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  • The Street Photography of Shirley Baker

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    Will Titterington
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Earlier in 2014, acclaimed British photographer Shirley Baker passed, aged 82. She was a documentary photographer born in Salford, a truly working-class city in northern England whose urban plight was to inform most of her work for years to come. Like many street photographers of the 1960’s, she sought to capture the essence of working class life in deprived areas, where poverty was rife, brutality was a constant, and where rare moments of happiness were an absolute cause of celebration in an area of post-war England where many tried hard to just get by, scraping a living together in order…
  • Wing and a Prayer: Birds in Contemporary Art

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    Howard
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Eye Level had a chance to catch up with Joanna Marsh, the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at American Art, for a conversation about our current exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, which is currently on view through February 22, 2015. Laura Roth Hope's Biodiversity Reclamation Suit: Carolina Parakeet Eye Level: Why Birds? Why now? Is there a resurgence in depicting birds in contemporary art? Joanna Marsh: The exhibition is inspired by, and coincides with, the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The story of these birds has…
  • "Pear No. 4"

    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings
    Jeffrey Hayes
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Pear No. 4" • Oil on Panel • 4x4 inches (10x10 cm) • 2010Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

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    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • Why There Aren’t More Important Canadian Artists: An Irrelevant Rivalry

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I remember when I first moved to Vancouver, and told people I was from Toronto, the venom and animosity for my hometown astonished me. Many of the people who were so vehemently hateful of Toronto and had never been there before, I was told. I found this astonishing, because in the 28 years I lived in Toronto, I'd never heard a single person bash Vancouver. If anything, people from Toronto spoke highly of Vancouver—the phenomenal beauty of British Columbia, the number of great artists Vancouver had given the world. I felt and still feel that there's something terrifically sad about a…
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  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
  • Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

    Dion
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured.. I think the Chinese authorities should have confiscated his…
  • Having Thick Skin Always Helps

    Dion
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    I’m not sure if this post is going anywhere, but I was just thinking about how many extra layers of skin I have had to grow over the years to be able to deal with life. As an artist you have to be able to deal with criticism or you should never let anyone see your work, ever. As a business owner you have to be able to deal with rude customers. As a blogger publishing opinions online you have to deal with those who don’t like your opinions. As a person you have to deal with LIFE. Life is hard if you live it with thin skin. It throws everything at you and expects you to deal with it…
 
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  • Why There Aren’t More Important Canadian Artists: An Irrelevant Rivalry

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I remember when I first moved to Vancouver, and told people I was from Toronto, the venom and animosity for my hometown astonished me. Many of the people who were so vehemently hateful of Toronto and had never been there before, I was told. I found this astonishing, because in the 28 years I lived in Toronto, I'd never heard a single person bash Vancouver. If anything, people from Toronto spoke highly of Vancouver—the phenomenal beauty of British Columbia, the number of great artists Vancouver had given the world. I felt and still feel that there's something terrifically sad about a…
  • Why We All Want to Punch Art

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    “I really understand wanting to punch art,” I wrote back to my Editor after being asked my opinion on the Andrew Shannon Monet-punching story. “I think about it almost daily.” And I do. Personally-speaking, I can think of several specific incidents during which I have fantasized about punching an artwork in the last five years alone: at the height of "First Thursdays" mania in East London three or four years ago, for instance, I attended a "hip" show by an artist whose work was assembled from raw pasta, what looked like human hair, and a number of china dinner plates,…
  • A Photographer Captures a Dying Tradition at the Del Mar Racetrack

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    New York based photographer Eric Chakeen (a former assistant to Ryan McGinley) shared some of his shots from his latest project, And Away They Go, which documents the life at the Del Mar racetrack—a place Chakeen visited often growing up in San Diego. Here, the photographer gives ArtSlant his personal perspective on the complex social atmosphere at one of California's most historic sports venues.   The Del Mar racetrack opened in 1937. It was a huge part of Hollywood in its halcyon days. Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby were frequent visitors. Del Mar is my hometown, a…
  • Following Francesco Clemente's Fantastic Voyage

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    The original impulse in my life as an artist was to write and to break from writing into image... Art is the last oral tradition alive in the West. —Francesco Clemente   Francesco Clemente, the nomadic Neo-Expressionist painter and sculptor, continues to pursue his travels and artistic investigations, and, fortunately for New Yorkers this season, has brought back the resulting documents in two concurrent shows: Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India, at the Rubin Museum and Two Tents at Mary Boone. Clemente follows somewhat in the traditions set by writers such as Paul Bowles and…
  • Doing It All: Young Galleries Get Ahead with Strong Research and Publishing Programs

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Peckham's Arcadia Missa, founded by Rozsa Farkas with Tom Clark as assistant director and head of publishing, and Tenderpixel, founded by Etan Ilfeld with Borbála Soós as director and curator, are two broad and interesting London gallery projects worth getting to know. Both have evolved over the past few years beyond the typical gallery's scope, by pushing strong research collaborations and rigorous publishing programs. As such they both represent unconventional and expansive gallery models (and also happen to have lovely names). I asked Rozsa…
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  • Cobalt 60 Sauce, a barbecue sauce made from 'supermarket mutants'

    Regine
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Concerned by the lack of research on radiation-bred edible plants and their possible impact on our health and on the environment, the Center for Genomic Gastronomy created a barbecue sauce that contains some of the most common radiation-bred ingredients: Rio Red Grapefruit, Milns Golden Promise Barley, Todd's Mitcham Peppermint, Calrose 76 Rice and Soy continue
  • The Plant Sex Consultancy

    Regine
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    PSX has designed a total of six gadgets that meet the specific sexual needs of plants. Some flowers were outfitted with a vanity lace to prevent the spread of STDs, others were given an algae-containing dildo or a vibrator continue
  • DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality & Digital Storytelling

    Regine
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    The most compelling part of the day for me was when i discovered the nominees of the Digital Storytelling competition. Because the focus of the selection is as much on new forms of interactivity as it is on strategies to weave a compelling story, all the projects were deep, multi-layered and compelling. Some took me ages to explore. Take the super addictive podcast of the now cult "Serial" for example... continue
  • My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2014

    Regine
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Finally! I found some time to type down my notes from the DocLab: Interactive Conference, a one-day event that looked at how artists, film makers, designers and entrepreneurs are exploring digital behaviour and redefining the documentary genre in the digital age continue
  • FATBERG: Building An Island of Fat

    Regine
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Hendriks and Thomson are planning to build a fatberg the size of an oil rig. Not as a speculative design project, but as a process that will generate insights and tools that facilitate a paradigm shift through the creation of the FATBERG itself - "inspirational data" to stimulate the imagination continue
 
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  • Conservation: Cleaning Hiram Powers' Greek Slave

    Chris
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    Allison Rabent is a pre-program volunteer at the Lunder Conservation Center. She is working with conservators on a variety of activities. Allison, along with the project's lead, Conservation Technician Susan Edwards, recently investigated an ongoing treatment of Hiram Powers' Greek Slave and shares their findings with us below. American Art's sculpture curator, Karen Lemmey, contributed to this post. Conservation Technician, Susan Edwards, cleans Hiram Powers' Greek Slave on the fourth floor of the Lunder Conservation Center. This is a full scale plaster cast of one of the 19th century's most…
  • Alexander Calder's Nenuphar

    Jeff
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    In October, Alexander Calder's sculpture Gwenfritz, part of American Art's collection, was reinstalled outside the National Museum of American History. Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator speaks about another Calder sculpture which he gave to the museum at the same time. Alexander Calder's Nenuphar Alexander Calder's sculpture Nenuphar takes its title from the Sanskrit word for water "lily." Apropos of its name, this sculpture "blossomed" out of another project, Calder's monumental stabile Gwenfritz, which rises over thirty-five feet above a pool of water. Although Gwenfritz was…
  • Wing and a Prayer: Birds in Contemporary Art

    Howard
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Eye Level had a chance to catch up with Joanna Marsh, the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at American Art, for a conversation about our current exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, which is currently on view through February 22, 2015. Laura Roth Hope's Biodiversity Reclamation Suit: Carolina Parakeet Eye Level: Why Birds? Why now? Is there a resurgence in depicting birds in contemporary art? Joanna Marsh: The exhibition is inspired by, and coincides with, the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The story of these birds has…
  • New Acquisitions: Judith Schaechter's The Birth of Eve

    Jeff
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, joined American Art's Renwick Gallery staff earlier this year. She talked with Eye Level about the museum's recent acquisition The Birth of Eve by Judith Schaechter, which joins her 1990 work A Little Torcher also in the museum's permanent collection. Judith Schaechter, The Birth of Eve, 2013, stained glass lightbox, 57 x 31 x 2 inches (145 x 79 x 5 cm), ©2013 Judith Schaechter. Image courtesy of Claire Oliver Gallery & the artist. For more than 30 years, the labor-intensive medium of stained glass has been Judith Schaechter's…
  • Indie Arcade at American Art: Five Questions with Chris Totten

    Jeff
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Kaylin Lapan, public programs coordinator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and a game enthusiast, asks Chris Totten, Chair of the DC chapter of the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA) and professor at American University's GameLab, about the changing environment of indie gaming, in anticipation of American Art's Indie Arcade on December 7th at 1-7 p.m. This event will include classic arcade machines supplied by MAGFest, game building workshops using Unity, Scratch and GameMaker, as well as indie games created by local developers from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington as…
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  • GIF of the Day: Carlos Saez’s Birdog

    Whitney Kimball
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Carlos Saez’s “birdog” to close 2014, the Year of the Doge.
  • Free Studio Space Does Exist and You Can Apply for It

    Corinna Kirsch
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    Just a preview of what your free studio space in DUMBO might look like. Courtesy of the Sharpe-Walentas Studios. Free studio space. For anyone in the United States. Is it a holiday miracle? No, it’s just what the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program offers on an annual basis, giving out free studio space in DUMBO to 17 artists. Contrast this with the incredibly shitty situation currently happening in New York where it seems like every month artists are getting pushed out of their studios by developers, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program does seem like a mini-miracle. Apply (for a better…
  • Friday Links: “J” Is for Jesus

    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Get into the spirit of the season with creepy, overly capitalistic Christmas commercials from the 1980s. “Taste all the ways butter helps your holidays throughout the year!” [YouTube] On the history of classical Roman torture in Hollywood film. [The Awl] Adrian Chen follows Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg, whose TV show Troll Hunter confronts Internet trolls IRL. The point, according to Aschberg: “The agenda is to raise hell about all the hate on the Net.” [Technology Review] Sound art 101: Know what a “gremlin” is. [Leonardo Music Journal] Good news for the ICA: Political…
  • GIF of the Day: Anatomize

    Whitney Kimball
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Everybody good on the animals and food porn? GOOD. May 2015 be the year of human intestines! Always ahead of the curve, Rollin Leonard curated a series of GIFs for his show at Transfer Gallery, and this is what that looks like. Excreting organs by Anthony Antonellis.
  • No Remedies: Coco Fusco on the Ills of Art School

    Corinna Kirsch
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Photo courtesy Noah Fischer “When I hear people like W.A.G.E. group wanting [artists] to get paid, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s nice. But what planet do you live on?’” Those were some of the contentious words artist and MLK visiting professor at MIT Coco Fusco chose to introduce her hour-long talk at Momenta Art earlier this month. The talk, “Creative Extraction: Why are Art Schools at the Vanguard of Unreasonable Debt Burdens?”, was part of a program offered by Occupy Museums that relates to their exhibition and upcoming conference on The Artist as Debtor. It centered around the…
 
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  • Celebrate Your Year: 2014 Personal Review

    Alyson Stanfield
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’re surely already thinking about and planning for the New Year. But before you get too far into everything you want to do, take a moment to look back on what you accomplished in 2014. Time to celebrate! ©Victoria Eubanks, Red Sticks & Stones. Encaustic, 24 x 24 inches. Used with permission. Prepare for your review by 1) setting aside time on your calendar for this process and 2) gathering any data you might need. This might mean that your first step is updating your bookkeeping. You also want to have your calendar handy so you can go through it month-by-month. Expanding Your…
  • Are Art Consultants Right For You?

    Alyson Stanfield
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    This article is excerpted and summarized from an interview with artist Leslie Neumann for my Art Biz Incubator. Leslie generously shared her experience working with art consultants. The key points here are provided by Leslie and with include my annotations. If you have a solid studio practice and welcome the challenge of commissioned work, art consultants might be a good sales venue for you. What Art Consultants Do and Who They Are Art consultants are people who seek and buy art for a client, whether it’s a healthcare company, a private collector, or a hotel. Leslie Neumann with her…
  • 5 Steps to a Magazine Feature of You and Your Art

    Alyson Stanfield
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    The November 2014 / January 2015 edition of Professional Artist magazine features an article by me titled “Think Before You Leap: Beware of People Who Tell You to Follow Your Passion.” The editor suggested photos of artists at work to accompany the article and I knew exactly who to contact: ceramic artist Patricia Griffin. Patricia Griffin in her studio. Photo by Debbie Markham. Patricia is a member of my Art Biz Incubator and I receive her newsletter. Months ago she sent an email with gorgeous photos of her in the studio. I complimented her on the images and she told me that she had…
  • 10-Year Anniversary Tweekly Special

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    The Art Biz Blog is 10 years old today! Happy anniversary to us. I couldn’t let this special day fly by without posting something here. So, in honor of the occasion, here’s a special Tweekly edition: my top tweets since the last Tweekly (a long long time ago) – along with a few pics from Art Biz Makeover 2014. Thank you for being a reader,   General Business How To Get Good At Making Money: 6 Life Lessons From A Self-Made Entrepreneur zite.to/1tugCRp The panel of experts was a huge hit with my guests at Art Biz Makeover 2014. Photo by Regina-Marie Photographer. The…
  • A Feast for the Eyes: Food in Art

    Alyson Stanfield
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving – surrounded by people you love and filled with yummy food. Here’s a no-calorie feast just for your eyes. ©Sylvia Tucker, Onions with Copper Bowl. Oil, 12 x 16 inches. Used with permission.   ©Sarah Atlee, Lunch at Sakagura. Acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 22 inches. Used with permission.   ©Jonathan Meter, Shishito Peppers with Lime. Photograph. Used with permission.   ©Richard Hall, Heirlooms. Oil, 36 x 34 inches. Used with permission.   ©2010 Karin Olah, Newton’s Daydream. Fabric, gouache, acrylic, and…
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  • We Surpassed Our Kickstarter Goal for the Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs. Thank You!

    Rhizome
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Yesterday, we surpassed our goal of $20,000 in our first Kickstarter, to save and make playable the Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs. We want to take a moment to say a sincere thank you to all those who donated, promoted on social media, and wrote about the campaign. Now, we'll get to work. We aim to have the games online, free for all to play in any browser, by April 2015. This will also be when we host a public event at the New Museum and an online exhibition celebrating Duncan's work, contextualizing it within feminist gaming history. Furthermore, we'll be commissioning articles and educational…
  • Artist Profile: Jennifer Chan

    Ann Hirsch
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have developed a significant body of work engaged (in its process, or in the issues it raises) with technology. See the full list of Artist Profiles here. Jennifer Chan. Tralier for the exhibition "Young Money" (Future Gallery, 2012). I remember when I first saw the videos you were making in 2012 while you were at Syracuse, and I recall feeling as though you were imitating a "bro net art aesthetic" as a way to critique it. For example, the trailer for your exhibition "Young Money" (above) includes a shot of you holding cash, a rotating…
  • Rhizome Today: 'Clicking is through, it's all about scrolling now'

    Michael Connor
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    This is Rhizome Today for Wednesday, December 17, 2014. There was a moment yesterday, right before I set Jesse Darling's article "Post Whatever: On Ethics, Historicity, and the #usermilitia" to Public, that I realized that most of her footnotes should actually have been hyperlinks--since the article originally appeared in print, this is how it had been written. Worse, one of them included a joke about the strangeness of printing a hyperlink on paper, inviting the reader to ineffectually mash the printed link with their finger. Yesterday, Rhizome contributing editor Orit Gat published a…
  • Post Whatever: on Ethics, Historicity, & the #usermilitia

    Jesse Darling
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    Originally published in a different form in You Are Here: Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse Books, £15.95. Edited by Omar Kholeif).  I'll start by making two claims, which I won't return to since they speak for themselves, and because they are—as far as I'm concerned—incontrovertible. With the first, I'm paraphrasing Nicholas Mirzoeff in saying that post- should not be understood as "the successor to," but as "the crisis of." Having established this, the second claim aims to get one thing straight: every artist working today is a postinternet artist. Let's move on. The…
  • Perpetual Provisional Selves: A conversation about authenticity and social media

    Rob Horning and Amalia Ulman
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    On December 4 at Art Basel Miami Beach, I was part of a panel titled "Instagram as an artistic medium," along with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Klaus Biesenbach, Simon de Pury, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. I gave a presentation about my project Excellences & Perfections [recently presented as part of the First Look online exhibition series], a carbon copy of a talk previously given at the ICA. After my presentation, the talk became pure propaganda and the words "genuinely," "self-expression," "creativity" and "community" were mentioned without further discussion. The panel ended…
 
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  • On Setting and Achieving Goals

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Something I hear a lot is about how much I get done and how I am seemingly everywhere. News to me, since I don't think I do nearly enough! Looking back though, so far this year I have had:2 successful solo exhibitscreated over 200 paintingshad illustrations publisheddonated works to fundraiser auctionsbegun offering design servicesbegun offering consults to emerging artistsHow do I do all of this? Simply by working toward my goals each day. It doesn't take a lot of effort at all times. It does require that you work every day, at least a little bit, toward achieving what you desire. If all you…
  • Levelling

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Jaboor(636) 614-6945Dan@DanJaboor.comNew exhibit by St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor shows results of self-imposed challenge     Artists have many ways of deciding what to do next and how to get themselves in the frame of mind to actually do it. St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor has been experimenting with a new concept on how accomplish this. The results will be shown in his new exhibit, “Levelling, 100 paintings by Dan Jaboor”. The paintings can be seen May 3–June 7, 2014 at the Syndicate Building Galleries, 915 Olive Street, St.
  • Project 365

    1 Feb 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Project 365 is something that I started back on January 1st.  The premise is simple: make one painting everyday and post it online for people to see.  A few people early on asked about buying a piece from the project, so I started doing that on a first come - first served basis. Ready to hang & shipped to your door via USPS for the low low price of $75 (unless you live outside the US lower 48)I'm one month into the project as of this writing and I have to say that it has been really fulfilling and support seems to be growing for the project.  If you are interested in seeing…
  • Thoughts on Claude Monet and Artistic Insanity

    17 Aug 2013 | 6:12 pm
     This is Claude Monet.  He was the father of the Impressionistic movement and remains one of the most well known artists in modern times.  The photo below shows him in the garden next to his home in Giverny, France.  The bridge behind him features prominently in many of his works.  You have almost surely seen a reproduction of it adorning the walls of a waiting room at some point in your life.  The most common view of him is of an older gentleman quietly spending his painting flowers.  Nothing too wild and crazy about that is there?Claude Monet, in his…
  • Bob Reuter, R.I.P.

    8 Aug 2013 | 10:06 pm
    My first encounter with Bob Reuter was back in the first part of 2009.  Back then, I was a resident artist at Soulard Art Market & Contemporary Gallery and another resident put together a show featuring Reuter and 2 other artists (a painter and a collage artist) called "Rock, Paint, Scissors".  The night of the opening was not well attended and consisted largely of a couple tight circles of friends talking.  I don't know for sure that he was there that night (he had recently had major heart surgery and some of the show proceeds were intended to help with his medical bills).
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  • Shop Local! Support Your Community Artists and Buy Hand-Crafted Gifts for Your Family and Friends

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The Artists Invite You into Their Studios! Over one hundred professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley, California will open their doors to the public during the 24th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00-6:00 p.m., on November 29–30, December 6-7, December 13-14, and December 20–21, 2014. Some studios will be open on additional days, including December 22-24; please call them first to check. NEW: Many studios will also be open on First Saturdays every month, January-November 2015, from noon-5:00 p.m.
  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

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    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Robert Ashley It is always a pleasure to perform at Mills College, in Oakland, California, which has a world renowned music department, including the Center for Contemporary Music, where many notable 20th and 21st Century composers have been on the faculty, performed, or held artist residencies. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. PT, I will be performing in a vocal ensemble that includes Mills College students (from the Contemporary Performance Ensemble) and faculty, and members of the Cornelius Cardew Choir, which is part of a special program, In Celebration of Robert Ashley…
  • Performing at Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music, a Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, in San Francisco, on June 26, 2014

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    22 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for a special, site-specific performance event: Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music A Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, California (Union Square area) Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. PDT Benefit tickets are available at the door: $35 suggested donation (sliding scale) This final concert of the June Benefit Series celebrates the history and creative spirit of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, featuring several of its curators, past and present. Emphasizing a theme of…
  • Performing with the Cardew Choir at Chapel of The Chimes: Garden of Memory, on June 21, 2014 — A Summer Solstice Celebration and Sonic Adventure!

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    5 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    Photo by Michael Zelner, June 21, 2011 Laura Inserra New Music Bay Area and Lifemark Group Arts presentGarden of Memory 2013: a Walk-Through Concert to Celebrate the Summer Solstice Friday, June 21, 2013, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., in Oakland. Admission is $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 kids under 12 (kids under 5 are free). Tickets are available in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door (cash or check only at the door.) To avoid a line at the door, you can buy tickets online in advance: For more information, contact New Music Bay Area.
  • Come visit our historic studio building, as you tour East Bay Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 2014!

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    3 Jun 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “One of the best forums around for Bay Area artists and art lovers to meet.” EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS 2014 June 7-8 and 14-15, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. East Bay Open Studios offers an extraordinary opportunity for art fans of all ages to meet artists, discover new neighborhoods and purchase affordable art. This year, June 7-8 and June 14-15, over 400 hundred artists open their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay. At many studios, the artists serve beverages and delicious snacks, such as wine, juice, bottled water, and artisan cheeses. “East Bay Open Studios…
 
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  • "Lime, Plum, Mandarin, Pear, Nectarine"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Lime, Plum, Mandarin, Pear, Nectarine" • Oil on Canvas • 10x20 inches (25x50 cm) • 2013Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Pear No. 4"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Pear No. 4" • Oil on Panel • 4x4 inches (10x10 cm) • 2010Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "Sunday Finest"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Sunday Finest" • Matted Giclée Print • 10x10 inches (16x16 inches with matte)Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • "Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Walnuts, Lemon, and Wine" • Oil on Linen on Panel • 7x10 inches (17x25 cm) • 2011AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Pear No. 6"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Pear No. 6" • Oil on Panel • 4x4 inches (10x10 cm) • 2010Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
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  • Surge Molecule (Video)

    tom moody
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Video loop, 17 inch LCD screen, portable media player, SD card (installation view) Notes: Thinking back to the "square screen" discussion, here is a screen with a 4:3 ratio, which is the only viable way to show this particular GIF-to-mp4 conversion in fullscreen. The irony is that to document it, you have to use 16:9 because that's what all the video hosting services are using now. The above GIF is a turducken of nested media: the frames started out as screen art, printed out, then photographed. The photos were combined into an animated GIF. The GIF was converted to mp4 so it could play…
  • thomas ligotti

    tom moody
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    If you saw the mini-series True Detective (first installment), you might remember Matthew McConnaughey spouting weird, dark philosophy and Woody Harrelson responding with something like "Don't tell anybody else this but me, OK?" Some of the ideas were loosely based on the above book, by horror fiction writer Thomas Ligotti. In a nutshell, it's the case for anti-natalism, that is, that humans should just stop having children, and thereby, ultimately, quietly remove our species from the planet. Not because we're an ecosystem-unbalancing viral plague, although there's that, but rather that we…
  • firefox 34 de-improves search

    tom moody
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    firefox design team, 2004-2014 We've been tracking Firefox changes-for-the-sake-of-change that occur with its new accelerated update schedule. The latest is de-improved search. Before, you could select which engine you wanted to use before you began typing in the search bar. Now you don't get the engine dropdown until you type something, and once you've typed a few letters, if it's a search you've done before, the browser provides you a list of search terms with those letters. If you choose any of those terms, you must go wherever your default search engine takes you. Thus, if your default…
  • party

    tom moody
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    YouTube by Rene Ae 1000 organic views by year end, let's do it. Also, thanks to Robert Fripp Fan for the tweet, and those who bought and/or made nice comments on the LP. Cassettes are mailing soon.
  • untweeted tweets

    tom moody
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    norman lear, TV gatekeeper/empresario of the '70s, now uses promoted tweets to get his jokes out obama "surprised as all heck" that the militarized cops his administration enabled post-Occupy were used in a racial context 10 articles that tell you about 10 foods that aren't as healthy as they're supposed to be am retreating to my mind palace, a place of zoom lenses, captions, and CGI objects flying around a problematizing stink bomb hurled into the perfumed corridors of so-called net art discourse my attention isn't corralled into mall-like social networks, highwayed over by serial-television…
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  • ...Worlds & ...Mysteries

    Dennis
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    ...Worlds & ...Mysteries 2014 #481 30"x20"...
  • Badiou in NYC

    Dennis
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    It was a treat to be able to catch a couple of lectures by Alain Badiou during his tour of NYC this week. Here are notes that I took from them, one given at the Manny Cantor Center where...
  • What if we are instead, algebraic?

    Dennis
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    What if we are instead, algebraic? 2014 #480 30"x20"...
  • Zombie Formalism at the SVA Theater

    Dennis
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
  • Vitrine

    Dennis
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    We are all one or the other 2014 #479 20"x12"diameter Oil on Wood Armature under Glass Vitrine...
 
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  • Hey, Artists: Submit Your Proposal for a Art + Technology Lab Grant!

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Hey, Artists: Submit Your Proposal for a Art + Technology Lab Grant!: “It’s that time of year again! Sure it’s the holiday season, but ’tis also the season for Art + Technology Lab grant applications. We’re very pleased to issue our second annual call for proposals from artists interested in working with technology in their practice, with financial and in-kind support from LACMA and our panel of advisors, including NVIDIA, DAQRI, Accenture, as well as SpaceX, Google, Gensler, and independent advisors from UC Berkeley, JPL, and our own curatorial staff.”…
  • Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Museum admission should be free: The state of art in 2014: “Recently I visited six prominent art museums in two states (Texas and Ohio) and saw a wide variety of rewarding special exhibitions and exceptional permanent collections. Aside from individual works of art, which included some of the most important paintings, sculptures, drawings,…“ (Via Culture Monster.)
  • Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed ‘fine-art photographer’ whose work sells for millions

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions: “A little-known Australian photographer who looks like Crocodile Dundee and describes himself as ‘one of the most important artists of the 21st century’ has reignited a fierce debate about photography as art after selling an image of a canyon for a record £4m.” (Via The Independent – Features RSS Feed.)
  • Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It’s Hard To Tell

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It’s Hard To Tell: “The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi Will Curate 2016 Made in L.A.

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi Will Curate 2016 Made in L.A.: “The 2016 edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, ‘Made in L.A.,’ will be organized by Aram Moshayedi, a curator at the museum, and Hamza Walker, the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. This marks … Read More“ (Via ARTnews.)
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  • Jeff Koons Sues Over Copyright (Again)

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    “Franck Davidovici, creator of a 1985 ad campaign for the French clothing retailer Naf Naf featuring a similar figure and pig, is pressing a legal complaint.”
  • Too Much Choice? Yeah, Well, That’s Why You’re Unhappy…

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    “We evaluate ourselves by comparing ourselves to other people. Well, if you compare yourself to other people in life, you get to see their good moments and bad moments. But if you’re comparing yourself to other people on Facebook, well, everyone is a superstar on Facebook. The result is you feel that your life is duller and duller, shabbier and shabbier. You seem less and less special, less and less competent, because everyone else is living this perfect life.”
  • Music (Or Any Art) Without An Audience Is… A Failure

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    “As much as we, in the solitary spaces of our practice rooms, can throw ourselves into a piece, we must remember that if the performance hall is as empty as that practice space then we have clearly not achieved connection with our audience. That is our responsibility.”
  • A Gajillion Gallons Of Water, A Piano, And A Concert

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    “The Armory’s latest installation-meets-performance piece Tears Become…Streams Become…required its staff to slowly, over the course of a 10-minute piano piece, fill the 55,000 square feet of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a standing pool of water that would mirror the hall’s gilded ceilings.”
  • The Day Justin Beiber Lost 3.5 Million Instagram Followers

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    “In December 2014, we’re fixing an ongoing issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists,” the company explained in a recent post.
 
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  • Calling oral history bloggers – again!

    Alice
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Last April, we asked you to help us out with ideas for the Oral History Review’s blog. We got some great responses, and now we’re back to beg for more! We want to use our social media platforms to encourage discussion within the broad community oral historians, from professional historians to hobbyists. Part of encouraging that discussion is asking you all to contribute your thoughts and experiences. Whether you have a follow up to your presentation at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting, a new project you want to share, an essay on your experiences doing oral history, or…
  • Santa Claus breaks the law every year

    Catherine Fehre
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Each year when the nights start growing longer, everyone’s favourite rotund old man emerges from his wintry hideaway in the fastness of the North Pole and dashes around the globe in a red and white blur, delivering presents and generally spreading goodwill to the people of the world. Who can criticise such good intentions? Despite this noble cause, Father Christmas is running an unconventional operation at best. At worst, the jolly old fool is flagrantly flaunting the law and his reckless behaviour should see him standing before a jury of his peers. Admittedly, it would be a challenge to…
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    Alice
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Each year on 16 December, in the little Belgian town of Bastogne, a celebrity arrives to throw bags of nuts at the townsfolk. This year, it will be Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde who observe the tradition. It dates from Christmas 1944, when attacking Germans overwhelmed and surrounded the small town and demanded that the US forces defending Bastogne to surrender. The American commander, General Anthony McAuliffe, searching for a word to vent his frustration and defiance, simply answered: ‘Nuts!’ The day marked the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Fought over the winter…
  • 10 medically-trained authors whose books all doctors should read

    Meredith Sneddon
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sir William Osler, the great physician and bibliophile, recommended that his students should have a non-medical bedside library that could be dipped in and out of profitably to create the well rounded physician. Some of the works mentioned by him, for example Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne is unlikely to be on most people’s reading lists today. There have been several recent initiatives in medical schools to encourage and promote the role of humanities in the education of tomorrow’s doctors. Literature and cinema has a role to play in making doctors more empathetic and understanding…
  • Druids and nature

    Catherine Fehre
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    What was the relationship between the Druids and nature? The excerpt below from Druids: A Very Short Introduction looks at seasonal cycles, the winter solstice, and how the Druids charted the movement of the sun, moon, and stars: How far back in time European communities began to recognize and chart the movements of the sun, moon, and stars it is impossible to say, but for the mobile hunting bands of the Palaeolithic period, following large herds through the forests of Europe and returning to base camps when the hunt was over, the ability to navigate using the stars would have been vital to…
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  • Frieze New York Announces Exhibitor List

    D. Creahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Frieze New York has announced the details for the 2015 edition of the fair, with over 190 galleries from around the world set to return to Randall’s Island from from May 14 to 17, 2015.   Read more at Frieze New York
  • MoMA to Reunite Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’

    D. Creahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Museum of Modern Art has announced plans for an exhibition focusing on the African-American migration north during the early 20th Century, including a reunited Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence’s 60-panel drawing featuring scenes of the Great Migration.  “Lawrence was rectifying what it meant to be a young man in a segregated North with being part of a people that […]
  • Stolen Works Valued at $10 Million Recovered in Los Angeles

    D. Creahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    Nine works valued at $10 million, and stolen less than a decade ago have been recovered in Los Angeles, the LA Times reports.  The works, stolen from an Encino home in 2008, included Marc Chagall’s Les Paysans, and Diego Rivera’s Mexican Peasant.  Federal authorities arrested Raul Espinoza in connection with the theft.  Read more at LA Times
  • Leo Villareal’s ‘Bay Lights’ set for Permanent Installation in San Francsico

    D. Creahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Bay Lights, the LED installation by Leo Villareal on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is set to become a permanent installation, after nonprofit Illuminate the Arts announced that it had raised the $4 million needed to pay for new equipment and maintenance.  The work will be removed next year to treat bridge cables, but will likely be reinstalled […]
  • New York – Sigmar Polke: “Photocopierarbeiten” at Fergus McCaffrey Through December 20th, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sigmar Polke, Untitled (circa 2000), All images are by Osman Can Yerebakan for Art Observed Fergus McCaffrey is currently presenting Sigmar Polke: Photocopierarbeiten, the gallery’s third exhibition focusing on the late artist following 2006’s Sigmar Polke/Andy Warhol: Drawings and 2011’s Sigmar Polke. This year has been an  exceptional one in terms of the presentation of Polke’s legacy […]
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  • Our Ends are Our Beginnings

    JazJaz
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    This is completely awe-inspiring. A photo-manipulated digital art piece by Deviantart user ParadisiacPicture. Limited edition canvas prints are available on Society6 until 01.01.2015. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: The Daily Batman Blog Alarm - A Short Animated Film From South Korea Spongebob: The End "Heathers" - An Illustration based on the Cult Movie The Art of Peatree Bojangles
  • Incredible Hyper-Realistic Drawings by Dirk Dzimirsky

    JazJaz
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Dirk Dzimirsky (NSFW link) is a hyperrealist German artist par excellence.  His incredibly lifelike drawings and paintings explore the vulnerability of the human condition in stark and somber detail. Depending on the choice of medium (graphite pencils, acrylic paints or oil paints), Dzimirsky spends 100 to 150 hours to create his masterpieces. The artist has now released limited edition fine art prints of two of his works. Titled “Mary” and “Drawn Face VI”, the original drawings were created on paper using graphite pencils and white charcoal. More about the prints: The award…
  • Pen and Ink Illustration by laurelmyck

    JazJaz
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    A pen and ink illustration of a Newfoundland landscape by Toronto-based illustrator laurelmyck. You can check out more of her lovely ink drawing landscapes on her site. If you are an artist/photographer with a tumblr, please feel free to submit your works to the JazJaz tumblr. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Matt Peppler's Awesome Illustrations Bruno Miranda's Stunning Digital Illustrations Over 1,000 Pieces of Contemporary Art to be Given Away For Free This is Your Brain on Video Games…
  • Creating The Sound Of The Millennium Falcon's Hyperdrive Failure

    JazJaz
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    In this video clip, Academy Award winning sound designer Ben Burtt shows us how he designed the now very memorable noise created  by the Millennium Falcon’s hyperdrive failure in the original Star Wars trilogy. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Five Stages of Star Wars Revisionism Fan Grief Original Star Wars Trilogy Posters by Drew Roberts R2D2 Home Theater Projection System Drew Struzan's Iconic Movie Posters Olly Moss' Star Wars Posters
  • Double Exposure Photo Project Combines Human Bodies in Yoga Postures With Plant Life Structures

    JazJaz
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    In his “Breathing Life” photo project, photographer and filmmaker Michael Synder masterfully blends human bodies in yogic postures with the intricate structures of plants and trees. The project explores how human and non-human life forms are united through the simple act of breathing air. More about the project: The images were shot in Washington D.C.’s Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park with local yoga instructors Hawah Kasat and Helena Snyder.  The project was created in partnership with Washington Parks & People, One Common Unity and Interdependent Pictures, Washington D.C.
 
