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Opinions vary: don't take life nor ART too seriously.
You are braver than you believe and smarter than you think you are!
This is the link for Nadine the Great Artist
May 19 at 8:41PM
Doris1022 : thank you Kim!! that is cool!
May 20 at 8:19AM
kimartist : (a href=" link goes between quotes") text goes here (/a)
May 20 at 8:31PM
kimartist : But I'm sure you know you have to use the other kind of brackets ;)
May 20 at 8:32PM
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the generosity of your promotions of my works. you have showered me and my works with your certificates. It really means alot. Nadine thanks you, Joy thanks you, the mail man thanks you, even wrinkles thanks you!!!
YOU are a special kind of friend and promoter.
Love you, Kimartist!!
May 19 at 6:31PM
Little boy has a cough, continuously coughing.
boy states when I cough I poot...
Mom says, "oh so you are a 'puter hacker!!" lol
May 18 at 6:40PM
davywavy : A man nonchalantly bashes a tea service with an ax.He's a calm pewter hacker.
May 18 at 9:55PM
Doris1022 : touchee Davy!! takes one to know one right. lol thanks for looking.
May 18 at 10:09PM
kimartist : An artist, a lawyer, and a computer scientist are discussing the merits of a mistress. The artist tells of the passion, the thrill which comes with the risk of being discovered. The lawyer warns of the difficulties. It can lead to guilt, divorce, bankruptcy. Not worth it. Too many problems. The computer scientist says "It's the best thing that's ever happened to me. My wife thinks I'm with my mistress. My mistress thinks I'm home with my wife, and I can spend all night on the computer!"
May 19 at 4:08PM
Doris1022 : oh, that is funny, I am the computer nerd. at least Wayne knows I am in the house on the computer and not with someone else. lol
May 19 at 8:17PM
kimartist : Who needs a mistress (or mister-ess, lol) when you have a 'puter? I ask you.
May 20 at 1:08PM
Another corny joke:
What kind of tool is the favorite of a Raven?
Answer: Crow-bar, bada bing.
May 18 at 6:36PM
My two cents/dollars worth is this...when you review. Use the stars as a guide. I have heard some thoughts about it is not fair to a better photographer/artist to give you a high score.
What I say to this is there are different level artist on this sight and it has to be taken into consideration.
I am not a photographer for money or craft. Just basically fun and neccesity.
I want to improve my art as I go along and I have had a lot of help here from many people.
I have learned a lot. Thanks everyone.
Back to the ratings...judge people by there own purposes not by what you expect or see other artist doing. Just because you don't like a work doesn't mean it is necesarily bad.
I would be nice to see those who can speak to the technical side of the works in a constructive way do so.
My understanding of the stars is that if you are giving less than 5 stars, then the work needs improvement technically. the lower the score the more work it needs. In art/photography there is a technical side and a aesthetic side. which means the visually pleasing part.
for example a photo could be blurry, but be creative, different, excellent color combinations etc. just perfect in all aspects except a little blurry. so would you count it as 1-5??
Am I making any sense?
May 16 at 11:49PM
RavnAdairDesigns : For me, it seems that if a piece is excellent with one weak element and one extraordinary element, that piece should be rated a 5 with both weak and exceptional elements being pointed out particularly. If you are going to figure in the weak element, you fairly have to figure in the strong element, and the average of them comes out to 5, so that's how I do it. But I know that's controversial. :)
May 17 at 3:52AM
davywavy : I agree,Queen Doris. A technically bereft child can create a masterpiece while an art school graduate might serve up pretentious crap.Technical mastery is being accepted as a substitute for artistry. Having skill does not automatically give you access to beauty or humor or originality.
May 17 at 5:09AM
Lucien van Oosten : I think for me if it has a flaw it is not a 5, a five means it is good with no issues, both technically and artistically if it has an issue, in either category, then it is not 5. a 5 means good no issues and a 6 rating means it knocked your socks off, WOW!!!.
It is difficult to do , give a lower rating, but I think honesty and integrity and compassion are all part of giving a good critique. False ratings, are a determent, a hindrance to all, it blocks improving and getting better for all, the artist and the site and the reviewer.
cheers!!! and have great day.
