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Who are all the artists and musicians on Fluther?

Asked by whitetigress (3129points) November 22nd, 2011

State what kind of artist you are. Go on, stop being shy, break out of the mold, break out of your bubble and tell me what kind of artist you are. Can you describe your works to me in 3 words? Or your favorite styles?

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HungryGuy's avatar

Do you consider a writer an artist?

Hey @downtide, I like your work :-)

digitalimpression's avatar

I am a musician among other things.

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fundevogel's avatar

I’m an animator, primarily 3d cg animation, but I try hard to break down the cg look and introduce the feel of the artist’s hand. I’m still developing my style so I can’t really offer comparisons but I’m a fan of Don Hertzfeldt, the Brothers Quay, Elizabeth Hobbes and Wendy Tilby.

whitetigress's avatar

@HungryGuy Writing art? Fuck yes, with out writers… well I can’t even begin to wonder where our world would be with out writers.

YoBob's avatar

Hmm…. what exactly defines the word “artist”?

I am an ex. simi-professional musician who still plays an open mic once and awhile

I do leatherwork (both tooling and hand stitching), and count among my numerous smaller works a full saddle, saddle bag, as well as a pretty darned nice pair of boots.

I dabble with metal work and have a small forge in my backyard

I spin and weave

I garden and am currently toying with “aquaponics” (which I contend is an art form)

I “flint knap” (make stone arrow heads and blades)

I hunt and fish (also an art form provided one has the proper attitude towards natural harmony)

I cook

I am a husband and father

And, to earn a living, I make silicon do magic tricks

But all that being said, I’m not sure if that qualifies me as an artist or just one who revels in being human.

One of my favorite quotes:

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”

-Robert A. Heinlein

sliceswiththings's avatar

I’m a musician! I won’t post my links for anonymity (unless anyone’s curious) but I’m on the internetz. See if you can find me!

TexasDude's avatar

I paint, draw, and sculpt, and I’m also an amateur photographer. I play guitar, bass, and a little banjo and fiddle. I am in a band. I’d post links, but I’m on my phone and I won’t have real web access for a while, so I can’t.

AshLeigh's avatar

I’m a writer, a photographer, and a singer.

dannyc's avatar

Blues guitarist, writer, and business adviser. The latter makes me money, the former make me happy.


I’m great at bonsai and horticulture in general. Bonsai is an art, so I guess in some ways I am an artist.

Sunny2's avatar

I sing with an 80 voice chorus. I also draw and write.

King_Pariah's avatar

Poet ish

former cello prodigy and pianist

YoBob's avatar

This question has stuck with me throughout the evening.

I believe I have my three words:

I am man

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I pretend to airbrush, paint, sketch, draw, and doodle.

augustlan's avatar

I paint, write, build things out of wood, and do various crafts. I wouldn’t consider myself an artist, but am kind of artsy.

wundayatta's avatar

I play a number of instruments and have a regular gig. I also dance—not as a performer (although I have performed)—but for fun and mental health.

Mariah's avatar

I have dabbled in a lot of areas, haven’t mastered any. But I’m only 19; I’ve got time!

I draw, write, play piano and oboe, carve wood, and have a newly purchased kiln in which I’m learning about fusing glass.

Mainly I make jewelry.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m a singer (classical and musical theatre mostly) although my stage fright has stopped me from attempting to turn it into a profession, I did work as a backing singer for a Meat Loaf tribute for a few months while they’re usual girl was on maturnity leave. That was fun because I wasn’t in the limeligh as much as the guy playing Meat Loaf!

@downtide I love your paintings. I wish I had known about this talent of yours sooner as my dad recently had some pictures of the castle at Kingswear, Dartmouth commissioned and your style would have been perfect for what he was looking for.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I am a classically trained composer and singer, as well as a published poet. My work has been described as “contemporary, yet accessible.” I take that to mean that my work is obviously in the style of modern art, and that no one would mistake it for something from a previous century, but that it lacks the frustrating element of incomprehensibility that so much modern art contains.

That’s just the good review, of course.

downtide's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central a creative writer most certainly IS an artist.

downtide's avatar

You are all amazingly talented. :)

harple's avatar

My name is Harple, and I’m a musician :-)

Paradox25's avatar

I used to be able to just look at something, anything, including detailed maps, people, landscapes, etc and copy them exactly the way they really looked even in proportion to their actual size. I used to even write my own cartoon characters and comic books with their own storylines and bring them into school (elementary) for show and tell or another related event. I have really gotten away from drawing/painting over the last 2 decades. I used to be proficient at the guitar as well but I have gotten away from that too. My life now consists of blogging, video games, work, work and more work.

Pele's avatar

I’m a painting bass player

Sunny2's avatar

@Paradox25 Never forget that if it gave you pleasure, you can always go back to it. It may be rusty, but the talent is still there. this goes for a lot of things

downtide's avatar

@harple do you play harp, by any chance?

harple's avatar

@downtide Guilty as charged! :-)

downtide's avatar

I had a friend who played harp and I was lucky enough to get the chance to play it once. Having tried many musical instruments (and found most of them too difficult to learn well) I have to say, the harp was the one I found easiest, and loved the best.

harple's avatar

It’s a very forgiving instrument for beginners – none of the squeaking you get with violins for example! Well, if you ever want to learn it, I’m only a couple of hours away :-) (And of course, the Royal Northern in Manchester is teeming with harpist students, who will teach as well…)

gottamakeart's avatar

I Paint, draw, & sculpt.

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