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Commissions – the Agony and the Ecstasy.

🎥🎨 HI SISTERS! FRANCESCA IS A GENUINE AND GREAT ARTIST THAT FOLLOWS THIS BLOG AS I ALSO FOLLOW HER SITE. THIS TIME THE WORK IS A SHORT BUT SO CREATIVE VIDEO. I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE AND I INVITE YOU TO VISIT HER SITE. CHEERS!

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It could be said that appropriating the title of Irving Stone’s novel about Michelangelo and Pope Julius II for my title is a tad overdramatic. But when it comes to commissions there are definitely highs and lows. As I am fortunate enough during lockdown to have three commissions on the go, I thought a few words about the process might not go amiss.

The ecstasy starts with the receiving of a commission. Oh my goodness someone likes my art enough to want a version of it for their very own! It is an exciting compliment and gives the artist a great boost that all the toiling alone in their studio has not been for nought, that their artistic vision is not hanging forlorn in the ether but has been noticed and appreciated. And furthermore someone wants to develop it into a new and a hitherto unimagined version.

It is when…

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July 4, 2020 · 9:23 PM

Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

HELLO BEAUTIES. AS YOU CAN SEE ART ALWAYS BEGINS WITH A SKETCH.

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This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country.

I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make a nice colour scheme. With a paler fabric I could have drawn my layout straight onto the material but here I had to sew the flowers on without any guidelines.

The design is my own with inspiration from Pinterest (as usual). The letters are embroidered mainly with french knots.

Happy birthday C! 💝💐

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June 23, 2020 · 10:31 PM

Various Kids Art in Taiwan

WELL SISTERS, IT’S TIME FOR YOUNG ARTISTS AND THEIR SPONTANEOUS WORKS.

OM ARTS - Yoga. Art. Meditations

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Grade 5 Kids’ first-time Chinese painting.Hehehe~ Amazing ,right!

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Two energetic 6th graders shared their creative drawing and ideas on the wall with us.

Hahaha~Yes! These were the students in my art classes when I was still teaching at schools.  Kids can be very very creative. Trust me ! 🙂

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June 13, 2020 · 8:37 PM

Andreas Schnipsel: Sur le Pont d’Avignon on y danse….

🇫🇷 HELLO BEAUTIES! AVIGNON IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL CITY THAT WHEN I VISIT IT I FALL IN LOVE.

GERDA KAZAKOU

Mit Schnipseln will ich erzählen! Abstrakte Bildgestaltungen sind ja schön und gut, aber dafür brauche ich eigentlich keine Schnipsel. Nein, sie sind zum Erzählen gemacht.

Andreas Bogenformen wurden erst zur Brücke von Avignon (hier die Musik), dann drehten sie sich um und wurden wieder einmal Boote.

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Doch bevor das geschah, versuchte ich es mit einem Mosaik – oder genauer, mit einem Bild, wie es zB Derrain in seiner pointillistischen Phase malte (so um 1905 herum). Dafür verwendete ich alle Schnipsel, also auch die farblosen, die ich bisher aussortiert hatte.

Bearbeitungen? Klar, viele. Aber ich zeige nur zwei:

Und noch diese mit schwarzem Hintergrund – zum Vergleich mit einer anderen Brücke, die ich mit Susannes (rotgelbe)  und meinen (blaue) Schnipseln im Januar 2018 legte.

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June 13, 2020 · 12:12 AM

Wovon ich träume (1)

😴 WELL DEARS! THE COMPENSATION OF SUFFERING A DAY OF CONFINEMENT BY CORVID, CAN BE SOLVED WITH A GOOD DREAM.

GERDA KAZAKOU

So, den Corvid-Knigge lege ich jetzt mal beiseite …und wende mich meinen Corvid-befreiten Träumen zu.

Traum No 1.

Mit meinem Hund am Wasser sitzen und den Sternen beim Kreisen und Fallen zuschauen.

Falls du deine Corvid-Knigge-Kenntnisse vertiefen möchtest: hier ist die Übersicht. Weißt du alle Antworten? Bravo! Dann hast du die theoretische Prüfung bestanden.

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April 29, 2020 · 11:04 PM

Born Free | To Be Free

HI LOVELIES! THIS SUNDAY, IN SPAIN, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN TO GO OUT ON THE STREET FOR A FEW HOURS.

MaryAnn Adair's 'Is it art' Blog

Be Free is a street artist who began her street art in September, 2010. She uses stencils and free flowing acrylics for installations and street painting and pasting adventures around Melbourne; which she is slowly introducing around the world.

