were tech issues at every single one of them!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Ayisha, glad you enjoyed it.

Katherine, we seem to have been ensnared in technology glitches these last few days with a hurricane hitting the island and knocking power out, amongst other things. but all back to normal now, or nearly normal.

The participants created an amazing array of pieces from bold to subdued and it pushed them into areas of creativity they hadn't explored, so very useful. Unfortunately, I don't have images of their pieces as my phone decided it didn't want to take photos after I snapped one or two at break.

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