I am always amused by artist statements that say absolutely nothing and manage to be pretentious at the same time. It is good to know there are others who share my thoughts on this subject: How the Art World's Lingo of Exclusivity Took Root, Branched Out, And Then Rotted From Within
That article references this one, which is also quite entertaining…Continue
As you all know, I love Art & Soul. However, in the past few years it has become scrafter haven. While there are some really great instructors/classes, they appear to be endangered. Sooooo, I think LMM should take over Art & Soul. Not really, but I think we have such a rich source of potential instructors that you should all submit applications to teach in April. Of course, you would have to move fast since Glenny is probably already in the process of lining up her workshops. …Continue
I have reached a point in my life where I prefer to pay other people to do most tasks for me. I have also reached a point in my art where I believe I require an Artist Statement. In an effort to meld these two realizations, I have turned to the following site to assist me Arty Bollocks Generator. Amazingly, I won't have to pay for this service.
When I worked at non-profit associations, the continuing education departments always championed the idea of life-long learning. As a nod to them, this morning I have learned three things before my first cup of coffee.
1. The pool is amazingly refreshing first thing in the morning.
2. Thin white cotton pajamas, while excellent at keeping one cool on hot summer nights, offer little in the way of protection from neighbors’ prying eyes when one falls into the pool first thing in…Continue
So every year I go to this retreat and they always have swaps of little things that people have made or packets of stuff to use in art. I'm always too busy to participate, but this year I'm making these little books. Started with dollar store board books 3"x4", sanded them down and then covered them inside and out with citrasolv paper. Then I made little book thongs to go in them out of hemp cord, beads, and charms. What do you think?…Continue