Since her beginning, she has been trying new ideas, media and methods for interacting with the public; engaging the passers-by; and displaying art in different manners and scales.

  • Be Free’s first art piece was for her sister’s birthday – where she drew up a little map and gave her sister $5 for coffee and said take a camera.
  • The surprise was a piece created in North Fitzroy, opposite the cafe.
  • More information on Be Free is available on her Facebook page.

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April 26, 2020 · 9:40 PM

“We are artists. We are all subjective people; we have a point of view. It doesn’t mean we are right.” – Raoul Peck

WELL DARLINGS, IF YOU SEE THE ORIGINAL POST, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE CONTINUE WITH FLOWERS FOR HOPE AND SOME OTHER SKETCHES MORE, ALSO MAGICAL. ENJOY !

susanne semchuk

September 9, 2019

For the few July daily drawings I completed, I started with blind contour drawings. I was playing with various tools – drawing with wooden skewers and plastic stir sticks dipped in black ink with a bit of colour added in ink. The July 2nd drawing is ArtGraf Tailor Chalk on a damp inked surface. The ink and ArtGraf interacted in an interesting manner with a bit of resistance between the two that I quite like. I took a break from daily drawing for most of July and all of August, save for the two drawings below. Now that fall is here I’m back to drawing every day in September and will post the results in early October.

Aug 3, 2019 Alberta Gallery of Art

Aug 4, 2019 Give Me A Hand

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April 14, 2020 · 12:58 AM

The sky is up – have a look!

👓🔎 WELL SISTERS! THIS IS ABSTRACTION, SO YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING YOU WISH

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Oh my gosh! It’s been a wild ride, yes?

I finished the Sky Pixel series about two weeks ago. I just got the photos back from the photographer and have been busy creating pages for each painting. Sky Pixel is about the tug-of-war between Nature and technology. It’s ironic how our computers and social media often seem to isolate us, yet in this time of quarantine, they bring us together.

View the page here, or check out the work below.

Sky Pixel

The Sky Pixel Series is a meditation on the relationship between a cold mechanized world and the sensual world of Nature. No matter how much we build, no matter how much technology we rely upon, no matter how many satellites we send into the earth’s atmosphere, no matter how much we try to control, the sky is wild and is all around us. It touches us, we…

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April 4, 2020 · 9:34 PM

Ein Frühlingsgruss in Zeiten des Corona Virus – Zeichnung von Susanne Haun

💡🌺 HELLO LOVELIES. SUSANNE MADE THESE DELICATE SKETCHES BECAUSE SHE KNOWS THAT DIFFICULTIES ARE LESS WITH FLOWERS. A WONDERFUL IDEA!

Susanne Haun

Narzissen, 29,5 x 21 cm, Tusche auf Aquarellkarton, Zeichnung von Susanne Haun, Blog (c) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020Narzissen, 29,5 x 21 cm, Tusche auf Aquarellkarton, Zeichnung von Susanne Haun, Blog (c) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

Nun ist es soweit, das gesellschaftliche Leben in Berlin, in Deutschland, findet nicht mehr statt. Der Corona Virus hat uns fest im Griff.

Ich besinne mich auf mich selber, zeichne, sortiere meine Papiere, bereite alles für die Steuer vor, räume auf und mache Dinge, die ich schon lange auf meiner todo Liste habe, zu denen ich aber nicht gekommen bin. Dinge, die nicht die Priorität 1 besitzen und so von Liste zu Liste übertragen wurden.

Noch genieße ich die Ruhe. Gerade in der letzten Zeit habe ich unter der Hektik des Alltags und den vielen Terminen gelitten.

Ich werde aus diesen Zeiten lernen. Das weiss ich.

Beim letzten Versuch, Lebensmittel zu kaufen, habe ich mir Blumen gekauft, die gab es genug und so kann ich euch heute ein paar gezeichnete Frühlingsblüher…

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March 20, 2020 · 11:28 PM

Listening to TV..

📺 WELL DEARS, THIS SISTER NOT ONLY MADE THIS GREAT WORK, SHE ALSO LET THESE WISE WORDS.

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I can’t watch it,

too much to see.

So many problems,

so much poverty.

Instead I listen,

I’m listening to the fridge,

it crackles and hums,

it’s never been right,

since we got it last spring.

I listen for the kettle,

time for a drink,

a warm cup of coffee,

while I sit and think.

I listen to the weather,

the sound of the wind,

hearing the rain,

on the roof its pounding!

I listen to the cat,

soft purrs hit my ears,

a relaxing sound,

brings peace and stops fears.

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March 19, 2020 · 11:45 PM