January 2015 Blog Posts (252)

From Giannis Stamenitis - Greece- Thanks Giannis, chronia polla!!!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 1, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Faux NBS Kit put to use by the notorious David Stafford U.S.

Awhile ago, I sent David a kit to make a Fake Nancy Bell Scott. She has sent me her luscious art scraps and ephemera for years now and is has always been inspiring. I sent some to David to see what he would make. This is what he sent me. You never know what will spring forth from David's mind so I was quite confused when I saw this album cover. I worried how I was going to find a record player for this vintage vinyl? afterall my kids had never seen one until they had a display of them in…

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Added by DKULT on January 1, 2015 at 5:26pm — 4 Comments

First blog of the New Year: from Heleen de Vaan

Lovely envelope and "Sinderklaas" stamps! They smell wonderful!

And the other side of the envelope has "Santa TIME"!

It is a clever handmade envelope from recycled magazine page, see inner part:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

first outgoing piece of mail-art

here is the backside.....

Added by Ruud Janssen on January 1, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

March 2014

I took some time away from drawing this month to work on “The Butterfly Collector” for the Penny Dreadful project. I used the concept of negative space and structured the composition around silhouettes and shadows. The aim was to create an eerie atmosphere and…

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Added by Jane Noakes on January 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

washing or art on new years day?

Happy New year everyone! I have woken to a beautiful,breezy,sunny day after days of drizzle,thunderstorms and wet washing. But wait: does this mean I must hang the washing....Not likely. What it means is that any painting I do will dry quickly - and painting is obviously much more appropriate for new years day. Plus I had an early night while my family were revelling, so I've got peace and quiet while they slumber blissfully. I hope luck smiles on your new years day too - and into the future…

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Added by Petrolpetal on January 1, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

From Gina Ulgen - UK. A "big" mailart card!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 1, 2015 at 2:44am — 1 Comment

From Franis Angel - Usa. Just special!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 1, 2015 at 2:29am — 1 Comment

From Antonia Mayol Castello-Spain. Stars stars stars-happy new year!

Added by Michalis Kotsaris on January 1, 2015 at 1:40am — No Comments

February 2014

The challenge this month was to further develop my tonal modelling through a number of representional still life compositions. I needed to overcome the tyranny of line by avoiding line drawing altogether. Through this process, I discovered that the lost and found lines in a drawing become immediately more apparent, enabling me to create line through the use of tone alone. To achieve lost lines I am using an eraser and leaving the canvas white or lightly shaded. I am also beginning to assess…

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Added by Jane Noakes on January 1, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

January 2014

Looking back at the first month of regular drawing practice, I can see where my use of  tonal variation has improved. The perspective in ‘Swains Lane, Boxing Day’ is good, but although I have included tonal variations, they are not very subtle and I have struggled with them, due to an unresponsive pencil. I have been using a 2B pencil, which does not have sufficient…

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Added by Jane Noakes on January 1, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

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