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wELL FOLKS, IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED, HOLD ON, TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES . .
There, that’s better.
Well Folks, it’s finally happened, there’s no feature for today! Cue panic (quick, everybody start looting!).
I have been in a period of transition lately–reorganizing this blog, finishing up projects, and starting new projects–so I haven’t given WTOE its due attention this week. Sorry for that, funny thing is some of the reorganization and changes (coming to you live on Monday) have to do with WTOE! Anyway, today I will be rounding out my thoughts on art a little better and writing on some of my favorite artists and what their work has meant to me.
I just added the answer from Madeline Laughs to the Facebook gallery! Check it out here!
If you have some art lying around, please don’t hesitate to send it along to ponderingspawned at gmail dot com! I don’t have anything to showcase for tomorrow. If you submit, please remember to answer the question of “what drives you to create?”
Also, I’m playing around with the idea of moving the discussion to Reddit, let me know what you think! I have not used Reddit much, so input from anyone who does use it will be greatly appreciated!
Have you been featured? Do you enjoy the features? Do you want to help drive traffic to your blog (if you’ve been featured, that is)?
Then hop on over to the subreddit “Ponderingspawned” and upvote the links!
Today I am featuring the artwork of Madeline Laughs of the WordPress blog Spread Information: Stop the Madness. I’m excited about this feature because it is a style of artwork completely new to WTOE! Be sure to check out Madeline’s fantastic blog, where she, Regyna Longlank, and other contributing writers and artists cover a variety of topics, from dealing with negative personality types to the hazards of modern-day beauty standards!
And only two hours late (hit some snags . . .)!
When you have a minute or two, go check it out! There is no need to comment immediately. I entitled the photo album A Gallery of Answers for a reason. My hope is that people will treat it like an art gallery, peruse the various answers at their leisure, take some time to think about it (and look at/think about each artist’s work), then comment when they feel inclined to share in the discussion.
Comments should be posted either on the Ponderingspawned facebook homepage, or in the comments sections for the gallery. If the comment is for a specific response, then post it as a comment for that specific image. General comments should go on the Ponderingspawned homepage (there is a status update where you should put your comments, it’s hard to miss).
I’d like to take a minute and give a VERY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has participated so far! I’m truly grateful to all of you for sharing your artwork and ideas with me and the world!
Ponder on you beautiful bloggers (and thank you Life of Kylie for turning me on to the phrase “ponder on”)!
Today I am featuring the artwork and ideas of Grayson Queen. I love his paintings! Below you will find several more paintings than what I included in the header. You can purchase a 23 page image story he created here. Enjoy the feature for today, and be sure to check out Grayson’s blog and his website!
The Magnificent Artwork of Grayson Queen (doot doo doo doooooo!):
These are some particularly awesome posts on Grayson’s blog:
I received no arts this week, so I will be (re)featuring Abigail Lu tomorrow! If I receive something tonight I could put up a new feature, and either way the discussion on facebook will be moving forward tomorrow. There is no set time for this to start. I’m simply going to be posting people’s answers as a gallery for people to ponder over for awhile. I will be able to engage in discussion between 9am and 2pm tomorrow, and I encourage any of the artists who have participated to keep an eye on the group over the weekend so they can answer any questions.
Also, I will be including links to the original feature on my blog, as well as links to the blogs of the participants, on my facebook page.
To send me your arts!
I do not have anything to feature this week, so if you have been thinking to yourself “oh, I’ll get around to that eventually,” the time has come for eventually to become today!
Be one of the first ten featured artists who’s answers and work will begin the discussion! This is a rather prized position as your work will be featured this Friday, March 8th–which is the same day the discussion will begin on the Ponderingspawned facebook page!
What are you waiting for!?!
Gather your piles of art, sift through them, take pictures, do some last minute editing, then send them to me at ponderingspawned at gmail dot com! Don’t forget to answer the question what drives you to create, include any links other than your blog you would like me to include in the post, let me know what name you would like me to use if you prefer something other than your name or the name of your blog.
I’m going to continue to write complex sentences filled with far too many commas until you do (no, not really)!
Even if you choose not to participate, I do hope you enjoy all of the artwork and ideas from past participants which I am featuring this week and next!
All this week and next (excluding Friday, when a new artist will be featured), I will be showcasing the past participants for World Through Our eyes. Today I am (re)featuring the very first artist to participate, Wendy (my mom)! As part of Two Weeks of WTOE, each day my header will change to showcase a different artist who has participated!
On Friday, March 8th (this Friday), I will be opening up discussion regarding the questions of what drives creation and why it is important on Ponderingspawned’s Facebook page! Be sure to check out the page and like it before then. While none of the artwork will be shown on that page, I will be creating a gallery of each artist’s answer to the question!
Do you have something to add to the discussion? Would you like to have your artwork and thoughts showcased and remonstrated upon? It’s easy, all you have to do is:
1. find some art you would like to have featured. It can be anything you consider art. Poetry, images, paintings, sculptures (even ones made from mashed potatoes, but not whirled peas–whirled peas don’t get a chance)! Take pictures, edit, do what is necessary to get that art in an email and then
2. Attach your art to an email. Answer this question: What drives you to create? Include any blog or website links you would like included in your feature, also let me know what moniker you would like to go by if you do not want your real name used.
3. Email your submission to ponderingspawned at gmail dot com.
All submission will be used, this is not a contest! This is a platform for discussion, a burgeoning digital community, and a chance for you to show off artwork that might not be seen otherwise!
Don’t leave your genius sitting in a corner, let the world see how you see the world!
