Category Archives: Art

How to Design your Own Artwork – Space

Week 3 of the Design Challenge examines Space as an element in drawing your own piece of art. Continue reading

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Color Your World – Extending my Palette

Everyone perceives colour differently and it is a challenge to artists to seek and find the correct combination of colours. Help is here! Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – last time India

Can you guess the location of the mystery photograph. Test your trivia knowledge each week on Monday Mystery Photograph Continue reading

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WP Photograpy Challenge Monochrome Art Project

Wedgwood and Sons, produce Wedgwood, fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories. The company was founded on 1 May 1759, by Josiah Wedgwood. It is not my favourite thing but I do admire the artistry in its production. I used wedgwood … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Traffic Lights – Traditional Art – July

What is better than a boring grey steel box? A bright colourful one, of course! It might be a little distracting to drivers, but when sitting waiting for the traffic lights to change at an intersection, it chases away the boredom. Continue reading

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Traditional Art – Painted Easter Eggs

Everyone loves chocolate eggs at Easter time, but for some cultures, eggs are much more significant and have turned into a traditional art form. This month, in Traditional Art from around the world, I showcase some examples of Painted Easter Eggs. Continue reading

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What’s on the Wall-y? Daily Prompt – Wall to Wall

I’m a pretty private kind of person so for me to share my wall is special, but oh, gosh it has to be done in the name of Rosemaling…. Which is? ….. (you might ask)… The traditional folk art of … Continue reading

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Traditional Art – Polish folk art

The beauty of the traditional arts is that they are by ordinary folk, untrained and unskilled. The techniques used, are taught, from family to family, father to son, mother to daughter. Their charm and naivete belies the history, long tradition and meaning in the work.

The vibrant colours and cheery designs are a way for the peasants to brighten up their daily lives. Continue reading

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Rangoli – What is it? (Women in Art)

Rangoli is a traditional women’s art form common in Hindu households throughout southern India. Designs are drawn directly on the ground and entranceways as part of a ritualistic religious practice. The front steps, entrance, and walkways of buildings are properly cleaned and then decorated with designs and patterns made with chalk powders. There are a remarkable variety of styles and motifs which vary according to the tribal groups and festivals. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

Some are hard to read, a complete mystery or devoid of emotion!

I like to express myself through my artwork, my crafts, photography and just life.

What about you?

Express Yourself with the Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading

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Traditional Art forms – The Omnipresent Tulip

No matter where you travel, in the world, within each region you will find examples of  innovative forms of folk art. These are not completed by the skilled artisan, but rather by the common person, often with little training and … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the … Continue reading

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Tree Painting Tutorial from Zachary Rau

Blog – Reform School — Zachary Rau. If you want to make your own Christmas decorative pieces for next year, here is a guide to painting a coniferous Christmas tree Blog – Reform School — Zachary Rau.

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Daily Post Photography Challenge – Cover Art

Daily Post Photography challenge for this week – using my art, from Telemark Poster, book, or photographic collection front cover: To join in click: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/cover-art/ and visit some others: http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/ http://sassyethnicbohemian.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/ Something to Ponder About

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It’s Travel Tuesday – Rosekyrkja, Stordal Norway

Before technology arrived, the Norwegians spent long winters in darkness, so in order to brighten up the interior of the homes and places of worship, they developed a form of traditional painting that was completely unique. “Rosemaling artists” or Rose painters earned their living traveling through the western fjords of Norway, often times painting in the styles that might have passed out of fashion 100 years hence, in other areas of Europe. (Such was the isolation of some of the valleys in Norway). But this isolation is also the reason we still have them to view today. Continue reading

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