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  • Lazy Way How to Sell More Art with Less Effort

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    Barney Davey
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Here’s the short answer to the lazy way for how to sell more art with less effort: Get Collectors! When it comes to buying things, we all use a 3-part decision-making criteria. We tend to buy from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Language Lessons

    Dennis Hollingsworth
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
  • Art in Your Pocket 4: Net Art and Abstraction for the Small Screen

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    Jonah Brucker-Cohen
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    "The Facets of Obama" created by Jonah Brucker­-Cohen using the Fracture application by James Alliban, 2011 The devices we carry with us can do much more than simply act as communication tools and entertainment appendages. They can also bring us into a growing world of artistic projects that could have never been imagined without their existence. The recent boom in creative software for the iPhone and iPad now enables artists to remake existing web projects as iOS apps or use the physical world as a canvas for augmented reality, reimagining our physical surroundings through painting and…
  • Paris Tear Sheets: Hiraeth

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   I was introduced to Hind through a common friend. Upon meeting her, the first thing that struck me, after her…
  • Networking Opportunities and Errors

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    Alyson Stanfield
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Meeting new people is essential to growing your art business. The more people you know, the more people there are to appreciate, buy, and tell people about your art. [Tweet this] The best tip I can give is just to get out! Online relationships are valuable, but in-person meetings can make an artist’s career. Networking Opportunities Everyone you run into is a: Potential buyer. You never know where people are coming from. Potential connector. If everyone you meet knows 150 people (the average), imagine the possibilities. When you meet someone who is great at making connections between…
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  • Knock-Off Art and Tales of Artistic Production in Advanced Capitalism

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    I was recently at an art fair where one gallery—that shall remain nameless—presented the work of a young artist in a solo booth. The work, while distinct in some ways, was at the very least derivative of Anish Kapoor’s wall mounted discs. Enameled aluminum panels in sweeping gradients, they were perfectly suited to the market of the fair: take it home, put it on a wall. They were robust, large works that shouted “wealth.” Sold for $800-$2000 apiece. By the third day of the fair, the gallery was taking commissions on new works for twice the price because they had…
  • Art or Not?

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    Art or Not?  Visitors to the museum or fine art institution are often concerned about being the butt of an artist's joke, not privy to some marketing ploy, where they are statiscial cogs in a machine churning out money for ideas. But wouldn't it be a fine thing if we could make artworks out of experience—removing the need for product, structure, and market, altogether? This week: Awkward mishaps happen. But which of the images described below is a clandestine capture of a situation staged by a very radical visual artist?   #1   A declared radical,…
  • Artists' Desks

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    In today's mode of techno-voyeurism, we're constantly peeking into the factory to see how the sausage is made. The artist's studio has always had an allure, the inchoate site of creativity, the setting for private practice—like an escort's boudoir, the biggest mystery is, what do they do when they're alone in there? We zoom in closer to see what artists keep on their most personal work space: their desk. What does it reveal about them, or about their art? We invite artists from very different disciplines to share their images and reflect on what is going on, in, on top of, and around…
  • The Broad Collection: Inside LA's New Free Art Museum with Director Joanne Heyler

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    The Broad Museum’s September 20 opening in downtown Los Angeles is just under a month away. “You had to remind me of that,” Joanne Heyler laughs—her humility doesn’t quite feel nervous, more pragmatic. If there is anyone capable of executing the huge task ahead, it’s her. “Ars longus, vita brevis. I’m living that,” says Heyler, describing her long-standing career with the Broads. Heyler began working at The Broad Art Foundation back in 1989, and is currently its Director and Chief Curator. Under her direction, the…
  • Paris Tear Sheets: Hiraeth

    25 Aug 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Paris Tear Sheets is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lara Atallah, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during July and August 2015. “Paris tear sheets” refers to daily snapshots taken during the artist’s peregrinations in the city. She will use the blog to chronicle her encounters in Paris as well as her observations of the city. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   I was introduced to Hind through a common friend. Upon meeting her, the first thing that struck me, after her…
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  • Interview with Moritz Simon Geist / Sonic Robots

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Moritz Simon Geist is a classical musician and a robotics engineer who builds his own musical instruments. The most famous of them is the MR-808, an oversized replica of the TR-808 produced by Roland to reproduce drum sounds. This 1980s electronic drum machine imitated the drum so inadequately that it actually created its own sound. The distinctive 'thump thump' became an integral part of hip hop music, gained iconic status with Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing and reached such a cult position within the music industry that even Kayne West paid tribute to the machine in one of his hit albums…
  • Blood oil, Poetics and Politics of Data, Ghost Army of World War II and other book reviews

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    This week, i'm reviewing 6 books about topics as diverse as petrocracy, control by data, photography in Belfast after the Good Friday Agreement, new media art in the Middle East and North Africa, inflatable army units, and ephemeral performative practices continue
  • The Funambulist magazine. Politics of Space and Bodies

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    The first issue of The Funambulist Magazine argues that all cities contain a certain degree of militarization. From Lahore to Oakland, CA, the use of walls and other architectural apparatuses of control vary; yet, they all bear witness of the will for architecture to organize bodies in space continue
  • akA, the 'cloud farming' solution

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:38 am
    The quality of groundwater is heavily affected by human industrial activities. Looking for innovative ways to get clean waters to irrigate agricultural fields, artist Rihards Vitols is currently experimenting with a new type of agronomy that relies on "cloud-farming". In his scenario, people will raise thousands of helium balloons over their land to collect water from the cloud continue
  • Interview with The Center for Tactical Magic

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    CTM's work combines appealing aesthetics, humour and language with actions that invite people to think, question and reclaim their civil rights. Their most famous project is the Tactical Ice Cream Unit, a truck distributing free ice cream along with propaganda developed by local progressive groups. Another of their initiative saw them launch a bank heist contest... continue
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  • Watch This: Write as Rain

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Text Rain by Romy Achituv and Camille Utterback "At your turning, each part of my body turns to verb," writes Evan Zimroth, in his poem Talk, You. The writing forms the individual letters that play across the screen in Text Rain, the video work from 1999, by Romy Achituv and Camille Utterback. Featured in the current exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, Text Rain remains on view at SAAM through September 7. Some works of art get people talking. This one does the communicating for you. Standing in front of a large projection screen, the video invites viewers to participate, to…
  • Q and Art: Torre di Schiavi

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. If you enjoy this post, take a look at others in our series. Thomas Hotchkiss's Torre di Schiavi Question: I enjoyed seeing the Thomas Hotchkiss painting Torre di Schiavi at SAAM. Does the painting show a real place that I would recognize if I visited, or is the scene from the artist's imagination? Answer: Yes, Hotchkiss' painting depicts a real place that is open to visitors. Torre di Schiavi is the 19th…
  • Take 5! Storytellers and Crooners

    14 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    On August 20, our monthly series, Take 5! will feature the Smithsonian Institution's James Zimmerman who will celebrate "Storytellers and Crooners." Focusing on jazz vocalists, Zimmerman and his ensemble will highlight the artistry of great musicians by bringing the narrative of song to SAAM's stage. Zimmerman works as a Senior Producer for Special Initiatives at the National Museum of American History. And, in his role, he has interviewed seminal jazz artists for the museum's Jazz Oral History Program. James Zimmerman took some time to fill us in about these jazz artists and their…
  • Luce Artist Talk: Anthony Cervino and Shannon Egan

    13 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    What connections will Anthony Cervino and Dr. Shannon make between SAAM's artworks and Cervino's? Left: Charles Louis Hinton's Vanity and, right, an example of Cervino's work, Oihcconip Each month, we invite local artists to the Luce Foundation Center to make connections between their artwork and our collection as part of our Luce Artist Talks series. One of my favorite things about this program is trying to guess which artworks in the Luce Center our guest will speak about based on what I know about their work. This month, sculptor Anthony Cervino and his partner and collaborator Dr. Shannon…
  • Cloudy, with a Chance of Music

    11 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    Cloud Music: now on exhibition in SAAM's Watch This! Revelations in Media Art The best place to watch afternoon thunderstorms in D.C.? Hands down, it's the third floor of American Art, a special corner in the current exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art. Cloud Music, created between 1974-1979 by artists Robert Watts, David Berhman, and Bob Diamond is a weather-driven audio/visual installation that reads the sky like it's a musical score. A closed-circuit camera scans the sky and translates its activity through a video analyzer that sends signals into a specially-designed music…
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  • GIF of the Day: After Felix

    Michael Anthony Farley
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Ben Schumacher originally posted this tribute to Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Perfect Lovers on the blog shu and joe in 2009. The original Perfect Lovers was created in 1991, shortly after Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ partner Ross Laycock was diagnosed with AIDS, which ultimately claimed the lives of both men. The two readymade clocks ticked in unison, presumably until one or the other died. It was a powerful allegory for the limited time the artist knew he had left with Laycock. Schumacher’s homage is also a readymade of sorts—the artist found a link for the above GIF of a clock face…
  • Is Site Specificity Relevant to a Generation of Nomads? Not Really.

    Michael Anthony Farley
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Andrea McGinty, “strap on”, 2015, iPhone, Charger, 6 second continuous loop video. Sight | Site | Cite Outlet 253 WILSON AVENUE Brooklyn, NY on view until September 6 Curated by Noah Becker, Jeffrey Grunthaner, and Julian A. Jimarez Artists: Mira Alibek, Julie Tuyet Curtiss, Julia Dauksza, Heidi Howard. Irena Jurek, Nandi Loaf, Rachel Mason, Andrea McGinty. Kate McGraw, Rachel Rossin, Eric Shaw, and Weronika Twardowska I can’t think of a group show I’ve seen this year as disorienting as Sight | Site | Cite. At the boisterous opening last weekend, several people…
  • Highlights from the Creative Capital Retreat: Part Three

    Paddy Johnson
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Creative Capital consultants take the stage at the retreat. Within Creative Capital circles, grantees and staff will sometimes describe themselves as a cult. I’ve always took this as a reference to the unified vision of their community—grantees and staff deeply believe in the importance of the organization and don’t hesitate to share that belief with others. If there are naysayers in this community, they are very quiet. To be fair, I’m not exactly an outside source myself. As an Arts Writer grantee I am a beneficiary of some of that same funding, so perhaps it’s not a surprise when…
  • Friday Links: Museum Poo on a Slide

    Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Miley Cyrus will be collaborating with underground net artists and artist Jen Stark for the VMA’s this year, which she will host. Prediction: Jerry Saltz will write a think piece lauding whatever she does. Anyway, here’s an interview she gave to the Times totally stoned. Read it if you dare. [The New York Times Stefan Simchowitz and his dealer/partner Ellis King are suing the 28 year old Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama for deauthenticating nearly 300 signed art works. As Greg Allen tells it, the Simchowitz King position sure is rich.  Simchowitz claims he made his career with a Dublin…
  • The Internet Dancing Baby Is Almost 20

    Paddy Johnson
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Thanks to critic and curator Ed Halter for pointing out this morning on Twitter that the Internet Dancing Baby meme would be 20 now if the baby were alive. Cray-cray. Cited as one of the earliest memes,  “Baby Cha-Cha,” came to life in 1996 as viral video of a 3D-rendered baby dancing to Blue Swede’s  “Hooked on a Feeling” by the Swedish rock band Blue Swede. By late 1996, web developer John Woodell created a highly compressed animated GIF from the original movie, as part of a demo of the movie-to-GIF process, which further launched its spread. Since this time,…
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  • Networking Opportunities and Errors

    Alyson Stanfield
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Meeting new people is essential to growing your art business. The more people you know, the more people there are to appreciate, buy, and tell people about your art. [Tweet this] The best tip I can give is just to get out! Online relationships are valuable, but in-person meetings can make an artist’s career. Networking Opportunities Everyone you run into is a: Potential buyer. You never know where people are coming from. Potential connector. If everyone you meet knows 150 people (the average), imagine the possibilities. When you meet someone who is great at making connections between…
  • Feedback Whether You Want It or Not

    Alyson Stanfield
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are often too quick to ask for feedback. We’re equally guilty of giving feedback when it’s not requested (or wanted). I’ve been guilty of both – especially the latter – and I’ve learned a lot about giving and receiving feedback. I owe much of what I know about feedback to Cynthia Morris, an artist and coach. Here’s what I’ve learned from her and from others. When Not to Ask for Feedback Feedback is serious stuff. You should only ask for it if you’re prepared to hear the answers. At certain points in the creative process, your project is in a delicate state. You might have…
  • Juggling Multiple Income Streams from Your Art

    Alyson Stanfield
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    I probably don’t have to tell you that selling only original works of art doesn’t always pay the bills. Sales can be seasonal, galleries can shut their doors, or the economy might tank. This is why I am all for artists having multiple streams of income – when it makes sense. Multiple Income Streams for Artists An income stream is a source of money. Your income streams might include employment outside of your art business, but I’m going to focus on diversifying how you make money from your art. Selling original works of art is probably the most appealing way for you to make money…
  • Ease Overwhelm with These 8 Time-Saving Tips

    Alyson Stanfield
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you like a lot of my clients? You want to do/try it all. You’d like to be everywhere but time runs out. Lack of time is the number one anxiety for most of my clients. It’s not fear of rejection or failure or even potential criticism. It’s there’s not enough time in the day to do it all. Like you, I’ve been overwhelmed with possibilities for business development and strategy. Just three years ago, I remember sitting down and crying to my husband that I couldn’t work any harder. If I wanted to increase my impact in the world, I would have to work smarter. That’s when I hired a…
  • The Big Secret About Your Art Career That Nobody Is Telling You

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    I feel like there is this big secret in the art world. It’s about how things work and how to be successful. Everyone but me seems to know what it is. Ever feel this way? If I only knew this one thing … this one elusive thing that I have no idea what it is … my art business would be a success. But I don’t even know what questions to ask to find it. You’re not alone. Many artists are on a quest to find the magic bullet and hoping to uncover it in a new class, blog post, or book. And, still, the cogs and sprockets (Jetsons, anyone?) that run the art world machine are a mystery…
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  • Simulation as Institutional Critique: Lawrence Lek's 'Unreal Estate'

    Nora N. Khan
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Lawrence Lek, Unreal Estate (the Royal Academy is yours) (2015; video game still) Wealth is monolithic: it refutes argument, pointed criticism, direct gaze. The architecture of today's wealth is monolithic, as well: a crucial expression of modern oligarchies' centralized power. Where the estate once served as a neat symbol of riches, our edifices are more diverse and inventive. They are built heavy and tall, as rebuff. They have to symbolize abstract figures, tens of billions of dollars on paper. Artist Lawrence Lek offers us entry into the monolith in his work Unreal Estate. In it, we, the…
  • A Scanner, Darkly: On Andrea Crespo's "polymorphoses"

    Anton Haugen
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Andrea Crespo, multi (sensorygates), (2015; detail) In futurist Ray Kurzweil's early version of the flatbed scanner, angled mirrors feed the image of a document through a series of encoding CCDs. Similarly positioned mirrors are also used in the treatment of amputee victims; the image of an extant limb is projected onto the phantom limb, allowing the patient to engage with this limb's sensory map. Constantly reflecting on this imagery, Andrea Crespo's recent solo show "polymorphoses" at Hester in New York evokes an environment of clinical intimacy in its aesthetic and conceptual coherence.
  • Artist Profile: Lawrence Abu Hamdan

    William Kherbek
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:45 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies. Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Contra Diction (Speech Against Itself) (2015; courtesy the artist and Mor Charpentier, Paris; photo, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Stefan Jäggi). Your current solo exhibition "تقيه (Taqiyya)–The Right to Duplicity" in St. Gallen brings together recent works exploring the ways in which "enforced expression" is manifest in contemporary society. Contra Diction (Speech Against Itself) (2014) focuses on the…
  • Art in Your Pocket 4: Net Art and Abstraction for the Small Screen

    Jonah Brucker-Cohen
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    "The Facets of Obama" created by Jonah Brucker­-Cohen using the Fracture application by James Alliban, 2011 The devices we carry with us can do much more than simply act as communication tools and entertainment appendages. They can also bring us into a growing world of artistic projects that could have never been imagined without their existence. The recent boom in creative software for the iPhone and iPad now enables artists to remake existing web projects as iOS apps or use the physical world as a canvas for augmented reality, reimagining our physical surroundings through painting and…
  • Interview: American Reflexxx

    Alexis Anais Avedisian
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Signe Pierce and Alli Coates, American Reflexxx (2013) Two years ago, performance artist Signe Pierce and videographer Alli Coates staged a public intervention on the Myrtle Beach strip in South Carolina, a popular tourist spot. Concealing her face with a featureless mirrored mask, Pierce wore a tight blue mini dress and performed exaggerated, gyrating movements while walking through the streets at night through throngs of revelers. Coates did not intervene, instead passively recording the ensuing scene even as the safety of her partner was threatened. Earlier this year, the artists released…
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  • sketch_k8 (e-waste)

    tom moody
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    Drawn with Linux MyPaint and GIMP. As noted previously, if you use the "pencil" tool in GIMP it doesn't anti-alias. Interestingly you can stay in pencil mode and use some of the other brushes, which behave kind of like pixel art. This pile is a tangle of brush experiments, as well as some things you can do with tinting layers via airbrush (in non-pencil mode).
  • geo-scramble prototypes (2)

    tom moody
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    RSS readers were adding a white stripe down the middle of the previous image so it's been remade from an HTML table (ooh specialized knowledge) to a single GIF.
  • geo-scramble prototypes

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    [HTML table version removed; see GIF version] the left panel was made with GIMP and Online Image Editor; the right was made with GIMP (after I figured out how to use it) At some point I converted these backgrounds to "indexed color" (don't know how) -- this meant I couldn't change the color using the bucket fill (don't know why). I learned from "help" that I could change the image "mode" from indexed to RGB. That enabled me to add the background colors.
  • sketch_k7

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    drawn using cloudpaint (online MacPaint clone), Linux MyPaint and GIMP
  • ffog mix of my tunes on anon radio; my mix of other ppl's tunes coming monday

    tom moody
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    ffog (Joel Cook) does a regular internet radio show on anon radio called Please & Discomfort. On August 18, his set included about an hour of my tunes, which he streamed from my Bandcamp pages. An archived version of this linkjayed mix is available, so check it out: [mp3] I appreciated hearing his choices -- thanks, ffog! On Monday night, 11 pm (Central), Midnight (Eastern), I'll be doing a guest mix for ffog's show. Will post details on Monday (Aug 31). These will be tunes I like by other people, including vintage prog, current-ish techno, and 60s soundtrack music.
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  • Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan: “Arthena recently had the pleasure of interviewing Zhang Huan, the internationally distinguished performance artist, painter, photographer and sculptor. Based in Shanghai and New York, the artist has held recent solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York and Florence, and his works have been acquired by top museums, galleries and public organizations around the world. Zhang Huan’s works are recognized for their complexity and depth, and for their ability to simultaneously capture intimate elements of personal identity…
  • Collabo 5 at Miami’s Bakehouse features an exhibition by more than 40 artists

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Collabo 5 at Miami’s Bakehouse features an exhibition by more than 40 artists: “Student artist Orianna Cascarano turns body inspiration into a prize-winning lighting design. … Click to Continue »“ (Via Miami Herald.)
  • Orlando, Florida: Four Decades of Development

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Orlando, Florida: Four Decades of Development: “Theme parks and other developments have turned Central Florida from swampland to the most visited tourist region of the United States.” (Via .)
  • Can we lead a fulfilling life without children?

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Can we lead a fulfilling life without children?: “‘A genuine mistake is the idea that anything can complete a life and make it full’” (Via .)
  • Multiplier effects

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Multiplier effects: Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies. By César Hidalgo. Basic Books; 232 pages; $26.99. Allen Lane; £20. “THE question seems basic, but economists have yet to find a comprehensive answer: why and how do economies grow? Additional capital and labour were long considered the main factors. Then the focus shifted to higher productivity and increased human capital, the knowledge embodied in members of society. César Hidalgo tackles the question in another way. Economies grow, he says, because the information contained in them…
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  • The Dissident Artist Who Was Detained For Eight Months In Cuba Speaks

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    “Until the last minute they want to mess with your head. They want to make you paranoid. At one point he said, ‘Someone close to you works for us.’ I said, ‘You’re not going to make me a paranoiac. I’ve been here for eight months and I am not a paranoiac.’ I understood they were watching me. But I would not let them make me a paranoiac. That’s what they do, they make you paranoid, they isolate you.”
  • The Reading Is So Hard – But That Doesn’t Make It Brilliant (Or Does It?)

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    “The reader who assumes that abstruse prose is clever prose, or that there is a reliable correlation between opacity and depth, is bound to waste a lot of time on writing that doesn’t deserve it. She is also liable to end up praising works that confound her, for fear of being revealed as a dimwit if she confesses her perplexity.”
  • Who Sets Cell Phone Etiquette In Theatres – And Who Should?

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    “Theater as a whole desperately needs to keep attracting younger audiences, and yet it doesn’t seem particularly able or willing to educate newer playgoers or accommodate their differing ideas on how culture should be consumed.”
  • Former NYT Music Critic Allan Kozinn Is Now Looking For New Music Concerts In Maine

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    “Leaving the Times was not easy, but I began considering the prospect in 2012, when the paper’s culture editor thought it would be interesting to redefine my job, transforming me into a general culture reporter.”
  • What Happened To Phnom Penh’s Historic Artists’ Building?

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    “With poor sanitation, a decaying structure and no ventilation, this once-historic building is facing demolition – yet grocery shops, hair salons, cafés and even a school have sprung up to cater for the thousands of residents in this sprawling community.”
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  • Four ways in which policy-makers resolve moral dilemmas

    Clare Hanson
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Moral dilemmas are ubiquitous in modern democratic societies. Can we protect the bodily integrity of women and their unborn children at the same time? How can we protect the free will of adults while at the same time denying them to engage in self-harming activities, like (assisted) suicide or drug use? Of course, there is no easy answer to these questions, which have no objectively right or wrong solution. Scientific investigation – which often helps us to identify social, educational, or environmental policies that work best – cannot provide guidance in these moral contexts. Instead,…
  • ‘Abrahamic religions’ – From interfaith to scholarship

    Helena Palmer
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Together with Ulysses, Abraham is the earliest culture hero in the Western world. More precisely, as Kierkegaard, who called him ‘the knight of faith,’ reminds us, he has remained, throughout the centuries, the prototype of the religious man, of the man of faith. The wandering Aramean from the Book of Genesis, who rejected his parents’ idols and native Mesopotamia to follow the call of the One God to the land of Canaan, started a saga reverberated not only in early Jewish literature, but also in the New Testament (Galatians 3: 6-8), and in early Christian literature. Abraham (Ibrahim in…
  • Hey everybody! Meet Elizabeth!

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Please welcome another newbie to the Social Media team at Oxford University Press, Elizabeth Furey, who joined the gang in August 2015, just two weeks ago, as an OUPblog Deputy Editor and Social Media Manager! You can learn more about Elizabeth below. When did you start working at OUP? 17 August 2015 What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found about working at OUP? That it’s such a huge operation. I’ve never worked for a company that has its own lobby, let alone one that has a fountain in its lobby. What’s the least surprising? There are books everywhere. What was your first job…
  • How well do you know Lao Tzu? [quiz]

    Mohamed Sesay
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    This August, we’re featuring Lao Tzu as our Philosopher of the Month. An ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, Lao Tzu is a legendary figure in Taoism. His major work, the Tao Te Ching, is one of the most significant treatises in Chinese cosmogony (narratives about the origins of the universe) – in which Lao Tzu explains his ideas by way of paradox, analogy, ancient sayings, repetition, rhyme and rhythm. He is a central figure in Chinese culture, revered by turns as a deity, historical forbear, politician, intellectual, and religious thinker. Do you know what ‘Tao’ really means, in…
  • Ghosts of Katrina

    Abbey Lovell
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is in the midst of celebrating a remarkable renewal. I still live in the same apartment that I lived in before the storm. It looks the same, perhaps a bit more cluttered, but the neighborhood has certainly changed. A yoga studio opened up across the street, for which I’m delighted. A handful of art galleries, a new “tapas” place, and a store that sells only swanky reading glasses, have all opened up. It was not necessarily a bad neighborhood before the storm, at least by New Orleans standards, but it has never been as fancy as…
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  • Delegation of Copyright Reps Call for International Review of Artist Copyright Law

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    With the conclusion of a conference at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, a coalition of art world professionals, government workers and copyright experts have placed a call for an international review of artist copyright law, particularly in consideration of resale royalty inequity in nations like the U.S. and China.  “So many sales take place […]
  • Resident Artists Build Recreation of Vienna’s Loos Bar in LA

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Four artists working at Los Angeles’s MAK Center have recreated the famous Vienna hotspot, Loos Bar (named for its designer, Adolf Loos), recreated in miniature with cardboard, glue and sawdust.  “We wanted all the clichés of a European bar. You can smoke inside. It’s loud. It’s nasty,” says collaborating artist Christoph Meier.  Read more at New […]
  • Takashi Murakami Showing Private Collection in Yokohama

    27 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Takashi Murakami has announced a surprise exhibition of his personal collection of art, toys, antiques and other objects this fall at the Yokohama Museum of Art, the Art Newspaper reports, interviewing the artist on his collection and his love of Anselm Kiefer’s work.  “When I first came to New York, I finally saw a real Kiefer […]
  • Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its renovation plans for the repurposed Breuer Building, former home of the Whitney Museum, set to open in March 2016.  The plans for the space will include a “book bar” and restaurant.  “Our approach to inhabiting and interpreting the building honors Breuer’s intent for the space, highlighting its unique […]
  • Palestinian Artist Thrown Out of Banksy’s Dismaland Show After Anti-Israel Protest

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Palestinian artist Shadi Alzaqzouq has been thrown out of Banksy’s Dismaland installation following a protest against Israeli artists included alongside his work in the exhibition.  “I found out when I arrived at the show that three Israeli artists were taking part, one of whom served in the IDF,” the artist says.  “I decided I had to protest […]
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  • Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people…
  • LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    After I shared this EPIC VIDEO, a member of our Facebook group Pedro Piccinini (thank you sir!) pointed me to this glorious Instagram account: @theMonoNeon. Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. plays music to the exact tune of random internet videos, everything from stand up comedy sets to scenes from famous films. People like this are what I love most about the Internet.To really get a sense for what I’m talking about watch this video of an angry grandpa destroying a PS4 accompanied by music from MonoNeon below.View the whole post: LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry…
  • Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.View the whole post: Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.Watch the video below.View the whole post: Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:13 am
    A selection of portraits by photographer David Cortes. More images below.View the whole post: Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • FOODshed: Art and Agriculture in Action at CR10

    5 Aug 2015 | 12:33 pm
    CR10 Arts & Francine Hunter McGivern present FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action Curated by Amy Lipton Exhibition Opening – Saturday, August 8, 2015, 4-6pm On view through September 5.   The exhibition focuses on sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, and artists’ use of food as subject matter or medium. Many of the artists in the exhibition are known for bringing community-specific issues into their work and are exploring the real-world implications of small-scale farming, and raising community awareness about their food systems.  Information at Artists…
  • Human Territory @ SLAG CONTEMPORARY’s 2nd location: Sunday, July 26, 3-6 PM

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Joy Garnett, Tangerine Dream, 2015, oil on canvas, 20x24 inches. Photo: Samantha Keely Smith. “Human Territory” brings together works from twelve primarily Brooklyn-based artists in an exploration of man’s experiences and interactions with landscape. No longer confined to the traditional definition of landscape as pastoral scene, the works focus on varied territories - whether those are aerial views and scenes of a city-made-war-zone, the imagined playscapes of fairytales, or the shifting topographies of faces and everyday life. Tirtzah Bassel Tirtzah Bassel studied drawing and painting…
  • In Memoriam: Jackie Brookner (1945-2015)

    20 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Jackie Brookner, a pioneering ecological artist and educator, died of cancer on May 15, 2015. She was 69. Born in l945 in Providence, Rhode Island she received a BA in art history from Wellesley College in l967 and completed all work for a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard except for a dissertation before shifting her focus to sculpture in l971. Her early career as an artist working in cast bronze was informed, in part, by the welded abstract sculpture of Isaac Witkin and by the Abstract Expressionist sensibility prevalent at The New York Studio School where she studied with Nicholas Carrone.
  • Cultural Politics: Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Cover: Arnold Mesches [Archive of contemporary artist contributions:] Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 11.1 Featuring essays and art by: Cover/interior art and essay by Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny, which can be accessed freely online (as are all Cultural Politics cover artists) courtesy of Duke University Press. Color html or B&W formatted PDF. To date, Arnold Mesches has had 142 solo exhibitions and countless group shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan…
  • Art & Labor

    14 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The old issue of intellectual labor produced in exchange for little or no pay has been coming up more than usual this week, probably because the College Art Association conference is in full swing. Also, National Adjunct Walkout Day is upon us. In the meantime, I had all but forgotten about this recent email exchange:Last month, I was contacted by an academic publisher, let’s call her Dorothy Lamour, self-described “publisher for visual arts journals” at [insert name of the largest global academic publisher you can think of]. Dorothy Lamour informed me that the long-time editor of one…
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  • The Dissident Artist Who Was Detained For Eight Months In Cuba Speaks

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    “Until the last minute they want to mess with your head. They want to make you paranoid. At one point he said, ‘Someone close to you works for us.’ I said, ‘You’re not going to make me a paranoiac. I’ve been here for eight months and I am not a paranoiac.’ I understood they were watching me. But I would not let them make me a paranoiac. That’s what they do, they make you paranoid, they isolate you.”
  • The Reading Is So Hard – But That Doesn’t Make It Brilliant (Or Does It?)