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  • Sanne De Wilde

    Jeff
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    “Snow White”, beautiful portraits of albinos by Flemish photographer Sanne De Wilde. More below. View the whole post: Sanne De Wilde over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: La Primavera Negra (The Black Spring)

    Jeff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    My friend Benjamin Loeb passed along this beautiful short he worked on as the director of photography. This is actually the second chapter of a trilogy of dance films, directed by Copenhagen-based photographer, Esteban. La Primavera Negra is Spanish for ‘The Black Spring’. Nowness premiered the first chapter earlier this month, you can watch it here. Watch “La Primavera Negra – Chapter Two” below! View the whole post: Video of the Day: La Primavera Negra (The Black Spring) over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Marta Berens

    Jeff
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    “Fairytale”,  photos by Polish photographer Marta Berens. More below. View the whole post: Marta Berens over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Daesung Lee

    Jeff
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    “Futuristic Archeology”, photos by Korean photographer Daesung Lee about the desertification of Mongolia, and the rapidly changing environment’s affect on the traditional Mongolian nomadic lifestyle. The series was created using printed images on a giant billboard. More images below. View the whole post: Daesung Lee over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Ying Ang

    Jeff
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    “Gold Coast” photos by photographer Ying Ang. More below. View the whole post: Ying Ang over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
  • Aerial Photographs of Beijing by Trey Ratcliff

    Dion
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    I have been browsing the web for quadcopters and the aerial photography that can be taken with them and came across the story of Trey Ratcliff in Beijing. He was using his ‘New DJI Phantom 2 with Zenmuse H3-3d 3-axis Gimbal and Gopro Hero 3+ Black Edition‘ quadcopter to photograph the Forbidden City in China and was detained by Chinese authorities. They released him and confiscated his equipment but luckily for us he had already been filming Beijing for 5 days. Here’s some of what the photographer captured.. I think the Chinese authorities should have confiscated his…
  • Having Thick Skin Always Helps

    Dion
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    I’m not sure if this post is going anywhere, but I was just thinking about how many extra layers of skin I have had to grow over the years to be able to deal with life. As an artist you have to be able to deal with criticism or you should never let anyone see your work, ever. As a business owner you have to be able to deal with rude customers. As a blogger publishing opinions online you have to deal with those who don’t like your opinions. As a person you have to deal with LIFE. Life is hard if you live it with thin skin. It throws everything at you and expects you to deal with it…
 
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  • Cease and Desist: From the Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan

    NEWSgrist
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    [Back story] The latest dispatch from the copyright wars: Download C&D for Robert Hovden 2014 ________________________________________________ M.C Grosfischerplan , Esq. _________________________________________________________________ From: The Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan Butch Kills, NY 11101 artlawd@Grosfischerplan.biz 1 December 2014 To: Robert Hovden School of Applied and Engineering Physics Cornell University 271 Clark Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-3501 c. XXX-XXX-XXXX Re: Copyright Infringement Dear Mr. Hovden: I represent Ms. Joy Garnett, award winning painter and appropriation…
  • The Treachery of Images

    NEWSgrist
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Above: Robert Hovden's four nanolithographs in When Art Exceeds Perception at the Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Courtesy of Robert Hovden. When Art Exceeds Perception is an exhibition of works produced and conceived by Robert Hovden, a PhD candidate in Applied Physics at Cornell University. Hovden has mounted an exhibition to probe our assumptions about the copy, authorship, and ownership. Predictably, he has provoked the ire of one (dead) artist's estate and the admiration of those who dispute the wisdom of overreaching copyright, including the editor of this blog. See…
  • Cross-Pollination on Baraza

    NEWSgrist
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Fig. 5: Drawing by Sayed Ibrahim (n.d.) Cross-Pollination Joy Garnett My short article on Abushâdy and hybridity has been posted to Baraza a meeting space for critical collaboration run by graduate students in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University:   "This week on Baraza, we're buzzing with excitement over Joy Garnett's essay on the archive of her maternal grandfather, the well-known Egyptian poet and beekeeper Ahmed Zaki Abushady. Edited by Rosa Klein-Baer, Garnett's piece explores some of the cross-pollination between…
  • Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery (via New American Paintings)

    NEWSgrist
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Joy Garnett | Standoff, 2013, oil on canvas, 38 x 44 inches. Image courtesy of Platform Gallery. Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery —Erin Langner, Seattle contributor Most of the time, as soon as I am awake, I begin scrolling through the layers of news on my phone, while still laying in bed. The ISIS updates, the new Ebola cases, and the pithy comments on the latest art world drama barely stick during this first round of skimming headlines and images, my awareness of the day coming into focus as I work through the tweets and the “Likes.” This activity would…
  • Joy Garnett: Being There @ Platform Gallery, Seattle

    NEWSgrist
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Exchange of Fire, 2013, oil/canvas, 38×44 inches Joy Garnett Being There @ PLATFORM GALLERY 114 Third Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 Telephone: 206-323-2808 Email: info@platformgallery.com Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 5PM http://platformgallery.com October 23 to November 29, 2014 IMAGES FROM THE EXHIBITION Platform Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of works by New York-based Joy Garnett. Joy’s work deals with the theme of “the unquiet image in the media” as her general subject, within which there are more specific subcategories: machine vision; images of…
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  • Ads of the Year 2014

    Eliza Williams
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    Well, what a year's it's been. Here's our pick of the ten best advertising moments of 2014. In choosing our top ads this year, our focus has been on the work that has most captured the public's imagination, that has raised discussion and debate, and has been shared all over social media and beyond. As testament to the changing nature of advertising, several of the entries on this year's list did not come out of major agencies as a 'big idea'. Instead we saw films become massive successes due primarily to public interest and shares, and two of the biggest and most memorable brand events of the…
  • Invention is the art of working with what we have

    Leila Johnston
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Leila Johnston and 3D printer at the Hack Circus event, Access All Areas, which took place in June this year at Lighthouse Arts in Brighton. Photo: Lighthouse Arts A year ago Leila Johnston launched Hack Circus, an independent creative collective about ‘fantasy technology and everyday magic' that publishes a quarterly print magazine and stages a reality-bending live show mixing art, science and philosophy. Hack Circus is about experiencing things in the real world but, as she explains here, this has proved to be a surprisingly controversial stance... People often ask why I am making a…
  • New designs from Double Standards, MoMa, MuirMcNeil, Mucho & more

    Rachael Steven
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Our latest pick of new designs includes a signage and wayfinding system for Berlin's Museum of Decorative Arts, a striking set of posters from MuirMcNeil, colourful branding for Barcelona juice company Mother – and some inventive festive projects from Pentagram and Love... Double Standards Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin Designed in 1996 by Rolf Gutbrod, Berlins Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) is the oldest of its kind in Germany, housing industrial design and textiles as well as furniture, fashion and arts and crafts. The building was recently refurbished by architectural studio…
  • Where do you eat?

    Creative Review
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Image: from Massimo Gammacurta's Candy Alphabet We have a Food issue coming out in February and we'd like your help. Give us your recommendations for interesting, exciting, cool and/or innovative places to eat out in your town The February issue will look at all kinds of aspects relating to creativity and food, from dining experiences to packaging, photography, food banks, apps for farmers and more. We'd also like to include some of our readers' favourite places to go – local gems with a creative take on eating out, either through their branding, concept, location or menu. We'll feature as…
  • OFFSET 2015 speakers announced

    Creative Review
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    2014 titles by M&E Dublin creative festival OFFSET returns for a fifth year in March, with another impressive line‐up of designers, animators, illustrators, artists and creatives... Founded by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer in 2009, OFFSET has become one of Europe’s biggest creative conferences – over 2,500 people attended last year and past speakers include Seymour Chwast, Neville Brody and Erik Kessels as well as Richard Mosse, Tom Hingston, Jessica Walsh and Marian Bantjes (you can read a review of OFFSET 2014 in our May issue, or see daily reports here, here…
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  • Jeff Koons Sues Over Copyright (Again)

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    “Franck Davidovici, creator of a 1985 ad campaign for the French clothing retailer Naf Naf featuring a similar figure and pig, is pressing a legal complaint.”
  • Too Much Choice? Yeah, Well, That’s Why You’re Unhappy…

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    “We evaluate ourselves by comparing ourselves to other people. Well, if you compare yourself to other people in life, you get to see their good moments and bad moments. But if you’re comparing yourself to other people on Facebook, well, everyone is a superstar on Facebook. The result is you feel that your life is duller and duller, shabbier and shabbier. You seem less and less special, less and less competent, because everyone else is living this perfect life.”
  • Music (Or Any Art) Without An Audience Is… A Failure

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    “As much as we, in the solitary spaces of our practice rooms, can throw ourselves into a piece, we must remember that if the performance hall is as empty as that practice space then we have clearly not achieved connection with our audience. That is our responsibility.”
  • A Gajillion Gallons Of Water, A Piano, And A Concert

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    “The Armory’s latest installation-meets-performance piece Tears Become…Streams Become…required its staff to slowly, over the course of a 10-minute piano piece, fill the 55,000 square feet of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a standing pool of water that would mirror the hall’s gilded ceilings.”
  • The Day Justin Beiber Lost 3.5 Million Instagram Followers

    Douglas McLennan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    “In December 2014, we’re fixing an ongoing issue that incorrectly includes inactive or fake accounts in follower/following lists,” the company explained in a recent post.
 
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    MAKING A MARK

  • Art Marketing Lessons at Christmas

    Katherine Tyrrell
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is an invitation to share the lessons you've learned this year about the successes and failures you have had in marketing your art..... EITHER as a present for Christmas OR what you've learned... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Petition to UK MEPs: Stop the EU ban of cadmium in artist's paints

    Katherine Tyrrell
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today I became aware that there is  petition on 38 Degrees - "Stop the EU ban of cadmium in artist's paints." However to date it doesn't have a lot of signatures! The 38 Degrees website and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Rethink: about proposed ban on Cadmium in artists' paints - and artists' professional practices

    Katherine Tyrrell
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Back in June, I posted Will Cadmium be banned in artists' paints in Europe? about the European Chemicals Agency's (ECHA) proposal for legislation to ban artists paints containing cadmium pigments... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: Royal Institute of Oil Painters - Annual Exhibition 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:14 am
    Last week I visited the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. This can be seen at the Mall Galleries until 1pm on the 21st December - so lots of opportunities for last minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vincent Van Gogh's Notebooks

    Katherine Tyrrell
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    I'm updating websites at the moment while playing an old BBC programme about Vincent van Gogh's Notebooks on my Mini iPad which sits just in front of my iMac. Do play it - it's excellent! It's the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • The strategic now

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    In her statement for "The Forever Now," the contemporary painting show on view at MOMA through April 5, 2015, curator Laura Hoptman makes a case that the Internet enables painters to sample styles from art history, creating an “ahistorical free-for-all” in which artists are “reanimating historical styles or recreating a contemporary version of them, sampling motifs from across the timeline of 20th-century art in a single painting or across an oeuvre, or radically paring their language down to the most archetypal forms.” As a painter and an art professor, I can confirm that…
  • Artist's house for sale: Mystic, Connecticut

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    When I was a full-time faculty member at a nearby university, we bought this beautiful historic house at 9 Pearl Street in Mystic, Connecticut. The entire attic was my studio, and it was here that I began blogging at Two Coats of Paint. Now, after nearly ten years, we've decided to sell the house. If any readers are interested in relocating to a small town on the shoreline, or in buying a lovely second home two hours outside the city, or starting an artists and writers residency program, this might be a good opportunity. Priced at $495, 000 (the price of a studio apartment in New York!) it…
  • Miami, Part I: Rebecca Morgan's picks from Untitled and Art Basel

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Guest contributor Rebecca Morgan / As the definitive Juggernaut, Art Basel Miami Beach offers a lot to love and loathe. Personally, my love for art fairs far exceeds my disdain for them; without going into particulars as to how and why an artist can feel jaded about art fairs, I couldn't be happier to experience the froth first hand. I love the surprise discovery of work around a booth corner and social camaraderie, arguing (and bonding) over a particular atrocity or a blockbuster moment. Maybe it's corny, but I love watching it all go down.[Image at top: Nicole Cherubini, Baby Blue,…
  • Miami, Part II: Heather Leigh McPherson Reports on NADA

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Guest Contributor Heather Leigh McPherson / I spent twenty-six hours awake in Miami Beach. I gave Art Basel the once-over, had a long look at the NADA (New Art Dealers Alliance) Fair, attended a panel hosted by Legacy Russell at Select Art Fair, and flew through Untitled in the fifty-two minutes before the guards started circling at 7 pm. Though I swooned three or four times at Untitled, NADA was the best fair I saw: more than the others, it contained objects I wanted to discuss urgently with my neighbors. Housed in the breezy, glassy Deauville Beach Resort, it was also metabolically kinder…
  • Miami, Part III: Heather Leigh McPherson attends a Bomb discussion, Untitled

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Guest Contributor Heather Leigh McPherson / After a Saturday filled with manic art-spectating energy, I went to Untitled and attended a late afternoon panel at Select Art Fair, which presented a moment of reflection and listening. Moderated by artist, curator, and BOMB contributing editor Legacy Russell, The Artist, The Writer: A Conversation Between Creative Identities included my art-fair companion Amy Beecher as well as Bibi Deitz, Carla Gannis, and Marisa Olson. It was occasioned by the recent publication of the anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.[Image at top(from left): Beecher,…
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    Terry Miura • Studio Notes

  • Color Systems: Single-Color Structure

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Working with a single color theme naturally puts the painting in a tonalist category, I'd say almost by definition because you have to do most of your composing with shifting values. It's simpler than using a lot of colors, but the flip side of that is you cannot hide behind splashy colors. You really have to have very good value control to pull this off. The idea is not complicated. You basically pick one hue, and paint more or less monochromatically, and strategically adding a little bit of color shifts to make the painting seem less monochromatic.That's about as close to a…
  • Color Palettes: The Brown Palette

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    One of the most common questions I get asked is, "what colors do you use?" so I thought I'd talk a little bit about my colors in a series of posts.I work with a handful of different color "systems", depending on what I'm trying to do. But whatever "system" I'm using, I typically have the same set of colors on my palette - I may add one or two others as needed, and I don't always use all the colors that I squeeze out onto my palette.The basic colors are as follows–they're all Gamblin paints, unless otherwise noted;Reds:Permanent Red (Rembrandt)Alizarin PermanentTransparent Earth…
  • A Start And A Finish

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A Hint of Jasmin, 15 x 30 inches, oil on linenAnother recent favorite, A Hint of Jasmine (Click on image to enlarge) went through a lot of changes as well. The most obvious change is the color of the dress; it started out as a red dress, just like in the painting in the last post.Somewhere along the way, the dress turned white. It's not because I wanted to express the idea of purity, or some other notion about this particular subject. The decision was a visual one. You see, I was having difficulty integrating that stark red into the rest of the painting. It seemed too isolated. By making…
  • Lost Edges

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Second Thoughts, 18 x 18 inches, oil on linenThis is one of my favorite paintings I've done recently. It took forever, too–though it may not look like it.The background changed over a dozen times. I tried a very dark background, and a very light background, and a bunch of in-between values, and I flip-flopped a lot.The figure itself (except the head) came together pretty quickly, mainly because I stayed within a "normal" color scheme. That is to say, the local colors of skin and dress are more or less what it was, and I did not emphasize the color of the light source nor use a subjective…
  • Sketching People

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
     Last weekend I tagged along with a geology class from CSU Sacramento on a field trip to the South Fork of the Yuba River. It was a really great location with lots of interesting rock formations and swimming holes. Actually it was my son (still a high school student)  and a few of his Science Olympiad teammates who were invited to tag along with the college kids, and I was just the driver. But I had been wanting to check out the Yuba River to scout out painting locations, so this was a great opportunity. Basically, while the class looked at boulders I sat around and…
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Blogging As Inspiration

    Martha Marshall
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Haiku 107 – Acrylic on Cradled Panel, 8x8x2″ Do you love reading blogs for inspiration as much as I do? Well, I’m coming to the conclusion that the very act of blogging provides inspiration for my own work. At least it provides incentive. If I know that you are interested in reading about what I’ve been doing in the studio, then I feel more motivated to actually do something in the studio. It’s been too easy just to put the art on the back burner while I occupy myself with other things (like the holidays for one!) But if I have a regular blogging schedule, it…
  • A Much-Needed Art Break

    Martha Marshall
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Slow Dance – Collage, 6×8 inches I’ve missed all of you. I hope you are staying creative (and staying warm if you live anywhere that’s been affected by this frigid weather.) I know my Florida friends are gloating just a little right now, am I right? I came across something today on facebook that I absolutely had to share with my readers. It comes from Richard Diebenkorn’s writings, shared by artist Audrey Phillips. It spoke to me deeply, and rings true for me as an artist. The original source of the graphic was a blog that you also might enjoy, Brain Pickings,…
  • New From the Studio

    Martha Marshall
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Production in the studio has not stopped, even with distractions all around me. When one “retires” to do her art, aren’t things supposed to slow down just a bit? Though I would love to just be a studio hermit and do my art all day, I feel a need to engage with real people out in the world. For a long time after we moved from Florida to Alabama, I indulged my inertia and just stayed home and did art day after day, week after week, with breaks for gardening, and breadmaking, and playing with my dogs. And, well, there is the old one — 16 now — who requires a lot of…
  • Thoughts on Creativity

    Martha Marshall
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Bon Voyage 4 – collage, 8×8″ on 11×11″ backing This morning a friend posted this wonderful quote about creativity on his facebook page: To Fit Together Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is to fit together and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating—whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day. Corita Kent Source: Learning by Heart And then I realized this is from a book that I have never read. Are…
  • Studio Update and Vacation News

    Martha Marshall
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    First, the vacation part. Our youngest son and his family will be arriving tonight for a week. These are our littlest grandchildren, ages 5 and 2. I’m excited about spending time with them, and know it will be non-stop fun. I’m sure there will be some art activity when it’s too hot outside to do anything else, and we will share, I promise. In future posts I will be showing each of the individual paintings that were recently completed and sent to the gallery in Tampa. They were shown previously in groupings, but I have good photographs of each one. I like to keep good photo…
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    Kirsty Hall

  • Rebooting from empty

    Kirsty
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    Today I’ve been reading a long interview with Johnna Flannagan from The Pale Rook, who makes beautiful, wistful dolls from antique fabric. I particularly liked what she had to say about creative blocks: “I used to get crippling creative block, which, in my experience is usually the result of two things – focusing too much on what other people are doing and achieving, or worrying too much about other peoples expectations of you. I find that creative block has little to do with a lack of ideas and more to do with too much noise and clutter in your head.” Johanna Flannagan…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part three)

    Kirsty
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Eh bien, le Tour de France a été et disparu. We’ve waved and cheered the riders as they sped past and now it’s time to bid farewell to the colourful windows as Hebden gradually returns to what passes for normal around here. So here is the final part of my Tour De France essay.   There’s been such a surfeit of yellow in the town that it comes as a bit of a relief to see shops using different colours. I liked the stark graphic nature of this wallpaper on display in decorating shop, Colour Yorkshire. Colour Yorkshire Tour Window, Hebden Bridge, July 2014 by Kirsty Hall…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part two)

    Kirsty
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Only one day to go before the Tour comes whizzing through Hebden Bridge and excitement is rising. According to Twitter, the Co-Op has run out of food already. There is bunting everywhere, including on our street, and Le Grand D’Party! is taking place in the town centre this afternoon. So in surprisingly timely fashion, here is the second part of my documentary photo essay on the local decorations… Many of the shopkeepers have made windows that are in keeping with the ethos of their shop. Cabbages and Cushions, a decorating shop, have found some charming bicycle wallpaper and added an…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part one)

    Kirsty
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    OK yes, I do know that the Tour De France is going to other places apart from Hebden Bridge but we shall not speak of it. You see, I have no interest in the actual cycling part but I have been hugely enjoying all the creative responses to the Tour in the shop windows of Hebden. The town is buzzing with bicycles and the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival at the moment and I have been documenting both as a way of gently easing myself back into blogging after far too long an absence. So I hope you enjoy this photo essay from my funny little town. Simplicity can be hugely effective. Paper yellow jerseys…
  • Scars And Oysters

    Kirsty
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:10 am
    I have a scar on my left knee. It has been there for more than 30 years. I was about 7 when I fell hard onto a Yorkshire pavement and grit worked its way deep into the graze. I raised such merry hell about having it cleaned, that my mother missed some of the dirt. There is nothing left on the surface now, just a faint black line drawn deep into my flesh but I carry a piece of Yorkshire within me. Perhaps that’s why I chose to return here, like a fish heading home. The need to make art is like this. A scar that heals but remains visible. The grit in the oyster. Artists talk of ideas that…
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    Art Print Issues

  • How to Cure Your Art Career When It Needs a Kick in the Ass

    Barney Davey
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Are You Repeating the Same Marketing Efforts and Getting the Same Results? I regularly see artists, even established artists, making rookie-marketing mistakes. You can hardly blame them. Many are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Copyright for Artists Facts You Need to Know

    Robert Nicholson
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    The concept of copyright for artists is important for you to understand. You need to know the basics of copyright law, both to protect your work, and to respect the rights of others. 1. Your Work Is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Giving Thanks

    Barney Davey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    I am giving thanks to you for reading this blog! For most readers of this blog, finding reasons to pause for a day to enjoy a day set aside for being thankful is easy. For many years now, I have used... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Art Career Production Problems

    Barney Davey
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Production problems can kill your art career. You already know continually making great art that gets the attention of your prospective buyers is not easy. This is especially true when you are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell Your Art Using Buyer Social Styles

    Barney Davey
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    There are four basic buyer social styles. You can learn to improve your art sales and your people skills. Learning how to sell your art is a necessary and mostly an acquired skill for artists who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Charlotte Mann

    Charley Parker
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:25 pm
    I would venture a guess that most artists, at some point in their childhood, drew on walls in their house. (For my own experience, see my post about Crockett Johnson’s Harold and the Purple Crayon.) Charlotte Mann is a British artist who draws on walls as an adult — and gets paid for it! Mann specializes in wall drawings and drawn room installations, created with bold black markers on a white ground. The delightful effect is essentially one of being inside a large pen and ink drawing. Her website has examples of her walls, as well as prints. [Via Escape Into Life]
  • Eye Candy for Today: Caravaggio’s basket of fruit

    Charley Parker
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Basket of Fruit, Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) Image on Wikimedia Commons, with an article about the painting on Wikipedia. The original is in the Biblioteca Pinacoteca Academia Ambrosiana, Milan (not much in the way of info or images). This striking still life by the 16th century Italian master is in contention for being the first “pure” still iife, in the sense of the subject having been painted for its own sake, rather than as religious allegory. Whether that’s the case or not, it’s a striking example of still life, stunning to this day, with its…
  • Adrienne Stein

    Charley Parker
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    Adrienne Stein is a painter living outside of Lancaster PA, whose recent works are primarily figurative, though you will also find still life and landscape in her website galleries. Many of her figures and portraits incorporate floral, still life or other elements, arranged decoratively, but rendered with an eye to traditional realism. Some of her models have a touch of modern gothic style (in the fashion sense, Stein’s work has more of a 19th century sensibility). Her figurative paintings often suggest a narrative undercurrent. I particularly enjoy her compositions that explore soft…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Hubert Robert architectural fantasy

    Charley Parker
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    The Bathing Pool, Hubert Robert In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Another bit of 18th century idealized landscape and architectural fantasy from Hubert Robert. Ready to trade in your gym membership?
  • Frank Duveneck

    Charley Parker
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:39 pm
    While other late 19th century American painters were flocking to Paris for their training, returning with the influences of the Impressionists burning bright on their palettes, Kentucky-born Frank Duveneck, the son of a German Immigrant, studied at the Royal Academy of Munich, where he learned and equally new and painterly, but darker toned style of realism. Many of his portraits were focused on bravura brushwork, with their backgrounds left rough and unfinished. Duveneck’s work eventually attracted the attention of both patrons and prospective students, and he returned to Europe and…
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    Culturepush

  • Spotted! Dione Lee

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Dione Lee is recent graduate from the visual arts faculty of the School of the Arts Singapore. She is interested in the recurring intimate conversations in your living room, the everyday repetitions of overused timetables, and the songs that get stuck in your head, over-played, and thrown out. “My works revolve around a sensitivity toward both the modern “nomenclature” of repetition and my own personal everyday routines, which perhaps ultimately progress toward a sense of closure in my exploration of what it means to live each day in our contemporary world.” Dione also has a…
  • Chewy Toons and the Adventures of Santa Coo

    Michele Adriaens
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Previously known as Chewy Chewy World, Chewy Toons is a collab between Simple Reels and SmallGuyDoodle and follows the adventures of Santa Coo and Coobot as they explore the vast universe … Enjoy!
  • #nicoshootsthewild by Nico Tan

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Nico Tan is a BFA in Visual Communication graduate who believes that visual communication goes beyond aesthetics, and good designs are well-crafted experiences. Apart from design, she enjoys basking in the beauty of nature. ‘nicoshootsthewild’ is a project documenting Nico’s wildlife encounters as she journeys around Singapore.  “In the hustle and bustle of city life, we often forget that we share our urban jungle with creatures of the wild. We allow the fuss of daily life stop us from experiencing nature’s modest charm. Each encounter is a moment in between life’s routine,…
  • The Golden Ticket by Indigold & Of Trying Times

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Pixie from Of Trying Times and Indigold‘s Lisa Lee met at The Local People night market in Chinatown where they decided to collab on a 4-dimensional Christmas jewel candle gift bundle. Lisa: “Inspired by the concept of the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, imagine opening up a gift to find your own golden ticket. The Golden Amber scented candle is adorned with a beautifully hand-marbled resin necklace designed by Pixie. To retrieve your necklace, you have to light the candle which slowly melts away to a gold sachet. Peel off the layers of foil and…
  • Caracal drops second album!

    Culturepush
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. (from the press release) Earlier this month, post-hardcore/alternative rock band Caracal released the music video of the lead single and title track off its new studio LP ‘Welcome The Ironists’. The single is a blistering opener that showcases the band’s trademark riotous guitars and powerful vocals over hard-hitting drums. The title track is also the first of 10 songs that unfold over a well-paced mix of fast, aggressive numbers and stomping slow-burners, telling a gritty story of hard lessons and tempered hope. With this second full-length…
 
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Explore Plant Science at Home, No Lab Required

    ArtPlantae
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Science with Plants is a collection of hands-on activities about the structure and function of plants. The interdisciplinary activities in this book were created for children ages 8-12 and are a nice blend of art, math, ecology, gardening and of course, botany. You won’t need fancy supplies to complete these activities. Most of the items […]
  • Nature Studies in Watercolor at Dandelion Cottage

    ArtPlantae
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    Leslie Watkins www.lesliewatkins.com Leslie Watkins is a well known botanical illustrator and landscape painter, with 30 years of practice and teaching. A very popular instructor, she is also the founding director of the NWCT Berkshire Plein Air Painters. Nature Studies in Watercolor Wednesdays, March 4-25, 2015 10 am – 12 pm Learn techniques of traditional […]
  • The Illustrated Garden Publishes Hand-drawn Calendar

    ArtPlantae
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Never lose sight of nature in 2015 with The Illustrated Garden’s new calendar! This new calendar features hand-drawn illustrations, hand-lettered text and pages of garden lore, birds and bugs. It also includes all full moon dates for 2015, Solstice and Equinox dates, major holidays (plus some not-so-major, but very interesting holidays). This new calendar was […]
  • Learn Botanical Art at Historic Hortus Botanicus Leiden

    ArtPlantae
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Experience the history of botanical art at the Hortus Botanicus Leiden and help celebrate its 425th birthday! Founded by the University of Leiden in 1590, many famous scientists have links to this garden. For example, botanist Carolus Clusius (1526-1609) who introduced the tulip to the Netherlands, botanist Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) and Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Albert […]
  • ‘Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps’ Coming to UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

    ArtPlantae
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Opens Next Week! The viewing of Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley will be the only West Coast showing of this traveling exhibition by the American Society of Botanical Artists. The Garden has planned special programs related to the exhibition. Information about these programs and other learning opportunities in […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay

    RobinM
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay Sonia Delaunay Prismes electriques 1914 Centre Pompidou Collection, Mnam / Cci, Paris © Pracusa 2013057 The EY Exhibition Sonia Delaunay 15 April – 9 August 2015 Open daily from 10.00 – 18.00 and until 22.00 on Friday and Saturday For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde, whose vivid and colourful work spanned painting, fashion and design. From15 April 2015, Tate Modern will present the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her…
  • National Portrait Gallery announces major Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition, 65 years after her important performance there

    RobinM
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    National Portrait Gallery announces major Audrey Hepburn photography exhibition, 65 years after her important performance there Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton, 1954Copyright: The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sothebys Tuesday 2 December 2014 The fascinating life and career of celebrated film star, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, will be explored in a new photography exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery in July 2015, it was announced today (Tuesday 2 December 2014). Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of Hepburn’s little known career-changing performance at…
  • Turner Prize 2014 winner announcement

    RobinM
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Turner Prize 2014 winner announcement Turner Prize 2014 winner announcement Duncan Campbell It for Others 2013 © Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and Rodeo Gallery Duncan Campbell wins the Turner Prize 2014 The Turner Prize 2014 has been awarded to Duncan Campbell, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening during a live broadcast on Channel 4. The £25,000 prize was presented by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. This year is the 30th Turner Prize, founded in 1984 to promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. This year’s prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to…
  • Conflict, Time, Photography

    RobinM
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Conflict, Time, Photography Shomei Tomatsu Steel Helmet with Skull Bone Fused by Atomic Bomb, Nagasaki 1963 © Shomei Tomatsu – interface. Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo Conflict, Time, Photography 26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015 Open daily from 10.00–18.00 and until 22.00 on Friday and Saturday For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate Conflict, Time, Photography brings together photographers who have looked back at moments of conflict, from the seconds after a bomb is detonated to 100 years after a war has ended. Staged to coincide with…
  • Sculpture Victorious

    RobinM
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Sculpture Victorious Thomas Longmore and John Hénk Elephant 1889 Lead and tin glazed earthenware (majolica) © Thomas Goode & Co. Ltd., London 25 February – 25 May 2015 (Press view 23 February 2015) Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate #SculptureVictorious Sculpture Victorious will be the first major exhibition devoted to the innovative and compelling sculpture produced during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). It will show how sculpture featured in all aspects of Victorian…
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    Art Threat

  • Activist pasts, austere presents, queered futures: An interview with Emily Davidson

    Max Haiven
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    “Imagine a new relationship to every aspect of everything.” “Capitalism has fallen; Art must be redefined.” “You get to pick your gender when you come of age, but feel free to change your mind.” “Living together is still hard; Art makes it better.” These missives from the Inner City Artists’ Commune arrive to us from a post-capitalist future, as envisioned by Halifax-based artist and community organizer Emily Davidson as part of her contribution to the Activist Ink exhibition in early 2013 at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.
  • Ethnography 101: La cour de Babel and La marche à suivre

    Kristi Kouchakji
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The only thing I hate more than bad puns is bad ethnography, and La cour de Babel walks a fine line on that. Following an integration class for new immigrants at a Parisian high school, the entire film is shot from the teacher’s perspective. While this is not apparent at first, since the camera angle is set to film the students dead-on, it becomes obvious in the film’s last act, when the film shifts from a series of fairly intimate portraits of the students to being about the teacher’s relationship to the group and all she has done for them. The film’s emotional climax, too, is almost…
  • What does the word Polytechnique mean to you?

