Invitation to Artists

Hi, I’m sending this message (gradually) to all the artists on Etsy that I’ve ‘favorited’. I also want to invite any other artists that are interested.  I’ve started a blog to explore the ‘creative process’ that we go through, from IDEA to finished WORK (I’d rather use that term than PRODUCT). And, what motivates different artists to do this ART thing anyway. Whether it’s mostly $$$$$$’s, to save the environment, to meet cool people, because we couldn’t think of anything else to do, whatever.

I’m also interested in artists’ workspaces. I’d like photos, whether it’s the kitchen table, the garage (like mine), or a deluxe ‘studio’. Photos and comments about a work in progress. I’ll include any links you send to completed work, or Etsy shops or other websites. I don’t intend this to be a blog to list items to sell, but will link to them.

If you don’t have the time or inclination to do this now, I’d still appreciate ‘followers’ and being connected to other artists you know who might be interested. Of course, any replies on the blog are welcome also.

If you send me an email, I will post it on the blog, and include any photos as well.

For regular contributors, I will list them with a separate category!

I only started to blog on New Years, and would also appreciate any comments on this process also.

mfsmith46@gmail.com

thanks, Mike

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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One Response to Invitation to Artists

  1. Kelsi Fillo says:

    wow, Michael this is really cool!

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