Reality
Reality
Strength
Strength
Passion
Passion
Desire
Desire
Resolve
Resolve
Compulsion
Compulsion
Wonder
Wonder
Connection
Connection
Expression
Expression
Perspective
Perspective
Statement
Statement
Motion
Motion
Fulfillment
Fulfillment
Magic
Magic
Stories
Stories
Artifice
Artifice
Revelation
Revelation
Beauty
Beauty
Fantasy
Fantasy
Light
Light
Effect
Effect
Imagination
Imagination
Constraints
Constraints
Pressure
Pressure
Dialogue
Dialogue
Texture
Texture
Crafty88 & Making Art
Crafty88 & Making Art
RealityTiera Joy Floyd | Making Art is brought to you by Crafty88.Crafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. This video is a glimpse into the lifestyle, philosophies, and creative world that Crafty88 serves. Signup at crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————"I don't think if I painted someone across the country – it wouldn't be the same painting, because I don't know them. This is my life and what I know. There's a lot of love and passion in my work because I want to make those people proud. I want to represent them in the best way."Find out more about Tiera at tierafloyd.comMusic courtesy of Matt Baldwin and My Bubba and MiTake a look at the entire making art series at Making ArtShop for your Art Supplies at crafty88.com
StrengthCarole Feuerman | Making Art is brought to you by Crafty88.Crafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. This video is a glimpse into the lifestyle, philosophies, and creative world that Crafty88 serves. Signup at crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————Carole Feuerman works in, New York."Where would I be without art? Art is me. I am art. I couldn't be me, so I wouldn't be anyplace. I'd be lost."Find out more about Carole at carolefeuerman.comMusic courtesy of Kai Engel, Children of the Drone and Jolle LandreTake a look at the entire making art series at vimeo.com/channels/makingartShop for your Art Supplies at crafty88.com
PassionPema Rinzin | Making Art is brought to you by Crafty88.Crafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. This video is a glimpse into the lifestyle, philosophies, and creative world that Crafty88 serves. Signup at crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————Pema Rinzin lives and works in Brooklyn, New York."You must search. There's no end to finishing things"Music courtesy of Tusk Lord, Podington Bear and Century of AeroplanesTake a look at the entire making art series at vimeo.com/channels/makingartShop for your Art Supplies at crafty88.com
DesireAlonsa Guevara | Making Art is brought to you by Crafty88.Crafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. This video is a glimpse into the lifestyle, philosophies, and creative world that Crafty88 serves. Signup at crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————Art is important. It's been the focus and passion of my life. Through the Making Art series I've been able to share that passion with the world. Recently, I became friends with Rob Green, a young entrepreneur from Toronto. We differ in background and experience, but share a common vision. Crafty88 & Making Art have joined forces. Together, we're showcasing today's most influential and exciting artists.——————————————————————Alonsa Guevara lives and works in Brooklyn, New York."If the painting doesn't make you wonder or try to find a mystery or when a person just looks at something and it's too easy to understand or it doesn't make you feel something in your heart, of course it's not successful."Find out more about Alonsa at alonsaguevara.comMusic courtesy of EXPWY and Met MetTake a look at the entire making art series at vimeo.com/channels/makingartShop for your Art Supplies at crafty88.com
ResolveNicolas V. Sanchez | Making Art is brought to you by Crafty88.Crafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. This video is a glimpse into the lifestyle, philosophies, and creative world that Crafty88 serves. Signup at crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————Art is important. It's been the focus and passion of my life. Through the Making Art series I've been able to share that passion with the world. Recently, I became friends with Rob Green, a young entrepreneur from Toronto. We differ in background and experience, but share a common vision. Crafty88 & Making Art have joined forces. Together, we're showcasing today's most influential and exciting artists."Resolve" featuring Nicolas V. Sanchez, is the first of seven films resulting from our partnership.——————————————————————Nicolas V. Sanchez lives and works in Queens, New York."The gift that I have is that I found the torture I am willing to live with."Find out more about Nicolas at nicolasvsanchez.comMusic courtesy of Monster Rally and Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com).Take a look at the entire making art series at vimeo.com/channels/makingart.Shop for your Art Supplies at crafty88.com
CompulsionMaking Art New YorkKevin ChampenyLearn more about Kevin at wallhop.com/phenomenal-mosaics-by-artist-kevin-champeny"Artist and creative people are the only people I've found that wish that they could never die. Because they have so many ideas that they'll never be able to get through, and it's such a shame. And that's what it is for me, if I could just live forever I'd probably never be bored because I would get to explore every idea I could ever do, ever."Music courtesy of Yusuke Tsutsumi, Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/), and Unthunk.Take a look at the entire making art series at vimeo.com/channels/makingart.