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    “The reader who assumes that abstruse prose is clever prose, or that there is a reliable correlation between opacity and depth, is bound to waste a lot of time on writing that doesn’t deserve it. She is also liable to end up praising works that confound her, for fear of being revealed as a dimwit if she confesses her perplexity.”
  • Who Sets Cell Phone Etiquette In Theatres – And Who Should?

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    “Theater as a whole desperately needs to keep attracting younger audiences, and yet it doesn’t seem particularly able or willing to educate newer playgoers or accommodate their differing ideas on how culture should be consumed.”
  • Former NYT Music Critic Allan Kozinn Is Now Looking For New Music Concerts In Maine

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    “Leaving the Times was not easy, but I began considering the prospect in 2012, when the paper’s culture editor thought it would be interesting to redefine my job, transforming me into a general culture reporter.”
  • What Happened To Phnom Penh’s Historic Artists’ Building?

    Suzi Steffen
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    “With poor sanitation, a decaying structure and no ventilation, this once-historic building is facing demolition – yet grocery shops, hair salons, cafés and even a school have sprung up to cater for the thousands of residents in this sprawling community.”
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  • Akash Bhatt wins Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015

    Katherine Tyrrell
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    The prizewinners in the 2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition were announced earlier today. Winner of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015£10,000 First Place Blue Room by Akash... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hesketh Hubbard Exhibition - not enough life drawing!

    Katherine Tyrrell
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    I went to see the Annual Exhibition by the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society on Thursday. The Society is London's largest life drawing society The Portrait (£175) by John Harper Sutton Charcoal The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • St. Paul's Studios on the Talgarth Road

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Many artists living in London who have ever travelled west will have marvelled at the Artists Studio from the Arts and Crafts era - with the wonderful large north facing windows - on the A4 just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rosa Sepple sells 50+ paintings in 4 days!

    Katherine Tyrrell
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    I don't often write about the exhibitions of individual artists - however Rosa Sepple very much deserves to be highlighted on the pages of this blog. Rosa can currently be found in the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Retirement and Pensions for Artists

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    It's been a while since I mentioned the topic of planning for our retirement as artists. I know a lot of people aren't thinking about retiring as artists - but there does come a time for some artists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Studio visit: Sue McNally

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Sue McNally is working on “This Land is My Land,” a series of large-scale landscape paintings, one for each of the fifty United States. During the summer months, she takes road trips to states she hasn’t visited, camping along the way, sleeping under the stars, and gathering material. She returns to her studio, located in a converted mill in North Kingstown, RI, and begins to craft the paintings. When I stopped by, paintings of Missouri and Illinois, recently completed, were hanging on the walls and she had just returned from a trip to Wyoming. [Image at top: Sue McNally in her North…
  • Quick study: Art bus, Rauschenberg as bad parent, sexism in arts writing, Abelow, Two Coats Residency, Stanley Whitney, Stella retrospective, more

    19 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Art in a bus: According to The Art Newspaper, "works by Scottish Turner prizewinners and nominees will be seen across Scotland in a traveling show due to crisscross the country in a specially adapted bus (image above). Artists featured in the touring exhibition, 'Eyes on the Prize,' include Martin Boyce (Turner prizewinner, 2011), Ciara Phillips—a nominee in 2014— and Douglas Gordon (1996 winner)." So wonderfully DIY. Read article here.------In a two-part series at Art F City, Corinna Kirsch explores sexism in arts writing. "Yes, sexism exists. Journalists should take stock of not just…
  • Stern verve: Joseph Zito at Lennon Weinberg

    19 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / The artist’s weight in ominous lead slabs, a combat helmet spilling with rose petals – in another artist’s hands these conceptual pieces would probably seem trite or overbearing. But Joseph Zito’s unerringly fine calibrations of irony combined with his formidable technical range and astutely Gober-esque deployment of different materials – all on full display in installations cagily concatenated for a thirty-year retrospective at Lennon Weinberg in Chelsea – enables him to steamroller cliché and proceed directly to cool-eyed poignancy.[Image:…
  • Facebook IRL

    15 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    Since they started using social media in 2009, painters have been able to connect directly with one another over vast geographic regions outside the gallery system and mainstream media. Facebook has been a particularly enriching community for many, a friendly place where artists discover each others work, form collaborative groups, and network without having to leave the studio. The latest exhibition to bring Facebook friends together "in real life" is "Going Big," an exhibition comprising small abstractions by 111 artists, curated by artists Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr.
  • Connecticut news

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Thank YOU, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery. Two of my paintings (pictured at top) are included in "Thank You, Connecticut," an annual group show that was curated this year by gallery artists Rex Prescott Walden, Shelby Head, Nathan Lewis, Joe Boginski, and James Gortner. The show features artists who have ties to Connecticut, as a place to live and/or work. Did I ever mention that my family, full of pastors, publishers, and bankers, has been in Connecticut since the 1600s? Other artists in the show include Hollis Dunlap, Jaclyn Conley, Camille Eskell, Steven DiGiovanni, Jonathan…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • The Beach is Calling

    Martha Marshall
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    Today we leave for a week with our youngest son and his family at the beach. We mostly see them once a year, and some years twice at best. It’s not easy when the little ones are growing and changing so fast. So we make the most of it when we can be together. Last year they picked giant lima beans from my garden . . . . . . and went on a river cruise, and splashed in the local splash pad. Just a normal family vacation at our place. This time we will both drive for several hours to meet at a central beach location, which turns out to be Wilmington, North Carolina. Jim and I have been…
  • Midsummer Regrouping

    Martha Marshall
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Something new is slowly percolating. I don’t know whether to just sit back and wait for more signs of forward movement, or to go rushing into the studio and do things with my hands until I figure out what’s going on. But there is a kind of excitement and anticipation of a shift in my art making. It’s starting to keep me awake at night. I don’t want to bore you, but I need to explain a little bit about how this has all come about. After all, if you’re reading this, you are probably an artist and can relate to it all. So here goes. For several years, I have been…
  • Fun With the Gelli Plate

    Martha Marshall
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:32 am
    This week I decided it was time to create some new collage papers, with the gelli plate as part of my plan. It was a fun morning in the studio, and some interesting collages resulted. In between collage sessions, I always try to do some work on the panels that I’m getting ready for the gallery. I will add some paint strokes or texture and then they have to dry between coats, giving me time to work on collage. Waiting is the hardest part of painting. I still tend to want instant gratification, which is possible with collage. Combining the two activities is a good way of working. Here is…
  • Not Thinking About Encaustics

    Martha Marshall
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Horizon – Encaustic, 5×5 inches Shirley McElhaney shared a link from Swan’s Candles on facebook this morning that sent me into a whole reverie about encaustic painting. I try not to look at or think of encaustic anything. Especially beautiful encaustic works by other artists. And the wonderful-smelling beeswax. And the delight with just warming up the colored wax and gliding it onto a surface, then when done, just letting it cool down with the brushes still in the individual containers of colored wax, never having a need to clean them. I also love the smell of the melting…
  • A Collection of Small Works

    Martha Marshall
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    I have several little canvases available for sale in my Etsy shop. For a long time I eliminated small works from that site, but they are the ones that I sell the most of. I’m showing these here on my blog because I am considering eliminating my Etsy shop for paintings, and just keep the one for collage. If I do that, I will have to make a decision about how and where to market the paintings. Meanwhile, enjoy these. If you click on the images, you will be able to see their complete listings on Etsy. Fairy Tale – Acrylic on Canvas, 4x4x 1.5 inches Fairy Tale – Profile View…
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  • Lazy Way How to Sell More Art with Less Effort

    Barney Davey
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Here’s the short answer to the lazy way for how to sell more art with less effort: Get Collectors! When it comes to buying things, we all use a 3-part decision-making criteria. We tend to buy from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 Best Ways to Spotlight Art to Interior Designers

    Dick Harrison
    22 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Learn Useful Tips to Help Sell Art to Interior Designers [Publisher’s Note]: This guest post comes from my good friend and co-author, Dick Harrison. He enjoyed a stellar career as an art rep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Seven Great Ways on How to Sell More Art

    Barney Davey
    15 Aug 2015 | 2:06 am
    Sure, even though Van Gogh was a failure in his lifetime, things turned out pretty good for him in the long run. However, most of us want and need the income now. Here are seven ways to help you sell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get 15 Killer Blog Posts to Boost Your Art World

    Barney Davey
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Here are 15 killer blog posts & resources for you.  You can jump on any one of them to find new ways to boost your art career. Don’t you hate it when good things skip by your radar? I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Leaving a Legacy | Your Beautiful Gift to the World

    Barney Davey
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:03 pm
    We All Leave a Legacy. Our lives are like chapters in a book. An immense book with unlimited pages. Some of us leave a few paragraphs or sentences. Others take pages and pages. The value of your... [[ 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

  • Robert Hope

    Charley Parker
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Scottish painter Robert Hope was active in the late 19th end early 20th centuries. He studied at the Edinburgh School of Design and in Paris at the Académie Julian. Beyond that, I can find little information and only a few sources of images. Hope created painterly landscapes and compositions of young women in clothes of silk, satin and other interestingly textured materials, sometimes combining the two in outdoor subjects of young women working or at leisure. His figures are often fluid and graceful, and his paint handling seems in keeping with some of the most interesting portraitists…
  • Nelson Shanks, 1937-2015

    Charley Parker
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Nelson Shanks was a highly regarded painter or portraits, still life and landscape; noted in particular for his portraits of such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II and U.S. Presidents Regan and Clinton. Nelson Shanks died yesterday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 77. I won’t go into detail here, as I already have in three previous posts, linked below. My post Nelson Shanks (update), from 2012, contains a fairly extensive list of links. The images on his Studio Incamminati Gallery and on the Art Renewal Center are often larger than…
  • Sam Nielson

    Charley Parker
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Concept artist and illustrator Sam Nielson works in a lively, cartoony style, in which he almost seems to be rendering caricatures of his already far-out imaginary characters. Nielson combines his springy drawing style with a digital painting approach that pays great attention to the lighting of his subjects — sometimes dramatic, other times muted and understated, but always in control of the way your eye moves through his compositions. Nielson’s blog contains some professional work, as well as personal projects and a number of pisces related to a digital painting course he…
  • Phil Sandusky (update 2015)

    Charley Parker
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Phil Sandusky is a plein air painter, landscape, cityscape and figurative artist based in New Orleans. I’ve written about Sandusky previously, most recently in 2014. Since then, he has unveiled a new website that showcases his work to better advantage. Sandusky paints the streets, parks and neighborhoods of New Orleans, and several other cities that he frequently visits, with verve, confidence and a keen sense of direct observation. To my eye, there is always a touch of wildness in his work, a sense that the painter has just barely contained the energy and light of the scene. Ten years…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Still Life with Flowers and Fruit

    Charley Parker
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Claude Monet In the Getty Museum, also on Google Art Project and Wikimedia Commons (also here). The Getty page offers a downloadble version that is very high resolution (60mb). The Getty version seems unnecessarily dark to me (I haven’t found museums to be particularly reliable when it comes to the color balance of the online presentation of works from their collections); the Google Art Project version seems unnaturally bright. I haven’t seen the original, but based on other Monets I’ve seen, I suspect the balance is somewhere inbetween,…
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  • Pek Shun Ping’s Twist Bench at Artefact

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Pek Shun Ping is a product design graduate from the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) NTU. The featured Twist Bench is his final year project which will be exhibited in a collective exhibition, ARTEFACT at the National Design Centre from 5 till 27 September. About the design: ”The project aims to circumspect the design process with materiality in mind and translating it into a furniture piece. The project was based on materials and bamboo was chosen to explore in order to focus and better facilitate the design process. The choice of bamboo is due to its myriad of desirable…
  • Gnome & Bow launches Jekyll’s Hyde Bags

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Following up The Hare & the Flying Tortoise series, Gnome & Bow presents a new line up of stylish bags ahead of Fall/Winter. Entitled Jekyill’s Hyde, the collection is described as a “modernized interpretation of the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, exploring and reinterpreting the ideas of duality, change and acceptance. The range of bags and wallets are designed to showcase the two contending faces of human nature; the rational, reserved side versus the wilder, more spontaneous inner self. This idea manifests itself in the form of reversible bags, that allow one to…
  • Spotted! Chong Kian Shyang

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. If you don’t already know of Chong Kian Shyang’s name, now is the time to sit up and take two minutes out of your busy morning to watch his reel. An impassioned animator, Kian seems to have mastered his craft perfectly, working on productions including Transformers, Pacific Rim and more recently, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. That’s pretty awesome right!
  • [UTTER 2015] Round, The Tiger of 142B & The Great Escape

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Take a look at part two in the series of video interviews produced by The Filmic Eye as part of UTTER, a Singapore Writers Festival initiative. In this year’s edition, the written word meets the creative and aesthetic sensibilities of established and emerging animation directors. The shorts will be screened at GV Suntec from 28 to 30 August in three sessions, each followed by a post-screening dialogue with the writers and the animation directors. Click here to get your tickets. Click here to view the embedded video. Round Amanda Lee Koe, Author. Samantha Seah Yu Er, Animator. Synopsis:…
  • MYRRH by Melissa Tong

    Michele Adriaens
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    If you’re looking for the next best thing in necklaces, pop by ACTUALLY between 2 and 5.30pm today (Saturday) for the launch of MYRRH, a jewellery line by Melissa Tong. Intrigued by the intricacy of jewellery-making, the LASALLE Fashion Design graduate decided to do a short stint in Experimental Jewellery at Central Saint Martins. Her debut collection -Small Things- is inspired by geometrical shapes and structures … (from the press release) MYRRH is an accessories label that embodies a quiet feminine strength, intuition and faith that steeps deep within all the complexities and…
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: It’s good to be the king #king #paper #papercut...

    14 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    davelamorte: It’s good to be the king #king #paper #papercut #love #money #sculpture #💀 #💵 #🍯 #👑#royal
  • davelamorte: Skulls version two… Doesn’t it feel like we are...

    7 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    davelamorte: Skulls version two… Doesn’t it feel like we are interrupting. Just kiss already you inanimate paper skulls. #skulls #paper #sculpture #gallery #instaartist #weird
  • davelamorte: #Tbt to my installation at the University of...

    7 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    davelamorte: #Tbt to my installation at the University of Reading. The guns are all around the room and the giant flag is hanging from the rafters in the middle. I still want to be an installation artist. #readinguk #art #wire #paper #sculpture #murica #whiteflag #M16
  • davelamorte: My piece hanging up in @litmjc for the #Nocture...

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    davelamorte: My piece hanging up in @litmjc for the #Nocture show all this month. #jcmakeityours #Watercolor #jerseycity #litm #bat #artshow
  • davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING...

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    davelamorte: 🌜NOCTURNE Artshow and Opening Reception.🌛🌜OPENING Tues July 7 7pm-close🌛🌜LITM Gallery/Lounge/Restaurant🌛 🌜140 Newark Avenue🌛 🌜Jersey City NJ🌛 🌜Summer has come and the the nights are growing shorter. But as they grow shorter, so too do the grow deeper, more intense. Night is the time of mystery, romance, celebration, danger, excitement. Night is when we all become a little wild. So come on all you creatures of the night, come out and enjoy a little nocturnal art! 🌜Featuring: Aaron Dunkel, Andrea Morin, Andrea McKenna, Andrea Brooke…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Natural history exhibitions at Adkins Arboretum

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:06 am
    Adkins Arboretum brings attention to the art of nature in their ongoing series celebrating regional artists and their exploration of natural themes. The Arboretum is currently hosting an exhibition of work by Rebecca Clark whose work in Finite and Alive: New Drawings focuses on the wildlife of Chesapeake Bay. The Arboretum explains that Clark’s drawings […]
  • Draw plant life at Lewisham Arthouse in London

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    Here is the latest update from Alison Day at Classes Near You > England: Lewisham Arthouse, London The Lewisham Arthouse once served as the central library of Deptford. Designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas (1868-1948) and funded by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), this former library is now a public gallery and studio space for […]
  • Botanists and artists document conifers around the world

    5 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    Every so often there comes into your life a reference work of such monumental scope and execution that you are initially rendered speechless. This is such a work… — Roy Lancaster, Royal Horticultural Society, United Kingdom In 1971 botanist Zsolt Debreczy and botanical illustrator Vera Csapody (1890-1985) launched the Dendrological Atlas Project at the Hungarian […]
  • ‘Botanical Oddities’, a summer exhibition by the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California celebrates plant diversity this week in “Botanical Oddities”, an adjunct exhibition of botanical art shown in conjunction with the southern California showing of Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The New York Botanical Garden Second Triennial Exhibition, Botanical Illustrations of Remarkable Plants, a traveling exhibition curated by the American Society […]
  • Haven Community Gardens hosts classes in botanical drawing and nature poetry

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Welcome The Trustees of Reservations to Classes Near You > Massachusetts! The Trustees of Reservations The Trustees preserve properties of scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts and manage almost 25,000 acres for public use and enjoyment. A botanical drawing class and a nature poetry class begin this week. What a wonderful way to […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine » 1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • BBC Two uncovers The Ascent of Woman

    Isabella F A Shores
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Date: 24.08.2015     Last updated: 24.08.2015 at 16.34 Category: BBC Two; Factual Biographer and historian Dr. Amanda Foreman presents a landmark four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the dawn of civilisation to the modern day. This ambitious series sets out to redress a significant imbalance in global history, exploring the extraordinary and often overlooked role women have played in the forging of the modern world, as Amanda confronts the difficult questions: How did power become a male right? Why is the female body a living battleground? Who decided that women are…
  • Apple Varieties

    AtContent Guest Author
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    There are so many apple varieties to choose from at a farmer’s market! It is not always easy to recognize which apple is perfect for pie and which one tastes best as a healthy, juicy snack. As we ease out of summer and into fall, I’ve been checking the…
  • iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: Is It Worth Your Money?

    AtContent Guest Author
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Last October the good folks at Apple released their highly anticipated next generation iPad, the iPad Air 2. 2013’s release, the iPad Air (also known as the iPad 5) was a phenomenal gadget. It had a fast processor, decent camera, quality display…
  • I went into a gallery recently

    Isabella F A Shores
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    I went into a gallery recently. For the sake of ease only I’m going to call what I saw Traditional and modern. The traditional gallery was devoid of people. Beautiful watercolours adorned the walls, little nameplates telling their stories and artist. Peaceful, energetic, stormy, hopes, lives, idyllic balmy days, all intertwined in a display that had myself, a wannabe artist, in raptures. Across the corridor and down some steps was the modern art. Blocks on their own in the middle of the floor. Coloured string dangling from a paper mâché lamppost. A cardboard dog cocking it’s leg…
  • New Music: Love Dominique (@DominiqueMusic) – “Fool In Love”

    AtContent Guest Author
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:15 pm
      Following the success of her 2013 EP, “Wicked Heart,” The beautiful Love Dominique of Houston, TX is preparing for the release of  ”Lost In It, Pt. 1.” “Fool In Love,” the first single off the forthcoming project, is a modern-day…
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    Art Threat

  • Peter Kennard: A very unofficial war artist

    Terry Fairman
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    The Exhibiton — Peter Kennard: A Very Unofficial War Artist, Imperial War Museum, London The Film — Zygosis: John Heartfield and the Political Image by Gavin Hodge & Tim Morrison (1991) The images in this archival exhibition, Peter Kennard: A Very Unofficial War Artist, represent a radical perspective on the history of the last 70 years, from the ending of the Second world War to the present crises in the Middle East. I found it difficult to view the show through anything other than the prism of my own life and career. In an earlier incarnation I was a teacher of history, at a time…
  • Montreal Fringe: Three for the road

    Kristi Kouchakji
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Cootie Catcher, written and performed by Lucas Brooks, focuses on Brooks’ close encounters of the transmissible kind. Using a cootie catcher, better known to some as a fortune teller, Brooks regales the audience with tales of all the times he thought he had been exposed to one STD or another, while simultaneously exploring his sexual history. The cootie catcher gimmick is cute, and means that the show is obviously different with each performance. Normally this would be impressive, but given that the stories in question are well-edited anecdotes from Brooks’ personal past, the…
  • Montreal Fringe: Laureen: Queen of the Tundra

    Art Threat
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    As an American expat unfamiliar with the pop-cultural aspect of Canadian politics, a lot of the jokes in Laureen: Queen of the Tundra went over my head. However, it is to the performers’ credit that this did not distract from their commentary about the fluidity of gender and culture, against the rigidity of modern politics. This show had a great sense of pacing punctuated by confessional monologues in between political skits, shedding some light onto the person behind the persona. By raising questions about identity, whether Canadian, queer, or both, the show is inherently political and…
  • Montreal Fringe: Non-conformist jugglers, Mrs. Pirandello, and intense performance art

    Art Threat
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    The New Conformity, from Vancouver circus troupe Cause & Effect, is on its most immediate level a direct commentary on contemporary corporate culture. The performers, clad in identical grey suits, use juggling and physical comedy to tell the story of one man’s rebellion against imposed monotony, which begins with the revelation that he is wearing a bright red boutonnière under his jacket. As the show progresses, he gradually wins the other two over to his flashier, freer-thinking ways, and the performance becomes a tightly choreographed juggling extravaganza. The juggling and…
  • Montreal Fringe: Dystopia, misogyny, and carrés rouges

    Art Threat
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    2056: A Dystopian Black Comedy takes place in a near-future Canada, controlled by an authoritarian regime known as the Helpers who have, in the wake of an atheist Reckoning, abolished all religion and languages other than English. Like other dystopias, it is based on controlled fear. Written by Keir Cutler and directed by Jon Lachlan Stewart, the play portrays a society in which radical atheism has subjugated all other ideologies, even capitalism, to a strict humanism dictated by pure science in order to achieve a sense of relative peace in this Brave New World. In this society, even the…
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    Chris Beaven

  • Daily Art Struggle

    Chris Beaven
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    Some days are easier than others when it comes to a daily art routine. The last couple days were a challenge to get in enough time for art. I have no problems doing at least 30 minutes of art every day now, it has become second nature to me, but what is really hard is … Continue reading Daily Art Struggle The post Daily Art Struggle appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • The Best Drawing Tools

    Chris Beaven
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:30 pm
    After my poor performance in gesture drawing from life on Wednesday I figured that I needed to do more practice today. I already have a plan to continuing to practice all of the fundamentals the rest of my life but currently I feel like I need constant review to keep my skills up. Unfortunately we … Continue reading The Best Drawing Tools The post The Best Drawing Tools appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Still life With Lemons in Oil and Gouache

    Chris Beaven
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    When wife gives you lemons, paint them… twice. I wasn’t really sure what I should do for my art session tonight, but I did know that I wanted to try out the Richeson Shiva Oil Paints I just purchased. I also wanted to get a direct relation between using oils and gouache so the best way … Continue reading Still life With Lemons in Oil and Gouache The post Still life With Lemons in Oil and Gouache appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Open Studio Figure in Ink

    Chris Beaven
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    This was the second night in a row at the Hipbone open studio and I decided to take it a bit easy and have fun with an ink pen. The one thing about drawing a figure in ink is that you really can’t mess up too much. Of course there are some occasions where you can … Continue reading Open Studio Figure in Ink The post Open Studio Figure in Ink appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Open Studio Figure Drawing

    Chris Beaven
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I’m trying to attend the Hipbone Open studio figure drawing session as much as possible before we go on vacation. The only way I will be able to draw the figure in Europe is if my wife poses in our hotel room or if I do gestures of random people. I don’t like either idea … Continue reading Open Studio Figure Drawing The post Open Studio Figure Drawing appeared first on Chris Beaven.
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    The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

  • Albert Scaglione featured on the Huffington Post

    Park West Gallery
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    In 1969, Albert Scaglione founded Park West Gallery, a company that would drastically change the way fine art was collected. In an interview on the Huffington Post, Park West Gallery‘s founder and CEO spoke about his passion for art, the sense of … Continue reading →
  • Detroit artist Tim Yanke reveals new works at Park West Gallery

    Park West Gallery
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Park West Gallery is proud to unveil brand new works from Birmingham artist Tim Yanke during its July exhibitions showcasing Detroit artists. The second show in the gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” series will showcase the abstract expressionistic artwork of Yanke from … Continue reading →
  • Marc Chagall: Points of Interest

    Park West Gallery
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Happy birthday to Marc Chagall! The artist, born July 7, 1887, is credited as being a pioneer of modern art with a style that borrowed from fauvism, expressionism and cubism, but cannot be pigeonholed into one category. His dreamy works, … Continue reading →
  • Take a look inside Marcus Glenn’s studio

    Park West Gallery
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Peek inside the 2014 Official Grammy artist’s Detroit studio and take a closer look in the space where Marcus Glenn’s work comes to life.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Marcus Glenn, Marcus Glenn Detroit, Marcus Glenn Studio, Park West Gallery
  • Examining Marcus Glenn’s epic portrait

    Park West Gallery
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    To celebrate his first show in his hometown in nearly 20 years, artist Marcus Glenn challenged himself by creating one of his largest works of art to date. In honor of Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” three-part exhibition series featuring … Continue reading →
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • Bat-ish Woman

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Took off the last month or so... but here's a new drawing I did on the way to Detroit for my birthday.
  • Accidental Aviatrix

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This idea came to me last week and it is possible to be my next graphic novel
  • Holiday portraits...

