Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tell All: Chapter 4



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, continues 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? 
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I've always created art, but I wish I'd known that it could be "what I do" for a living much, much earlier. It was my hobby for a long time before I ever considered it could be my "job." Pam Carriker

I wish I had had the confidence to believe that there is no "right" or "wrong" and the most important thing is expressing oneself in a mindful and meaningful way. Bonnie Clark

Don't let others discourage your ideas and dreams - be your own cheerleader. Jane Royal

You should create art for yourself first. William J. Charlebois

I wish I would have understood better that it's all just a process and a progression. Tari Goerlitz

Mistakes = the most interesting art. Maude May

I would have loved to know that the greatest pleasure in creating something is the act itself, and not what happens when someone else views it. Chris Miser

That one lifetime would not be long enough to learn all the things I would need to know. Jeanie Thorn

I wish I had made books from the very beginning because things slip away from you. I think the bad old beginning things have value and I never kept any of those. Anne Bagby

To never throw something away. Debbie Price-Ewen

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Next Tell All will be posted on Sunday, February 3rd

16 comments:

MrCachet said...

Maude May said: Mistakes = the most interesting art.

I call them Happy Accidents.

Thanks for the continuing series!!!

Unknown said...

Love reading these!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing Seth! I'm never disappointed when I come to your blog to take a peek!
Kim Hupke

Parabolic Muse said...

It's so interesting to me that most of us adults come too late to the realization that the pure enjoyment of creating, and what comes from inside, are more important than the finished product and what people 'think' of it! But is youth wasted on those little kids who create for enjoyment...?

NO!

thankyouSeth

Lynn Cohen said...

Im so happy I found art. It's changed my life in so many wonderful ways! It's never to late to start!

jgr said...

Seth, what a great collection of encouraging thoughts! Thank you for putting this together.

Karoda said...

I wish I had seen people making a living at making art growing up or as a young adult.

wanda miller said...

oh how i enjoyed this seth. such an intriguing question with even better answers that we have all plugged through or are at the starting gate. i treasure every one of these answers and honesty. i'd like another lifetime please, to keep going and learning! i'm 63-Look out world - wheeee! THANK YOU.

Bill said...

I love the thought "never throw anything away." That validates why I have piles of stuff everywhere. :)

Jo Murray said...

Keep everything, be true to yourself, and there is no such thing as a 'bad' painting, just an unfinished one. My thoughts... these people are on my wavelength.

Brian Kasstle said...

Don't stop and don't listen to adults.

Marcie said...

Both affirming and inspiring to read what others have learned. The creation of art is life changing!

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome ..inspiring words and love never throwing anything out lol

In the Light of the Moon said...

So much wonderful information here!! Love it!! xo Cat

Katalina Jewelry said...

I love the comment about mistakes making great art - it's such an encouragement to experiment freely! Thanks for sharing all of these inspiring thoughts.

Darlene K Campbell said...

These are statements we need to revisit often. Some of my favorite art was made from something I initially wanted to throw away.