"Knowledge is the food of the Spirit, and Beauty is the drink" - Eolake Stobblehouse
This is the home of the "What, me, artist?" philosophical course for artists of all mediums. The course is designed to work for painters, musicians, writers, sculptors, filmmakers... anybody working creatively, professionally or not.
The modern world holds tremendous promise for the artist. The ways to create and to distribute paintings, photography, writing, music, film, etc etc, have never been more manifold or more effective. Also the teaching of the technical side is getting better and better. Computers and electronic communication make time and distance far smaller problems than they once were.
The only problem is that with all this wonderful technology so easily available, the creative side is easily forgotten. Aesthetics becomes a matter of who can yell the loudest and fastest. Creation becomes a problem of mechanics.
And of course it isn't. It never has been, and never will be. Creation and beauty come from the heart and from the spirit. While technology and technique can be wonderful aids, they will stay mere tools, and will never replace the creator. You, the artist.
Thus, the whatmeartist course.
The course contains knowledge that different artistic activities have in common, such as:
The whatmeartist course is written by Eolake Stobblehouse, Danish writer and artist.
In order to get more feedback to further future development, the course is now FREE for the foreseeable future. Do it here.
|Beauty is the joy of something you made yourself.
Art is co-creation. (So is a universe, but on a less deliberate level.)
Art is beautiful to a viewer when he is pleased to co-create.
Ugliness is a reaction to unwillingness to co-create.
If an artist wants to be commercially successful, he has to learn to take the viewpoint of an audience.
In art, technical proficiency is a great help in letting an artist manifest his vision. Technical *perfection* though, is a false goal and not very helpful, indeed it may lead to the audience feeling overwhelmed instead of uplifted. - Eolake Stobblehouse
Article on mixing techniques.