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…


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:…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

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