WonderMaking Art New York, Gina Martynova, Yonkers, New York"Wonder is kind of one of the benefits of living I suppose. You know, if we had the answers to everything then it's kind of like, great, that's amazing but what's the point"You can find out more about Gina here: ginamartynova.comMusic courtesy of Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/)For more information about Brass Brothers Films go to brassbrothersfilms.com.
ConnectionMaking Art New York, Alyssa Monks, Brooklyn, New York"We need to feel like we belong to this experience, we need to know our place, we need to know where we fit. We need to feel that we're accepted for who we are. So the goal you may think is to, get a show, get press or to make money or to have fame. But it's not, the thing we all really want is to feel connected."You can find out more about Alyssa here: alyssamonks.comMusic courtesy of Lerin Herzer, Andrew Joslyn and Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/)For more information about Brass Brothers Films go to brassbrothersfilms.com.
ExpressionMaking Art, Children of St. Francis De Sales, PhiladelphiaSister Constance Marie and Jeannette Lucey talk about the role artistic expression has played in helping many of the children in St. Francis De Sales cope with very difficult circumstances."When they can paint something or draw something it doesn't dismiss what they've experienced, but it places something within that frame that is beautiful and calming and is real because it doesn't go away. It stays there and they have created this spot of beauty that's just theirs alone sometimes."You can find out more about St. Francis De Sales at desalesschool.net/Music courtesy of Yusuke Tsutsumi, The Tudor Consort, Tomanari Nozaki and Advent Chamber Orchestra 
PerspectiveMaking Art New York, Zaria Forman, Brooklyn, New YorkZaria Forman draws large scale pastels that document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change."Being out in nature is certainly what gives me perspective ... it means the whole world to just see the ocean and look at its vastness and, like ah right, this is what life's about ..."You can find out more about Zaria here: zariaforman.comMusic courtesy of Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/) and Ryan Taubert
StatementMaking Art, Kim Alsbrooks, PhiladelphiaKim Alsbrooks paints historical portraits and settings on trash. Although initially working out of Charleston, Kim now works and lives in Philadelphia."There is a danger in overthinking and over verbalizing. I can tell you, I know some artist that I really love their work but when they start talking about it, I'm like, shut up."You can find out more about Kim here: kimalsbrooks.com/Music courtesy of John Harrison and Marcel Pequel.
MotionMaking Art Toronto, Bill Lishman, Purple Hill, OntarioBill Lishman is a sculptor, inventor, film maker and pilot who lives in the country north of Toronto."The creative process is almost divine, I call it a creative continuum and we're all apart of it ..."You can find out more about Bill here: williamlishman.com/Music courtesy of Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com) and Will Bangs (willbangs.com).
FulfillmentPainter David Marshak and photographer Sarah Tacoma talk about their love of art and each other as they describe the building of their “tiny little kingdom.""And fulfillment is a different word from happiness, right. Fulfillment is an enriched experience that comes from several different angles ..."You can find out more about David here davidmarshak.ca and Sarah Tacoma here sarahtacoma.caMusic courtesy of Big Blood, David Marshak and Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/).
MagicMaking Art Toronto, Jen Mann, Mississauga, OntarioJen Mann is a painter based just outside of Toronto."I feel like there's this longing for something magical and you're always kind of looking for something extraordinary, something that takes us out of just the everyday and if there is something magical inside of the everyday isn't that just fantastic ..."You can find out more about Jen here jenmann.com/Music courtesy of Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/).
