Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had “Z”, so this week we’ll start with “A” again – I’m sure you’ll also find a story or a music title tagged with “A”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “A”!!! Myself I’ll feature ART (and music = AIN’T SHE SWEET):
What drives an artist to depict a person? Why the art market reached dizzying high turnover? How to become an artist? Through an art school? No. There must be a fire deep inside of the artist, and it must never be extinguished: this burning desire to feature something …
title=”Double trouble” by moggierocket / Ineke, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT!, click on the picture to enter her galleries on Flickr.com or visit her website at inekekamps.com
comments to this topic, first published at flickrcomments: art – what drives an artist?
1 – Zeebra Designs / Lisa: “what inspires an artist? honestly, i have no clue! it’s just there, like the song of a bird or the colors in a sunset!”
2 – frizz: ideas coming as boulders, like lava, like rain? like rabbits or donkeys, laughter or tears, like the ever floating water of the river near your window pane?
3 – Zeebra Designs / Lisa: “aren’t you being poetic today?”
4 – frizz: O.K., not poetic now, but about art, art schools and artists: “what they teach is not how to be an artist…” [ShimonZ, Jedrusalem] – yes! analyzing the topic I studied the biography of van Gogh (and his suicide) or Piet Mondrian, Andre Kertesz (photographer) or Max Beckmann, Stefan Zweig or Helmut Newton etc. – it is the rhythm in the deepest center of a person, the center of a volcano thing maybe: and you have to care, that the fire does not go to ashes…
5 – Zeebra Designs / Lisa: “i read this again this morning, and yes, it’s a rhythm that comes from the deepest center of a person. i’ve always believed that the ability to be a genuine artist is having the gift to tap ‘inward’ and totally blot out what’s happening elsewhere. one has to be able to get still on all levels and stay there.”
6 – frizz: “…it’s a rhythm that comes from the deepest center of a person…” – and therefore the rhythm of person, dressed in the produced art, is the real interesting thing, i.e. the person itself, the inner engine, producing all the activities of a personality… my favorite author G.C. Lichtenberg once wrote metaphorically about a certain magnetism, which produces the typical circles around a personality: first the body-language, the face, the words, the actions: the work of a person, the clothes, the chosen house, interior, the friends, the journeys – the whole universe created by every single person = the magnetism / aura of a human being …
7 – Madhu: “Enjoyed your poetic response.”
8 – frizz: I’m hesitating: ideas coming down like avalanches of debris, boulders, rubble, gravel – or ascending as steam bubbles from the bottom of a pot? Or, I remember my daughter’s visit in India: ideas like monkeys, jumping around and looking into your handbag…
9 – Lisa: I think the “ideas like monkeys” quote is a perfect description.
10 – Marina: “a fire deep inside”: you know very well, don’t you!!!
11 – Niranjan: “… Art, according to me, does not state a single fact but can lead to divergent / creative thinking. Likewise, art is itself a product of the Artist’s creative thinking which may have as much of emotion in it as intelligence. The artist creates a piece of art when he has the right mix of emotion and intelligence at his disposal. Feedback in art is therefore of some significance…”
12 – ideflex: “Most of the comments made about what drives artists are very positive – there is a much darker side that drives many, often to extremes that take them far from society, family, sometimes even life itself. For those who are obsessed by their art and have to paint, write, make music, etc. because they cannot live sanely without doing so, each day is a test. Those who are lucky enough to balance their creativity with a sense of normalcy are blessed indeed…”
13 – Penny L Howe: “… Life’s rhythm flows through all of us. It seems that, either through our experiences or dna or both, there are those who connect to this more easily than others. But it’s inside every single one of us…”
music title with A: AIN’T SHE SWEET, me on guitar (and there are many better versions on youtube):
Sha-zam!!!! What an amazing queue of comments you’ve presented here, and what a great ditty of a song as a finale!
This as a refreshing treat! Thanks, amigo! Z
amigo / amiga – we should add other languages 🙂
another music with A = APRIL:
How sweet it is! I like this format for your challenge.
I’ve reblogged the wonderful ADRIFT video, Allan:
and look, what they sent to my group BLOG IT –
maybe it was you again, doing the job balancing …
title=”on the bridge” – photo by philippe*, on Flickr
Those look like two of our Ironworkers. I have a Kelly Green hard hat that I wear when I am out on the bridge.
