ahh, give us a Smile!!
I am going on vacation! yaaaaaay!
I may pop in here and there but will be back for sure in a couple weeks!
have fun everyone!
I wonder if you'll miss me :) ...a little. maybe?
smiley sharks via Swallowtail Society
I was in class no. 2 for silk screen last night and this is my first foray into silk screen. We had a bunch of newsprint to practice on and I did four of those and then went straight to the paper, woo hoo!! I can't even describe the giddy fun I had!
WOW WEE was it fun! I had so much fun, I can't wait to go back. I am going to do another color on this beginning print and see whatelse I can come up with.
This is a beginning silk screen class taught in a manner to help you set up a DIY printing set up at home.
Adam Friedman is the instructor at Root Division in SF
Adam Friedman website
Emma Hack takes body painting to a whole other level.
Here she has a series of paintings of the brilliant Florence Broadhurst's wallpaper
I admit I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think the fact that I am a HUGE fan of Florence Broadhurst makes me want to look at this for a while.
Well? check it out...leave comments, I do wonder what you think?
my heavily scheduled life keeps conjuring up pictures of too many plates spinning in the air. over my head. or whirling off in a multitude of directions.
I keep envisioning stacks and stacks of plates. each unique. each related to one another in some way :) waiting to be used, enjoyed, filled to the brim with food.
using porcelain these days and lovin' it!
Familiar as Caravaggio. Of course, chiaroscuro, begun in the Renaissance and perfected in the High Renaissance by Tinteretto, Veronese & Baglione (later by Rembrandt); however, Caravaggio's intense effects played a significant role in altering the familiar Mannerism. His work marked the stylistic end of the Renaissance period and ushered in the modern era. His dramatic manipulation of light, belief in working with human models, and his non-sentimental approach to religious art had a revolutionary flavor and he was much criticized for it.
His well known pugilistic tendencies are not in contrast with the intensity, depth and passion of his work. He mesmerizes us with light and darkness.
Two of my very lucky friends are in Rome and today had the pleasure of seeing his collective works at the Scuderie. I have had the luck of seeing only a few of his works in person - but had travelled far and wide to do so; these guys are getting the grand tour in one place!
How I wish I was there...
More on Caravaggio
I watched Yojimbo last night. I've already got The Seven Samurai, RAN, Roshomon on the way - I feel compelled to see them again - I'm actually thinking of purchasing the AK100...
2010 happens to mark the Centennial of the birth of Akira Kurosowa. Thought (and I believe) the greatest director that has ever lived, The "Emperor" of Japan.
Kurosawa's centennial is being celebrated in part by the release of a DVD set OF 25 the AK 100 - a few of which have not yet been released.
More on Kurosawa
get his movies on the Netflix list!