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    A couple of drawings of some spectators on the 4th of July...
  • End Papers done!

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:54 pm
    I finally finished the end papers for the bear picture book that I illustrated and made some minor changes on the interior pages. That should be it. Looking forward to the date when it comes out. Should be in the fall. I'll keep you posted.
  • Sharpie drawing... THE BIRDS!

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    You know... just hanging out on the branch...
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    Hasterger Idea


    Thoriq Bst
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    indonesiaIslam was brought to Indonesia through the merchant? What is true? Or is it the way the orientalists who notebene want to destroy Islam to mask the history that Indonesia is part of the Caliphate?The Theory Of GujaratIslam came to the archipelago brought traders from Gujarat, India, in the 14th century AD. According to the history books until now still a handbook for our students, from elementary through advanced levels up, even in some colleges.However, did you know that the theory of Gujarat is derived from a Netherlands origin who dedicated his entire life to destroy Islam? This…
  • This 6 dangers of wearing high heels frequency

    Thoriq Boz
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:40 pm
    This 6 dangers of wearing high heels frequencyFor some women, wearing high heels can support their appearance becomes more leverage. Because with wearing high heels, women look sexier, taller, and seemed to have a balanced body proportions. That's why there are even some women who are not confident if they do not wear high heels.Indeed, if used once or twice, high heels will not harm the health of your body. But if used too often, high heels could endanger the health of your body as described below.Back pain By the time you wear high heels, you will automatically push your chest slightly…
  • 8 Toner natural to cool the skin during hot weather

    Thoriq Boz
    13 Aug 2015 | 8:33 pm
    8 Toner natural to cool the skin during hot weatherTo refresh the whole body back, you can try various recipes conditioning of natural ingredients following.1. Hair Mask strawberries Oily hair, dull, and itchy scalp? Restore vitality with a hair mask of strawberries recommended You Beauty follows.Blender several large strawberries, 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. After a smooth, chill for an hour in the fridge.Apply the mixture on your hair strawberry. Perform a gentle massage on the hair roots and scalp. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Then rinse…
  • 6 Habits harmful to the body that made office workers

    Thoriq Boz
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Habits harmful to the body that made office workersOffice workers exposed to various health risks. Overweight, heart attack, and many more. Research also shows that sitting for too long can increase the risk of heart attack. If not balanced with regular physical activity, such as walking, running, etc., office workers will be vulnerable to a variety of serious diseases. Well, here are six unhealthy habits that often do office workers.1. Lazy doing other activities besides sitting Sitting too long can increase various health problems, including heart disease. Be sure to take a 5-10 minute…
  • 7 is making food tasty diet so it feels nice

    Thoriq Boz
    11 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    7 is making food tasty diet so it feels nice For them or may include you who want to have a charming body, the diet became mandatory thing to do. While you do not want to diet, but improve diet must be done if you want to have a sexy body charming.Everyone would agree that diet is an unpleasant thing. Because diet is not appealing appetite. The flavors were offered was too bland. So, start not interested in diet? Undo your intentions in advance.For as reported by the healthmeup following are foods that taste good diet.Green teaGreen tea is a popular beverage for those who want to…
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    Newcity Art

  • News: 2nd Terrain Biennial Sprawls Far Beyond the Suburbs

    Elliot Reichert
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Playfully eschewing stereotypes of pink flamingos and garden gnomes, the 2nd Terrain Biennial is dedicated to featuring interventions into the conventional landscape of front yards by emerging as well as established artists who have been invited to create site-specific works. Founded in 2011 by Chicago artist Sabina Ott, contributing artists are selected for their ability […]
  • Review: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas/National Museum of Mexican Art

    Elliot Reichert
    22 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RECOMMENDED This modest exhibition of new, site-specific work by Mexican artist Rodrigo Lara Zendejas brings to light a shameful and little known piece of United States history. From 1929 to 1939, the federal government authorized the repatriation of nearly one million people of Mexican descent because these so-called freeloading, disease-ridden, illiterate people were taking away […]
  • News: Janet Dees joins the Block Museum of Art

    Elliot Reichert
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After completing an international search, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University has announced that Janet Dees will join the museum’s curatorial team. Dees, who is currently finishing her Ph.D. in 18th-20th century American art at the University of Delaware, brings to her appointment extensive knowledge of global contemporary art and […]
  • Review: Out of Office/Museum of Contemporary Art

    Elliot Reichert
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “Out of Office” culls five works from the MCA collection to inquire about labor and financial transactions. The show’s title cannily suggests that the office has expanded. We’re always at the office, even while on lunch break. The focus here is on objects—the things we use—and these artworks are forthright about their own use […]
  • News: Luftwerk to Debut High Tech, Site-Specific Installations at Garfield Park Conservatory

    Elliot Reichert
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Five technology-infused and site-specific installations will populate the Garfield Park Conservatory in a year-long exhibition titled “solarise: a sea of all colors” debuting in September. Each immersive installation invites viewers to interact with nature, color and light while exploring the Conservatory grounds. “Garfield Park Conservatory has long been known as a Chicago cultural anchor,” remarked […]
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  • Cleon PetersonIn an exciting new exhibition, rising art star...

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Cleon PetersonIn an exciting new exhibition, rising art star Cleon Peterson debuts his signature figures in sculptural form at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Michigan. Locked in moments of shocking violence, Peterson’s silken figures play out the eternally primal fight between humans for dominance, power and ultimately survival. While depicting the terrors of early man, the works thematically speak to our current age where class exploitation and economic warfare result in seemingly endless protest and violence in international conflicts. The works bring to mind the concise power…
  • Kate Boy - Higher [Official Music Video]Website | Soundcloud |...

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    Kate Boy - Higher [Official Music Video]Website | Soundcloud | Youtube______Discover more art and music on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +Find more about Kate Boy on iheartmyart.Listen to more music on iheartmyart.
  • Danil Rusanov, HIQE, 2015In his signature form, Russian artist...

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Danil Rusanov, HIQE, 2015In his signature form, Russian artist Danil Rusanov provides art direction and motion graphics of otherworldly disintegration and planetary abstraction for the HIQE campaign. Website | Behance______Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by Danil Rusanov on iheartmyart.Find more illustration on iheartmyart.
  • Kate Boy - Self Control [Live Studio Version]Fantastic studio...

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Kate Boy - Self Control [Live Studio Version]Fantastic studio performance of Self Control by Kate Boy. Website | Soundcloud | Youtube______Discover more art and music on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +Find more about Kate Boy on iheartmyart.Listen to more music on iheartmyart.
  • bvd-dmn-thin9s, Fiorentino, 2015_____Discover more art on...

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    bvd-dmn-thin9s, Fiorentino, 2015_____Discover more art on iheartmyartFind us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr | Mail List | Pinterest | Soundcloud | Google +See more artwork by bvd-dmn-thin9s on iheartmyart.Discover more digital art on iheartmyart.
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    Daniel Cool - Gay Art Blog

  • BB

    22 Aug 2015 | 6:11 pm
    BAREBACKAcryl, Leinwand40 x 40 cm2015
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    22 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    GREETZAcryl, Leinwand40 x 40 cm2015
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    21 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    BDSMAcryl, Leinwand50 x 50 cm2015
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    19 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Jüdisch bolschewistischerBeamtenschmarotzerAcryl, Leinwand40 x 40 cm2014
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    19 Aug 2015 | 10:49 pm
    JÜDISCHES BEAMTENSCHWEINAcryl, Leinwand50 x 70 cm2015
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  • Apostle Peter and St. Helen the Martyr Chapel, Paphos - Cyprus

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We hesitate to use words such as charming or sweet here as they might imply excessive cuteness, but the recently completed tiny chapel on Cyprus does have a welcoming, approachable appearance that made us contemplate tiny, cozy spaces. However, we were also immediately aware that this is sanctuary, not some dwelling for friendly trolls. We were also drawn to reflect on visits to small Greek mountain villages where tiny white churches cling to seemingly inaccessible cliffs. And glancing inside and seeing the gorgeous hanging lighting fixtures, we remembered our visits to stalactite caves on…
  • Barrancas House - Mexico City

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We had forgotten how beautiful grey concrete can be until we saw what Ezequiel Farca had done with a 1970s residence in Mexico City. At the same time, we were also reminded of how much we love Farca’s elegant work in general. To start with, the Barrancas House in Mexico City had a lot going for it before Farca came along. It is located on a sloped property so that the four levels of the house, from basement all the way to the top, or second, floor, are all in fact on ground level. In addition, the site overlooks a great wooded area with grown trees and greenery. The house had good bones…
  • Boxing Plus - Taipei, Taiwan

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have encountered dramatic, elegant and inviting yoga studios, spas and salons, but this is the first time that we’d like to include a boxing center on that same list.   In Taipei, Taiwan, local designer and principal of MW Design, Michelle Wei, has conjured up a dramatic environment for Boxing+ Wellness Center.   Located on the basement level of an industrial building, the entire space of 562 square-meters (6,050 sq.ft or 170 Taiwanese Ping) has an aura of dark strength without being boring or off-putting in a predictable over-masculine way. Instead of the stereotypical…
  • Bubble Photograph By Mathieu Missiaen

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Mesmerizing, intriguing, stunning, elegant. We could not stop staring at this enchanting photographic image of a bubble by Mathieu Missiaen and so we had to have it. The image is called “Bubble” but we keep seeing all sorts of strange worlds in it. This piece has all the hallmarks of an eye-catching conversation piece. It does stand out. It will be noticed in whatever space you’ll hang it. In addition, it has a hypnotizing effect. In its enigmatic core there appears to be an explanation. If you just look at it long enough, you will solve the puzzle. You will figure it out.
  • The Office Space - Sydney

    8 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For more than a decade, shared offices have been an option for business in most larger cities around the world. Creating and renting out such premises is a highly competed business and success is not guaranteed.   The necessary ingredients include a fine balance of location-appropriate sizing, pricing and design, a customizable set of services and facilities, and of course a favorable location.   We’ve seen both boring and inspiring examples. Some of them are not much more than bland office pens or chairs and desks for rent. Some are too casual and communal, or veering too far…
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  • A Place in the Sun

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    I return to art modeling in eleven days. Should I put a countdown clock on Museworthy, à la the third period of a hockey game? :lol: Honestly though, half of me is looking forward to modeling again, while the other half of me wants to wallow a little longer in these lazy, utterly unproductive summer days. And by utterly unproductive I mean falling asleep in a lawn chair in the middle of the afternoon with an open book in my lap and a half full bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade on the grass next to me. THAT is unproductive, folks. It’s an art form Since I can’t control the…
  • One Sweet Hour

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    Lying in Grass, by Hermann Hesse Is this everything now, the quick delusions of flowers, And the down colors of the bright summer meadow, The soft blue spread of heaven, the bees’ song, Is this everything only a god’s Groaning dream, The cry of unconscious powers for deliverance? The distant line of the mountain, That beautifully and courageously rests in the blue, Is this too only a convulsion, Only the wild strain of fermenting nature, Only grief, only agony, only meaningless fumbling, Never resting, never a blessed movement? No! Leave me alone, you impure dream Of the world in…
  • Resurrection at the Whitney

    14 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Back in May I posted about the grand opening of the new Whitney Museum here in New York City. I finally visited the Whitney since that post, and am pleased to say that I enjoyed it immensely, much more than I expected to. Of course, it helped that I was accompanied by my dear friend Fred Hatt, who was also seeing the new Whitney for the first time. Fred is a fantastic museum buddy Much of the new Whitney experience, for New York museum regulars, is seeing “old friends” hanging on display in their spanking new home. The galleries are crisp, uncluttered, flooded with clean, nuanced…
  • Summer and Downtown Drawing

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Helloooo friends! Looks like I’ve done it again by letting the blog lapse for too long. Well at least I left you with beautiful dragonflies Since that post I’ve turned one year older. My birthday was on July 22nd and it came and went without much fanfare, which is fine. My sweet cat Jessie is suffering with asthma, poor thing. So I’ve been tending to her and giving her bronchodilators. This stiflingly hot and humid weather isn’t helping matters. Art modeling was slow in July but the jobs I did have were quite enjoyable; summer art programs for young people, a few…
  • Odonata

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The Dragon-fly by Alfred Lord Tennyson Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie. An inner impulse rent the veil Of his old husk: from head to tail Came out clear plates of sapphire mail. He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew. Although this season is inflicting a whopping dose of allergies on us sufferers – not to mention plenty of humidity – summer does its best to compensate for its discomforts with small enchantments. Works for me! Among them are the presence of dragonflies,…
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  • Required Reading

    Hrag Vartanian
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Harvard University lecturer Matthew Kaliner creates otherworldly beach sculptures, and you can see more here. (via My Modern Met) This week, college and the market, foundations funding inequality, MoMA by the numbers, 1-star Yelp reviews of US National Parks, and more.  “How college sold its soul to the market” by William Deresiewicz: But we no longer have youth as it was imagined by modernity. Now we have youth as it was imagined by postmodernity — in other words, by neoliberalism. Students rarely get the chance to question and reflect anymore — not about their own lives,…
  • Weekend Words: Plunge

    Weekend Editors
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Johan Tobias Sergel, “Plunging into Despair” (1795), wash over ink; 198 x 331 mm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (Image via Web Gallery of Art) Some call it a plunge, some call it a correction, some call it the end of the world. The global economy gripped its seat as the stock market slide rattled nerves for a second week in a row. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. —Alan Watts Separation from his instinctual nature inevitably plunges civilized man into the conflict between conscious and unconscious, spirit and nature,…
  • Galantis, Intimacy Machine

    Lucas Fagen
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    A cascading synthesizer shimmers as a nondescript female voice starts to whisper stock phrases. The melody builds a little, there’s a brief pause, then the singer transmutes into a chipmunk and the synthesizers start blocking out the beat. After a measure of whiny-ecstatic singing, the chipmunk goes a few octaves higher, burbling and bleeping, with all the requisite vocoded squeal: “You-u-u and I-i-i-i-i/You-u-u and I-i-i-i-i…” in a pitch so dinky it could shatter a dog whistle. Then the synthesizers break into a million glass fragments and the drum machines go into overdrive,…
  • A Photographer Who Deserves to Be Widely Known

    John Yau
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rose Marasco, “Barricini Candy” (1976), gelatin silver print, 14 x 11 inches (all images © Rose Marasco. Courtesy the artist) A few weeks ago, while a friend and I were driving to Rockland, Maine, where I was scheduled to give a lecture, we stopped in Portland, because I wanted to see the exhibition Rose Marasco: index at the Portland Museum of Art (April 24–December 6, 2015). While the museum billed Marasco as “perhaps Maine’s most prolific photographer,” what piqued my curiosity was the image the museum had on its website. In what was clearly a setup photograph,…
  • Forty Years of Carolee Schneemann’s “Interior Scroll”

    Quinn Moreland
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Carolee Schneemann, “‘Interior Scroll” (1975) (Photo by Anthony McCall) Forty years ago on August 29, 1975, the thirty-six-year-old artist Carolee Schneemann pulled a scroll from her vagina. The performance, titled “Interior Scroll,” is an essential moment in performance art history, and an important milestone in the artist’s provocative and influential oeuvre. For this important anniversary, I had the opportunity to speak with Schneemann, who lamented the way in which critical reception of “Interior Scroll” downplayed her earlier, yet intrinsically…
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    Living Undone

  • High-steppin’

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Emma’s preferred gait is equal to my fifth and highest gear in the chair. Being that her history is that of a California street dog I just try to keep up with all of her 6 pounds. Her hind quarters are sturdy and strong, stubborn and decisive. She is my elder. Ten years is seventy in dog so I try to let her teach me as we roll. Life is all about food as any good girl knows and Emma tells me this by dancing on two feet with front paws splayed wide to the side. Her eyes turn up and back into her head when I sing which of course makes me feel like the winner of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.
  • What Is It Like To Be Disabled?

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    “NOT NEUTRAL” m/m, 1994, 48x 28″ ___________________________ The closest I can come to describing my present physical reality Is to have you imagine that each action taken feels like a six-point turn To extricate ones’ car from a tight parking place. The width of the wheelchair demands vigilance sussing out whether it will clear a door jam or cabinet. My tinny-thin appliances bear the scars of unconscious spacial discernment. Pulling up pants with one arm as I dress provokes guttural moaning on off days. Just try it. Within a more balanced mind set I can negotiate…
  • Booze

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    detail of installation,ceramic,earth __________________________ I just love a good margarita with salt. Sometimes we just have to take action in the edge-softening department. This morning Emma and I had brunch on a patio. I rarely drink alcohol. Usually it makes me weak and my dad was an alcoholic So I am cautious in the imbibing department But today TEQUILA ROCKS! We sat there in the late morning airy easiness on the small restaurant patio. Just Emma and me. I felt secretly scarlet ordering as I did before noon: Chicken enchilada with red chile and the coveted chilled glass rimmed in salt.
  • The Gift

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    The gift of life is about sharing the gift of life. That is it. All these losses, brokenness and doing what it takes to re-up into life without “calling uncle” Have taught me what it all seems to distill down into: We are here to tolerate, extend compassion, exercise our “get outside ourselves” muscles and recognize our life would not exist worth a damn if we can’t connect and hear the call to another’s need. I speak with authority. Many times I felt I had reached “my line”; the marker I thought I could not bear to live beyond. Thing is- Life…
  • Roses On My Doorstep

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Yesterday I woke to these. No note. No name. The gift given without need of acknowledgement. Just given. Silently left for me. Who among my tribe knows how deeply the fragrance of a rose infuses the very center of every cell of my being? This is intimate knowledge. Is it plain I needed them yesterday in particular? My transparency leaves me naked. Did the angel smile a secret smile in the wee hours of morning And that knowing was all the return needed for their effort? I lifted those home grown beauties onto my lap And rolled them slowly over to my center table; Placed them there to watch…
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Two Months Past the Elections, Turkey Still Does Not Have a New Government

    Elvan Katmer
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. EDT, 27 August 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – On June 7, 2015 Turkey went through general elections for a new government. The ruling party, Justice and Development Party (AKP), main opposition party Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) passed the10 percent […]
  • Erawan Shrine Bombing, Religiously Motivated or an Ancillary Attack Against Thailand’s Tourism?

    Victoria Copeland
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 19:18 p.m. EST, 26 August 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand – The brutal terrorist attack on the Bangkok Erawan Shrine, seems to be another in an ever increasing string of violence that is plaguing the world. Unfortunately, terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) have bombarded us with increasingly violent, bizarre, and […]
  • The Complicated Dynamic of Arab’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Rest of the World

    Vineeta tiwari
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:55 a.m. EST, 19 August 2015 MIDDLE EAST – The relationship the Middle East maintains with other global nations is complicated. Whether political relations or social ties, trying to understand the depth of Arab’s love-hate relationship with other countries sometimes seems like an impenetrable task. Without taking into […]
  • Portrait of a Suicide Bomber, DNA Identifies Turkey ISIS Terrorist who Killed 32 People

    Victoria Copeland
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:20 a.m. EST, 06 August 2015 SURUC, Turkey – The recent suicide bombing which occurred in the town of Suruc was a highly publicized terrorist act, one of the worst perpetrated in this predominantly Muslim country.  Israel has long been victimized by suicide bombers, but now this killing strategy […]
  • Turkey: Top 5 Reasons for the AK PARTİ Failure

    Elvan Katmer
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Turkey Correspondent Last Modified: 16:20 p.m. EDT, 30 July 2015 ANKARA, Turkey – In the previous analysis of the recent elections in Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s was largely to blame for the failure of the AK PARTİ or AKP party to maintain its majority control of parliament.  There have been many elements affecting […]
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  • What to say when someone says “I Could Do That!”

    Lisa, CREATIVEGoddess
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Ever get annoyed when someone walks by your art and arrogantly says, “I can do that!” or “Even my 8 year can do that! What’s so damn special about this art?” Now, there’s a great video that explains how to respond to people when they say, “I could have done that!” Here’s to Cultivating Your […]
  • How to Create Your Own Pinterest Boards

    Lisa, CREATIVEGoddess
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I hope you’ve read Should you include Pinterest in your Marketing Efforts to determine if this is an endeavor you want to include in your business marketing plans. If so, then… Ready, Set, Pin! I’ve created a quick & dirty Quick Reference Card (QRC) to help you establish a presence on Pinterest. Enjoy! Establish Your […]
  • Don’t Let Your Brand Become Radio Shack

    Lisa, CREATIVEGoddess
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    Radio Shack used to be the ‘go to place’ for the DIY geeks. And for the past few years, they became irrelevant. Hell, you couldn’t find a Cat 5 cable to save your life, but Walmart had them. Who wants to go to Walmart? Not this chick. Today may show a different story.     […]
  • How the QRCode Saved My Sales Yesterday

    Lisa, CREATIVEGoddess
    2 Feb 2014 | 10:07 am
    I adore QR codes -they give the savvy customer a rich, in-depth experience beyond print. Here’s one experience that turned positive IRL. Using the QR Code to Hopscotch to New Events Recently, Raleigh Brewery was hosting a trunkshow featuring my leather beer accessories and this forced me to abandon my shop for a day. That’s […]
  • Promote Your FourSquare Market with your ETSY Shop!

