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How many writers/poets also love creating visual art?

The idea for this question arose from a conversation I had with Chuck Litka, about typos.

I find typos very distracting when I’m reading as they seem to leap off the page at me. And I can’t ‘not see them’.

I hypothesized that the reason might be because I do digital graphics where I’m used to working at the pixel level. The more I thought about those typos though, the more I saw a pattern emerging. And it had nothing to do with typos.

See what you think:

Chuck Litka is a writer and painter.

I love words and digital graphics.

Diana Peach loves digital graphics too.

So does Audrey Driscoll.

Chris James is a writer and photographer.

Frank Prem is a poet and photographer.

Yorgos writes and draws.

Candy Korman is a writer, lover of art, and dances the tango.

Robbie Cheadle is a writer and creator of art with fondant.

And my crafty friend Anne is a botanical artist who paints and embroiders whilst also writing interesting posts on her blog…

And those are just the creatives I can think of off the top of my head. Apart from Anne and Candy, I believe we all create our own book covers, so there is an element of functionality about our art, but I suspect we’d want to be involved even if we weren’t DIY Indies.

So I’m throwing the question out there:

Is it possible that wordsmiths need to create some form of visual beauty in order to recreate it with words?

Or is there something even more fundamental going on?

Is it possible that wordsmiths are also into music? Or dance? Or food?

Food is such an elemental part of life. Do you have to be a good cook in order to write convincingly about food?

Lots of questions and not a single answer, so I’d really like you to share your thoughts in comments. And by ‘you’ I mean Indies, traditionally published writers, photographers, painters, graphic artists, musicians and cooks. If I’ve missed anyone please share that too.

-hugs-
Meeks


Dancing Robots Bid Farewell to 2020

There’s still 15 and a half hours till the start of New Year here in Australia, but…Happy New Year anyway!

Let’s dance!

https://newatlas.com/robotics/entire-boston-dynamics-robot-dances-spot-atlas-handle/

love,
Meeks


Spider-phobes look away now!

My thanks to My OBT for another Aussie themed post. I had no idea these teensy weensy, peacock spiders existed, much less that they were native to Australia. If you can bear to look at the prettiest spiders in creation, the video below features these little guys ‘dancing’ to Staying Alive by the Bee Gees [another Aussie export]:

To see some more hilarious videos of these little guys, and to learn more about them, please visit the My OBT website: https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2020/12/23/peacock-spider/

Oh, and I’m scared of spiders too, but these little guys are the exception! Enjoy. 🙂

Meeks


More amazing art from Soul Draft

The Architecture Of Radical Simplicity The five best hotels in Hull for the City of Culture Lift-off: the must-see dance shows of 2017 CES 2017 Day Three of 3D printing, 3D Design and 3D prints in Las Vegas Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami World’s largest LEGO exhibition Top […]

via Weekly Newsletter n°11 —

I love tech aggregators, such as New Atlas, but I also love the art brought together in one place by Soul Draft. Hope you enjoy it too. 🙂


SYMPHONIACS — RELATING TO HUMANS

Colin Stokes is a cellist with SYMPHONIACS, an amazing group of international virtuosos.

via SYMPHONIACS — RELATING TO HUMANS

I’ve loved classical music all my life, and I’m thrilled these young people are bringing classical music and musicianship back to the every day. Power to them!


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