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May 10, 2012
We went to Artomatic to hang what's there, and i managed to fill most of two walls with paintings. In one of my walls there is a huge honking metal door, which is locked. I glued foam to the frame and was starting to figure out a cool backlit encaustic installation, but when we got to the room the foam strips…Continue
an interesting video from tate. curator ann gallagher does a walkthrough with damien hirst himself on the exhibition rooms. i have often thought that he is a good study for artist who wants to punch through the crowd and clutter. does he make great art? there are some gems (imho) but i'm fascinated more by the persona.
I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't been visiting this site as often as I should, as there are soooo many wonderful, talented artists here. I've been in a rut lately and haven't done much creating and then I remembered Loving Mixed Media. I'm starting to feel the tickle of creative energy in my fingers. Thank you Gary and everyone else for the continued inspiration.
Leading a class on found objects and printmaking at a materials re-cycle center in our area this month. Business people donate lots of their "extras" and this center arranges them and sells them at very low prices to teachers and parents, mostly. We have a group of early childhood educators that meet 5 or 6 times of year to explore materials and methods together with the idea of offering new and more complex experiences to young children.
i'm about to tick one item of my to do list for this year. to sell my works commercially. yay! so far i've 'sold' my works by donating pieces for our annual charity events. and most often, given out to friends who i think will accept (or is the word tolerate? ;) my hobby. but i'm growing confident (thanks in part to LMM) that this, this passion of mine, can be something that i would love do more in the future. maybe pay the bills too. anyways... back to group show story.
For about a year now I've had a few of my assemblages in a couple of galleries in my area: Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. Eventually, I'd like to try and find a gallery or two in one or more of the "urban" areas in states bordering Iowa: Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Chicago for example.
My issue is: what's the best way for artists to find galleries that sell similar work? One simple answer is to drive to each of these cities and visit the hundreds of available galleries. This,…Continue
can house paint (interior or exterior) be used on canvas?? i have several cans of left over house paint i'd like to use up.
I'm very excited to say that I'm finally in the process of building a proper website, with all the cool stuff that artists put on their websites. Below is the temporary URL. When it goes live the address will be, www.nikkostudiospace.comContinue
This is my current favorite quote..
so I have decided to take a leap of faith and audition for "The Voice" next week. Wish me luck.
Being part of this "art family" has motivate me to take some risks..try new things for the fun and for the joy of it.
wish me luck..
What are you doing or brewing that would thrill you?
Another favorite quote.."what would you do - if you knew you could not fail?"..
Today I was determined to start a painting in COLOUR, and use a canvas i have had lying around for AGES. So I took as my inspiration a video made by Mitsi, I loved the colours in the picture she was painting and the image of her face overlaid on the painting was irresistable. I was using a lot of ink and turned…Continue
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Lately, I have been using soft pastel instead of charcoal or graphite for drawing. Every nude model drawing I create has to be on stained coffee Stonehenge and coloured soft pastel. What I find strange is that I never truly liked drawing. I am more of a painting kind of person...but there's something about chalk pastel. I've been looking into Edgar Degas for clues, but found nothing. I just don't get it! Give me a pencil and I'll never get the drawing done. Throw some soft pastel, however,…Continue
I have a question: When I first joined this site, I would receive lots of emails reflecting the conversations going on between the wonderful artists community of LMM. However, in past months, I have seen nothing. Have I hit some random button to block things, or are there no conversations going on anymore? Please advise, I loved watching the discourse and being made aware of what others are up to. Thanks! Patti :)
I was inspired by David Hockney's use of the ipad to make drawings....
ipad 21 - after Rothko 5
Ipad 20 - after Rothko 4…Continue
Check out this clip I stumbled across of Albert Oehlen at a Paris exhibition. The first half of the video is in French with English subtitles and the second half is Oehlen speaking about the work. Seems like he has a good attitude toward creating his work and that he enjoys the process.
Just thought I'd post this in cast there were any brave UK artist out there wanting to take the plunge. The BBC2 Program Show me the Monet are taking applicants again for the next serise of the show.
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So today I opened up this drawing tool: …Continue
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Hey Gals and Guys,
Just wanted to write a quick little blog to say HI and that I know I have been missing in action for quite some time, but most of you know that I am busy packing and sorting the last 7 years of my life into boxes, ready for my return to OZ.
Packing up the studio has been a…Continue