Yep, that’s right folks, I’m featuring myself this week! Why? Because I’m just that ing cool! Just kidding! it’s really because I didn’t get any submissions, so you’ve forced my hand dear readers (yeah Stephen King, I stole it, what you gonna do?). Now I have to answer the question I’ve been dogging all of you to answer! Guess it’s only fair!
I’ve included a mix of graphic design (I prefer digi art, graphic design always makes me think of pixelated porn), a very old post, and a photograph that captures a weird light effect. I chose to showcase these three modes of creation because they are the ones I most often employ, and right now they are the ones that most elicit the emotion I talk about in my response.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy this week’s WTOE segment. If I get no submissions next week I don’t know what I’ll do, so please send me your arts!!!
Well, technically I’ve always been on facebook, but now Ponderingspawned is on facebook too!
Go check it out here!
Also, I have no World Through Our Eyes submissions to feature this week (oh no!). Really it’s my fault, I haven’t been plugging it nearly enough!
So I’m plugging it now! Send me your arts!
Email them to ponderingspawned at gmail dot com, answer the question of “What drives you to create,” and let me know what name you would like to use for the feature and any links other than your blog you would like included in the write-up!
I’m all out of sugar, cherries, and gold. So, pretty please with hugs, love, and puppies on top?!?!
Hello and welcome to this Friday’s World Through Our Eyes feature!
I have this terrible problem,
I can’t survive without your arts!
Ack, I’m dying!
Quick, put your arts in an email and send them to ponderingspawned at gmail dot com!
Answer this question: What drives you to create?
Not only will I survive to write another day, your art and answer will be featured on Ponderingspawned. If you like how the header image for this post looks, imagine having one of your very own, something made just for you!
When ten artists have been featured, I’ll be creating a gallery and hosting a discussion regarding the artwork and answers.
Good question with a lot of different answers, and here they are!
5. Because the “gallery” will be both a showcase for your art, and a platform for discussion, making it two things in one (and we all know that things that are actually two things are the best things of all).
All right, now that you’ve read through the reasons and followed the links you should check out this page for the few rules for submission and then SEND ME YOUR ARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’d like to announce that, starting today, I will be using the featured artist image for my header every Friday.
This week for World Through Our Eyes I have the pleasure of featuring a personal friend whom I’ve lovingly decided to call Amethyst Rock Star!
I thought I was going to have to feature myself this week (oh yeah, that reminds me–SEND ME YOUR ARTS!!!!!), but while having dinner with some friends on Wednesday, my friend excitedly shared a poem with me which she wanted to submit to WTOE. I’m happy to feature her writing today, but she is not a part of the blogosphere so there are no links (of hers) to share with you (only very lovely words).
The poem was written to her boyfriend, but she soon realized that it was so much bigger than that (man, I just can’t stop referencing Saul Williams today). It is not only a love poem to the one she holds dear, it is a love poem to everyone she holds dear (that would be you, and the rest of the world, and the world itself)!
So, send your love back to this amethyst rock star via like, comments, and discussion! She might not have a blog, but she does read mine!
Oh, and have a beautiful day!
Oh yeah, and one more thing: You should also read Rarasaur’s Love Poetry to a Stranger, or listen to her read it. She published it the same day Amethyst Rock Star wrote and gave me her poem (I love it when things converge!).
I’m writing to you today because a certain silly old bear finds himself feeling a little more like an Eeyore.
You see, Winnie the Pooh loves making and sharing art with his friends.
Even more than that, he loves to ponder.
Putting those things together makes Winnie the Pooh almost as bouncy as Tigger!
Winnie the Pooh has been very excited about World Through Our Eyes, but alas! There is only one submission left to share with you! This means next week’s post will look mighty bare, which makes our silly old bear very sad indeed.
All is not lost for there’s still time! Follow these rules and send your arts to ponderingspawned at gmail dot com and Winnie the Pooh will be feeling better faster than you can say the word imagination!
Fanpop, Pooh and Piglet making art
Nathan Jara, Pondering Pooh
The Consummate Button Masher, Eeyore
DudeLOL, Obese Pooh
Sue Thinks Slim, Tigger
This week I am featuring baked art from Abigail Lu of Artisticmilestone (love that name!). I’m excited to be able to feature a form of art that is completely new to World Through our Eyes! Be sure to check out Abby’s blog and see what other delicious recipes (and awesome family values) Abby has to share! Without further ado, here is the baked art of Abigail Lu (I couldn’t help myself, I had to rhyme it).
Would you like to have your work featured as part of World Through Our Eyes? Follow the instructions on this page and send me your arts!
I’m popping in to your lives for a moment to remind you about those drifts of creation you have just piling up everywhere. Don’t leave it sitting in a corner! Do something with it, send it to me (ponderingspawned at gmail dot com) and answer this question:
What drives you to create?
So that together we can create a showcase that is also a platform (things that are really two things are the coolest things of all) from which to discuss the nature of creation and artistic endeavor.
What could you send? Anything! Sculpture, painting, writing, mathematical equations (seriously, that would be neat, I like math–even if I rarely understand it), and so much more. If you feel like it’s art, it is!
When I have ten features/answers, I will put them together to make a gallery. On the gallery page people will be encouraged to engage in a comment thread to discuss everything and anything relating to the project!
Join the fun, join the discussion, join the YMCA! Wait, scratch that last one . . .
Please read the instructions/explanation offered on this page before sending me your arts.
You do not have to be a part of wordpress to participate. I can link to pinterest, facebook, twitter, or even nothing at all!