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Sketching with Willow Sticks

Willow sticks are excellent for covering a lot of paper in a short period of time. A willow stick is a piece of willow that has been turned into charcoal. 143 more words


Meaningful? Morbid? ... or simply a mixed bag to be sorted each on its own merit? (by Olga Norris)

Walter Potter: Rabbits’ Village School
It was popular during the 19th century, and gradually becoming a minority curiosity during the 20th, but then suddenly there has been a revival of the art of taxidermy – or a growth in the use of taxidermy in art. 458 more words

Art Ideas

My painting class: I'm loving it!

What a wonderful time I’ve been having, teaching Introduction to Oil Painting at Your Home Public Library in Johnson City, NY. Originally a class of ten students, one failed to show from the first day, and another dropped out after the first day, citing time conflicts. 327 more words


Why fabric? (by Margaret Cooter)

Why quilts – rather than paintings … do you sometimes wonder? Whenever SAQA’s Art Quilt News pops into my inbox (you can subscribe here, it’s free) I ponder this question – the quilts shown in it are each part of an exhibition somewhere. 386 more words

Textile Art

Kantha stitching with Dorothy Caldwell (by Kathleen Loomis)

I wrote in June about Dorothy Caldwell, the internationally renowned fiber artist, who conducted workshops for my local fiber and textile art group. This time I’d like to focus on her use of the kantha stitch, aka running stitch, the most basic possible of hand stitches, the one we all learned when we first took up a needle in our hand. 289 more words

Textile Art


i was added to a group.. a german group of “artists for peace” .. – on facebook. my first contribution is.. called “Peace” .. and i used an old technique for creating it.. 34 more words

As the Muse Turns

Summer Art Challenge Days 23-29 — making art (of some kind) every day!

The impulse to create is a funny thing. It doesn’t confine itself to neat boundaries of expression. 226 more words