Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Pulse

Some time ago I and a wonderful group of other artists were invited by the amazing Seth Apter, from The Altered Page blog, to submit photos of our art and answer some very interesting questions. Unfortunately it was around the time my Mother was very ill and subsequently passed away, so I didn't get to submit my work. The book has now been released and I was very honoured when Seth invited me, along with the artists following, to comment on his book and to answer three of his original questions that he put to the artists.

This truly is a great book and gives a wonderful insight into some of the artists, we as bloggers know, and also the chance to meet some new artists whose work I've not seen before. I love the format of the book and spent some time drooling over the images of so many different artist's work. Many of the answers to the questions are very entertaining too. It's lovely to see some fellow Aussies made it into the
book. I'm certainly going to enjoy putting my feet up over Easter and having a good read.

Here are my answers to three of Seth's questions

Is creativity built-in, learned, or both?
As far as I'm concerned, I came into this world with a paint brush, a needle and thread and jeweller's saw in my hands. I was rearing to go from day one, so for me it was definitely built-in.

Do you enjoy working more intuitively or by carefully thinking through your process?

Once I have an idea about a project I'm about to start, it's green lights all the way, there's no time to stop and plan, I'm off and running. This can have mixed results but usually works more often than not.

What do you think your preferred art medium says about your personality?

I work with so many different mediums, but they all seem to end up saying, 'she's colour crazy and is still a hippy at heart'.

Thanks Seth for a wonderful book and for doing so much for the art community, and to help get the word out there, that art really is a great way to communicate.

Here are the other artists who also have some great things to say.

April  2  Rice Freeman-Zachery
April  3  Stephanie Lee     
April  4  Ali Edwards         
April  5  Ro Bruhn            
April  6  Roben-Marie Smith
April  7  Nancy Lefko       
April  8  Kelly Kilmer        
April  9  Trudi Sissons     
April 10 Melody Nunez     
April 11 Dina Wakley        
April 12 Stephanie Hilvitz


Karen Cole said...

Yeah Ro!!!!!

A jewelers saw? Ouch!!! :-)

eb said...

colour crazy and still a hippie at heart - love this - come have tea with me in the gypsy tent!

xox - eb.

ArtPropelled said...

She's colour crazy! ..... exactly what i would have said! The rainbow colours on your blog make me smile before I've even read the post.

Lynn Cohen said...

I'm so glad you got to get your words out here about and in answer to Seth's book questions.

It's validating to learn that it's okay to just let fly with an idea, as that is how I work too. You do it SO WELL!!!

From one old hippie to another, you already know I think that I adore all of your art pieces!

(Ro, I'm so sorry to learn now about your loss of your mom...please accept my belated condolences)

Heather said...

Sounds like a great book and thanks for all those links Ro. I'll never get any work done this weekend, I'll be checking them all out! Have a lovely Easter.

Robert said...

Looking at your post on shopping for fabric I see that you are not only obsessed by colour, but also by wonderful pattern and texture,as well! Love your entire post on Seth's book and answers to 3 of his questions. I'll be checking out your website, too!

Kathryn Dyche said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, sending you hugs. Great answers to the questions and I love how you embrace color.

Robyn A said...

Hello Ro, I was lucky enough to buy some of your gorgeous fabric not long ago. Via Seth I have come across your blog which is as great as I expected. As another Aussie I was proud to see so many in Seth's book, it is wonderful to see artists from everywhere being recognised.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you had the illness of your mother, and sad death to contend with at the time of submitting your work.
That book looks good!I will try and get it.
Have a happy Easter break.

Jacky said...

Go Ro Ro ..... what a wonderful post and your blog is ALWAYS exciting to visit. So diverse and lots of colour and energy (just like you!).

Jacky xox

Dot said...

I agree with everyone else Ro! Your blog is a wondrous place to visit and your art is bold and colorful and warm - just like you.
Dot xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seth was right. You DO have a colorful blog. This was fun.

Darlene K Campbell said...

I am also color happy. Your journals are a sensory delight. Fabulous! I just keep looking at the details and thinking fabulous. Your blog is ajoy to visit. MAkes one happy to be here.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Saw your comment Karen...funny, and I was thinking the same thing!

Bill said...

Anyone who is color crazy is a great person to know! We crazy artist-type people need to stick together. :^)

Judy said...

Hi Ro Ro,
So wonderful to see you included in this mix.
They say opposites attract and we do!
You with your fabulous colour and me with my sepia tones - which I still maintain is a colour - lol.
Your work is always magnificent as are you!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your splashes of color would have added so much in this already amazing book! Your work is magic!! Love your answers to the questions and the story of YOU>

Bev said...

hi Ro love your work and followed Seths blog to visit a delight thank u
hugz bev

Anonymous said...

I have the eBook of this and love it - great to know you were invited Ro. You'd have been an awesome addition.

Michelle Gregory said...

you do beautiful work.

Stephanie said...

always LOVE your color infused world here Ro...

sorry indeed to hear of your mom, my dad passed away this past month and I offer my heartfelt condolences...

Carol said...

Had to laugh Ro that you were practically born with a jeweller's saw in your hand. I'm trying to take it up at nearly 70! Love your blog and as an Australian proud to see so many included in Seth's book.

Carol said...

Ro, I've just read back through your blog to a year and a half ago, and I found it difficult to stop. So much colour, and so much happening. I was sorry not to meet you when Art is ...You didn't happen in March, but I hope I make it to one of your classes in the future.

Jo Murray said...

Nice to see a fellow Aussie making great art. Congrats on getting into this fab book.

Judy said...

Hi! Ro,

Shame you missed Seth book, but wasn't the time, dying to get my hands on a copy. Interested in the answers to the questions.

Jill Zaheer said...

So glad you are on the blog hop Ro and that you have your thoughts included in the book! It's been too long since I've had a look here- and just love the vibrancy and texture of the materials you work with!