Sunday, June 22, 2008

Women, Wymyn, Womoon Artists Sought for Interviews

Hear ye, hear ye! Wanted: Women, Wymyn, Womoon to share stories of how you've found your mode of artistic expression and use it in your daily life or work.

Some of the questions I'll be asking:

1. How do you feel when someone calls you an artist?
2. When you create (insert art modality of your choice) how is that emotionally empowering for you?
3. Who in your life or what in your life encouraged you to keep going forward in your path to be a creator of your own work?
4. Is it still scary for you -- ever, often, always -- to put yourself out there?
5. Can you envision yourself doing anything else with your life?
6. What is the best advice you have been given or can give in regards to following a creative path?

Naturally, you will be encouraged and invited to share where you're headed in your work, promote anything you've done and give any additional information you think readers/listeners may want to know about you or your art.

It is my intention to share interviews via a one woman show, much like Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, through this blog, and one day, in a book.

Not a female artist? That's okay. Share how your support women in their art, creative expression in general and your hopes for equal recognition for all in artistic arenas. Or recommend an artist I should be speaking with!

Anyone willing to be interviewed should e-mail me at Mel Edwards Connect [at] Yahoo [dot] com.

Until next time, keep creating!

1 comment:

thetoymaker said...

Mel! What a great list of questions. Being creative is such a brave act of defiance. On one hand it is a mighty power on the other it is delicate and fragile.

I have friends who have given up making art for years after a few harsh words. I myself used creative play to change careers.

The best advice that I have for someone who has decided to take a creative path is to honor and protect your craft like you would a small child. You have to lavish time, love and care upon it and protect it from the outside world.

Keep using your superpowers for good!

Best thoughts,

Marilyn.

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Work while you have the light.
You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.

-Henri-Frédéric Amiel