Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Day 2 ::: 365 Days of Aware Altars - ##365awarealtars

Day 2 ::: 365 Days of Aware Altars - ##365awarealtars


Gratitude 
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for time to stitch
for time to add a few puzzle pieces to the mix
for a prayer answered

Blessing
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For deep connection felt today 
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Milliande 
Day 2 ::: #365awarealtars



 

Day 1 ::: Solstice 2013 - #365awarealtars

365 Days of Aware Altars - Solstice to Solstice 



 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Solstice to Solstice - 365 Days of Aware Altars -


365 Days of Aware Altars - Solstice to Solstice 


#365 days of Being Aware and reflecting on a moment, a found object, a word, a sketch, a prayer, a blessing, a gratitude by building little "Aware Altars " each day ::: Solstice to Solstice ... Feel free to invite anyone to join who may benefit from creating a little sacred space in their life

You are warmly invited to join in 
 #365awarealtars on instagram



Feel free to use this as a blog button for your own blog  if you would like to play along :-)




 milliande :-)


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Line Art Pattern Collections

NEW Line Art  Pattern Collections


It is interesting that when studying design influences and looking closer at all the different surface design patterns that are out there one can actually trace lots of inspiration back to either nature or naturally occuring patterns . 

Studying all the different permutations that I have come across so far in my Ralire Study Project,  I was intriqued to play with the resulting line designs to form patterns that would be particularly suitable for surface design, such as stitching, printing, drawing for textiles and canvas, furnishings , painterly embellishments for mixed media artworks and incorporating symbology in a more decorative fashion into commercial surface design.


I have upload the first 2 Surface Pattern Design Collections over at my Printables website for you to enjoy

 http://www.milliande-printables.com/printable-linear-patterns-surface-design-lineart-capi-2.html

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http://www.milliande-printables.com/printable-linear-patterns-surface-design-lineart-capi-3.html 

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And the First Surface Design Collection not directly related to the Ralire Study but fun nevertheless, more themed on a flower and petal idea



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Feedback always welcome ::: Please leave a comment below


::: Milliande :-) 


 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sketchbook Entries








Sketchbook Entries - The Ralire Study 

  • The Ralire study has been occupying most of my creative time, if you care to peek here are lins to my latest sketchbook entries :-) 


The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou














The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking  Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou




Figurative Motion, Breathstay 3 The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou




Lines, Cracks Organic Patterns - The Ralire Study Sketchbook



Milliande Demetriou Art Prints Ralire Study



No:::30 Sketchbook Triangle Male Female Symbology - ralire.milliande.com December 15 2013 - The Ralire Study


::: Milliande :-) 

Monday, December 02, 2013

Logbook WEEK 25th - 30th November 25 2013- The Ralire Study

Logbook WEEK 25th - 30th November 25 2013- The Ralire Study
The Ralire study by Milliande Demetriou












Sketchbook Entry NO 20
http://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/no20-sketchbook-november-25-2013.html 

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The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textilies and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou ralire.milliande.com


  









Sketchbook Entry NO 21
http://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/no21-sketchbook-november-26-2013-ralire.html

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The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textilies and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou ralire.milliande.com












Sketchbook Entry NO 22
http://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/no22-sketchbook-november-29-2013-ralire.html 
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 The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textilies and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou ralire.milliande.com











Sketchbook Entry NO 23

 http://ralire.milliande.com/2013/12/no23-sketchbook-november-30-2013-ralire.htm
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  • updated the Breathstay 1 Gallery to include Series 1 and Series 2





  • added Breathstay 1 Extended - for CAPI Art Student Portfolio Study 
    all relevant entries for Breathstay 1 will be accumulated in this post for easier study



    Feedback always welcome ::: Please feel free to leave a comment below

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    Follow Chronological Entry List

    The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textilies and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking Logbook , Image Library , Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    The Ralire Study

