The Most Interesting Man in the World, an appreciation

You may think you know the most interesting man in the world. You don’t. I do.  Some know him as El Don, The Great American. I know him as Arthur “Danger” Meyerson.

Workshops have an energy (when they are good) that keeps you in a state of flow and good humor. Such was the case this week with Arthur Meyerson in Coupeville. Once again, Pacific Northwest Art School was the venue for learning, friendship, and photographic exploration.  A great mix of alumni and new students bonded on the first day and set the tone for the rest of the week.

At their best, workshops provide students and teachers a platform to push their boundaries.  To a person, each student this week allowed Arthur to guide, encourage, and challenge them to expand their vision and make images beyond their established styles and skill levels.  A lot of good work was produced, but most importantly, each student embraced the challenge and worked to create interesting images.

As the assistant it was my great pleasure to watch this unfold, to get to know new students, reconnect with alumni, and of course, enjoy the fabulous imagery and storytelling from Arthur. The encouragement I received for my own work from the class and from Arthur is deeply appreciated. It will keep me enthusiastic as I jump back into all the travel and work that keeps me in a state of “busy-ness” and often keeps me from feeling creative and engaged.

So what’s the point of this love fest? It’s simple: Find your own.  The camaraderie and collective vision that arises in a workshop will energize your own work and keep your spirits buoyed during creative down-time. The new skills and the expansion of your vision will give you confidence and a platform to launch new (and often, better) work.

Arthur says: “I don’t always do workshops, but when I do, I do it with Keron Psillas.” Arthur, it was an honor and a great pleasure.

Stay thirsty my friends.

5 Responses to “The Most Interesting Man in the World, an appreciation”

  1. 1 honey
    September 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    You definitely stimulate the appetite for learning and frienship and wonder. You insatiable hunger for knowledge, adventure, and growth are important reminders of what feeds us and makes life worth living. You are the most interesting, talent, and my favorite chef who whips up a luscious blog filled with delight.

  2. 2 JohnW
    September 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Keron may know the most interesting man in the world, but I know The Most Interesting AND Dedicated Woman In The World. In her selfdeprecating way, Keron relegated herself to that of the background bit player. Truth is she organized the whole thing, kept us on track, was unfailingly patient, a consistent and ever present encouragement and there for us and Arthur 110% of the time. Did I mention that while doing all this for 5 days she was not well? And OH YES!!! She’s also a superb photographer.

    Wonderful Lady, I’ll play on your team anytime. Just say when and where.

    • September 19, 2011 at 2:21 am

      Hello John,
      Wow….I am speechless. Thank you for your kind words. Your vision and insight during the class was a big contribution to a wonderful week.
      I’m a fan and would be equally delighted to play on your team! Keron

  3. 4 Patti
    September 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Keron
    As usual John says it best! & I totally agree! It was a grat week, you & Arthur work wonderful together! Had a great time & learned a bunch. Thanks again

  4. September 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    well the real bit players are the staff at the Pacific NorthWest Art School who get to sit back and watch it all unfold…it one of the reasons we do what we do….Keron is amazing and so was Arthur, both genuine and real people.

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