    Kristi Kouchakji
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Anorak, written and performed by Adam Kelly Morton, goes beyond the pat answers and media sensationalism around the Polytechnique massacre and examines what made Marc Lépine a killer. Exceptionally well-researched, Morton’s text looks critically at the myriad factors that anti-feminists have attempted to derail the public discourse with, from an abusive childhood right through to violence in films and the media. Each of these episodes ends with Lépine blaming various women for his misfortune, indicating that none of the issues raised, however valid they may be, preclude misogyny as…
  • The Look of Silence: breathtaking in every sense

    Kristi Kouchakji
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new film, is a sublime work that should more than satisfy the critics of its companion piece, The Act of Killing. Aiming to expose the ongoing impunity with which the perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965 genocide are treated, the biggest objections to The Act of Killing were that the film focused only on the killers, leaving out almost any treatment of victims or survivors, and that by allowing the killers to lavishly re-enact their deeds as though they were filming conventional narrative films, it glorified the killers’ actions. The Look…
  • Just For Laughs: Gregg Proops & Paul F. Tompkins

    Kristi Kouchakji
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Greg Proops: “These are the bad old days.” The word on the street is that this Whose Line Is It Anyway? veteran has a remarkably intelligent and perceptive take on Quebec politics, and that he’d done nearly a half hour on that during his first show at Wiggle Room this year. Surprisingly, none of that came up the second night of his run and some who had been there both nights say that Proops did an entirely different set the second…
 
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  • Paul Klee: 1879-1940

    Wendy Campbell
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on December 18, 1879, in Münchenbuchsee, Paul Klee was a German-Swiss painter, draftsman, printmaker, teacher and writer. He is regarded as a major theoretician among modern artists,  a master of humour and mystery, and a major contributor to 20th century art. Klee was born into a family of musicians and his childhood love of music would remain very important in his life and work. From 1898 to 1901 he studied in Munich under Heinrich Knirr, and then at the Kunstakademie under Franz von Stuck.  In 1901 Klee traveled to Italy with the sculptor Hermann Haller and then settled in Bern in…
  • Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944

    Wendy Campbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on December 16, 1866 in Moscow Russia, Wassily Kandinsky was a painter, printmaker, stage designer, art theorist, and a central artist in the development of 20th century abstract art. Kandinsky studied economics, ethnography and law in Moscow from 1886 – 1893 and wrote a dissertation on the legality of labourer’s wages. In 1896, Kandinsky decided to become an artist and traveled to Munich, Germany  where he studied at the art school of Anton Ažbe. In 1900 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Franz von Stuck. In Munich, the early 1900’s was a centre for…
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser: 1928-2000

    Wendy Campbell
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born Friedrich Stowasser on December 15, 1928 in Vienna, Austria, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of the best known Austrian painters and architects of the 20th century. Hundertwasser studied briefly at the Montessori school in Vienna and in 1948 he studied 19th century watercolour landscapes at the Fine Art Academy. He was influenced by the art of the Vienna Seccesion, the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt. In 1949 Hundertwasser traveled to Italy and met the French artist René Brô, with whom he later painted murals in Paris. During this time his work became…
  • William Blake: 1757-1827

    Wendy Campbell
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on November 28, 1757, William Blake is ranked among the greatest English poets and one of the most original visual artists of the Romantic era. The son of a working-class family, Blake studied art as a boy at the drawing academy of Henry Pars.  In 1772, he began an apprenticeship with the commercial engraver James Basire and 1779 entered the Royal Academy Schools as an engraver. Blake married Catherine Boucher in 1782 who later became his studio assistant.  The couple had no children. In 1784 Blake set up his own print shop and made his living for much of his life as a reproductive…
  • Auguste Rodin: 1840-1917

    Wendy Campbell
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on November 12, 1840, in Mouffetard – a working-class district of Paris, France, Auguste Rodin is considered to be one of the  most important sculptors of modern times.   He began drawing at the age of 10 and at 14, attended the Petite Ecole – a special school for drawing and mathematics.  Rodin was a promising student but failed three times to gain admission to the Ecole des Beaux Arts. From 1858 and for the next two decades, Rodin worked for several masons, and ornamentalists, who supplied decorative objects and embellishments for buildings. The death of Rodin’s…
 
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  • Hip Hop Santa

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    He's here, he's got presents, ... must be Christmas time! Yay!
  • Santa and the Mouse!

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Ho, ho, ho... this here be a new Santa Claus drawing for this year!More to come! Stay tuned for the color Santa painting.
  • 13 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am

    13 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    Sorry I haven't been posting much the last few months. New job doing a lot of concept art work that I can't show to anyone, having a book that I'm working on for a publisher after work and also having log in problems with my blog. I plan on posting more from now on.This is a recent ink drawing before I started in on doing more Christmas art... which I will be posting soon. Glad to be back.
  • Illustrator show Saturday Nov 22nd!!!

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    You are cordially invited to this Exhibit of excellent art from the illustrators in western Washington's SCBWI at the Washington State History Musseum in Tacoma! It starts at 11am and goes till 2pm.An extra bonus is that you can see the other excellent exhibit "Time Intrusionator" on the 3rd floor while you are there. It features art by myself and several other SCBWI illustrators.Hope to see you there!!!
  • 20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    A recent ink drawing... "Da Plane"A little left over from the Halloween fun.
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  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    Police killings spark a resurgence in political art The recent deaths of the  two unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner, has prompted a response from a number of  artists across America. Some of the works created in the aftermath of the mens death are already beings exhibited in prestigious galleries across the country. To read the full details of this story click here.   Hannah Rothschild named as first woman chair of London’s National Gallery Writer and filmmaker Hannah Rothschild has been appointed as the first woman chair in the National Galleries history. She has…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Uzbek Museum Sold Artworks and Replaced them with Copies Three employees from Uzbekistan’s top museum have been jailed for selling original paintings by artists such as Alexander Nikolayev and replacing them with copies. The paintings were sold unidentified clients for as little as $100. To read the full story click here.   Guggenheim Bilbao acquires two works by Yoko Ono Yoko Ono has donated a series of paintings and an installation work to the Guggenheim Bilbao. The series of paintings were completed during a previous performance by Yoko at the Guggenheim. To read the full story…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Fire Sweeps Through the Galerie Canesso A fire broke out at  the Parisian Galerie Canesso due to an electrical fault. The unfortunate incident took place on Sunday, 7 December. No paintings were damaged although there has been extensive damage to the walls of the building. To read the full story click here.   Jane Freilicher, the Great Representational Artist, dies aged 90 The painter Jane Freilicher, famous for her still lifes and landscapes, died in New York  on Tuesday, 9 December. Her death was confirmed by Tibor de Nagy, the New York gallery who represented her for many years. To…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    ArtCenter South Florida to Invest in New Residency Programme ArtCentre South Florida have announced their plans to create one of “the top ten artist residency programmes in the world”. Maria del Valle, executive director, says a total of $88m will be invested in both a new building and the residency programme. To read the full story click here.   Take a Guided Tour of the Art Fair International art fairs have taken the step of introducing guided tours for visitors, owing to the large amount of art on display. Art Basel in Miami Beach offer guided tours in five different…
  • Our Last Reception of 2014

    Elizabeth Duker-Gold
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Thursday, December 4th saw Agora Gallery’s final opening reception of the 2014 season. Looking back, we’ve had a great number of noteworthy exhibitions, from solos to collectives, 2-D and 3-D art, holograms, fingerprint painting, and more. It’s been a truly great year for the artists who have graced our walls with their remarkable work, and we at Agora Gallery are thrilled that we were able to help each artist reach a new audience in New York City. Spanning our first and second floors, the exhibitions  Labyrinth of Color and Reconstructing Reality offered an exemplary…
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  • News: Chicago Urban Art Society Moves to New Location in McKinley Park

    Assistant Art Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    At the start of December, Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) completed its move from its location in the East Pilsen neighborhood to 3636 South Iron in McKinley Park. The move is seen as a homecoming for the exhibition gallery and creative-use space: executive director Lauren M. Pacheco and gallery co-founder and director Peter Kepha are […]
  • Review: Lucy McKenzie/Art Institute of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Lucy McKenzie’s largest American exhibition to date unravels like a postmodern mystery novel. The show begins outside of the gallery, where the artist has taken advantage of the floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the Griffin Courtyard of the Modern Wing to construct a window display befitting State Street’s finest stores. A female mannequin in a […]
  • Review: Allison Smith/Arts Club of Chicago

    Assistant Art Editor
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Smith is known for lovingly handcrafting Americana—costumes, furniture and artifacts—with which to interrogate the spectacle of historical recreation. In this she is indeed like a theatrical “set dresser,” someone who designs and arranges props. Many of these recent works are photographs of objects of material culture from American living-history sites. Printed on fabric, the […]
  • Eye Exam: Races, Places and Art’s Useful Violence

    Assistant Art Editor
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Matt Morris I had been trying to muster the holiday cheer to write a whimsical column about winter window displays when I read the news that the St. Louis County grand jury tasked with the decision to indict police officer Darren Wilson who shot eighteen-year-old Michael Brown to death in August chose not to […]
  • News: Chicago Artists Coalition Receives its First National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Work Grant

    Assistant Art Editor
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jane Chu announced last week that Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) was one of 919 nonprofit associations (out of 1,474 applicants) nationally to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Says CAC executive director Caroline Older in Newcity’s follow-up interview, “The grant helps the CAC ensure that the Midwest […]
 
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  • I hope no agents read this post…

    Tara Reed
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I just got my copy of Darren Hardy’s new book – both print and audio – The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster.  As I sat painting a new collection for my trip to Atlanta next month, I attached the external disk drive (Oh Apple!  WHY did you get rid of disk drives??) and listened while I worked. I’m sure I will listen to this content and read the book several times over.  I’m only through the first few chapters but there is GOLD in this content! One thing that stuck out was a discussion about a genie in a lantern.  Darren Hardy suggests that you have found a lazy…
  • Thriving Artist Summit with Bonnie Glendinning begins January 5, 2015

    Tara Reed
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last December, my friend Bonnie Glendinning interviewed me at The Thriving Artist Summit. It was a great experience for me and so many artists around the world. And, The Thriving Artist Summit will be back January 2015. This online conference is featuring a fantastic lineup of 20+ speakers and is a not-to-be-missed free event. Though I am not a speaker this year, I do have a special deal for you in the Summit Swag Bag. But, you have to join us to get it! Whether you’re trying to figure out how to get started, or need some inspiration to stay motivated, this is definitely the place…
  • Art Licensing Trade Show Academy – limited space available

    Tara Reed
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    After many conversations with artists who have taken my Art Licensing Academy and others, I have decided to offer an Art Licensing Trade Show Academy. The Art Licensing Trade Show Academy is a 4 month,  Small Group Coaching Program for artists who will be exhibiting at an art licensing show in 2015.   There will be a limit of 12 participants in the group to maximize the value for those who step up. The Trade Show Academy will allow artists access to information, support and accountability at the fraction of the cost of private coaching.  Artists need to apply for the program –…
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

    Tara Reed
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drum roll please… (if you haven’t seen 15 posts about this already of course) – Pantone’s color of the year is Marsala!   As usual, it is being met with mixed reviews.  Some love it, some hate it.  Some think it’s old fashioned, others think it’s drab.  However, the color of the year always shows up in fashion, gift & home decor… The question is:  Will you use the color of the year or skip it?  And how will you decide? Artists are always looking for the hot new trend – whether it’s a theme, style or color.  Will it be the…
  • Professional Artist Magazine

    Tara Reed
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am beyond honored to be included in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.  The magazine has a lot of great advice for artists of all kinds – from revamping your artist statement to acing your next art show… Writing a strategic plan, how to hire an art coach and more. My article about art licensing includes contributions from Paul Brent, Jennifer Pugh, Jane Shasky, Stephanie Burgess and Alicia Dauber of Licensing Liaison.  If people look at you and scratch their heads not understanding what it is you do or are trying to do – you can hand…
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  • 30000fps, Untitled, 2013 ______ See more...

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    30000fps, Untitled, 2013 ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more work by 30000fps on iheartmyart.More gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Armelle Blary, Daphné, 2005, 130 x 80 x...

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Armelle Blary, Daphné, 2005, 130 x 80 x 60 cm (via darksilenceinsuburbia) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more work by Armelle Blary on iheartmyart.See more sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Map Art Studio, Brainstorming new projects….., 2014 Website |...

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Map Art Studio, Brainstorming new projects….., 2014 Website | DeviantArt | Tumblr ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more work by Map Art Studio on iheartmyart.More drawing on iheartmyart.
  • Saki Murakami Cat Eyes, 2014 Scream Queen, 2014 Party Night,...

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Saki Murakami Cat Eyes, 2014 Scream Queen, 2014 Party Night, 2014, images posted with permission of the artist. Website | Tumblr | Behance ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more work by Saki Murakami on iheartmyart.More drawing on iheartmyart.
  • Unicorn Paris, Renaissance Full HD,...

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Unicorn Paris, Renaissance Full HD, 2014 Website | Tumblr | Behance | Facebook ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more work by Unicorn Paris on iheartmyart.More short film on iheartmyart.
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  • Studio Voltaire / Pop-Up Store!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Studio Voltaire opens its biennial pop-up store, House of Voltaire, with fantastic selections of unique artworks and limited editions in all price ranges. Offering prints, accessories, homeware, stickers, clothing and more, it’s a perfect place to hunt for an original Christmas present. See below some of our favourite picks. On till 20 December in Mayfair.  Jeremy Deller: I Blame The Internet / God Bless David Bowie / Untitled Jordan Wolfson: Bumper Stickers Ryan McGinley: Marmoset Thomas Bayrle: Fats Domino David Shrigley: Strive for Excellence Liam Gillick: Libra Solidus…
  • Keep Kemistry Alive – 3 days left!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Sad to hear that Kemistry Gallery will soon be closing their Charlotte Rd venue due to the ever-increasing rents in Shoreditch. We love their graphic design-focused program and hope that their plan to reopen at another East London location will be successful! To make it happen, we invite our readers to support their Kickstarter campaign. There are just 3 days left, so please pledge now & spread the news! #SaveKemistryGallery Kemistry Gallery was founded in 2004 by Graham McCallum and Richard Churchill. Since then it has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge…
  • New release by MER. Paper Kunsthalle: GNI_RI_2014 Nick Ervinck

    Happy Famous Artists
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nick Ervinck’s GNI_RI_2014 monograph, published by MER. is a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read. Designed by Studio Luc Derycke in collaboration with the artist, its layout quickly draws you into a fascinating story about the architecture, sculpture and video dimensions in Ervinck’s work. Once you start reading, it offers a compelling narrative about how the artist looks at the world, its past and future. Nick Ervinck is best known for his complex yellow forms in which he pushes the limits of the sculptural practice. These works come with enigmatic names such…
  • Best of Frieze London 2014

    Happy Famous Artists
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    This years’ Frieze had less shiny objects and boastful set-ups. And while much had been written about the importance of art fairs as global sales platforms, it looks like the power galleries have outgrown this trend. This was best illustrated by Gagosian and Hauser & Wirth who – instead of ostentatiously flashing their bestsellers – chose to create more inviting and interactive experience on their stands. Our top 10 picks were: Best playground The very first thing to hit your eye when entering this year’s Frieze was Gagosian’s playful display. A solo…
  • Must–see shows in London | September 2014

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Joan Fontcuberta’s Stranger than Fiction @ Science Museum will make you wonder, laugh and sharpen your senses. Do not miss this amazing, refreshing and absurd show. We mean it! Other great September exhibitions include Disobedient Objects @ V&A, Gilbert & George @ White Cube Bermondsey, Paul McCarthy and Pierre Huyghe opening tonight @ Hauser & Wirth and Kazimir Malevich @ Tate Modern. > Stranger than Fiction @ Media Space/Science Museum |till 9 Nov 2014 Who would have guessed that in today’s globalised and information-loaded world many marvels of nature…
 
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  • The Cool Hunter Launches CJ Hendry Debut Solo Exhibition in Sydney

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We first discovered CJ Hendry hyper-realistic drawings at the end of last year and were stunned immediately.   In early April this year we launched the Art Hunter in Sydney in conjunction with Jaguar and introduced CJ Hendry’s work as one of the featured elements of the occasion. Her reputation took off like a rocket and her work is selling out at record time.   For those who have just discovered The Cool Hunter or CJ Hendry, here’s some of the background story. Her rise is extraordinary in the art world as it has all happened in just six short months. It is a testament…
  • Current Obsessions

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Staircase in Hotel de Seze in Paris Sales Pavilion in Ningbo, China by the One House. Mirrored Cafe in Gifu, Japan by Band Design Grotto Private Sauna in Toronto, Canada Château de la Resle is a hotel is located in Montigny-la-Resle, France   Hotel Villa in Honegg in Switzerland Pocket Watches    
  • Hunter Boots Flagship Store - London

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hunter Boots is making waves again. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based historic icon has opened its first-ever flagship store at 83 Regent Street in London with a celebration featuring a troupe of Singing-In-The-Rain dancers arriving in a red double-decker wearing head-to-toe Hunter Original collection.   The store design is a funky combo of urban shopping heaven and agricultural themes that echo farm life and barns – all thought up by the design team at Checkland Kindleysides.   Established in 1856 and known for its dutiful supply of millions of trench booth for the British troops…
  • One Hot Yoga & Pilates Studio - South Yarra, Melbourne

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the past two years, architect Robert Mills (Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers) and his yoga-enthusiast spouse, Lucinda Mills, have created a sophisticated yoga and Pilates emporium in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighbourhood. The business, One Hot Yoga, is divided into four studios that occupy space at three addresses. Studio 1 (One Hot Yoga) is at 36 River Street, Studio 2 (One Hot Yoga and Mat Pilates) is at 46 River Street, and right next door at 48 River Street is the newest addition, Studios 3 and 4 (One Hot Pilates). In total, the studios take up nearly 800 square…
  • Cj Hendry - New Playing Card Series

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Those of you who are regular TCH readers know of CJ Hendry already. She is the extraordinary pen-and-ink artist whose work we fell in love with and then introduced to the public, first through Instagram and then at our Art Hunter temporary art experience in Sydney that we hosted with Jaguar.   The success of her work has been absolutely phenomenal, and for a good reason. Nothing compares to the mesmerising result of her painstaking work. Each image appears to be an enlargement of a black-and-white photograph, except that it isn’t. It is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of art.
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  • Moments of Surprise

    Daniel Edlen
    29 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    This is the display including that Hendrix. It was installed at the Chandler Fashion Center the day before Thanksgiving. What timing! It'll be up indefinitely too, so we'll see what kind of attention and business it brings.It came about because of the fellow who had me do http://vinylart.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-stones-project.html?m=0 awhile back. He saw my exhibit years ago in a restaurant in Pacific Palisades, CA where I grew up. He then referred a couple other people who work with him and then had me paint the Stones. He works for Macerich, the company that manages a lot of…
  • Foreshadowing

    Daniel Edlen
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Foreshadowing is a term usually used literarily. However it's kind of perfect for my work too. The black of the vinyl is all foreshadowing in a sense, creating the depth out of which I bring the faces. It feels more like I'm sculpting the face with the white acrylic, not painting it. For whatever reason, this idea, this technique, this process makes sense to my brain, creating these reverse newspaper photographs.This Jimi Hendrix is a piece that's particularly exciting because of where it will be displayed soon. I can't say yet because of where but I'm hoping it'll be big.More #foreshadowing.
  • Robert Plant

    Daniel Edlen
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    You have to ask these questions: who pays the piper, and what is valuable in this life? - Robert Plant
  • John Lennon

    Daniel Edlen
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. - John Lennon
  • Slash

    Daniel Edlen
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Being a rockstar is the intersection of who you are and who you want to be. - Slash
 
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  • A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

    Nandini Moitra
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
  • ‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

    Nandini Moitra
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
  • Artist Residencies at Bachhawat Estate during the month of November

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft. The Bachhawat Foundation would be hosting two art residencies in the month of November. The Bachhawat Foundation along with Gallery…
  • Veteran Indian Artist Ramkumar to celebrate his 90th birthday

    Nandini Moitra
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Abandoning his stringent-abstractionist persona, Ramkumar declares himself as an amorist of the landscape. The true object of his art is not to render the landscape, but to love it: the true subject of his art is the landscape as Beloved.’- Ranjit Hoskote Ramkumar, one of the most prolific names in Indian contemporary art, born in 1924, would be celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, 23rd October. Ramkumar, could be regarded as one of the first-generation of post-independence artists. His contemporaries included the likes of M.F Husain, F.N souza, SH Raza and Akbar Padamsee.  He began…
  • Recollections from 2013 at Aakriti Art Gallery -Prasanta Daw

    Nandini Moitra
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
                    Over the past few years, the commercial art market in India was deeply affected by the global recession.  Inspite of the dismal state of the Indian Art maket, Aakriti Art Gallery continued to thrive and established itself as one of the important galleries in the country.             Over the past one year Aakriti has done commendable activities. One of their many endeavours is to keep the spirit of Modern Indian Art alive. Founded by Abanindranath Tagore, Bengal School is considered a significant movement in Indian art. Bengal. Unfortunately the…
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  • Professional Artist Magazine

    Tara Reed
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I am beyond honored to be included in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.  The magazine has a lot of great advice for artists of all kinds – from revamping your artist statement to acing your next art show… Writing a strategic plan, how to hire an art coach and more. My article about art licensing includes contributions from Paul Brent, Jennifer Pugh, Jane Shasky, Stephanie Burgess and Alicia Dauber of Licensing Liaison.  If people look at you and scratch their heads not understanding what it is you do or are trying to do – you can hand…
  • Shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

    Tara Reed
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

    Tara Reed
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Once or twice a year, I take the trek across the country from Oregon to Atlanta for the Gift Show in Atlanta.  The biggest show of the year is in January, and the next best thing is July. (Not a lot “next best” about the hot and humid weather in my opinion… but I do love what I do and sometimes you risk the elements to do it!) I just got back and thought I’d share a little bit about what it’s like. One thing I love about going to Atlanta is the public transportation – for $2.50 I can get from the airport to the show at Peachtree Center – and it only…
  • SURTEX 2014 is a wrap!

    Tara Reed
    24 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    My business year is pretty much from SURTEX to SURTEX.  I’m either doing follow up from one year or planning for the next… it’s the biggest single investment of time and money in my business and the biggest source of leads. So what is SURTEX?  It’s the premiere trade show for licensing and selling art and design and it is solely focused on art. While the Licensing Expo (held each June in Las Vegas) has an art & design section, it’s primarily for movie, television, sport and big brands… with a little part for art.  At SURTEX, manufacturers and…
  • The annual pilgrimage to SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 May 2014 | 3:47 pm
    For the tenth May in a row, I’m about to print my boarding pass and head to the big apple for the SURTEX show.  SURTEX is a premier trade show for artists who license their art to manufacturers to put on products – which is what I do.  My business year seems to go from SURTEX to SURTEX… the ebb and flow of following up from the show to preparing for the show.  It’s a BIG DEAL. It’s a BIG DEAL in that it is an investment of time, creativity and of course money to exhibit.  There is the emotional roller coaster of “am I ready? – am I good enough?
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  • I hope no agents read this post…

    Tara Reed
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I just got my copy of Darren Hardy’s new book – both print and audio – The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster.  As I sat painting a new collection for my trip to Atlanta next month, I attached the external disk drive (Oh Apple!  WHY did you get rid of disk drives??) and listened while I worked. I’m sure I will listen to this content and read the book several times over.  I’m only through the first few chapters but there is GOLD in this content! One thing that stuck out was a discussion about a genie in a lantern.  Darren Hardy suggests that you have found a lazy…
  • Thriving Artist Summit with Bonnie Glendinning begins January 5, 2015

    Tara Reed
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last December, my friend Bonnie Glendinning interviewed me at The Thriving Artist Summit. It was a great experience for me and so many artists around the world. And, The Thriving Artist Summit will be back January 2015. This online conference is featuring a fantastic lineup of 20+ speakers and is a not-to-be-missed free event. Though I am not a speaker this year, I do have a special deal for you in the Summit Swag Bag. But, you have to join us to get it! Whether you’re trying to figure out how to get started, or need some inspiration to stay motivated, this is definitely the place…
  • Art Licensing Trade Show Academy – limited space available

    Tara Reed
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    After many conversations with artists who have taken my Art Licensing Academy and others, I have decided to offer an Art Licensing Trade Show Academy. The Art Licensing Trade Show Academy is a 4 month,  Small Group Coaching Program for artists who will be exhibiting at an art licensing show in 2015.   There will be a limit of 12 participants in the group to maximize the value for those who step up. The Trade Show Academy will allow artists access to information, support and accountability at the fraction of the cost of private coaching.  Artists need to apply for the program –…
  • Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

    Tara Reed
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drum roll please… (if you haven’t seen 15 posts about this already of course) – Pantone’s color of the year is Marsala!   As usual, it is being met with mixed reviews.  Some love it, some hate it.  Some think it’s old fashioned, others think it’s drab.  However, the color of the year always shows up in fashion, gift & home decor… The question is:  Will you use the color of the year or skip it?  And how will you decide? Artists are always looking for the hot new trend – whether it’s a theme, style or color.  Will it be the…
  • Professional Artist Magazine

    Tara Reed
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am beyond honored to be included in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.  The magazine has a lot of great advice for artists of all kinds – from revamping your artist statement to acing your next art show… Writing a strategic plan, how to hire an art coach and more. My article about art licensing includes contributions from Paul Brent, Jennifer Pugh, Jane Shasky, Stephanie Burgess and Alicia Dauber of Licensing Liaison.  If people look at you and scratch their heads not understanding what it is you do or are trying to do – you can hand…
 
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • Friday Five: Art Seen

    Amanda Makepeace
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Fantastic art, fresh from our front page!  Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, artists, drawings, ebsq, friday five, new art, paintings
  • Cardinal Digital Painting Time Lapse

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cardinals are one of my favorite winter birds. Watch as this one comes to life in Photoshop. Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, cardinal, digital painting, ebsq, time lapse video
  • Friday Five: Gray Jacobik

    Amanda Makepeace
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Gray Jacobik is our current featured artist! I am a landscape painter who interprets abstractly on three planes that may, or may not, occur simultaneously: the lateral plane, the same as the land and sea itself; aerially, as derived from images of the Earth from space; and from a deep space perspective as provided through the Hubble Space Telescope. See more of Gray’s Abstract Paintings in his EBSQ Portfolio. You can also find his work at grayjacobikartist.comFiled under: Artseen Tagged: abstract, aerial perspective, art, artists, ebsq, featured artist, friday five, Gary Jacobik,…
  • Friday Five: Cara Shea Berkeley

    Amanda Makepeace
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Cara Shea Berkeley is our current featured artist! I am a marketing executive living in Nashville, TN. A self-taught artist, I have sold paintings throughout the country and internationally. My work has been exhibited in retail in LA and even used in real estate home staging. Recently I had a piece pulled for a potential room make-over story in Better Homes and Gardens. See more of Cara’s Abstract Paintings in her EBSQ Portfolio. You can also find her on Etsy at CaraSheaBerkeley.Filed under: Artseen Tagged: abstract paintings, art, artists, Cara Shea Berkeley, ebsq, featured artist,…
  • Making a linocut

    Amanda Makepeace
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Watch and see how it’s done!Filed under: Howto, Inspiration Tagged: block printing, how-to, linocut, video
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  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

    artmodel
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:51 pm
    If for nothing else, social media interactions can spur discoveries and offer interesting shares that one might have been unfamiliar with. Block out the irritations of the Internet and some cool stuff can come your way. The Ashmolean Museum recently posted an image to Twitter that caught my attention. It was this self-portrait by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the celebrated sculptor of the Baroque era. I’ve seen most of his self-portraits – he did quite a few – but I’d never seen this one before. He created it in black, red, and white chalk, circa 1635: The drawing has a…
  • Statements and Passages

    artmodel
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    “Put up a new blog post already.” <– my mother to me on the phone the other night. See what I have to deal with? My life is a living hell!! Yes, I’m kidding :lol: Actually Mom’s right. What the heck’s going on here? A new post is way overdue. I hope you all had a good week in the interim. Speaking of Mom, her art show at the Queens Botanical Garden is still on view, providing joy and enchantment to all the family friends and QB Garden visitors who have seen it. It closes on January 17th. I helped my mother write her artist’s statement for her show…
  • Family Evermore

    artmodel
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    If I had the power to clap my hands twice and magically heal the fractured state of my family’s relations right now, I’d do it in a heartbeat. In fact it would have been done already. I think back on the warmth, kindness, good humor and conviviality that characterized Hajian family gatherings of my youth – and most of my adulthood – and wonder, “How did this happen? Where did all this animus and dissension come from?” But I can still give thanks, especially so now under the circumstances, that my family is still here .. to see another day … and with…
  • Let There Be Light

    artmodel
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    One doesn’t generally associate cutting-edge technology with the Vatican. Nor does one think “efficiency” with regard to Michelangelo’s painstaking four year ordeal in completing the Sistine Chapel, a project he accepted very reluctantly and of which he wrote to a friend, “I’ve already grown a goiter from this torture”. It’s interesting to wonder what old Mike would have thought of modern advancements and engineering that find their way into the arts, because this is pretty cool. The Sistine Chapel has just been outfitted with thousands of LED…
  • Miss Demarsy Does LA

    artmodel
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Helloooo hellooooooooo!!!! How are my dear Museworthy friends? I’m here. I’m alive! Just had a busy week of art modeling for which I am grateful. Now gratitude has turned into relief that my schedule is quieting down until after Thanksgiving. Whew! I hope none of you are suffering with foot pain like I am. Between standing poses and walking the city streets, my feet take a beating. Any reflexologists out there? Some of you may have heard about the art auction fever of recent weeks. Both Christie’s and Sotheby’s held thrilling blockbuster sales. Among the lots up for…
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    サプリ効果でなるダイエット方法や流れについて

  • ダイエットサプリの点滴

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    認知されているサプリメントの取り入れ方としては、経口で取り入れるつまりカプセルやドリンクなど、直接口から取り入れるタイプのものが多いとされています。特にダイエットに効果を期待できるとされているタイプのものの場合には、効果が期待できるものとして評判が高いものの中には、ドリンクやサプリメントなどのタイプで取り入れておくことが重要視されています。…
  • 目的

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    そこで問題となるのが、この「サプリメントの服用による効果」です。どんなに手軽という魅力があっても、実際に効果が見えなければ、そもそも意味をなしません。ではこの点はどうなっているのでしょうか。この点を口コミなど、実際に使用した人の評価で聞いてみると、実にその答えは様々となっています。目的を達成できたという声の一方で、達成できなかったという声もありました。…
 
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    Hyperallergic

  • Boat Bearing JR Artwork Rescues Drifting Migrants

    Laura C. Mallonee
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    An image of the migrant boat posted on JR’s Instagram account (image via JR/Instagram) Sometimes art and life converge in miraculous ways. That happened last week in the Mediterranean, where drifting migrants were rescued by a cargo ship plastered with an image by French artist JR, the Wall Street Journal reported. The container carrier had been heading back to France from Malaysia when its crew answered a distress call alerting them to a boat carrying 213 refugees lost at sea. They included migrants from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia, who had…
  • After Outcry, Flickr Stops Selling Prints of Creative Commons Photos

    Benjamin Sutton
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The Flickr Wall Art storefront (screenshot by the author for Hyperallergic) In response to photographers’ criticisms, Flickr has stopped selling photos uploaded by users under the Creative Commons “commercial attribution” license through its Flickr Wall Art site. The site and its parent company, Yahoo, were criticized for keeping all of the profits from sales of images uploaded with that license, while revenue from sales of works uploaded under non-commercial attribution licenses are split, with 51% going to the artist and 49% to the company. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve…
  • Art Movements

    Tiernan Morgan
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Jacob Lawrence, ‘The Migration Series’ (1940–41). Panel 58: “In the North the Negro had better educational facilities,” casein tempera on hardboard, 18 x 12 inches. (The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Digital image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY) Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery became the…
  • A View from the Easel

    Philip A Hartigan
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    CHICAGO — The 82nd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio — just check out the submission guidelines. Carl Smith, Austin, Texas, (site) I built my studio in my backyard in 2008. It is about 25 feet away from my main house and I have gotten used to being able to work from home. It cost $1,500 in materials to build and over the course of about four years I have insulated it, installed an air conditioning unit in it, put in two windows, and I have also routed electric and water to it. It is…
  • Jeff Koons Sued by French Ad Guy for Plagiarism

    Laura C. Mallonee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    Jeff Koons, “Fait d’Hiver” (1988) (Image courtesy of Christie’s) At what point does artistic appropriation become copyright infringement? A Jeff Koons sculpture has reopened the 50-year-old debate. The Naf Naf ad in question (via Naf Naf) According to the AFP, a French adman has accused Koons of ripping off an advertisement he created in 1985 for the French clothing company Naf Naf. Franck Davidovici’s original ad was titled “Fait d’Hiver.” It featured a brunette model lying face-up in snow as a piglet wearing a St.
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    Living Undone

  • Four Wheel Drive

    Cathy
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    detail of painting ____________ I just got back from an excursion in my wheelchair to the nearby mall. Went to see Santa actually but I couldn’t get up the stairs to see him so I watched the other kids in their meet n’ greet. I felt the ever present encroaching gritty ghost of this holiday season; bah-humfuckingbug…. I want what I want: an arm that works, a beloved dog, a total LIFE FIX if truth be told.. I want the people tripping the light fantastic of life in a fully functioning body to be on their knees in gratitude every 5 minutes. I want my smile to always come from my…
  • Plumage

    Cathy
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    My good girlfriend, Pam came over the other day to let herself be bossed around. I had been wanting to switch out my “ROSES” wheelchair costume for a more seasonally appropriate model. Initially, when I first got my chair I wanted to make it less GIANT- HARDWARE- THING -COMING -DOWN -THE- ROAD. I settled on roses for the simple reason they make me happy. Rolling with them for awhile I came to see they acted as a bridge; people would say “I love your roses!” and we’d have a non-disability connection/conversation and both have our quality of lives enhanced. My…
  • Hiding

    Cathy
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    monoprint. 22×30″ _______________ HIDING is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in our own necessary time. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world: the protective quiet of an icy northern landscape, the held bud of a future summer rose, the snow bound internal pulse of the hibernating bear. Hiding is underestimated. We are hidden by life in our mother’s womb until we grow and ready…
  • Tiny Dancer

    Cathy
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Most of my life I have been trying to make a big splash; attention in my family, expertise in a yoga practice, marrying someone “good for me” (ie: monied businessman), over-giving when something simple would have been appropriate. My torpid ego was straining for acknowledgement which equaled love in my hungry heart. These days, I kindof squirm at a whiff of “specialness.” I both want it and don’t. If it comes the little girl in me twirls in her tutu and the adult pulls the covers over herself. It is a conundrum. I realize so much suffering leaves me if I truly…
  • In Search Of Authentic

    Cathy
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    detail of painting ____________ For the month of December I have set the task for myself to find and post images and ideas which exude the particular perfume of THE TRULY AUTHENTIC. (click on very short film in widescreen) These holidays we are entering scratch at my heart because they feel preposterously pale in comparison to the essence of where I imagine they began. This is a selfish quest I offer to you all as a little window into the Real, the True, the Sacred. With love…
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    The Curious Brain

  • new adventures in advertising

    thebrainbehind
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dear all I’m currently looking for a new adventure in advertising!! If you are looking for  a very creative  strategic planner with massive on line influence maybe you are looking for  someone like me. Pls sent me an email to sent you my cv Pls note that I can only communicate in English or Greek
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    thebrainbehind
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
  • St Joan

    thebrainbehind
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Husky – St Joan from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo. A beautifully hand and digitally animated video created for Husky’s latest single St Joan.Directed and Illustrated by Lucinda Schreiber
  • Lazaretto

    thebrainbehind
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Jack White | Lazaretto from DIVISION on Vimeo. Jack White directed by Jonas & François
  • Santa exposed

    thebrainbehind
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Does Middle East Harbour Fears of Oil Drying Up?

