Saturday, November 01, 2008

inspiration: emily baretta: red dots

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I saw a post on DesignSponge about this artist: Emily Baretta and some of her recent work. I was very inpired by this piece... so I followed the link to her website...

and decided to look at her recent work and completely absorbed with her series of red dots/scabs... emily b.: red dots... go check out her blog...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

inspiration: kia neill graphite drawings

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thesmartestfish: kia neill graphite drawings

I just came across this graphite drawings by Kia Neil through thesmartestfish blog... excellent blog, great for inspiration. I am in awe of the texture of these images and find myself eager to start drawing again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

inspiration: ghostpatrol

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have you seen this site before? very cool illustrations... I haven't finished looking through it all yet, but I'm inspired by all the unique styles.

Monday, October 20, 2008

inspiration: Lisa Kellner

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Contemporary Sculpture - "Untitled, (The Emperor Has No Clothes)" (Original Art from Lisa Kellner):
Untitled (The Emperor Has No Clothes)

Sculpture-Untitled, (The Emperor Has No Clothes)
Untitled, (The Emperor Has No Clothes)
132' x 228'

"Merging materiality and language, this installation explores aspects of the physical and emotive façade. It examines the nature and efficacy of a cultural veneer while operating on the threshold between physical and cerebral space."

that quote is from her website - I'm not really sure what it means. if anyone can clarify, that would be cool.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

inspiration: Kate Just

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I have been very inspired by knitting lately and always on the lookout for new work and new artists that I haven't seen before. Kate Just is a Melbourne artist creating these large scale knitted sculptures - check her website for more information and more images.

"Kate Just is a Melbourne based artist best known for her sculptural knitting practice informed strongly by emotional and autobiographical references. Experiences of childhood memory, migration, and the death of her brother influenced early works. Imbued with a sense of melancholy and disconnection that came with leaving and losing family, large scale knitted sculptures include Uniform (Dad) (2002) of Just's father in his police uniform, and Family (2004) a sculpture of Just's own family." from her website, Kate Just

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

inspiration - Maria gil Ulldemolins

found this image by Maria gil Ulldemolins on Design Sponge and I think it is beautiful! I love the line quality and how the image shows such great texture.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

River's Edge Gallery


Originally uploaded by kellydarke
opening night of Primping, Pin-Ups, Painting and Pottery
The dates of the show will be September19th-November 7th.
Opening night September 19th 6pm-10pm
Additional meet the artists night October 17th

Kelly and Colin

Friday, September 19, 2008

Top 5 Etsy Shops

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I have neglected my posting duties, so now I am back and forcing myself to post more. I searched for watercolor paintings and I ended up finding great pieces (some from artists that I have already posted work from--but I was just looking at the images, so it just shows I really like these artists). I also put in one of my pieces because it came up on my search and I like it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Etsy Top 5 of the week

I know, I'm not very consistent with this weekly top five, but here is another one - the theme is creative writing, something I've been working on lately.

daily threads




the black apple

Thursday, September 11, 2008

sneak peak - new jewelry by Kelly Darke

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there will be a few more pieces at:
River's Edge Gallery
Primping, Pin-Ups, Painting and Pottery
The dates of the show will be September19th-November 7th.
Opening night September 19th 6pm-10pm
Additional meet the artists night October 17th

Friday, August 15, 2008

Etsy Top 5 of the week

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guess what I did today...

laundry buttons from butteredparsnips

laundry print from kavelrafferty

laundrobots (could have used these today) from lizardgirl

print from mywireempire

laundry print from the black apple

Monday, August 04, 2008

inspiration: Priscilla Fowler Current Exhibits

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Priscilla Fowler Current Exhibits

I learned about this artist from a link in ART MARKETING ACTION, the weekly newsletter from Alyson B. Stanfield - ArtBizCoach (she also has a great blog: ArtBizBlog). Her work is gorgeous! I am very inspired by the simplicity of color and design - the work is very powerful and I'm sure in person it would be even more compelling. The piece shown above is part of "Dispersion, a multi-part work 11' x 7'6" completed during the artist's residency, consists of 15 drawings, each 24" x 30", in sepia ink on painted paper." Please visit the artist's website to see more!

10 Years Ago - meme found on Loobylu

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10 Years Ago :: Loobylu:
this looks so cool - Colin, I would totally love to see what you come up with... I might try it... (go check out Loobylus finished comic, it's cool)

“Draw a ten panel comic about what you were doing ten years ago. Put pen straight to paper - no pencil, no computer, no planning, no starting again if you make a mistake. Simply draw, scan, publish. Tag some people who you’d like to see do the meme too. Oh and if you want to do it even if you haven’t been tagged you are most welcome!”"

Saturday, August 02, 2008

post from craftzine.... knitwear!

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Andrea of Making Things has a great post for anyone who aspires to become a knitwear designer, listing some of the top schools and courses you can go to to learn the techniques. Pictured above is the DKNY Cosy project from RISD.

Friday, August 01, 2008

top 5 Etsy shops of the week

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in honor of finishing my latest psychology class, Biological Psychology: Brain and Behavior, I have searched Etsy for some appropriate brain stuff:

crocheted neurons from concertinapieces

brain stamp from DistinctMink

brain necklace from paraphernalia

seratonin necklace from MolecularMuse

brain art light box from leee

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

this just looks really cool...

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found on whip up - I love large collections of stuff, and anyone who knows me would probably agree - I tend to collect things. not a real collection in the sense that my things have value, like baseball cards, but just the enormous piles of stuff... like yarn, or fabric, like all that stuff that "I could definitely use someday" so don't throw it out.

whip up » Blog Archive » crochet experiments:
"crochet experiments gooseflesh has laid out all her crochet experiments and its quite an eclectic collection."
visit gooseflesh

also reminds of this

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

One Word Meme...

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found at Meet Me at Mikes: Meet Me at Mikes: One Word Meme...:
post your answers on your blog - let me know if you do...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair? dyed
4. Your daughter? singing
5. Your son? lounging
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? strange
8. Your favorite drink? coffee
9. Your goal? closer
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your church? rarely
12. Your fear? failure
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? vacation
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you’re not? awake
16. Muffins? yes
17. One of your wish list items? house
18. Where you grew up? michigan
19. The last thing you did? typed
20. What are you wearing? pajamas
21. Your TV? cartoons
22. Your pets? sleeping
23. Your computer? iBook
24. Your life? awesome
25. Your mood? good
26. Missing someone? usually
27. Your car? old
28. Something you’re not wearing? socks
29. Favorite store? Borders
30. Your summer? lazy
31. Like(love) someone? unconditionally
32. Your favorite color? red
33. Last time you laughed? recently
34. Last time you cried? weeks
35. Who will repost this? someone?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

: : . Sublime . : :

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: : . Sublime . : :
Dare to be Different by Faith Forster:
cool article from a magazine that looks cool, too. I'll have to look for it at Barnes and Noble

Friday, July 11, 2008

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