May 12, 2013
We are glad Rachel Hayes of Cherries and Feathers will be joining us here on ArtDuh and writing about some of her crafting ideas. Check out her first tutorial:
1) Cut a strip of fabric at least 60-70 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.
2)Fold the strip in half
3)Place the fold under the “v” point of the flip flop and pull both ends of the fabric through the loop of the fold. Pull taut. You now have your strip secured to the sandal.
4)Begin wrapping each long end of the fabric around each strap of the sandal until the straps are covered.
5)The remaining long ends of the fabric are crossed behind the heel, wrapped around the ankle and tied to secure.
May 4, 2013
‘Nother quick post with a couple more birds
April 28, 2013
I love animals. I feel a strong kinship with many of them, even a spiritual connection. Birds are an especially powerful symbol for me. A link between heaven and earth. Sometimes they feel to me like they must be psychopomps, sometimes I wonder if maybe they aren’t guiding new or reincarnated souls into this world. Maybe they do all of that and more!
I just know I love to see them. I love to watch them fly. Here are a few new drawings of birds I finished recently that I hope you enjoy.
April 21, 2013
I really like Teresa Flowers‘ artwork and photography. She is one of my favorite local artists, and I’ve collected and hang a few of her pieces in my house.
Teresa is working on a new project and series that I find very interesting, and she is asking for help with funding it through Kickstarter. I really like the concept, and would love to see the artwork realized. I like the idea of transparencies and ghost lives that you can wander through and around. I hope you’ll join me and give what you can
April 14, 2013
I’ve mentioned here before about how much the poem “in Just-” has wedged itself into my imagination. I feel like posting it today. Every year at about this time, snippets surface right behind my eyes and I feel alright. Rain is falling, flowers blossom, trees are a-blooming, and the world is puddle-wonderful.
BY E. E. CUMMINGS
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
April 6, 2013
“Ghost in the Machine” by Todd Powelson
Here is a new piece I finished recently called “Ghost in the Machine“.
March 31, 2013
I haven’t read many comics lately. Being busy at work, trying to realize my own creative ideas, and maintaining a social / personal life… well, it just hasn’t been easy to find the time. Occasionally though, I will take a break and read a quick issue or two. I do listen to quite a few podcast while I work however, and one that I look forward to each week is 11′Oclock Comics. Over the years they’ve introduced me to comics that I probably would have never even considered, let alone heard of. Last week, they had a very nice review of a new web-comic written by Brian K Vaughan and illustrated by Marcos Martin called The Private Eye, and the idea sounded pretty sweet so I had to check it out.
The story takes place in a post-internet world, where protecting personal privacy has become most important. So much so, that people don’t even go out into public without wearing costumes and masks, and taking a photo of another person without their permission is a Federal offence. Today we share our lives on Facebook, and tweet everything. Its interesting to see the pendulum swing to the opposite extreme.
I also like the way this comic is distributed. Even though in the story the internet doesn’t exist anymore, out here in the really-real world you’ll only be able to buy this comic online. You can even name your price and pay whatever you think is fair. I like this payment model, and hope that is works out very well for the creators. There is currently only one issue available, but Brian K Vaughan is a great writer and I look forward to see how everything unfolds.
March 26, 2013
“Las Dos Fridas” by Frida Kahlo, 1939
I’ve always really liked this picture by Frida Kahlo.
March 24, 2013
“St. Eustace” 1499-1503
I’ve been looking at Albrecht Dürer’s engravings a lot this week. His work is something I pour over when I need inspiration, and it is easy to see why. He is a true master. I just can’t believe the line and detail, and then when I think of the technique… I am just blown away by his skill.
“Death, Knight and the Devil” 1513