    Vineeta tiwari
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 11:55 p.m. DST, 04 November 2014 MIDDLE EAST – Will the world soon experience a major oil and gas crunch? Many global countries are gradually becoming self-dependent and planning to adopt new drilling technologies in the hope of discovering their own oil reserves. The Middle East, which has […]
  • Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Chrycka Harper
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]
  • Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

    Rocio Flores
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]
  • Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

    Sarah Jakubowski
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]
  • Rwanda’s Leading Murderer

    Jessamy Nichols
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:40 a.m. EST, 26 October 2014 KIGALI, Rwanda – Ever since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the international community has been slow to criticize Rwanda’s new government and slow to intervene in matters there. This hesitancy to get involved is rooted back to their fear of being to blame for […]
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Beware The Horror of Novocaine Face

    alli woods frederick
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
        FUNNY how you never really realize everything you do with your mouth until you can’t really use it anymore.  Case in point?  The aftermath of novocaine. I had dental work yesterday and it suddenly struck me how truly challenging the most mundane of tasks had become, specifically putting on lip gloss and trying to drink out of a straw.  And when I thought about how much I was struggling with these basic little everyday life things it dawned on me that it must look as insane as it felt.   WHEN I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR & TRIED TO PERFORM THESE DAILY RITUALS I…
  • Change Can Be Sweet

    alli woods frederick
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
        CHANGE isn’t most peoples favorite word.  We often associate it with stressful and negative things – divorce; moving; death; getting fired; failure; loss – the list could, literally, be never ending.  But what we forget is that not all change is bad…and that even seemingly negative changes can lead, eventually, to positive outcome.  I think good ol’ Aristotle said it best when he said that is not only inevitable but that…   CHANGE CAN BE SWEET     We’ve all had changes in our lives that appeared as curses but later turned out to be blessings.  I…
  • Today Is A Twofer! F*ck Yeah & F*ck It Friday

    alli woods frederick
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:36 pm
        BECAUSE some weeks are a mix of the amazing and the craptacular, today is a twofer. I give you the first ever joint edition of…   As to which are the f*ck yeahs and which are the f*ck its, I’ll leave it to you to decide (though most will be admittedly obvious).  So welcome to my mixed bag, my darling dears.  And feel free to share your own F*ck Yeahs or F*ck Its in the comments below because venting is just as important as spreading love.  And that’s a fact, Jack.  Muwha!     *  Teddy Roosevelt battling Bigfoot…come on…you know that just made your…
  • Walking In a Winter Wonderland

    alli woods frederick
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
      WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND       Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  WINTER BLISS – ALAN HOWE  ::  VIA INSPIRING DISCOVERY  ::  PALACE SWALLOW’S NEST – TIME ZIZIFUS  ::  VIA ESTHER AND JACOB  ::   VIA ADVENTURE JOURNAL  ::  GEFROREN ROSEN – BETH VRUBEL  ::  VIA OK MAG :: SOURCE UNKNOWN  ::  VIA TURBO TWISTER  ::  EVENING SNOWDRIFT AGLOW IN SUNSANDVIK, SWEDEN – CARL FILIP NYSTEDT  ::  VIA MRS. WILSON  ::  VIA HUFFINGTON POST  ::   VIA TOP INSPIRED  ::  VIA GUIDORA  :: …
  • Patience And Discipline

    alli woods frederick
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
        CONFESSION:  Patience and discipline are two things I struggle with…a lot.  As a free spirit, an admitted magpie who flits from one shiny obsession to the next and one who, if something doesn’t come naturally and easily (and I mean fast) the first time I attempt it, is unlikely to continue to walk down that path.  If I don’t possess a natural aptitude I will walk away. Some may think the reason for this is because I am a brat or that I’m lazy, but neither is the truth.  The fact of the matter is that I struggle with patience and discipline – always have but I…
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    Visual News

  • PrintSnap: A Home-Built Camera That Prints on Receipt Paper (and Almost for Free)

    Benjamin Starr
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Holding a physical photograph is a rarity in this age of digital photography, but Seattle-based electrical engineer Michael Ciuffo has come up with an unusual way to put lots of images on paper for very, very little cash. He’s using an ordinary roll of receipt paper as his instant film. Ciuffo’s home-brew PrintSnap camera uses thermal receipt paper to print out black & white shots in just about 30 seconds. There’s no ink to replace, you just pop in a new 50 foot roll of paper. Even if the camera’s 640×384 resolution and 3 by 1.75 inch print size isn’t mind blowing, it…
  • Now Derby the Dog Can Run With 3D Printed Legs

    Benjamin Starr
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Derby the dog was born with significantly deformed front legs, but that never stopped him from having a happy attitude or the tenacity to move around in the world. Until recently, that meant uncomfortably hobbling around on his short front legs, or using an awkward cart that limited his mobility. That was until Tara Anderson, director of 3D Systems came to the rescue. Using their ProJet 5500X, the team has created a set of custom tailored prosthetic legs perfectly suited to Derby’s condition. Just look how he gets around now: 3D Systems says these are an early version of Derby’s…
  • Using Stuff From Around The Office, These Hilarious Colleagues Replicated Famous Art Works

    Paul Caridad
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    While most of us just use gchat or scroll our social feeds while we’re bored at work, these employees had a much more creative idea. At their Squarespace office in NYC, they decided to use objects around the workplace, their imaginations, and themselves to remake famous art pieces. Started by co-workers Francesco Fragomini and Chris Limbrick, they called the project Fools Do Art and have been continually adding to it on their breaks. Now their colleagues have joined in on the fun as they re-enact their own favorite art pieces as well as suggested submissions from all over the Earth. See…
  • Every World Traveler Needs This Amazing Device

    Paul Caridad
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If you love to travel to foreign countries and charge your devices while you’re there, then you’ve probably accumulated quite a collection of international outlet adapters. Well with this amazing invention by Skross you can give those all away. This little Pro Plus USB World Adapter can transform to fit the outlets in over 150 countries on all of the continents. With a slider system that includes 6 different country plugs, you can bring this device anywhere you travel. See Also Cardboard Electronics With Miniature Worlds Inside The Skross Pro Plus USB World Adapter can handle up…
  • Bridges on Euro Banknotes Were Fictional, But This Dutch Designer Built Them Anyway

    Benjamin Starr
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    In designing the new Euro banknotes released in 2002, Austrian designer Robert Kalina purposely created fictitious bridges to represent architectural styles through European history. It was deemed a good idea to keep things generic and not show favoritism for any member country in the EU’s newly formed Eurozone. Now, Dutch designer Robin Stam has turned that idea on its head. “The European Bank didn’t want to use real bridges so I thought it would be funny to claim the bridges and make them real,” Stam told Dezeen. The pedestrian bridges were constructed around the new…
 
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  • Dibujo

    Ruben Marone
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
  • Dibujo

    Ruben Marone
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
  • Dibujo

    Ruben Marone
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
  • Dibujo

    Ruben Marone
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
  • Dibujo

    Ruben Marone
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Kelley Johnson: Interview

    Brett Baker
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Chris Lowrance interviews painter Kelley Johnson. Johnson comments that his new work "came out of questioning what I want or wish painting could be right now, for me. A type of interaction with the two-dimensional surface and it surroundings and a desire to control the space. I think that sometimes it’s easier to talk about something by adding an element that is foreign to the medium. While I am working I like to imagine that I have moved the picture plane right in front of the viewer as if everything within the visual field functions as an important part of the image or at least…
  • Cary Smith & Don Voisine

    Brett Baker
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Joan Waltemath reviews paintings by Cary Smith and Don Voisine at Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, on view through December 20, 2014. Waltemath writes that the show "is heavy on black and white, with notes of color punctuating in concert and alone. Both Smith and Voisine are working out of a tradition of geometric abstraction that is again enjoying a moment in the spotlight. For seasoned viewers, the cyclical nature of what we are given to look at in any particular time is familiar. Yet the meanderings of geometric thought that have been with us since the beginning, from the earliest…
  • Stuart Lorimer: Interview

    Brett Baker
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Scott Robinson interviews painter Stuart Lorimer. Lorimer remarks: "I’m looking for a non-linear, more elusive image... There is always that contention between the reference image and creating an original picture. These are old painting problems… Perhaps it’s best not to over-think, and make the painting... The fun thing about painting is that you can do anything. It’s not like I’m building something (I build things for people where I have to apply a strategy). In painting it’s a whole platform where I can work that doesn’t require strategy. I…
  • Peter Doig on Sigmar Polke

    Brett Baker
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Mark Godfrey interviews Peter Doig about the work of Sigmar Polke on the occasion of the exhibition Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, on view at Tate Modern through February 8, 2015. Doig comments that he felt "connected to Polke because of his use of popular imagery in a kind of witty irreverent way, and that he was prepared to use all types of visual language in his own work... He seemed to use an abstract element to create real atmosphere and mood in his paintings, not just to make comments on abstract paintings. It didn’t seem to be about the language of painting that…
  • Alison Hall: Studio Visit

    Brett Baker
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting visit the studio of painter Alison Hall. Hall remarks that while the subject may be veiled in an abstract painting, its feeling gets "embedded into the work. I think the spirit of that can be felt in an abstract way. It's not like you can identify it or name it, but I think there are feelings inside of [the paintings] that when you view them you get close to that experience." In a recent statement, Hall wrote: "One would think that, in making paintings about pattern, there would be a defined beginning and end, an image that’s…
 
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  • 10 Tips For Photographing Your Pet

    Deanna Dahlsad
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Some of the most popular images on the Internet are photographs of cats, dogs, and other pets. Any proud pet owner would love to show off pictures of their best friend, especially at holiday time.. But… Source: www.ebay.com
  • Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff

    Deanna Dahlsad
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    All I want for Christmas is art. Whether it be a screenprint by Andy Warhol (which is for sale on Amazon of all places!): Campbell’s Soup (Scotch Source: blazenfluff.com
  • A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

    Deanna Dahlsad
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J… Source: www.wehaveyourcollectibles.com If you find this inspiring, I’ve also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk […]
  • The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

    Deanna Dahlsad
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they’ve reached over 30,000 unique visitors and 227,000 page views — and climbing. Part of their success lies in the fact that they have undertaken an extensive marketing campaign in UK […]
  • Unusual Pin-Up Photography

    Deanna Dahlsad
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    The following cheeky pinup photos were taken by Australian photographer Wallyir. I am utterly fascinated and inspired by these photographs made by posing simple wooden artist mannequins, model toys, and other every day objects. Each photos is mesmerizing — and together, the series definitely tells a story! It seems the photos were taken in 2010 […]
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Poinsettia in Pink

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Poinsettia in Pink6 x 6 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$100  A little taste of the season.
  • Pretty in Pink

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Pretty in Pink16 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650 Saw this lovely bouquet at Frameworks Gallery's 40th anniversary celebration a few weeks back and took a photo on my phone. Not the best of lighting, or ideal setting, but tried to distill what I had to capture the simple beauty of the bouquet without a lot of extraneous detail.
  • Garden Roses

    3 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    In honor of 2014 marking my 20th year of painting, I am having a special thank you anniversary sale on Saturday Dec 6, 1-5pm at my studio in Atlanta. If you are in the area and would like to attend please contact me with your email address and I'll send the details. For those of you who are not in the Atlanta area or are not available on Saturday I am extending the sale on-line from 5pm Friday 12/5 thru 5pm Saturday 12/6. 20% off all available oils and 50% off all available watercolors. To see a broad selection of what may be available visit my Daily Paintworks gallery.  …
  • Warm & Tender

    30 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    Warm & Tender12 x 12 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello $550 A few simple roses gently lying on a tabletop- sometimes a nice change from a more formal arrangement in a vase. Soft, tender, warm- that is how this felt to me.
  • Sunny Pienza

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Sunny Pienza12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650 If you follow my work, you know I have painted many scenes from Pienza, Italy. The town is charming. A wonderful place to spend a day (or a month!). But what I find so captivating is the sunlight. There are so many beautiful dramatic shadows on the buildings and in little small garden spots. I am always searching out the light for beautiful patterns.
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  • Christmas: huge scale of emotions

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Christmas again which means a period that affects our emotions in a sad or happy way. It is not easy to balance all these emotions. We'll survive. I would love to be in Paris! (click ti images to enlarge)
  • Whirlpool company: behind "EveryDayCare"'s demagogie

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    I have already written about a problem I'm having after paying for a washing machine in Brazilian's Whirlpool online shop. No, they didn't give my money back and it seems that it will take a lot of time. I visied the company's Facebook page and among numerous pictures of children - appealing to children is a sign of how demagogic this company is - I found American costumers asking for help because in US for the costumer service over the phone doesn't work or their complaints are not answered, I have already searched in other site and there are numerous Americans asking for their rights. I…
  • Crazy cat lady starter kit

    14 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    I just found this image in Facebook so I decided to check if it was an original idea.  Nope. I came across with other kits like this one. I don't know why the crazy cat lady became part of American culture even thou  she is all over the world but in US she is noticed. The first one I saw was in the Simpsons.  Merry Xmas Crazy cat ladies!
  • Whirlpool company exporting it's greed to the world

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The company Whirlpool is in many countries making costumers pay for products of bad quality and imposing the greedy way of commerce during the whole process of acquiring an appliance. In Brazil the site Compra Certa is the one Whirlpool made partnership. I did a purchase in the site and I'm facing a lot of problems that I have never had before. I wonder when will they give my money back. Happy Xmas Mr Enrico Zito! Update: "This only touches a small edge of the corruption. Whirlpool also receives Subsidies and Millions a year to hire Military Veteran's and that only encompasses 1 % of their…
  • Yetta Jones and Ray Charles

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Well... it is December again, Cheers!
 
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  • How To Set & Achieve Your 2015 #ArtBiz Goals

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    2014 went by extremely fast and we’re almost ready to hit the reset button and celebrate the new year. I say almost because to hit the ground running in 2015 we need to do one more thing before we enjoy the holidays and let the champagne flow on New Year’s Eve. We need to set goals we want to achieve during the next solar cycle. And I’m not talking about promises we make to ourselves (and never keep) while we watch the fireworks. No, I’m talking about real, well thought out goals for our creative web biz. The ones we actually achieve because they are specific,…
  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    After publishing my last post (How To Make $252,000 PerYear As Artist), I got an email from one of my dear subscribers. This was her question: “Dear Yamile! Thank you very much for this interesting proposal, which I would love to join! BUT a serious question, how shall I pay you USD 333,- when I am an starving artist? Thank you for your answer.” She is referring to my course The Art Of Selling Art Online which I linked to from the above mentioned post. So I asked 10 of my successful artist clients and friends how they earned their first $1000 with their creative craft. Read…
  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Have you ever heard of the 1000 true fans theory? No? Well, let me explain it to you: Kevin Kelly wrote an article on his blog in which he describes a simple business model for artists: “A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, video maker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe…
  • 7 Steps From Starving Artist To Creative Entrepreneur

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    photo credit: SCFiasco via photopin cc The other day I was interviewed by my friend Mitch for his Pencil Kings Podcast. When I introduced myself as a business coach for artists, he paused, thought about that for a second and then told me the following story: When he was 17 and had just found his identity as an artist, he wanted nothing to do with ‘business’. He would even buy Nike shirts and then carefully remove the stitched-on logo and find other ways to boycott ‘the enemy’. He suggested that a lot of artists associate the term business with big corporations,…
  • How To Use The Power Of Creativity To Build Your Art Biz In 30 Days

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Remember how we talked about the REAL reason why you will never make a living with your art? And how we need to reclaim our power and use the resources we already have in abundance to build our biz? Well, your main resource as an artist is your creativity. You use it to express yourself in your medium of choice every day. Now here is where it get’s interesting, so listen closely! You can take that same creative power you use to make art and apply it to build your creative web biz. Creating a business is really just like creating a piece of art. I’ll show you how to do it in a…
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • imaginary landscape

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A while back I had the idea to do a series of these imaginary landscapes. I hope I can find the time to do more of these soon. I can't decide which I like doing more, characters or environments.
  • Day 30 - wolves (final day)

    30 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    Day 30 (final day) Topic - wolves continued I read that the Latin roots of the word satisfaction mean "enough action". I must have done enough drawing the past month because I feel pretty satisfied. I even had to take an emergency trip to the shops to buy another sketchbook. Holding a completed sketchbook feels good, it somehow seems much heavier. I hope you enjoyed following my personal challenge. If you did then please like and share with your art-loving friends over on my facebook page here. Thanks for all of your support. Kind wishes to you all!
  • Day 29 - wolves

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Day 29Topic - WolvesA fun topic but my time is short today, so here's a quick grab. 
  • Day 28 - kangaroos

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Day 28Topic - kangaroosToday was another one of those days I wanted to keep my sketchbook to myself. This challenge has been both good and bad. On the one hand it has got me practicing drawing a lot more consistently, but on the other it has obliged me to show drawings I'm not exactly proud of. I do enjoy looking at the unedited sketchbooks of other artists though, so here's to the spirit of openness.(Ken Hultgren studies are noted, otherwise they were from photo reference.)
  • Day 27 - Crustaceans

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    Day 27Topic - crustaceansThe past few days I've tried to go beyond my original challenge and show more finished illustrations instead of just studies. With all the visual research I've done the last month I'm starting to get quite a few fun ideas. I thought it would be more interesting to see the results of my research rather than the research itself. I was hoping to show another finished piece today but I underestimated how hard it is to come up with something finished every day. Anyway I hope you find something of value in seeing my studies.
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  • Books Make Great Gifts: 2014 Edition

    arttextstyle
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    As in previous years, artists represented by browngrotta arts have an eclectic and interesting list of books to recommend, art-related and otherwise. Thanks to dozen-plus artists who made suggestions, 18 books in all. Tamiko Kawata reports that she had the chance to read a few books while icing her injured shoulder after therapy, first three times a day, then two times. She enjoyed Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. She is now reading — and enjoying — Herta Muller, Even Back Then, the Fox Was the Hunter. Mary Merkel-Hess recommends Pilgrim on the…
  • Art News — Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium

    arttextstyle
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Morris Museum, Morristown New Jersey, photo by Tom Grotta Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey Takaaki Tanaka work “A Harden Nest” in front of the Morris Museum’s Pulp Culture exhibit. Photo by Tom Grotta Through December 7th More than 80 works are presented in the Morris Museum’s current exhibition of art by contemporary artists who have stretched the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration. A Red Grethe Wittrock among the works at the Morris Museum, “Pulp Culture” exhibit, Photo by Tom Grotta The exhibition includes surprising…
  • Fiber Sculpture Gets its Due at MAD in New York

    arttextstyle
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    At Long Last Love Update Kay Sekimachi, Ed Rossbach, Françoise Grossen, Katherine Westphal and others Museum of Art Design installation of What Would Mrs Webb Do?, Photo by Tom Grotta We visited What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision at the Museum of Arts and Design and discovered the answer is, in part, “collect sculptural and other examples of textile art.” The exhibition celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb, highlighting Webb’s advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum’s…
  • Art on Display and In Print. In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi in San Diego

    arttextstyle
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Kay Sekimachi, paper tower, photo by Tom Grotta Pistashio Bowl by Bob Stocksdale, photo by Tom Grotta In the Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, presents an inspiring, retrospective view of work by two of America’s foremost pioneers in wood and textile art. Kay Sekimachi (1926-) and Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003) married in 1972. Seen together, their 50 years of work has a true poetic resonance. Hailed as a father of American woodturning, Bob Stocksdale revitalized the craft of lathe-turned bowls, beginning in the 1950s. In his…
  • Don’t Miss: Anne Wilson’s Performances and Thread Lines at The Drawing Center in New York

    arttextstyle
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Anne Wilson’s In Situ Performance at the Drawing Center, photo by Tom Grotta We watched one of the Anne Wilson’s mesmerizing weaving in situ performances at The Drawing Center on Thursday. Titled To Cross (Walking New York), the performance was conceived when Ms. Wilson discovered that The Drawing Center’s SoHo building was originally built in 1866 for the Positive Motion Loom Company. In it, the artist uses the main gallery’s four central columns as a weaving loom. Four participants walk around the 12-foot columns, carrying a spool of thread to form a standard weaving cross (a…
 
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • Forest for the Trees

    10 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Not long ago, I was invited by the Claremont Gallery to join their Christmas Exhibition. The only stipulation was that, whatever I made, it had to be on A5 sized paper. Since I happened to have an idea I'd been looking for an excuse to work on, I set to it.The only difficulty was that I was very short on time, which meant that I had to transform some sleeping hours into painting hours. So, in the end, I was painting icons by day (something which I will post about in the future) and painting this on a little dressing table in a noisy hotel room by night.This little procession is made of of…
  • Colour Remedy for a Dreich Day

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Some photos from a plane trip that felt like it passed through Candy Land. I was so overwhelmed by the clouds and light that I forgot to take any photos until the most fantastic sights had already subsided, but I think these give a taste of it anyway. It's good to warm the eyes on colours like these, especially on days like these, where at lunchtime it is still too dark to read a book without switching on a lamp.So here I am, days and weeks and months since my last post. I had thought that I could somehow anchor time here as a I passed through an over-busy period in my daily life, but of…
  • Looking In Again

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Hello, if you are still out there!After a pause in writing here it's always hard to come out of hiding again. I think perhaps it's best to slip back in quietly, so here are some early morning photos from a little trip down to England back in early September when everything was still very green.Around the time these pictures were taken I was spending my days painting lots of tiny green leaves in egg tempera, which probably explains the framing of those onion domes I came across while wandering in a wood. Since then, there has hardly been a spare second and I have very much been longing to pick…
  • A Quine Like You

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I'd forgotten to post about this until now, but a few months ago I had a commission to illustrate the story which won the Toulmin Prize literary competition, as in years past (2013, 2012, 2011).At the time of painting this I was just back from studying with an icon painter (more on that sometime soon!), and I think there was definitely some influence lingering from the work I'd been doing on a painting of the Virgin Mary's very linear garments when I started working on this woman's boiler suit. Obviously the two garments look nothing alike, and this illustration is much more relaxed, but…
  • Voyages to Nearby Places

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The summer is sliding onward, and already the glowing dark blue skies of late, late nights have gone. Out picking raspberries in the evening after work, it can happen that the night leaps down on you too quickly and catches you, sticky fingered, in its dark and itchy blanket.As some of those people who stand at street corners waiting to discuss the weather with strangers will tell you in their creaking voices, 'the nights are drawing in'...... and so, taking up that warning that everything passes too quickly, here is a little post to sustain a quiet moment for a little longer. These photos…
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  • Five For Friday: Hot Pot of Coffee!

    Jason Persse
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection. A few years ago a series of studies suggested that, despite all evidence to the contrary, coffee might inhibit creativity. Upon learning of this, my initial reaction was something along the lines of, “Why don’t you take your science and cram it, Einstein.” Then I had my morning coffee. Suddenly free of the tyranny of adenosine and flush with sweet, sweet dopamine, my more reasonable nature…
  • Consider the Rock Concert Poster

    Pamela Popeson
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    I’m one of those people that carries a notebook everywhere so I can be sure to record what mostly turns out to be a lot of useless information, for example rock concert set lists—though not religiously, just when I feel like it. Recently I tried using the notes app on my phone, but it’s just not the same. The main reason I do this is to stumble upon these jottings years later in some old notebook next to the ticket stub and be magically transported back to the moment. I’ve never recorded any info on opening acts, but awhile ago there was a top 50 concerts list being shared…
  • Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Design

    Paola Antonelli
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. The Synthetic Kingdom, a proposal for a new branch of the tree of life to accommodate our “new nature.” From the project The Synthetic Kingdom: A Natural History of the Synthetic Future. 2009. Image courtesy of the designer What happens when biology—specifically, the core materials and processes that underpin the life cycle of all living beings—birth, existence, disease, and death—becomes synthetically replicable by humans and, consequently, a building block for design? In the wake of the recent MIT publication Synthetic Aesthetics, and just a few…
  • A Guide to Giving MoMA Books

    Hannah Kim
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Books are a staple of the gift-giving season, and for good reason. Whether you’re looking for a elegant tome for a colleague, a playful yet smart book kids will love as much as parents, or a classic edition for an art connoisseur, you’ll find a book to suit every taste from MoMA’s award-winning publications. Here are our picks in some of the most popular categories: All photos by Matthew Pimm Lives of Artists Duchamp: A Biography — The definitive biography of the infamously enigmatic artist, by acclaimed critic and New Yorker staff writer Calvin Tomkins. Robert Gober: The…
  • This Week at MoMA: December 15–21

    Carolyn Kelly
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    At this time of year, especially, you have to be selective about how your fill your calendar. Here are our picks for this week: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. La Clownesse au Moulin Rouge (The Clowness at the Moulin Rouge) (detail). 1897. Lithograph, sheet: 15 7/8 x 12 11/16 in. (40.4 x 32.3 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1946 • Sketch in the spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec on Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Drop by the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition for a free, informal drawing session in the galleries or with a live model. • Art takes on the big…
 
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    Design For Mankind

  • A December Rest

    erin
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    There have been rumblings around the water cooler of my small world, and the rumbles are saying this, over and over again: We are tired. We are weary. December is wearing us thin and our knuckles are beginning to dry and crack, souls soon to follow. For some of us, it’s the endless sales and deals of a crazy consumerist Christmas. For others, it’s grieving the loss of another place setting at the dinner table. For others still, it’s the rush of dinners and parties and expectations, celebrations designed to dazzle but leave us feeling frenzied. For a few more, it’s the…
  • Chain Reaction

    erin
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    There are days where parenting-  as a verb, as we’ve been told – seems insurmountable. Thick days, stuck days. Where we tip the maple syrup bottle just one more miniscule degree hoping for something – anything – to seep out. And we find that, no, we didn’t keep any morsels in the reserve. We used it yesterday, and the day before, and promised ourselves we’d make a run to the grocery tomorrow. Today, no. But perhaps soon. On these days, for me, it is best practice to search for a glue stick. We will cut strips of paper – so many strips of paper…
  • The Ken Den

    erin
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Remember last year when our basement plans were but a dream? When movie night meant huddling up in bed with the iPad or piled on blankets amidst drywall rubble? No more, friends. No. More. Take a look: First things first: I’m always hesitant to share a home project without including an ever-so-tiny disclaimer that we don’t remodel just to remodel. We’re not into building palaces around here. (You can’t take it with you, that whole thing.) And yet, I’m a firm believer that designing a space to facilitate conversations and create memories and establish havens is a…
  • Bring the Crowbar

    erin
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    I receive quite a bit of emails asking me for advice on blogging. Here’s what I say, nearly every time: Write something – anything – you are proud of. Bleed into it on a Saturday afternoon when the world offers much else but your heart denies anything but. Swim in the pencil shavings, dance in the Word doc. Leave parts of you as you work, fixed and frozen. Wedged. Return next week to this place. Bring a crowbar and unwedge the parts you’ve left from days prior. Chip, chisel, discover new. Return again. Unearth the pieces of your work that you hate. This will be all of…
  • Simplifying Motherhood

    erin
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The easy things are never good and the good things are never easy. Isn’t there a saying about that? Somewhere? In better words? (Google this later.) Motherhood, as I know it, is not easy. But it is so, so good. When Ken and I were new parents – zombies, really – we chatted with friends who were a bit further along in their parenting journey. And I’ll never forget what they shared around a dinner table of take-out pizza and paper napkins and ice cream straight out of the carton: “You have this routine that you do everyday, over and over, without fail. And then one…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Aymie Spitzer

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Aymie Spitzer of Neighborwood Maps! I love her miniature neighborhood necklaces!  Each neighborhood is engraved in 1/8" thick aromatic cedar: San Francisco necklace Aymie writes: Neighborwoods was created out of my love for vintage maps, with the support of my friends at HyperaktI think there is something magical about early hand-drawn and hand-lettered maps and I've attempted to capture that magic into wood with Neighborwoods. Every map is unique, just like your treasured stories from your neighborhood. Madrid necklace Neighborwoods…
  • Thank you!!

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Many thanks to everyone who helped make my 100 under $100 sale a huge success! Whether you offered me kind words of support and encouragement, shared my sale on social media, or actually purchased artwork from my Etsy shop, I appreciate it all from the bottom of my heart! The last painting was shipped yesterday…I need to buy more bubble wrap! And one of the Post Office employees knows me by name now! It was a super-fun week finding new homes for my art! Again, I feel so incredibly grateful. TONS of thanks,
  • A Look Inside My Art Journal

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    Wanted to share a recent spread from my art journal. I'm so very grateful to my friends Carolyn Dube, Maria McGuire and Mary Beth Shaw for encouraging me to art journal! The experience of art journaling has been both fun and liberating for me. This art journal spread incorporates acrylic, graphite, washi tape, Shimmer Sheetz and StazOn ink with my RubberMoon Latitude rubber stamp, along with map ephemera, Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, Carolyn Dube's Fridge Poetry stencil, Encouraging Scribbles stencil, Now Is The Time stencil and my Around The World Latitude stencil by…
  • Friday Favorite: Olivier Gratton-Gagné

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Olivier Gratton-Gagné of iLikeMaps! He writes:iLikeMaps are designed to be presented as work of art, rather than an orientation tool. The story starts a decade ago, when then-teenager Olivier from Montréal was spending a disproportionate amount of time starring at maps. Waiting for the bus was no problem, because the city transit map was full of interesting discoveries. Geography and history classes were cool because of the giant maps hung all over the room. When travelling with the family, Rand McNally and Michelin road maps were part of…
  • New Work Wednesday: Long Journey

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    My new painting this week is entitled Long Journey. ©2014 Mary C. Nasser, Long Journey, mixed-media/acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches available in my Etsy shop This painting layers collage, vintage maps, graphite, acrylic paint, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and metal ephemera on an 8" x 10" stretched canvas. Still having lots of fun combining my new line of rubber stamps for RubberMoon with my StencilGirl designs in my mixed-media work!When Kristen Powers first invited me to design rubber stamps for RubberMoon, she encouraged me to include words I had…
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  • 10 BEST ALBUMS OF 2014

    brianssnider
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I don’t think it’s very professional to admit this, but then again I’m barely professional so I don’t really have a problem with it, I look forward to making my 10 Best Albums list all year. I know I shouldn’t but all year long I think to myself, “oooh this is on the list, and this is on the list…” I just can’t help it. The main reason I think about this all year long? I don’t make many Best of… lists throughout the year, and I relish the opportunity to put up 10 amazing albums on one page and say to you, “these are the…
  • 20 BEST SONGS OF 2014

    brianssnider
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Look, I’m drunk with power and corrupted by the joy of making lists, but this is not exactly why I chose to add a new list for 2014. The real reason is because when I got done making lists for Singles/EP’s, Albums, and my year end playlist, I realized there was a small group of exceptionally good songs that need to be highlighted. This year just as in past years I’ll be making a New Years Eve playlist comprised of my favorite 2014 songs and I’ve found the best/most accessible way to make a playlist that anyone can easily play is to use Spotify, the only problem with…
  • SOTW: DEEP SEA DIVER ~ A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

    brianssnider
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    This week I’m forgoing the typical song of the week in favor of a song from a video I took of Deep Sea Diver. Last year they delivered one of the best performances I’ve seen in the four years I’ve been covering shows for Secretly-Important, it might only be topped by their EP release show this year. The show took place just days before Christmas and DSD took the stage at Neumos to deliver a killer performance that combined old songs, new songs, and amazing Christmas classics. Deep Sea Diver’s set opened with delightful spectacle; a light was set at each band…
  • 4 YEARS OF SECRETLY IMPORTANT: an apology

    brianssnider
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    For Better or worse four years ago today I sat down in a chair at my parents house, where my wife and I were living having just moved back to Seattle from LA, and wrote the first blog entry for secretlyimportant.blogspot.com. It was called Secretly, I’m An Important Man back then, a blatant rip-off of Steven Jesse Bernstein. I’ve always marked December 10th as the official Secretly-Important anniversary, to be honest Secretly-Important.com launched July 10th of 2011, but it was in December that I began writing no less than one article a week. Things have of course changed, what…
  • 10 BEST SINGLES AND EP’s OF 2014

    brianssnider
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Back in 2012 when I made my first official list of my 10 favorite albums of that year I noticed one thing, because it wasn’t found on a full length album a large portion of my favorite music from that year was missing. I suppose my list could have been titled 10 BEST RELEASES OF 2012 but that means that I would be leaving off some really great albums. Eventually I came to the conclusion that LP’s are LP’s and Singles and EP’s are altogether different both in their intentions and their construction, so two years later I’m still breaking up by 10 favorite albums…
 
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  • A Toast to You!: 12 Days of Cocktails (and Mocktails!)