    The Ralire Study

    • Having spent some time working on CAPI over a long contemplative summer , I noticed that entries in my sketchbook were starting to feel a little vague, cruising around too many topics at once without really being able to hold my attention
    • I have come to realise that my creative brain runs on high power most days, generating an immense amount of data, ideas and when I try and focus it as a teaching of sorts I loose authenticity , loose the ability to depict of where I am actually coming from ...how I arrived there ..and all the little nuances in between .
    • After 10 years of " playing" with technique I have naturally arrived at a point where I am ready to embrace a more personal indepth exploration of my artmaking, bare the reason for my visual narrative , the drive behind that which causes me to make a creative response.
    • To that extend my CAPI journey continues with the Birth of a research project called " THe Ralire Study "
       
    • I have set up a dedicated blog if you care to follow , here a peek at what I have been up to so far
      ...

    NO:::1 Random Linear Remnants - An Introduction to The Ralire Study



    Inquiry into the Resonant Nature of Random Linear Remnants through Artist's Eyes - The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou
    •  RALIRE - stands for RAndom LInear REmnants

    At the base of this research study lies the question of 


    • Why do random linear remnants resonate?



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    As an artist a wide variety of inspiration enters my daily awareness and when I consciously started noticing that I am strongly drawn to irregular patterns, worn and torn surfaces, linear remnants that seem to appear as a result of another motion unpredictable in nature, it started a sequence of thoughts that ended in a question. 

    Why do random, organic, unintentional linear marks resonate with me as opposed to pre-determined , orderly, deliberate marks ? 

    After lots of conversations and experiences in company of other artists it seems to me that a lot of visually creative people are inspired by the same kind of marks that can be found in nature and the immediate environment. Whether that is peeling paint, torn down walls, lines in beach pebbles, marks in tree bark, roadside cracks , drips and spills of paint on concrete walls, rust marks on found metal and the list goes on, yet seems to have one element in common. 


    These marks are random .. or at least to the casual observer they seem to be.

    They are often the result of another process that has created these lines but they seem to appear in an unpredictable manner. 


    When looking closer for me there seem to be another, deeper resonance, when the marks also became remnants, when the lines seem to have been made as the result of another motion but with NO INTENT of actually creating the line.
    The line or linear mark resulted as a by-product of another motion, which I affectionately termed my " Random Linear Remnants".

    So in acknowledging that these kind of marks resonate, inspire and awaken the artistic muse within to create the question of " WHY" arose.

    Why do random Linear Remnants resonate ? 

    Why do predictable, intentional lines not resonate ?

    Do all artists find random linear remnants beautiful ?

    Are there others that prefer an orderly set of linear marks ?

    Is Human capable of producing true random marks with intent?

    What is the nature of perception?



    I found all these question intriguing because no obvious answer seem to present itself. Continuing to follow my curious train of thought I discovered for myself another subdivision to the initial random line in the way these lines were made and by " whom".


    Random Line ( a line/linear mark occurring at random)
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    Random Linear Remnant ( a line/ linear mark occurring at random, without intent and as a by-product of another motion, the line is a leftover result of that motion )
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    Random Linear Remnant when Nature marks Nature ( NmN) 
    Random Linear Remnant when Nature marks Human ( NmH) Random Linear Remnant when Human marks Nature ( HmN) Random Linear Remnant when Human marks Human (HmH )
    ( a line/ linear mark occurring at random, without intent and as a by-product of another motion made because NmN, NmH, HmN, HmH , the line is a leftover result or that motion


    ( def ::: for the purpose of this study Human = Human and/or man made )


    At this point in the development of these thought patterns I reached an internal state of wanting to take this questioning further into focus and document the process as a research study. 

    Traditional research methods of a quantitative nature and within the context of already available literature on the chosen topic seem to not offer me an opportunity to find an answer.

    During the year of questioning, observing and pondering I happend upon the book " Transforming Self and Others through Research" by Rosemarie Anderson and William Braud and within it the introduction to the concept of " Transpersonal Research". 

    I felt a deep resonance that this kind of process would be a pathway worth exploring.

