One Contemporary Artist's Ramblings, Discussions and Ideas
Friday, June 6, 2008
So Many Gifts!
Each day I come to this blog wondering what I will talk about. This week not only has mother nature given me some ideas as gifts, but also blog friends have given me gifts of ideas.
In response to my post on Slow Art, Andrea sent me this book which had been introduced to her by her brother who is also a creative person. I had never heard of The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny. It is a work of historical fiction about the life of Sir John Franklin who was a 19th century Arctic explorer. I have just started this book, but already it is proving to be a very good read. Thank you so much Andrea! I am going to very much enjoy this very thoughtful gift.
This morning I wake up to two emails which are also very worthy of mention here. The first one is from Robert Genn who writes The Painter's Keys newsletter. He is talking about clones of paintings being made. He has experienced this happening with his own works. He speaks of the importance of mastering your own technique which cannot be cloned because it is not YOU. I can't find this online anywhere, but if you will email me in the next day or so, I will forward this newsletter to you. If you are willing to wait until next week, it will be on Robert's site.
The other email I received is from our dear friend San Meredith. San sent me the link to a short video of a Finnish rock band known as The Leningrad Cowboys who are in concert with The Red Army Choir. They are performing an American Southern Rock song, Sweet Home Alabama. Now while this video is great fun to watch (you really need to see this), it also made me think how important ART is in bringing people together. It truly is a common language.
Thank you to all of these people who have given me so much not only for this blog, but also just for me. You are all an inspiration!
I hope these send you into the weekend with lots to think about.
I am currently looking for gallery representation. If you are interested in speaking with me about this possibility or if you have insights as to approachable galleries, please email me (artist[at]KimRodefferFunk[dot]com) so we can talk. You know my people can call your people :) Of course I have no "people", but if you do that is great!
Thanks for anything you might be able to share.
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