    Lisa, CREATIVEGoddess
    10 Nov 2013 | 11:41 am
    So, I just learned a new marketing technique for your event: Add it to FourSquare and to ETSY at the same time! My FB bud, Carole Dornbush Isenhart of Indigo Turtle says about FourSquare, “It is pretty slick. You start by searching for your event, if it is already listed then you just “join” it. […]
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Love Is The Key: Meeting With Angels

    alli woods frederick
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:26 pm
    BY NICKIE SHOBEIRY   Shortly before Mischa died I received an email from one of my favorite guest bloggers, Nickie.  Her message (and I’m paraphrasing here):  ‘I have a piece on angels that would be perfect for you.  Interested?’  My response: ‘Of course.’  Little did I know how perfect the timing would be – that two weeks to the day and almost the hour of his death, I would be posting a piece about angels after having lost mine.  Thank you, Mischa, for being my angel. You saved me every single day with your love.  And thank you, Nickie, for your seemingly divine…
  • A Special Goodbye From My Always Beloved Mischa

    alli woods frederick
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
  • Heroes And Villains

    alli woods frederick
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
            I was a huge fan of the series Heroes before it went to hell in a hand basket during the writers’ strike that made the best television had to offer unwatchable back in ‘09/’10.  After a calamitous final season the show was cancelled, but now they’re bringing it back as Heroes Reborn *eye roll* (without my favorite characters – I mean really, what’s the point without Peter Petrelli or Sylar?  Exactly).  Overcome with nostalgia (can you be nostalgic over something so recent?  I say yes), I decided to binge watch the series again (long live…
  • A Blue Moon, Time And Strawberry Soup

    alli woods frederick
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
          Holy crap.  It’s been an eternity since we’ve had an end of the month Postscript so I figure we are looooooong overdue, don’t you?  New to Kisses & Chaos and have no clue what Postscript is?  Well it’s essentially a list of all the various badass bits and bobs that I’ve encountered around this here interweb over the course of the past month and it ranges from the weird to the wonderful. So if you’re bored at work and itching to take some quick breaks from the tedium (not that I would ever encourage that – oh my, heaven’s no.  I would never ever…
  • The Best of Bob Hope: Master of Vaudeville

    alli woods frederick
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
            Yesterday marked the twelfth anniversary of my beloved Bob Hope’s death, which is a day of mourning and celebration in my home.  No joke.  When I was a massage therapist I didn’t book clients on July 27.  Nope. Whenever possible the day consists of a Bob Hope movie marathon as I laugh my ass off and then, inevitably, cry because I still feel the sting of the profound loss to this day.  We lost not only an intelligent and highly gifted comedian, but a humanitarian and possibly one of our greatest patriots…and he was born English (go figure). So this year,…
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    Visual News

  • These Monsters Have Problems Too

    Benjamin Starr
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Being a monster ain’t easy… at least that’s what these charming illustrations from artist and designer Teo Zirinis would have us believe. For his perfectly titled series ‘Monster Issues’ he’s taken legendary monsters and highlighted some of the everyday dilemmas they have to deal with. What issues trouble these frightening creatures? For Godzilla it’s a distinct loathing for modern architecture. For Cyclops it’s a dissatisfaction with modern movie technology. And for Medusa it’s simply finding a decent hairdresser. Each charming scenario makes these monsters just a bit…
  • This Librarian Bicycles Around San Francisco Towing a Miniature Library With Free Books

    Benjamin Starr
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    School librarian Alicia Tapia is on a mission to spread the love of reading. Knowing the important influence books can have on literacy and learning she started towing a miniature library around San Francisco in 2013. She calls her creation Bibliobicicleta. “Books do something for the human brain that nothing else can,” she tells GOOD. “With books comes happiness, and people build empathy for one another. [We’re trying to offer] new perspectives and reignite an enthusiasm for reading.” With the goal of instilling “a love of reading, of learning, and…
  • Instagram Lets You Publish Landscape and Portrait Images

    Katy French
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:18 am
    After years of cropping photos or trying to properly frame your photos to keep within Instagram’s square dimensions, the photo-sharing app has finally broadened its horizons. The platform now allows you to publish landscape and portrait format photos. This is good news for users who have been eager for more portrait options. As the company said in their statement: “It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that it hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram: friends get cut out of group shots,…
  • Scrum Propoganda Posters to Fuel Your Sprint

    Katy French
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you’re not familiar with Scrum, it’s a project-management process usually used for software development. It’s highly structured, including its own sort of language and traditions. While it’s incredibly effective, it can feel a little cultish—especially when you have a hardcore Scrum devotee on your team. Over at our sister company Visage, a platform that lets you make beautiful charts and graphs, our developers diligently follow Scrum, but they realized they’ve been getting maybe a little too Scrummy. For fun, they came up with these propaganda posters…
  • 5 Ways to Know If You Have a Good Idea

    Katy French
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Whether you’re a freelance designer, visual artist, or creative working on a brand campaign, coming up with good ideas is tough. (Check out our 10 tips to run a kickass brainstorm if you need help in that area.) It’s not just about coming up with a creative idea; it’s about ensuring that idea will work for your audience, for your campaign, or for your personal goals. Oftentimes ideas hit one mark but miss the rest. How do you ensure your concept is air-tight? Here are Column Five‘s 5 ways to know if you have a good idea. Want more help with content creation? Check…
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  • Interns Still Unpaid, For Now (And Other July Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
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  • Two Exciting New Partnerships

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • Learning from “The Cultural Lives of Californians”

    Ian David Moss
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
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  • Charitable Giving on the Rise (and other June Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Lothar Götz: Interview

    Brett Baker
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Hannah Hughes interviews artist Lothar Götz. Götz comments: "The works are all about tension or discrepancy between the reality of the space and an abstract idea. I see the space, and I design this abstract painting in my studio, which then changes again completely because of the reality of the space. The moment it’s painted onto a wall, it becomes part of the space - part of reality, never completely abstract. There is a transition between abstraction and the real space; it’s this play that interests me." read more
  • The Mysteries of Whistler's Mother

    Brett Baker
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Peter Schjeldahl considers James Abbott McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist's Mother), 1871, currently on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris to the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. Schjeldahl writes: "The painting represents the peak of Whistler’s radical method of modulating tones of single colors. The paint looks soft, almost fuzzy—as if it were exhaled onto the surface. There is some bravura brushwork, where Anna’s lace-cuffed hands clutch a handkerchief, with unprimed canvas peeking through, and…
  • Jennifer Wynne Reeves @ CB1

    Brett Baker
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Miyoshi Barosh considers the work of Jennifer Wynne Reeves, recently on view in the exhibition A Bolt of Soul: Grooved Foreheads and Dog Teeth at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles. Barosh observes: "In Soul Bolt, Reeves’s immaterial figures present different degrees of psychological anguish and absurdity. The diminutive beings, cobbled together accumulations of painted debris, play out silent scenes of operatic grandeur or teeter on the edge, in parody of the Sublime. A new level of mystery is introduced when Reeves begins to pair the figures with photographed landscapes, placing the…
  • Deborah Remington: The Dream Life of Forms

    Brett Baker
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    John Mendelsohn reviews Deborah Remington 1963-1983 at Wallspace, New York, on view through August 7, 2015. Mendelsohn writes that Remington's paintings are works in which "purely visual elements feel both tangible and psychologically compelling. She paints hieratic forms that suggest machined devices, architectural diagrams, interiors of the body, shields, and emblems. In their ambiguity, the possibilities inherent in the imagery keep opening up multiple readings of exposed cross-sections, places of refuge, routes of escape, and at times, majestic flowerings... In all of…
  • William Bailey & Donald Judd

    Brett Baker
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Martin Mugar considers the paintings of William Bailey. Mugar writes that Bailey's work is "realist but does not partake of the history of realism from Caravaggio on since it is not grounded in an exploration of the perceptual base of most realism. It therefore does not have the sort of optical impact of something freshly seen as in Lennart Anderson’s or Al Leslie’s work. It partakes of the figuration of the early Renaissance that is typified by Perugino, which was still imbued with notions of metaphysics and correspondences between the earthly and the higher realms.
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Caraluna

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    Caraluna24 x 18 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloAs an artist you often hear the phrase, "it's all about the process". Another way of saying "it's about the journey, not the destination". This particular painting was a favorite this month in part because of the process. But the process starts way before I ever set foot in the studio. On this particular Saturday morning, I got up early and went over to Cut Flowers wholesale florist in Atlanta. I intended to get a small bouquet of yellow and orange flowers to go in a blue and white container, but when I saw these roses, I fell in love and…
  • Roses Alla Prima

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Roses Alla Prima12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat FiorelloDeveloped an earlier small study into this larger version of cascading roses.Here was the original photo taken in France this summer. I cropped in and changed the format since what attracted me to this scene was the flow of the roses and the wonderful harmonious variety of colors, shapes and  sizes.
  • Tulip Delight

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Tulip Delight6 x 8 Oil Painting$100Revisited a painting done awhile ago and strengthened the shadow and light a bit.
  • "He loves me..."

    15 Aug 2015 | 4:16 am
    "He loves me..."8 x 10 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$300Had taken some photo's of white daisies under some dramatic lighting at last week's watercolor workshop and never got to paint them. So decided to give them a try in oils the other day.Below is a progression to share how things unfolded. I took a different approach than the way I most often paint flowers, but I have several different ways I've been playing with recently and all seem to get to pretty much the same place.Started with a toned canvas and lightly sketched in approximate shapes and placement, leaving the flexibility to…
  • Climbing Roses- Left

    14 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    Climbing Roses-Left8 x 10 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello $300The second in the pair of new oil paintings of sunlit roses observed against a wall in France.
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    Hella Heaven

  • Akira Kurosawa-Dreams-Vincent Van Gogh

    24 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    I felt like sharing it. I'm having to work this year and there is no time left to update the blog. I miss it...
  • Dr Martin Luther King vs Barack Obama

    11 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
  • Starting Strong: US propaganda about the fun, glamour and benefits of joining the Army

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:05 pm
    “Starting Strong,” a 10- week, unscripted, backstage pass to Army life, premieres on FOX affiliates  in 16 markets and on’s YouTube channel, June 2, 2013. (Photo courtesy the Army Marketing  and Research Group) ‘STARTING STRONG’ GIVES ARMY PROSPECTS A TASTE OF SOLDIERING STORY BY THE ARMY MARKETING AND RESEARCH GROUP "With the number of pre-recording services and commercial-free media options, traditional television commercials no longer reach key audiences as they did in the past, according to Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing.
  • Marriage: beautiful vows

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
  • Nobel Prize in Medicine Richard Roberts: Drugs to chronify and not heal

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Nobel Prize Richard Roberts interview to Lluís Amiget. "Because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting your money, so that investigation, suddenly, is diverted to the discovery of drugs that do not heal completely, but chronify the disease and make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug." "I’m 63 years old: the worst about getting older is that you consider many “truths” as holy: that’s when you need new questions. I was born in Derby, my mechanic father gave me a chemistry set … and I still enjoy playing.
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  • We Told You So: Fiber Art Continues to Trend

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    22sh/r Color Alphabet Tapestry by Sheila Hicks, wool, silk, 6’ x 6’, 1982. Photo by Tom Grotta Last year we predicted that fiber art’s new-found popularity would continue into 2015. You need not take just our word for that — take the Wall Street Journal’s. Earlier this month, the paper identified fiber as the “Art World’ New Material Obsession,” and dubbed Sheila Hicks and Françoise Grossen “overlooked masters.” The short piece quotes Sheila Hicks, “I always joke that fiber is my…
  • Press Notes: browngrotta arts in the news

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:03 am
    July cover of selvedge magazine We are excited to be featured in the July issue of selvedge magazine. We have long been fans of the UK magazine, which is artfully designed with lush photos and creative illustrations, and, like browngrotta arts, economical in its use of capital letters. We have a large collection of back issues, stockpiled for reference and inspiration. Issue 10 A ROCK AND A SLOW PACE: Sue Lawty Interview MUTUAL ADMIRATION: Bamboo has inspired artists worldwide by Nancy Moore Bess Issue 10 was a particular favorite, not surprisingly, with an insightful profile of Sue Lawty,…
  • Dispatches: Art Among the Pines —thinking Maine

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Deer Isle Maine Hiking Trail, Photo by Carter Grotta In honor of National Trails Day, on June 6th we’re publishing — belatedly — this post about visiting Jiro Yonezawa last summer at Haystack in Deer Isle, Maine, which features miles of beach and wooded hiking trails. Last month, Jiro received a Special Prize at the Japan Contemporary Craft Exhibition held at the National New Art Museum in Tokyo. Jiro’s was the only work of bamboo to be awarded a prize. Jiro Yonezawa at Haysatck. Photo by Tom Grotta We’ve brought you several artist and student…
  • Art Abroad: Exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the UK

    27 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A host of important exhibition featuring art textiles is in store this summer in Europe, the UK and Canada. Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2015 May 9 – September 27th Museum Rijswijk, the Netherlands Mille Fleur by Ane Henriksen In the 2015 Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk is showing textile artworks by nineteen international artists including Caroline Bartlett and Ane Henriksen. Apart from the great diversity of textiles and applications, there are common threads evident among the participants this year. All the Submitted works provide material for thought and reflection. Vintage textile,…
  • Influence and Evolution: The Catalog is Now Available

    20 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and nowcatalog cover artwork by Federica Luzzi Our Spring exhibition Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now explored the impact of artists – Sheila Hicks, Ritzi Jacobi, Lenore Tawney, Ed Rossbach and others – who took textiles off the wall in the 60s and 70s to create three-dimensional fiber sculpture. In Influence and Evolution, we paired early works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lia Cook, Kay Sekimachi and Françoise Grossen — artists who rebelled against tapestry tradition — with works from a later…
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • South-Westerly

    6 Aug 2015 | 4:43 am
    It's been quite a busy few months! I've been down to England painting Orthodox icons, over to Budapest to wander the streets and visit a friend, around Aberdeen helping to organise an exhibition or two, but mostly I've been packing boxes...The studio you see in these photos is no more. I've moved from Aberdeen to Glasgow. In September I'll be starting a Master's of Fine Art Practice at the Glasgow School of Art. But before I moved, we snapped some photos of me in the studio for a small feature which is currently up on the website of The Society of Scottish Artists. It's nice that it…
  • A Visit to the Wonderland of Ed Haddaway

    24 May 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Last November, just in time for the Day of the Dead, we found ourselves in Albuquerque at the home and studio of Ed Haddaway and Barbara Forshay. Ed is an artist who creates amazing sculptures from reclaimed metals (sometimes even reclaimed from his own previous sculptures, as I found out when watching this lovely interview).I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to wander among the sculptures which were in various states. Some pieces looked like Ed had finished with them and now only the wind and rain and sun were continuing to work on them. Others were still in the process of being…
  • Brushing at the Cobwebs

    7 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Leaves and petals are forcing themselves out from nothingness and the days are unfurling. Maybe it's a good time for this blog's long winter nap to finally end too. All the silence here has me feeling a bit daunted at the moment, so perhaps it's best to just ease back in slowly and see what grows out of it.
  • Ashes to Ink

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    Ashes to Ink, mezzotint and etching, 30 x 20 cmToday I'm pleased to share a print that I made for The Al-Mutanabbi Street Project. This project is a reaction to the 2007 car-bombing in Baghdad's book-selling quarter. This neighbourhood has long been the heart of the intellectual community of Baghdad, a place where people come to meet and share ideas, engage in free debate, and search through a rich diversity of written material. In its various iterations -- an anthology of essays and poems by writers from Iraq and the rest of the world, a series of letterpress broadsides, a collection of…
  • Visiting the Snow

    30 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    A couple of days ago we slid up the street in the morning dark and caught a bus to the outskirts of town where some friends were gathering to drive out to the mountains. A heavy frost had grown during the night and all the roofs and branches and fields that we passed were a rich, glistening white. A few snowflakes were falling as we neared our destination, but if you wanted enough snow to lose a leg in, it was necessary to climb up into the mountains.  And so we climbed.It was a calm day, and we listened to grouse sounds and the little streams and burns that rushed by through the…
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  • Warm Up 2015: Week 9 Highlights

    Libby Buck
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Laraaji, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Photo: Mark Cole Last Saturday was all about chill, breezy house vibes in the MoMA PS1 courtyard—the idyllic Warm Up atmosphere. Laraaji began by introducing the crowd to his laughter meditation and sound immersion with delicate, breezy music from soothing instruments like wind chimes and a converted zither played like a drum. The Mood Hut collective then took over with a b2b set from Hashman Deejay and Pender Street Steppers, complete with the label’s definitive woozy, summery house music. Some of Detroit’s greatest techno…
  • Time Travel: Juxtapositions in Italy

    Heidi Hirschl
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Installation view of Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Museo Correr, May 7–November 22, 2015. Photo: Heidi Hirschl Traveling to the Venice Biennale and Milan for the first time, I expected to find myself exposed to a variety of curatorial approaches and institutions in an international setting. From a massive global biennial to private museums and foundations, my destinations would offer a very different perspective, approach, and geography for exhibitions. While I anticipated contrasts across space, between global and local, I was struck instead by the juxtapositions of past and present, and…
  • Learning as a Form of Art: Artists and Educators Overlooking the Sculpture Garden

    Leticia Gutierrez
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have found that artists are not often invited to share their teaching methods with the public, which is mysterious since many contemporary artists not only work in education, but also consider it part of their artistic practice. What is interesting to me is that, when it comes to art and education, the discussion is not about whether it’s art but what happens when education is the work itself. With this in mind, I was thrilled to organize Open Table: Artists Working with Education—a two-part program at MoMA that aimed to bring artists, educators, curators, and Museum visitors…
  • This Week at MoMA: August 24–30

    Carolyn Kelly
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    It’s not over til it’s over—so think of this week as a summer bonus. Here are the highlights: The Iron Ministry. 2014. USA/China. Directed by J.P. Sniadecki. Courtesy Icarus Films • Through Thursday, catch screenings of J.P. Sniadecki’s evocative documentary The Iron Ministry, which captures workers and passengers on China’s elaborate railway network over a three-year period. • Drop by the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. for Stratocaster Sessions, when a MoMA staff member will play a recently acquired 1957 Fender…
  • Warm Up 2015: Week 8 Highlights

    Libby Buck
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    French Fries b2b Bambounou, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, August 15, 2015. Photo: Charles Roussel Last Saturday’s Warm Up saw techno and dance music meet percussion with some of the most high-energy acts to hit the MoMA PS1 stage this summer. French Fries and Bambounou went b2b to start the day, bouncing different house and dance tracks off one another with their strong musical chemistry. Vessel’s live set of organic techno sounds then cast a darker atmosphere over the crowd. Ninos Du Brasil took the stage next donning white face-paint and mismatched leaves and twigs as headgear—essential…
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    Design For Mankind

  • A Book

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:50 am
    Well, I’m writing a book. I’ve been writing it for, oh, five months, and I have nearly one month to go, and whoa, that is soon, isn’t it? I will not stop blogging. Writing in these wee hours of the morning is the best thing for me, it is just the best thing for me. It is personal, and therapeutic, and enjoyable, and it is hard, yes, but in the good way of hard, like when you swallow a big chunk of food you were choking on – an apple, a steak – and it hurts, but suddenly you can breathe again. And if I grow a bit more silent here, it is not the workload. It is…
  • Things I Keep Forgetting

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    I don’t know; it’s just that I should probably tape it all to my fridge: When you feel hungry, but nothing sounds good, you’re actually just thirsty. Drink some water, lady. Good gracious. Everyone yells. There is grace for today. Do not order the jeans online. They will not fit, and jeans are not on your list of Things You Actually Need. Stop it. A quick listen of Don’t Let The Sun Go Down (George Michael and Elton John only, no other version will do) can cure your momentary woes. Rinse and repeat, if necessary. Pairs best with kitchen spatula as microphone. Raw,…
  • All Of It

    20 Aug 2015 | 3:22 am
    Well, we’re finding a rhythm, that’s all. Summer is melting away as we’re welcoming fall and this is the time of year I run around the house furiously sharpening pencils and cooking with cinnamon. I like summer, I like the heat, and yet, the moment I spot a yellowing leaf, any twitch left in my hand from an anxious season of wringing just kind of disappears. While we were in Ecuador, the tomatoes died. We returned home after a red-eye flight to a container garden overflowing with crispy leaves and bruised fruit and a mother-in-law shaking her head. I just could not water…
  • Imaginary

    17 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    Bee. Last week, you played with Barnacles, Peso, Shellington, Kwazii, Dashy and Trick (whom I am mispronouncing, you tell me). They are your friends in Ecuador, and they are found in the treetops, but sometimes they move to the fish pond and you must call them each, one by one, until they float to the surface and you all run together to find the alpacas for your morning riding session. They do not like tacos for dinner, they want their feet to breathe, they bite their nails in the afternoon. They are imaginary to me. They are real to you. — Last night, after a warm bath, you began to…
  • On Nourishment

    13 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    A few years ago, Ken and I hosted our family Christmas. We had 16 mouths to feed and a handful of picky kids, so the menu chose us: a pasta bar. To the voices of Bing Crosby and David Bowie, we stir butter noodles and simmer heirloom tomatoes and begin to prep the star of the show: a homemade alfredo sauce I’d dogeared months before. Bee crawls underfoot as I consult the recipe. Ken rummages through the fridge for our ingredients. How many sticks of butter do we need? I peer down at the cookbook as Bee pulls on my pant leg. It says 16, I say, pulling her up to the counter. 16 sticks? Ken…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Jenni Sparks

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    This Friday's featured artist is Jenni Sparks and her amazing series of hand-drawn maps created in collaboration with Evermade! Her maps are wonderfully intricate and detailed and whimsical all at once!Each contains hundreds of landmarks and lots of lovely lettering!Love London: London London (detail) Jenni writes of her map of Berlin:"I spent a week in Berlin during the summer and used that time as well as intensive research to help me along the process. It was particularly challenging in terms of the language barrier, but a great project to work on." Berlin Berlin (detail) For San…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 32

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for Week 32 ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!August ThemeFaces, the Human Form & CharactersAugust 8 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge:  CharactersJournal Prompt:  "If you're going to be weird, be confident about it!" Author Unknown This was another fast, fun page I created by first building layers of color and texture with my Gelli Arts plate, then adding images from StencilGirl Products using ink and acrylic, and scribbled handwriting. The face stencil is Andrea Matus deMeng's Arani, Goddess of…
  • More Peeks Into My Art Journal...

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:13 pm
    I'm continuing to delight in working in my small Dylusions art journals simultaneously to to my large Dylusions art journals and wanted to share photos of my newest pages! The process of layering mixed media on the pages brings my ongoing joy. These pages contain layers of acrylic paint, Gelli plate printing, underpaper, maps and collage, StencilGirl Products, black ink, Kristin Peterson's new Dream Thicket Rubber Art Stamps, Roben-Marie Smith's Art Pops™ and printable art from Rae Missigman's Etsy shop. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!I…
  • Friday Favorite: Chris Gilmour

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:20 pm
    This Friday's Featured artist is Chris Gilmour and his amazing life-size globes created from only cardboard and glue! These are fabulous! Aren't they wonderful?Be sure to visit Chris Gilmour's website at to see all of his phenomenal artworks!Have a great weekend!
  • Ten Seconds Studio & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop!

    19 Aug 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Welcome to Day THREE of the Ten Seconds Studio & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop! I love metallic colors and teal, so I couldn’t wait to play with Verday Paint & Patina... and StencilGirl stencils of course! These paints come in four colors – bronze, copper, brass, and iron –  and contain actual metallic flakes that oxidize when sprayed with VerDay Patina! Was so amazing to see the colors patina before my very eyes! Love that weathered look! And you can get it in about an hour with VerDay Paints & Patina! Today…
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    secretly important


    27 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
      DEEP CREEP by Deep CreepWhen the Bumbershoot lineup was announced a while back I did a scan of all the artists, in particular the local artists, and while I wasn’t blown away by the selection, mainly the lack of local artists or at least those who did not appear at the 2014 festival, one name did jump out at me. Deep Creep, okay cool name, yes, but when I took a listen to their two Soundcloud songs I was beside myself. You know when you want to hear a particular sound from a new band, and then you hear it and every song you hear is exactly what you want? That is Deep Creep. Just…

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:47 pm
      Extra Bad by generifusIn the time between Spencer’s last full-length Back in Time, which I loved and very nearly flew completely under our radar, and the forthcoming Extra Bad, Generifus‘ Spender Sult released a handful of EP’s with varied sounds; low-fi acoustic, folk rock, and some southern rock numbers. With Extra Bad Sult returns with that smooth alternative rock sound with moments of satisfying weight occasionally verging into the slightly funky almost Punk like sounds. That in-between time seemed to be filled with false starts and deeply personal explorations,…

    25 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    The Water’s Edge by March to MayHang on I promise this is going somewhere: when my brothers and I were young we spent many Summers in the islands of the North Puget Sound and Canada. Our time out in those islands afforded us ample opportunity to explore the riches of this beautiful region and to see things that awed classmates in the Fall. One such exploration was on Jones Island in the San Juan’s just off Orcas Island, which is less remote than many of the islands we traversed but secluded enough that you can’t get there by ferry. This particular hike took place in 1989 a…

    21 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Tomorrow LAKE will be celebrating their 10 year Anniversary with a free show at the Bayview Performance Hall in Langley on Whidbey Island. It’s really the only thing you should be concerned with this weekend, because LAKE will be playing every single song they’ve ever recorded in the order they were recorded from noon until midnight. The show is free and all ages, and you’ll have the opportunity to see founding member Lindsay Schief return to play with Eli Moore, Ashley Eriksson, Markly Morrison, Andrew Dorsett, and Paul Adam Benson. Maybe you don’t know LAKE, despite…

    17 Aug 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Monument & Miles Upon Miles by ThousandsI can remember very clearly sitting down to eat Pho with Karl Blau about two years ago to discuss a couple of projects I was thinking about, and at some point the project steered toward Thousands and an unreleased electric album that might never see the light of day. I’ve been lucky enough to know the right people to introduce me to Thousands not once but twice, as the first time I ever heard was when Shana Cleveland put their album on as I set up for our interview. As Karl described this electric Thousands album, I sat there almost giddy at…
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    by Theresa HubbardAre you interested in applying for the MAP Fund? Please see my blog post from August 11th for details about how to apply. Mid 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…
  • Why The Arts Community Should Care About The Lifeline Program (And What We Can Do To Improve It)

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    by courtney.duffy Source: Flickr Artists take note: There are some possible changes coming to federal communications policy that would have a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families across the country. Better yet, the arts community has a chance to insert its voice in the policy discourse. Great! Fill me in. The Lifeline Program is a Universal Service Fund subsidy that helps low-income Americans access telephone service for $9.25 per month. For three decades, Lifeline has helped people pay for basic telephone services that connect them to physicians, schools, emergency…
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    13 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    by diannedebicella Fractured Atlas is offering five fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in September.  If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. We’ll provide a fiscal sponsorship introduction and overview, and talk about the benefits of the program. We’ll also go over the application for the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program, and talk about our criteria for approving…
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Transforming the Field

    Jason Tseng
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    by Jason Tseng“ To fundamentally transform the field in order to meet a fundamentally changing nation and time, we need to fundamentally change who is in the field ” This was the prompt I was given, earlier this year, when I was asked to speak at the Americans for the Arts Convention. It so happens that I spend a lot of time thinking about transforming the arts and culture field; on the account of the fact that I work for Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit technology organization that helps artists with the business side of the creative work, where transforming the status quo of the field…
  • 2016 MAP Fund Application Info for Fiscally Sponsored Projects

    Theresa Hubbard
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    by Theresa HubbardInfo Session: Fractured Atlas is hosting a free session for fiscally sponsored artists and arts organizations to learn more about the opportunity on Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 6pm EDT. The talk will be led by MAP Fund’s Program Director, Moira Brennan. Space is limited, so RSVP soon if you’re able to attend. Attention presenting artists and arts organizations! If you’re fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and interested in applying for the MAP Fund, please continue reading for some important information about applying. About the MAP Fund: The MAP Fund is…
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    28 Aug 2015 | 10:32 am
    Hey everyone!This post is for my train nerds.......I KNOW you are out there!I wanna recall 2 trips to TWO different the order I saw them.....FIRST.....The New York Transit Museum YOU MUST GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I loved it, it was informative, and honestly, we spent like 3 hours looking at stuff!A very enjoyable museum!(Great for kids too -- he says speaking as a childless adult! :-)I dont't wanna ruin it for here are a small selection of photos I is in an old Subway stop!HOW AWESOME IS THAT?There are lots of great artifacts to look…

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:42 pm
    So......according to my google analytics very few people read about this recent post....Now......that is NOT a guilt trip/passive aggressive's just the truth, yo! if you missed can look at it here:MY NEW PAINTING OF HIGH PARK IN TORONTOCheck it out - would 'cha?I'll wait.........................................................Pretty - right???So from there......I made some merch.......and blogged about the prints....but even less of you read that blog post.......IT MUST BE SUMMER! My stats are always a bit down in the summertime......BUT you can read about…

    21 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    REMEMBER THIS??5 years ago, I took a pilgrimage to Winnipeg to visit a friend....Read THAT here: in 2011 I made another trip...... one was a very well received -- so read that one too!)Why read these old posts? Because I am gone RIGHT WINNIPEG.......YAAAAAAY VACATION!!!!!!!!! yes, stay tuned for a photo report when I get back....In the meantime, check me out on Instagram!!!

