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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


Rats, rats and more rats! Nice ones. :)

Disclaimer: I don’t like rats, but these ones could make me change my mind. I was blown away by how smart they are. The video is about their tricks. Seriously amazing:

But what got me onto rats in the first place? This photo:

At first I thought they were toys, staged to look like little musicians. Then I followed the link to its home and discovered that they were real!

Please visit this amazing site to see all the photos:

Discover The Photographs Of Artists Rats By Ellen van Deellen

Have a great weekend!

Meeks


Simply Amazing

I’m not quite sure what ‘Souldraft’ is – a forum perhaps? – but the artwork to be found there is gobsmackingly wonderful. See for your selves:

amazing-sculptures

These are just a few of the creations under ‘sculpture’ and there are heaps more categories, all containing stunning artwork.

https://souldraft.com/

And good morning world. 🙂

Meeks


The photographer I wish I were….

Way back at the start of the millenium, I used to lurk on the edges of a wonderful geek forum called Guru3D. I learned a lot about computer hardware from Guru3D, I also made friends with some wonderful geeks, two of whom have remained online friends ever since.

One of those old friends is George Panayiotou. George is a talented photographer and graphic designer who pops into this blog every now and then. He also uses Maya, the same top end graphics package the Offspring uses. The thing I envy the most though, is George’s ability to see, and capture, the breathtaking in the ordinary. Here are some favourites from amongst his older photos:

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And here’s one I had on my desktop for a long time:

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You can see some of George’s more recent work, including another stunning photo, here:

http://ready-aim-click.blogspot.com.au/

-sigh- I think I’ll just stick to words.

cheers

Meeks

 

 


Clever kitty!

If you love #kittens and #cats and clever photography/photo manipulation, you will love this jigsaw puzzle!

clever kitty

Enjoy!

Meeks

p.s. apologies for the lack of posts, but after being sick last week and going back to work this week, I have no energy left for thinking type stuff. 🙂

 


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