Creative Community

As I mentioned on Monday, I have been reading about Camille Pissarro and admiring his work and that of other impressionist painters that were part of his community. There was Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Cezanne to name a few. The influence of these fellow artists in Pissarro’s work is sometimes mentioned when author Linda Doeser discusses a particular painting.

Ah, to have been part of these passionate (and at the time unacceptable notions) about rendering the quality of light by exploring the spontaneity and immediacy of lively colour and rapid brush strokes with no hint of drama or sentimentality.

“spring salad” photograph rendered coarsely in oils – view full resolution and purchase here.

Then I thought about Creative Potager and those of you who regularly through your comments and my connections to your own sites are part of my creative community. To name just a few…

The use of line and creating greater connection between drawing and painting. Jerry Shawback

Always giving our best and writing from a place of showing rather than telling. Laurie Buchanan.

Bringing the flow of her everyday into focus for the rest of us. Kathy Drue

Sharing the exquisite world of film as a creative medium of expression. Sam Juliano

Discusses the practicalities of promoting and selling art work. Itaya

Shares her studio process and her success while celebrating and acknowledging yours. Martha Marshall

Sprout Question: With whom are you presently discussing your creative ideas?

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12 thoughts on “Creative Community

  1. I love that we can feel almost as if we’re in the same room, discussing and exchanging our thoughts, ideas, process, and aspirations. It’s a good time to be an artist.

    Thanks so much for including me in your creative community!

  2. Terrill – What a delicious post — in more ways than one. Thank you!

    Sprout Question: With whom are you presently discussing your creative ideas:

    First and foremost with the internal Divine spark. And then with Laurel Yourke, Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Mindy Keskinen, Editor at Freelance Editorial Service.

  3. First, Terrill…that picture is wonderful! I love the flowers and vegetables. It looks so life-like. Scrumptious.

    Thank you for highlighting all our blogs and our common love of creativity.

    With whom am I discussing my creative ideas? Before it’s created…no one. In the creation a channel opens up and it just comes forth from the Divine spark that Laurie just mentioned. Afterwards…with any one who will listen!! Thanking my dear husband–who is actually a reporter, columnist, photogapher & editor–with whom I can share so much. And thanking so many on-line folks who have nurtured the spark.

    Thank YOU, Terrill!

  4. Yes that oil canvas is so life-like, and you can just about taste those salad vegetables.

    Well, I too Terrill would like to thank you so much for that wonderful acknowledgment, and I am honored to be part of this vibrant and ever-creative community that’s a real boon for art and nature lovers.

    Alas, ever the romantic, my creative “ideas” or inspiration are almost always discussed with my wife Lucille, (and since she’s the principal in one of the school’s I teach in, if I don’t come clean, she’ll have me fired!! LOL!) and as to my writing plans, my friend and site colleague Alan Fish in the U.K. is the one I regularly confer with on the phone or by e mail, as he does with me.

    I will be sure now to check out the links to all these other very fine and creative people you have graciously honored.

    • You are welcome Sam… I like how you very appropriately include your family in your writing – it gives me a since of a whole life beyond the great films and theatre reviews that are the core of Wonders In the Dark. Great sprout response:)

  5. Thank you for including me in this post. i have found myself often telling my friends and other artists in my creative circle about creativepotager and all the wonderful creatives i have had the pleasure of getting to know on line. Having this diverse creative community on line has been an incredible place to re visit ideas publicly.

    • Jerry you are welcome and I feel the same way. When we can build creative communities like we have here and on Twitter the world becomes accessible and supportive. I am so thankful to be able to stretch my ideas and thinking out in the open and experience others doing the same.

  6. Your painting is a prize. In all great work there is a purpose and intensity which is unmistakable and your work shows us both. Thanks for that.

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