Wednesday, April 13, 2011

#WW 4: WONNERFUL WEDNESDAY AGAIN!!!

Yes. I mean WONNERFUL!!
Ok, I have a confession. I used to think I was a creative genius.  Mind you I also once thought that I was straight, so if that will give you a little context.....
Anyways, ever since I started #WW, I realized that I am not a genius at all!!
Although this revelation has shocked me to my core, I press on......KNOWING that there is such great original stuff out there that IS genius!!
sigh
Ok... on with the show......
My top 5 this week:

1.) COLOUR. I love it! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I especially like the use of colour in these stills and inspirations from 'The Princess and the Frog". They are so good.
orange + pink = yum

PURPLE! Scream it from the rooftops!!

Green and magenta. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This palette is so warm and inviting.

Almost monochromatic. 

Love this one. Orange, pink. purple and blue. C'mon!!!!!!!!

2.) "How to Steal Like an Artist" This blog post if fantastic for artists!!!!!  He makes some great/smart observations. The only thing I disagree with is his "get a day job" theory. I do not think that works for everyone. I have been working full time on my art for the last 5 years, and in that time have completed an enormous body of work. I have been able to push myself and grow and refine my artistic vision. I would have taken a lot longer to get here if I was shackled to some soul sucking crappy-ass day job! Maybe he could refine that part? Or add "find a rich husband"? I dunno.......different strokes for different folks!! But id you are an artist - it is a must read!!!!

http://www.austinkleon.com/2011/03/30/how-to-steal-like-an-artist-and-9-other-things-nobody-told-me/
3.) How about a little reto-eighties fantasticness?? Check out Fitz and the Tantrums. I dig this band. Here is a youtube of their latest video, it is really good:

Also check them out at "Live from Daryl's House"
ABOUT DARYL'S HOUSE:  Daryl Hall started Live From Daryl’s House, the free monthly web show in late 2007, after having the idea of “playing with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has since garnered acclaim from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo! Music and influential blogger Bob Lefsetz, who have cited Live From Daryl’s House as a perfect example of a veteran artist reinventing himself in the digital age by collaborating with both established colleagues and newer performers.
(Thanks to Dale for bringing this one to me!!)


4.) Tom Whalen's 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' poster. SO GREAT!!! I love the limited palette of colour, and the way he incorporates so much visual information in such a simple way. GENUIS! Actually take a minute to check out ALL of his posters:
Check out his site: Strong stuff - it is well worth a look if you like this illustrative style!!!

5) Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I have made a new resolution to NOT discuss the weather.....but here is a small deal breaker. These photos are from last week, and they are neato! Those of us who do not live in perpetual fog (like some New Brunswick livers I know) will find the pictures haunting! Enjoy!
Photo by Cliph.

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Photo by Bruvyman.

Photo by Brandon Tarek.

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So there you go my top 5 this week!
Got something you think I need to feature?
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3 comments:

  1. ARGH!! Just wrote long, intellegent, inspired, thoughtful comment and then I hit post and closed the window forgetting that you have the security feature. AAAAHHHHHH!!!! So now you get this....Great post! Fog sucks. Princess and Frog Rocks (especially to your third cousin), I'd hang that poster of Roger Rabbit in my dining room and will listen to music later so I have no opinion. :)

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  2. Does my declaration of you being a genius not count?

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  3. Thanks Penny for the comment.....it is always appreciated......
    Yes, Miss J.E....it counts.....I just like to hear it OVER AND OVER!!! ;-)

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