    The individual researcher, me, experiences the research as an active, central focus throughout all aspects of her life.  It would result in an honest, insightful and deeply personal response to inquiry. 

    Pondering further I was curious to see whether the actual transpersonal research would be able to stand alone as an art form in and of itself . 

    These are the beginnings of exploring this pathway with a view of finding a potential answer to the question and stimulating creative responses in the process. 

    Transpersonal Research as an Art Form - Method 


     Define Transpersonal Research as an Artfom 
    • Beyond - Across - Through
    • researcher's intuitive inquiry leads to insight
    • a deep breath and compelled stay ( referred to as Breath Stay ) arise at each new encountered potential puzzle piece
    • the Breath Stay facilitates a break from further inquiry and space for a creative response to that new found information whether relevant connection has been thoroughly established or not
    • researcher remains wide open and intuitively observant allowing new pathways of inquiry and/or insight to arise as a result of creatively responding to a puzzle piece

    Structure of Inquiry 

    • Research through Literature and Personal Experience
    • Breath Stay
    • Noticing on what compelled this Breath Stay ?
    • Logbook
    • Sketchbook
    • Creative Response
    • Relevant Artist Studies
    • General Research Notes
     ( please note I will NOT be posting the Ralire Study at this blog, but at its dedicated blog at ralire.milliande.com .. please subscribe by email or RSS feed to be kept updated if you like


     you can take a peek of how far I have come to date here

    ::: Breathstay 1 Extended 


    Bibliography

    Definitions

    Examples of ARTWORK CREATED during Breathstay 1 of the The Ralire Study so far 

    http://shop.milliande.com/http://shop.milliande.com/


    http://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/breathstay-1-extended-for-capi-art_25.htmlhttp://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/breathstay-1-extended-for-capi-art_25.htmlhttp://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/breathstay-1-extended-for-capi-art_25.htmlhttp://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/breathstay-1-extended-for-capi-art_25.htmlhttp://ralire.milliande.com/2013/11/breathstay-1-extended-for-capi-art_25.html




     you can take a peek of how far I have come to date here

    ::: Breathstay 1 Extended  

     

    ... Milliande :-) 

     

    Monday, October 21, 2013

    Microscopic Peeks

    I have long been fascinated with the seemingly invisible world lying as a base stone of existence hidden from daily view . 

    Having trained as a microbiologist in my younger years I am keen to re-establish a relationship point where my scientific interests will meet with my art … 

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    Here a peek at what I saw through the lens of my microscope ..

    inspiring miniature imagery that makes my soul sing a long forgotten song … 

     

     

    Microscopic art miniature microscope cells 3

     

     

    Microscopic art miniature microscope cells 2

     

     

    Microscopic art miniature microscope cells 1

     

     

    ::: milliande

    Quote for the Day

    'The basic problem in artistic endeavor is the tendency to split the artist from the audience and then try to send a message from one to the other. When this happens, art becomes exhibitionism. One person may get a tremendous flash of inspiration and rush to 'put it down on paper' to impress or excite others and a more deliberate artist may strategize each step of his work in order to produce certain effects on the viewer. But no matter how well-intentioned or technically accomplished such approaches may be, they inevitably become clumsy and aggressive towards others and towards oneself.
     In meditative art, the artist embodies the viewer as well as the creator of the works.'
    Chögyam Trungpa. 

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    When only pieces are left



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    When only pieces are left
    stranded 
    disconnected
    leftover
    unwanted
    discarded in the happenings
    of another motion

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    minutes arise
    eyes glance and gather
    those apparent ones 

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    at once
     immediacy is favoured 
    over pondered thought



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    and stillness settles
    without leaving further clues

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    milliande

    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Origins of the Marks we Make

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    the Marks I make
    arise
    until I feel
    a cause to stop


    Milliande Sketchbook Art Journal October 2013


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    STOP
    the impulse to move precedes the impulse to stop precedes the impulse to move 



    Milliande Sketchbook Art Journal October 2013


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    the figure
    always 
    pushing
    through
    beyond
    thereafter


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