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 nooneone
Joined: 8/7/2005
Msg: 1
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i was hoping to get the attention of all of you weird artist, coming out to feircely defend your weirdness. Me, not so much. I have come to accept and embrace it, as frustrating as it sometimes is. I find that ,try as I might to function in this society(which i am able to acomplish to a degree great enough that I am still able to asscociate wih other human beings on a relatively normal level) I still find that my predisposition to seeing things completely dfferently than everyone else can sometimes work to my disadvantage.
Let me provide a few examples, perhaps in defence of my in/sanity:

walking down the street while admiring cloud formations and attempting not to shoot straight out of my body during these zen moments, and not being hit by a car, or walking into a wall? not too easy.

sitting in a dirty spoon diner and being completely enrapturted by the energy and color combinations presented there and then trying to describe it over my sugar filled cup of coffee to a friend while they are completely distracted by the fact that the cook has just wiped his nose on his sleeve and then used it to dry off a plate....doesnt work so well

listening to my room-mate complain about her day, while being completely mesmorised by the way that light glints off of her cheek and brow bones. "god, and you wouldnt beleive what larry did...what are you staring at?"

looking at seaweed as brush strokes and paint application.

understanding things right out of existance....thats the hardest one, looking at a picture so big that I realize my place in it is likened to that of the place of am amoeba in a million oceans.

yes artists are totally, beautifully, fantastically, deliciously, tragically , painfully wonderfully, inordinately, insanely and perfectly weird.
 nooneone
Joined: 8/7/2005
Msg: 2
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Posted: 8/23/2005 6:26:11 PM
Awwwe poor littlle animalcruelty, we are all jerks sometimes.
 ~softEDGE~
Joined: 6/12/2005
Msg: 3
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Posted: 8/23/2005 6:51:10 PM
not all artists are weird, in my opinion;
all people are weird, period.

if so, just how weird was grandma moses? lol...
or did you mean all contemporary or popular artists are weird?
did you really mean all writers, poets, singers, musicians, actors, painters, sculptors,
glass blowers, florists, designers, ie, all creators are weird?
granted; van gough was a genious, and yes, i concur, dude was weird...

but aren't all of us "weird" anyway?
i like to think people are eclectic, eccentric or maybe quirky.
oh heck, i tried to come up with some average appearing artists, but cannot right now, i need to go to dinner, so perhaps artists are weird.
i think we are all unique in our own right; but i guess it's arguable that i too, am weird.
definitely, thank God, but "weird" to me, is an ugly, but apt word.
 nooneone
Joined: 8/7/2005
Msg: 4
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Posted: 8/23/2005 6:53:57 PM
Grandma moses was totally weird...and yes i meant all artists, and i suppose everyone is an artist in their own right whether that be the creation of a child, a flower arrangement or a sandcastle...so indeed we are all weird....really freaking weird
 drpookie
Joined: 8/12/2005
Msg: 5
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Posted: 8/23/2005 11:42:49 PM
Artists, creative people make the best lovers, so Ive heard, I wouldnt know though
 nooneone
Joined: 8/7/2005
Msg: 6
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Posted: 8/24/2005 7:55:35 PM
You Know drpookie, I would say you are right about that.
 nooneone
Joined: 8/7/2005
Msg: 7
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Posted: 8/24/2005 7:57:44 PM
Hi king nobody, i realize now that i am much weirder than i originally thought myself to be. thank you.
 tmbmx
Joined: 2/27/2005
Msg: 8
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Posted: 8/25/2005 8:17:55 PM
I am querky not wierd. Yes it is true I do not think like other people but that other people cant create what I do. I think it is a trade off for using both sides of your brain.
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Joined: 4/15/2005
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Posted: 9/5/2005 11:18:14 PM
Yggdrasil ... sounds like a sneeze doesn't it? This is a paraphrase, Einstein once said something to the effect that all religion, art and sciences where but various branches of the same tree of knowing. That always makes me think of the tree of life.
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Posted: 9/18/2005 8:45:11 PM
.....Wyrd.....
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Posted: 9/21/2005 7:41:05 AM
That sure killed the hell out of that one... I really am threadkillzilla you know...

I love and hate that word, more cuty pasty...


Wyrd is a concept in ancient Anglo-saxon and Nordic cultures roughly corresponding to fate. It is cognate to Modern English weird.

The word comes from Anglo-Saxon verb weorþan, to become, and itself derives from an Indo-European root verb meaning to turn. In its literal sense, it refers to the past, or That which has become. In its wider sense, it refers to how past actions continually affect and condition the future. It also stresses the interconnected nature of all actions, and how they influence each other. The concept has some relation to the ideal of predestination. Unlike predestination, however, the concept of Wyrd implies that while we are affected and constrained by our past actions, we are constantly creating our own Wyrd through how we respond to present situations.

Wyrd was paralleled in early Nordic cultures where the word was rendered as urd - also the name of the middle of the three Norns, who shape our lives out of the layers of the past, known as ørlög. The younger sister is called Verðende, which means That which is still becoming. The older is called Skuld, which means That which shall be.

The best way to fully visualize the concept of Wyrd is to use two common analogies: the Well of Wyrd, and the Web of Wyrd.

 tmbmx
Joined: 2/27/2005
Msg: 13
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Posted: 9/22/2005 8:46:28 PM
and most dont care what other people think because they are who they are!!!

