I don’t think I know a lot about art. More than the average person maybe, but not a special amount. I spend a lot of my time trying to rectify this, and then the rest of my time wondering if I’m tainting my own creativity. It is quite a conflict, but then I remember that […]
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about this, and I doubt it will be the last. Freelancing has been a journey of discovery for me, not least the free time I allow myself. We all imagine we’ll do great things when we “have the time” and sometimes we do. Sometimes fear gets in the […]
Fellow Jazhans conspirator Hannah and I booked a long weekend in Paris. The goal was to explore as much art as possible, whilst making the most of French cuisine and going up tall buildings. In those things we were successful, with some thoughts for a second trip in the future.
About a month ago I had a meeting in London, which placed me quite near the Tate Britain. I decided to bunk off for the afternoon and work in the evening (the joys of freelance!) Having my Tate pass is brilliant because it means I can walk into any exhibit, at any point, without having […]
We’re fortunate in Woking to have our own gallery. Even more fortunate that it is free to visit! When I have people to stay it is always one of the things on the list. They have tons of interesting art, and often things you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
I found this cool pin which shows someone putting crayons into a silicon ice cube tray and cooking them in the oven for a bit. The result is cute, marbled heart shaped crayons. I decided to give it a try.
We wanted to do something messy, and I had an idea. I’d been doing some “blind contour drawings” and suggested we try it with paint. Essentially, you’re drawing without looking at the paper. You can look at what you’re drawing, you just can’t see what you’re doing. A thousand times harder with paint, but so […]
To fill people up with triangles.
One of my friends gave me a kaleidoscope making kit for Christmas. One of the great things about it is being able to put whatever you like in it to see what happens. Hannah and I experimented with beads, jewellery and random objects we had laying around. A lot of awesome photos after the jump!
I invited my brother over to make some art with me. I’d had this idea about bubbling paint, something which I’m pretty sure I did at infant school. It’s fun, messy and abstract. We accidentally ate more paint than is probably ok, but oh well. Read on to see our messes!
I’m trying to get back into some art materials I haven’t used for a very long time. Oil pastels as mentioned the other day, and ink. I was struck by the lovely illustrations in my ancient Famous Five collection and so though I’d give some of them a try.
I was challenged to make the first thing I did Tuesday morning a drawing. To remind myself when I woke up, I wrote a post-it note and put it on the kitchen door. This inspired something, and I ended up writing myself 52 post-it note reminders.