StoriesMaking Art Toronto, Heather Kocsis, Cambridge, OntarioHeather Kocsis is a Toronto-area artist who creates three dimensional assemblages depicting architectural elements."there's stories in those homes and those buildings and those factories, people worked there. The people who built the buildings themselves, the architects, the designers, you know they had thoughts and concepts. So all of that energy is bound inside those walls."You can find out more about Heather here heatherkocsis.comMusic courtesy of Will Bangs and Two Bicycles.
ArtificeMaking Art Toronto, Jane Duncan, Toronto, OntarioJane Duncan is a Toronto-based artist who is a Photo-realist."The genre perhaps has always been about observation, but I want to bring in narrative, and I want to bring in fiction and imagination ..."You can find out more about Jane here janeduncan.caMusic courtesy of Pat Holmberg.
RevelationMaking Art Toronto, Christine Kim, Toronto, OntarioChristine Kim is a Toronto-based artist who works primarily in illustration and cut paper collage."I guess it's the architecture of the cathedral that I'm really interested in. They purposely use light to lead the patrons to the front of their alter, and then everything else is kind of blocked off ..."You can find out more about Christine here christinekim.ca"Aria Area, Dry Air and GPiano" by Podington Bear (podingtonbear.com/).
BeautyMelanie Norris shares her passion for finding beauty in people that others may have overlooked."My responsibility as an artist is to convey beauty in people. To find the wonderful side of things that may typically be ignored, or just kind of passed on the street ..."Music provided by Welcome Wizard.Find out more about Melanie here: melanienorrispainter.com
FantasyRandy Cross takes some time away from his day job as the curator of his comic book shop to chat about his insatiable drive to create.""Painting, sculpting, sewing, I don't know what else to do, it's what I've done since I was a little kid, sitting alone, doing all this kind of stuff."Music provided in part by Chris Zabriskie, chriszabriskie.com.
LightSvetlana talks about her desire to inspire with light and color with her paintings.Music courtesy of Kevin MacleodSvetlana Wynne was born and raised in Belarus, a republic of the former Soviet Union. While studying psychology and languages in Grodno University she also took courses in art, encouraged by her passion for drawing and painting.She got a degree that would allow her to teach art in the public school system.Her love for art drives her to explore new and old art forms. Her paintings are bright and uplifting and often inspire deep thought.More about Svetlana Wynne at lanawynne.com
EffectWorld renowned pianist and composer Donald Brown talks about one of the key motivators of his creative process.Here is a brief bio of of Donald's storied career en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Brown_(musician)
ImaginationTaylor talks about creativity, motivation and her hopes for the future.Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod.
ConstraintsBrandon talks about the artistic nature of architecture and how limitations expand his creativity.Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod.
PressurePreston Farabow talks about the pressures of making art for a living.Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod.
DialogueDavid Wolff shares his philosophies and motivations in regard to his work.Music courtesy of Kevin Macleod.
TextureDonna Brass discusses the drive to create.Like Donna on Facebook facebook.com/TheDonnaBrassMusic courtesy of Kevin Macleod.I have always been close with my family but I was surprised by how much I learned during this brief interview. Not just about my mother but about myself and the compulsive/creative behaviors I possess. When my wife saw this she said "that's you."Winner of the "Handmade Portraits" Weekend Projectvimeo.com/groups/weekendproject/forumthread:242841More about Donna Brass at donnabrass.net/wordpress/The major influence on Donna Brass’ artistic direction came to her in the person of Xavier Ironside, a renowned Knoxville painter. He introduced her to watercolor, it’s transparent quality offering more creative potential than the opaque paints Donna was using. Driving country roads, Donna Brass takes many photographs, both to record initial impressions of all subject possibilities and also to jog her memory of specific detail.
Crafty88 & Making ArtRob Green founder of Crafty88Jesse Brass film maker behind Making ArtCrafty88 supplies the creative class with materials, inspiration, and tutorials. Signup at http://www.crafty88.com for the first look at our next video, exclusive discounts, and the chance to be showcased in upcoming features.——————————————————————Art is important. It's been the focus and passion of my life. Through the Making Art series I've been able to share that passion with the world. Recently, I became friends with Rob Green, a young entrepreneur from Toronto. We differ in background and experience, but share a common vision. Crafty88 & Making Art have joined forces. Together, we're showcasing today's most influential and exciting artists.
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