Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Different Strokes from Different Folks - Week One

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.


Toe Shoes And Tutus said...

I thought that every one of these paintings was beautiful and inspiring. I love the way you have displayed them all here. This project made me warmly remember the love and fondness I had for my three wonderful dogs. Very heartwarming.

Erika Nelson said...

Thanks so much Karin, I've also made some new friends through your DSDF!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are just incredible! Everyone captured Jack. What a wonderful tribute to him and all our loving animals. There's no love like dog love.

Paula Villanova said...

Thank you Karin, for creating this unique and special blog. I am passing along to you the "Brilliante Weblog" award for your own beautiful work and for creating this community of artists and bloggers to interact in this way. From reading the comments of many participants, your blog was both inspiring and motivating. Please take a moment to view the details of this award on my blog. Thanks!

VanDerHoekArt said...

What an overwhelming response to the photo of Jack! That's fantastic!

I love the new web site too. I'll be working diligently to post as often as I can.

Terry Rafferty said...

Karin, along with the pleasure of your new blog that provides challenge and stimulation to all of us, you have just outdone yourself with this lovely post of all the portraits of Jack. Hope you will continue to do a composite of each week.

mongoose1 said...

This is a phenomenal idea. I was lucky enough to see your work in person while I was in Asheville in May. I drove my friends crazy looking for the gallery :)