2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: there are a done of wiccan wiki on ET... maybe a express your wiccan persona?
2009-02-21 [Rice]: Yeah.
Each person has to express their inner wiccan.
Are they dark, light, firey, love, virtuous ect ect
Each person should have to pick a unique persona and then express it in poetry, photography or drawing? Or maybe all three.
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: why not just leave media open like the other UNofficial contests?
2009-02-21 [Rice]: So ANYTHING.
Stock art creations....?
But if we leave the media open how will it be judged?
2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: I agree, leave it open and you never know what you will get, and that is half the fun of it. Oh and I'd like to suggest that you make it Inner Pagan that would include a lot more people.
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: well my personal feelings for the use of stock art... is you should use your own photos if you arent using them for anything other than ref to make your own painting... if all you are doing if putting other people's photos together its cut and paste...
but the mode of opertation for the UNofficial contests is all and any media... to encourage creativity...
2009-02-21 [Rice]: I think some stock art is nice, so long as the person is good at it and merges the pictures, feathers layers ect.
However if they just copy and paste things its ickie.
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: thats skilled copy and paste... a step up from kindergarden..
my peeve is when stock 'art' artist gets praised... when the creativity and beauty is in the stock itself... than it should be the stock photographer getting praised...
but thats my opinion
2009-02-21 [Rice]: I can see where you're coming from.
2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: I can see your point. Although I can see instances where the inclusion of elements an others photograph might be necessary when the artist does not have access to an element they wish to include. A narwal horn for a unicorn. An Ancient tree for the background to a figure. And there is the whole art of collage. But I can also see pitfalls of opening up those possibilities.
I wonder if it would help if folks who used stock were required to acknowledge the photographer they used and show that the stock was either creative commons licenced for that purpose or that they had consent from the artist. But even as I am writing this I am wondering If I am just opening a whole kettle of worms.......
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: I think we need to have faith that the artist will create their own new unique art... that stock will be only one of the many tools in their bucket... that their heart will dictate their vision and that they will be creative... as the spirit of these wikis is trying to encourage
2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: [moira hawthorne]Wonderful....B
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: THank You! I do thinkum some times! shall we make a section of Thoughts on Creativity so that they dont get lost in the comments?
2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: Absolutely, I think these kind of discussions are the foundation of what we are doing here and for them to get lost would be a shame.
Also I was thinking we might create our own "Stock Exchange", A place where people can request photo's they need for something they are working on and for people to offer photo's that they think will help another project along. We could also use this as a forum for discussing the use of stock and how to credit other artists when we incorporate their work in ours.
2009-02-21 [moira hawthorne]: I have always been willing to take a photo or 3 whenever anyone asks for something... I think thats more useful than a hundred random images that dont suit the particular idea and position that the artist is trying to portray... beside there is already an HUGE stock image collection being created by [Hedda] here on ET... maybe what we should have written in the wiki is a list of member willing to take reference photos and a request section for a particular image
2009-02-21 [LynnAnneBrown]: Perfect, I agree, it is frustrating looking hundreds of images looking for the picture that catches the pose or angle or expression you need to reference for a drawing or include in a photomanip, especially if in the end you do not find anything at all. Or if what you do find is........clos
2009-02-22 [moira hawthorne]: well write it up love!
2009-02-22 [LynnAnneBrown]: It's coming......:)
2009-02-22 [Cia_mar]: a nice wiki to have.... hope that it gets much love!
if i have time i will enter some of the contests, though at the time, i have little time
but totally support the wiki!
2009-02-22 [LynnAnneBrown]: Thank you, I look forward to seeing more of you.
2009-02-23 [moira hawthorne]: Hey Jen! *huggggles*