Reblogged this on Zeebra Designs & Destinations and commented:
Sometimes the comments between bloggers lob back and forth like people tossing a beach ball in a swimming pool. Other times there’s more focus, like a friendly game of tennis, only the participants are looking inward and swapping ideas like, “What drives an artist to…”
Read on for the dialogue…
“Sometimes the comments between bloggers lob back and forth like people tossing a beach ball in a swimming pool…” – thank you for reblogging, Lisa/Z, what an honour!
after yesterday Ruth from Pittsburgh reblogged another post:
nice ball game!
:)) yes, i loved that photo! very nice! z
Here is my entry for this week: http://wp.me/p24idL-1xs
Thanks for the inspiration.
For me Art is the interpretation of the emotions deep within ourselves.. it is the universal language of the soul..
It was difficult keeping up and completing the A-Z photo/story challenge.. i will try to beat the challenge again starting with the letter AAA..
A great picture up there, and a very interesting discussion. Thank you very much.
Am back in time for your 3rd round alpha challenge – not particularly arty but I tried!
I’ve reblogged your amalgam on
So how could I stay away? This new start of the alphabet is wonderful, Frizz. http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/a-is-for/
I’ve reblogged you on
Love your challenges. Here is my entry. http://wp.me/p23TG1-2VL
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
hi Francine, I’ve reblogged you at
I’ve reblogged Tish, who joined our AAA-party on
Wow, what wonderful comments! Don’t know that I have anything worthy to add.
The artist is. The artist must. The artist does.
P.S. Thanks to Lisa for pointing me here!
Everyone can join this, right? Any particular requirement? Thank you 🙂
Hi Frizz! I’m a little late in posting my link today, Frizz. Just traveled from Bratislava to Budapest by train. Here’s my contribution this week, very similar to your “Art” theme – Arts Conference in Budapest.
A is for Arts Conference in Budapest, yee haw
– for sure you have material now
for next Tuesday too: B = Budapest!
hi Myra = just traveled from
Bratislava to Budapest by train –
I’ve reblogged you on
Here’s my response to your challenge. 🙂 http://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/aaa-challenge-airplane/
nice twilight mood on your AIRFIELD – I’ve reblogged you on
Enjoyed the discussion even more today Frizz 😀
Loved the theme and your take on it.. Here’s my contribution for your AAA challenge..
I always like to find a paradox:
“the Big Island airport is really small…”
Love your interpretation Frizz. 😀
Here is my entry as well : http://sonelcorner.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/flickr-comments-aaa-challenge/
Hi Frizz, Love the art!
Here is mine: http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/frizz-aaa-challenge/
I couldn’t possibly miss the first letter in your new challenge so have broken my vow (to myself) to take a week off – well worth it – please have a look at
Thought I’d join you this time – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/aaa-challenge-apple/
your APPLE is a metaphor too – sometimes I feel like this apple – a ruin of the last season, best days behind… (I’m 68)
This is my first entry in this challenge. “A” for away : http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/aaa-challenge/
As we start the alphabet afresh, I thought I would do A for Alphabet: http://travelwithintent.com/2013/07/04/a-is-for-alphabet/
I’ve reblogged you via
I’ve reblogged you via
Here’s my entry:
hi Frizz, i am hoping that you will like my idea for your challenge. i will try to send in an entry every week to complete it. this is a late one though: http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/frizz-a-a-lone-together/
OK FT, happy to join in this one with Tagged A for Asylum. http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/weekly-photo-challenge-nostalgic/
ASYLUM for Edward Snowden?
just in my mind A = ALBERTA:
My AAA challenge 🙂
Keep on this
Try not to give
I beat Tuesday by one day, I was walking through the most magical park on 7/5 and saw this at dusk and thought FRIZZZZZZZ !
I’m sorry I’m late to this wonderful party. I love the discussion – there are many, many gems here worth preserving. Maybe this will be a foundation for another book? Something wide ranging and loosely associated. I really love the image of the circles of magnetism. I should look into that author. And as to the dark side, I think artists and non-artists alike can struggle with it to varying degrees – artists don’t have a monopoly on any special form of mental suffering. My opinion anyway! Thank you for this post!