If you dont like me they bye. Yes i am differant but that is not a bad thing. It does scare some people at work though.
 Pandy
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 14
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Posted: 9/25/2005 10:44:22 PM
I'm not overdramatic OR overly emotional , but I do get caught up in the aesthetic appeal of things to the detriment of reality... as a child I could never look where I was going. As an adult, I drive around with my drink/purse/shopping bag on top of my car, lose my keys three times a day, and never remember to buy light bulbs or toothpaste when I need them rather badly.

I'm hopelessly scattered because I only have room for one thing in my brain at one time.
I can reason through nearly anything if I apply my full intellect (made 1568 on my SATs) but I'm so easily distracted that it goes beyond funny.

Yes, I am weird. I own it, I accept it.
 ~softEDGE~
Joined: 6/12/2005
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Posted: 10/1/2005 2:31:25 PM
huh? there has to be a point?
or just an exchange?
 wonkavision
Joined: 9/9/2003
Msg: 16
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Posted: 10/1/2005 2:45:57 PM
Being that art is the unique self-expression of a human being shaped by skill and knowledge in one's medium, wouldn't weird kind of be a requirement? Who wants to see the self-expression of a banal average joe? To be art, a work should be novel and fresh, otherwise it is just craft, so someone who sees the world a little askew is far more likely to produce art, wouldn't you say?
 wonkavision
Joined: 9/9/2003
Msg: 17
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Posted: 10/1/2005 2:59:20 PM
Art is a sublime form of commnication, very true. It is a method by which passionate and profound people can speak to history whether with words, brush strokes, musical tones, film, or dance steps.
 wonkavision
Joined: 9/9/2003
Msg: 18
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Posted: 10/1/2005 3:19:47 PM
I prefer movements to organizations. You know like the Algonquin rond table or the beat generation. Organizations inevitably slide into beaurocracy and corruption, but a group of artists meeting to lambast the world and share ideas over a beer is somehow purer.
 wonkavision
Joined: 9/9/2003
Msg: 19
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Posted: 10/1/2005 11:28:41 PM
I believe you may have a point there. Many things are eventually hijacked by dogma, since the majority of the population cogitates dogmatically, it stands to reason.
 GentleHand
Joined: 3/5/2004
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Posted: 10/2/2005 12:04:50 AM
I endeavor photography, painting, sculpting etc, etc...etc.etc...


yes artists are totally, beautifully, fantastically, deliciously, tragically , painfully wonderfully, inordinately, insanely and perfectly weird.


too true.

Not only are you a Visual artist, you write well also.

Strange artist happenings:

1. Walking thru boston gardens, looking up, sun gleaming through clouds, looking for best shot, getting vertigo, snapping photo, passing out... heh

2. Trying to explain art to someone verbally, beating my head against wall, and calling it art.

3. Disappearing for 4 days, forgetting time, not calling my job, and come too after being awake 72 hours straight, covered in oil and reaking of mineral spirits, and my family is at the door wondering if I'm alive. Then sleep for 2 days straight.

4. Paint for the weekend straight, and go back to work with stubborn oil all over my hands, face, in my hair, and my eyes still wild from a night of bring ideas to life.

5. Sitting in a group of people, good people, and not relating whatsoever because they think like bankers, and businessmen, not an artist. Wanting to whip out my game boy, and play old school castlevania.

much much more.

/me pulls paintbrush from in between teeth.

To satisfy family, my shrink say's im normal.

until I tell her about an idea about new subject matter.
 GentleHand
Joined: 3/5/2004
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Posted: 10/3/2005 5:52:43 AM
this thread made me make the "online portfolio's" thread...

so far, with all these artists, I'm the only one willing to show some online work..

confusing, I'm PROUD of my art.

http://gentleartknoxville.tripod.com
 wonkavision
Joined: 9/9/2003
Msg: 22
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Posted: 10/8/2005 1:07:48 PM
"because if you are not creating something ....
you are just sitting and watching....
the world was not created by watchers"

Very nice. I have to object a little though to the attack on jocks. Although sports for the most part don't interest me, I am athletic. I bodybuild, hike, work out on heavy and speed bags, but I am also very artistic. I draw, play guitar, write and act. There is no reason you can't be both. In fact it reminds me a little of the misconception that science and art are mutually exclusive. In fact they share many similarities. Great scientists, like great artists, are by necessity highly creative, and great artists, like great scientists are very rigorous. There is also relavent overlap to athleticism, so don't dismiss all jocks out of hand. Generally speaking though, I must make the concession, your assessment seems to be the case.
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Joined: 4/15/2005
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Posted: 11/26/2005 8:43:46 PM
Weird = interesting.

So much in this world just bores me to tears. Sometimes I pray for someone to say something inspired or original, I just pray that something interesting will happen; or that someone communicates a new and interesting idea, whether the medium be art, words, or some other sensation.

I love art.
 Polly_G
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 11/26/2005 9:20:28 PM
I agree...weird = interesting.

I think I'm too intense for most people though. It's a lonely life being "special" hehe.
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Posted: 12/7/2005 12:54:53 AM
I am not an artist, though I am weird (my connection to this thread), how weird do you have to be before any action you take in interacting with others becomes performance art?
 Polly_G
Joined: 11/21/2005
Msg: 26
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Posted: 12/7/2005 9:52:07 PM
Weird and wonderful!!!

Yes, I lose my car keys 5 times a day, my wallet at least twice. I bump into things a lot. I have a short attention span so have to learn things fast but sit me down sketching or painting and I only move for pee breaks.

I would never break wind in a public washroom because someone might recognize my shoes. Oh sorry guys, I forgot girls don't do that.

Maybe just a teeny weeny bit intense. Give me monotony and give me death

Very few people actually understand me
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