Tuesday, 30 October 2012
If you haven't come across them yet you ought to check out Sue Brown'sbeautiful enamels/prints - as books; Amanda Colville's intricate lino prints at Mangle Print; Aine Scannell's tradigital/mixed print media pieces are very interesting and she also surveys other tradigital prints too.
Katherine Tyrrell has a number of great blogs - in particular I like the one entitled, 'Making a Mark'. She is a writer and artist who, 'writes about art for artists and art lovers.
Read about: art, drawing, painting, art news, artists and painters, exhibitions, art competitions, art blogs, the art business, art economy, marketing art, art history; art techniques and tips & making a mark with pastels, coloured pencils and pen & ink.'
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Joan Hausrath just pointed me in the direction of some great mixed media prints by Shelley Thorstensen. I'd love to actually see them at some point, but meanwhile they do look good on the net. I particularly like 'Je ne sais Quoi'. Worth a look for sure st www.printmakersopenforum.org/shelley_thorstensen
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Sunday, 21 October 2012
It's not just because my illustration is on the cover, but this book does look and feel good. I love reading books on Kindle but this book does remind you of what you can miss if you don't also hold a real book in your hands!
There's a great range of poetry in the book - some with a scientificbotanical feel (Nadia Kingsley), humorous and insightful,(Emma Purshouse), futuristic and entertaining (Brenda Read Brown), the haunting image of blossom and people you have known who always take their apron off before opening the door by Marion Cocklin, then there was the line by Amanda Attfield that had me nodding in agreement, 'don't give me 50 different kinds of everything, and more...and more...', or Romalyn Ante's unpredictable and striking juxtapositions...and the calm tanka where, '...silver fish flash' by D.A. Lovell. That's not even half of them...I haven't read them all yet!