Friday, June 8, 2007

What is an artist?

Def. art-ist
  • One, such as a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value, especially in the fine arts.
  • A person whose work shows exceptional creative ability or skill: You are an artist in the kitchen.
I have not always felt very comfortable with that title but I guess that is what I am. I do believe everyone is an artist in one area or another and also everyone has the ability to create.

"Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain," by Betty Edwards has some wonderful exercises that can bring out the artist in you. A friend of mine said she couldn't draw at all but she did one of the exercises which was to turn a photo upside down and then draw it. The results were phenomenal. Try it.

Here is a goldfish giclee print that comes with certificate of authenticity

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