WAIT!!! Before you start… Drawing

Drawing is the basis for all painting… It is almost always necessary to make some form of pencil drawing on the paper before beginning to paint. Without this, you will have no idea where to place the first wash or which areas to reserve as paler ones… Your drawing doesn’t have to be of the highest quality. What really…

Originally posted on Monster Yarns:
The Scarf. Probably the first item that many learning or returning knitters make. One that hardly ever demands a pattern. Much maligned by little boys. In the right shape much admired by fashion pundits as it makes, or breaks an outfit. It has a million disguises – á la Dr…

Originally posted on Anna Aksyonova:
I simply can`t get tired of  seeing great papier mache samples. Amazing quality. and even that:

Originally posted on Mingoocraft:
I saw some lovely earrings/studs on Etsy the other night, so cute and fun! The idea is brilliant and it is so easy to make. All you need is a couple of studs and a pencil in a color of your choice. I stole the white one from my daughter, sawed…

Originally posted on Atelier Ilyere:
Kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) a paper model formed by sewing or gluing units together. Some origami artists dislike the use  of papercutting and gluing, but I like them since they make lovely decorations. For ‘true’ modular origami, the artist Tomoko Fuse comes to mind. Kusudama balls (as they are commonly…

Composing and Selecting

The making of a composition, just like the other elements of a picture , is not a mechanical but visual process. Whether painting indoors or outdoors, landscape, a group of buildings, a portrait or a single flower… As an artist you need to have a clear idea of what the main elements are and of…

Art hanging off a shoe

One thing I loathe… SHOELACES!! I can never tie them to stay… as a result I find myself always tying a double knot (which takes ages to undo…) I think Federico Uribe and I share a similar point of view… might as well take them off and put them to good ‘art’. It just goes…

Screws, screwdriver, oil paint, and a phonebook!

Now if I were to give you four items: Quantity of each… completely up to you… 1. Screws, 2. Oil paint 3. A phone-book 4. Electric screw-driver What would YOU do with them? (Look at me quizzically…) Andrew Myers can answer that question for you and answer it well he sure can!! “…Fascinated by the power of shadows to create the appearance of form. At…

The Art of making Colour!!!

The colour wheel!! This timeless model is one of the basics to know when dealing with colour (it can saving you money…) The red, yellow blue model it is commonly called. The three colours are known as “Primary colours“. Colours that are produced by mixing two primary colours are called ‘Secondary colours‘, Try this out!!…

SMILE!! It’s FRIDAY!!!

After a long week!! It’s come!! Hello all!! Hope you’ve had a greaT  week!! The stresses and toils of the week (for most of us) have been put on hold… well for a few days at least… feet up!! Hope you all have a greet weekend!! Embrace life, embrace art, embrace creativity.

VIDEO: Where do you get your inspiration from?!!

From taking long strolls, listening to music, browsing through youtube, smelling flowers, eating, playing mindless games  to pushing trolleys around the supermarket waiting for the moment, trying to capture a whiff of inspiration to turn it into something jaw dropping, what ever you do and however you do it… Remember to breathe don’t force it let it flow……