Last year, my husband and I decided it was time to live out our dream of exploring the world.
We gave most of our stuff to Goodwill, put the rest in storage, and embarked on a nomadic journey that has so far taken us to San Francisco, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. After that, who knows?! We've pared down all of our day-to-day material belongings to fit into 2 checked bags and 2 carry-ons, and we're loving it! Thanks to the Internet, we can still conduct business as usual (and I…READ MORE
The Sarasota Chalk Festival included not only chalk art, but also graffiti, murals and live performances! Since there was so much art to see in the weeklong event, I've divided my blog coverage into 3 parts:
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Earlier this month I got to see some really cool 3-D chalk art at the Sarasota Chalk Festival, such as this large drawing by a team of Dutch artists led by Leon Keer:
The amazing thing about these "anamorphic" sidewalk paintings is that they look…READ MORE
Earlier this month I attended the Sarasota Chalk Festival, which happened to take place just down the street from where I live!
Since it was so close, I was able to walk to the festival every day to see how the art progressed. This post contains a lot of photos and a run-down of the event. (There are actually so many photos to share that I'm going to…READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the color in our paints, markers, colored pencils, etc come from? They seem to appear by magic, through some modern technological process, neatly encased in tubes, ready to use. What did artists do before artist colors were so readily available like this?
That's what I'm reading about in Victoria Finlay's book, Color: A Natural History of the Palette. She explains how the Aboriginals rubbed water onto…
I'm a huge fan of colorful & detailed abstract art, so I thought it would be fun to create a blog post that showcases some of the colorful & detailed abstract art on the Art Colony! Each of the images in this post link back to the artist's portfolio so that you can see more of their work.
I'll start off with one of my own paintings, which you can see below. This is an 8 x 8 inch acrylic painting on canvas. The title is…READ MORE
I stopped to think about the definition of "art" today. First I wondered why I drew a blank when I asked myself, "What is…READ MORE
There are so many things you can blog…READ MORE