Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An Award of (Un?)Questionable Magnitude

Today I returned from a two-day out-of-state road trip for work to learn the lovely and funny Laurie Blau-Marshall, a fellow ZNE-r of Loud Life fame http://loudlife-laurieblaumarshall.blogspot.com/, had awarded me the prestigious (dubious?) Creative Snit award. After reading points #2 and #4 below as well as the word "obsessive" in the definition, I felt I had no choice but to accept! Thanks (a lot) to Laurie who passed this on from another fellow ZNE-r, Lennea Truesdell, who shared the modified definition of snit to make it more acceptable, as follows:

"Unlike many other blogging awards, this award requires much thoughtful deliberation and strict adherence to the following CREATIVE SNIT AWARD criteria.
This award shall be presented only to worthy artists who have shown evidence of being in a creative snit.To help with the selection, we need a common frame of reference.
I found this definition of snit:
snit; noun; a state of agitated irritation; "he was in a snit"
However, I think a CREATIVE SNIT requires a somewhat different definition:
Creative Snit; noun; a state of creative chaos, creative frustration, or a state of obsessive creativity: 'she was in a creative snit'.

Therefore, worthy recipients of this prestigious award should demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:
1) photos of their chaotic creative studio spaces, 2) reports of staying up till the wee hours of the morning while consuming large amounts of coffee and or chocolate in order to finish a swap or prepare for a show, 3) documented frustration over the creative process, 4) evidence of a large quantity of art created over a small period of time.

I also have to thank Laurie for catching my typo in the Random Arts blog address, which has now been fixed in the post below.

1 comment:

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Congratulations! I assure you this is the most PRESTIGIOUS of all artsy blogging awards! Only the elite of the elite receive this most honorable award!
AKA the first recipient of this high honor comparable to the NOBEL prize of artsy bloggin