Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Shall We Talk About?

I am thinking about you people who signed up to follow this blog, and wondering what I can do for you! What would you like to hear about? What would you like to see? What can we do together as a community for each other? I've come up with a list of ideas, and had a hard time stopping at 30. What ideas do you have? Leave me a comment.

1. How did I choose my current medium?
2. What other mediums do I use and how they relate
3. Pros and cons of having many interests
4. Power of art to transform a culture
5. Interview with Michele on Mexican Indian protest art
6. Picasso’s Guernica
7. Diego Rivera
8. Environmentalism and art
9. Series on The life of a work of art
A. Artist asks questions of the art during creation
B. Audience asks questions of the work of art
C. Death of the work of art
10. What is the Sacred in a work of art?
11. Why work with churches?
12. Why work with galleries
13. Why show in local cafes?
14. Why make landscapes?
15. Why make portraits?
16. Why experiment with new subjects and media?
17. What is style?
18. Why limit yourself to one style?
19. Why liberate yourself from one style?
20. What is my studio like?
21. What is it like to move to a new studio?
22. What is your ideal studio?
23. What is your studio like?
24. Series on how silk painting is done.
A. Tools and supplies
B. Transfering watercolor techniques to silk
C. Steaming
D. Displaying
25. Series on Watercolor painting
26. Series on Oils
27. Series on Acrylics
28. Class descriptions and announcements
29. Show announcements
30. Speaking engagement anouncements


DennisCrayon said...

10. What is the Sacred in a work of art?

I really look forward to this post. Sometimes I feel the making of the art is the Sacred connection.

Hannah said...

Hi Kristen,

I'm so glad you put out in green and white your intentions to work with sacred space and sacred art. Those intentions underpin my work and I'm happy to meet you through the blogosphere. What would I like to hear about? Same as Dennis, #10--and #11.

Anonymous said...

I think Rober Genn has blogged about the Sacred in Art or references to that. This might be a way to make some really hot links. Love the topic.

Erika said...

Hi Kristen!
Right now, I'm all about #3-Pros and cons of having many interests. I just can't focus on 1 or 2 or even 3 creative projects, which is why I don't have a career in anything other than being an administrative assistant. waaah!

I'm also interested in: 10-What is the Sacred in a work of art?, 11-Why work with churches?, and 13-Why show in local cafes?

Also the questions about the evolving life of a work of art, and what our (ideal) studios are like. :)

Kristen Gilje said...

I'm looking forward to conversations about all these things too. I hope to get into a regular ritual of writing for this blog.

Ken McAllister said...

Picasso’s Guernica - One the most telling pieces about humanity in 20th century.