Welcome to the 5th edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. The Pulse is a collaborative project that aims to introduce you to new artists, help you get to know familiar faces even more, and allow you access into the creative hearts and minds of a very talented crew of individuals. More than 130 artists have answered a series of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented in a series of online posts which will run every Sunday.
Style File, Techniques & Tools, Master Class, It's Still Life, and Playing Favorites were the first five projects posted and links to all these posts can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The final project from The Pulse #5, Tell All, starts now...
Participants were asked: what is the one thing that you know now that you would have liked to have known when you first started to create art?
It's all about the journey. Make. Create. Don't worry or over think. Make art for you and your own sake. Kelly Kilmer
That art would become as natural a part of my life as breathing. That it would dip its touch into everything I do. And that exploring art would make me so happy. Angela Cartwright
That we are naturally all artists and that I don't have to go to school or conform to others' ideas or expectations. In other words, I wish I'd had more courage. That's why as a teacher I always try to instill that. Judy Wise
It truly is about process and that being exposed to the incredible range of talent, styles and possibilities can be as overwhelming as it is inspiring. Patti Edmon
No matter how many paths distract you, or whether anyone tries to sway you in the future, you will always make art. Julie Schackson
Craftmanship will come if you keep at it; get your ideas as best as you can with the abilities you have right now. Diana Trout
There are no rules in art. Follow you own instincts and do what makes you feel good. Roseann Cazares
There will be dry spells and times of creative block and these will pass. Terry Garrett
Not every page or piece has to be a masterpiece. They'll make more paper...just go for it. You don't learn if you don't play. Dina Wakley
That I have my own voice. I don't need to have my paintings look like any "popular" artists in order to be successful as an artist. Julie Prichard
Next Tell All with be posted on Sunday, January 13th