Artists Who Write

This group is for visual artists who write and blog, and for those interested in visual artists who write.  Art journalers also might love this group!  I believe writers are artists too, but am looking to share a group with visual artist and/or writers who are interested in the topic of artists as writers.  

Location: Identity, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2014

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Artists Who Journal

Started by Kate Powell. Last reply by DJ Geribo Jul 28, 2014. 18 Replies

Do you draw in your journals?   When you are traveling or all the time?  How does drawing/making art add to your writing experience?  Do you like watercolor or markers or pencil or?I thought this…Continue

Tags: markers, travel, journals, colored, watercolor

What Makes Artists Well-Suited to Writing?

Started by Kate Powell. Last reply by Kate Powell Aug 26, 2013. 5 Replies

V.B. Bernard asked the following, and it is discussion-worthy:"I have been meaning to ask you all...what do you think it is about artists that make them so well suited for writing too? I think one…Continue

Tags: writers, as, artists

Favorite Artists Who Write

Started by Kate Powell. Last reply by Kate Powell Jul 14, 2013. 3 Replies

I have always loved artists who write, whom many others would call writers who draw.  It gives me role models as they could not leave their art behind for words or vice versa.  I can't either, and…Continue

Tags: books, memoir, art, and, journals

Do artistic rituals have the power to transform? Is all intentional art a ritual?

Started by Kate Powell. Last reply by Kate Powell Jun 4, 2013. 4 Replies

Today a mandala ritual was posted by Maureen Doallas, link to her blog below: To kick off this discussion, let me explain the intention of this art/ritual from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.…Continue

Tags: impermanence, sand, painting, buddhist, tibetan

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Comment by DJ Geribo on July 28, 2014 at 2:58pm

I love writing children's books and have been hooked on the writings of Avi  - with over 70 books to his name, I have my work cut out. But loving his work. Also, getting inspiration about how to go about putting some of my books together- with lots of illustrations like a few of his books that I read (The End of the Beginning). And the one thing that struck me, his books are noted on the back cover, "All Ages". Not just for children. Most of my friends who bought my recently published novel, "The House at the Top of the Trees" have read it themselves, and not for a child or grandchild. So, perhaps I should stop selling it as a middle grade/tween novel?

Comment by Kate Powell on May 24, 2014 at 11:15am

I am having a blast art journaling.  It is leading to a book with images on every page, India ink on shellac.  And getting ready to do a workshop soon, which is why I am not posting here much.  Writing away.  BUT, we have a new member, DJ Geribo.  Anyone else have anything going on -- remember, this is your forum, you can take start a thread anytime!

Comment by Kate Powell on May 12, 2014 at 1:36pm

Good post Vanessa!

Stephanie, tell me  bit about the Creative Every Day Challenge.  I signed up for your posts.

Comment by Vanessa B. Bernard on May 12, 2014 at 11:31am

Hello Everyone!Here's a blog post about writing lessons I learned in art school. :) I hope you enjoy!

Comment by Stephanie Bird on April 17, 2014 at 1:21pm

Hi everyone! I am new to this group and was happy to find such a group, so perfectly well suited to who I am. I have a BFA in painting and drawing and an MFA in visual arts. I taught painting for about 17 years at SAIC. Over the last decade my interests have gravitated towards writing. I have had five nonfiction books published and have a sixth under contract, due to be published in December. I have written a novel and am working on a second. I am illustrating the new book and illustrated two others previously. I am in the Creative Every Day challenge and the A to Z April Blogger's Challenge. My author website featuring some of my books is here: I blog regularly here: http://stephanierosebirdstudio.blogspot. I consider my blog a virtual studio. I blog about my life as a writer and artist, as well as spirituality, wellness and healing.

Comment by Susan Chase-Foster on April 4, 2014 at 8:02pm

Hi Everyone!  Thanks for starting the conversation again, Kate, and thank you for the plug for my blog.  Yes, I'm doing National Poetry Writing Month, NaPoWriMo, and it's completely delightful.  We write a poem each day and share it on our blogs. There are daily prompts, but they are optional.  I can't believe how my muse loves this challenge!

Kate, I am also loving your A-Z challenge each day.  Your honesty is inspiring to say the least and, as always, your essays are crazy engaging...and then there are the visuals.  

Is anybody else doing NaPoWriMo or A-Z, or another challenge?

Comment by Kate Powell on April 4, 2014 at 9:59am

Anyone else doing anything interesting?

Comment by Kate Powell on April 4, 2014 at 9:58am

I am not updating our group much because I was sick with this THANG doing the rounds in February, and now am up to my whatever in alligators posting on my art blog and my writing blog for the #atozchallenge.  It's actually turning out to be fun, though for awhile I wondered what I had gotten myself into:

I know Susan Chase-Foster is also doing a challenge, poetry, and some of it is about art.  I learned what an ekphrastic poem is, and you can too:

Comment by Kate Powell on January 22, 2014 at 3:36am

For those of you painting in the cold weather regions, I came across this tip (and blog), Painting With Vodka!

Comment by Sarah Walko on January 19, 2014 at 7:11pm

i just read about Heather Hansen's work earlier today! looks so beautiful!


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