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  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Staple it Together - Jack Johnson
  • Reading: October Sky by Homer Hickam
  • Watching: BYU Divine Comedy
  • Playing: UNO App x)
  • Eating: Fig Newtons
I watched a documentary on beauty and art today "Why Beauty Matters" by Roger Scruton. It was quite interesting, explaining that artists these days are getting lazy, not being creative enough, and not creating truly "beautiful" pieces of artwork. Also, that anything can be "art", but is it truly art? If you want to watch this documentary it is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiajXQ… **Warning though, it is a bit suggestive and later in the documentary shows some offensive art pieces to the Christian world.** But it does spread an interesting concept to how modern art is affecting our world.
And this got me thinking... am I truly an artist?

No, not really. Looking through my gallery I find that most of my photographs were taken at the spur of the moment, being at the right place at the right time. That isn't art is it? A piece of art is a piece of work. I probably didn't work as hard as I hoped when I took those pictures. This also applied to my drawings and sketches... there isn't true work, time and effort put into them... it is just there. Sigh... so what shall I do about my art-less art? Well, I have set a new goal. With my photographs I will really think about the composition and what I want in a compelling photo. And in my drawings I will practice the proportions and spend plenty of time on a single piece. This girl will be a real ARTEEEEST! ;)

Better stuff will be submitted on here for sure, as this is an art website and if I want to get better this is the way to do it! Thanks for all the support, comments, faves,... llamas? :)

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Well, in other news, this summer has been great! June is passed and I finally decided to get on my summer homework. :XD: I also have been watching my first episodes of le famous show Doctor Who! And I can say it is good! I get very caught up in the whole story! The only problem I have though is the aliens are a bit strange, but that's what makes it so cool. :) The episode I just watched was when Catherine Tate tags along on the Tardis. Oh yeah, so great! Summer band is also over, so I am a bit more free to get some things done which is always good! Our field show is going to be pretty epic with Sherlock Holmes (American) music, it's going to be fantastic! I am doing wonderfully, how are all y'all doing? What are your plans for the summer? I would love to hear from you good folks!

A bientot! :)
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CreamPie9 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm such a slacker. I haven't even considered my summer homework, yet. :XD:
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay you got about a month and a half! ;)
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CreamPie9 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... I wish it was longer. :noes:
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know, but it's been so hot and my favorite season is fall. :)
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CreamPie9 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Spring (when we actually get it) and summer are my favorites. :P
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Spring is so pretty and summer is nice and hot and free! ;)

I just like Autumn because of how cool and crisp the air is, the brown and red leaves are gorgeous! And I love wearing jackets and sweaters, as well as marching band and my birthday in that season! :)
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CreamPie9 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. :D You have reasons for liking fall. I hate long-sleeved shirts and jackets. The only things I have to look forward to are Halloween and Thanksgiving. :P
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, do you just wear short sleeves in the winter? :noes:
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The way I look at it is anyone who actually tries to define art or say what is or isn't art is a darn fool fighting a losing battle :surrender: I mean I have my own opinions as to what is real art and what isn't, but... who am I to make that decision? Whatever that documentary is is just the opinion of a bunch of art purists :shrug:
But that doesn't mean it's not good to try harder, because the fact of the matter is the stuff that has had more time and effort put into it will almost always be more widely liked and admired. Things like composition, proportions, and a well developed style are what separate good art from all the riff raff, and no one can argue with that :P
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah art in general is such an opinion. That is kinda good though, if it was a set thing it wouldn't be as great. :)
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
precisely!
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TETRAtheFROG Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You know, people are saying the same thing about music artists, comparing them the Frank Sinatra or the classical artists with Justin Beiber and Will.I.Am
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true, I would consider that today's music not be as good as it was decades ago. Hmm, but somehow everyone listens to them as if it were the only music in the world. :(
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TETRAtheFROG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you think that all the old music is better than all the music right now though? Or do you just hear all the good old songs because they're the only ones that lasted? And you just have to filter through a bunch of crap songs currently.
Every genre has a good song, and I think every time period does too.
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are good songs, but I think that modern music today (popular music I should say) aren't as "music" oriented. Like, without the singers, the music is really just a beat that was concocted to be catchy. In my opinion it doesn't take as much skill to have a CD as does singers that write their own music and use real instruments in their songs. Sure there are some artists I enjoy on the radio but I definitely think that music in the past in general was more musical. I mean what is dubstep and screamo about? (I guess people thought that way about rock and roll back then though.)=P
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TETRAtheFROG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, a lot of songs today are just back beats and such. It's kind of hard to find a popular song that has as much complexity in the music as the old songs of yore do.
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess the better term is that music today is more "simple" ;)
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TETRAtheFROG Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sometimes the simple ones have hidden meaning ;{o
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ebonypen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
our buddy JBiebs is part of the art world we like to call the art of making money :doh:
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TETRAtheFROG Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
And he's pretty successful too. I wonder how he manages to get all those people to listen to him. :iconshakefish:
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ShanCus92 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm SO glad we dont have summer homework!
I would say art is somethong that catches the eye because of it's beauty
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a good definition! :)
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ShanCus92 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a thought :lol:
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A fantastic one! ;)
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