We often recognize the art, but do we recognize the artist? This month’s challenge is to celebrate the artist via portraiture. Artists may be visual, literary, or musical. Please make sure to let us know the subject of your art and a bit about the artist in question. Oh–and since we’re all artists here, self-portraits are welcome as well!
Author: Amanda Makepeace
EBSQ May Exhibit Winners
Congratulations to our Naturally Blue Flowers exhibit winners!
Forget-me-Nots by Patricia Lee Christensen
To be announced soon.
Be careful what you wish for
cause you might not be dreaming big enough.
This short talk from Dar Williams is full of truth and creativity goodness. Williams is a singer-songwriter, but her experiences and advice apply to anyone working a creative field.
Naturally Blue Flowers: EBSQ May Exhibit
Last month’s exhibit was restricted to photography only. This month we’ve opened the door! You can paint/draw/ photograph your entries but they must be naturally blue flowers, like forget-me-nots. Other examples include hydrangeas, salvias, and Himalayan poppies.
Quitting Your Day Job
I recently received an email asking for advice on how one quits their day job and starts an independent career in art. It’s a question I get from time to time, and I thought I’d take a moment today and give some advice to people who are thinking about it.
Link to my Drawing Comics class: http://svslearn.com/#/classDetail/-Jk…
Pen I’m using: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001…
Pencil I’m using: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003…
Paper I’m drawing on: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000…
EBSQ April Exhibit Winners
Congratulations to our Raindrops on Roses exhibit winners!
The Lonely Petunia by Vicky Knowles
Boop Boop a Doop by Susan Linville
Loop-de-Loop by Susan Linville
Kickstarter: Help me Build my Portfolio
EBSQ artist Tabatha Rhodes is running a Kickstarter!
What is an artist without a portfolio to back them up? I am shifting my artistic path and I need your help to rebuild my portfolio.
Tabatha Rhodes is taking the plunge! She wants to build a career in art with pet portraits. Will you help her? The campaign is already 96% funded, but there are still 22 days left to take advantage of the great rewards she’s offering.
I’ve chosen the $10 Pledge for a Digital “PetHedz” Portrait of my cat Drusilla:
A digital drawing of your pet or animal of your choice done in my “PetHedz” style delivered to you via e-mail. This will be formatted for printing (think mugs, phone cases, pillows!) or to use on the internet or whatever you want!
I can’t wait! Check out Tabatha’s Kickstarter today! http://kck.st/1Dn5RAI
Carolyn Schiffhouer: Digital Photographic Artistry
EBSQ Artist Carolyn Schiffhouer has a solo show running now till May 31 at the Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg, Pa. If you’re in the area don’t miss out on her beautiful visions!
Where and When:
April 24 – May 31
Red Brick Gallery
17 Main St.
Friday 2:00 – 6:00
Saturday 11:00 – 7:00
Sunday 12:00 – 4:00
A Watercolor for Wednesday
Beautiful! Be sure to check out Ben DeLuca’s Youtube Channel for more time lapse videos.
EBSQ March Exhibit Winners
Congratulations to our Chicken or Goat exhibit winners!
When I Grow up by Heather Sims
Carousel Goat by Carolyn Schiffhouer
Raindrops on Roses: EBSQ April Exhibit
April showers make for some magical outdoor photography. Mundane objects take on a jewel-like quality when wet. This month, we challenge you to get outdoors and show us a bit of that discovered magic. This exhibit is not restricted to only roses. Show us your raindrops on anything!
Window Light Oil Painting Demo
If you’re not familiar with the art of Dave Palumbo, you’re missing out, but not for long. I hope this beautiful time-lapse demo inspires you!
Friday Five: Art Seen
I think Spring has come to EBSQ. Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic, fresh art from the EBSQ front page.
Be Unique – Be You
I don’t know if I believe in Fate, but I do know when the universe is nudging me in a certain direction. While thinking about today’s blog post for EBSQ I stumbled upon two things: a wonderful calligraphy message from illustrator and designer Fathima Kathrada and a quote by Seth Godin.
Of course it’s difficult…
Students choose to attend expensive colleges but don’t major in engineering because the courses are killer.
Doing more than the customary amount of customer service is expensive, time-consuming and hard to sustain.
Raising money for short-term urgent projects is easier than finding support for the long, difficult work of changing the culture and the infrastructure.
Finding a new path up the mountain is far more difficult than hiring a sherpa and following the tried and true path. Of course it is. That’s precisely why it’s scarce and valuable.
The word economy comes from the Greek word for scarcity. The only things that are scarce in the world of connection and services and the net are the things that are difficult, and the only things that are valuable are the things that are scarce. When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we’re much more likely to actually create value.
Both messages essentially say the same thing. Be you. Be unique. I think we all need to be reminded of this from time to time, but artists especially. We are surrounded by other amazing artists and all of us at one time or another have thought, I want to paint like that! But if you want to stand out–make a mark for yourself–you need to be unique. You need to be you.
Watercolor Sketching with Cathy Johnson
Cathy Johnson is a long-time member of EBSQ. In 2012 she did a series of free workshops with Strathmore Papers. Those video lessons are now on Youtube!
Chicken or Goat: EBSQ March Exhibit
Calling all EBSQ Artists! It’s time to make a choice. Chicken or Goat?
When we put out a call for show suggestions in 2014, we saw requests for both chickens and goats. Which will YOU use as your muse for this multi-media exhibit?
Deadline to enter is March 31st!
EBSQ February Exhibit Winners
Congratulations to our What a Doll exhibit winners!
Lady of the Woods by Harlan & Beryl Moon by Patience
Cloud Choice Awards:
Beryl Moon by Patience & He Only Comes out at Night by Lindi Levison
How to Study as a Creative Artist
Anthony Jones shares how to study art effectively, to become a better artist.
Cast your Vote!
Voting is now open in the February Exhibit What a Doll. EBSQ Artist Members, login to your account, click on your favorite entry and click on the Vote button!
Patrons and non-members click on those Facebook Like buttons to show your support. The entry with the most Like’s wins the Cloud Award. Voting ends March 8th.
Friday Words of Wisdom