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An Oooodle of Doodles

17 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
An Oooodle of Doodles

I like the doodle! – I find them interesting. Bit odd. Peculiar.  Read More

21st Century Sex Sells vs. the 22nd

21st Century Sex Sells vs. the 22nd

Wouldn’t it be cool if, not if sex didn’t sell, it will always sell but how about with a bit more taste?  Read More

Can I get Your Card? the Coolest & Quirkiest!

Can I get Your Card? the Coolest & Quirkiest!

It’s said that outflow is holier than inflow & in the sea of a sometimes bland wash of the mundane, usual, boring or just indistinguishable- check these out!  Read More

My Finds of 2012 & the Circus Rocks On

16 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
My Finds of 2012 & the Circus Rocks On

What a year! Yous? I’m happy to say I’ve found & seen & enjoyed & even dribbled a little at some of the most exceptional artists & their work this year.  Read More

A Google search for the Top 15 Google Doodles

A Google search for the Top 15 Google Doodles

Who remembers life on the internet before search engines- before Google?!  Read More

Stina Persson & Where a Little Imagination can Go

14 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
Stina Persson & Where a Little Imagination can Go

Awesome, these are very clever, really good. What’s that stuff called?- Masking fluid!  Read More

Joanne Young & the Sensuality of the Feminine

14 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
Joanne Young & the Sensuality of the Feminine

I like the simplicity, the innocence & honesty in these. So un- forcefully creating its effects.  Read More

The beautifully Dark & Gothic by Sylvia Ji

14 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
The beautifully Dark & Gothic by Sylvia Ji

The aesthetic of darkness, of pain, sadness, of deep loneliness & sorrow- it’s quite striking, breath taking nearly, it is quite something to capture.  Read More

Simplicity & Colour by Esra Roise; a Fascination

14 December, 2012 Art Trends No comments
Simplicity & Colour by Esra Roise; a Fascination

I find these beautiful. The seemingly delicate & vulnerability of these wandering colour bleeds, as though they are reaching out from form into the unknown.  Read More

The Samantha Colour Bleeds

The Samantha Colour Bleeds

Welcome to the wonderfully creative art universe of Samantha Hahn! A Manhattan based artist specializing in watercolours & graphics; the motion of living, portraits & fashion.  Read More

Lets See your Benjamins

Lets See your Benjamins

MYF is a community art project better known as Make Your Franklin. Taking real $100 bills & turning them into something more.  Read More

Digital Dance Floors

Digital Dance Floors

Visit the world of digital interactivity, where here the platforms steer away from but keep some of the abstract visual side & focuses on the creativity of sounds.  Read More

The Endeavour between Untranslatables

The Endeavour between Untranslatables

I find language & the written arts; the world of the written concept powerful & fascinating & relationships often feature as a hot topic in story telling. Relationships can be marvelous, fun, mediocre, barely fathomable & even sometimes indescribably undefinable.  Read More

This Freaky Doodle Went to Town

This Freaky Doodle Went to Town

Now this is one explorational adventure of a doodle! I’ve never seen a doodle quite like it!  Read More

Letters Schmetters- Type in Colour

Letters Schmetters- Type in Colour

This is genius. Remarkable! The touch type color type writer or better known as the chromatic type writer. What a creative idea & a clever gadget.  Read More

The Colour of Money

The Colour of Money

Isn’t pink for the Brits or green for the Americans but multi coloured!

Check out these quirks by James Charles; dollar bill creations using a whole selection of the US currency.  Read More

For the Love of Barcode

For the Love of Barcode

Only in Japan would someone have the idea & decide to take something so monotone & uneventful as the barcode & turn it with such curious & creative precision, into something so humorously interesting. So uniquely cool. Read More

Invitations to Tango in Code, Visually

Invitations to Tango in Code, Visually

Welcome to the digital art world of the interactive visual arts, a world where artistic web platform designers ooze creativity in both visual effect & giving you your visual effect. Read More

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes a few words can be worth a thousand pictures. It happens when those words start a story in our head. Read More

Windows and Wings

Windows and Wings

If you have seen Up! you may be familiar with flying houses. In the hands of French photographer Laurent Chehere, they become fliers deciding where to go next.  Read More

Boutique fashion from the English countryside

Boutique fashion from the English countryside

Rouge Pony have entered the scene with a certain delicate English charm that is both refreshing and interesting.

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Finally a creative use for all your junk mail!

Finally a creative use for all your junk mail!

