Tuesday, December 14, 2010

• steampunk sketches

steampunk sketches

I enjoy doodling about with some of my steampunk sketches .

These were drawn with colortint pencils first into my art journal

I added a bit of pen and ink overdrawing for some shades and shadows

Now for the fun part ... I take so
e photos of the initial drawing and grunge it up with overlayers and colortints in my iPhone apps ...

It takes a while to play around with various combos of apps for iPhone photomanipulation.. enhancing color saturation, adding grunge and texture layers , and altering through exposing the photo in different apps ... if I get totally carried away I sometimes app stack as many as 20 different. apps or repeating the same iPhone app effect to get stronger outputs ...

all this can be done in Photoshop too I am sure, I just enjoy the limitations set by the iPhone apps and the creativity burst it gives me to come up with something that I enjoy looking at ;)


Monday, December 13, 2010

• being all that she can be

Art has a way of talking to me way past it's original creationary moment ... my art tends to create itself before it reveals itself back to the my Self ....

... as she enters curiously into being all that she can be hesitation causes her to pause ... if just for a momentarily held breath ...

parts reveal themselves united , flowing in and out in harmonious waves

separating joyously only to glide back into the whole beingness of the self experienced throughout is projected emotion

am I all that I can be ? Or is I hoping to experience ? Is hoping possible for the which finds itself suspended without time to anchor to ?

... and so she stands yet again, knee-deep in her knowing, puddled by the perceived weight that lightness offers so unconditionally ...

How about you ? When does your art reveal it's language to you ?


Friday, December 03, 2010

Portrait Artist Janet Rogers

 Introducing Janet Rogers ...


I started painting portraits in oils, acrylics,  pastels and conte'
crayons about 25 years ago, until I saw watercolor portraits by the
master, Charles Reid.  I have been in love with watercolor ever
since!  He paints so much life in his portraits, and his paintings
have continued to inspire me, together with the older masters such as
Sargent,  Rembrandt, Henri, to name a few!  When I paint a
portrait,  I try to bring out the nature of the subject.I started
painting portraits in oils, acrylics,  pastels and conte' crayons
about 25 years ago,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Grunge Victorian Women Collage Images,Copyright Free Collage Sheet Steampunk Art

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

• art, music and zebra finches •

Maya and I had the chance to catch the latest art exhibition at The Curve Art Space at the Barbican in London .

Celeste Boursier Mougenot is the artist exhibiting his musical zebra finches

The big room is filled with various sandy islands that have electronic guitars assembled in the center of them .. whilst other islands feature turned upside down drumkits serving as bird tables for seeds and water

Maya was fascinated by the free - flying finches that had made this art exhibition space their home .. landing on peoples heads and handbags the seemed comfortable in their surroundings.

As part of their normal finch activities the landed on the electronic guitars ready to build a little nest and busying themselves and in turn causing various chaotic sound effects .

Celeste Boursier-Mougenot trained as a musician and composer and states that he works by drawing on the rythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways

There was no recording or photography permitted at the exhibition so here instead a peek at the official YouTube clip featuring a part Ariane Michel's film Les Oiseaux de Celeste,

Only 25 visitors are permitted to enter this art space at a time and the exhibition continues until May 23rd at the Barbican Art Center London .

... milliande

Macro Photography Art

• Macro Photography Art

I enjoy the way unexpected images when focused in on a
macro distance seem to deny the fact that they are part of a
larger whole and instead loudly proclaim their independent existence

An angle , the capture of light bouncing of a surface and therefore declaring it " real "

Sometimes I ponder the pondering in and off itself .. the macros of me that make up the larger whole but rarely does my toe get the attention it might crave?

I am fascinated by the macro life ,. the behind of the behind and often wish my camera had xray capabilities

fragile , transparent like a glasswing butterfly I wish to wander ... seeing and be seen for all the finer details
Close Up ... Personal ... Untamed ... Authentic

and so I continue pondering
... Milliande