Each Wednesday, Danielle, @ Elleinad Spir, Emily, @ Notorious MLE, and myself are working our way through the lists of Listography 2011.
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
And that is the approach that I am taking with this week's list-
List your favorite artists.
When it comes to art... and artists, the word "favorite" is daunting. It's truly an impossible task. The number of artists that I have been, and continue to be inspired by, is immeasurable. I find inspiration from many sources- from Monet, to Emily Dickinson, to Bono, to Stephen King... to my dad's tattoo artist. So, instead of pin-pointing favorites, I'll share a handful of creators that have made a personal impact, in one [art]form or another.
John Hughes (filmmaker)
Mr. Mom, National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone...
Need I say more???
A photographer that doesn't take himself too seriously, and stays off of the 'creative high horse' that so many "pros" perch themselves upon... as seen in these articles- 1) here, and 2) here... 2 of the most influential and inspiring articles I've read, in regards to photography.
Sheryl Crow (musician)
Although I enjoy her music, it was an interview that I saw a couple of years ago that captivated me... watch it.
Johnny Cash (musician)
After the movie I wanted to learn more about the Man in Black.... so I read his book- Cash: The Autobiography- and fell in love. His honesty, authenticity, depth, spirituality, his soul (which shone through in his words), was simply enthralling.
A creative genius... with a sense of humor (and a purpose).
And my 2 personal favorite artists...
Jacob & Hailey Sessions
(a pastel created by Jacob)
(a watercolor created by Hailey)
Who are your favorite artists?? If you have a list of your own, link up below (and then check out the others')! If you don't have a post to link up, share with a comment :).
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