so i have been thinking an awful lot about Creative expression and how it affects others lately.
and whether we like it or not, it does.
now, some Artists may Create, whatever their medium, for the Soul purpose OF affecting others, but i would like to think that most, like my Self, Create because on some deeper level this is how we "say" all of those things we normally can't, this is how we share all of those emotions there are no words for, this is how we…
NEVER ever use a hot glue gun around something you LIKE! Then again...If I hadn't ,I wouldn't have come up with this idea!
Make sure you have more than just the "strangely named what you think are basic colored paints on hand" because they are NOT colors as they seem,they are EVIL!...because chances are,you have NO clue what mixes good to get the ideal colors you have in YOUR mind! Hint...get a color mixing chart and some…Continue
I recently had my first solo show. It was fun to say the least.. day 1 was a bit quiet, but day 2 took me by surprise. I was on my feet for nearly 8 hours continously talking and giving tours and selling. By the end of the day, I was croaking like a frog and every bone in my body was aching! :)
I had kept a diary just for this and made notes, reminders and long lists of To-DOs for nearly 6 months. Little things like the table cloth, flowers, hand made but professional looking price…Continue
Got you all to peek and wonder...what the hell??? This morning I opened my makeup/hair tie drawer in a desperate attempt to find a pantie liner as with having 8 people who have lived here,just about anything got dropped in there.
During my did I found a marble...hmmm,I thought,so I put it in my pocket.Then I found a few buttons,dug some more forgetting about the pantie liner,a pair of barbie shoes,another marble,an angel pendant,a pair of cameos,a broken pair of blue marbled…Continue
This was the first canvas I attempted when the art room reopened. I love the concept of windows and thinking about the unique distinctions between what individual observers see when they look out. When we lived in the hotel, I became aware of the impact the view from…Continue
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SITUATION: You and a fellow artist make a deal to swap a piece of their original artwork for a piece of your original artwork. Each of you choose the piece you want. You give the artist the original piece of work they chose and in turn, they give you a "photocopy" of their work.
QUESTION: How would this make you feel?
So I decided to take a two day workshop with Tony Tozer on large contemporary painting. I got myself two very large canvasses and headed off for the day with my arty mate Margie. It was at a great arts centre where they run heaps of workshops. No air con though and the temperature reached 38C that day. I was a tad sticky I can tell you.
So the idea is to free up your work and create some abstract paintings. Tony told us that we would need to tear some newspaper into pieces and lay…Continue
Where ever you are in the world, if your an aussie then 26th January is the day we celebrate the beginning of our wonderful country.This year our australian of the year is Simon Mckeon. Hope you are having a great australia day where ever you are.
Simon McKeon is a prominent investment banker and world record breaking…
I went to see Richant's art show today -- it was less than a half hour drive from my house on Capitol Hill in DC. It's in a really beautiful community center and the space is LOVELY. AND she has sold a bunch o' paintings already! LOVE THEM. Of course, you've seen them in her various blogs....
Richant wasn't anywhere like how she is in her videos -- NO that's WRONG she's EXACTLY like her videos (haha what a surprise). Dressed from head to toe in PURPLE and just a joy to be with. We…Continue
i have earned my Self another conviction in the last 36 hours:
some of Life's toughest Choices inevitably end up being the Healthiest.
this is hard for me to write about...me, who words generally come so easily through, but not This.
no, not This.
i will Try......
we have this muscle that beats inside of us, tirelessly.
at least 92,160 times a day.
pretty amazing actually, if you really Stop to think about it.
Wont be around much until the middle of Feb... put my back out a couple of weeks ago and blew most of the month's download limit in the few days I was bed bound. LOL 21gig on Bob Ross alone... happy little trees and dozing on and off through the muscle relaxants and pain meds. Shame the only evergreen trees around here are in woodlots and our snowcaps don't look anything like North American mountains. Oh well, he helped me sleep through the worst pain.
So anyway, now I'm shaped…Continue
I do a monthly art swap with my friend Veronica. We met on line and have been friends for two years. Each month or so we take turns choosing a theme for our swap and this month the theme is "small canvas utilizing texture". I decided to combine the canvas challenge with journaling as an…Continue
As I continue to enjoy my part-time art classes, the steady decline of my usual staple of marketing, business or popular non-fiction books is noticeable. Our little library has somehow stopped getting filled up and the wife has noticed. But in the corner of my teeny tiny…Continue
I thought some of you would be interested in seeing these incredible drawings I found online today. Just awesome work.