What is a Tuck Shop? It is Aussie for a Canteen.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Mantra: Think Positive

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I am a huge believer of being and thinking positive. I feel that if you truly feel this way -things will turn out.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wagon Wheels

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As a child, I remember these Wagon Wheels snacks. They were a chocolate covered biscuit with marshmallow and strawberry jam in the centre. They were sold in tuckshops and milk bars everywhere.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Max Beckman (Self-portrait with crystal ball), 1936

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chinese Bok Choy

Oil On Canvas, 9" x 12"

For a present for my mother-in-law's birthday I painted a picture of Chinese Bok Choy since she loves vegetables so much!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Mantra: Push Yourself

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I know we can all push ourselves much more than we normally can. One of my goals is to do just this. I want to see how far I can take my creative journey. In the words of Bruce Lee: “There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.”

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Sketchbook Project Blog

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I came across this blog called arthousecoop.com and thought this Sketchbook Tour Project was a fun thing to do. Each artist is sent the same blank Moleskine sketchbook. There are only got two rules: first, the book must be used in some way - no sending back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions.

And right now, these sketchbooks will be on tour throughout the USA.

For more information, go here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Technical Help

As I was going through the (sometimes torturous) process of painting portraits again, I felt that I needed some technical help especially dealing with skin tones. I came across this website called ArtistDaily.com. There are all kinds of information on subjects like how to draw figures, and so forth. There are also artist forums on there too.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday Mantra: Be Inspired

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I love to read about people and events that inspire me -it doesn't have to be about creative artists either. It can be about philanthropy or finding a medical cure. Sometimes talking a nature walk is inspiring too. Look around you -take note of what you see, learn and feel and record it in your art journal. You never know where it will take you!

Inspirational Quote

Berliner Strassenszene (+ Bäume, verso), 1913-1914

A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Meat Pies!

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One of my favourite foods that I miss by living in New York are Australian meat pies. They are usually made with beef and has a delicious crust and you always add tomato sauce on top! It is a meal onto itself.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In the News

Artists can now sell their art and have distributed by retailers like West Elm and Urban Outfitters.

For the article, go here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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John Currin, Skinny Woman, Oil on Canvas 1992

Friday, February 4, 2011

In the News: Performance Art at MoMA

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Currently, at Museum of Modern -there is a digestible performance art piece called “Identical Lunch,” which has been performed frequently around New York and the world since 1968 by Alison Knowles one of the founders from the Fluxus Movement.

See article here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

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Mary Cassatt, Breakfast in Bed, Oil on Canvas, 1897