Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to the Daily Art Muse!

Today we had our first meeting with Susan Lomuto, the the Daily Art Muse. Susan is the creative force behind this must see website and blog devoted to contemporary fine craft.
If you haven't read it yet, click on the link above now and go check it out. Don't worry, I'll wait.

Isn't that the most glorious visual feast? I have always loved her blog and was ever so delighted when she found my work online and featured it a year or so ago. ( Click here )
Susan has embarked on a grand adventure for the new year:

"It’s time to get out of the house and hit the road. After bringing you the results of the hard work, dedication and commitment of more than 2,000 artists, who better than me to take you deeper into the life of the working artist? I want to show you their daily rhythm, the daily grind, the solitude, the camaraderie, the highs, the lows.
To do that, I’m getting my hands dirty working as an apprentice for established and emerging artists across the country. I’m doing their scut work, sweeping floors and learning – about art, about life as an artist, even about life in general – as I gather material to write in depth about the working artist’s life. A lot of it will appear right here on Daily Art Muse – a multimedia experience complete with pictures, video and text."

And lucky us, she is spending six weeks with us in the Gateway Arts District, working with seven artists. She will be spending time with us at Flux as well as time with the The Washington Glass SchoolAni Kasten and Margaret Boozer at Red Dirt Studios.

Today we had our first meeting all together to talk about the schedule and to discuss the individual projects that Susan might be interested in assisting us with over the next six weeks. It was a great meeting- lively and fun, we all can't wait to get started!

If you would like to help Susan with this project she is accepting donations via a BUTTON on her website and also awarding some really great donor rewards, to which we will be adding some art  pieces in the near future!

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