May 17 at 8:12AM
RavnAdairDesigns : Lucien, I know I sincerely want to critique people's work honestly, and I do give 4s and 4 1/2s, but even a 6 picture has weaknesses or places where it can be improved - I don't know if Any piece ever painted was perfect. So what I'm trying to give is a General rating of the work, which takes into account the averages of strong and weak elements. I think that grading methodology is much more sensitive to assessing the combined strengths and weaknesses of pieces. MY flaw as a reviewer, comes from the fact that I review pieces that strike my fancy, since I don't have time to review everything, and those tend to be pieces I like. So my marks tend to higher.
May 17 at 8:30AM
Doris1022 : Thank you all for responding...
The responses bring to mind, that reviewing is a personal experience. We all don't like the same things, and that is a good thing right? if NOT life would be boring...snore.
Just remember there is a person on the other side of the screen that may need some help and ENCOURAGEMENT. I have bad days and some time a kind remark really goes along way. I think we all desire kindness??
I am an artist first, yes I like simple, folk style art. My artist style sees the creative first and to me that is what I rank as a high score first, then the technical is considered. that is just me personally. I will always be me.
Thanks, Lucien, Davy, RavnAdair, for responding and a open communication on this in a kind of running fashion might help others to really pick up on what is important.
May 17 at 2:26PM
kimartist : Ah, I see the obsession with rating people like eggs in the marketplace continues... Ooo, you're an AALARGE - pat, pat, fawn, fawn - we LIKE YOU and you get a special carton and place on the shelf. You're a SMALL and/or your shell has COLOR - not so desirable! - and you shall quickly be trundled off for processing/industrial use. Uh oh, you're shell is broken - basically you suck and we don't like you at all - off to the trash can for you.
Which works for eggs, but not for people, or their art.
Perfect/not perfect, lovely/not lovely, art/not art, etc., etc., ad infinitum. Some continue to defend their practice of letting their "inferiors" know that they are inferior... Which really means, of course, that they are letting you know who is superior!
Davywavy put it so succinctly and I agree with him completely: Art school ruins people. (Likewise for photography school.) Unfortunately, it continues to sail right over the Egg Raters' collective heads... Hackneyed. Trite. Cliched. Blatant plagaristic copies of other people's trailblazing work. Concepts that seem to defy the UNimaginative mind and UNaesthetic soul.
I have seen some technically-perfect crap from the art students here and elsewhere. (And I'm NOT talking about the little "adult school"/"continuing education" type classes that people take from real-world artists who have developed their own ideas and techniques after many grueling years of shaking off the crap they learned in art school. This would also include some of the excellent high school and college level art teachers out there who know better than to ruin their students.)
There are some folks here (and elsewhere) that can copy a photograph so well that it looks just like a photograph ("Wow, that looks so REAL!" the critics coo as they reach for the SIX button...) But I tell you: It's crap. It's the kind of thing you put over your couch and never look at again, because, quite frankly, you chose it because the greens in the trees matched the greens in the pillows on your couch. Here's another way you know it's crap: That artist may be fawned over by the sycophants of today, but their work will never go down in history and become eminently collectable. Why? Because it's TOO PERFECT. There's no SOUL. It looks THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE'S. It's so DONE BEFORE. It's TRITE, CLICHED, HACKNEYED, UNORIGINAL, LACKING IN IMAGINATION. And last, but not least: IT LOOKS JUST LIKE A PHOTO! Why, in the age of incredibly-advanced photography, do we need paintings that look just like photos?
Can anyone say: HO HUM?
In an age when objects can be manufactured to look perfect and when photos can be taken that look more real than reality, ART needs to be DIFFERENT. Art needs to have VISION. Art needs to be something that NEVER EXISTED BEFORE until the artist created it. This means using unnatural colors, or distorting shapes, or putting incongruous elements together, or creating surreal/futuristic visions, or using techniques/materials that have never been used before and/or using them in ways that are unique. The true artist also has the duty to document/interpret CURRENT HISTORY - current cultural norms, ideas and the stuff of real life (ugly stuff like city streets, freeways, office interiors, etc.) The "quaint" paintings we see today of horses and buggys weren't so quaint back in the day! They were just the ugly, prosaic stuff of life.
So how do you rate REAL ART like a 12-pack of eggs? I ask you. Need I go on?