Do you ever wake up to the sound of the letter box – excited to go downstairs and see the mass of people sending you loving letters, gifts and free concert tickets…only to be greeted by a large pile of totally useless junk mail inter-dispersed with the odd utility bill or worse? Read More

The golden phase of Gustav Klimt

The golden phase of Gustav Klimt

Worthy of a look is the sensual and intricate dream-like paintings of Gustav Klimt. Read More

The Earth is your canvas

The Earth is your canvas

If art is all about the message, then this surely is an important message. Not only that, but a message well communicated. Read More

The next Salvador Dali? Or the next Dieter Schwertberger

The next Salvador Dali? Or the next Dieter Schwertberger

With such a wealth of culture and art behind us, the artists of today can really stand on the shoulders of giants. Read More

David Hockney reaches for the IPAD

David Hockney reaches for the IPAD

Art and technology have always had an interesting relationship, and no more interesting than today, when we have more technology available than ever before. Read More

Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki – Handmade

Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki – Handmade

Audrey Kawasaki has a distinct and remarkable style of artwork. She practices a perfect balance of simple and exquisite. Read More

A Taste of Contemporary Art

A Taste of Contemporary Art

What is contemporary art?

This is an excellent question, and one that isn’t asked often enough. Presumably, this is another one of those art definitions we are all supposed to know – most likely by osmosis, or some other telepathic means, because (heaven forbid) you wouldn’t want to ask a “stupid” question at some Art World function. Read More

Luxury Roman Art – Separating the Classes

Luxury Roman Art – Separating the Classes

During the late Republic, wealth poured into Rome on an unprecedented scale in the form of tribute, taxes, and profits from commerce and banking. Read More

Beauty in Skull Art – 25 Creative Designs

Beauty in Skull Art – 25 Creative Designs

There is absolutely nothing original about making art about, or even with, human skulls. skull art has been around for thousands of years, and appears in long-past societies including the Incas, Ancient Rome and primitive civilizations along history.

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Mind Boggling Optical Illusions

Mind Boggling Optical Illusions

Optical illusions can be created through art. The eye automatically tries to focus on certain shapes and elements and between the focus and the iris you can get some interesting optical illusions. Read More

Wire Cutting Sculptures – 3D Settings

Wire Cutting Sculptures – 3D Settings

Wire cutting sculptures require definite larger effort and involvement from the sculpture artist than you might think. Additionally, when viewed personally it also creates an interesting effect on the eyes as your mind attempts to grasp a form but it is not fully there Read More

The Art of Paper Cutting

The Art of Paper Cutting

The art of Paper Cutting is in-vogue these days with new creative ideas rolling out of the creative minds of artists all over the world. Here are some amazing designs using paper cutting techniques to create extremely detailed pieces. Read More

Amazing Illustrations by Hydro74

Amazing Illustrations by Hydro74

Hydro74 is a Orlando based designer, otherwise known as Joshua M. Smith. Hydro74 pushes the boundaries of conventional illustration and art. Read More

Making a Rose Display from Maple Leaves

Making a Rose Display from Maple Leaves

Want to look cool, creative, smart etc? Life gets too serious sometimes and whether you are occupied with your family, a relationship, colleagues or whoever, sometimes you just need to do something totally different. Read More

Super Heros Reflected in Renaissance Style Paintings

Super Heros Reflected in Renaissance Style Paintings

Ever wonder how superheroes would be depicted in history? Well this competition really brought it to reality. How would have artists from yesteryear portrayed these great characters? Read More

Unexplained Ancient Art & Artifacts

Unexplained Ancient Art & Artifacts

For a few hundred years now, travelers, archaeologists and local residents of villages and towns all over the world have been stumbling on advanced artistic or mathematical artifacts which still leave us bewildered as to origin. Read More

Shifting Perspectives thru Cut/Paper/Art

Shifting Perspectives thru Cut/Paper/Art

Fine artist, Eric Standley, transforms paper into intricate stained-glass-style drawings with a mathematical precision. Each piece takes months to complete, incorporating drawing after drawing, laser cutting and in-depth planning of perspective and space. He is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Virginia Tech University, and cites Danish philosopher Kierkegaard (who explored the idea of the individual and the value of personal choice and commitment) as an influence of his. Without a doubt, Standley’s commitment to his construction results in artistic pieces with such depth that you can’t help but want to look from every angle.

Enjoy!

 

Chris Carolina: Merging Painting with Photography

25 February, 2012 Art Trends No comments
Chris Carolina: Merging Painting with Photography

Chris Carolina is a painter and fashion photographer. He was born on the western shores of France. He uses an artistic formation which he formulated at the French School of Fine Arts. He then focused on watercolors and oil painting as a primary hobby and skill set.

He discovered photography through a model who became online casino both his wife and his muse. After 3 years of modeling for him they were married and his work with her made him realize photography was a fundamental part of his life. His pieces are an incredible mix of abstract and figurative art with a focal point of woman in all his paintings and photography. Chris Carolina explores the complex notions of morality, desire, lust , estheticism and well-being.

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