Monday, July 27, 2015

Art And The Passionate Flirtation With Life

Joseph Cornell: how the reclusive artist conquered the art world - from his mum's basement

I have never been a big fan of Cornell's work but after reading this article I certainly appreciate it a lot more. What really resonated was his feelings of "luxuriating in what he described as "the teeming life of the metropolis" and soaking it all in.  He could be enraptured by anything from watching a garbage collector, a dog, a bird, leaves blowing in the wind. All of it pointed to a romance with the world or for me it is a passionate flirtation with life.  Perhaps that explains why I have such a need to express/process it all in so many ways as an artist. Currently that need is expressed with daily drawing and ipad art, which is not to say I don't continue working on other mediums, however ipad art is at the forefront at the moment. 

Corner ChinWag
It's a brolly buster morning in Ohio today and rather soothing to listen to 
ipad drawing, ipadart, dailydoodles

Dreaming aside, getting ready for the Groovy Art Market coming up next month.
more info here

For those struggling with their creativity here is a list of "5 ways to rediscover your art and reclaim your passion" courtesy of the Skinny Artist.

Something to be said about all those mundane instagram shots huh ;)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fun With Daily Doodles on The Ipad

or should I have titled that "obsessed with ipad drawing" because I can't seem to put my ipad down and stop with the doodling and the apps.

thanks to Will Terry sharing his video demo  using procreate app

A photo posted by @jafabrit on
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Remarkable Ways To Share Our Stories Through Art

I went to see the art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, titled Fabric of Survival,at the Columbus Museum of Art and what was particularly interesting is why and what age Esther started making these  Embroidered Story Panels.
The exhibit was stunning, and also a reminder that it's never too late to find a way to share our stories, be it through photography, embroidery, paint or drawing.
18 tips for telling a story through an artwork
I found this wonderful link on accessart  that shares how to create mixed media embroidery to tell stories and a simple activity for children (and for adults ;).

Telling stories with Sand Animation
A picture is worth a thousands words and digital photography school shares a few tips on how you too can tell a story with photos. 

 I mixed photography and embroidery  to tell a little about the Jafagirl Yarnbombing Story in Yellow Springs Ohio 
The Yum Yum Pole on Dayton Street
Photograph glued to wood and covered in epoxy resin and hand embroidery attached to dowel