WITH ATTRIBUTION, so I feel this is no different than sharing a link or image in a share click from Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc. But since I tagged #Monthoflove with my Twitter post, it's possible that artists will find this post. I will take down art work by request but I hope this is not requested. I may have a small readership, but with traffic between 100-280 clicks a day, sometimes, I hope to give these excellent artists some more exposure. Find and support these excellent artists. I know I will. If any of the people involved, especially the artists find this blog post, I feel that I am re-posting with credit and encouragement to further investigate sites where more of the artist's art can be found, so it's not stealing, it's simply sharing in the spirit of social media.
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #221 - Month of Love
Hi Mom, I love the Internet. One of my favorite benefits of loving the Internet is discovering new things that I did not know about and especially COOL things that are worth sharing again through the network. Yesterday, I stumbled upon (which in itself -- stumble upon -- is a web service but not how I found this thing) an art project called THE MONTH OF LOVE.
The Month of Love is an art contest for the month of February hosted on Tumblr by KRISTINA CARROLL.
It's a great idea. Each week there's a new challenge. Artists post their work. Social media effect balloons and creates support and promotion for all involved, such as what I am doing by posting about it.
Here's the explanation from the The Month of Love page: WHY: These challenges are about inspiring artists to push themselves, create new personal work and engage with the community. Having a large group of skilled and committed artists involved means we are constantly challenging ourselves and each other to make better art than we might if left to our own devices. Not to mention tapping the social network to access a larger audience. Many professional artists, art directors and collectors also participate and/or follow us. Much of the work that has resulted from these challenges has been accepted into competitions, been sold, got people jobs and generally helped push our craft to the next level. I have received many comments from artists stating this is just that extra little push they needed to create that next, great personal piece. (or 5!) Still need convincing? Just scroll through all the amazing artwork on this site that would not have existed without this challenge. You may have something equally awesome inside you just waiting for this opportunity to be brought out
(Text by KRISTINA CARROLL).
AND THE CHALLENGES FROM The Month of Love
Below are the topics for 2016. These challenges are meant to be very open ended- seeds for inspiration. There is no right or wrong solution, just go with where your gut takes you…..
Heroes (Feb 1-7)
Heroes, Protagonists and Idols. Who do you love to see kick ass and/or chew bubblegum?
Lost in Translation (Feb 8-14)
The Language of Love has many dialects. Sometimes we’re fluent and other times… it’s all Greek.
Weapons (Feb 15-21)
Cupid’s arrows, Menalaus’ thousand ships, Romeo and Juliet’s dagger… Love is war: choose your Weapon.
Fantasy (Feb 22-28)
Lloyd Alexander said: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” How does “fantasy” (in any definition) relate to love or affect the meaning of love for you?
Here's some of my favorite works so far, of course, WITH ATTRIBUTION. Find and support these excellent artists. I know I will. If any of the people involved, especially the artists find this blog post, I feel that I am re-posting with credit and encouragement to further investigate sites where more of the artist's art can be found, so it's not stealing, it's simply sharing in the spirit of social media.
These are fantastic works of art!!
I just happened to spot a re-post on Twitter by someone I follow. I do not spend much time on social media feeds because I am so busy. But I like when I randomly spot cool things that I want to follow more closely.
I could post a couple of dozen works. I will restrict myself to six and only from the Lost in Translation theme. Happy Valentine's Day.
|By Maggie Ivy|
|Jana Heidersdorf | @checanty|
Jana Heidersdorf | @checanty
Mind to Mouth Translation is hard.
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while.