    18 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Okay, to I have been talking a LOT about Hamilton in the last few months.You see.....I have done a couple shows there, and met some really great people.Some artists, some foodies - and some swell business owners!These people are trying to convince me that I need to MOVE and set up shop in the Hammer.These are top quality people......people who love their city....and honestly, it is contagious!I am honestly considering a move!So...because I move in the direction that inspiration takes me, I give you this new painting!I am gonna show you my progress on this piece with a series of photos -- my…

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    REMEMBER - I would love to see you TOMORROW at the Wychwood Barns:That's Saturday (August 15th) from 9am-2pm at the Barns Art Market!GO HERE FOR MAP INFO....I will be showing my latest limited edition giclèes and postcards and some small works!COME OUT!!! It will be inside - and they will be having a Farmers Market as well!!!!!!Fresh corn and ART! What more could you want??!!!COME OUT!Meanwhile......this happened LAST NIGHT......... YUP.....a BLOCK PARTY.......BLOCK PARTAY!!!!!!!!!In the spirit of presenting the positives.........I give you the #Minto Westside Market(a.k.a. the BUY A…
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  • Estatic society, photography by Eduardo Perucha Esteban

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Sculptures in the port of Tarragona parts. Spain Eduardo Perucha Esteban: website The post Estatic society, photography by Eduardo Perucha Esteban appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Colours of Life, illustration by Vytas Neviera

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Bringing colours of life onto the paper and bringing colours of imagination to life. 23 years old. Volunteer at TEDxVienna. Graduate of Political Sciences BA. Amateur artist and photographer. Originally Lithuanian, living in and loving Vienna, Austria. “Wanderlust” is the word that describes me best. Open minded. Always curious. Never bored. Passionate traveller. Creative and diligent. Hands-on type of person. Lover of languages and cultures. “I don’t have special talents, but I am passionately curious.” Vytas…
  • Game of Thrones characters, illustration by Drumond

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Drumond is a freelance illustrator based in Lisbon, Portugal. Picked a sketchbook and a pencil to draw while waiting 9 months to be born and his destiny was traced. Is currently working with NBA, magazines, newspapers and other brands and wants to do Comic Books. Drumond Art: website / behance The post Game of Thrones characters, illustration by Drumond appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Christophe Segura, digital art

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Christophe Segura: flickr / behance The post Christophe Segura, digital art appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Illustration by Leopard Cana

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:31 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 Leopard Cana was born in Mitrovica, on 20.07.1977. In 2004 he graduated in the Faculty of Arts in University of Prishtina in degree of graphics and printmaking. Several years he worked as a graphic designer in various marketing and communications agencies. Art directing in the field of graphic design. In 2009, as a writer and director he made his first independent and experimental short film called “Naked Dimension”. In recent years, digital drawing, painting, illustration, 3D…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Laura Barnett on writing her debut novel, The Versions of Us

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    The Versions of Us follows two Cambridge students, Eva and Jim, and the three different paths their lives could take after a chance meeting. Drawing comparisons to Sliding Doors and One Day, Laura’s debut novel has been the literary hit of the summer – having already rocketed up the Sunday Times’ bestseller list, it’s soon to be adapted for the screen by Trademark Films. ALEX NEWSON caught up with Laura to find out how she kept track of her unusual love story, what she’s working on next, and which books she’ll be packing in her suitcase this summer… The tagline to your novel…
  • Fenrir Announce New EP & September UK Tour

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Ipswich born rock quartet FENRIR will release their new EP ‘The Rise’ on September 21st. “Its been 2 years since our last record and although we’ve released 2 separate singles since then we think this EP really shows a distinct progression.” explains guitarist Mike Cockayne. “More than anything it’s more refined than our older songs and it really shows what we’re all about.” BBC Introducing have been big fans of the band for a while, playing their latest singles ‘Flash Fires’, ‘Confessions’ and ‘Ruins’, along with receiving great reviews of their last EP…
  • Coming soon: Kinetika tells the history of the Royal Opera House with silk banner installation

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    Kinetika, the not-for-profit outdoor arts company, is set to unveil its latest piece of work: a history of the Royal Opera House told across 12 giant painted silks. The installation will open to the public at 10am on Friday 4th September, with the silks hung in the Royal Opera House’s iconic Paul Hamlyn Hall as part of the Deloitte Ignite 2015 festival. It tells the story of the Royal Opera House through 12 11m-long banners. The first group of six banners illustrates the history of the three theatres that have stood on the Covent Garden site since 1732. The banners show the evolution of the…
  • Amy – a brutal critique of celebrity culture @AmyFilmUK

    14 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Amy is a devastating documentary from Asif Kapadia that provides a brutal critique of celebrity culture. Eschewing traditional talking head interviews for home footage, the film draws its audience into an intimate relationship with Grammy-award-winning singer Amy Winehouse, who died unexpectedly from alcohol poisoning after prolonged drug abuse. The result is a startlingly humanizing portrayal of a musical genius and the troubling family and cultural dynamics that led to her death.Kapadia’s innovative narrative techniques (characteristic of his 2010 documentary Senna) may create the…
  • Artists and Art lovers! £5000 of art prizes to be won from @CassArt

    12 Aug 2015 | 2:02 am
    Artists you have until 23rd August to enter the Cass Art Summer Giveaway. The Summer Giveaway includes £5000 of creative prizes, including luxury art sets, exhibition tickets and VIP tours. View all of the prizes and enter here or click the image above.
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    I 365 Art

  • Cafe Donut Shop Digital Scrapbook Paper, Donut Pattern, Pink, Party Invitations and DIY

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Finally a new post for Monday! It's a little late, but i've been pretty busy working on the i365art etsy store these days! I really like how this paper set turned out! In case you haven't noticed, I don't normally create scrapbook pattern papers but since I learned a few tricks in photoshop, I will be making many more in the weeks and months to come! Like all of my graphics, you can purchase these at the I365Art store. These will soon be available right here at I 365 Art's website soon as well! Enjoy!
  • Cute Green Frogs and Lily Pads Clipart Set Nature Inspired Digital Download

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Here is another one of my newer clipart sets that I've been working on. As you can see, there are frogs, lily pads and other natural elements in this particular clipart set. I also included some scrapbooking paper in this one as well, something I rarely ever do! Speaking of which, I have decided that I will make it a concious effort to start pumping out some digita scrapbooking paper packs in the near future, since a lot of people seem to like that sort of thing these days. As always, you purchase my new frog clipart set over at the I 365 Art Etsy store along with many…
  • Fun African Safari Jungle Animals Clipart Set Digital Scrapbooking Download

    19 Aug 2015 | 11:24 pm
    So here is another clipart set I created a couple of days ago and am just now getting around to posting about :D! This is just a set based off of African Safari animals (lions, monkey, elephant, giraffe and zebra). Like all of my other digital scrapbooking sets, you will be able to buy this set for $5.00 at the Etsy I365 Art Store along with many others like it. Other than what i've said about this clipart set above, I am actually pretty happy with how this one turned out! I tried a slightly different technique than I normally do (not sure if it's noticeable!). I hope to be able…
  • Cute Colorful Turtles and Shells Clipart Set For Scrapbooking Digital Download

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:19 pm
    So this is about a couple days late, sorry! I was inspired to create this clipart set after a conversation with my cousin a couple of days ago about snails and turtles. She said she prefered snails while I said I liked snails and turtles. I don't know, I guess I like rooting for the traditionally slow animals/insects. That and just they are so cute :3!  I thought it would be cute to have 4 different colored turtles and 4 different colored shells! Okay, so i'll be honest here! I'm kind of a fan of the Super Mario Series, more specifically Mario RPG. When I drew the shells, I…
  • Bright and Colorful Red, Yellow and Green Bell Pepper Clipart Scrapbooking Set

    14 Aug 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Here is today's new clipart set, simply peppers! Bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, chili peppers, oh my!  You can purchase this new clipart set over at my etsy store. If you guys haven't already I noticed, I sort of stopped numbering my posts like i used to xD! I didn't really think there was a point to it anymore since the count has been off for quite some time now… Anyway, as you can see, the site has gone through some pretty major changes lately. The blog is no longer in the main page but has a page of its own. I 365 Art now has its own clipart store front of…
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • From Summer Opera…an Answer to the Opera Houses’ Predicament?

    Michael Miller
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Permit me to indulge in a one-sided argument…or a rant, as I believe it's called in the blogging world—which is not ours at New York Arts and The Berkshire Review! Opera in the United States is particularly unsettled at the moment, if not in trouble. Both audiences and sources of funding are on a downward curve, although the better-managed companies seem to be coping. The biggest beast of all, The Metropolitan Opera, compromised by the bad... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Mike Bartlett’s “An Intervention” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, closing August 23

    Michael Miller
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:13 pm
    British playwright Mike Bartlett's fast-paced short play, An Intervention, closes with a black slapstick routine worthy of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. In the final scene, Character A, as she/he is called, brings out a ladder. Since we know A to be a troubled alcoholic, the conclusion we are meant to draw is obvious. A mounts the ladder experimentally, then retreats. Character B arrives. A scene ensues. A, fortified by tequila chugged... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Tanglewood in Wonderland: The 2015 Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music

    Lloyd Schwartz
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding, by legendary BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky, of the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the great arts educational projects in this country and still going strong. Curated by composers and Tanglewood gurus John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, and Oliver Knussen (who couldn’t attend or conduct as scheduled because of a visa problem), it... 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 114: Three Great Evenings

    Keith Kibler
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Beethoven's String Quartet op. 131 makes Horatios of us all. We stand by, we listen to prophetic greatness, we try to respond, but it eludes us. Hamlet tells us there are more things he could say if he had more time. Doesn't this sound like the Quartet? In the midst of sublimity, Beethoven finds humor. And most Hamlet-like of all, the serious and the risible are jam-packed together, with no recovery time for the listener. The time is short. The... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Summer Operas: Opposite Poles at Bard SummerScape and Boston Midsummer Opera

    Lloyd Schwartz
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    If I were one of those opera aficionados who thrives on adding unusual operas to a list, I’d be in heaven. I saw two opera productions this summer — not by Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, or Mozart, but by Friedrich von Flotow and Edith Smyth — and I’d never seen either of them before. One of them was typical summer entertainment, a light and charming comedy, in a modest, stripped down production; the other just the opposite — a grim tragedy that looked... 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

  • From Summer Opera…an Answer to the Opera Houses’ Predicament? (Michael Miller)
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Permit me to indulge in a one-sided argument…or a rant, as I believe it's called in the blogging world—which is not ours at New York Arts and The Berkshire Review! Opera in the United States is particularly unsettled at the moment, if not in trouble. Both audiences and sources of funding are on a downward curve, although the better-managed companies seem to be coping. The biggest beast of all, The Metropolitan Opera, compromised by the bad judgement of its General Director, Peter Gelb, is the most worrisome of all. The post From Summer Opera…an Answer to the Opera Houses’…
  • Summer Russians: The San Francisco Symphony
, Edwin Outwater, conductor
 Conrad Tao, piano (Michael Miller)
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    There is a special feeling at Davies Hall in summer. The weather is balmy, if we are lucky. The sun is still up as the concert begins. But our hair is let down. Children are present, and young people dot the aisles in remarkable stages of undress. The air of eager informality is like a visit to the movies—minus the smell of popcorn. And, musically speaking, here we sometimes get the chance to hear romantic rarities we secretly love. The post Summer Russians: The San Francisco Symphony
, Edwin Outwater, conductor
 Conrad Tao, piano appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Friends and Foes of the Enlightenment: Glimmerglass 2015, Fortieth Anniversary Season (Michael Miller)
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Shakespeare's stygian supernatural tragedy, replete with witches, paradoxical prophesies, grisly murders and ghosts, was embraced enthusiastically by Verdi. He made the following remark: "This tragedy is one of the greatest creations of man." His enthusiasm for the play and his own adaptation never waned. The original Italian four-act 1847 score was heavily revised in 1865, the latter version used a libretto in French and was in five acts. This 1865 revision really has the most compelling music for Lady Macbeth and the chorus, the latter carrying much of the weight of the opera. In fact, the…
  • Tanglewood in Wonderland: The 2015 Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music (Michael Miller)
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding, by legendary BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky, of the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the great arts educational projects in this country and still going strong. Curated by composers and Tanglewood gurus John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, and Oliver Knussen (who couldn’t attend or conduct as scheduled because of a visa problem), it was on the whole one of the livelier festivals—more focused if not quite as eclectic. The post Tanglewood in Wonderland: The 2015 Tanglewood…
  • Summer Operas: Opposite Poles at Bard SummerScape and Boston Midsummer Opera (Michael Miller)
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    If I were one of those opera aficionados who thrives on adding unusual operas to a list, I’d be in heaven. I saw two opera productions this summer — not by Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, or Mozart, but by Friedrich von Flotow and Edith Smyth — and I’d never seen either of them before. One of them was typical summer entertainment, a light and charming comedy, in a modest, stripped down production; the other just the opposite — a grim tragedy that looked as if a lot of money had been thrown at it. The post Summer Operas: Opposite Poles at Bard SummerScape and Boston Midsummer Opera appeared…
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    Blanton Blog

  • Are you a UT student who hasn’t visited the Blanton? Read this.

    Blanton Museum
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    It’s the advice always given to incoming freshmen: college is the time to try new things and challenge yourself. Luckily for students at the University of Texas at Austin, that something new might be right around the corner on campus. Despite … Continue reading →
  • Behind the Blanton: Koven Smith, Director of Digital Adaptation

    Blanton Museum
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    You may have seen him around on our blog, but Koven Smith is actually the Blanton’s Director of Digital Adaptation. In our latest installment of Behind the Blanton, a series profiling different Blanton staff members, we sat down with Koven … Continue reading →
  • Up Close and Personal with Artworks on Paper

    Blanton Museum
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    You spot it down the hallway, past the plaster casts. You wonder what kinds of artworks abound behind the two glass doors. You approach and read the lettering over the entrance: “The Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings,” and … Continue reading →
  • A Peek into the Blanton Café

    Blanton Museum
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    As a new employee at the Blanton, I am naturally interested in nearby places to eat. What better place to start than at the Blanton Café? Located just across the plaza from the museum in the Edgar A. Smith building, … Continue reading →
  • Hitting the Road to Find Impressionism in Texas (But Not Texas Impressionism)

    Blanton Museum
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    One Friday in February, I set out on a five-hour drive from Austin through the Piney Woods of far East Texas to a small, nearly forgotten town called San Augustine. I was headed there on a mission (though unrelated to … Continue reading →
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  • Positive affirmations for authors: Write faster and sell more books!

    Derek Murphy
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:41 am
    I started listening to positive affirmations/motivational mp3s and recordings years ago; my favorites are Kelly Howell and David McGraw. But I wanted something that was just for authors and writers, so I made my own. I made this first video to help authors struggling with finding time for their writing. Sometimes subconscious fears are the things that are really slowing us down. Listening to this video repeatedly should make you more comfortable sticking to a writing habit, and writing every day. This next video has some affirmations that relate to public speaking, being a New York Times…
  • How to have sex with your readers (AKA – this is why your passionate belief about the art of writing is wrong)

    Derek Murphy
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:46 pm
    I’ve been working with authors for a long time; as both book editor, book designer and sometimes even publisher. I’ve helped thousands of them try to improve their book enough to sell – either to an agent, or to self-publish and actually be successful. During all that time I’ve met a lot of authors whose books will fail. They’ll fail because there is no market for what they are selling. They’ve written something nobody wants. And that’s fine, sometimes you’ve got to get that one out: the one you’re really passionate about. But then, I…
  • An open letter to my literary friends

    Derek Murphy
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Yesterday I went for sushi with a friend of mine who’s clever and tongue-in-cheek witty. She loves Haruki Murakami and has dark humor. Today I read a blog post from another friend – a simple scene about relationship conflict (who’s going to pay the bill) but written in a fun, engaging style. I don’t doubt that both are better writers than I am. Which is why I keep telling them to write books. Short books. Erotica. Romance. Anything. Because the people writing books, and the people making money writing books, are not the world’s best writers. Ok, some of them are…
  • How to use ThunderClap to explode your social media reach during your book launch

    Derek Murphy
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    During your book launch, you want to be everywhere; you want everybody to share and retweet your message, but it’s hard to get all of the scheduling worked out, and then you have to remind and nag people. That’s why some of my successful non-fiction writing friends, with large platforms and friends with big platforms, use ThunderClap. I’ll admit I didn’t “get it” at first and was reluctant to help promote someone else’s book, but I’ve seen the merits and am going to test it out for the launch of my first novel. Basically, ThunderClap allows you…
  • Why you should never submit your self-published book to book fairs

    Derek Murphy
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    Today I received this email: Sorry to intrude, I know you are very busy, but you are the best person to ask. I have recently placed my first book on  MERLIN 2035. Recently a Chinese book fair sent an email. No one has bought my book so far. Would it be worth $245 USD to submit my book to the Chinese global book sellers show? Thank you for your time, Lee H. Andersen After checking out the book’s amazon page, this was my answer: Nope – spend the money on a better book cover and book formatting (your ebook looks like it’s all in bold, and not well done). The book…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Autism Speaks – and now, after 10 years, so do I

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    “Some might call me cowardly, but speaking out against AS was not my objective in autism…” By Keri Bowers Note: I have never, ever written such a long blog before. If you bear with me, I think in the end you’ll understand all my words are worth speaking – at least for me… Hello… My name is Tom “Hello, Keri? Keri Bowers? My name is Tom. I‘m calling you at Chairman of NBC Universal’s Chairman of the Board, Bob Wright’s request.” Tom continued, “Mr. Wright asked me to call you to ask if we can get a copy of your film, Normal People Scare Me. He’s heard a lot about…
  • Pressure is on Autism Speaks with Los Angeles Times Op Ed

    29 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    By Debra Muzikar The pressure for reform of the largest nonprofit for autism, Autism Speaks, heated up this week with a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece by Steve Silberman. The article, titled Autism Speaks needs to do a lot more listening, was a play on words as Autism Speaks tagline is “a time to listen.”  Autism Speaks has been criticized repeatedly for not listening to autistic people. In the article, Steve criticizes Autism Speaks for many reasons including their focus on research and early intervention and their lack of funding for adult services. “Among the areas of…
  • Am I Autistic without a Formal Diagnosis?

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    By Leanne Libas Names have been changed in order to protect their identities. Hello fellow readers! I’ve received so much positive feedback after releasing my autism story through the Art of Autism. My story has been shared hundreds of times and one those who shared was none other than Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Facebook page (a popular site that has over 1 million fans).  I was very surprised as I never thought I would gain acclaim with the article. I’ll always enjoy and reminisce about this moment whenever I need a positive pick-me-up yet my work is still not done. After…
  • Neurodiversity: a person, a perspective, a movement?

    23 Aug 2015 | 1:43 pm
    By Debra Muzikar Last year The Art of Autism posted a blog on Person First Language (PFL) which proved to be educational for me and I hope for others. This year I’m tackling the word neurodiversity, which is much more complex. I didn’t know some people object to the word until I moderated a neurodiversity panel last weekend at the USC IGM Art Gallery. The first time I became aware of the word neurodiversity was in 2011 when my son Kevin participated in a Neurodiversity Art Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art Kiev in the Ukraine curated by KJ Baysa, M.D. who now serves on the Art of Autism…
  • Never Quit

    20 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    By Ryan Smoluk, Canadian Artist In the making of this art piece no unicorns were hurt….No one was hurt or killed. Only my feelings were hurt, which we will talk about later. April 2012 I attended an awards event in New York at the United Nations. One of my paintings (the Path) was chosen to represent world Autism Day, the painting is reproduced on a postage stamp available worldwide. Ryan Smoluk “The Path” I LOVED NEW YORK!! I met and talked to many people at this event one being an attractive lady about my mom’s age, Keri Bowers. We talked about our up and coming projects. I…
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    Katya Reka

  • Ome’s Garden.

    5 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    We are getting ready to jump over the ocean. This is the state of the garden right now, in Latvia. Everything coming into fruit, hot, unbearably green and buzzing. New Mexico corn doing well here. The post Ome’s Garden. appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Parts of a Whole

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Minnesota Center for Book Arts Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community August 14 – October 25, 2015 Opening reception Friday, August 14, 6-9pm Two new books will be in the show. Inside Wanderlust:Red Ties The post Parts of a Whole appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Desert Dirt.

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    Dirt?  Scientists, Book Artists, and Poets Reflect on Soil and the Environment. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA August 6 – December 4, 2015 Opening Reception and Lecture with Curator Lucia Harrison: September 10, 2015, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Collins Memorial Library. My book Desert Dirt will be on the view. The post Desert Dirt. appeared first on Katya Reka.
  • Papermaking with plants in Latvia.

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I found out about the papermaking studio Ilze Dilane set up in Riga in one of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) articles. Finally, someone in Latvia, making paper and sharing it. We got in touch over email this spring. This summer, I met Ilze and spent a day with her making paper at the Pardaugavas Art and Music School in Riga. I have been experimenting with cattails and nettles this summer, gathering and cooking fiber. We fired up a very nice beater and combined America and European cotton half stuff and added cooked cattails and nettles. I was…
  • Handmade Paper in 3D.

    13 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I took Handmade Paper in 3D course with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts this May as a treat for myself. Treat for staying sane and finishing first year teaching with the baby. Taking her to work with us, staying up nights to finish projects, all that was fun. And, at 16 months, we are still breastfeeding, so it is possible, no matter what anyone says. My parents have this china set that I loved as a kid. It is so thin, every time I drank from it I was afraid to touch it with my teeth not to break it. I decided to cast the cups and plates in cotton pulp. I…
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  • John Potter - Illustration and Map Design

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    John PotterSouth Florida, USAJohn Potter is an illustrator who makes a lot of maps. He also does most of the graphic design associated with his illustrations and maps. Mr. Potter works under the title Escape Key Graphics.Potter’s work is almost entirely commercial in nature. His work appears on book covers, album covers, in ads and more. Potter switched almost exclusively to working in digital formats some time ago. Despite the fact many of his works start out as pencil sketches his portfolio of published work still includes graphite drawings and oil and acrylic paintings. Potter’s vector…
  • Marietjie du Toit - Life is a Canvas

    13 Aug 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Marietjie du ToitWestern Cape, South AfricaMediums: Oil on CanvasStyle: ImpressionisticFavorite Quotes: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill,  “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van GoghFavorite Books: The Bible, The Little PrinceFavorite Movies: Pursuit of Happyness, Gifted Hands, Forest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poet Society, A Beautiful Mind, Marley and Me, Benny and June, Promised Land, The King’s Speech and many more.Wild Horse…
  • How to Help a Teen with Asperger’s Syndrome Manage Stress

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Via Flickr – by DenisVahrushevWhen I entered high school, I was overwhelmed with stress. Suddenly, I was surrounded by tons of kids that I didn’t know. I had to navigate a completely new environment. And all while trying to get good grades in some of the most difficult classes I had ever taken. I would come home from school frustrated and angry. When I started asking my mom if I could stay home “sick” from school, she knew it was time to take action. So, one Friday when I came home from school, she had me get in her car and told me we were going to do something fun. We ended up going…
  • The Shame of Art Vandalism in Rome

    2 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    Rome is a city of great history, art and culture and any visit to Rome is synonymous with visiting its stunning attractions, museums and monuments to witness great masterpieces like The Last Judgement at the Sistine Chapel, Bernini’s Alter at St Peter’s Basilica and the She Wolf at the Capitoline Museums.  Rome’s edifying heritage has been, and must continue to be, preserved for centuries, so that the legacy will live on.Despite this, there are some who would wish otherwise and instead vandalise and deface these historic sites rather than appreciate them. Did you know the world Vandal…
  • Spotlight on Emerging Artist Ellen Van Treuren - Painter

    31 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Ellen Van Treuren Fort Worth, Texas; United States Mediums: I most enjoy working in oil on canvas. I would like to learn to watercolor as well. Style: My style of painting can be described as loose realism. While I’m working, I choose to make certain aspects detailed, while other parts are very loose. I tend to be more detailed with my portraiture and less detailed with landscapes and plein air painting. Favorite Quote: One quote I really like is by Edgar Degas: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” This helps me to remember that I can use my artistic license to make…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Many Rivers to Cross

    Siobhan Forshaw
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    Siobhan Forshaw talks to Sadik Kwaish Alfraji about his recent exhibitions in Dubai and London revolving around a little boy in Baghdad
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    Joobin Bekhrad
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    'Memories of a previous life were awakened; I’d been there all along, and through Googoosh, the past came rushing forth in vivid colour'
  • Across the Universe

    Joobin Bekhrad
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:42 am
    An exhibition of contemporary Arab art from the UAE's Barjeel Art Foundation prompts Joobin Bekhrad to reflect on identity, belonging, and notions of 'home'
  • In Living Colour

    Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Artist Tareq Sayed Rajab de Montfort talks to Mohammed AlKouh about his romantic and ethereal hand-coloured photographs of the quotidian in Kuwait
  • Shakin’ All Over

    Dina Lobo
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Dina Lobo looks at the lost art of raqs sharqi and the legacy of one of its foremost exponents lauded by Edward Said, the Egyptian dancer Tahia Carioca
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Minimum Does Not Mean Low Quality

    Ariel Snapp
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    Lean has gotten a bad rap in some areas of my industry (Design and Customer / User Experience). I think it is mostly due to mis-interpretation of the terms that have been assigned to it. People have interpreted the phrases: “Good Enough”, “Minimum Viable Product” and others to mean missing the mark on delivery and not being adequate. That is missing the entire point of Lean Thinking which is meant to be about reducing waste and getting to market as quickly as possible. I have written about when you can reach “Good Enough” in life and in business before.
  • Wabi Sabi

    Ariel Snapp
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    “To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to re-create life out of life!” – James Joyce from a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man This weekend, my friend’s father asked me how I “do it” being a single working mother. My first answer was: “family.” My second answer was: “I make a lot of mistakes.” “That’s ok, he shrugged, “I meant how do you have enough energy?” “Espresso,” was my joking response. The truth is, I run out of energy often. I notice what happens to me when my wick has nothing left to…
  • Let Nothing Define You But Love