While the Egg Raters are busy looking for technically-perfect stuff that they could easily put over Grandma's couch (LOLA = Little Old Lady Art), people like me are looking for the unique, the different, the art that "takes chances," that "looks different," that does things that haven't been "done before," that "make a statement," that might "go down in history," that might start a new "movement," or "trend," etc.
This is the stuff REAL ART is made of. You don't even have to LIKE it. It doesn't even have to be something you would BUY for yourself or for someone else. And it really, Really, REALLY doesn't have to be "technically perfect," because what is technical perfection in a world where people (the artists) are trying to do something that hasn't been done before?
May 17 at 2:30PM
Doris1022 : Whoa, there Kim...phew you said a mouth full. lol
Thanks for your thoughts too.
You bring up some good points.
I like the art being original, creative.
Not exactly perfect but out of the box thinking for impact and interest.
That sounds like a VanGogh.
Kim, what I hear from you is you don't like the rating system, and think it should be deleted.
May 17 at 3:44PM
kimartist : LOL. Something like that. Actually I would like to see it simplified to a Facebook-type system of "likes" with no "dislike" button. Then the site (FAR) will still be able to showcase the better work (to attract new customers and show off what kind of work is being produced here in this community) as the better/most popular works will still get the most number of likes and rise to the top. And those folks who are driven by competition (it's a natural/human drive) will still have a ranking and be motivated to produce/post more works in order to move up. In addition, I would change the reviewing system to one where neither person gets credit for the review until it's reciprocated. This will discourage the patently hostile/unkind/unhelpful/stoopid reviews, because no one will want to reciprocate them. But I know all this would probably take a total revamping of the site's code and is not likely to happen any time soon ;)
May 17 at 5:13PM
MGTF Blue : I agree with RavnAdairDesigns, a picture can "knock your socks off" (as Lucien says) in the subject matter but have a fault (like a distraction in the background) and so it gets a 5 star rating even though there is that 'fault'.
May 17 at 5:41PM
Doris1022 : MGTF Blue you are recognized and heard. I agree with that thought too. art is more that the technical. Or at least I think that is what you are saying. smile
May 17 at 5:54PM
If someone doesn't review my work....I am gonna keep telling corny jokes.
Ever hear the one about the chicken??
May 14 at 2:27PM
Samantha Grey : Chicken ? My memory has failed me yet again . . . ;)
May 14 at 4:11PM
kimartist : You crazeeeee woman! I see your new profile photo... Does this mean I have to do a new portrait? LOLOLOLOLOLOL! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
May 14 at 11:53PM
Doris1022 : ok, every hear the crab say to the other crab? I am tired of this location. too much action here....Let's move off Bill's butt to Hillary's.
In honor of STDs....
May 15 at 10:20AM
kimartist : OMG. OK, so I was on your profile, sketching yer new profile photo and what do I look up and see? This HUGE FINGER sayin "HEY YOU"... ROFL! :P
May 16 at 12:50PM
Doris1022 : lol, got your attention??!
May 16 at 2:00PM
kimartist : Yes maam, thought it was my mother come back from the dead to get me (God rest her soul) LOL! :D
May 16 at 2:29PM
It is a slow day for me. Need some inspiration or kick in the rear to get me going.
May 14 at 2:11PM
Do yall like Mr. Pibb? Ever wonder what happened to Mrs. Pibb? She fizzled out!!
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's.
May 11 at 7:37PM
davywavy : I thought she left him for Dr. Pepper.Happy Mother's Day.
May 12 at 1:15AM
Doris1022 : Ha ha, Davy! In real life she would go for the Dr. and more funds. lol
May 12 at 5:05PM
Doris1022 : Baby Pibb, popped. lol
May 14 at 1:58PM
Thanks a million and to infinity and beyond to my great friend, KIM artist for promoting my works for me very generously. She is a sweet spirit and kind heart. I have not the words to say how much she has encouraged me.
I am sure she has others on here too!!
May 9 at 11:28AM
kimartist : Aww, how sweet! :) And I just came over here to say: "I have a surprise," lol. And hopefully you will still like me! :P Like your new profile pic, btw! ;)
May 10 at 5:51AM
Doris1022 : The geese are on the riding mower cutting grass. it is a sight to behold. wow no more grass cutting. ahhhh!!
