"Speak"
Julie Fordham
July 2014
18 x 24
Mixed media - oils with thread. 

I love how this came out. Probably one of the first paintings I’ve ever done where I don’t have a serious problem with the anatomy. 

This one was inspired by an older painting of mine that was based on the fairytale “The Six Swans”. About a princess who must remain silent for six years to save her six brothers who have been turned into swans.

"Speak"
Julie Fordham
July 2014
18 x 24
Mixed media - oils with thread.

I love how this came out. Probably one of the first paintings I’ve ever done where I don’t have a serious problem with the anatomy.

This one was inspired by an older painting of mine that was based on the fairytale “The Six Swans”. About a princess who must remain silent for six years to save her six brothers who have been turned into swans.

writingnotebooks

creativepilgrimage:

  • coffee in the morning. tea in the afternoon. this is the natural order of things.
  • don’t despair if you get so immersed in writing that you forget to drink aforementioned tea or coffee. it tastes good cold, too.
  • you need time to cogitate. you need time to think and…

One last reblog… So many posts on how to be a better writer also can be applied to being a better artist by changing a few words.

70years
artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books
Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)
Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt


So well said. I love working in books.

artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books

Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)

Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt

So well said. I love working in books.