Friday Five: Art Seen

I think Spring has come to EBSQ. Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic, fresh art from the EBSQ front page.

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Be Unique – Be You

I don’t know if I believe in Fate, but I do know when the universe is nudging me in a certain direction. While thinking about today’s blog post for EBSQ I stumbled upon two things: a wonderful calligraphy message from illustrator and designer Fathima Kathrada and a quote by Seth Godin.

Message by Fathima Kathrada

 

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Of course it’s difficult…

Students choose to attend expensive colleges but don’t major in engineering because the courses are killer.

Doing more than the customary amount of customer service is expensive, time-consuming and hard to sustain.

Raising money for short-term urgent projects is easier than finding support for the long, difficult work of changing the culture and the infrastructure.

Finding a new path up the mountain is far more difficult than hiring a sherpa and following the tried and true path. Of course it is. That’s precisely why it’s scarce and valuable.

The word economy comes from the Greek word for scarcity. The only things that are scarce in the world of connection and services and the net are the things that are difficult, and the only things that are valuable are the things that are scarce. When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we’re much more likely to actually create value.

Seth Godin

Both messages essentially say the same thing. Be you. Be unique. I think we all need to be reminded of this from time to time, but artists especially. We are surrounded by other amazing artists and all of us at one time or another have thought, I want to paint like that! But if you want to stand out–make a mark for yourself–you need to be unique. You need to be you.

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Watercolor Sketching with Cathy Johnson

Cathy Johnson is a long-time member of EBSQ. In 2012 she did a series of free workshops with Strathmore Papers. Those video lessons are now on Youtube!

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Chicken or Goat: EBSQ March Exhibit

Chicken or Goat Exhibit

Calling all EBSQ Artists! It’s time to make a choice. Chicken or Goat?

When we put out a call for show suggestions in 2014, we saw requests for both chickens and goats. Which will YOU use as your muse for this multi-media exhibit?

Deadline to enter is March 31st!

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EBSQ February Exhibit Winners

Congratulations to our What a Doll exhibit winners!

Member’s Choice:

Nikita Nightjar by Jo Hards

Member’s Mention:

Lady of the Woods by Harlan &  Beryl Moon by Patience

Cloud Choice Awards:

Beryl Moon by Patience & He Only Comes out at Night by Lindi Levison

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How to Study as a Creative Artist

Anthony Jones shares how to study art effectively, to become a better artist.

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Cast your Vote!

Voting is now open in the February Exhibit What a Doll. EBSQ Artist Members, login to your account, click on your favorite entry and click on the Vote button!

 

Cast you Vote

Patrons and non-members click on those Facebook Like buttons to show your support. The entry with the most Like’s wins the Cloud Award. Voting ends March 8th.

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Friday Words of Wisdom

Just listen…

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Friday Five: Art Seen

Fantastic art, fresh from our front page!

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What a Doll: EBSQ February Exhibit

What a Doll Exhibit

Calling all EBSQ Artists, now is the time to enter the February Exhibit – What a Doll. The exhibit is open to both 2D and 3D artists. That’s right! You could hand make your own doll or depict a doll in a painting. Deadline to enter is February 28th!

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