    Ariel Snapp
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    I realize the contradictions of my life. How much I resist labels, yet use them to define who I am; mother, artist, friend. I’ve written about this before, we need language and labels to understand the world. We need story to weave the threads of existence together and find meaning. What’s important is not to get too attached to any one label. You might say, well everyone is a friend, etc so that is not too specific. Yes. The more specific the label we put around ourselves or others, the more we limit our box of who we are and what we are here to do with each passing moment of our…
  • Staying Present with Digital Distractions

    Ariel Snapp
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    A colleague of mine forwarded this lovely video from a few years ago about what interaction design is and the responsibility we have as designers to understand the consequences of shaping a digital obsessed world. Connecting from Microsoft Design on Vimeo. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Devices distract the hell out of us as a race. They let us get away with being lonely. They let us eat alone, because we are connected and distracted. They let us ignore our family and friends when they are sitting right in front of us. Its not all bad, it is what is. However, as a mother, I do…
  • Disruption

    Ariel Snapp
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Let’s face it. Many businesses are needing to reinvent themselves faster than they are often capable of doing. In enters new methodologies: Lean, Agile, Value Proposition Design, the list goes on. Forget strategy they imply, just figure out what you need to do now with the present market direction and customer pain points and… GO! Shift! Adapt! Sort of. The truth is, even in today’s rapidly shifting market, strategy reigns King (or Queen?). Defining a target market still matters. You can change your business model, but if you change your *why* for doing business, then you…
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  • Accessible Screen Fonts

    16 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Fonts which are easier to read on screens, especially for the visually impaired. Font Recommendations There are a great number of fonts which could be eligible for use as an accessible screen font. The ones I’ve chosen to show here are some of my favourites, and are all available free of charge. Remember to check whether your font of choice’s licence allows for the use you wish it (for example, some licences are not free when using the font for an app or eBook). It seems to be a common consensus that sans serif fonts are easier to read on a screen, whereas serif fonts are easier…
  • How to write signatures in email

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:45 am
    HTML email signatures The email signature that I have recently developed for 2015 can be seen below. I made this signature for my Hotmail account. I wanted to have a ‘hand written’ signature in there, as well as my company logo, email address, postal address and icon links to my social sites. Some may think that this is over-egging the pudding, as my friend Tony would say. She might be right…lol. But if you want to design a good email signature, say with images and styling – then it will help if you know a little HTML. Look beneath the signature to find the HTML code…
  • Free Astrological Symbols: planets and aspects

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Using the traditional astrological forms, I have created icons of the planets and some of the major aspects and other chart symbols. If you’re an astrologer or perhaps an interested graphic designer, then you can download the png or svg’s of them for free from this page.     Planets & Asteroids Name Symbol png download 65×65 svg download svg code Sun sun.txt svg code Moon moon.txt svg code Mercury mercury.txt svg code Venus venus.txt svg code Mars mars.txt svg code Jupiter jupiter.txt svg code Saturn saturn.txt svg code Uranus uranus.txt svg code Neptune…
  • Designing for the Completely Blind: Screen Readers

    5 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    Popular Screen Readers By the term ‘completely blind’ I am referring to users who do not use the internet as a visual medium at all. These are people who most often make the use of screen readers to convey the printed word into a spoken alternative. Popular Screen Readers include: Screen Reader Operating System Availability Website JAWS Windows Commercially Available Microsoft Narrator Windows Included with System NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Windows Freely Available VoiceOver Mac Included with System…
  • Register to receive the Newsletter

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
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    Designer's Depot

  • The Art of Michele Marconi

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    Michele Marconi is an Illustrator and Art Director from Rome, Italy. Here are just some of the artist’s best works: The Art of Michele Marconi visit Michele Marconi’s site here: Michele Marconi’s page © 2015 Michele Marconi All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Duct Tape wall mount Game of thrones Art Instructable

    25 Aug 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Follow this tutorial to know how to make a wicked Duct Tape wall mount Game of thrones Art by Instructables member al3may. How to make Duct Tape wall mount Game of thrones Art Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 08/22/15

    22 Aug 2015 | 1:13 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Hexed #12 ” from Boom! Studios Dan Mora (cover) “ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #49 ” from IDW Publishing Mateus Santolouco (cover) “ Island #2 ” from Image Comics Emma Rios (cover) “ Weirdworld #3 ” from Marvel Mike Del Mundo (cover) “ Vampirella #13 ” from…
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  • sunday links // 33

    laura redburn
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    // look at all these dick bruna book covers! excellent.// an important one for fellow illustrators, especially those who have representation or are looking for it, 30 things to watch out for in an art rep.// some lovely photos from the museum fur naturkunde.// interesting interview with photographer benjamin heath and how instagram helped his career.// some useful hashtags for instagram. they’re more specific to blogs, but could easily apply to different kinds of images.
  • snapshots of my week – 28th august

    laura redburn
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    i’m sitting here ready to type what i’ve been up to this week, to realise pretty much all i’ve done is work and go for walks! the first half of the week (as with previous weeks) has been full of rain, but the past couple of days have almost felt like real summer again, so i took full advantage and went for some nice walks. my toe is almost better again and i can walk for a couple of hours with no pain which is pretty good considering a couple months ago i could barely walk 10 minutes without cursing!i have some new work which i’ll be showing on the here soon and…
  • mini bedroom makeover

    laura redburn
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    i was sent vouchers for the purpose of this’s amazing how just a few new things can make such a huge difference to how a room looks, isn’t it? plus a sunny day helps too! some time ago we decided to use our small dark spare room as our main room, as we found the street lights and traffic noise from the front room meant we weren’t getting the best sleep we could. of course it’s a fab room for working in as it’s by far the lightest room in the flat, but come bed time you want somewhere dark and quiet. or, well, we do.because it’d been a spare room for…
  • book review – charley harper: an illustrated life

    laura redburn
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    charley harper: an illustrated life – £16.58if you are a charley harper fan and don’t already have this book, i can guarantee you’ll love it. if you’ve never heard of charley harper, but like colourful, geometric, clever and interesting illustrations i’m sure you’ll soon be enamoured too.i have the bigger original 2007 version of the book, but have linked to the ‘mini’ 2011 version, which i imagine is the same, just smaller. any references in this review will refer to the version i possess. the book has 385 pages, not including the index and…
  • (purple) things on etsy

    laura redburn
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    i thought purple was going to be hard to find things for (that i liked) as i’m not it’s biggest fan. turns out it wasn’t that hard! for me i think the key is vintage things, or smaller items like jewellery or using purple as an accent colour.what do you think? is purple your thing or do you prefer a different colour on the spectrum?here’s some favourite purple etsy picks:galaxy print yoga leggings purple and red vintage tea tray scottish thistle brooch vintage japanese kimono purple polka dot skirt pillbox hat with purple bow purple rose flower crown wedding favour…
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    Meditative Art School

  • Natural Materials & Colors

    9 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
    Working with real live materials and colors It is important to clarify and realize the importance of working with natural materials as well as natural colors. “Creating with natural materials deepens the artistic experience and the effect it has on the practitioner. Working with natural materials can include painting with natural colors, with the use [...]
  • Spirituality

    14 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Most people do not take an interest in spirituality because they long to discover and actualize their pure nature. Most people are either sick or feel lost, bored, depressed or deep pain when they start searching for some meaning and depth in their life. They do so in the hope to escape their misery rather than as an attempt to grow and to evolve. Trying to find a drug to numb the pain, or some excitement to fill in the emptiness, are wrong reasons to begin a spiritual inquiry, and can never lead one to the ultimate goal of spirituality.
  • Yoga is Not

    14 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Yoga is not a modern new age therapy; it is not about skinny girls in tight pink leotards promoting weight loss. It has nothing to do with exposing one’s body in front of the mirror or camera, nor is it a way to meet new ‘cool’ open-minded female friends; and it is definitely not about [...]
  • Not everything is Art

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    The term ‘Art’ is one of the more fluid terms so frequently used nowadays. Like many other deep and meaningful terms, such as Spirituality, Meditation and Divinity, the term Art has lost much of its true depth in the common generic way of speaking.  Too often, this term is carelessly misused and misunderstood, diluted and [...]
  • Meditative Art History (Far East)

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    The Far East “Ancient ‘Mother India’ and ‘Father China’ of the Far East are both captivating in many ways; this includes the fields of Meditative Art forms. Both these profound cultures are of deep magical wisdom, which has amazingly survived through time. While there are enough fascinating Meditative Art forms developed and practiced in these [...]
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    Park West Gallery

  • Test your knowledge with the “Detroit’s Finest” art quiz

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    The “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition series at Park West Gallery has wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Test your knowledge of Detroit artists Marcus Glenn, Tim Yanke and Dominic Pangborn with this art quiz about their styles and influences. There are four questions per artist – can you answer them all? The “Detroit’s Finest” series ran from June 28 to August 16 at Park West Gallery’s Southfield, Michigan location. ProProfs Quiz- Detroit’s Finest Quiz The post Test your knowledge with the “Detroit’s Finest” art…
  • How Marcus Glenn is moved by music

    27 Aug 2015 | 2:43 pm
    “Flavor of Jazz” (2005), Marcus Glenn There is nothing quite like jamming to your favorite tunes, and for Marcus Glenn, capturing that feeling, rhythm and soul is his goal as an artist. Detroit is known for its rich heritage in music, earning it the nickname “Motown.” Everything from the blues and rock’n’roll to jazz and hip-hop has seen significant input from the city. Among its most noteworthy contributions to the music industry is its influence on R&B, soul, and jazz artists. The first artist of three featured in Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest”…
  • Dominic Pangborn: The philosophy of an evolutionist

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Dominic Pangborn What do you call an artist whose diverse style broadens constantly? In the case of artist Dominic Pangborn, it boils down to one word: evolutionist. His work encompasses a wide range that is constantly changing, whether it be his fashion and design collection or his fine art. The diversity of his art switches from photo-realistic to astronomical and abstract. As Pangborn puts it: “My style is no-style.” “I don’t have a pre-plan that I’m going to do this or do that,” he says. “Even if I did, the first touch of that canvas or whatever medium I’m doing, that is…
  • Tim Yanke’s Dragonflies and Doodles

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    “Dragonfly” (2014), Tim Yanke Following Tim Yanke’s solo show during Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition series, learn from the artist what inspires two of his most iconic images: the dragonfly and the “Yanke Doodle.” Yanke’s grandparents were from Germany and Italy, making him second-generation. He credits this German-Italian heritage for his family’s love of antiques, as he would travel with his parents to auctions and estate sales around the Midwest on the hunt for treasures. In particular, they sought out leaded glass, windows and…
  • UPDATE: Picasso painting returned 14 years after being stolen

    20 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    “La Coiffeuse” by Pablo Picasso, 1911. The painting has been missing since 2001 but was found in the U.S. in December 2014. (Photo courtesy of CNN) A Pablo Picasso painting, “La Coiffeuse” (The Hairdresser), is returning to Paris after it went missing and turned up 14 years later disguised as an “art craft/toy.” The painting, valued at $15 million, was formally turned over to the French embassy in Washington, D.C. on August 13, nearly eight months after the Picasso painting was discovered in a shipment from Belgium to the United States. Created in 1911, the oil-on-canvas painting…
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  • Solace Sculpture Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Though the tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center happened fourteen years ago, we all continue to remember and honor the lives lost on that fateful day. And we’ve been working closely with the City of Highwood to create a sculpture to continue that awareness. The sculpture is a bronze and stainless steel piece entitled Solace, depicting a fireman taking a moment to acknowledge those who perished on that day, and is meant to serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the heinous act of terrorism. The name Solace came from the unity that we found as a nation to…
  • Detroit-Windsor Cross-Border Bridge to be Named After Gordie Howe

    4 Jun 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Gordie Howe has already been immortalized in a bronze statue we were commissioned to do in 2007, but now the name of “Mr. Hockey” himself will also live on, with the Detroit-Windsor cross-border bridge. Canadian and U.S. officials announced the name last month in Windsor, and the “Gordie Howe International Bridge” is set to be built over the Detroit River by 2020. The bridge will cost $2.1 billion to build and construction has yet to begin. “Mr. Hockey, one of the greatest players in the history of the game, is a proud Canadian who led the Detroit Red Wings to…
  • Explore Adler: Our Sculpture Installation of James Lovell

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
      The Adler Planetarium on Northerly Island in Chicago is the home of Quest for Exploration, our sculpture installation of Apollo 13 captain James Lovell. The sculpture depicts Lovell floating in the Apollo 13 lunar module above the moon’s cratered surface, with the earth spinning calmly in the distance. Lovell holds up his thumb to measure his home planet while his glove floats nearby, symbolically reaching to the future of space exploration and the human pursuit of knowledge. Lovell’s face is expressive, his mouth slightly open as if to speak, or perhaps gasping in awe of the…
  • Super Bowl XLIX- A Closer Look at University of Phoenix Stadium

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
       It’s time again for football fans to get excited to come together for the biggest event of the season, as Super Bowl XLIX waits just around the corner! This year, the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to be a part of the festivities at the renowned University of Phoenix Stadium, where the studio’s monument to distinguished Arizona Cardinals safety and Army Ranger Pat Tillman awaits fans for a historic day of celebration and remembrance. Opened in 2006 and host to such past events as Super Bowl XLII, Wrestlemania XXVI, and numerous Fiesta Bowls, the 63,400-seat…
  • How to Have A More Creative Year in 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    You don’t have to be an artist to be more creative in your daily life. The trend of do-it-yourself crafts are growing every day, and now it’s easier than ever to enrich your world. The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has a few suggestions to help inspire your new year. The first thing to do is to seek out forms of art or entertainment that you think may not appeal to you, just to try it out and get new perspectives. For example, if you’re not a painting enthusiast, make it a point to see a few different painting galleries all with different styles. Although you may not be a fan of a…
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    Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community

  • Free Faux Maple Grain Tutorial with Lapis Lazuli Inlay

    10 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    The following is an excerpt from the Free Faux Maple Grain Tutorial with Lapis Lazuli Inlay eBook. Get your copy of the eBook. Details at the bottom of this post. “Introduction Why “D.E.P.”? Greetings, and thanks for joining me for this tutorial.I love … read more The post Free Faux Maple Grain Tutorial with Lapis Lazuli Inlay appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Car Wood Graining Course Dashboard

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    1940’s Chevrolet Sedan DashboardMy auto graining course was created specifically for restoration and custom auto enthusiasts. The course guides you from beginning steps through more advanced wood grain paint methods. In the past, I’ve mostly used flat panels to teach graining. While … read more The post Car Wood Graining Course Dashboard appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Walnut Woodgrain Restoration Project

    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

    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.

    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.
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Presenting Filthy Streams Episode 2: Let Me Do My Show For Christ’s Sake

    Emily Colucci
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Aaaaahhhh…The Fresh Outdoors! Why hello there, dearest Filthy Streams podcast listeners…and Filthy Dreams readers alike! While we promise to get back to writing our fresh from the gutter artsy fartsy sleaze soon enough after all the art shows open in September, we are proud and pleased and just a little nauseated to present the second installment of our Filthy Streams podcast: The Podcast Nobody Asked For. In this episode “Let Me Do My Show For Christ’s Sake,” we actually decided to prepare just a tiny bit more, lending our ill-informed opinions to the top news…
  • Introducing Filthy Dreams’ Podcast–Filthy Streams Episode 1: ‘You’re Going To Regret It’

    Emily Colucci
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Why hello there, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, dreamers and soon to be listeners! Filthy Dreams speaks! We’re pleased to introduce the inaugural episode of our audio atrocity, our Filthy Dreams podcast–Filthy Streams. Sure, it’s a drunken mess but we wanted to set the bar low so we didn’t have anything live up to. On the podcast, we’ll introduce Clark, our newest member of the Filthy Dreams contingent who will be joining your ever-hardworking co-founder Emily to bring you this exercise in bad ideas. We’re still working on a tagline-I am particularly fond of…
  • Mama’s Weekly W(h)ine: All The News That’s Not Fit To Print

    15 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Mama’s suggested w(h)ine pairing: a lovely (inexpensive) 2013 Starmont Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Co-Founder’s note: As you dearest of the dear Filthy Dreams readers know, I (as well as our intrepid contributor Osman) are currently working away on Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980, which is only a little over a month away *breathes into a paper bag/huffs poppers* Unsurprisingly because of this, we have been a little behind in the current events. It’s hard to obsessively check the latest news when you are concerned with framing nude photographs of…
  • *Cough Cough* Filthy Dreams Goes Viral With A Video Mixtape

    Emily Colucci
    9 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Filthy Dreams is coming to take over your televisions…or ok, computer screens Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers…and soon to be viewers! Well, are you ready to be glued to the tube? We recently went to an evening entitled Boob Tube Tuesdays at Jerome’s in the Lower East Side. Hosted by nightlife-er’s Earl Dax, Shane O’Neill and Jill Pangallo, as well as DJ-ed by Amber Martin, Boob Tube Tuesday is a monthly event designed to take our eyes off of our computer screens and into a collective viewing experience. Who wouldn’t rather watch videos in a…
  • You Have to Try the Shrimp!: Anthony Iacono’s Solo Show at PPOW Gallery

    Osman Can Yerebakan
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Anthony Iacono, Fishtank Heels 2015 (all images by author) “My films exist only to remind audiences the absolute certainty that they do not live in the best of all possible worlds,” once said Luis Buñuel, whose exuberant lens bore some of the most buoyant and triggering representations of 20th century. Anthony Iacono’s Crudités at Sunset, on view at PPOW Gallery through August 7th, imbues sweet guilt of the most lascivious desires throughout humid drenched streets of West Chelsea, reassuring us that there could be more to life than loans and taxes. Collage–the least…
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    Faith is Torment

  • Live Goldfish Painting by Riusuke Fukahori

    Jason Jose
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:50 am
    Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori, known for his 3D resin paintings of goldfish in Japanese household items such as bowls and cups, on occasion paints 2D works freestyle as shown in this video. Fukahori doesn't identify himself as a resin painter but as a goldfish painter, finding inspiration in their spirit and views their domestication as a metaphor for the stifling conditions of modern life. Though he keeps dozens of fish around his studio for observation, Fukahori prefers to execute his works from his impressions and memories.
  • Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd.

    Jason Jose
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    A wedding chapel located in Hiroshima, Japan designed by Hiroshi Nakamura. Located on the grounds of the Bella Vista Sakaigahama Hotel overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, the Ribbon Chapel is configured as a double spiral with dual stairways that starts at different locations and meets at the top to become one—symbolizing the path of marriage and the formal union of the bride and groom. The top of the spiral also acts as an observation platform elevated above the trees at a height of 15.4 meters to ensure sweeping coastal views.
  • Gas Canisters Transformed Into Sci-Fi Stoves by Alex Dodson

    Jason Jose
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Wood-burning stoves in the form of sci-fi masks by UK-based technology teacher Alex Dodson. With access to spent gas canisters and an appreciation for sci-fi movies, Dodson transforms the metal cylinders into wood-burning stoves shaped like masks from popular movies such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Iron Man, Predator, Aliens, etc.
  • Miniature Scenes in Molten Glass by Jenny Ayrton

    Jason Jose
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    Miniature wonderlands captured in molten glass and frozen in time by British artist Jenny Ayrton. The scenes were influenced by her surroundings and have a domestic twist as she tries to see the world from the viewpoint of her young daughter. Ayrton finds inspiration in mundane and overlooked things such as laundry blowing in the wind, a park bench where couples sit, or a wheelbarrow and shovel. Her process involves encasing delicate wire drawings in blocks of glass using a sand-casting technique to bring each scene to life.+
  • Landscape-inspired Glass Vessels by Gillies Jones

    Jason Jose
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
    Colorful glass works by collaborative glassmakers Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones. The one-of-a-kind sculptures in pebble form were inspired by the North York Moors landscape in the UK, where their studio is also located. The pieces draw inspiration from the elemental beauty of their rural surroundings which have been carved by the harsh climate and years of land management. We make our glass by hand in Rosedale Abbey, inspired by our location in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. We observe the shapes, colour, textures and beauty found in the slow construction of the landscape…
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  • Elegant Pictures from World Aquatics Championships 2015

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Although Swimming World Championship is before Athletics counterpart in the calendar- being more renowned, swimming definitely has its elegance moments. This year it was held... The post Elegant Pictures from World Aquatics Championships 2015 appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • TB House, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil by Aguirre Arquitetura

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    Uberlandia is a city in Minas Gerais state 580 km away from Sao Paulo. Aguirre Arquitetura was the office commissioned for this project, based in... The post TB House, Uberlandia, MG, Brazil by Aguirre Arquitetura appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Federico Infante Chilean Landscapes

    24 Aug 2015 | 12:13 am
    Federico Infante is an artist from Santiago, Chile having a BFA from Finis Terrae University and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual... The post Federico Infante Chilean Landscapes appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Stairway to Heaven, Valtellina, Italy by Alfredo Vanotti

    22 Aug 2015 | 12:37 am
    Valtellina is in north of Italy, in the region where the borders of Italy and Switzerland resides. The area is famous for the first electrical... The post Stairway to Heaven, Valtellina, Italy by Alfredo Vanotti appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • French Illustrator Jean Manuel Duvivier’s Work Featured in Prestigious Media

    19 Aug 2015 | 11:24 pm
    L’Ecole de la Cambre is a renowned architecture and visual arts school in Brussels, where French Illustrator Jean Manuel Duvivie leads the Graphic Design and Illustration Department.... The post French Illustrator Jean Manuel Duvivier’s Work Featured in Prestigious Media appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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    EN - Ecommerce blog by PrestaShop

  • 5 signs that PrestaShop is right for you

    Julie Liu
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:17 am
    Whether you’re looking to launch an online shop for the first time or thinking about migrating to a new solution, you may find yourself asking “Is PrestaShop right for me?” The fast and easy answer is “Of course – PrestaShop is right for everyone!” Making PrestaShop accessible and easy to use is how we envisioned the software to be and something we work hard to achieve. However, having worked at PrestaShop for almost 2 years, I’ve learned that PrestaShop works better for some merchants than others. Today I’m sharing 5 signs that will help you decide if PrestaShop is right…
  • Store audit – 100% Soccer

    Cécile Dubouis
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:59 am
    This week, we’re off to Spain! (…this one goes out to the PrestaShop soccer team!) We’re taking a play-by-play look at, an online store from Madrid focused on customized soccer products. Navigation Strong points: The Futbolcienporcien logo very clearly indicates what their business is. The home page welcomes visitors into a clean, uncluttered store with high-quality images. It makes an excellent first impression! Additionally, the store is fully responsive and adapted to all web users. It’s great for mobile SEO. Areas for improvement: A highly…
  • Join PrestaShop at our Miami MeetUp

    Julie Liu
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Are you in the Miami area? Join the local PrestaShop team and other ecommerce enthusiasts at our Miami MeetUp! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the local team, get sneak peeks from our latest software developments and even get a free website audit! Agencies, web developers, merchants, SEO/SEM specialists, freelancers and anyone who wants to sell online, come see how PrestaShop can help you grow your business. Any of our merchant success specialists can help you find the right tools to achieve your sales goals. Or come meet representatives from our partners to learn more about their…
  • Get your store to rank on special-event SEO

    Gary Le Masson
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Every ecommerce industry experiences a selection of yearly events that present sales opportunities merchants can’t afford to miss: Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Black Friday and seasonal sales are just a few that come to mind. Customers go wild for these events, and the few onlines stores that rank on the right keywords will see huge increases in sales during these periods. Let’s look at this example : Evolution of the query “bouquet” in the USA extracted from Google Trends Notice the two peaks in February and in May of each year, as people search for flowers for Valentine’s day…
  • PrestaShop supports Germany’s leading eCommerce Conference

    Kate Robinson
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Have you been thinking about taking your ecommerce business international? Then you just might want to head to Munich this September, where PrestaShop will be sponsoring the K5 Conference, a growth and strategy-focused event for established emerchants that provides retailers, brands and manufacturers the opportunity to share experiences and insights. PrestaShop has chosen to support the K5 Conference to help our merchants achieve their goals of international growth. The K5 Conference is well known for its community, an exclusive networking environment of 800 decision makers. Participants will…
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    Cassiopeia Art

  • Art for animations

    Cathrine Langwagen
    15 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    Animation backgrounds and scenes I do a lot of 2D concept art and mostly of fantastical landscapes or other scenes as I am sure you have seen in my gallery. I’ve always had a love for fantasy places and worlds beyond the real world where you can get lost in a fantastical story and disconnect the demands of the real-world you live in. One of areas where my art is very suitable, is in animations. My speciality is creating backgrounds and scenes, and my art has that painterly look that suits a lot of different types of animations such as Manga-inspired themes. I draw inspiration from…
  • CA-Stock – My stock image website

    Cathrine Langwagen
    12 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Our new website Ever since I went down the path of becoming a digital artist I started collecting photos from everyday life and travels to be able to use these photos in my art projects. As the years have gone by, my long time partner and I have gathered a stock library of more than 60 000 photos and still counting. I know full well how expensive it can get to try and buy stock images from the big stock sites and most of the time I’ve ended up using what I can find from other generous artists and photographers that share some of their images for free on various art-sites…
  • 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…
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    Boha Glass

  • Metals Used To Create Coloured Glass Ornaments

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    Coloured glass ornaments are created using a variety of metal oxides. For those with ‘boffin leanings’ here are some of the metals that are used to create colourful art glass. Cadmium Sulfide Cadmium sulfide is used in the making of coloured glass to turn the glass into a beautiful shade of yellow. Gold Chloride Gold Chloride is used to make red glass. Shame you can’t use red coloured glass to make gold! Cobalt Oxide Cobalt Oxide is used to make glass that has a blue/violet tint to it. Manganese Dioxide Manganese Dioxide is used to make purple glass ornaments. Nickel Oxide…
  • How is Glass made?

