Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FAT Tuesday Artist Spotlight - #8

I created FAT Tuesday to showcase inspiring artists and to provide a forum for Artists to share their work with one another--this includes all types of arts, photography and crafts, including writing and poetry.  If you would like to take part in FAT Tuesday, these are the guidelines:

* Upload what you want to share onto your blog.
*  Don't forget to leave a link to your art on Linky tools.
*  Be sure to visit other artists who have left their link.
*  Leave a comment when you visit each artist's blog 
(We artists need to encourage each other!)
*  Be sure to put a link to FAT Tuesday on your blog page.
(You can copy the button at the bottom of the page if you'd like.)  

I recently became acquainted with Sandrine Curtiss through Amber Day, another wonderful artist.  Sandrine is mostly a self-taught artist who, inspired by her older sister, started drawing portraits with graphite pencils.

Sandrine manages many mediums -- and her artwork, which comes in many sizes -- is exquisite.  She especially enjoys drawing color pencil animals in small formats, such as ACEO cards.  These cards are like tiny pieces of jewelry. This talented artist is an inspiration to me.

To see more of this lovely artist's work, visit Sandrine's Gallery.

  Shuttered Screams House Shattered Dreams 

Waking in the memory
of a lovers voice
the sound of flawed violins,
echoing from the shore
Eros hides
a broken arrow
she cries no more

(I cry no more).
I found Saraha's poetry quite by accident.  Her poems are especially lovely and deeply touching.  Above is an example of her wonderful wordsmithery.  She is a thoughtful individual who, for various reasons, sees the world differently than the rest of us.  She writes, "These words are not the beginning or end of my Soul, but my Soul's breath blows through every word."

To experience Saraha's unique world, visit Dancing With the Waves of the Sea.

I found Dani through my sister Clytie's heart blog.  I was amazed at how similar these two talented artists think.  They are so much alike, it is scary!  Dani's heart photography is incredible as you can see by this bell pepper heart!  Sissy told me once that hearts find Dani.  And it is true.   Dani writes, "As she (Clytie) says these hearts find me, so I felt like giving them a home. A lovely one."

To see some amazingly unusual hearts by Dani visit A Lovely Home for Hearts.

Terry Border's artwork is wonderful, unusual and a bit strange.  But perhaps that is the secret of it's charm.  He is also the author of Bent Objects, the Secret Life of Everyday Things, a wonderful book which can be purchased online.  His way of looking at our world is striking, funny and sometimes poignant. 

To see more of Terry Border's fascinating artwork, visit Bent Objects by Terry Border.

Mark Gibson is an outstanding photographer.  He is the photographer for The Dalles Daily News, located in Oregon's great Columbia Gorge.

His photography is incredible, his writing is thought provoking and interesting.  His points of view are fascinating.  I am very proud of my brother Mark.  He is a true artist--and an inspiration to me.

To see more of Mark's wonderful photography, visit An On-Going Voyage of Re-Discovery.


Grannie Annie said...

Lovely...lovely...lovely. Fantastic work one and all...great job Sissy Bea!

Dani said...

thank you, dear Beth for featuring my heart. Glad Im part of FAT Tuesday.

great artists here. Love all the work.

Clytie said...

It is so cool to see all of these amazing artists - some I already know and love - and others I have yet to meet. I can't wait to visit each and every one of your spotlighted artists ...

SarahA said...

I am humbled and have no words Beth. I will endeavour to seek out the others. Thank you. Lovely idea.

animaegirl said...

Love this fun little weekly post where I get to see new art and some art I already know and love!

Lois said...

They are all so wonderful Beth!

Megan Coyle said...

Ohhh, I like the cat and muffin ones :) thanks again for introducing a few artists.

joanne May said...

Hi Beth,
As always, such a great collection of artwork here. Really beautiful!
I like the idea of FAT Tuesday, it is a lovely idea for promoting and bringing artists together. Thanks for sharing Beth! :-)
All best wishes,

tera said...

Really nice pieces you found for us this week! I love the black kitty...my cat gets the same look on his face a lot.
The muffin made me laugh out loud!


ShaylaF said...

This is awesome! I lover what everyone has made...I also entered this to be added to it. I added Fat Tuesday to my sidebar...I hope we can do that.