Tag 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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DIY Mini Note Book Covers

Make yourself a pretty notebook cover with some designer paper scraps Continue reading

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Blind Drawing: Good Practice

Tapping into the creative or right hemisphere of the brain can allow us to visualize and draw shapes, contours and lines better. This exercise helps do all of that. Continue reading

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Rosemaling and Art Coloring in Designs

Colouring in can be very relaxing and a way to engage with art in a non-threatening way. Particularly for those who might think they aren’t artistic. My Rosemaling colouring in designs allow you to familiarise yourself with the forms and begin to understand this art. Build your confidence in drawing with this lovely Norwegian folk art. Continue reading

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How to Design your own Artwork – Week #2 Design Challenge

Learn how to design your own artwork examining the elements and principles of art and how it applies to design and to Norwegian folk art. Continue reading

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How to Design your own Artwork – Week #1 Design Challenge

There are a variety of elements used in every artistic design or piece. Principles applied to the elements bring them together in an eye-pleasing cohesive unit. Knowing this can make the difference between being able to produce an attractive or disjointed piece. A design challenge can improve your skill level, inspire you to extend yourself, and give you confidence in your designing skills. My focus is on traditional art but this challenge could apply to any artistic pursuit. Continue reading

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Sorbian Inspiration – Traditional Tuesday

Traditional Tuesday is a way to highlight the sometimes forgotten artwork. Continue reading

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Traditional Tuesday – Gzhel Porcelain

Traditional Tuesday examines a beautiful old porcelain technique developed near Moscow in the 1800’s. Although Stoneware had been produced in this region since the 1400’s, it wasn’t until 19th century that the Russians perfected Chinese porcelain techniques in Gzhel. This traditional legacy continues today. Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Faroe Islands

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where this week’s mystery photograph, supplied by Dudda St., is located, or what it is. … Continue reading

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Traditional Art – Boleslawiec Stoneware

Now situated in modern day Poland, Bolesławiec was once part of the Prussian empire, and the centuries long tradition of painting earthenware, with traditional patterns, is very much tied to the cultural history of the town. Continue reading

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Easter Eggs – Traditional Art in Eastern Europe

Easter has been an auspicious time for many countries and traditions. This festive time of the year is marked by a a different kind of egg – one that has a long and interesting history. Continue reading

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Travel theme: Fabric

Traveling to different places in the world gives me an excuse to investigate folk traditions in fabric design. Something I find incredibly inspirational when it comes to designing my own artwork. Fabric and furnishings can also reflect the cultural and … Continue reading

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A Visual Feast for the Eyes- Ornate – WPC

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.” A visual feast for the eyes? Some may say it is overworked, a sensory overload, yet in historic or religious terms, one can see that the designers wanted to transform … 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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