    6 Aug 2015 | 11:34 am
    Glass is a bit of a conundrum… It is made with sand and yet is opaque It is strong and durable yet smashes easily It behaves like a solid but is actually a liquid. Glass is made from liquid sand and will always remain a (n extremely thick) liquid. That is why antique window panes are thicker at the bottom as the glass has ever-so-slowly migrated downwards over time. To turn sand (silicon dioxide) into a liquid requires a temperature of almost 2000 degrees C, and in the time of the Pharaohs – when glass was first invented 5000 years ago – they had to use bellows to get the sand hot…
  • Canadian Art Glass Artist: Sarah Hall

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    The Modern Masterpieces of Sarah Hall: Art Glass For the Planet There is no doubt that Sarah Hall’s work holds its own against the best of Canadian art glass; from the shimmering, twisting blues of her panels at B.C.’s Regent College, to the vivid golden-umber autumn scene placed outside York University in Toronto, to the numerous facades flooding religious institutions around North America with light, grace, and glory, her work lifts the observer to a place of spiritual reverence. But something more than sheer beauty sets Sarah Hall’s work apart; her creations are no mere…
  • Italian Art Glass: Recognising and Appreciating the Authentic

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
      The historic glass factories located on the Italian island of Murano (which has been a centre of glass-making since the Middle Ages) represent one of the last thriving bastions of Old World art glass, having survived both the ravages of World War 2 and the recent global recession. Brands like De Biasi, Gabbiani, Venini, Salviati, Barovier & Toso, Pauly, Berengo Studio, Seguso, Formia International, Simone Cenedese, and Alessandro Mandruzzato are more than mere status symbols—they embody a living legacy of pride in craftsmanship and centuries of artistic innovation. Unfortunately,…
  • Steuben Glass – A Phoenix Rising?

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    During a prior retrospective on the life and art of Canadian glass sculptor James Houston published here at Boha, the subject of Steuben glass naturally arose; namely, that the firm, once reputed to produce the clearest crystal on Earth, had closed its doors—presumably forever—in 2011. However, what appeared to be yet another sad end to a once-distinguished producer of art glass, ushered in by a combination of economic turmoil and mismanagement, may as yet open to a bright new chapter: In 2015, Steuben will be revamping a portion of its historic design range and adding to it in in a…
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Heroic Act of This Guy Saved the Life of a Small Child

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    In Kazan, Russia, the soldier Alexey Vasiliev walked home after the service, when he noticed a commotion near one of the apartment buildings. Coming closer, he saw a little girl that hung down from the lattice balconies on the 6th floor. The young man immediately rushed to the house and managed to catch the three-year-old baby which began to fall. Arrived medical team didn’t find any serious damage on the child. Read also: Kindness Will Save the World Leaders of the military unit found out about the deed of Alexey just a week later. The soldier turned to the clinic complaining on pain…
  • How “Game of Thrones” Actors Looked Like When They Were Young

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Cult TV story “Game of Thrones” has won the hearts of fans around the world. We already have some ideas about each character. Some participants of the epic story are associated with ruthlessness, the other — with justice. Read also: Game of Thrones Season 5, Behind the Scenes made selection of interesting images, of young actors of popular characters, which will show you a bit of the other side. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister ~~~ ~~~ Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo ~~~ Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon ~~~ Lena Headey as Cersei…
  • Google Will Fight for an Ideal Condition of the Roads

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Google has patented a system that will map the bumps and potholes on the roads. The new system uses GPS and a vertical accelerometer for automatic recording of large potholes on the roads. When the car passes through another pothole, motion sensors record how much jerked the car is compared to the pulse of the geographical position of the machine and load the data into the cloud. A special program will then remove the abnormal record, delete duplicate and to generate individual report on, so to say, the health of a particular road. Read also: The Most Dangerous Road in India and This Road…
  • 10 Photos of the Parade of Ships in Amsterdam, From Which One Wants to Buy a Ship and Go to Sea

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Every 5 years in Amsterdam takes place a parade of ships — “SAIL Amsterdam“. In August, thousands of vessels, from small sailboats to many masted ships gather in the Bay Hey in the north of the city, and then a huge sea parade is held along the capital of the Netherlands. In 2000, the event was attended by 8 thousand ships! Impressive, isn’t it? Read also: Festival Burning Man — is Waking Dreams and 20 Beautiful Ships, About Which People Had Forgotten mgwykop anyfad maadigazette angelitoursholland sfw The post 10 Photos of the Parade of Ships in Amsterdam, From Which…
  • 10 Photos Instead of Thousands of Psychologists

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    The modern world is pouring on us tons of useful and useless information, and sometimes it seems that the head is just ready to explode with all the events and affairs. Read also: 20 Songs are That Perfect for Relaxation For all those who know that feeling, collected photos that will carry you far-far away from all the worries and experiences. Just relax and enjoy the silence. Nikolay Khoroshkhov The post 10 Photos Instead of Thousands of Psychologists appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
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  • Watch White Girls Kiss Black Guys For First Time In This Video – All Def Digital’s For the First Time

    Emily Jefferson
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Kate Quigley and Dana Moon get the opportunity to make out a with a black guy “for the first time”. This should be interesting so find out how it all goes down in this week’s episode of All Def Digital’s For the First Time. The post Watch White Girls Kiss Black Guys For First Time In This Video – All Def Digital’s For the First Time appeared first on Netloid.
  • Toronto Church Uses Drake Lyrics In Promotional Campaign

    Daniel Geller
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The church calls Toronto “The 6.” Drake has always called his hometown of Toronto “The 6″ throughout his music career. His forthcoming album is reportedly titled Views From The 6. A church in Toronto is now using the name “The 6″ for its promotional campaign. A sign on the building of C3 Toronto says, “For God So Loved The 6.” The Instagram page of the Toronto branch of Christian City Church shows a post of the sign and the slogan as the backdrop during a worship session. “Listen for the voices of Faith! And turn from the voices that will…
  • Caffeine Could Help Boost Your Golf Scores

    Enozia Vakil
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    The findings of a new study have now revealed that a moderate dose of caffeine could turn out to help golf players tackle fatigue and also shave two strokes off the scores of other skilled players. Earlier studies have already pointed out to the effectiveness of consumption of coffee and caffeine products when it comes to boosting endurance, but there were virtually no findings tying its effectiveness in improving golf scores in particular. The researchers claim that a golf tournament actually involves a lot of mental and physical fatigue. For their study, they took in 12 male golfers and…
  • Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 MTV VMAs

    Joseph Sheldon
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    Here’s everything you need to know before the 2015 MTV VMAs. The 32nd MTV Video Music Awards will be held on August 30, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and hosted by Miley Cyrus. When are the VMAs? The Video Music Awards will air live around the country on MTV tomorrow August 30th beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Who’s hosting? Miley Cyrus, winner of 2014’s Video of the Year, will emcee this year’s ceremony. Parents aren’t thrilled with the 22-year-old leading up the festivities. Who’s performing? As revealed by Tom Cruise, The Weeknd will sing “Can’t Feel My…
  • Artist Floats 100,000 Balloons Inside London’s Covent Garden Market

    Emily Jefferson
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Yesterday, the 19th-century market building in London’s Covent Garden was transformed. French artist Charles Pétillon used twenty-five workers over five days to fill the building with 100,000 giant white balloons in an installation called “heartbeat.” The project is part of Covent Garden’s ongoing cultural program that strives to transform the district into an ever-changing art gallery, and will run until September 27th. charles pétillon floats a cloud of 100,000 balloons inside covent garden from designboom on Vimeo. “The balloon invasions I create are metaphors,”…
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • The Prada dress plague

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:52 am
    Prada's fall 2015 collection has gone from pretty to ‘pretty funny’. It’s been featured in practically every fashion magazine this season, causing mayor drama between the firm and editorials. Exclusivity mistakes aside, it seems like this season it’s Sleeping Beauty all over again. "Make it pink! Make it blue! Pink! Blue!"
  • Minnie Mouse joins London Fashion Week

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:35 am
    She won’t be modelling, but she will be in the spotlight. Disney’s Minnie Mouse will have her very own exhibition at London Fashion Week to show she’s got some serious fashion credentials.
  • 5 new fashion labels you should know about

    23 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    With London Fashion Week around the corner, here's our list of hot brands that are taking the online fashion market by storm.
  • Swipecast, the ‘Uber' of the modelling industry

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Recently launched for iPhone, Swipecast is an app created for putting models in contact with stylists, photographers, retailers, designers, marketing agencies...and basically anyone in regular need of modelling talent. Where there’s a need, there’s an app, and this one is probably making model agencies sweat quite a lot.
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Here’s Why I’m Excited About the CW’s “Little Women” Reboot

    Tenae Stewart
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:04 am
    I’m taking an unpopular stand today, folks, as you’ve probably already guessed from the title of this post. The CW has been getting a lot of flak the last couple of weeks for an upcoming reboot of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It’s been billed as ‘gritty’ and ‘dystopic’, with the girls being changed from sisters to half-sisters and moved from Massachusetts to Philadelphia. In many ways, I can understand the surge of annoyance and outrage from the world of book lovers. Too often, our favorite stories are adapted into movies and television shows and utterly ruined along the…
  • Top Ten Books on My Fairytales 101 Syllabus

    Tenae Stewart
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:12 am
    This is my first Top Ten Tuesday link-up so thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for having me! This week’s theme is the ten books that would be on your syllabus if you taught a themed 101 class. It took all of about half a second for me to decide that my theme would be fairytales: classic, modern and academically dissected. I’ve loved fairytales for as long as I can remember, especially the deconstructed, retold kind of fairytales. They get at the heart of human issues in a way that is both universal and impossibly complex. Fairytales have layers of meaning across cultures and times and…
  • Friday Faves: Raspberry Finch

    Tenae Stewart
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    Raspberry Finch is a delightful Etsy shop based out of Nottingham, England. As if that weren’t charming enough, all of Stacey’s adorable creations are tailor-made for the bookish crowd like us. Totes, badges, jewelry and cards, all teeming with quotes from the likes of Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen. In addition to some seriously awesome swag from Raspberry Finch, the shop’s aesthetic is hands down pretty-pretty-pretty. We’re talking perfectly styled pastel shots here, people. So head on over and give this Etsian some love! Raspberry Finch Etsy Shop Raspberry Finch…
  • Book Review: The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore

    Tenae Stewart
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    I’m finally easing into doing some book reviews around here, although they are definitely not the main gig at Strawberry Moon. Now that I’ve graduated from college, I’m finally able to read for pleasure again though so I thought it might be fun to share some basic thoughts and reactions about my new reading material! First up is a book I just finished last week, by one of my favorite authors. The Bare Bones: Title: The Serpent of Venice Author: Christopher Moore Genre: Fantasy, Comedy Time Period: Late 13th Century Setting: Venice, Italy Summary: Pocket, court fool and the…
  • 7 Decades of “Fahrenheit 451” Book Covers

    Tenae Stewart
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:55 am
    Fahrenheit 451 is a classic in the truest sense of the word: required reading for high schoolers and the source of many, many puns and allusions. One of the things that makes Ray Bradbury’s 1953 book such a beloved favorite, besides it’s pithy length, is the irony of a book about a society devoted to burning books. It’s futuristic and dystopian, yet feels close enough to a near-future reality to be absolutely terrifying. Over the last seven decades there have been numerous artistic attempts to capture the irony and censor-defying quality of Fahrenheit 451 in the perfect…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • The floral paintings of Bobbie Burgers

    Kelly Paik
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Canadian artist Bobbie Burgers is well-known for her sumptuous bouquets and botanical paintings. Not so much aimed at accurate representation, the paintings capture color and movement in rich, dense brushstrokes. Believing that the tragedy of beauty is its inevitability to fade, Burgers’ work delves into complex and evolving ideas surrounding life and the contradictions that exist within it. Burgers describes the paintings as “being portraits of time. In them, past, present and future play out … simultaneously.” Born in 1973 in Vancouver, B.C., Burgers received a B.A. in Art…
  • The unconventional self-portraits of Anna di Prospero

    Kelly Paik
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
    Italian photographer, Anna di Prospero has created a series of daring and unique self-portraits shot against the urban landscape. In the Urban Self-Portrait series, she captures herself in various twisting poses in the midst of irregular architectural forms. She may stand in front of the building or choose to lie somewhere further within, contorting her own body to compliment the lines and curves of the buildings she is in dialog with. While the subject matter has an urban and futuristic feel, it’s eerily devoid of people and elicits a strong sense of solitude. Of the series, di Prospero…
  • Poetry of everyday life by Amélie Berton

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    My name is Amélie Berton, I am a French fine art photographer living in the multicultural Brussels. In my pictures, I tend to build an introspective world where characters release free from the mind’s constraints, thus giving voice to their deepest emotions. I represent our hidden feelings and fantasies deceiving the senses with the use of surreal images, playing with the duality of reality and imagination. I find inspiration in nature mostly, I find we are ourselves surrounded by natural elements more open to our feelings. Digital manipulation allows me to translate my imagination and to…
  • The disturbingly dark paintings of Nicola Samorì

    Kelly Paik
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Italian artist Nicola Samorì’s Baroque-style paintings simultaneously evoke a sense of romance and violence. His Renaissance figures, first painted against classically dark backgrounds and bathed in chiaroscuro lighting, are then marred with smears of paint layered over their faces or with paint and material scratched away. In some cases, the paint is thinned so as to obscure the figure’s details behind a haze. In an interview for the Huffington Post, Samorì said of his art, “My work stems from fear: fear of the body, of death, of men. I think my nature as an artist is something like…
  • The fantastical photography of Michael Vincent Manalo

    Kelly Paik
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    Michael Vincent Manalo is a photographer and mixed-media artist from the Philippines currently based in Taiwan. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dream-like environments and his works document their decline into post-apocalyptic and nightmarish creations. Having no formal training in photography, Manalo started his career at the age of 21 when he acquired his first DSLR camera and instantly fell in love. Now he seeks to create works of art that both surprise and delight. “Life has always been a fascination to me,” he said. “There were a lot of emotions –…
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Pathways to Practice

    Maren Maier
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Impact Design Hub authors on helping design practitioners find a 'pathway to practice' As socially-engaged design continues to gain momentum around the world, one crucial question remains unanswered. Impact Design Hub has witnessed first hand the immense energy and excitement from people seeking to apply their design skills towards critical social and environmental issues, not only on individual projects, but as a lifelong career. From Link Festival in Melbourne, Australia to Structures for Inclusion in Detroit, USA to Clean Conscience Dirty Hands in Glasgow, Scotland to What Design Can Do!
  • By Ryan Murphy, World Economic Forum

    Maren Maier
    4 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Re-thinking policy issues with design at the World Economic ForumEntering into the heart of the World Economic Forum as an undergraduate design student proved a task requiring stealth, tact and resourcefulness along an unexpected path. Though a growing consensus recognizes the potential for artists and designers to bring more thoughtful and intentional ideas to some of the world’s most complex business and policy decisions, real opportunities remain scarce.  To address this scarcity, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) partnered with Maharam (a New York based textiles…
  • Design for Equity

    Maren Maier
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Impact Design Hub authors on focusing public interest design around 'design for equity'Over the past few weeks, news of the closure of Architecture For Humanity has led to many critiques and questions, not only about the future of AfH, but the future of the entire field of public interest design. Inspired in the 1960s by the civil rights movement and maintained by humble practitioners across the globe, this dynamic constellation of practices is not defined by the rise or fall of a single organization or figurehead. Instead of calling the entire field into question, what the response to…
  • Paolo Cirio, Loophole for All

    Maren Maier
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Paolo Cirio hacks Cayman Island banks to open up off-shore tax evasion for the rest of usThe Cayman Islands is one of the world’s top ten offshore financial centers. An estimated $1.7 trillion of foreign capital is on deposit in this tiny island nation, and administered by hundreds of thousands of offshore companies, corporations, and hedge funds. Setting up offshore corporations on the Cayman Islands is relatively easy and protected by strict secrecy laws. Yet ironically, this anonymity allows anybody to impersonate owners of Cayman bank accounts with a simple click. Paolo Cirio,…
  • Miranda July, New Society

    Maren Maier
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    In a theatrical experiment, Miranda July invites strangers to discover the possibilities of a new societyWhen Miranda July first walked on stage at the Walker Art Center last October, she said nothing for several moments. The long drawn out pause put the audience on edge, until she broke the silence and addressed them with a bold proposition: “What if you just stayed? You didn’t go home? Maybe this is it. Me. You. Us. What if we voted to permanently reside in the theater as members of a new society?” The multi-talented artist’s new performance, called New Society pushes the…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Interview with the Founder of Cafe Art: My London Photography Competition for the Homeless

    Andrei Sandu
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Bizarre Culture was lucky enough to speak to Cafe Art director Paul Ryan about the project he set up with Michael Wong to connect homeless artists with the wider community. The art is sold to and hung in cafes, with all proceeds going to the artists. They have recently selected photos for their 2016 calendar All shots are provided by homeless people involved with the project’s photography competition, supported by the Royal Photographic Society. We’ve picked our five favourite images from the 2016 My London Calendar. See them below, along with the stories behind the shots. One hundred…
  • Simple Things 2015 : Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Skepta, Maximum Joy, HEALTH, Battles, Wire, and ObJekt on the line-up

    Bizarre Culture
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:47 am
    Bristol has gathered an eclectic mix of must-see musical acts this year for Simple Things Festival – with something to impress even the most discerning palate. The festival kicks off on Friday 23rd October, with their opening party featuring legendary Montreal post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Spanning across Bristol’s most unique musical spaces including Colston Hall, Lakota, The Firestation, The Coroner’s Court and the O2 Academy, Saturday’s line-up brings together Brooklyn-based experimental math-rock adventurers Battles, group of classically trained…
  • Eastern Electrics 2015: Raving at Hatfield House

    Matthew Gibson
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    A one day festival is an odd affair. Packing in all the components that make weekend festivals great and boiling it down to just 11 hours is a tough task. Now in its 8th year, Eastern Electrics’ longevity suggests that it’s doing something right. Eastern Electrics descends from the 80s rave scene, and takes place on the grounds of the historic Hatfield House, just north of London. Hosting stages by an eclectic array of organisations including the London club XOYO, the legendary Ibiza club, Sankeys, and the diverse label, Black Butterz Records, there is something for all the most obscure…
  • Sleep Tight: A Traveler’s Guide to Bed Bugs

    Brent Minderler
    22 Aug 2015 | 2:51 pm
    As a child, I imagined bed bugs to be cute, fluffs of imagination that might just playfully nibble on my arm as I was sleeping. “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” my parents would say, chuckling, as if the idea of a bed bug biting me was a preposterous notion. Indeed, these were modern times and we had pesticides. I grew up and still thought of bed bugs as magical, tiny creatures that slept all day. Once I started traveling, I found out that bed bugs are manipulative, evil, ninja creatures and you don’t want to cross them. They are not the mystical image I had…
  • Sun, showers and surprises at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2015

    Alex Durham
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    Fairport Convention’s longstanding folk-and-rock festival, and talking about the changeable weather – two fondly regarded facets of British culture which worked wonderfully together this weekend. For those who weren’t part of the crowd this year, we’ve sent you a postcard: unexpected appearances, breakfast in the sun, supper in the rain and a new-found love for Norwegian bandKatzenjammer. On paper (or internet) the Cropredy Convention this year looked to tick all the usual boxes, with a few engaging twists. The Oxfordshire festival line-up spanned a wide variety including the…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Ten Classic B-Movie Horrors From the 1980s

    Martyn Conterio
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Warning: Contains graphic and disturbing images. VHS technology and the rise of the video store was manna from heaven, for the humble horror cinema enthusiast. The 1980s was a brilliant decade for the genre, too. Slasher movies, Italian cannibal and zombie films, splatter flicks and ghost stories upped screen violence in ways never quite seen...
  • Twisted Taxidermy by Emi Slade

    Hayley Evans
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Warning: Contains graphic and disturbing images. Emi Slade is a Michigan-based artist who creates beautifully grotesque hybrids made from taxidermied animal parts* and surrealist sculptural elements. Part nightmare, part fairy tale, Slade’s creations terrify and ignite the imagination with their gleaming eyes, spilled viscera, and rows of razor-sharp teeth. Among her twisted menagerie is a...
  • The Smoky Photographic Paintings of Elicia Edijanto

    Adriana de Barros
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    It is all about the soft grey background and delicate overlay of black paint that makes Edijanto’s work look photographic. It fooled me at first, but kids riding wild animals and whales lifted almost to the sky were clear hints these were not photojournalistic attempts. Her foam-brushed paintings are kind-hearted tales of children and animals...
  • Takashi Kitajima’s View of Tokyo Through a Magnifying Glass

    Adriana de Barros
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    Photography hobbyist Takashi Kitajima is already known on Illusion for his Bokeh-technique shots of Tokyo; colorful circles fill his camera lens and we see a different view of the Japanese city at night. Continuing with his nighttime photography he takes new cityscape pictures, but this time placing a magnifying glass in front of the camera—creating...
  • 10 Beautiful Movies for Photography Fans

    Martyn Conterio
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Cinematography has been called “painting with light” and directors of photography are a major component of the filmmaking process. Whether they are hired to light the sets or are deeply involved in compositions, framing, selecting film stocks and overseeing post-production processes, the DP collaborates with the director to bring forth onto the screen the images...
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  • Kumartuli-A Walk through

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:53 am
    Kumartuli a busy place for idol-makers, their small and narrow workshops, specially during the time of the Durga puja. Over the years, the region has experienced and witnessed changes in the style of the clay idols, their expression and depictions, especially the ones made for Durga puja. Carrying a history within itself, as these represent a special place where the goddess is given a life. The regions parts of Sovabazar and Airitola is busy where artisans who have traditional base as well as they work from various parts of bengal come here to accomplish their earnings through the special…
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    29 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
  • Lion the power

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Lion King
  • Kumartuli insight

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Creation from clay and straw…
  • Devi creation

    29 Aug 2015 | 8:40 pm
    An unique creation.
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Frederick J. Zombstone

    8 Aug 2015 | 3:11 pm
    “Frederick J. Zombstone” mixed media illustration, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Where The Wild Zombies Are

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    “Where The Wild Zombies Are” 2015, watercolor & ink.
  • Aaahhh Real Zombies!

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    “Aaahhh Real Zombies” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Woody Zombie Pecker

    19 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    “Woody Zombie Pecker” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Eat My Pixels Man

    23 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    “Eat My Pixels Man” 2015 – Prints are now available here!
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    27 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    Kwamie Liv and Angel Haze teamed up on a new single released on August 18th, and the result is pretty pleasurable. The song entitled, “Pleasure This Pain,” is a new track from Kwamie Liv’s forthcoming mixtape,Back to the Woods, a 13-track EP that is set to release on September 14th. The Danish artist, Kwamie Liv hails from Copenhagen and first made waves last year when she released her EP, Lost in the Girl. Her first EP debuted a groundbreaking aesthetic with songs like “5am”. And she has continued this aesthetic with the release  of her newest single. In a…

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jennifer Rubell posing in portrait for the ‘Brad Jones’ series Not Alone Stephen Friedman Gallery  25-28 Old Burlington Street, London Private view: September 3rd, 2015, 6-8pm September 4th – October 2nd, 2015 The Stephen Friedman Gallery is putting together an ambitious exhibition by the talented artist, Jennifer Rubell. The exhibition, Not Alone, will be shown in two gallery spaces onSeptember 4th with a private viewing the day before. It will feature an assortment of interactive sculptures, food performance, films, and paintings. This ambitious series exhibition was…

    Anthony Perrotta
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Daniel Craig returns for his fourth performance as the world famous MI6 agent and all together ladies man, James Bond. After a cryptic message from the past sends James on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, the 00 agent ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, a global crime syndicate and terrorist organization. Meanwhile, Bond’s superiors are caught in a seemingly endless battle with political forces to keep the secret service alive. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), Spectre also stars Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Bastards, Django Unchained) as Franz…

    Anthony Perrotta
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down), The Martian stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, the film’s protagonist is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. However, Whitney survives the ordeal, only to wind up alone and stranded on the desolate planet. With only meager supplies, the Earthling must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to persevere and find a way to signal to his home planet that he is alive, all the while, knowing that news of his survival doesn’t guarantee a prospect of rescue. Casted by…

    26 Aug 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Undoubtedly, the sound that draws audiences to Ivy Levan is nothing short of bold and booming. From such a petite artist, the Arkansas-native revealed her powerful vocals with the release of her album, No Good on August 20th. When she was 16, Ivy Levan left Arkansas for Los Angeles in order to launch her singing career. In a new and exciting city, the country girl introduced the world to her soulful and smoky voice. In 2013, she debuted the EP entitled, Introducing a Dame, which featured a combination of R&B and pop tracks. And from there her career only seemed to progress. Her music…
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    From comics to games!