    Jason Tseng
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    by Jason Tseng ‘Tis the season of giving and merrymaking, and to show our appreciation for everyone in our Fractured Atlas family we’d love to share a drink with you! Check out 12 Days of Cocktails, a recipe collection of a dozen staff-curated cocktails and mocktails to bring extra cheer to your holiday season. We raise our glasses to you with a toast to good cheer: here’s to the holidays and a happy New Year! Read the ebook here: Download the ebook here Download the print edition here (print double sided and set to flip on the short edge, fold in half to make a nifty booklet!)
  • Can Oculus Cure Baumol?

    Adam Huttler
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    by Adam HuttlerThese are bleak times for America’s arts institutions. Lockouts and labor strife have become standard operating procedure, and that’s for the lucky ones. Those with shakier balance sheets are being felled by bankruptcy, many never to return. It’s tempting to blame the Great Recession, but that’s just one more straw on the tired old camel’s back. In reality, what we’re seeing is Baumol’s Cost Disease coming home to roost — a far scarier prospect. Recessions end, but Baumol is fatal. What would it take to rescue the field from this existential threat?
  • Tips and Tools, Ask the Expert Edition: Holiday Giving

    Amanda Keating
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    by Amanda Keating For the past year or so, the fiscal sponsorship team has been sitting down regularly with our rockstar Director of Development, Marie-Louise Silva Stegall, to discuss best practices of fundraising. These meetings have been invaluable to our staff, giving us ideas for new development strategies to share with our projects. In anticipation of the holidays, we wanted to take this month’s Tips and Tools to discuss end-of-year fundraising - especially because year-end donations can represent a substantial percentage of a non-profit’s revenue. We’ve addressed this…
  • NOW HIRING — Administrative Assistant

    Tim Cynova
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas’s Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the executive staff (Executive and Deputy Directors), and bookkeeping support for the Controller. It is an entry-level position that reports to the Deputy Director. We’re looking for someone who is incredibly trustworthy and professional, has flawless attention to detail, is able to troubleshoot situations, and propose and implement solutions; and is proactive and precise, with an ability to operate and respond in a rapid-fire environment while still remaining calm and collected. The…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines

    Theresa Hubbard
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    by Theresa HubbardMid Atlantic Foundation is accepting proposals for USArtists International. Description: USArtists International (USAI) is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals. Performances at important festivals provide American artists with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as exposure…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Children's Hospital California Theme Wall Sculpture

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    I just completed three 16 hour days finishing my design for a California themed wall sculpture for a children's hospital that is due this morning for a meeting. I barely even got the chance to walk outside all weekend. I hope they like it! It's 14 feet wide, so a small photo doesn't do it justice, but here is a sneak peek.
  • Artist Bruce Gray Interview on the 90.7 KPFK - FM show Experience Talks

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray talks about his wide variety of work, and life as an artist for an interview on the KPFK- FM show "Experience Talks" hosted by Cynthia Friedlob, and airing Saturday the 29th at 8 am Pacific time.  Check out the promo at: KPFK-FM
  • Flame of Life Sculpture

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    "Flame of Life" (40x12x12) is a standing abstract modern sculpture by sculptor Bruce Gray and is fabricated in stainless steel and walnut. This unique curvy flowing sensual sculpture is currently available at $10,000.
  • Giant Orange Mobile Sculpture at Park Laureate Office Building

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This is my giant orange mobile "Citrus" (22 ft tall by 14 ft wide) It is shown at the Park Laureate office building in Houston, Texas. Their most famous tenant Is George H.W. Bush.
  • Harmony giant kinetic sculpture by Bruce Gray

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This is the new giant 34 foot wide mobile kinetic sculpture in stainless steel and aluminum by sculptor Bruce Gray.  The disks are powder coated in glossy red, blue, yellow, and black, and it has bare stainless steel rods.  This giant mobile was commissioned for a private residence in Beruit, Lebanon.  Click  here for more photographs and a link to watch this sculpture in motion on YouTube.
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  • TWO HOLIDAY OFFERINGS.......

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hey guys! Miss me yet??? I have been thinking of YOU! Usually I would be in full production and promotion for my shows, alas.....BUT let me share the info about my last 2 shows of the season.....I hope to be present at these two events......but it sorta depends on what is happening here in London....(see the last post for THAT sad-sack story)If I don't see you at the these shows, please do take care of yourselves, and have a great holiday season! Cheers!! ~RHAPPY HOLIDAYS!!Happy winter!! I hope this finds you warm and happy!As many of you know, I have temporarily moved back to…
  • A SHORT NOTE.......

    15 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Hello faithful readers!!!!I bet you are wondering where I have been, right???I have never missed a Wonderful Wednesday post, and NEVER missed WHOLE WEEK of posts before......Now.........it's not that I don't care for you......really....you are my favourite peeps!But here is the truth......sometimes in life....things kinda fall apart.I am not the kind to solicit pity and sympathy.........I like to consider this blog a place for humour and fun and not a place for sad stories.....so I will keep this short and sweet.The sh*t has hit the fan!!!!In a big way. I AM FINE......but my parents are quite…
  • WW190: BACON BRITTLE, ELLEN NOVEMBER, AND A GREMLIN SWEATER

    5 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!!Here are the top 5 things that I want you to LOVE this week…….1.) You know me….loyal readers….I am a fan of the Sweet+Salty….Admittedly….I started drooling at this…….It's Bourbon Bacon Brittle!!!!!OHMAHGAWD!Thanks to bakingthegoods.com for posting this recipe for brittle!!!!(for the full recipe check THIS link!!!!)YUMMMMMMMMMERS!2.) Some things are so UGLY that I cannot help but LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Like these sweaters from Mondo Tees:OH MAN I WANT THAT GREMLINS SWEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!So awful - and so fantastic!!!Go…
  • OTTAWA -- THE MEGA POST

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Good Morning! I am back and ready to dish.As you know - you loyal readers - I did my first out of town art 'trade show' - The Ottawa Art Expo.Let me share my trip with you through photos……it's a long one…so buckle up…..Leaving Toronto with a glint in my eye, a bow tie in my suitcase, all the hope in the world,a car stacked with art, and a pumpkin latte!Husband was my official photographer -- as it is difficult to drive, drink coffee, take photos and pray for good luck - all whilst driving!Driving along the 401 can make a person thirsty.Husband took MANY photos of the water…
  • HOLIDAY!

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Yes….today I am taking a little time away in Ottawa…You just wait…...when I get back, I will tell you all about my experience in the nation's capital!sadly, this means I won't have a Wonderful Wednesday post for you…...SORRRRRRRY!But to make that up to you….I want to show you these adorable little original paintings…..of course, they may already be sold……;-)"Beefcake", 8" x 6", Acrylic on BoardI love this idiom.I also love this cake imagery - I keep painting it….because it is wonderful!!!!!I added a little beefcake in the background on this one….YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!(This…
 
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • New Home Page

    fred
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Dear Drawing Life email subscribers: Now that I’ve stopped updating Drawing Life, I’ve added a new home page that makes it easier to navigate the site and find what interests you among all the articles that appeared over the five and a half years of the blog. If you’re mainly interested in the photography, for instance, you can easily find all the photography posts, organized in several subcategories with a manageable quantity of articles per category. On my new Tumblr microblog, inklings, I’m adding new material on a regular basis. Thank you for following Drawing…
  • Reboot

    fred
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Dance Shadow Drawing, Temple of the Moving Body, 2014, by Fred Hatt After five and a half years, 226 posts, and over 2800 images, with this post I bring Drawing Life to a close. Don’t worry – all the posts will remain online, and at the end of this post I’ll provide the link to a new site where I’ll share my work going forward. I’ve been going through a major transition in my life and it’s time for a kind of rethinking and spring cleaning of all my habits and practices. The images accompanying this post are from an experimental drawing session I did last…
  • Ultra Wide

    fred
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Headlights at Dusk, 2014, photo by Fred Hatt You’ve probably heard of the GoPro Hero, the tiny high definition video camera designed for extreme sports. It can be clamped to a helmet, a surfboard, a bicycle, or a racing car to show the sedentary and screen-bound what their more daredevilish brethren and sistren see while risking their lives careening down mountainsides or surfing pipelines. In 2012, when Felix Baumgartner skydove out of a capsule 24 miles above earth, he was wearing five of these little cameras. One of my favorite GoPro videos was taken with the camera strapped to the…
  • End-On: Extreme Foreshortening – Part 2

    fred
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Rotation, 2006, by Fred Hatt One of my all-time most popular Drawing Life posts is “End-On: Extreme Foreshortening“, from 2010, which featured my sketches of models in mostly reclining poses, seen at angles from near head or foot, a view which radically alters the perceived contours and juxtapositions of parts of the body. Many life drawing practitioners find extreme foreshortening very challenging, but if you can learn to analyze what’s in your visual field for this kind of drawing, everything else will be relatively easy. The original post has lots of observations that…
  • Maidman’s Celebration

    fred
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Cover of Poets/Artists, issue # 56, June 2014, curated by Daniel Maidman. Watercolor by Melissa Carroll Poets/Artists is a limited edition and print-on-demand magazine published since 2008. On their Facebook page they describe themselves thus: “We publish figurative artists and jazzy poets….” That’s all – the ellipses don’t indicate any omission in their mission statement. Many of their issues are curated by invited artists. The most recent issue, “Celebration“, was put together by painter and writer Daniel Maidman, whose own blog and whose…
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  • Tiffosi Denim Winter 14/15, photography by Andre Brito

    ego
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Tiffosi Denim Winter 2014/15 Styling Man: Francesco D’ambrósio Styling Woman: Sara Soares @ C’est fantastique styling Make-up: Tinoca Make Up with MAC Hair: Juliana Lamares with Joico Andre Brito: website / behance The post Tiffosi Denim Winter 14/15, photography by Andre Brito appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Danmala, flower mandalas by Kathy Klein

    ego
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It In vedic sanskrit dān: the giver, mālā: garland of flowers the giving of flower circles Kathy Klein is a devout lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all. She creates the danmalas by first centering herself in a meditative devotional space. Next she gathers flowers and natural objects while her mind is kept in stillness. Her inspiration is given from the golden sound residing within perfect silence. These offerings are reflections of the inexpressible, a gesture which points towards life’s…
  • Interior Landscape by Carol Inez Charney

    ego
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It In Interior Landscape, I use natural distortions present in our everyday world—namely, moisture on glass—to evoke a painterly image that recontextualizes our everyday architectural landscape. While focusing on the minute details created from the juxtaposition of the water in the foreground and the architectural landscape in the background, we enter into a space of quiet reflection, which simultaneously inspires a new kind of internal and external…
  • Dream-like portraits by Federico Bebber

    ego
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Surreal and dream-like portraits by Italian artist Federico Bebber created through photo-manipulation. The works are influenced by H.R. Giger, Dave McKean, and Lucio Fulci. The illustrations are sort of dark and according to him, are created at night when he’s in a bad mood. It is the need to express and to vent restlessness that produces these artworks: it is unrest coming from discomfort and speaking through artfulness and nature. The audience is universal. Tones are colourless, from pure white to dark black, through the whole…
  • Macro snowflake photos by Josh Shackleford

    ego
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Super macro shots of snowflakes using a Sony A77 and a reverse mounted lens on a full set of extension tubes. These were all done handheld (no tripod). Josh Shackleford: behance / flickr The post Macro snowflake photos by Josh Shackleford appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • Love Art? Sell it as an Art Auctioneer!

    Jessica
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • Decode the Language of the Web as a Web Developer

    Jessica
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • Never Stop Having Fun as a Video Game Design Creative Director

    Jessica
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Paris, France

    millionaire
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Anyone who loves different forms of art knows about Paris, France. Once of the greatest cities in the world to visit, Paris is rich with art and architectural history and culture. Once just considered a great city for tourism, Paris is now a flourishing metropolis with one of the most vibrant art scences in the world. Any artist will tell you that a trip to Paris can be perfect for aspiring artists trying to find careers in art. It is also the educational center of France and because of that, it is home to some of the country’s and the world’s foremost art institutions. Those…
  • Design the Pages of Books with a Print Design Career

    Jessica
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
 
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Limonov – Poet, soldier, dissident – A book for Russophiles from @AllanLaneBooks

    Flaneur
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:57 am
    ‘…the advantage of censorship is that you can be an unpublished author without anyone suspecting you lack talent’. Limonov is a biography that reads like a novel. Emmanuel Carrère’s first-person, biographical bestseller has been translated from the French by John Lambert and tells the remarkable adventures of Russian dissident Eduard Limonov. It is not an easily […]
  • Mood Indigo – the director’s cut Blu-Ray – Wacky but tiresome froth

    Flaneur
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    British cartoonist W Heath Robinson was an inventor of the oddest contraptions. He would have loved Mood Indigo which is full of the sort of mad machinery that he enjoyed creating. In particular he would have liked the Pianocktail, a modified piano that produces different drinks according to the tunes played on its keyboard. Although if the […]
  • Five Stars – the delicious madcappery of Variety Soup by @FatSlightly is face-achingly funny

    Flaneur
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    Get these gents a TV show Variety Soup opens with a hilarious Buster Keaton inspired sequence. Black and white film that segues into live action shows Goronwy Thom’s journey from towel-losing swimmer at Brighton to a formally dressed Master of Ceremonies at the Leicester Square theatre. It is such an amusing beginning I fear that productions that […]
  • London theatre, art and new music podcast – new episode

    Flaneur
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    The latest 10 minute episode of the London culture review podcast is now available to download. Click here to add the podcast to your iTunes account or here to get the feed for other readers. This week – Reviews of London theatre and art and new music from Sidefields   00:00 The Night is Ours […]
  • Books, blindness and Borges. And I. Devised theatre from @idlemotion

    Flaneur
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    Even in the indie-ist of indie films and the offy-ist of off-Broadway dramas opticians and librarians rarely get big roles. Hollywood super-villains are rarely evil opthalmic surgeons and Quick! To the library is not often heard on stage at the National Theatre. The sincere Borges and I addresses this discrimination by telling of South American librarian Jorge Luis […]
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    Endevia.

  • XMAS XTREME PARTY

    Endevia
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    The organizers of the Fashion Extreme will organize a get-together before christmas to help their team and people socialize. XMAS XTREME PARTY XMAS XTREME PARTYE . . . . XMAS XTREME PARTY Conférence: Le droit dans le secteur du luxe INFORMATION Venue: La Serena Address:  92 rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris Date: Saturday 20, 2014 at 9pm Cost: Free […]
  • Wine Tasting – Paris Luxury Hotel

    Endevia
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    A wine tasting, arranged by the Terre de Vin Magazine, will be held in the Hotel Collectionneur in Paris. 20 big wine houses will be respresented thereof expect to have a full and rich experience. Dégustation de champagne – hôtel de Luxe Paris hôtel de Luxe Paris Dégustation de champagne . . . ? Wine […]
  • PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER

    Endevia
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    PRADASPHERE is an exhibition organized by PRADA in Hong Kong. This event, featuring 60 looks which date back from 30 years ago till now, is expected to begin in november 2014 . .   PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER   PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER PRADASPHERE – HONG KONG – NOVEMBER Venue: : On […]
  • EXHIBITION CHIYOMI TANEIKE PARIS

    Endevia
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    CHIYOMI TANEIKE shows her creations in a french gallery on september 26 from 6pm. .   VERNISSAGE CHIYOMI TANEIKE LONGO – ART ACTUEL   EXHIBITION CHIYOMI TANEIKE PARIS Venue: : Art Actuel Address: 6 rue de Lisbonne – 75008 Paris Date: September 26, 2014 at 18h00 Cost: Free entrance (by invitation only, ask us) KABUKI – FASHION WEEK […]
  • Wedding Showroom

    Endevia
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Chalet des Iles along with its partners are organizing an event dedicated to wedding made in France. With the presence of Fashion shows, Cocktails, Fine designers (Teddy Parra..) guest will have a good time and will bettr understand the world of wedding. . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . . Wedding Showroom Venue: Chalet […]
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    Eon Works - Art of Dawid Michalczyk

  • The mission

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    I created this new sci-fi image using Blender and Gimp. Its been now about two years since I started using Blender and 11 months for Gimp. Overall I'm very satisfied with both tools. For my needs I can do the artwork just as well as I did with 3DSMax and Photoshop. After years of using 3DSMax it took some time to get used to Blender, but Gimp is practically like Photoshop so there was minimal time spend on adjusting. Gimp is very stable, more stable than Photoshop and generally it feels just as fast with the exception of many filters, some of which can be quite slow. I have not done any…
  • Concept gallery update

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:55 am
    For easier browsing I have split the concept gallery into the following sections: air and spacecraft, land vehicles, buildings, exteriors, interiors, robots, and weapons. Besides that, I've been busy doing concepts of buildings and spaceships, and have added five new concepts to the gallery: Recon vessel, Patrol vessel, Intel building, Apartment building, Military HQ. Concepts like that are great fun to make and I plan on using them in one of my future sci-fi images, but I still need to make more buildings. I try to keep the geometry of each building relatively simple, so once I put them all…
  • Buildings 140218

    21 Feb 2014 | 5:18 am
    These concept buildings are part of my new project to create enough buildings for a scene that will show part of a future city. I want them to look like they could be built today or in the near future. I plan to have a good mix of skyscrapers and lower buildings of various type. I like solid looking buildings like those in this concept. The building on the left could be a government agency building and the other one a research institution.
  • Blue evening

    12 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    This is my first space landscape created using the Blender & GIMP combo. Overall all went well. The only thing that bothered me a bit was that in Blender (v2.69) I was unable to adjust the amount of horizon and zenith colors visible in the image in relation to each other. There is either no way to adjust this or I couldn't find where to do it. I have fixed the colors in GIMP, but things like that should be doable in Blender. Rendering time at 5760 x 3240 on a dual core 3GHz Intel E6850 CPU, 4min 3 seconds. As for GIMP, I'm impressed how much faster it got. In the past, my main objection…
  • Corridor segment 131209

    22 Jan 2014 | 5:06 am
    This Sci-Fi corridor segment shows tanks of fluorescent fuel located at the back of a spaceship. This concept ends my recent series of interior designs as I now plan on doing a few exteriors. Another news is that I now use Linux on my graphic workstation. A few weeks ago I started thinking about buying a new workstation, mainly to speed up my 3D rendering, as the one I have now is well over 5 years old. I have a dual core 3GHz Intel E6850 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and nvidia GeForce 9600 GT gfx card with 512MB RAM. While doing research about which CPU and gfx card to get I came across information that…
 
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  • Post #301 Christmas Gift Boxes

    ducky75
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    As you can see, I am attempting to make blog posts more frequently now that the holiday are here! Not only for that reason but also because I have been feeling really creative at the moment. It’s hard to really pump these things out when you don’t have any good ideas to bring to the table. So about this set, I created this specific set because I like the styles and colors that go in to wrapping gifts during the holidays and on special occasions. It was just a lot of fun creating the designs for each box and even more fun when it came down to coloring! As always, you can find more…
  • Post #300 Christmas Stockings Clipart

    ducky75
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    $3.50 So I’ve kinda been away, but let me tell you, I have been very busy at work! I have just come out with a new clipart set and today is the first day I am offering it for sale! The holidays are here and you might be itching to work on your latest holiday projects. This clipart set among others may work out really well for your new crafts. So feel free to check them out over at my Etsy store! I have many holiday clip art sets up on the store already and many more to come! =D My Etsy Shop
  • Day #299 Swiss Cheese Clipart

    ducky75
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Sorry for the brief MIA! I am still around making art constantly! I am currently preparing for Anime Expo, my cosplay group was invited this year and I must say, this is probably going to be the busiest AX we’ve ever had! And I can’t forget to mention that everything I have posted before this message and including this one (the art I mean!) are for sale as digital downloads! So don’t forget to r mosey on over to my older posts if you’re in to clip art or just cute art in general! $0.75 – Buy Swiss Cheese Clip Art For Commercial-Use Checkout Added…
  • Day #298 Strawberry Cake Illustration

    ducky75
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Due to being a little busy, I haven’t been able to update for the past couple of days. But here I am again with more art! I also added a new hubpages how to yesterday as well. If you’re in to drawing tutorials you might find my hubs quite useful. : ) Don’t forget that you can also find an extensive list of hubpages and squidoo tutorials over at the resources page here on I 365 Art. : ) I don’t know what it is but i’ve constantly been in the mood to draw and post clip art of different cakes to the blog lately. I still have about 10 more that I have in mind that I…
  • Day #297 Fish Clip Art and How to Draw

    ducky75
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Today’s picture can be categorized as either food or animal (hehe, I know it’s a little weird that I primarily draw food on my blog, but it’s kind of my specialty!) But yeah, I will draw other things once I get through food, I especially need to get started on my Easter season stuff. Now the reason why my title says clip art and how to draw is because 1.) I have posted a new clip art for instant download at the bottom of this post and 2.) I am currently working on a how to draw tutorial over at hubpages. I will most likely have that finished and posted by later today. I am…
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    Curbs and Stoops

  • Douglas Gordon: Sharpening Fantasies at Blain/Southern

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    When entering Blain/Southern Gallery, one can immediately hear metallic grinding noises and outlandish chanting filling the air, see rough hands shaped by long lives full of hard labor and exotic poisonous animals performing mesmerizing dances and read cryptic sentences written in hidden places. The gallery space is located close to the very Potsdamer Platz that David Bowie had paid tribute to in his recently released single “Where are we now”. The visitors of the exhibition seem to ask themselves the same question when they follow Gordon’s powerful narrative to a variety of…
  • Talibanksy: Spray-Painting A New Culture in Kabul

    toussaint
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    From the living room of my Brooklyn apartment, I’m having a conversation via Skype with a self-described “part-time vandal and photographer” who’s lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the last 3 years. I tracked him down because I was curious about a workshop he and his friends organized there last year to teach local youth to paint graffiti and murals using spray paint. His name isn’t John, but let’s call him John anyway. John tells me Kabul is “a pretty safe place to live.” I am more than skeptical, but he presses, backing up his claim. “Last year the city endured the least…
  • Berlin Tempelhof World Fair – The World is Not Fair.

    toussaint
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The one thing Berlin with all it’s eventful history never had is a world fair. The fact that fame-hungry Emperor Wilhem II. would oppose such a fair and would not be interested in showing the “hereditary enemy” France, which in numerous world fairs had proven it’s industrial strength and had set a strong mark with the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889, who is calling the shots in Europe seems astonishing. But, as he explained it: The fame of Paris makes the Berliners fall short of sleep. Berlin is a major city and as such it must have an exhibition. This is completely…
  • Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding Book Launch

    toussaint
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan” – Book Launch In May Curbs&Stoops interview Skateistan’s Alexandra Bald. Just recently this inspirational NGO proudly launched their new book project „Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan“ with an evening full of interesting talks, wonderful photographs and beautiful music. The over 300 pages thick book features photographs, essays and interviews that shape an image of Afghanistan unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Check out http://skateistan.org/ to get your copy of the book, to…
  • Desertmed NGBK

    toussaint
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Satellites have completely mapped our planet and there doesn’t seem to be a square inch left on it’s surface that isn’t claimed by governments and/or individuals. But nonetheless there are still many unknown, deserted, lonesome and mysterious places for us to discover and to enjoy. These places don’t carry their hearts and histories on their sleeves. It takes effort, both physically and mentally, to discover and reach them. Around 300 uninhabited islands can be found in the European regions of the Mediterranean sea and the members of DESERTMED, a group consisting of…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Singer’s Notes 101: Except ye become as children …

    Keith Kibler
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    My weekend has been dominated by children, their thoughts, and my thoughts about them. Charles Dickens, a passionate admirer of little ones, finds his most searing location for them in his beloved A Christmas Carol. Even the death of Little Dorrit lacks the resonance that this short novella has shown. The attachment with Christmas is clearly one reason, but the theatrical bent of the writing, reflecting Dickens' passionate interest in acting,... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • The BEMF Chamber Operas 2014: Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo

    Charles Warren
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Pergolesi’s comic operas sound remarkably modern—which is to say, like Mozart. Recognizably human characters go through recognizable experiences, singing out their feelings very directly, which the music embodies in fluidly changing tempos and moods, stretching of harmony, changes of key and orchestral color. Much is accomplished through musically creative recitative—a half-spoken way of proceeding—as well as through song proper and duets (there... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • What is and what might have been: More Nelsons at the BSO, Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    Lloyd Schwartz
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    I couldn’t have been more eager to hear Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on their return visit to Boston, part of an American tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in Leipzig in October 1989 and a month later led to the fall of the Berlin wall. Chailly continues to be one of most significant and enriching conductors of our time, and it was profoundly frustrating that, in January of... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 100: Shakespeare and Company’s Fall Festival

    Keith Kibler
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    A good while ago now, I stepped into an ancient school bus, left a tiny hamlet in the foothills of the Adirondacks, and traveled to the glittering metropolis of Johnstown, New York. There, The Tempest was being played by a traveling troupe, and somehow our country school got us there. The play was The Tempest. When I walked into the dull brown everywhere auditorium, I saw marvelous things. There were great gauze curtains, aquamarine and pure... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 99: Hubbard Hall’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and a Small, Brooklyn Opera Company Brings Two One-Acters to Oldcastle

    Keith Kibler
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Hubbard Hall's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was a wild and wonderful evening. I admired most that the company and its director, David Snider, were able to take a show, based on repetition, one contestant after another, and keep it moving. The post A Singer’s Notes 99: Hubbard Hall’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and a Small, Brooklyn Opera Company Brings Two One-Acters to Oldcastle appeared first on The Berkshire... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
 
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    New York Arts

  • The Nutcracker, A Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Performance Project

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    This version of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, is less a focus on technical brilliance and more a charming family event with a host of young (and very young dancers). I went with two teenage girls, both veterans of other performances including the iconic New York City Ballet version. We agreed that the dancers worked hard and danced their little hearts out and that a huge amount of time and effort, to say nothing of a lot of rehearsals, went into the performance. The post The Nutcracker, A Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Performance Project appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Mikhailovsky Ballet Performs The Flames of Paris

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Move over Les Miz! The Flames of Paris is an opulent, highly muscular, charged ballet that's mass entertainment complete with sward-fighting, clog dancing, folk music and enough revolutionary zeal to please any audience. It also makes the French Revolution look like an event that took place between dessert and coffee – no guillotines, no blood and almost no tragedy if you don't count the two on-stage deaths that register more as plot lines than emotional grabbers. The post Mikhailovsky Ballet Performs The Flames of Paris appeared first on New York Arts.
  • The BEMF Chamber Operas 2014: Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Pergolesi’s comic operas sound remarkably modern—which is to say, like Mozart. Recognizably human characters go through recognizable experiences, singing out their feelings very directly, which the music embodies in fluidly changing tempos and moods, stretching of harmony, changes of key and orchestral color. Much is accomplished through musically creative recitative—a half-spoken way of proceeding—as well as through song proper and duets (there are only two singers in each of these operas, though also some designated silent performers, to which this production added a few dancers).
  • The Elephant Man at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    For several years now, one of the joys of the Williamstown Theatre Festival has been the revivals of obscure, but cherishable British plays of the 1960's and 70's, David Storey's Home, for example or Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, to name two examples. Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man is a late (1979) product of the period, even if it is by no means obscure today, thanks mostly to David Lynch's remarkable film (1980), and even if it was written by an American. The post The Elephant Man at the Williamstown Theatre Festival appeared first on New York Arts.
  • What is and what might have been: More Nelsons at the BSO, Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    I couldn’t have been more eager to hear Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on their return visit to Boston, part of an American tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in Leipzig in October 1989 and a month later led to the fall of the Berlin wall. Chailly continues to be one of most significant and enriching conductors of our time, and it was profoundly frustrating that, in January of 2012, heart problems prevented him from making his long overdue BSO debut (conducting, among other things, Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps).
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    Draw your travels

  • Thoughts of a kid who knows what he wants,but doesn't know how to get there(1)

    miha4sora
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    9th of November,around noon, a bus going to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.There were hardly any people in the bus and the weather was foggy and somewhat depressing.The sound of whatever Romanian radio station was blasting through my headphones,as I was sitting with the small backpack between my legs.I was excited to be here. Not necessarily in the bus,but on the way to the airport,to my plane who will ultimately take me to Germany.Ok,not Germany,but Switzerland.But I would get to Germany the same day. My phone starts ringing.I look at the name on the screen ."Mum Home".Great,I haven't even left…
  • Tourism- bringing the best out of the world!

    miha4sora
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    As a young solo traveler, whenever I plan my next trip I somehow always end up focusing on big names on the map, such as London, Stockholm or some other capital city promoted on the Internet.I don't know how other travelers think, but I don't know if the small village of Sapanta  in the north of Romania(http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/maramures/sapanta) is somehwere on their travel list.Or the small town of Medjugorje in Bosnia&Herzegovina.  Before turning 18 ,I went on many roadtrips with my father in my country ,Romania, and got to see almost all it…
  • Smile : It's your right to be happy!

    miha4sora
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Hello ,lovely people of the world!Today is a new beautiful day, perfect to take a break  from our daily activities and think a little bit about some important issues facing youth all over the world.First of all, the World Conference on Youth 2014 is just around the corner and this year it will take place in exotic,beautiful  Colombo in Sri Lanka. The conference is a meeting place for youth to discuss and ponder on some important issues such as Youth Rights and Gender Equality.Speaking of which, young people have a huge impact on culture and sports and all sorts of recreational…
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Giveaway

    miha4sora
    5 Dec 2013 | 7:31 am
    Enter the giveaway to win the luxurious and sophisticated Vice 2 Palette from Urban Decay a $59 value. Enjoy:Description:Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. In case you weren’t around for the frenzy of the original Vice Palette, here’s the deal: yes, Vice 2 is limited edition and it WILL sell out. (With 20 EXCLUSIVE shades you won’t find anywhere else, what would you expect!?)What you get:Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright…
  • Israel: a mix between the expected and the unexpected

    miha4sora
    30 Nov 2013 | 5:07 am
    I can't believe it has been more than a week since I came back from the Holy Land.I still miss it and want to go back there to see all the places I haven't seen yet.And trust me, 4 days is a ridiculously short amount of time to spend there.Why 4 days ,you ask? Firstly,I'm a student and secondly,I'm a student :) In other words,staying for a shorter amount of time means spending less money(at least it should) and I also went on this trip during the academic year(yes, I skip classes quite a lot-that's what happens when you don't like what you're studying)So,if you ever wanted to travel to Israel…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
    Police killings spark a resurgence in political art The recent deaths of the  two unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner, has prompted a response from a number of  artists across America. Some of the works created in the aftermath of the mens death are already beings exhibited in prestigious galleries across the country. To read the full details of this story click here.   Hannah Rothschild named as first woman chair of London’s National Gallery Writer and filmmaker Hannah Rothschild has been appointed as the first woman chair in the National Galleries history. She has…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Uzbek Museum Sold Artworks and Replaced them with Copies Three employees from Uzbekistan’s top museum have been jailed for selling original paintings by artists such as Alexander Nikolayev and replacing them with copies. The paintings were sold unidentified clients for as little as $100. To read the full story click here.   Guggenheim Bilbao acquires two works by Yoko Ono Yoko Ono has donated a series of paintings and an installation work to the Guggenheim Bilbao. The series of paintings were completed during a previous performance by Yoko at the Guggenheim. To read the full story…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Fire Sweeps Through the Galerie Canesso A fire broke out at  the Parisian Galerie Canesso due to an electrical fault. The unfortunate incident took place on Sunday, 7 December. No paintings were damaged although there has been extensive damage to the walls of the building. To read the full story click here.   Jane Freilicher, the Great Representational Artist, dies aged 90 The painter Jane Freilicher, famous for her still lifes and landscapes, died in New York  on Tuesday, 9 December. Her death was confirmed by Tibor de Nagy, the New York gallery who represented her for many years. To…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    ArtCenter South Florida to Invest in New Residency Programme ArtCentre South Florida have announced their plans to create one of “the top ten artist residency programmes in the world”. Maria del Valle, executive director, says a total of $88m will be invested in both a new building and the residency programme. To read the full story click here.   Take a Guided Tour of the Art Fair International art fairs have taken the step of introducing guided tours for visitors, owing to the large amount of art on display. Art Basel in Miami Beach offer guided tours in five different…
  • Our Last Reception of 2014

    Elizabeth Duker-Gold
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Thursday, December 4th saw Agora Gallery’s final opening reception of the 2014 season. Looking back, we’ve had a great number of noteworthy exhibitions, from solos to collectives, 2-D and 3-D art, holograms, fingerprint painting, and more. It’s been a truly great year for the artists who have graced our walls with their remarkable work, and we at Agora Gallery are thrilled that we were able to help each artist reach a new audience in New York City. Spanning our first and second floors, the exhibitions  Labyrinth of Color and Reconstructing Reality offered an exemplary…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Stories on Building a Collection

    Blanton Museum
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    It was mid-afternoon and I was already woozy from too-much-information. My eyes, on autopilot, scanned the packed room one more time as I marched down row after row of booths, looking for visual connection. Wait, what was that? The man … Continue reading →
  • The Blanton’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Blanton Museum
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Visit the Blanton Museum Shop this holiday season to find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list. From handcrafted jewelry and accessories to whimsical games and contemporary home décor, the Museum Shop offers a variety of specialty items that … Continue reading →
  • Decoding the Details: Madonna and Child with Angels

    Blanton Museum
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Decoding the Details is a four-part blog series investigating works in the Blanton’s permanent collection. Each post will focus on a single work of art and explore the importance of details that many might not notice at first glance. When we delve … Continue reading →
  • Can You Solve the Riddle?

