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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Guilty Pleasure

Alright, alright, I admit it, I'm totally addicted to a reality show. Work Of Art - The Next Great Artist just started up again, and I'm so excited. Do any of you watch it? It's an art competition, and I think it's fascinating. It's this fun glimpse into other artists minds. I also really like the challenges that they put the artists through. I'd love to follow along and do the challenges myself (ahh, if there were only more hours in a day). This week the artists had to choose a from a variety of "bad" art pieces. They had a clown on velvet, dogs playing poker, etc. The artist's then had to create a "true" work of art using the bad art as inspiration, keeping at least some aspect of the original intact and recognizable. It was fascinating to see what they did. A few pieces seemed worse than when they started, but many of them were really creative and wonderful. They went in directions I never would have thought to go. It's really inspiring. Who knows, maybe I'll make a trip to the thrift shop. However, whether I paint along, or not, I will certainly be watching.
How about you, do you have any guilty pleasure that you're thankful to watch?


Jamie said...

Your guilty pleasure sounds like something you shouldn't be guilty about. My fascination with with Dance Moms however is a very guilty one.

Gilding Lilies said...

I've never heard of that show, but now, I may have to check it out. Hehehe