Sandy over at The Sandy Chronicles, is hosting this week's Friendly Friday photo challenge and the theme was so tempting, I had to showcase some of my unexpected artsy photographs. Art can be cathartic, fun, controversial or just a bit hard to understand. From a pumpkin photobombing in Japan, to the wilds of Australia's farming… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Art Unexpected
What is Rosemaling? A traditional form of Norwegian decoration folk art, practised more in America today than in Norway itself. Find out why.
Week 3 of the Design Challenge examines Space as an element in drawing your own piece of art.
Everyone perceives colour differently and it is a challenge to artists to seek and find the correct combination of colours. Help is here!
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 and the Moravian designs frrom the Czech Republic for inspiration for this jewellery box. A… Continue reading WP Photograpy Challenge Monochrome Art Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World
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.
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
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.