    Blanton Museum
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    This Saturday, December 6, marks the first weekend of the Blanton’s Holiday Family Days. This year, instead of one weekend immediately following Christmas, there will be two chances (December 6th and 13th) to enjoy some special family programming! Riddles are popular … Continue reading →
  • Spotlight on the Collection: Dawoud Bey

    Blanton Museum
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    In 2014, the Blanton Museum of Art acquired two works by the Chicago-based photographer, Dawoud Bey. Many might know Dawoud Bey from his recent inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, which prominently featured his 2007 portrait of Barack Obama. The … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • Book Cover Secrets that help authors Sell More Books (Video!)

    Derek Murphy
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Earlier this year I spoke at the Author Marketing Live conference in Cleveland about book cover design and book marketing. Today Jim at AMC sent me the video – which is not publicly listed and not supposed to be given away for free – but he’s letting me share it with you. I’m an awkward, self-conscious speaker, but there’s 45 minutes of pretty high value revelations that are sure to change your thinking about book cover design. I’m also speaking at AMC’s virtual event on book marketing in January – if you plan to write and sell more books in…
  • 17 creative Christmas gifts the writer in your life will love

    Derek Murphy
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Christmas is coming! You need to buy something that literary genius in your family will love, but they are so hard to please. You can’t go wrong with something that encourages them to finish their book, and tells them that you support and believe in their dream. Here are some gift ideas, ranging from silly to practical. Click the PICTURES for more info about each product. 1. The Marquis Keyboard Did you ever know they make keyboards like this? Totally custom designed, beautiful USB keyboard to make you feel like royalty. Great for inspiration, though I’m not sure how practical…
  • Do we live in a post-plagiarism word?

    Derek Murphy
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Today I read two articles. The first is the plagiarism case indie author Rachel Ann Nunes raised against Tiffanie Rushton, an elementary school teacher. Tiffanie allegedly took Rachel’s self-published book, added some sex scenes and republished it as her own. Rachel has already spent $20,000 in court fees and is using PRweb.com to get the word out so she can raise $100,000 extra to continue the lawsuit. The article laments that, while traditionally published authors are backed by published with deep pockets, for indie authors there is nothing they can do. But I’m not taken in by…
  • What do you think about Medium’s writing contest for Nanowrimo authors

    Derek Murphy
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Just saw this on Twitter: Medium is appealing to Nanowrimo authors to boost traffic. That in itself isn’t a big deal. Around 400,000 writers participated in Nanowrimo this year. That’s an easy, clear target. I appealed to some of the same target with my 30 covers in one day stunt. And we put out a free book on self-editing over on Book Butchers to help Nanowrimo authors. So how is this any different? It’s a popularity contest The winners will not be chosen on merit (not even just a little bit). The winners will be the three writers who post a 500 word synopsis of their book…
  • The anatomy of a successful non-fiction book launch

    Derek Murphy
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    This week I published a side project – a book I hadn’t planned to write but developed in under 1 month – as a way to test out some things. I was motivated to write it because a group of my Facebook friends were putting a joint promotion of productivity and time-management titles. I didn’t have one of those, but I wanted to learn more about the “business of publishing” that a bunch of these guys are into: Basically, finding popular niches and write very short ebooks for them – and publishing a lot of them. I thought this would be a good test, to see…
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    NOUMEDA CARBONE news|shop

  • NOUMEDA CARBONE / FOLLOW THE LINE / RESIDENZA ARTISTICA

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
      Noumeda Carbone apre la stagione di residenze artistiche curate da #79rosso, con il progetto FOLLOW THE LINE Quando: dal 7 al 21 Dicembre. Evento speciale con l’artista domenica 14 dalle ore 18.00. OPEN STUDIO • venerdì 12 ore 18.00 / 22.00 • domenica 14 ore 16.00 / 22.00 • venerdì 19 ore 18.00 / 22.00 • tutti i giorni su appuntamento Il lavoro di Noumeda Carbone è contraddistinto da uno stile grafico visionario, surreale, mistico, erotico ed intimo, ricco di dettagli intricati. L’artista di fama internazionale realizza opere figurative ed astratte, prediligendo…
  • New limited editions art prints for sale by Noumeda Carbone

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    You can find available new limited editions art prints on my ARTFINDER Shop. Limited edition of 200 Giclée print on paper, signed and numbered on the front Size: 40 × 60 × 0.05 in (unframed) / 35.8 × 59.4 in (actual image size) This artwork is sold unframed To find out more, please click the links on the images and visit my shops.   Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information about available original art and limited edition prints.   https://www.artfinder.com/product/the-queen-of-spades-by-noumeda-carbone/…
  • Noumeda Carbone TIPTOEING AROUND HER WORLD

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Noumeda Carbone on Elitismstyle http://goo.gl/WxbxKb Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006. She works with ink, pigment liner, felt-tip pen and sometimes she mixes hand drawing with digital instruments. Her illustrations are surreal, dreamlike,   darkly and full of incredible details. As a freelance illustrator, in recent years she has worked with some   creative directors and each one gave to her various and very interesting point of view about aesthetics, way to work, communication’s process. “Nocturne” (picture above) as Noumeda says – represents a…
  • Noumeda Carbone art features on VAGINA DENTATA’s book

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Noumeda Carbone drawings features on  VAGINA DENTATA’s book. MAKE8ELIEVE {art # culture magazine} curated a selection of contemporary art for a printed issue at 100 copies. You can see the book  online here: http://issuu.com/make8elieve/docs/s02, or find your own on www.petit-o.ch.     ink flowers ink flowers   MAKE8ELIEVE’s crew curated a selection of contemporary art for a printed issue at 100 copies. Topics related to VAGINA DENTATA: Heroes & evolution, Psychoanalytic developments, Feminism (all Waves), Myths & Illustrations, Succubi, etc… Works of:…
  • Noumeda Carbone live painting in Florence

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    LIVE PAINTING IN FLORENCE by Noumeda Carbone Acrylic on canvas 250cm x 200cm. **Monday Jazz**@ NOF, organized by Stefano Tamborrino. With Stefano Tamborrino, Noumeda Carbone, Simone Graziano, Emanuele Parrini, Max Sorrentini, Claudio Ingletti. Photo: Gabriele Mori http://www.noumeda.com/#/portfolio/wall-art-and-sculpture/_-live-painting-in-florence/0 Filed under: on canvas, wall art
 
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    The Art of Autism

  • Effective inclusion requires cooperation, communication, flexibility and creativity

    Debbie
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    During recess I’d park my car and watch the kids play. My heart would go out to Kevin who I observed standing alone by the fence on the perimeter of the school yard. by Debra Muzikar “Inclusion is not an option,” says the Special Education case manager at Kevin’s Kindergarten IEP. “We have center-based instruction here. The students with special needs are placed in one class.” “Center-based instruction sounds like a Special Education day class,” I say. “We prefer to call it center-based instruction,” she responds. The reauthorization…
  • 11-year old Kelly shares her positive feelings about being autistic

    Debbie
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    “My autism is that I have a good memory, I remember dates and people’s birthdays. I started to sing before I started to talk, I could see the world in pictures.” Kelly Willuweit, 11-years old by Andrea Benda When most people think about autism, they think about the challenges and obstacles that those with autism work tirelessly to overcome. But for 11-year-old Kelly Willuweit, focusing on the positive aspects of her autism helps put things into perspective. Working with occupational therapist Kristin Harkensee, at the Pediatric Developmental Center at Advocate Illinois Masonic…
  • Is autism contagious? Questions students ask.

    Debbie
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    by Debra Muzikar “Does Kevin know he’s autistic?” Keri Bowers asked me eleven years ago. “Kevin is nine years old,” I said. “I don’t think he’d understand if I explained it to him.” “It’s important you tell him,” she responded. “He needs to know why he’s different.” This was a time when Kevin came home every day from school crying. “Why don’t I get invited anywhere? I want to be like other kids, I want to have friends. I want to go to their home and play video games.” The social skills…
  • What Brandon and Amalia teach us about love, honesty and parenting a special needs child

    Debbie
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    “The way we look at our children and their limitations is precisely the way they will feel about themselves. We set the examples, and they learn by taking our cue from us.” Amalia Starr By Debra Muzikar Five years ago before the first Art of Autism book, before this website even existed, I was contacted by Amalia Starr for art work for the cover of her new book Raising Brandon. She heard of my son Kevin’s art work and was encouraged by Keri Bowers to put art by an autistic artist on the front cover. “I want an image of a path,” she said. Her book is subtiled…
  • Favorite Quotes About Autism and Aspergers

    Debbie
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    By Debra Muzikar Update 12/7/14 I’m collecting favorite quotes about autism from some of my favorite people. Please share your own in the comments and if I like it, I’ll add it to the list. I’ve blogged about many on this list. Links to the Art of Autism blogs have been added. 1. “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Dr. Stephen Shore. 2. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting…
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The CF Christmas Gift Wishlist | 8 Products We Must Have

    Zola Paulse
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    I’m not even kidding when I say people have been hassling me about the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide since like, last year. I thought the whole thing was a waste of time since by the time we put it up it was already way too late to buy anything on it. That said, despite all the harassment, somehow I only remembered about it yesterday. I’ll be honest and admit that I’m not really soaking in any of those product placement emails they keep throwing at me. While some people seem to have been expecting a carefully sourced guide to all things hip in 2015, what you’re actually…
  • The Long Dark Review | Starving, Parched, & Freezing to Death

    Zola Paulse
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Freditor says games are totally a form of art so I’m going with it. I’m all tapped out for lookin’ at your artwork, guys. This is December. It’s the only month I can start drinking before 1pm without my family calling an intervention and I’m not wasting my precious NDIS time looking at black and white photographs of someone’s nipples. So stop asking. Roll on what used to be someone else’s job until he asked for a wage. Last week I played a game where I was one of the only few survivors left on the planet and this week I’m a little miffed you haven’t all died silently…
  • Fading Memories / Fashion Photography by Yane Mode

    Creative Fluff
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    The story of a glorious woman who vanished into the mists of time whereas the brilliant shines left only fading memories behinds. She believe memory believes before knowing remembers .She keeps seeking the linkage between her passed pieces and present zone in balance to her innocent nature. She drove down her 1960’s vintage bug to download with her favorite red fish tail dress while she needs a bit of quite before enter the opening reception cause as soon as she knows being in the center of attention will again reminds her the conflicts of her true identity and the social appearance.
  • Pause Designs – I LOVE IT AND I DON’T KNOW WHY

    Zola Paulse
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Pause Designs – I LOVE IT AND I DON’T KNOW WHY I’m having a moment today. I get a lot of submissions, so I see a lot of random, pointless shit, but never before has something so transcended the path of having-a-point that it came out the other side in some sort of mental death ray. SHOOOOOM! I’ve been lost for words before, but I have never been so close to being lost for thought that I momentarily slipped into a coma. Is it that he did it to begin with, or that he went and did it nine more times? Bumping the word count with the most underrated walk-and-drop in history: “Hi…
  • The Ultimate Halloween Art Roundup

    Fred McCoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and not because it is a very good excuse to dress up as an adult, get drunk, and act like a blathering idiot. Halloween represents an interesting marker that helps the transition from Summer to Winter. That energy right between those two seasons is captured in the sheer creativity that surrounds Halloween.All around the world people carve pumpkins, create costumes from scratch, and use the holiday as an inspiration for their artwork. Below is a roundup of the very best from people who channeled the energy of Halloween into fun and creative ideas.
 
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Iraqi Odyssey

    Joobin Bekhrad
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM OTTOMAN TO MODERN IRAQ THROUGH THE EYES OF A FAMILY From Jamal Penjweny’s Saddam is Here series O, Babylon: pray, relate the tale of thy haughty sons and daughters, who with brazen cupidity strove to thrust their wanting hands into the clouds of the climes on high, vying with Marduk for his lofty station. Where be Nebuchadnezzar and the great Belshazzar, who learned too late of the writing on the wall and his wide dominion soon to fall? Thy hanging gardens lie now fallen and ravaged, thy hallowed name hath been sullied by a seven-headed whore, and thy rivers…
  • Tales Within Tales

    Sabrina Guerrieri
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS AND THE POSTMODERNISM OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told ― Umberto Eco, postscript to The Name of the Rose In 1967, John Barth published the controversial and well-known essay, The Literature of Exhaustion, which proposed that the conventional modes of literary representation had been consumed, and their possibilities expended through depletion. The implications of this ‘exhaustion’, which…
  • The Man from Oran

    Joobin Bekhrad
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    WELCOME TO ALGIERS, BABY. Overshadowing, perhaps, even the bloody civil war that subsumed the country throughout the 90s and seeped insidiously into the early 2000s, the War of Independence remains, as one could well argue, the single most important and defining event in modern Algerian history. Beginning in the mid-1950s, only a short while after Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power in Egypt and the CIA and MI6-backed coup d’état that overthrew the democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, scores of Algeria’s valiant sons and daughters, following in the…
  • Persian Letters

    Kevin Schwartz
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    THE ALLURE AND ENDURING LEGACY OF PERSIAN NASTA’LIQ CALLIGRAPHY Detail of a work from Sadegh Tirafkan’s ‘Body Curves’ series When the famed calligrapher Mir Emad was murdered at the Safavid court in 1615 – perhaps on account of artistic rivalry or perhaps because of his religious affiliations – an important chapter in the history of the calligraphic script known as nasta’liq came to a close. Mir Emad was not the originator of nasta’liq, which emerged in 14th century Iran as a likely marriage of two other styles (naskh and ta’liq), but he was nonetheless…
  • Syriously Surreal

    Leo Kroonen
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    ‘WHEN YOU LIMIT YOURSELF, YOU ARE ACTUALLY MORE FREE’ Samer Saem Eldahr HA!, the latest release by Syrian artist and musician Samer Saem Eldahr – a.k.a. Hello Psychaleppo! – is, as the musician’s pseudonym might suggest, a manic and eclectic set of layered tracks recorded live. Featuring a delicious array of electronic sounds and beats, as well as a cameo by Gaddafi and macabre, yet colourfully vibrant artwork for each and every track (produced by the artist himself), the album presents an interdisciplinary feast for the senses. To find out more about his new album,…
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Yes, You Too Can Draw – Ch 12 – Fake It With Foreshortening

    Chris Hilbig
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Today’s lesson covers an issue or concept that practically every artist (who is not going out of his way to work abstractly) works with, foreshortening. Most readers will have a pretty good grasp on this topic. But for those of you who have never read a how-to-draw book, foreshortening won’t be so hard. Before we start, let’s […] The post Yes, You Too Can Draw – Ch 12 – Fake It With Foreshortening appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It?

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Yesterday I got to experience something new today in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014). An error 16 configuration error. Sounds redundant? It might be. But it kept me from opening my copy of Illustrator on my iMac. The Roots of the Problem Personally, this started out with an article I read on MacWorld.com on how a white-hat hacker […] The post AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It? appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Are You A Victim?

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This was originally going to be a “spur-of-the-moment” thing, but I should had know better than to assume such things. Work decided to pick up these past few weeks, and I place making money as a greater priority. But I still took the time to write this because I believe this is in some measure […] The post Are You A Victim? appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest. Sadly this was a long time in coming due to my preoccupation with stuff like work, projects, etc. But I do have some good stuff on tap. Getting Sketchy Giovanni Boldini is featured at Artist Daily. Boldini was a tremendous artist during the 1900’s. He worked in a […] The post Links of Interest — Sept 19, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator

    Chris Hilbig
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   If you’re a regular visitor to ChrisHilbig.com, you know I write an awful lot on a little vector package called Inkscape. But before Inkscape, I had spent well over a decade learning and using Adobe Illustrator professionally. I continue to use Illustrator for professional jobs (especially ones going to print).  This tutorial will be the […] The post AI Workshop: How To Create A Starry Night in Illustrator appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
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    The Realm of the Fractus

  • Mr. Eccles Presents: Shilo Shiv Suleman – Using tech to enable dreaming

    Troythulu
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is really cool: Khoya, an interactive fantasy adventure for the iPad, suitable for teens and adults. I’ve gotten it for my own ‘Pad and am playing with it quite a bit this holiday season. It’s got lots of interesting Indian cultural elements woven into the narrative, many of them quite new to me. In this talk, Ms. Suleman discusses the origin and use of this app in stimulating the imagination and harnessing tech to an appreciation of the fantastic and a cultivation of the human. Filed under: Arts, Fiction Tagged: app, Fantasy, Khoya, Shilo Shiv Suleman, TED, Video
  • Mr. Eccles Presents: Beau Lotto – Optical illusions show how we see

    Troythulu
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Science, Skepticism Tagged: Beau Lotto, Optical Illusions, TED, Video
  • MetaCognitions: 2014.11.27

    Troythulu
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I think that it’s necessary that we question within reason those claims extraordinary or important to us, and especially when those claims unfairly support our own or others’ ideology and belief-systems, however ill-suited we may feel at the time to bother with it. Given the power and pervasiveness of human bias (my own included), we should not be too credulous or too obstinate regarding what we accept as true when our personal affirmation or denial of a claim speaks too clearly to our own prejudices and inner narrative and not to evidence and reason or the lack of such for the claim.
  • MetaCognitions: 2014.11.19

    Troythulu
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Memes Tagged: Carl Sagan, Fractal, Quotation, Quote
  • Mr. Eccles Presents: Eric Liu – Why ordinary people need to understand power

    Troythulu
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Filed under: Logic/Philosophy Tagged: Eric Liu, Power, Video
 
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Uncertainty

    Ariel Snapp
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Over the past few years I have experienced increased amounts of uncertainty in all areas of my life. I have had to learn ways to get much more comfortable with it. To learn and adapt without having all the answers. To plan only about a week or so in advance. It was a large learning curve for me, the girl that used to have her whole life planned out on a spreadsheet years in advance. Most people have heard the saying, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. While it is true we tend to fight it with fervor. We scramble to try to create order and chaos and a semblance of certainty, even…
  • To be seen, to be heard

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I wrote this poem below a while back. For me it is symbolic of so many aspects of my life and the greater reflection of the world events today. It relates to my work where I try to put voice to real people’s stories to make better products for the world, to my personal life where I try to be an active participant in the lives of my friends and family, and to the recent loss of my grandfather. It is the thread of human existence, to be seen and heard, despite the inherent pain that comes with every hero’s journey. To be heard It is hard to process pain. I do not need to end all…
  • Fourteen

    Ariel Snapp
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Fourteen is a special number for me. Both of my daughters were born on the 14th of the month. Significant events naturally seem to unfold on this day quite often for me. Today, I got a letter that I wrote to myself 1 year ago in my email inbox. It reminded me that I am on the right path. It reminded me of what matters. It reminded me that my creative dreams are real, valid and worth pursuing. In their pure, untainted form. What is strange about this was that I woke up this morning thinking about my book that I wrote last year, and how I want it to become an animated film. That sounds…
  • Meant for Me

    Ariel Snapp
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Rilke, I,12 from The Book of Hours I believe in all that has never yet been spoken. I want to free what waits within me  so that what no one has dared to wish for may for once spring clear without my contriving. If this is arrogant, God, forgive me, but this is what I need to say. May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. Then in these swelling and ebbing currents, these deepening tides moving out, returning, I will sing you as no one ever has, streaming through widening channels into the open sea. Related Posts:I Reject the UI…
  • Lily Blossom

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    The post Lily Blossom appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Art

    Creative Visual Artist
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:39 am
    Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist and with a pair of snowshoes and a long walk she transforms the peaceful caked snow landscape into something special. The sprawling designs look almost like abstract crop circles. Hinrichsen creates her stunning temporary works mostly in Colorado, with trips to New York and the French Alps, too. They can take up to a few days to complete, with the help of 50 or 60 volunteers. “Snow Drawings started out of play, during an artist residency in the Colorado Rockies in the winter of 2009,” Hinrichsen explained to HuffPost. “I had brought…
  • Peter Pichler’s Mirrored Northern Italian House

    Creative Visual Artist
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Built just outside of Bolzano in the foothills of the Dolomites Mountains in Northern Italy is one of the most iconic designs from architect Peter Pichler. Two homes, designed as vacation residences, each feature two bedrooms nested inside a minimalist white interior – characterized by skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows, and of course personal gardens. The most striking feature of the structure though, is the glass front that reflects the surrounding area. The curvilinear elevation provides extensive views of the local Italian landscape.
  • Disney Princesses in Real Life by Jirka Väätäinen

    Creative Visual Artist
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Mulan Ariel (The Little Mermaid) Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) Jasmine (Aladdin) Megara (Hercules) Pocahontas Adding that touch of reality to iconic Disney princesses is something art student Jirka Väätäinen excels at. The fantastic photo manipulations are a successful attempt at bringing these beautiful characters to life. This project began with Jirka’s fascination for the character Ursula from The Little Mermaid. “I had always liked her character so much that I decided to give myself a little challenge,”…
  • Massive Chrome Mural Illusion of a 3D Sculpture

    Creative Visual Artist
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Graffiti artist Bikismo (Joshua Santos Rivera) has beautified the streets of Miami with this fantastic optical illusion mural of a chrome-coated dog. On the walls of Jose De Diego Middle School, the Puerto Rican artist’s piece is composed of painstakingly mapped patches of colour. The color segments are then filled in entirely with spray paint. This attention to detail produces a strikingly realistic three-dimensional reflection on the wall’s flat surface. Taking four days to complete the work was undertaken as part of the Raw Project to add art installations to Miami’s…
  • Amazing Japanese Flip Books

    Creative Visual Artist
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
      These Japanese flip books are such a simple and powerful form of art. These flip books are part of a fantastic series published by Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo. See more here. via 40fakes
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    Designer's Depot

  • The Art of Sunga Park

    noelevz
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    Sunga Park is a illustrator / artist from Busan, South Korea. She is a wallpaper designer but she can create awesome architectural landmarks in watercolor. She didn’t have a regular art school education but that didn’t stop her from creating wonderful art pieces. I love the fact that her works are intentionally left unfinished. Here is what she said about this: The only purpose of leaving space and unfinished details is to lure in the imagination of the viewer, as the beauty of space does in oriental paintings. I really love how the painting creates new outlines in space. I was…
  • Cool finds for the week 120614

    noelevz
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Some cool images I have stumbled this week. Please visit the respective artists/photographers site to see more of their works. © All works are copyrighted to the respective artists. “370” by Micha? Mozolewski Cool finds for the week 120614 “Rachael (watercolor illustration)” by Hector Trunnec “Self” by Isabel Garmon “Luna” by Amanda Mocci “GUARDIANS II – THANOS – Vector” by Orlando Arocena “Hellship” by Jared Muralt “Rebel Alliance” by Patrick Seymour “Personal works” by Mercedes deBellard “Batwoman” by Dan Mora “Lil’ Ashes” by…
  • CD Wreath Instructable

    noelevz
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Follow this tutorial to make your own CD Wreath by Instructables member paulhogan. CD Wreath Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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    love art will travel

  • Week 11!

    Emily Magone
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 11 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!This week's deal is...That means an 8x10 print is ONLY $12!!!Click on the photo to go straight to the listing, this week only!See you next week!Emily :)
  • New Little Painting!

    Emily Magone
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 9 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!This week we have another Little Painting!"Mushrooms 2"6"x9"Watercolor and Ink on Hot Press PaperClick on the picture to go straight to the listing and score your original painting for only $25!See you next week!Emily :)
  • Christmas is coming!

    Emily Magone
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
  • The Ponchos Are Here

    Emily Magone
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Just launched! I've been dreaming about making hand-painted ponchos for some time, and finally, here they are!These ponchos are deliciously soft and drape beautifully. They can be worn off either shoulder, or turned to the front and wrapped as a scarf as well! They look beautiful worn as a casual layer, or as a dressy wrap over evening wear and dresses. They make a lovely swim coverup as well!Material: 100% Light RayonWeight: Light to MediumSize: 35" wide x 20" length, neck opening is 17" wideHem: Machine SewnHere are a few of my favorite shots.  Photography by Amanda Webb of Footsteps…
  • Holiday Ordering Deadline

    Emily Magone
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Greetings lovelies! As holiday shopping picks up, please note that the US ordering deadline is DECEMBER 1ST in order to ensure Christmas Eve delivery! Express Shipping will be available through December 10th as well. Please message me if you have any questions! XO, Emily
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    cardboardcities

  • blog love: part 1

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    i love sharing, and helping (in whatever way) to widen the audiences of blogs and people i love. like sharing colourful creatives on instagram or creatives on twitter. it makes me happy to read blogs, look at amazing photography and other creative things. people are amazing!i'm going to be honest, i am totally picky with the blogs i follow. i am always open to finding and reading new (to me) blogs and sometimes find some absolute corkers, but when it comes to following i only do so if i know i'm going to be reading every single post and/or if i just absolutely love and am inspired by the…
  • last minute christmas shopping

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    vintage soviet alarm clock / black and white rug / nesting dolls / geometric alphabet poster / vintage horse figurine / floor cushion / coat stand...or some things to get with christmas money! i have been loving black and white lately - specifically together rather than separately - and i would love to bring more of it into my home. i just find myself drawn to it in the same way as my favourite colours (turquoise and pink) and i love that it's so versatile.if you're a lover of monochrome or minimalism you can keep it super simple and add some interest with…
  • productivity, creativity and inspiration

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    as bloggers, writers, illustrators and creatives of any kind, from time to time we all get creative block. it might be a for a few hours, days, weeks, or ..scarily, even longer than that. often the best thing to do is get out of the area you're working in and get outside.even just a few minutes is beneficial to your frame of mind. i'm a firm believer that you should never force creativity. yes, you may have tight deadlines, but if you burn out you're going to make things worse. taking a break even for a few minutes can be a life/sanity saver.i know a lot of people think procrastination is…
  • let's go (last minute) stationery shopping!

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    looking to do a little bit of last minute christmas shopping for a stationery loving friend (or yourself)? i've compiled a short list of some of my favourite online/UK based stationery shops. the last date for standard post in the UK is the 19th, so you still have a bit of time! stationery fans, unite!present and correct - obviously you need everything.pedlars - just all round awesome. lots of fantastic stuff, and some great stationery too. they have free p&p on all orders over £25 until midnight tonight! - use the code 'mincepie'.shedquarters - a fantastic selection of…
  • sunday spark // 17

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    // 30 mug recipes// double chocolate shortbread recipe//  nicky roehreke// ways to write social media updates// on letting go
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    Meditative Art School

  • Universal vs. Personal

    medita11
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    “As a generalization, Meditative Art, and spiritual paths, can be divided into two primal categories: personal and impersonal. Understanding each of these categories is important and can ultimately lead us to the middle path, which I personally refer to as “Rumi’s flute”. The following text is taken from our newly released book: Meditative Art – Theory [...]
  • River of Creativity

    medita11
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
      That which is called creativity is far beyond the scope of ideas, materials, shapes, colors and sounds. It is an ever flowing river that flows from the very source. When connected to that source, our creativity remains fresh, unique and harmonious.    Each and Every Petal While many feel that they need to be [...]
  • The Artist

    medita11
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The idea of ‘the artist’ being extravagant, egoistic, overly emotional and moody is a modern vision. Nowadays, we simply can’t think of an “artist” as someone well-connected and integrated, as a symbol of self control and with a clear and noble intention; for everywhere we look, art has been drowned with excessive expression of negative [...]
  • Inspiration & the Creative Desire

    medita11
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    What is that which we call inspiration? What could be the reason we feel drawn to do, to create, to play, with love and interest? What could possess us and fill us with passion, stimulation and motivation to try, express and experiment? The very source of inspiration is the natural healthy human desire to be a [...]
  • Passionate Pottery

    medita11
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
      Going in Circles The wheel turns; you find yourself looking at it as if it is a poisonous snake swaying to the sounds of the flute; you couldn’t move your eyes aside, even if you wanted to; you have lost any sense of reference; you have lost yourself in the spin and you are [...]
 
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    Park West Gallery

  • Photographer recreates Renoir painting

    parkwestgal
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Photographer Tim Cole’s recreation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party.” Image captured from The Telegraph. A London-based photographer took on the daunting task of recreating dining scenes from the works of artists like Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A recent article in The Telegraph reports that photographer Tim Cole was commissioned by furniture retailer IKEA to pay tribute to some of art history’s finest depictions of mealtimes. The collection includes Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” Vincent van Gogh’s “The Potato Eaters” and…
  • Top 10 Tips for Your Next Cruise

    parkwestgal
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Photo Credit: Katherine Stewart 1.Leave One Day Early Travel to the departure port the day before your cruise. You won’t have to worry about delayed flights and other travel woes when you are trying to make it to the ship before the all aboard announcement.Not only will you get a good night’s sleep before you board the ship, you can get some extra sightseeing in, too. 2. Board ASAP If you travel to the port the night before or live close by, arrive at the cruise terminal by 11 a.m. Most ships allow you to board around noon. The earlier you board the ship, the sooner you are likely to have…
  • Macabre Goya sketches reunite in London

    parkwestgal
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Francisco Goya’s “Dream of a Good Witch” Sketches by Spanish artist Francisco Goya depicting strange and unusual subjects will rejoin his other drawings at a London gallery for a 2015 exhibit. The Guardian reports that the Courtauld Gallery recently announced 22 drawings by Goya will be reunited. The sketches portray witches and old women, and were drawn toward the end of Goya’s life. The album is one of eight the artist produced for himself, each labeled with letters A through H by art scholars. They were created over a period of 30 years when he was 50 years old in 1796,…
  • Yaacov Agam’s world-record menorah to be lit in NYC

    parkwestgal
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Yaacov Agam’s 32-foot tall menorah, located in Manhattan. The annual lighting of the world’s biggest menorah, designed by Yaacov Agam, is set to kick off Hanukkah in New York. Those enjoying the holiday season in Manhattan can join in the celebration of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, beginning today, Dec. 16, with the lighting of a 32-foot-high menorah. The lightings will take place at Grand Army Plaza, located at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, with the first lighting scheduled around 5:30 p.m. Hanukkah will be celebrated Dec. 16 and ends the evening of 24. The gold-colored,…
  • Park West Gallery artists share their holiday and winter season memories

    parkwestgal
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Park West Gallery artists share their memories, traditions and inspirations during the winter and holiday season. Birmingham, Michigan artist Tim Yanke recalls one winter where he wanted to purchase a Toro snow blower, so he would convince his mom to let him stay home from school to shovel snow around the neighborhood for cash. His parents surprised him by purchasing one as a Christmas gift, and he was able to clear snow for his neighbors in half the time. “The harder you work, the luckier you get. That is what I love, I love to work hard and I like to see the fruition of creativity and…
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • Where does the white cover sets often use?

    dressjoy
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:26 am
    Both the resort is both the country that a lot of persons would be living, and also you will access the quilters in an hotels would be both the white, just because it’sed the brief begin to have a rest, ares one night and tow nights they could depart the hotel, for that people who may live in the hotel need one clean and smooth environment especially both the bed cloth were going to be clean, so that refined color makes the consumers really fell relax. Both the refined is both the safety color for all of highest every one as if, because the white remains the image of pure and also the…
  • Nice and amazing azure floral curtains

    crys123
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Occasionally we may think the colour of curtains were going to be both the pink, guided or yellow, we tend to rarely take both the blue as drape color to thinking, but beneath fact, the azure curtain might provide you one different feeling . Both the curtain should remain one big decoration of the hall, an appropriate drape makes the bedroom turn out to bed other content, to make the hall to be more comfortable, seduce have one attempt the offer azure curtains, it was going to make your beautiful boudoir as more private certainly. Firstly, you choose a refined texture curtain, and then handle…
  • Tone Discount Wedding Dresses

    amjocelyn2014
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    During the Gulf, bright white would be the regular tone designed for bridal gowns. red is without a doubt history provides take pleasure in, whatever hues should really be wonderful! A number of colours divulge the top through anyone, inspite of complexion as well as mane color selection. Along the lines of spot for their decide on, your stationery, designer wedding dresses, maid-matron of honour dress……even a coil nails, your own personal wedding day advisor may manage not to mention call to mind you to definitely get precisely your wedding reception beautifully! Dos Allure Bridals…
  • Colors Allure Bridals Wedding Dress

    amjocelyn2014
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    With the To the west, bright white stands out as the customary coloration intended for bridal gowns. red is without a doubt culture shows take pleasure in, whatever styles should really be decent! Numerous tones reveal the right on anybody, regardless complexion and / or curly hair coloring. Which includes spot for a decide upon, typically the wedding invitations, bridal gowns, maid-matron of honour dress……even your current claws, your individual wedding day advisor can set up not to mention advise you to definitely get information on wedding ceremony totally! Dos Allure Bridals Wedding…
  • Losing extra weight With Supplement

    elgabodil
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The execute out for you we can get returning into wide variety what’s working on those feedback and likes again let’s go Sep going down band that right leg up Hombre  smooth convenience execute out his generates international don’t get to power up his own satisfied locations bro my think you when the pain is there java finished to cause you to encounter much better recommended activities and activities we’ve got operates I known as start okay sorry I just losing calories getting a beat quantity up try and make sure you bring your arms all right to the top got another…
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • What to Do During the Holidays in Chicago

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In the middle of the holiday season, you may be scrambling for things to do with your family and friends coming to visit.  Whether you’re a seasoned Chicago resident or new to the area, there’s never a shortage of things for you to do or see in the city. There’s plenty of great shopping in the Chicago area, and while almost every chain store is available in a short cab or bus ride, there are some unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else, such as Elevenzees on Division Street or Komoda on Chicago Avenue, both selling a variety of unique gifts. Another one of the…
  • Have An Artful Thanksgiving

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    At the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, we are surrounded by art every day. Why should Thanksgiving be any different? It is a time of family and gathering and fun, so why not add some creativity to the traditions? Here are some fun ideas for an artful Thanksgiving to involve the whole family, while creating memories and new holiday traditions. Your table will be the center of the most activity on Thanksgiving Day. There is nothing more welcoming than seeing a nice centerpiece amongst all the delicious food. Pumpkins are a great way to accent your table with some fall color. Find unique…
  • A Look Back at 6 NHL Statues of Hockey Legends from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s hockey season, and there’s nothing we love more that watching out favorite NHL teams hit the ice.  Over the years, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has been honored to create several permanent bronze monuments commemorating NHL legends from teams across the United States.  With the 2014 hockey season upon us, we are taking a look back at the commissions our artists have done to honor the sport and some of its most famous players. How many of these sculptures have you seen in person? Two of the more well-known NHL players to be memorialized in bronze by…
  • Popcorn Brand Icon Honored at Valparaiso Festival

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    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Just a short drive away from the Fine Art Studio of RotBlatt-Amrany, a celebration was recently held in honor of one of the world’s most recognizable food icons.  Orville Redenbacher was remembered at the 36th Annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana, the weekend following Labor Day. Orville Redenbacher dedicated his life to agriculture.  Much of his work was done in the area of Valparaiso where he grew up.  The legendary face of popcorn started out as a Farm Bureau Extension agent and owned a fertilizer company.  From there he developed new strains of corn plants, one of which he…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Opening of the Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom, CA

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    3 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Folsom California Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 am, to celebrate the official opening of the Johnny Cash Trail; a bike and pedestrian trail to honor the legendary musician. This ribbon cutting also kicks off the development of the 2.5 mile long Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience. Both Roseanne and Cindy Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughters, were in attendance. Roseanne Cash held a performance the night before at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. Event organizers encourage guests to walk or…
 
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    Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community

  • Faux Walnut Woodgrain Restoration Project

    Norman
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    A Great Old House (a great big challenge) I received a call from Mark, a real estate investor in Seattle, who said he had a house that needed some faux walnut restored.  The house is a 2 story, 1913 Craftsman. Judging … read more The post Faux Walnut Woodgrain Restoration Project appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Hudson Hornet Woodgrain Project

    Norman
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This is a project I did in August, 2014 for a fella based in New England. He saw this site and sent me a note through my Service Inquiry form.  The car is a 1952 Hudson Hornet. A legend of auto racing, cherished by … read more The post Hudson Hornet Woodgrain Project appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known.

