Growing to appreciate the works of this videomaker, also impressed by his comment on the artistic process, on his Facebook page: “observe first, recognise later” Advertisements Continue reading artistic process – Ben Stamper
Blog post from commaand.co on “Moonshine” a book of 49 animators and the work they make privately for themselves. Continue reading What art do animation artists love to make?
Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry.
“I’ve always been interested in poetry because it’s so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it. So there’s an intensity there that I admire.”
How do you make an artwork based on inspiration? I grumbled to a friend last night. “It’s like trying to make a painting about painting.” Inspiration – I think of it as breathing – like respiration is breathing – inspiration is a breathing into, and I see the word spirit in that. And thinking of breathing-in spirit to someone, brings me to the Judeo-Christian story … Continue reading Inspiration – response to Creative prompt
Sarah Kay expresses her journey and tips on becoming a spoken word poet Continue reading Becoming a spoken poet – Sarah Kay
Here’s a great piece of lifetime advice (among many) by Pentagram partner, Michael Beirut: “People always want to look for mentors – then they say “Will you be my mentor?” Do NOT do that. You don’t need their permission you don’t need to tell them they’re your mentor.” “Anyone you know could be your mentor – you just need to start listening, be curious and … Continue reading Getting Mentors – don’t ask!
Rita Dove is someone who is easy to listen to – but has the smarts to say interesting things with even simple language – she is a poet, former US Poet Laureate. “Every time I sit down to write I try to feel that I’m starting over. It’s all new. It’s all fresh, and I’m learning as I go. I don’t want to do what … Continue reading Writing poetry with Rita Dove