Wednesday, September 10, 2008
A week ago, I launched a new blog Different Strokes From Different Folks ~ the purpose is to provide one photograph and invite artists to draw or paint the image their way. This first week, the photo was of my dog Jack and I say this with a lump in my throat - I had 54 artists submit their work to my blog. Not only was this an unexpected response ~ it also helped heal the hurt of losing Jack and I thank you all for that. Some took the proceeds of the sales and donated to their local animal shelter or vet and some have offered to give me their artwork ~ both have touched me so deeply. No matter what - you're all good people. For a larger view of this collection, click here.
And to those who'd like to contribute a painting or drawing to the weekly subjects, please submit your image no later than each Wednesday night. If you miss out, there's gonna be a new photo to take on every week. Initially, I said I would accept any subject late, but due to the great response to this exercise, I need to keep it manageable on my end.
Week 2 will be a landscape - the photo can be viewed here - and remember, you can take any part of the photograph, crop it as I did, or use the whole image, whatever you wish. I can't wait to see what you do.
One last comment regarding the new blog ~ although I have nothing against digital art, my intentions are to push each of us to use all other mediums. Thank you.
Posted by Karin Jurick at 4:18 PM