    Norman
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    I reached out to professional faux finishers with one question: “What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before starting your painting business?” The faux finishing business can be tricky For me, starting out was all trial and error. Partly because, at the … read more The post Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known. appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results

    Norman
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Worlds Apart As a long time student, practitioner and observer of faux wood painting methods, I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend: The auto painting and decorative finishing industries are complete strangers to each other. Because of this, woodgraining methods for cars … read more The post Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Paint Colors: The Ultimate Guide

    Norman
    20 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Searching on line for this topic, I see millions of results from multiple industries. From home improvement to interior decorating to faux finishing to auto painting, theater set design, arts and crafts, blinds and shades, concrete decoration, furniture restoration and … read more The post Faux Wood Paint Colors: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
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    Filthy Dreams

  • What’s Your Alternate Ending?: Visual AIDS’ Video Program Celebrates 25 Years of Day With(Out) Art

    Emily Colucci
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    via visualaids.org Last week in honor of the 25th anniversary of Day With(Out) Art, a national day of mourning and action in response to AIDS on December 1, Visual AIDS premiered ALTERNATE ENDINGS, seven commissioned short videos by artists and art collectives addressing the current state of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. Conceived of by Visual AIDS and New Queer Cinema filmmaker, artist and Gran Fury member Tom Kalin, who also made his own moving video Ashes for ALTERNATE ENDINGS the seven videos provide a diverse and polyvocal approach to discussing HIV/AIDS, frequently layering personal…
  • ‘Things Are Queer’ At Duane Michals’ Retrospective At The Carnegie Museum Of Art

    Emily Colucci
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Duane Michals, Young Men Dreams In The Garden of the Dead with Flowers Growing From Their Heads, 1995, gelatin silver print with hand applied text (all photos, unless otherwise noted, courtesy the artist and DC Moore Gallery, via pacemacgill.com) In Susan Sontag’s seminal On Photography, Sontag states, “A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence. Like a wood fire in a room, photographs–especially those of people, of distant landscapes and faraway cities, of the vanished past–are incitements to reverie. The sense of the unattainable that can be evoked by photographs…
  • You Are Invited To–Residual Impression: A Look at Contemporary Prints

    Emily Colucci
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Why hello there, Filthy Dreams reader! I know what you’re thinking: “Dear Filthy Dreams, I have nothing to do with my Friday night. Its going to be another night in with a bottle (or three) of Chardonnay, binge-watching True Detective for the eighth time and waiting for the Chardonnay shocker to arrive at 4am so I can bleary-eyed watch cat videos on YouTube.” Well, fear no more, faithful Filthy ones! We’ve got an exhibition for you to attend. We, here at Filthy Dreams, are nothing if not loyal to our…ahem…many contributors. Ok, we’ve had about…
  • You Killed Me First: The Only Film Needed To Ruin Your Family’s Thanksgiving

    Emily Colucci
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Still from RIchard Kern’s “You Killed Me First” Why hello there, faithful Filthy Dreams readers. Do you smell something? OH! It’s just a turkey I have in the oven. Sure it’s a few days early but no matter! Why celebrate one Thanksgiving when you can have it all week? We have a lot of thanks to give on this holiest of holidays! Last year, we spiced up your Thanksgiving holiday with a list of videos and films that would horrify your parents. Well, it seemed to have been a hit since we were still getting hits from Googlers of “thanksgiving sex videos”…
  • From Nefertiti to Klytemnestra: The Ethyl Eichelberger Video Lounge

    Emily Colucci
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Peter Hujar, Ethyl Eichelberger in a Fashion Pose, 1981 (Courtesy Peter Hujar Archive) Hello there, dear readers! You thought I forgot about this little nightlife series of ours, didn’t you? Well, don’t doubt me, Mary. I didn’t! Come on in, though not too close. I’ve been sniffling my way through Kleenex box after Kleenex box for days. It’s fine though I’ve been drinking my miracle cures–hot toddys. Don’t tell me they aren’t medicinal, queens, I’m a doctor of journalism! Sorry this cold medicine is making me a little woozy with a…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Stock Photos: Photos by Strangexperiments Studio

    Jason Jose
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    Stock Photos: Photos by Strangexperiments StudioPhotos of adolescent youths in their rooms looking out the window but the scenery outside is replaced by found images online with the "stock photo" watermark. The series explores the feeling of wanting to be somewhere, away from the comforts of home, and escaping from familiar surroundings.This series explores how one’s extreme familiarity with his environment can actually become a psychological entrapment. Singapore is so small that as Singaporeans, there is a dearth of novelty or “strangeness” in our surroundings. It also explores how…
  • Places to Hide: Photos by Won Kim

    Jason Jose
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Places to Hide: Photos by Won KimConceptual photos of nude figures hiding in enclosed spaces that explores how humans desire a secure, quiet, and comfortable place akin to a fetus in a mother's womb.When I was a little boy, I liked to hide in quiet, isolated areas. It could be under a desk, in a corner of the balcony, or just in a closet. Whenever I occupied these small, private spaces it gave me a feeling of profound security. The images in Places to Hide are in part my way of remembering this feeling. I think the feeling I experienced has something in common with the homing instinct that…
  • Places of Departure: Photos by Ellen Jantzen

    Jason Jose
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    Places of Departure: Photos by Ellen JantzenConceptual photos that questions what happens when a loved one dies. These digitally-enhanced images have an ethereal and spiritual quality that attempts to answer those lingering questions. The series began when Ellen lost both her parents and her struggle to understand where life goes after death.I was working on my series, Disturbing The Spirits when my father suddenly died. Place of Departure is the work I have done since.... I feel that my life has fundamentally changed; but sometimes all seems the same. Where did my father go? What does a…
  • Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen

    Jason Jose
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    Vinyl Art by Daniel EdlenHand-painted portraits of musicians on vinyl records by Arizona-based artist Daniel Edlen. Using white acrylic, Daniel paints the images on records that are already damaged and would otherwise be thrown away, although the flipside can still be played.Building on my background in sculpture and rapidograph dot drawings, I use the unique canvas of the LP to create dramatic compositions that spark conversations.
  • Together in Youth and Light: Photos by Justin Gonyea

    Jason Jose
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    Together in Youth and Light: Photos by Justin GonyeaMultiple exposures that explores the coming of age of youth and the struggle to find identity through portraiture.At the age when we are caught between who we were brought up to be and who we are destined to become, the subjects of this exploration in conceptual serial photography build a visual index for what is arguably the most trying period in a lifetime. Through the process of exposing film multiple times, the portraits become fragmented and faint—sometimes rendering the initial subject unidentifiable. The resulting images are…
 
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  • DOUGLAS GORDON - PHANTOM AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY 75 AND PARK NEW YORK.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Opening reception: Thursday, December 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00pmI think it's supposed to be about provoking enough of a memory that people take it away and do their own thing with it. For me, artwork... is something that you should be able to take away-you don't have to be present in front of it,  and that's the potency of the artwork when it works. -Douglas Gordon"TEARS BECOME...STREAMS BECOME...,"PHOTO: JAMES EWINGGagosianNewYorkispleasedtopresentDouglasGordons Phantom2011coincidingwithtearsbecomestreamsbecome...," his large-scale installation on view at the Park Avenue Armory…
  • ARAKI TELLER, TELLER ARAKI

    Nikolaos Routsis
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Araki Teller, Teller Araki was published to coincide with the two artist's collaborative exhibition at the Ostlicht Galerie fur Fotografie In Vienna. For more info please click Araki Teller.
  • STILLS FROM HARRY NOVAK MOVIE ARCHIVE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    We are pleased to present a photo archive by producer Harry Novak. The stills are taken from films such as Mini-Skirt Love, Venus In Furs where we screened earlier this month and many more. Again the photos explore the women domination over men and the desire by men till enslavement. There are images containing soft nudity and special costumes adding interest on the subject / cultural reference. To view the archive please click MOVIE ARCHIVE
  • BLACK FRIDAY SALE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:13 am
    Black Friday is here and we are offering a 10 percent discount in some of the hottest titles in art books /photography and editions.  The discount will continue over the weekend allow you more time to shop those items. Usually there is no discount but we will like you to know us better and get your hands flipping.Some of the titles are: Robert MapplethropeAri Marcopoulos Lele Saveri and many more please visit here.Or Click SalePromo Code:2LO4060MFDEW            
  • JOHN BALDESSARI MOVIE SCRIPTS/ART AT MARIAN GOODMAN NYC.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    John Baldessari: Movie Scripts / Art, 2014October 22 - November 22, 2014Opening reception: Wednesday, October 22nd, 6-8 pmMaria Goodman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by John Baldessari, Movie Scripts / Art, 2014 which will open to the public on Wednesday, October 22nd, and rub through November 22nd.Baldessari's relationship to words and pictures, his pairing of photography and language, was first brought into the realm of art in the Text paintings and Photo-text paintings of the 1960s. Later, his characteristic pairing of image and text, selecting and contrasting…
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    EverythingWithATwist

  • Pool Divers by Mark Sanders

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    18 Dec 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Pool diving is by itself a very delicate and at the same time aesthetically excellent sport. The athlete needs to know perfectly gymnastics, but also... The post Pool Divers by Mark Sanders appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Previously on EWAT [Fri 12 – Thu 18 Dec]

    sunscreen
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Georgy Kurasov is a Russian painter having as focus women. Although he is not in a specific movement or style per se he has some elements of... The post Previously on EWAT [Fri 12 – Thu 18 Dec] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Moonassi Drawing by Daehyun Kim

    sunscreen
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Daehyun Kim was born and currently works and lives in Seoul, having a degree in traditional East Asian painting. The project Daehyun works on, Moonassi, is a long life project started... The post Moonassi Drawing by Daehyun Kim appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Aerial Summertime by Tom Blachford

    sunscreen
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Tom Blachford is a photographer from Melbourne, Australia. This series is aerial photography on beaches, a topic covered many times over here (please check Bernhard’s, Alex’s or Antoine’s photographs). “Photography for... The post Aerial Summertime by Tom Blachford appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Haute Couture Doll Like Models by Vogue Paris

    sunscreen
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Giampaolo Sgura is a fashion photographer though he has an architecture degree. He shoots for  major fashion magazines such as Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan,Vogue Germany , Interview Germany. In this... The post Haute Couture Doll Like Models by Vogue Paris appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
 
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  • Selling digital products online, a Success Story

    Magali Ferber
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Dulzura de Papel is a PrestaShop store designed and developed by Jimena, a passionate graphic designer, photographer, and graphic studio owner from Buenos Aires. She found a niche market in selling customizable themed decorations for children parties such as birthdays, baby showers and baptisms. Jimena’s dreams are big and she trusts PrestaShop to support her as she takes on new challenges like expanding her shop beyond Argentina’s boundaries through to the rest of the world. In this article, we share Jimena’s success story and her ecommerce advice for fellow merchants looking to sell…
  • Top 10 Ecommerce Newsletters of 2014 from PrestaShop merchants

    Julie Liu
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    It seems like just yesterday we were making summer plans, but with a blink of an eye, the year has passed and we’re almost into 2015. Throughout this year, we’ve seen some great newsletters from PrestaShop merchants. Although it was hard, we’ve narrowed them down to the top 10 ecommerce newsletters of 2014. We’ve listed each newsletter’s subject line, shop, reasons why we think it’s great and what you should try next year. Let’s get started! 1. Thank You for Signing Up – Here is Your Voucher! by Bloch Australia Why it’s great: This email rewards customers for subscribing…
  • The 14 Most Popular Articles of 2014

    Camille Sila
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    The end of the year is coming up. It’s time to take stock of the past year and also give thanks! We’d like to thank you, our readers, who’ve been with us for all of our posts and made valuable contributions. You’ve found these articles interesting and compelling, you’ve liked them and commented on them – but perhaps you’ve missed a few. Here are the top 14 most-read articles of the year from the PrestaShop blog – make sure you haven’t missed an important one! 1. Building an Online Store: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Ecommerce…
  • The Complete Guide to Create CMS Pages for your Online Store

    Magali Ferber
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    Have you ever thought about the purpose of the links on the footer of every website? How about the static pages those links take you, such as the “About Us”, “Delivery”, “Legal Notice” or “Terms and Conditions”? Even if tiny fonts and complex sentence structures make you want to ignore their existence, these pages can affect your brand’s reputation, your store’s reliability and most importantly, your company’s legal status. This article guides you through the process of writing your online store’s CMS pages, and explains how to add and…
  • Ecommerce SEO Trends for 2015

    Gary Le Masson
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    What will Search Engine Optimization look like in 2015? It’s become something of a tradition for SEO professionals to come up with their predictions at the end of each year: are we looking at a full-scale revolution or a few minor changes? Here’s what I think we’re in for in 2015… SEO will be (almost) the same in 2015 Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird, Caffeine … Although Google is always telling us about its latest algorithm updates, SEO in general remains largely the same, with, of course, a few developments here and there. As the saying goes, if the algorithm…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • The Night Cafe by Vincent van Gogh

    Nitin
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:23 pm
    The gloomy artist Vincent Van Gogh was, the gloomier paintings he created. The Night Café, at first sight seems to be a casual scene of a night café but as we examine every part and object of the painting, we come to understand that this rather light painting has dark faces situated in it. Theme of the Painting The central figure being an old man gazing at the viewer with pale, sick face has a poor appearance. The couple on left side seems to be lost in themselves. The lonely figure beside them seems unenthusiastic about everything with his posture. On the lower right corner, the two guys…
  • Portrait of Henry James by Annie Swynnerton

    Pranab Sarkar
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Swynnerton’s righteousness in fighting for freedom of speech and expression never gets better than it does in the painting of a quietly confident Henry James. He lived during her times, but he was also an elderly person for her times. He died in 1915, when Swynnerton had already gained recognition as a British political activist, painter and intellectual. Until then, James had left a legacy that was unparalleled by any contemporary visionary, thinker or philosopher. Henry James was one of the most forward-thinking visionaries of the 19th Century. His fight for independent expression…
  • Princess Victoria, Aged Nine, In A Landscape by Stephen Catterson Smith

    Pranab Sarkar
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    This fine work of art was drawn by an adept English-Irish artist Stephen Catterson Smith. He was born in 1806 in North Yorkshire, England.  He was a distinguished artist, who drew outstanding paintings of royal family of England. The represented painting is an oil-on-panel work. It’s a fine depiction of Queen Victoria of England at the age of 9. Look at the delicacy of her body. Her style of standing with a certain grace makes her more attractive and innocent. The big hat covering the whole face from backside distinguishes the beauty of the face from the rest of the picture. The red straps…
  • Satire on Romantic Suicide by Leonardo Alenza

    Pranab Sarkar
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Spanish painter and illustrator. He studied at the Real Academia de S Fernando, Madrid, under Juan Antonio Ribera y Fernández and José de Madrazo y Agudo. He worked independently of court circles and achieved some fame but nevertheless died in such poverty that his burial was paid for by friends. He is often described as the last of the followers of Goya, in whose Caprichos and drawings he found inspiration for the genre scenes for which he became best known. Of these scenes of everyday life and customs the more interesting include The Beating (Madrid, Casón Buen Retiro) and Galician with…
  • Red Head by Rhoda Yanow

    Pranab Sarkar
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Red Head is Rhoda Yanow’s pastel-on-paper masterpiece. The work is one among many of his illustrations on Americans and their way of life. Since many of Yanow’s works represent the common masses we can never miss seeing every day, they probably have stories talking about similar things. However, Red Head caught my attention, because it is an ingenious ‘objectification of a woman’, although not so much as it is an objectification of American life. These subtleties are important for me when I look at a painting and try to put a value on it. The pastel work has a lilting note to it, and…
 
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  • Christmas Cards

    Cathrine Langwagen
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    I can’t believe that Christmas is only a month away! Wow, how time flies. For the first time I am selling Christmas Cards of my artwork “Penguin Dreams” and I am thrilled to see if this is anything that could prove popular. I decided to do an alternate version of the winter themed artwork “Penguin Dreams” that I uploaded earlier this year. (And may I say that this particular original artwork would make an excellent Christmas present as well! Go have a look at my artwork prints that are available for sale here: FineArtAmerica ) The theme of a little penguin…
  • Book and CD cover art commissions

    Cathrine Langwagen
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    Custom made cover art A major area where my kind of art suits perfectly is for book and CD covers for artists and authors alike. My art has a style that suits every type of book from children’s books, teen books, factual books into full fledged romantic novels and any kind of book within the fantasy and Sci-fi genre especially. If you look in my gallery to see the wide variety of themes that I do, you can see that my art can suit most subjects and I can angle any artwork into a certain mood such as dark, mysterious, joyful, childish, scary, romantic etc. I have created various artworks…
  • Dawn Spirit Timelapse Video

    Cathrine Langwagen
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:46 am
    Many people asks me how my painting process works and I often get asked how long an artwork takes me to create. Since I do different types of artworks they will all have their own unique answer to these questions, but roughly speaking my Photo manipulation artworks takes the longest time, clocking anything from 6 hours up to 30 hours. Concept paintings takes about 4-12 hours and speed paintings takes anything from 2-6 hours. It all depends how complex they are and how much time I allow myself to spend on refining and add details. When doing artworks commercially for a company or a client I do…
  • Dragon Scales Brush Set

    Cathrine Langwagen
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    A while ago I created these brushes for Photoshop, with a ‘dragon’ theme for fantasy art, so I’ve put them up for download here as free stock. Included in the free brush set: 8 different types of dragon scales 32 rotations and angles They are in .abr format To install, place the .abr file in your Adobe/Photoshop/presets/brushes folder. Click the download below for the free full res version. This is an unrestricted Photoshop Resource. Dragon Scales Brush Set for Photoshop   • Use in artworks, tutorials and designs • Don’t redistribute as is, please give people…
  • Site Traffic Increase

    Cathrine Langwagen
    9 May 2014 | 8:51 am
    Now I’ve got the web site all up and running and it’s bedded in, I need more traffic. I’ve done the usual things like Google Web Master tools, Author tags, SiteMaps, Forum posts and such. A few days ago I came across another method though to increase traffic. Blog directory and aggregation sites, and the king of them seems to be Alltop. I found the category that best suited me, Art on Alltop, and submitted my site, making sure that my ‘feed’ url was functioning correctly and had the correct titles, descriptions and links. Surprisingly, they authorized me within…
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    Creative Artist Management New York - Traffic NYC

  • Finding a Truly Creative Artists Agency New York

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    An artist’s efforts summarize in the portfolio. Browse the artworks at the website of your preferred advertising agency New York. Of course, the website of top creative services New York will also have other categories besides illustrations. Branding requirements include photography, animation, and copywriting. You have a product or a service that should connect positively with your audience. Now, establishing this connection is not easy because the marketing world has exhausted the conventional ideas. If your advert does Read more at…
  • Best flow pattern illustration New York agency

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    Best flow pattern illustration New York agency : Are you a fan of pattern illustration? Traffic NYC is one of the best places in New York who provides you the best pattern illustration from the world’s best Patterns illustrations artists.
  • Connect the Flow with Patterns Illustrations New York Agency

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Patterns have a way of flowing. The connections between the repeating elements can be visible or invisible. Either ways, they should create a background, which is a story in itself. Well, yes, you can find amazing patterns illustrations artists in New York. Read more at http://bestartistillustration.blogspot.com/2014/12/connect-flow-with-patterns.html
  • Why You Should Have to Work With Pro Photo Agent in New York?

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Why You Should Have to Work With Pro Photo Agent in New York?: Are you going to hire a photo agent in New York? Here are some tips which shows you how to and why should you have to hire a Pro Photo Agent in New York.
  • Working Impressions with Pro Photo Agent New York

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:53 pm
    How do you choose the best person? You need to follow the right channels into appointing a professional. First, find a good photo agent New York. Once you find the right agency, the rest is easy. They already have the contacts of the best photographers for your job. Discuss your project, provide detailed instructions, browse portfolios, and you can easily find the right person. Read more at - http://bestartistillustration.blogspot.com/2014/12/working-impressions-with-pro-photo.html
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  • Featured Project: – The Castles and Others by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

    Jung Katz
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    About the series: “This work is inspired by lifelong recurrent dreams or dark bottomless houses. It is as much a meditation on the structures themselves as it is an exploration of the media I work with.” Artist Bio: Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based visual artist whose current work is focused primarily on the shifting […]
  • Featured Project: 36 Days of Type by Daniel Aristizábal

    Jung Katz
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    About the project: 36daysoftype was a project started in Barcelona by Rafa Goicoechea and Nina Sans, they invited designers and artist to come up with their own interpretation of the alphabet. Each of the 36 days you were supposed to create a letter. I took the chance to experiment with different syles and techniques. I […]
  • Artist Interview: Tory Van Wey – Illustrator & Paper-cutter

    Jung Katz
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Howdy! I’m Tory Van Wey, an illustrator, artist, and gardener. I originally hail from Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley to the rest of the world), but am currently based out of San Francisco’s Mission District where I live, do […]
  • Artist Interview: Stephanie K. Clark – Embroidery Artist

    Jung Katz
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Stephanie K. Clark. I was born in Portland Oregon, and raised in Urbana, Missouri.  I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I am an embroidery artist… I’m a painter and I paint with thread. How […]
  • Artist Interview: Ruth Chase – Charcoal Artist and Teacher

    Jung Katz
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? OK, I go by Ruth Chase. My life has had many different plot changes along the way. I was raised in Venice Beach, CA by my mother, mostly, who had very little education, didn’t drive and we had to […]
 
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  • Pleasure is Deeper than Pain

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Madrid (UNED), Spain             "Pleasure is even deeper than the pain.The pain says: Pass!But all joy wants eternity.It wants deep, profound eternity! " Nietzsche, Said by Zaratustra With his face resting on the window Alessandro looked at the Starry Night, who aroused in him an inexplicable craving for remote and beautiful things. The orange trees and magnolias, still blooming, gave off strong aromas at that time. In the background the dark masses of…
  • Interview with Maurizio Cattelan by Elena Cue

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
     Author: Elena Cue       Maurizio Cattelan was born in Padua, Italy in 1960. Internationally, he is considered as the most relevant Italian artist in the contemporary art world. As a self-taught artist, his career began in 1989 with a black and white photograph titled Family Syntax, a framed self-portrait in which he appears forming a heart with his hands over his naked chest. He had previously collaborated with a gallery in Milan working on furniture design.     Elena Cue: Your work is anarchic, irreverent, absurd insolent and provocative to an…
  • The Spirit of Sils Maria

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Madrid (UNED), Spain                 She got out of her car, knees together, showing off her elegant high-heel shoes, her skirt cut and her printed silk blouse with a cleavage that left the smooth skin of her neck in full view. This image of Isabelle merged with the other images that were still in my memory, jumping around and crashing into one another over and over again, obstructing the truth and pulling me towards that world of memories…
  • Interview with Cai Guo-Qiang

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Author: Elena Cué        Cai Guo-Qiang observing one of the sculptures in the Patio during the exhibition I Want to Believe at Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, 2009   One morning in May we arrived at the appartment that Cai shares with Hong Hong Wu, his wife, and their two daughters in New York's Soho district. As he was refurbishing his work studio at the time, we were lucky enough to see his home transformed into a kind of workshop, complete with some of his works lying around on furniture and on the floor. We enjoyed an unforgettable leisurely lunch with the…
  • Interview with Olivia Bee. Bernal Espacio, Madrid

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Author: Fabrizzio Morales-Angulo     Olivia Bee: Enveloped in a dream. Bernal Espacio Gallery, Madrid.   We all have memories, all adults have suffered through adolescence, and almost everyone has pictures from that age.  Images that take us back to past times of solitude or in the company of those who were special during those years. Images that make us remember friendships already forgotten and sensations that were unique and marvelous in that moment.   Olivia Bee has made all of these moments of her life stay frozen in the images that she has…
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  • Dartington Glass: A Cinderella Story

    Barnaby Kirsen
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A great many of the great glass houses of yore have been lost to us (or exist now only in a much reduced capacity), with even giants like Waterford Wedgwood stumbling into receivership owing to the global recession that occurred in the early 2000s. As such, the existence of an enduring success story within the world of art glass stands out like a shining beacon—and out of all of these beacons, Dartington Crystal shines particularly brightly. Not only is this firm still very much in business, Dartington glass is still produced within the UK, keeping true to tradition and providing employment…
  • Top ways to use Glass in your home

    Barnaby Kirsen
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Glass is everywhere in modern life, but rarely do we spend time actually thinking about what we use it for. It lets light into our homes, it is used to store food and occasionally we’ll use it to hold some flowers. But glass has a lot more to offer than that. You can use glass to improve your home in many creative and interesting ways. All too often, British homes are darker than they need to be; whether because of the old style of small windows or being surrounded by tall buildings or due to lack of windows. The lack of windows in old buildings was due to the Window tax that had people…
  • The Fragrance of Christmases Past: An Assortment of Unique Glass Perfume Bottles, 1800s-Present

    Barnaby Kirsen
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The holiday season is defined by shimmering reflections and refractions; light glowing softly from strung bulbs, dancing through bubbly liquid as it swirls within the crystal, and shimmering off of colourful ornaments strewn about our homes and offices. At no other time of the year is the aesthetic influence of glass on our lives so obvious and prevalent. One of the most precious glass keepsakes given and received during the holidays is not to be found on a tree nor in a cabinet; instead, it is frequently ensconced in bedrooms, tucked away for safe keeping in a drawer or box; the fragrance…
  • Blown Glass Gifts: An Age Old Tradition

    Barnaby Kirsen
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The history of glass making is as ancient as it is rich; it has been estimated that the first man-made glass was formed around 3000BC. Since these times, the basic formula for glass; using sand, lime, and plant ash may not have changed, but the techniques for forming it have been constantly evolving. Modern glass blowing using a blowpipe has been dated back to Syrian times, followed by the Romans in the 1st century BC, who continued to experiment with different colours and techniques. From there, the tradition making its way to Egypt and finally into Europe. It is interesting to note that the…
  • Glass Architecture

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
    They say people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Well, the only thing people who live in these fine houses will be throwing are endless parties. The houses below, aside from being a window cleaner’s wet dream, are real architectural marvels from across the globe. The Glass House The Glass House by architect Philip Johnson is one of the oldest glass houses, with building work commencing in 1949. It wasn’t officially finished until 1995. Johnson, who died in 2005, referred to the site of the Glass House as his ‘fifty-year diary’. The 49 acre site is now looked…
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  • Magical Mist

    Natalia
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Besides mountains, I love a foggy scenery. It always seems so peaceful and it seems like time stops and it’s just you and the elements.
  • Gears

    Natalia
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
  • Volcano

    Natalia
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
  • Coconut Love

    Natalia
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    You can find love in the most interesting places.
  • Video – Upstream, Trailer

    Natalia
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
     
 
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 Winners

    Nazar
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have recently been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photograph titled “A Node Glows in the Dark” caught the top spot. A frightful gleam comes over the young lady in the core of the photograph, who’s devoured by her cell phone. It’s the noteworthy issue. The photographic artist of that picture, Ben Yen from Hong Kong, told National Geographic, “I feel a certain disagreement when I take a look at the picture. From one perspective, I feel the freeing endowment of engineering. Then again, I feel…
  • 8 Most Breathtaking Weddings Held Around the World

    Nazar
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Throughout the span of two years, we’ve seen some genuinely stunning photographs of individuals being married all as far and wide as possible. Whether they were standing among African natural life or utilizing nature’s rage as their setting, these couples chose to trade their pledges in a period and spot they’d always remember. The result? Each one couple now has a set of dazzling wedding pictures that are one of a kind and all their own. Read also: Oh, Wedding! and Creative Wedding Portraits for a Professional Bridal Model and don’t forget check our other wedding…
  • How Much Information?

    Nazar
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    How much information is there in Spanish vs English, you vs the world?
  • 13 Facts About Movie “Home Alone”

    Nazar
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    “Home Alone” — a comedy that does not need any introduction. It is impossible to imagine at least one New Year without a mischievous, but terribly inventive Kevin and two not very savvy gangsters. This film even entered the Guinness Book of Records as the “Highest Box Office Gross — Comedy”, accumulating $533,000,000 internationally. Read also: 25 Secrets of Breaking Bad and Secret Code of Animators Artnaz.com is sure, that you’ll watch it again for the millionth time. However, these facts you did not know for sure. ~~~ The picture Kevin finds of…
  • 5 Fun Physics Phenomena

    Nazar
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Five cool physics tricks, but how do they work?
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    Color Us Happy

  • MY GOAL PREPERATION

    Justine
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
        Understanding the importance of being GOAL prepared may at first seem like a lot of work added right of that bat to being goal oriented.  Being prepared makes you stop and think about what you want to accomplish and what is most important to you, if you want change, it must be important to you. The advice I took for this step was from author Mary Jane Ryan (M.J. Ryan) in her book “This Year I Will”. She suggests sitting down and writing out everything you want to accomplish really fast and then going back over it and prioritizing; finding what is really important to you on…
  • Obtain Success through Goal Setting & Vision Boards

    Justine
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
        If you have ever said, “I wish I could do/be… fill in the blank… like it was an impossible mission, the pro’s says (with in reality to your abilities/talents) you really can. There are so many examples of people who start with literally nothing, even less then nothing and become what ever they dream of becoming. (See example here) I know that it seems like so many things are impossible; I fight with it everyday. Today even was one of those days, I literally crawled in bed and cried today getting down on myself for not being able to see my potential. Keep in mind that I…
  • INFINITY SCARVES!!!!

    Justine
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Sam and I were trying to come up with a project that would be fun and something that I would be good at reproducing as much as need be with out it taken a week per project and one day I was working on knitting a scarf and he asked me to try to use fabric and a sewing machine to make some, and tada! I fell in love with the process and the final projects.  I have made more then shown in my shop but I love them so much that sometimes I have to just keep some for me <3 The music scarf shown below is a fleece fabric and one of my favorites to work with. Not only is it beautiful, but warm and…
  • Color: Happy

    Justine
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
      I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. Martha Washington   Welcome to Color Us Happy, thank you for stopping by ! This section of the website is called Color: Happy (I hope someday to be a movement/book/speech)  I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, and my mission. My name is Justine but you may see it as J. Marie on some of my art products. I am a very ambitious/determined Woman who has…
  • Gratitude Journal

    Justine
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
        One thing I have noticed in my life over a lot of years is that I am never satisfied. If I want something and I do not get it, I am not happy. If I want something and I do get it, I am happy for like 10 minutes then I move on to wanting something else and am unhappy again. Sound familiar? I believe that many people pursue happiness threw materialistic things. I will list something’s to give a clear example: some people want a candy bar, some would like new shoes, some people want a fancy house, or a new car, or their spouse to be different, or that fancy dress they seen in a…
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  • Lisa Ann, The Most-Searched Woman In The Adult Entertainment Industry Is Retiring

    Jonah Cook
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Lisa Ann, a popular American porn star is giving up the adult film industry to pursue a career in fantasy football. Lisa Ann, star of Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? which parodied the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Paylin, has told her fans she will stop having sex on camera in December. Announcing her intentions on her Facebook page, the 42-year-old wrote: “In my new life I dream of having an undefeated season in fantasy football while pursuing my career in fantasy sports.” Post by The Real Lisa Ann. Of course, being from Pennsylvania, Ann is aiming for a…
  • Kayla Swift Dazzeles in 138 Water Bikini Wet T-Shirt Photoshoot

    Jonah Cook
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Kayla Swift used her prodigious jugs to sell really expensive water in this photoshoot for 138 Water. This young lady has been blessed by the good Lord with a magnificent pair of ta-tas. She was wearing a white t-shirt that was damp with the priceless H2O. The coldness of the day made her nipples stand at attention. She also has quite a fantastic booty. I’d like to wear it as a hat. I really like this 138 Water campaign. I’m not entirely sure what hot chicks and boobs has to do with proper hydration but it works. The reason it does is because boobs make anything better. That is a…
  • Watch The New Video: Ca$h Out ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa – Lets Get It

    Jonah Cook
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:14 pm
    In the ATLiens’ latest video for “Let’s Get It,” a high stakes poker game turns way left for the rapper as mobsters decide to mess up the party. Not to worry, former tourmates Ty Dolla $ign and Wiz Khalifa come to the rescue to even the odds in the Gabriel Hart directed video. The post Watch The New Video: Ca$h Out ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa – Lets Get It appeared first on Netloid.
  • Bill Cosby Finally Talks About The Sexual Allegations Against Him By Asking The Media To Stay Neutral

    Jonah Cook
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The New York Post was able to speak with Bill Cosby on Friday and he actually opened up about the allegations of sexual assault that have been swirling around him. He didn’t open up much, probably for good reason, but it is the first time the comedian has spoken on the record about the accusations. Most of his comments were aimed at the media, asking for a neutral stance despite the growing number of accusers popping up. From The New York Post: “Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a…
  • Watch The TAKEN 3 Trailer # 2 (Christmas Trailer)

    Jonah Cook
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. The post Watch The TAKEN 3 Trailer # 2 (Christmas Trailer) appeared first on Netloid.
 