  • Playing with google deepdream

    Jaimie Walker
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:22 pm
    What is Google’s deepdream? To learn more about the specific’s of Google’s deep dream project, you can click the link. The TL:DR version is that it is an artificial neural network for computers. This AI, is trained using millions of photos to compose and recognize a picture. From my understanding, the … Check out the rest → The post Playing with google deepdream appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • My Experience with education and hopes for reform

    Jaimie Walker
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It has been quite a while since I last posted on my blog. I’ve been swamped with work, and now I got into the Flatiron school’s fellowship program. I went from being a Junior QA analyst, playing around with Unity and C# (C-Sharp) to now learning Ruby along with many … Check out the rest → The post My Experience with education and hopes for reform appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored

    Jaimie Walker
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored. This will be my last entry for my sketch a day challenge, seeing as I have reached my goal where I wanted to have at least enough skill to draw concept art for games so now I can start focusing on that. … Check out the rest → The post My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored appeared first on From comics to games!.
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    Made Mistakes

  • Unstoppable Hand

    Michael Rose
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Katelyn M. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Once again… depth of field tricks with a few quick swipes of the finger. Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Unstoppable Hand was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Bokeh Behind that Purple

    Michael Rose
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Neon L. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Once again… faking that bokeh with a few quick swipes of the finger. Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Bokeh Behind that Purple was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Unfinished Except Nose

    Michael Rose
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Myriam J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Lately I’ve been trying to strike a balance between unfinished and over-worked by selectively adding detail to a piece. One thing I’ve found working digitally these last couple of years is it can be a challenge to capture the same sketchy quality of a real pencil. In some cases you have to do more work to fake it, which is probably why you find so many digital works that look over worked and airbrushed. Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Unfinished Except…
  • Mastering Pencil by FiftyThree

    Michael Rose
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Not convinced you need FiftyThree’s Pencil stylus in your life? Or maybe you just want to level-up your skills? This guide covers both by revealing the kinds of Surface Pressure and Blend secrets that will turn you into a Pencil master. Pencil, a Year Later… Apart from the addition of Surface Pressure, little has changed since first pairing Pencil with Paper over a year ago. It still feels great to use, still has an insanely long battery life, still enables blending, and still lets you rest your wrists on the screen without messing up your drawing. Looking for more? Read my full Pencil by…
  • Broken Neck Lines

    Michael Rose
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Becca P.J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. There’s something about the look of white on dark that I really enjoy. Perhaps it’s the chalky like quality of Paper’s soft lead pencil tool that appeals to me? Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Broken Neck Lines was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
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    Airbrush compressor reviews

  • Get the Inside Scoop on the Top 10 Airbrushes

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    If you’re interested in buying an airbrush in order to do makeup or perform creative work (such as custom painting), you’ll find that an array of high-quality devices are available. To help you streamline the comparison-shopping process, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 airbrushes.   Once you’ve discovered these stellar designs, you’ll be one step closer to choosing the perfect airbrush. 1. Iwata-Medea Eclipse HP BCS Dual Action Bottle Feed Air Brush ECL 2000   Eclipse HP BCS This airbrush has a bottom-feed design and it features a 0.5 millimeter needle and nozzle…
  • Review: PointZero Airbrush Air Compressor Twin Piston w/Tank 1/3 HP

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
    PointZero Airbrush PointZero Airbrush are a family owned American company that create and distributes airbrushing tools. Their company motto is “Airbrush Supplies for All” and their aim is to bring the techniques and expertise of big industry into the home, giving a whole new meaning to DIY and transforming imagination into reality, whilst upholding the core values of a small business providing a personal and trustworthy service to their customers. Purpose of Model This twin-cylinder airbrush compressor is designed to accommodate all airbrushing needs, from war gaming figures and model…
  • Review: Discover the Iwata-Medea Studio Series Silver Jet Single Piston Air Compressor

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    If you’re in the market for a powerful, personal-use compressor which is utilized with an airbrush and also offers quiet performance, you’ll enjoy learning about the Silver Jet. This compressor was designed to offer impressive benefits and it comes with a built-in airbrush, as well a handle which makes it very portable. This unit is designed to please those who do arts and crafts projects which require airbrushing and it will also work well for those who want to do manicures or other beauty processes which require airbrushes. Who Is It For? Hobbyists who utilize airbrushes in order to…
  • Review: Master Airbrush Model TC-828

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    TCP Global Corp is a top rated company that provides quality auto body, airbrush systems and paint to suit your needs perfectly. Our Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is completely maintenance free and uses no oil. It also includes a Full 2-year warranty. Master Airbrush Model TC-828, High-Performance Twin Cylinder Piston Air Compressor with Tank The Master Airbrush Model TC-828 is a quality tool that can be used for a variety of purposes including; cake decorating, art projects and crafts, nail art, sunless tanning and automobile graphics. This is a professional model with high performance that…
  • The Badger Air-Brush Co. TC910 Aspire Pro Compressor

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Badger Air-Brush Co. has been committed to high levels of quality, value and customer service since their beginning over 45 years ago. Their goals include producing all of their components to a high standard of operation that exceeds customer expectations. On top of their commitments to high values and innovation in production, they seek to provide equally exceptional and innovative customer service and education. Badger Air-Brush Co. does not complacently rest on their past; they work to improve in all ways for themselves and their customers. Badger TC910 compressor TC910 Aspire Pro…
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    The Prints Regent

  • Looking for a change of pace

    Rachel Wright
    12 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    There have been a few changes at HQ recently.  Unfortunately last weekend I had to move out of my lovely shared house with my partner and another couple into a teeny tiny studio flat just for me (and boyf on the weekends).  I found it a much more difficult experience than i expected actually, I've never lived completely by myself before and seeing my new place completely empty really upset me.  Still, onwards and upwards I guess.  Once I've got a bit of furniture and all my possessions in there I'm sure it'll start to look a little more like home.  Particularly once I…
  • Summer time and the living is easy...

    Rachel Wright
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
     .... It's really not easy.  This has been an exciting but very intense few weeks at Prints Regent HQ! In the past 3 weeks and a half weeks I have helped to organise the final 3 events in the Student Union calendar - the Garden Party (with everything from a ghost train to enough strawberries and cream for over a thousand people), Student Union Awards and finally Grad Ball (which is held in a castle grounds btw - so that's pretty bad ass too).  Now I've got all the fun of Freshers to plan!Garden Party (C) Jack MathewsGrad Ball (C) Laura BaileyMore photos can be found on the FXU…
  • The Español Exploit

    Rachel Wright
    28 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Here is the thank you card I made forBfs mum, more can be seen about thathereWell the posting every month didn't go to well now did it?! Since starting my new job I've been so super busy I haven't really had much time for printing or for this blog at all.   One thing I have been doing though is catching up on some photos and prints I have been working on for a long time now.  Last September I was lucky enough to travel to Boyfriend's hometown, Madrid for a much needed break from serving ice-cream after a busy summer but more importantly to spend some quality time with Boyf (the long…
  • Let's get to know each other

    Rachel Wright
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Very text heavy post today as I've been nominated for the Leibster Award, big thanks to Amy at Work Play for the nomination! This is an award that is passed on from one blogger to the next as a way of discovering new blogs. Once you are nominated you simply answer the 11 questions given to you, choose bloggers to pass it on to and then create 11 new questions for them. The 11 questions Amy asked me were:  1. How did you come up with your blog name? The Prints Regent came from a combination of things really most importantly desperation.  It's actually a really boring story. I…
  • Somebody's all grown up!

    Rachel Wright
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Just a very quick post to kick off a New Year of blogging.  The 15th January marked one of my friends/housemates birthdays and as part of his present I made him a personalised birthday card. As he is the president of the university I wanted to make him a jokey card which referenced this.  It's surprisingly pretty hard to depict someone as president (unless you include a cliched sash) so I decided to go for king instead... I mean I guess he's sort of top dog (not that I'd ever tell him that).This design used skills I'd not stretched in a long time, for the joke to have full effect it…
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    One Drawing Daily

  • Cats, dogs, commissions and a baby

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    Hi everyone! Here’s the latest batch from me. I keep busy with drawing (almost) every day. I still have a ton of those “free sketch requests” – mostly cats and dogs, but I was quite happy to see a photo of a cute baby girl in the mix as well! She’s cuter in the photo than in my drawing though. The two last drawings are two attempts at a new commissioned drawing. I wasn’t really happy about the first one, so I tried making a new drawing from a different photo, and it turned out better. (I think) – but I’d like to hear your opinions. Speaking…
  • A quick sketch of a cat and a bunny in ballpoint pen and a commissioned cat portrait

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    This is my 609th and 610th drawing since the 9th September 2014 The first one is a really quick sketch requested by a facebook user. The other one is another commission – this time for the Twitter user ‏ginlover37 – It’s in A4 size and done in ballpoint pen and watercolor. Let me know what you think ! I’ve got about 2-3 weeks of commissions “booked” right now. It sounds like a lot, but I’m not working full time – the plan is to do about two “big” drawings per week. I do book a new one here and there, so the queue is more or less…
  • 5 dog drawings. Two of them commissions

    22 Aug 2015 | 4:49 pm
    The title says it all. The first and last drawings conclude the three drawings that a Twitter user commissioned me to do. In between are three – perhaps a little too quick – dog sketches. I have suddenly received a tsunami of drawing requests on Facebook! While I’m really happy that so many (all at once) have become interested in my drawings, I feel a little bad about not being able to draw them all. That’s just how it is. I hope everybody will stick around, though, and maybe if they try re-requesting at some point where it’s a little more calm, I can do theirs…
  • Drawing of a cat and a dog!

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
    Just checking in to post my 602’nd and 603’th drawing since 9th September 2014 – The one-year mark is getting nearer!
  • Three new drawing in three different mediums

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:44 pm
    These are my 599th-601th drawings since the 9th September 2014. One in ballpoint pen (that’s Gene Simmons with his dog.. Hoping he might want to tweet about my drawing ;)) One in pencil (been a little while) And one in india ink! (been a long time!) They’re mostly cats… Sooo..
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • How to generate good base colours

    Steve Bradley
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:41 am
    Teresa has asked a good question regarding the application of base colours so I thought it would make a good blog to explain the techniques I use. Teresa writes: “Can you tell me how you get such good coverage from your pencils especially the white? Mine are worn down in no time and I can’t seem to blend them as well as you.” I always use the 160gsm sand coloured pastel paper for my work and as you know this has a tooth running across or down the surface of the paper. If I am laying a base colour of 101 white for a sky/background this needs to be applied generously and does…
  • Help with Drawing a Parrot

    Steve Bradley
    22 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Gabriele has sent me her painting of a parrot and has asked for help – in particular separating the feathers with a darker colour. This can be done using a very sharp complimentary coloured pencil. Gabrielle also mentions the ‘halo’ of dark colour around the bird this would have to be smoothed out at it does distract the eye. I also feel that the contrast between bird and background and branch is too severe. I suspect that an overall base colour of white pastel was used for the parrot as all the stronger colours seem to have been weakened. Notice the parrots feet are the same tone…
  • How to Draw a Swimming Pool using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:33 am
    Bob has sent me a photo of a swimming pool and would like to know what the colours of the pastel pencils he should use. Assuming the Bob is using the Sand Ingres pastel paper we recommend then the first colour should be 101 white generously applied and rubbed well into the pastel paper with your finger or colour shaper. I would then apply 230 light cool grey then 140 on top of this rub both colours into the white base. Other colours such as 151 and 156 can be introduced as desired using the colour shaper this time so that the colours can be separately introduced where needed. White and the…
  • How To Improve Your Castle Paintings

    Steve Bradley
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:51 am
    Gwyneth has sent me her painting of Scotney castle and has asked for my advice as to how this could be improved. The main problem I see here is the lack of contrast between the Castle and the trees in the background. The black arrows show where the trees could be strengthened to allow this contrast and at the same time removing the lines that exists there at present. The red arrow indicates that the tower and the trees are similar tones therefore neither is made obvious, see how the tower in the original picture on the right above clearly stands away from the background trees. Tree techniques…
  • How To Improve Water In An Animal Painting

    Steve Bradley
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    Gabrielle has sent me her lovely painting and has asked for help, Gabrielle writes: “….as you see I painted this lovely little platypus and used your swan picture of the water as background. Do you think the water in the back should be more out of focus? Something is not right here and I hope you can see what I mean.” The problem is that the water is too light compared with the animal and needs to be darkened. I would not put this out of focus though just make overall water stronger. At the moment the contrast is too great between the tone of the water and the animal. If you…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • The Weekender

    Landry Harlan
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:49 am
    The Best of What's Coming to Netflix in September Image Source 1. Pitch Perfect 2Summary (Amazon): Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and the Barden Bellas are back to compete in the World Championships of A Cappella after a scandal threatens their legacy. 2. The Avengers: Age of UltronSummary (Metacritic): When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the…
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

    Landry Harlan
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    reviewed by Allie Arend I first discovered Roxane Gay on Twitter. Someone at some point on my timeline retweeted her. And while I couldn’t tell you now what the tweet was, I do remember that it was funny but poignant, the type of thing to make you shake your head and say, “That is too real.” I followed her immediately. As soon as she tweeted about her book, Bad Feminist, I knew I had to get my hands on it.The forty-two essays in Bad Feminist cover a huge swath of topics, all of them related in some way to feminism, race, and what “being a woman” means when you’re not in a romantic…
  • Seattlandia

    Landry Harlan
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am
    by Michael Grogan For years, many close friends of mine have raved about the Pacific Northwest.  Between hearing countless references to Washington and binge watching Portlandia, I figured I already had that PNW lifestyle figured out.  However, being well educated about a place and experiencing it firsthand is two very different things. So, in an effort to fix that disconnect, I took a long overdue weeklong trip to the Seattle area and found a true slice of Hipster paradise.First, you should know it does not rain every day in Seattle.  I was told locals like to perpetuate that…
  • Playlist: Sleep Edition

    Landry Harlan
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:04 am
    curated by Landry Harlan, Michael Grogan, Lauren Bull, Casey Friend, Robbie Bennett, Bea Baker, Michael Paraskevas, Sam Graves, Eamon Shoghi, Jake Dodson, Allie Arend Image Source
  • The Weekender

    Landry Harlan
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:23 am
    5 of the Best Thoroughfare Playlists Image Source 1. Road Tripcurated by Allie Arend, Kevin Hiles, Austin Meyer, Malia Castillo, Christina Sagan, Charlie Spears, Colin Lehman, Landry Harlan, Jake Dodson, Katelyn McCarthy, Maxwell Burgess, Robbie Bennett, Michael Grogan, Bea Baker, Sam Graves, Hayley Higgs, Sam Meeks, Bethany Trueblood2. Songs That Give Us Chillscurated by Will Sharp, Bethany Trueblood, Katelyn McCarthy, Charlie Spears, Christina Sagan, Lauren Spears, Michael Paraskevas, Matt Magerkurth, Allie Arend, Landry Harlan, Jake Dodson, Michael Grogan, Bea Baker, Rachel…
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    Marco Builtz

  • T shirt designed by Marco Builtz

    17 Aug 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Original t shirt designed by me, this is a limited edition, not for sale elsewhere.Better snap one up quickly, they will be sold out quickly.Available till 24 august.Go here
  • T shirt designed By Marco Builtz

    5 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    This campaign finishes the 13th of august, so you better snap one up quickly (Sorry, not for sale anymore)I designed this T shirt. I hope I will sell some, because with the profit I am hoping to buy materials to finish my paintings. If you don't like the shirt you are free to make a donation haha. Anything is is the Link:
  • Wooden Dog Bed , part 2

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Hand made wooden dog beds. The dog beds shown are made from MDF, primed and painted white. The dimensions are 45x45 cm, these beds are for small dogs.The price is 30,- euros each.Contact me if you want a custom dog bed. The beds can be made in any shape or color desired.           I also make medium and xl dog beds. dogbed 1dogbed bone 1dog bed bone 2dogbed bone 3dogbed pistoldogbed heart reddogbed heart whitedogbed bone with nightstandsdogbed with 4 posts ( without the dog)dogbed made from solid pine, finished with high gloss paint.Click here for Wooden Dog Bed,…
  • wooden dog bed, part 1

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    This week I decided to make a dog bed. Because I couldn't find what I wanted for my dog I decided to make my own.The bed has been made from 18mm multiplex (plywood).I cut the wood to the desired shape and glued and screwed the lot together.The wood has been painted with 2 coats of primer, sanded down and then sprayed with pink paint. The result.My dog bed.Another dog bed in the making. my dog "Lola" enjoying her bed.I'm making more dog beds, these are made from MDF.Click here to go to wooden dog bed ,part 2
  • Showing IKEA print to Art experts

    Marco Builtz
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
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    The blog for the creative and artistic bunch

  • Influxx Lookbook : The Perfect Work Bag

    29 Aug 2015 | 12:56 am
    When it comes to work bag, function is all that matters. But it doesn't necessary mean you have to leave your work bag at home during the weekend. The perfect work bag, in our opinion, is the type of bag that strikes a perfect balance between work and leisure. It should easilly fit a laptop, and can either be carried on your shoulder or include an optional shoulder strap. Take a look at Influxx large leather tote from the Urban Nomad collection. The Instagram filter makes the pictures look grainy. Feel free to click on the links below to view the photos with clarity. UN1 Large Leather Tote…
  • London Bridge Transformed Into Stunning Rainbow-bricked Pathway

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    On June 22nd, the London Bridge was transformed into stunning rainbow-bricked pathway that aimed to cheer people up on a "gloomy Monday morning." The rainbow footpath was created by Spark Your City, a new movement that's dedicated to transforming ordinary city routines and landmarks into "extraordinary living playgrounds." They are setting out on an exciting journey linking 50 cities by a global chain of 1,000 events. They invite creative and talented women across the world to transform ordinary city routines and landmarks into extraordinary living playgrounds. ‘Love Mondays’ transformed…
  • Echelman's Aerial Fishnet Sculpture Suspended Over the Greenway

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, As If It Were Already Here, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. Her impressive city-scale fishnet sculpture is suspended over Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, a 1.5 mile, 17 acre stretch of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston, located above the I-93 tunnel system. The sculpture is an illuminated beacon at night, formed from over 100 miles of rope tied into more than 500,000 knots and is almost an half an acre in size while floating 50 to 365 feet over the park below. It is…
  • Bright Light, Vivid Sydney

    13 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    At last, we made it to this year's Vivid Sydney. After drooling over those stunning photos of the exhibition for years, it's great to experience all the immersive light installations first hand. As a first-time visitor, this festival helps you get acquainted with the capital city of NSW in the most spectacular way possible. It’s fun to walk through the CBD at night and enjoy the illuminating artworks. Here are some photos we captured at Vivid Sydney 2015. Influxx Leather(@shopinfluxx)張貼的相片 於 2015 年 5月 月 29 5:45上午 PDT 張貼 photo above: Affinity by amigo & amigo +…
  • Intricate Miniature Paper Art by Cybèle Young

    12 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    There is something about Cybèle Young's miniature sculptures that makes it impossible to look away once you lay eyes on it. It is utterly fascinating to see the everyday mundane moments transformed into intricate tiny paper sculptures through Cybèle Young's unique interpretation. A Toronto-based artist, Cybèle Young creates enchanting miniature world from fine Japanese paper. Engaging with abstract and familiar motifs, she juxtaposes sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them. Her intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day…
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    Tina Mammoser Paintings

  • New "easel"

    Tina Mammoser
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    Last week I got the bargain of the year with a new easel! Well, not quite an easel. You see, easels are just a work space. Different artists need different things. I've not really been an easel artist for a long time - they usually aren't sturdy enough for my hard brushing. So for years I've just had nails in the walls and put canvases directly on the walls. Of course, this creates a LOT of holes in the walls when you consider different sized canvases.Add to that my shoulder tendonitis and the need to sometimes work quite low, to keep my arm below shoulder height. That means another level of…
  • Derwent Graphitone and why I use it

    Tina Mammoser
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:24 am
    Some of my favourite pencils are the Derwent Graphitone water-soluble pencils. I mainly use the number 8 darkness and use it in almost all my drawings whether they are on plywood or limestone paper.Why?An atmospheric wash behind the very linear structure - detail from Memories of AlumWith the rigidity of the structures I'm drawing the watercolour like graphitones give a sense of organic structure. Something soft to constrast with the groups of lines and tight textures.Creating a dark edge with Graphitone - detail from Stone ArchIt can also be used quite simply to create a dark black area or…
  • Preparing Light

    Tina Mammoser
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In August I will be including my work in a show called "Light" for Grejczik Gallery - and I wanted to create some new pieces in the series that were specifically related to stars and star colour.The Light series (click to view them all!) is already all about light (of course) but has evolved slowly from colours of sea and cliff, to sky, to stars. And the latter is the direction I'd like the series to go now. The ideas are of course starting with the obvious yellow, white, red and blue stars - but then the spectrums are getting a bit creative from there. Can I create the pink/red of a star but…
  • 3 shows in Scarborough

    Tina Mammoser
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Next week you can see a bit of my work in THREE places in Scarborough.Fisherman's Pier, Acrylic on canvas 40cm x 50cmFishermans' Pier is in a great little show of local artists at the Scarborough Art Gallery, our local art museum.COASTAL EXPLORATIONSorganised by the Scarborough Arts Forum group on FacebookScarborough Art GalleryThe CrescentExhibition on until 16 AugustOpen Tues-Sun 10-5Colour 7, part of the Colours of Yorkshire postcard seriesSeveral of my postcard-sized paintings have been selected for the anonymous exhibition at Woodend Gallery - with unlabelled postcards all for £20 from…
  • Ch ch ch changes - changes in the rock

    Tina Mammoser
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    After my outings with the Rotunda geology group I went back to Saltwick Bay last Thursday to meet with a photographer for a magazine photo. Two visits to my favourite spot in one week! One of the things our fearless leader, Liam Herringshaw, pointed out was the assumption by a lot of people that because of the fine structure of the shale - the mudstone - it's quite consistent throughout and was laid down continuously without a lot of changes (or "events"). In fact there are event horizons that can be seem on a very fine scale if you look at some pieces or areas of the mudstone with a…
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  • Oil painting colors to start with – Beginner’s Guide

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    This post Oil painting colors to start with – Beginner’s Guide is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog So.. are just starting out with oil painting? Well done! Before you get to go to the craft store and buy all the oil painting colors that your eyes can possibly see on the shelf, let me tell you something: your’re not going to use that a 1/4 of that! As I listed in […] This post Oil painting colors to start with – Beginner’s Guide appeared first on…
  • 7 Common Oil Painting Mistakes Beginners Do [checklist]

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    This post 7 Common Oil Painting Mistakes Beginners Do [checklist] is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog A lot of oil painting courses or video lessons tells people that want to learn this technique of painting the things that they should do in order to proceed in the right way. I think it’s a great, great help that beginners get to know also the things they should never do when learning oil […] This post 7 Common Oil Painting Mistakes Beginners Do [checklist] appeared first on and…
  • 23 Arts and Crafts for Kids [Best Ideas & Activities 2015]

    10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This post 23 Arts and Crafts for Kids [Best Ideas & Activities 2015] is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog It’s summer and school’s over, your little munchkins are happy and full of energies. No better time than this for outdoor activities! But… ..what happens when the bike ride has soon finish, or it starts raining?? Expectations go down and chances of having a crybaby in the house go skyrocket! If you are wondering: “What […] This post 23 Arts and Crafts…
  • Painting Over a Used Canvas [Step by Step Tutorial]

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This post Painting Over a Used Canvas [Step by Step Tutorial] is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog Painting over a used canvas can sometimes be more easy than you though. Many of you might be thinking: why would you wanna do that? Well let’s take a step backwards and find out. You had prepared everything in details. Painting supplies, subject to paint and you were full of commitment and will; Taking advantage […] This post Painting Over a Used Canvas [Step by Step Tutorial]…
  • 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    This post 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners is protected by copyright and appeared first on YouPaint whos owner is the original and only author of the post. YouPaint - Creative Art Blog 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for beginners Like any other art medium, watercolor paints are a bit tricky to use if you have little experience and just start out with painting. Mastering watercolor painting technique is not something you achieve overnight. Are you a beginner?   If you think that amazing watercolors are just for […] This post 10 Easy watercolor painting ideas for…
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    Visual Indulgence + World's Best Art Projects - Idiot Diary

  • Amazing Lunch-time Miniatures by A Creative Art Director- Silvio Medeiros

    Darshan Paladiya
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Currently a head of director at Ogilvy São Paulo, Silvio Medeiros is a multi-awarded art director who started his career in the year 2000 in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, at Bronx Propaganda. In 2004, after his first experience at Loducca, he became regionally the most awarded art director and got to work in São Paulo advertising industry.  Working since 2000 in advertising and art direction, Silvio has won almost a dozen awards for his brilliant art direction and has helped the fifth biggest Brazilian agency to grow 200% in less than 2 years. Among many of his creative works, a unique…
  • Handmade Felt Sculptures by Hine Mizushima: A Brilliant Mix of Imagination & Cuteness

    Darshan Paladiya
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    Currently based at Canada, Hine Mizushima is an inspiring needle felt sculpturer who creates tiny, whimsical & cute sculptures inspired from biology, anatomy & animals. In initial days of her career, Hine used to create illustrations often using cut-out colored paper. Her course of art changed when she made a stop-motion video of her favorite band They Might Be Giants and sent it to them. To her surprise, the band found it very appealing and asked her to create their next video which was for the song “With The Dark”. After the success of video, the band invited her to make…
  • Havaianas Ad Campaign is One of the Most Well-designed Ad Campaign I’ve Ever Seen

    Darshan Paladiya
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    It’s a challenge to make a graphic-based campaign stunning compared to real-life campaigns where real people and real places are subjected to camera and digital editing. The whole influence of campaign would depend on the central concept and how that concept is actualized by the digital artists and art directors. One such perfect example of graphic-based ad campaign is of a popular flip-flop brand Havaians whose footwear promotions are designed by the digital artists of Gelmi art studio based at Brazil. The concept and the execution of their digital art is so vivid and presentable that…
  • Delicate Hand-made Paper Sculptures by Cheong-ah Hwang

    Darshan Paladiya
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang is known for intricate & delicate hand-made paper sculptures that convert plain papers into a multi-layered piece of beauty. With imaginative orchestration of well-cut paper pieces, Hwang gives the art work realistic depth and delicacy. Apart from the famous bird sculptures, Hwang also creates story illustrations, plants, architecture, objects, food & figurative work with the paper art. Have a look at those works I am sure you will enjoy them. So how much did you like it? Enjoyed the paper art of Cheong-ah Hwang? You can find out many more of his works…
  • A Couple Creates Beautiful Wall Art installations By Painstaking Disposition of Stones

    Darshan Paladiya
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl are an artist couple popular for re-inventing the beauty of the most pure elements of nature i.e. rocks. By mixing the cement with hand and placing each stone carefully, they create beautiful mosaics of pebbles and irregularly shaped rocks that fit quite geometrically in the golden ratio. Andreas and Naomi believe that their inspiration flows directly from nature and the pure simple forms and rhythms that are inherent within the creative forces of the Earth. Their medium is stone which is both timeless and sustaining. All of the most dated sites around…
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  • Peter Bellerby: One of The Last Globemakers in The World

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:19 am
      Ever wondered what is the most romantic profession in the world? Well, I have and though there are many great competitors such as: wedding planers, bluesmen and that clay shaping thing like... Read more
  • The Wooden Boombox:The Return Of The Most Awesome Music Player

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:26 am
      Are you a fan of the old school ridiculously big boomboxes that people used to carry on their shoulders like it was no big deal at all? Of course you are, I mean who isn’t? Well this then is going... Read more
  • 25 Incredible Designs For The Garden You Always Wanted

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    If you just woke up and took a look at the garden and thought to yourself - “how did this happen?”, then this is the right post for you. If you feel the need to change something in your garden or you... Read more
  • 20 Extraordinary Photographs That Show Us The Beauty of Symmetry

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
      Symmetry is beautiful. Plain and simple. The balance in it is on one hand is so simple and so peaceful and on the other brings such grandeur and majesty. And really, anyway, who doesn’t like... Read more
  • 6 Must-watch Spanish TV Series

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    Do you want to develop good Spanish skills? Here is an interesting fact: you can learn Spanish the easy way, with no need to enroll in a language course. You will simply sit on the couch in the comfort... Read more
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