Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Artist link up

Last week I received an email from Jean Marmo asking me to participate in a virtual blog tour to get to know fellow artists. I thought it sounded fun and said yes.  The idea is to explore the creative process a bit more by answering four questions. So let's get started!

1) What are you working on?

Right now I am like a mad woman dashing from canvas to canvas working on getting ready for my first art show called Caffeinated Art which I am sharing with another fellow artist Miriam Hughes. This is my first "art show" and I am rather chuffed. We are working on press releases, advertisements and along with getting ready for the show we are both working on a piece of wall art that we have been commissioned for a new business opening up in Hendersonville, NC where we live. I'm also been doing a lot of online shopping too, I've bought my dress, spanx, and ordered new business cards for the opening...yes, I admit, I am a bit excited! 

Here is one of my completed works for the show.
part of the 12x36" series - Creativity in a cup of Joe
2) How does you work differ from others of its genre?

I'm not sure mine differs much from anyone else as we are in the Age of Individualism which just means we are all out there doing our own thing. I couldn't keep a straight face if I stated that my art work was unique or sui generis but it's what happens when I play, and I love to play!

close up - Creativity in a cup of Joe
3) Why do you create what you do?

Good question! I wish I knew the answer but in reality that's not something I think about, maybe just drawing and painting come naturally to me and it just flows out from my soul. Thank goodness for mixed media art as it lets me dabble in all forms of creativity at once, like adding bead work to a canvas, I've never had an interest in making jewelry but I love beads.

close up - Creativity in a cup of Joe
4) How does your creating process work?

I get inspired by so many fellow artists and by challenges. Those are my 2 main starting points and I just evolve from that by picking up a pencil and sketching out an idea that has filled my head and I must let it out or I'll go nuts. Sometimes I make lots of rough sketches in a book that I can refer back to or sometimes I go straight to paper or canvas. It all depends on the mood I am in. The most recent change in my art has been adding my own writing, call it funky, call it whimsical...call it done! Whatever it is I am enjoying the process.

close up - Creativity in a cup of Joe

And a couple artists friends that I adore and would love for you to get to know a little bit better:
Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson
Hi Everyone!!!! … and thank you Sandee for this wonderful Blog Hop opportunity. Though my real name is Tommy Jo, most people know me as “yayascrapbooking”. About a year ago, I began a mission to become less of an art introvert. With much difficulty, I mustered the courage to share my love and OBSESSION with mixed media art and digital scrapbooking with more people than just my family. I am living in the “Autumn” of my life and it is literally exploding. Fellow artists, friends and family, have inspired me to BELIEVE in my art and BELIEVE in my ability to celebrate memories for others through digital scrapbooking. Those who purchase my mixed media art pieces or hire me to scrap their memories have validated my journey. One can’t imagine the joy in that and I am able to live it! I am truly blessed . My blog is: yayascrapbooking.blogspot.com

 Larissa Pittman
My name is Larissa Pittman. I live in the Texas Hill Country with my husband and our 2 furbabies. I have been card making for a few years now. It is so relaxing to spend hours and hours in my studio putting cards together.  I love creating everyday. I am proud to create for Ann Butler Designs, Susan K Weckesser, Kitty B Designs, A Creative Need, and Incy Wincy Designs.  When I am not creating in my studio I love spending time with my family and cooking huge meals.
My blog: www.muffinsandlace.com


Carole Z said...

Super Q&A and I love your finished creation, hugs Carole Z X

Barb Craft said...

You have so many cool things going on right now and it couldn't happen to a better person!! I am so excited for your show… which I could visit it in person! And I am excited to see this commissioned piece you are working on! Thank you for sharing all of your talents and words of wisdom with us!! We are all more creative because you have been willing to share!


Unknown said...

I am so happy for you Sandee. You certainly deserve everything that is coming your way, you are not only a great artist, but you inspire others with your work and your kindness in helping them when they (me) can't figure something out. Hugs!!!! And I hope for nothing but the best for you!

Muffins and Lace said...

I so love this creation. The colors are great. I am so happy to be a part of this hop.Thank you Sandee for everything!

Athanasia said...

WOw Sandee, what an amazing canvas you created!!! You are very talented, I love all the little details, the beads, the doodling, the colors... you have inspired me, I'm so happy to be with with you at Frosted Designs. DT :)