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • The swingin' Ham Yard Hotel, Soho

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    As Oscar de la Renta once said, there is always an emotional element to anything that you make”. Firmdale hotels seems to have this quite clear. Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, his latest addition to the family, is not only a treat to the eye, but also to appeals to the sole heart of the city.
  • The Kate Moss we love

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    We usually see her in hipster garments and skinny jeans. But this series, shot by the British fashion photographer Tim Walker, shows just how much Kate Moss is an indisputable fashion icon of our time. She’s not the prettiest, not the highest and not the youngest. Kate Moss is who she is because she exudes elegance and refinement (the natural and effortless kind), that with a touch of Rococo, is simply marvelous. A modern Marie Antoinette.
  • Riccardo Wolfgang at the Italian Embassy (London)

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    The inventiveness of Riccardo Wolfgang’s street photography works will be displayed at the Italian Embassy (London) next December. The exhibition, curated by Carola Syz Projects, will take place from December 2, 2014, to February 20, 2015, and will showcase twenty black and white cotton prints from his latest series STRUCTURES.
  • Things to look forward to this week: Guy Bourdin

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    The enigmatic and influential fashion photographer Guy Bourdin will have a stunning exhibition at Somerset House starting this thursday November 27. Four decades of this pioneering provocateur, featuring over 100 works and unseen material. A must see!
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Throwback Thursday: 5 Children’s Christmas Books

    Tenae Stewart
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    One of my favorite boxes to pull down from the attic at Christmastime as a kid was the box of Christmas books. Filled with Golden Books and more, I’d read pretty much everything in there by the end of the season. Here are a few of my old favorites! Filed under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
  • Drinks with Women of Worth: Jane Austen

    Tenae Stewart
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Who Was She? Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a tiny British village that doubtless helped to inspire the quaint, evocative settings in her many novels. Though she never married herself, Jane created some of the most enduring love stories of all time, as well as some of the most enigmatic and original female characters ever. Very little is known of her personal life but she was close to her family, particularly her sister, Cassandra. Jane’s characters are modern and fresh, even now, and she remains the favorite of romantics, feminists and lit majors alike.
  • Gift Guide for Dreamers (and Lovers of “The Night Circus”)

    Tenae Stewart
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    The Night Circus is one of my hands-down, all-time favorite books and I’ve been dying to do a post centered around it. So this final gift guide of the season is for the Reveurs, the Dreamers. The guys and gals for whom a circus that only opens at night and that is powered by the stubborn love of magicians sounds like the perfect place to spend an icy winter’s night. Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Circus Silver Cuff Bracelet, Accessoreads 2. Scalloped Rectangle Serving Dish, chARiTyelise 3. The Night Circus Print, Whimsical Lush 4. Passport Holder Red and Black Roses, Beesocks 5.
  • Gift Guide for Revelers (and Lovers of “The Great Gatsby”)

    Tenae Stewart
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    The Great Gatsby made quite a splash last year with Baz Luhrmann’s flashy, elaborate film version, but the mania for the book and movie doesn’t seem to be fading. Etsy is packed to the gills with art deco and Gatsby-inspired everything, including these gorgeous black and gold finds. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for that girl with the glamorous parties and the always-perfect flapper bob! Clockwise from Top Left: 1. Gatsby Quote Art Print, Printable Home 2. Black and White Flapper Dancer Art Print, Flapperdoodle 3. Large Art Deco Gold Earrings, Wild Juniper 4.
  • Bookish Christmas “Crackers” DIY Tutorial

    Tenae Stewart
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    Christmas crackers are a longstanding holiday tradition in the United Kingdom and they seem to be becoming more and more popular in the states, thanks to savvy bloggers and Martha Stewart. They’re a fantastic addition to any party, Christmas or otherwise, that is so easy to personalize, you won’t believe it. Any color, any filling, any season! Though without the band that allows you to ‘crack’ them open by pulling on the ends, these are technically called ‘bon-bons’, they are nonetheless easy to assemble and will make your Christmas table both fun and…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • The Psychologically Tense Portraits of Dino Valls

    Mary Luoma
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    Dino Valls is a self-taught Spanish artist whose work is influenced by Italian Renaissance and Flemish art, as well as modernism. The way he frames his work reminds us of lofty and mysterious medieval religious art of years gone by, but he invests his pieces with modern psychological and symbolic slants. He is a skilful figurative painter whose subject matters – often young men and women – stare sullenly towards the spectator. When considering technique with which he has painted these figures, so clearly indebted to past masters, it is easy to believe that Valls is an artist stuck…
  • Isabel Martinez’s Quantum Prints

    Mary Luoma
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Isabel Martinez, Chilean-born but currently based in Canada, is an artist who primarily creates chromogenic prints that center around the theories of quantum mechanics, and the concepts of space and time. Of her work, Martinez says, “I attempt to articulate something in-between the freezing of time – that so often characterizes photography – and its relentless passing.” We can take these words with us as we look at two series’ of her work – Quantum Blink and The Weekend. In Quantum Blink, one moment in time is eerily projected on to another. The effect is not jarring…
  • The Street Photography of Shirley Baker

    Will Titterington
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Earlier in 2014, acclaimed British photographer Shirley Baker passed, aged 82. She was a documentary photographer born in Salford, a truly working-class city in northern England whose urban plight was to inform most of her work for years to come. Like many street photographers of the 1960’s, she sought to capture the essence of working class life in deprived areas, where poverty was rife, brutality was a constant, and where rare moments of happiness were an absolute cause of celebration in an area of post-war England where many tried hard to just get by, scraping a living together in order…
  • Hyper-Realist Artist, Gustavo Silva Nunez

    Mia Grevees
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    Hyper-realist artists can often be found working on their canvases in busy city streets, where they attract an audience because of their optical illusions. Venezuelan artist Gustavo Silva Nunez produces the kind of awe-inspiring hyper-realistic art that sees passers-by stop in their tracks to figure out where the artist ends and the painting actually begins. This is because Nunez, like all hyper-realistic painters, creates an optical illusion whereby the subject matter of the painting – in Nunez’s case, mostly often swimmers – appears as though they’re emerging from the canvas…
  • The Booming Art of Sigmar Polke

    Ellison
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    Sigmar Polke was one of the more successful, more recognizable contemporary German painters until his death in 2010. It wasn’t too long ago when he was rewarded with his own retrospective at the Tate Modern in the UK, and as a product of the glorious swinging sixties, when art, fashion and music was beginning to boom again, his art certainly deserved that kind of treatment. Before the sixties, abstract expressionism was king. But Polke, like others of his time, rallied against its pretensions. He sought to create something more literal, more human in the aftermath of two shocking world…
 
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Martin + Brown, Capitalism Needs Design Thinking

    Maren Maier
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Rotman's Roger Martin and IDEO's Tim Brown explain why capitalism needs design thinkingTim Brown and Roger Martin have been talking to each other about design thinking since 2002, and their influence on each other’s thinking has helped to shape the way the discipline has been practiced in the business world since. They teamed up recently in a conversation about how design thinking relates to the larger question of capitalism today, and how governments can redefine the future success of capitalism with a new set of design and thinking tools. Moderated by IDEO’s editorial…
  • Seamus Kraft, OpenGov Madison

    Maren Maier
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    OpenGov explains how Madison Project helps Americans regain a voice and trust in governmentFormer Congressional staffer Seamus Kraft is opening up the legislative process. After developing the first collaborative tech platforms for the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, Kraft launched OpenGov Foundation to develop and deploy technologies that support every citizen's ability to participate in their government, and hold it accountable. We sat down with Kraft and his colleague, Leili Slutz to discuss how we might re-design the role of citizens in a…
  • Charlie Cart Project

    Maren Maier
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Charlie Cart Project designs an innovative approach to food education in public schoolsFor the past 15 years, educator Carolyn Federman has helped build garden programs with the Edible Schoolyard Project, and teaching kids to cook. While school gardens have gone mainstream, cooking in public schools is often still too difficult and expensive. After years of scrambling together hotplates and plastic bins, Carolyn wanted to find a better way. In collaboration with Brian Dougherty at Celery Design and expert advisers, such as Alice Waters and Michael Pollan, the team founded The Charlie Cart…
  • Haas & Hahn, Mural Painting

    Maren Maier
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Haas & Hahn share how painting can vibrantly transform communitiesDutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas & Dre Urhahn of Haas & Hahn have found an ingenious way to empower some of the world’s most impoverished communities through art. Recognizing the potential of the arts to catalyze cultural, commercial and social change, Haas & Hahn use large community-driven artistic interventions – from Rio to Haiti and North Philadelphia - to revitalize neglected communities. In this humorous and inspiring TED Talk, the duo explains what makes their projects succeed.  Their success starts…
  • bcWORKSHOP + John Henneberger, Rapido Homes

    Maren Maier
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Public officials, designers, & developers team up to transform affordable housing in TexasRecently, the nation’s top housing official toured a new house in Brownsville, Texas. This particular house – a prototype for a series of new developments - is named RAPIDO for a reason. Not only does it promise to return families to affordable shelters quickly after a major natural disaster, it was partially built in the span of an afternoon by a group of unskilled teenagers.  The RAPIDO Homes are the brainchild of long-time Texas housing advocate, John Henneberger. In the aftermath of…
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    bizarreculture.com

  • Laura Marling announces new album Short Movie – listen to the title track here.

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Laura Marling has unveiled the first track from her next album. ‘Short Movie’ will be released on 23 March, 2014.  It is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Once I Was an Eagle’ and will be her fifth album in her seven years music career. In addition to announcing the LP, Marling has unveiled its title track in the form of an animated music video directed by Art & Graft. The tracklisting for Short Movie is: 1. Warrior 2. False Hope 3. I Feel Your Love 4. Walk Alone 5. Strange  6. Don’t Let Me Bring You Down 7. Easy 8. Gurdjieffs’s Daughter  9. Divine 10.
  • Caribou – “Your Love Will Set You Free (C2′s Set U Free RMX)”

    Bizarre Culture
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Detroit electronic music veteran Carl Craig has remixed Caribou’s “Your Love Will Set You Free” the closing tracks from Our Love, which is one of the best albums of 2014 The remix is set to be available to purchase digitally tomorrow from 10th December, physically on 12” shortly after.  Dan Snaith says, “Carl Craig is a peerless remixer. I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages. He was one of the first people to publicly mention how much he liked ‘Swim’ when it was released and we’ve been in touch since then. Before I’d…
  • Escape by Danila Tkachenko

    Bizarre Culture
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
     “Man does not need society at all, it’s the society that needs man. Society is a forced measure of protection and survival. Unlike a gregarious animal, man must live alone – in nature among animals, plants and in contact with them.” – Andrey Tarkovsky. Young photographer Danila Tkachenko uses the above quote to start his book ‘Escape’, which documents the life of people who have decided to escape from the social world and live alone in nature, far away from civilization. Danila calls them ‘Escapers,’ or men who have turned their backs on society to live alone as…
  • How to make hummus. Really good hummus

    Alex Durham
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Many of us fail to make hummus, which passes as edible, never mind enjoyable – and in my household we have struggled with numerous awful, bland and bizarre batches for years. This is the golden recipe right here, and I hope you enjoy it too. These quantities are enough for a family of four and make a good bowl full, so if you’re the only one interested in eating it I would suggest halving the ingredients. I am also a garlic fiend, and like what many would consider to be an unseasonable amount in most things. If you’re not so keen, knock off two cloves. Stuff to get 2 cans…
  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Quirky Self-Portraits by Japanese Photographer

    Christopher Smail
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Izumi Miyazaki is a Japanese photographer with a great eye for a witty composition, which she takes advantage of in her exploration of self portraiture. The young star has a wicked sense of humour and a strong sense of cinematic imagery. The way she explores perspective, size and colour with the help of plastic dinosaurs, vegetables and toy airplanes, is utterly inspiring. Artwork © Izumi Miyazaki Via C 41 Magazine
  • Beautiful Nude and Erotic Illustrations

    Christopher Smail
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    When it comes to contemporary depictions of nudity in illustration, the chosen gender is overwhelmingly female, but very often so is the artist. This creates an interesting dynamic and one that you can see in the illustrators selected here. You’ll hopefully find a delightful mix of playful and colourful work on these pages, by artists using a variety of different art materials. Enjoy! Top: Malika Favre and her erotic use of negative space. The fun and witty doodles of Mike Perry. Mike Perry Creative chameleon Mike Perry has dabbled in pretty much all areas of design from his vibrant…
  • 30 Best Movies of 2014

    Martyn Conterio
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    During the year, certain films stick out from the crowd. However, writing up lists can be a pain. You end up leaving plenty of worthy titles by the wayside. What you freaked out about in January can be forgotten by September. It happens. Some movies that my fellow critics raved about, I don’t see as any great shakes. That’s why Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” or Lars von Trier’s “Nyphomaniac Vols 1 & 2” failed to make the grade. I can’t apologise; I just didn’t care for them all that much. Please feel free to disagree and call for my head. Vampires Adam, Eve and Ava…
  • Whimsical Flights of Fancy

    Christopher Smail
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    As we view a man gripping a handful of black balloons sailing upwards into a clear blue sky, we are whisked off into another world, one defined by whimsy and magic. Dotted throughout with surreal flourishes, the photographer Gente Bastarda knows how to instill visual trickery in order to spirit us away. All photos © Gente Bastarda Via Vimeo
  • Controversial Illustrations by Monica Cook (NSFW)

    Christopher Smail
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    There is definitely a grotesque quality to the art of Monica Cook. Through the mediums of painting, illustration and sculpture, her art engages with shocking subject matters often featuring plenty of nudity and horror. This includes dark and graphic visions of naked women being tortured; cannibalism and killer octopuses. Artwork © Monica Cook Via HungerTV
 
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  • 2014 – By Shay McGreal

    Shay Mcgreal
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Confusion, contentment and excitement.   2014 from the perspective of me.   Big changes, My Princess, Rosumund Pike slitting Barnies throat, whiskey, a new job, Joaquin Phoenix having sex with Scarlett Johansson’s robot voice, selling TV’s, selling TV’s, selling TV’s, getting sick of selling TV’s, the beaches of Turkey, a lot of growing up, a glimpse into how beautiful my future could be. A list i feel best represents 2014 in the eyes of Shay McGreal (me).   2014 was full of firsts for me, the year i think i will from now on refer to as the year of change, i will now…
  • Actual canibal (Shia laBeouf)

    Shay Mcgreal
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Boy are you one massive wanker Mr laBeouf, but as the title says you are one fucking talented one.   This post began as a simple feature about the amazing stage piece aptly named (Shia LaBeouf) shown below, but after i re-watched the video for somewhere around the 6th time i couldn’t help but to give into my absolute admiration for the man and his ability to be totally aware of his market and who he needs to be to make a dent, at which point i decided to write this little message to the man himself.       Since the days of ‘Holes’ and ‘even…
  • Art porn | episode 9 | Chloe Roach

    James Fenwick
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    “I’d like to say I’m proud of the work I produce but the fact is I’m a glutton for punishment, and the satisfaction of finishing a piece is only momentary. Being an artist for me is a bit like being an addict; it’s all about the anticipation and has nothing to do with the outcome. No matter how many people tell you how great the finished article is, it’s almost as if their complements are coming a little too late.” – Chloe Roach.    It’s a celestial statement which is talked about by many creatives. The whole argument behind why we spend our time…
  • Art porn | episode 8 | Garreth Gibson

    James Fenwick
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Today we’re looking at Garreth Gibson, a freelance illustrator/designer from the Humber region. Garreth’s work is thick with character’s and scenarios straight out of contemporary noir fiction, brimming with hard-boiled persona with hint’s of heavy Miller-esque inks and tones.   In his own words…   “My art normally consists of black and white ink and minimal colour, the reason for this is that I prefer most things in black and white (graphic novels, films). I also love the simple process of pen to paper and seeing the illustration take shape in…
  • Art porn | episode 7 | Mr Joe Johnson

    James Fenwick
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Meet Mr Joe, muralist, painter, illustrator, artist, all-round good guy and everything in-between. To be honest, probably trying to label him won’t do any good, as he’s pretty much covered a lot of different areas (check out his store for clothing and prints), yet his work aberrantly stands out.   Ranging from spontaneous ethereal mandala-like patterns to transcendental forms creating characters which could be straight out of something by Carlton Mellick III, Joe creates scenes which are heavy in detail and drenched in psychedelia, all with a great DIY vibe.  …
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Undead Zomberine

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    “Undead Zomberine” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • Zomby’s World

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    “Zomby’s World” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • Skullvor

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    “Skullvor” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • The Calm Before the Spell

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    “The Calm Before the Spell” prints available here!
  • Rhino in Armor

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    “Rhino in Armor” prints available here!
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    THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE | ONLINE EDITION

  • IS NEW YORK GOING TO HAVE ITS OWN MEN’S FASHION WEEK?

    admin8
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Men’s fashion has never seen as much hype as women’s. While all major fashion weeks do show men’s collections, they happen in far fewer numbers, and with fewer turnout than women’s. It’s just more fun to see a dress flow down the runway, I guess. But now, men might have an opportunity to stand on their own in a New York Men’s fashion week. Still in the works, this will allow American designers of menswear to showcase their collections to an audience specifically interested in men’s fashion. According to a report published in WWD, the Council of…
  • RALPH LAUREN TO OPEN POLO BAR IN NYC

    admin8
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    You might trust Ralph Lauren to make a good shirt, but what about a good meal? His new restaurant, called the Polo Bar, opens soon in New York City, just down the street from his flagship store on Fifth Avenue. It has become a trend for stores to open up restaurants under their brand, and successfully at that: ABC Carpet & Home has ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina; Armani has The Armani Ristorante, which is near the soon-to-open Polo Bar. To some, it sounds gimicky, but really it’s just about turning a vision into reality for Lauren. It is a restaurant not typically seen in New York,…
  • NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MOVES OUT OF LINCOLN CENTER

    admin8
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The famous Lincoln Center will no longer be the home of New York Fashion Week. According to the terms of a settlement reached between the city and park advocates, NYFW will be forced to find a new location. Back in September, organizers already knew that 2014 was New York Fashion Week’s last time at Lincoln Center, with September 2015 set to mark a reinvention of Fashion Week. Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park is the cause of the dispute, with New York City Park Advocates alleging that event organizers were setting tents and equipment up on park grounds, effectively damaging the…
  • DAMIEN HIRST: THE CATHEDRAL COLLECTION @ LA ART SHOW – LA – JAN 15 – JAN 18

    admin8
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
      Damien Hirst: The Cathedral Collection LA ART SHOW Los Angeles Convention Center South Hall J and K, 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 January 15 – January 18, 2015 Renowned British artist Damien Hirst has already ventured into the business of jewelry making once before. He founded Other Criteria in 2005 to sell affordable, high quality art, and part of that mission included a sterling silver charm bracelet featuring his pills. His recent collection, “The Cathedral Collection,” is a more expensive affair, and will be on exhibit at the LA Art Show. The…
  • DAVID BAILEY @ TASCHEN GALLERY – LA – DEC 14 – JAN 31

    admin8
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    David Bailey: “It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs” Taschen Gallery, 8070 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA December 14, 2014 – January 31, 2015 David Bailey’s exhibit, “It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs” will be the inaugural exhibit of Taschen’s new gallery space on Beverly Blvd. It is the legendary British photographer’s first group show since he exhibited with the artist David Hockney in London in 1971. Curated by Reuel Golden the exhibit brings together almost 100 photographs tracing the…
 
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    From comics to games!

  • Toon Link – Minecraft Skin of the Week

    Denisha Rosa
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hi readers! This week I decided to make a Toon Link Minecraft skin this week, based off of the updated Legend of Zelda Wind Waker for the Wii U. I really liked his chibi design with the use of bright colors in a (mostly) cheery atmosphere. It took about two … Check out the rest → The post Toon Link – Minecraft Skin of the Week appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 26 of My Sketch a Day Challenge: Kyubey

    Jaimie Walker
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Day 26 of My Sketch a Day Challenge: Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I really enjoyed making this one. It was both simple yet complicated. The coloring was easy due to Kyubeys palette however I had issues with proportions and also a bit of perspective issues. By far my … Check out the rest → The post Day 26 of My Sketch a Day Challenge: Kyubey appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 25 of My Sketch a Day Challenge: Masamune

    Jaimie Walker
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Day 25 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Masamune . My attempt at learning perspective and about vanishing points. I drew Sephiroth’s sword from Final Fantasy VII . To add a bit more to it though, I gave it a unique background of Sephiroth’s wing. Hope you like it, more … Check out the rest → The post Day 25 of My Sketch a Day Challenge: Masamune appeared first on From comics to games!.
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    Made Mistakes

  • Mastering Paper by FiftyThree: Picking and Sharing Colors

    Michael Rose
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Re-imagined zoom tool, check. Expressive paint and ink tools that react to the speed and angle of your strokes, double check. A familiar color picker to sample, match, and adjust hues — triple check. Yes that’s not a typo, Paper by FiftyThree finally has a color picker. With each major update Paper takes a forward leap into maturity as new tools and features are added. You really get the feeling that everything has been weighed to carefully balance and compliment the way you interact with the app. Almost to a fault, the tools and gestures have been designed to fade away into the UI…
  • Tiger Style

    Michael Rose
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Vanessa S. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. The original illustration in various stages is available on Mix if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. Tiger Style was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • The Killing Joke

    Michael Rose
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While browsing through Mix looking for inspiration I came across a drawing shared by 赵 志欣 of Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight. I gave it a star to bookmark it for later, and then during the holiday weekend I got around to enhancing it some. I started by reworking the placement and proportions of the face and hand using an image of the Joker from one of the film’s posters. Using a soft and more loose approach, I painted with white to pull out highlights from the darker background. Followed by painting blue tones over the entire canvas to mimic the colors found in the poster. As always…
  • Pencil by FiftyThree Review is Still the Best Stylus for Paper

    Michael Rose
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the last year I’ve been using FiftyThree’s first hardware product, Pencil. A Bluetooth stylus that was designed to work seamlessly with Paper for iPad by delivering an experience that feels closer to “the real thing” than any other styli. Look and Feel Just the Tip Will it Blend? What About the Eraser? Palm Resters of the World Rejoice App Compatibility Final Thoughts on Pencil Questions Look and Feel The Walnut and Graphite finishes both look beautiful. If pressed to pick a favorite, I would probably choose Graphite, just because it feels heavier and more solid to me. But there…
  • Mastering Mix by FiftyThree

    Michael Rose
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As an avid Paper creator, sharing my sketches and “ideas” has felt a bit like I was in an empty room talking to myself. Sure I could ask for feedback in the form of a 140 character Tweet or reblog on Tumblr, but the ability to collaborate was missing. With the release of Mix, that void has been filled. Paper + Mix enhances a solo creative process by augmenting it into a social experience. Sketches, doodles, paintings, ideas, and more can now be shared in the Mix making them available for download or remix by anyone with an iPad and Paper. How do you use Mix? What is Mix good for? Types of…
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    Inspiration Wings

  • Illusion surreal portrait digital illustrations by ashraf khoffash

    1 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Ashraf khoffash visual artist based in sweden, known for the illusion and darkness within and stories imbued in each surreal portraits made with digital illustrations creates surreal art allows the viewer to become lost in a timeless story, inspired by psychology, human Behavior , lyrics , music and movies .“ I aim to create work that provoke people thoughts to think after the abstract forum, something interest the viewer to look twice , think about it . And look again  “ Images © ashraf khoffash  
  • Paris Street Art by Spanish Artist Pejac

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Spanish artist Pejac started on wall painting on both indoor and outdoor wall painting, then he started to inspire us and the street walkers by his street art that was 100% creative and from his mind imagination, he spread his art around European cities from Paris street art, London, Milan to Istanbul.Paris Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacParis Street Art by PejacImages © PejacAnd that was the Paris street art by Pejac, if you like it come & visit us gain to see the whole European street…
  • 20+ 3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion ! Tattoo Artists Indeed Crazy

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Today we came with +20 Optical Illusion Pictures form all over the world tattoo Artists, making amazing 3D tattoo designs and for more inspiration they added some optical illusions but in some way you will find it crazy and beautiful 3d tattoos too. if you like any 3d tattoo , an optical illusion or eye tricks  just share it with your fiends. 3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in Optical Illusion3D Tattoo in…
  • Amazing Street Art of Graffiti Style Mural Painting by Matt

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Many of Matt W.Moore’s most memorable projects have been at the intersection of art and design, and always with accompanying outdoor murals and street paintings. Now You'll see Matt's latest mural project that he decorated with large wall painting in Graffiti Style and mural painting to create as a result amazing street art in a new level. also you'll see some of matt's Indoor & outdoor mural wall art indeed creative.Be a fan of Matt W.Moore's Art on Website | Blog | Behance | Facebook | Twitter Images © Matt W. Moore
  • Digital Graphic Art turned into Creative Tattoo Designs by Klaim

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Klaim young French tattoo artist & designer, The way he able to make a creative tattoo designs is that his knowledge of Drawing and Painting techniques also Graffiti and Digital Graphic Art Design, his work based on mix them all in one Creative design and he call it Street Tattoo. Creating graphic design and digital art elements in Illustration & can even turn a painting into a tattoo ideas. Follow him on Facebook for more inspiring tattoo ideas.Creative portrait tattoo design, graphic basedSkull tattoo design, graphic basedCreative portrait tattoo design, graphic…
 
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    Airbrush compressors reviews

  • Infographic – A beginner’s guide to Airbrushing

    Daniel
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
  • Airbrush Paint Buyer’s Guide

    Daniel
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Airbrushing is a fun and artistic way that you can express yourself using many types of paints on an endless number of surfaces. While it may seem overwhelming now, once you start airbrushing it will become more apparent what paints work best for each type of surface and how to use the perfect technique to take the picture that has formed inside your mind and put it on the surface that you are working with. Since specific paints work best on certain surfaces, it is best to have a basic understanding of the pros and cons of each type of paint and the surfaces they work best on. Types of Paint…
  • Full review – Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap

    Daniel
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:12 am
    The Paasche Company has been dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship and quality in airbrushes, compressors, and accessories since the company was originally founded in 1904.  Today, this Chicago based organization provides the highest quality airbrush equipment, at the most affordable prices possible. Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap The Paasche D300R is manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, and is designed to provide the air pressure needed for serious airbrushing by providing up to 30 PSI depending on the type of airbrush being used.  This…
  • Paasche VL-100D Double Action Airbrush & Compressor Package Review

    Daniel
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    The Paasche company has been producing high level airbrush compressors, airbrush tools, and airbrush accessories for hobbyists and serious professionals alike for years now. All of their products are made right here in the good old US of A, and carry an industry leading warranty and guarantee as far as construction quality and durability are concerned. There are a lot of reasons that so many people all over the world have been taking advantage of the line of products that Paasche offers – with many of them choosing the Paasche VL-100D Double Action airbrush and compressor being one of their…
  • Iwata-Medea Studio Series Smart Jet Single Piston Air Compressor Review

    Daniel
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
      One of the most trusted names in the professional world, there are almost unlimited reasons behind why so many experts, professional artists, business owners, and hobbyists alike choose the Iwata-Medea compressor options when they need a new piece of equipment. Considered by most to be the “Cadillac of the compressor industry”, you’ll be able to enjoy a high level of consistency and build quality with one of these compressors (regardless of the model you go with) that you won’t find anywhere else. Iwata-Medea Studio Series Smart Jet Single Piston Air Compressor Iwata-Medea…
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    The Prints Regent

  • Autumn Almanac #3 - Baby It's Cold Outside

    Rachel Wright
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Since moving to Cornwall for university the beginning of the Christmas period has always been marked by the Truro City of Lights parade (even if it is in mid-November).  All three years I was at university I stood in the cold to watch the procession of volunteers trudge, march and dance though whatever weather condition a Cornish November could throw at them.  Having graduated last July I was a bit disappointed at the thought of missing it this year when out of the blue (absolutely no cajoling necessary) Boyf sent me a message offering to take me (although he obviously regretted his…
  • It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

    Rachel Wright
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    It's almost my favourite time of year again! All the lights are twinkling, the fires are crackling and the chestnuts are roasting.  This year I'm taking part in a Christmas Blog Hop so be sure to follow the link and check out some of the other wonderful crafting ideas!  The beginning of December means starting to think about Xmas cards for my family and friends.  This year I wanted to design something a little less traditional, so left the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Wreaths to those more talented artists and went for something simple but effective.  I wanted to…
  • Autumn Almanac #2 - Sweets for my Sweet

    Rachel Wright
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    So whilst catching up on work from Autumn (which will be in the next post) I was also working on Boyf's birthday prezzies! I have to admit sometimes I get a little over excited when it comes to his birthday and I like to spoil him a little.  It's nothing he doesn't deserve though!I went a little more traditional with his card this year than I did last year and put together a little study of lots of tasty treats.I'm really proud of the way this design turned out and whilst I had the cutters out decided to try a little mixed media experiment to accompany his birthday present too.  I…
  • Autumn Almanac #1

    Rachel Wright
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    As promised here is the start of my Autumn reminiscence.Whereas summer passed in a haze of end of year parties, graduation and long hours sitting in an Ice-Cream van, autumn hit me with some serious life decisions.  I seemed to spend a considerable amount of time filling in job applications and traveling to interviews (at the minute unfortunately to no avail).  Autumn's had its fair share of excitement and adventure too though! Last September I was lucky enough to go on a short holiday to Madrid (they'll be more on this in a later post), partly because I wanted a break from work,…
  • It's spooky how time flies

    Rachel Wright
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    I feel I've neglected this blog a little this season, when I was thrown kicking and screaming from the security of university into the harsh realities of the real world a lot happened rather quickly and I struggled to keep up with everything! I don't know where the time has gone this summer, it's crazy that we're already half way through Autumn and I can't believe it's already Halloween.  I've certainly got some catching up to be doing!  So over the next few weeks I'm going to be posting my highlights from the whole of Autumn.To begin my little series of Autumn highlights I thought…
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    Sara Paxton Artworks

  • Eagles Nest Gallery Oil Painting Art Exhibition

    Sara
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    2015 will be off to a fantastic start with a new exhibition at Eagles Nest Gallery down on the Great Ocean Road towards Lorne. The exhibition will be featuring my latest oil paintings ranging from landscapes to still life and some which are even a little abstract. The art exhibition starts off with a champagne opening on the 3rd of January! The title is ‘Summer Colour’ so I have concentrated on producing paintings that are bursting with strong and vibrant colour.   When – 3rd to the 31st of January (opening is at 3pm on the 3rd) Where – 50 Great Ocean Road,…
  • 10 Good Reasons to Paint in Oils

    Sara
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I have used oil paints on canvas for many years and it’s by far my favourite medium to work with. Before you make the assumption that I am being bias. I have have been an artist for longer than I can remember, using many different mediums and I have always come back to oils as my favourite! I am now a full time artist that uses oils about 90% of the time, you can see some of my works here! Here’s 10 reasons why painting with oils on canvas is the best: 1 – It’s the medium of the masters! 2 – You can mix colours easily. In fact experimenting with colour mixing…
  • Exhibition At Seaview Gallery Queenscliff

    Sara
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    I have a long standing and very special relationship with Seaview Gallery. When I was first starting out as professional artist selling my work, they were the gallery who exhibited my first pieces, gave me my first exhibition and have stocked my work ever since. To an artist this is an invaluable relationship. Over the years we have become friends and I always look forward having an exhibition at Seaview Gallery. This Saturday, 1 November, 2 to 4pm, is the opening day of this year’s exhibition which will run throughout November. For this exhibition I have been lucky enough to get the…
  • Limited Edition Prints now available on Society6 – Prints, Bags, Clocks

    Sara
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The launch of my paintings on the Society6 store was very exciting. For those of you who have not heard about society6 I strongly encourage you to check it out as it is a fantastic website. It is full of artists and creatives expressing and sharing their work with the world. Being able to produce Society6 prints was the main reason I wanted to join the program however they sell a huge range of things from iPhone cases, laptop stickers, giclee prints, bags, clocks and even pillows. The whole concept  they have come up with is really interesting, and  I will explain the process below!
  • 3 Artist Motivation Secrets That Work

    Sara
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
      I have been an oil painting artist for many, many years and times have changed drastically over that period of time. There is now the Internet, social media, e-commence, SEO and all sorts of terminology that I struggle to keep up with. As you can imagine it has been hard at times to focus and stay motivated to produce original oil on canvas artworks. As you know Facebook is a very good tool for procrastination and time wasting! As a mother of three it has taken many learning curves to get where I am today. As I mentioned above, a lot has changed since I started drawing, painting,…
 
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