Thursday, 6 September 2012

Useful painting tools?

These painting tools look useful, I'd like to try them:

Lisa Schmitz, the owner of Whispers From the Moon, shows us how to use Catalyst Blades and Wedges with heavy body acrylic paints and mediums. As an artist and clinical therapist, Lisa draws upon a variety of body-centered modalities, indigenous ceremony and creative expression. Lisa loves using heavy body paints and mediums to cover large areas of canvas, then working back in with color & texture detail. Located in the Historic Oak Park Art District, Whispers From the Moon is a haven for creative expression and personal awareness.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Another kind of visual art

It's visual art...just not the usual variety you see here!

It's July Nail Art Ideas - by Orlando makeup artist, Amber Norell. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Carved books, by Brian Dettmer

"Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.
Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms."

 See Brian Dettmer's work here.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

"Mind blowing painting skills"

(Check out this stop-motion video featuring Thijme Termaat, a Dutch artist.)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Illustrators: Creative Nonfiction?

This is from my inbox, I hope it's legit:

The quarterly magazine Creative Nonfiction is seeking an Australia-based
artist to illustrate our upcoming fall 2012 issue, Creative Nonfiction
#46, and we hope you’ll encourage your blog readers, or anyone else who
might be interested, to apply.

We’ll consider various types of media — line drawings, collage,
watercolors, etc. — and welcome all styles of interpretation well suited
to a print format. The chosen artist will work closely with our editorial
and design staff to create 8 to 10 original designs that will be featured
on the cover and interior of the magazine.

Creative Nonfiction has an international circulation of 7,000, so this is
a great opportunity for an Australian artist (student or professional) to
have their work seen by a large audience. The chosen artist will also be
profiled for at least three months on CNF’s website, which attracts nearly
13,000 visitors per month, and this issue will be launched at the 2012
Melbourne Writers Festival.

Interested artists should upload a resume and three low-resolution jpeg
samples of their best work no later than 11:59 PM (GMT) on March 16, 2012.
A link to an electronic portfolio is also preferred.

To apply or see more details, go here:

Thanks for your time.


Jasmine Turner
Editorial Assistant
Creative Nonfiction
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232