Beautiful Blogger Award

I would like to thank drew kail for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I am thankful for all my followers and fellow bloggers. You guys are the best! Drew is a new blog that I have been following and I have to say that I love all of his work. He does an excellent presentation with his work. Thanks drew kail!

Following the rules of getting an award here are 7 things about myself. Lets see what I can dig up.

I love treats, cakes, cookies and any kind of dessert.

I am a sucker for a good lightning and thunderstorm. They make us see how small we really are.

I can still do a cart-wheel even at 30.

I love going for walks with my boyfriend, they are very therapeutic and rejuvenating for me.

I am scared of deep waters. Drowning is not a way I want to die.

Art is an escape and necessity in my life

I am not very graceful….tripping is a daily occurence for me, but doing so gracefully is an art 😉

And now for my Nominations: And they all deserve it so much!!

1. http://highriverarts.com/

2. http://into-mind.com/

3. http://vikramroyblog.wordpress.com/

4. http://eatsleeptelevision.wordpress.com/

5. http://c0nceptart.wordpress.com/

6. http://barbaraelka.com/

7. http://adetailedhouse.com/

8. http://whatisselfdefense.wordpress.com/

9. http://sbmacinnis.wordpress.com/

10. http://sonalidalal.wordpress.com/

11. http://therightprofileimages.wordpress.com/

12. http://grs614.wordpress.com/

13. http://nizamhappieboyz.wordpress.com/

14. http://uthamz.wordpress.com/

15. http://markroutt.wordpress.com/

Thank you again to all my followers and fellow bloggers for all that you do!

Dont forget to post a comment on your nominated bloggers page so they see the good news 🙂

No Wall space! :)

Ok we officially have no wall space left in our living room! And that isn’t even all of them 🙂 We have them hanging in our bedroom also. So needless to say that our complete collection is individually priced and for sale. We are still painting each week and our walls all available ledges are filled with paintings. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is only the living room…and I even forgot a wall! 🙂 Hope you enjoy our art. We love all our followers and would like to thank you for being part of our art gallery!

Happy creating!

~Kris and Ellen~

“What is Talent?”

Okay so I researched the word Talent and here is what I have discovered…let see if what we have what they consider talent 🙂

By Wikipedia definition Talent:

  • Aptitude, a talent is a group of aptitudes useful for some activity, talents may refer to aptitudes themselves

An aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is not knowledge, understanding, learned or acquired abilities (skills) or attitude. The innate nature of aptitude is in contrast to achievement, which represents knowledge or ability that is gained.

This reminded me of an aptitude test, measuring our IQ to see if we where we are intelligent and where we lack in our genius.

To me Talent is a skill, or set of skills, that you have perfected over years with diligent practice or are born with it. Such as the little girl musician who had already composed many pieces and was only 4 years old. She had to stand on the bench to reach all the keys. She is extremely gifted and was born with that passion to create and the ears to hear such symphony.

People such as Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni  who was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. A master of his craft.

A few of the other talented artists who lived in a time I wish I would have lived include: M.C Escher known for his mathematical and symmetrical drawings. Leonardo Da Vinci known for the most popular last supper and the Mona Lisa.  These are just two of the many mathematical and artistic geniuses of their time. Their interest in anatomy, design, symmetry, realism and inventions are profound and striking. I am in awe at their passion and the beauty they portrayed in their craft.

We all have the potential to be talented or hold talent inside. Some of us are born with a fire in our souls that never seems to burn out and is fueled by stunning sunsets, a cool breeze or sky scraping mountains.

The artists of the past were not afraid of letting their talent show forth even if it meant ridicule at times and being shunned by many. These were often poor men, some slightly insane in their thoughts, yet not shying away from showing the world what they had. They painted and created for themselves….because they felt the desire of self-expression through art.

So do I think we have talent? Whether you are a writer, dreamer, drawer, inventor, sketcher, singer or dancer Yes you have talent! Embrace what you have been given and perfect it to the fullest! See what you are made of 😉

Thank you to our Followers!

 

I wanted to send a special Thank you to all our followers!

You are each amazing artists and I am always excited to see what new adventures you are having. I wanted to take a minute and thank each of you who have liked our blog and shared our posts. I appreciate the time you take to share in the soul stirring world of art.

Each one of you is a unique and talented artist and I am honored to blog with all of you. I have always wanted to see the world through as many eyes as I can, I must say that you are making that dream come true. It is absolutely amazing to hear your words, see your art and put myself in your shoes for just that moment while I look at your creation.

Thank you for sharing such a person part of yourself with all of us!

Sincerely,

~Ellen~ Local Art Gallery, aka Midnight Travellers Art~

 

What is Art?

What is art? It has a different meaning to each of us.

By “Wikipedia” definition:  Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotion and intellect.

Traditionally the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. I do believe that there is an artist in all of us. We all have a skill that is unique and amazing. Something that we can do that no one else can replicate perfectly.

To have a skill is one thing, however to embrace the skills or talents and utilize its strengths is a whole different story.

Embrace the gifts you have been given and show the world!