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

Monday, December 22, 2014

TED Talk: The Art of Asking

Interesting Ted talk by Amanda Palmer (Singer-Songwriter-Writer-Provocateur) about how artists can and should be supported by fans. She also talks about what it means to be an artist.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Image courtesy of ny.voltashow.com

                           Kris Knight, What The MoonFlowers Told Me, 2011, Oil on Canvas

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Meeting of Creative Minds

Image courtesy of The New York Times

                                                      Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

This morning I was invited to the house of Patricia Van Essche of PVE Design (who is a good friend and fellow artist).  She decided to host a small gathering of local artists. The other artists in attendance were Jennifer Orkin Lewis, aka August Wren and Ellen Hopkins Fountain.  It reminded me of Gertrude Stein who hosted artists salons in her house frequently. I loved that we sat and talked about everything art related i.e. our creative process, how to advertise ourselves via social media-it was truly inspiring! I am nowhere as prolific as these 3 artists so I definitely felt privileged to be there.  It would be terrific if we could organize to have these artists' salons on a regular basis.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Image courtesy of wikiart.org

                                        Emil Nolde, Mask Still Life III, Oil on Canvas, 1911

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Artist Highlight: Claerwen James

Image courtesy of CliveJames.com

                         Claerwen James, Girl in Blue Against Yellow, Oil on Board, 2009

Claerwen James is a British painter. Her father is well-known author and critic Clive James.  She specializes in portraiture, in particular of young people. She usually paints from photographs and not from live sittings.  I like that her paintings are not overly detailed but there is enough to capture the person's essence and their expressiveness.

Monday, December 1, 2014