May 10 at 4:27PM
kimartist : LOL. Get some sheep or a goat. You'll never have to mow the lawn again! ;)
May 10 at 7:37PM
Doris1022 : LoL yes, geese are great mowers too. Just need more of them.
May 12 at 5:06PM
Funny Goose story:
Yesteday my son was playing with our geese. there is one male and he is the boss right.
my son was petting him and they don't like to be petted. they like to pick at our pants and shoes but don't want you to pet them. the males have a honk and a high pitch scream. the females just honk.
Just some fyi...
Well my son puts the goose up on the trampoline and he is stepping around and falls in the hole at the springs and falls off like a maypop- thud and gets mad.
Caleb puts him back up there and this time he was walking around then jumpd off and soared to the ground real dignified.
I started clapping for him and he strutted with his wings out stretched and making his high pitch squeal. for five minutes. He is a nut. HE WAS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF!!
April 30 at 11:23AM
Badger : Two thought's. Why is this funny and why haven't you taught your son to treat animals with respect?
April 30 at 1:32PM
davywavy : I have also had trouble getting my goose interested in the trampoline.I'm going to try using decoys.
April 30 at 4:14PM
Keri Harrish : Why would a goose be interested in a trampoline?
April 30 at 6:30PM
Sange : I agree with Badger! Why put a goose on a trampoline? Seriously!
April 30 at 6:45PM
davywavy : Rebounding is supposed to be very healthy.
April 30 at 8:49PM
bushimages : I like my goose cooked well it has been more times then I care to remember!LOL
May 1 at 3:38AM
Ducis : Does that mean your married to your father who's actually your sister?
May 2 at 8:29AM
Doris1022 : I married a goose, ducis.
May 3 at 8:52AM
kimartist : "Redneck" means living by Biblical principles: Love of God, country and family; politeness, kindness, courtesy and respect toward strangers; loving your neighbor as yourself; being good stewards of the land... You know, backwards and backwoods concepts like that.
May 3 at 9:26PM
Doris1022 : I like that Kim! lol
May 7 at 5:56PM
A sad day yet productive day. my son had to go back to school and It left me lonesome. but i got a lot of work done too.
April 29 at 5:54PM
I went to a wild life rescue center near our home today and it was very educational and a nice day too not hot and not cold just pleasant. I got a little buddy following me that was a camera hog or is it ham. lol
I took many shots of him hoping for them to be clear. we also got a good shot of a peacock. The emus were nesting and it was amazing to see them get on and off of the eggs without hurting them.
April 25 at 7:44PM
kimartist : Just a head's up: I just updated my review of Psalm 5:9 - telling you here, because I don't think the system will notify you?
Cool on visiting the animal rescue - I can't wait to see the new work that's going to come out of it! :) k.i.m. artist < ><
April 26 at 8:44PM
Don't forget to join up the Mosaic contest coming up in april sponsored by yours truly.
What I am looking for is a 3d mosaic made of piesces to make a bigger artwork. can be found objects, buttons, glass, beads, rocks, paper balls or shredded pieces, nuts, peas and beans. macaroni any idea you can think of. come on you crafters show me what ya got.
No digital works though.
April 7 at 7:19PM
kimartist : I thought you said making mosaics was FUN? LOL! :D
I hope mixed media is OK, 'cause that's where I went with it...
April 22 at 4:34AM
kimartist : Woo hoo, I did 5 more eggshell mosaics today - ACEO sized, THANK YOU very much! I'm starting to get the hang of it now (less and less glue goobers all the time, rofl), but I really do see the need to go bigger with this technique, so you get the credit for giving me the courage to try something on watercolor paper that's bigger than 5"x7" (just as soon as I can buy some, LOL)!
April 24 at 3:04AM
Doris1022 : Hey Kim, glad you tried some different things and are getting the hang of it. I really liked your mosaic. would love to see it up close.
I am going to send you an email.
April 24 at 12:02PM
Ok Peas and cornbread, caramel cake, yum. That was my supper. Shrimp quesadilla too.
April 7 at 7:14PM
Hello! Where is the beef?
April 3 at 11:37AM
Skyangel02 : Wandering around the paddock.
April 3 at 6:25PM
Sinbackkk : I'll start one...
April 3 at 9:48PM