Many people ask: What is art? When I was studying art we spoke about high art and low art. I think it was a highbrow or snobbish way of thinking and people believed that only high art mattered. Low art included crafters and hobbyists. Even nowadays there are people who talk about insider art and … Continue reading What is art and can you call yourself an artist?
For the first two weeks we explored our image we chose as our symbol. Mine, as you may recall, was the butterfly wings and the metamorphosis cycle. It was mostly using one's intellect in researching meaning, ontology and considering how it could speak to us. We also were given questions to consider about what we … Continue reading Feedback About My Course I am Attending: Part Two
I am almost half way with the course I am attending: Art of individuation. It is a very stimulating and thought provoking course and is based on the psychologist: Carl Jung’s theories. It incorporates art as well, so it is a trans-disciplinary course. Along the way we learn words like trans-disciplinary, post-modernity, hyper-modernity and the … Continue reading Feedback About my Course I am Attending.
This post is my attempt at creating balance and harmony in the way I live. Some people refer to the state of creating balance as “a balancing act,” I myself have used this term but I don’t like it as it is far from an act for me. I don’t really think that “acting” gets … Continue reading Balance and Harmony
To recap from my post last week, when I layer I start with the lightest or luminous shades first to that the light shades glow through. Neon colours work well: Yellows give it a warm feel whereas light blues will give it a cooler affect. In this image below I have tried to depict how … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Expanding the layering technique.
Layering: My Hands and Heart. Last time I mentioned that artists use layering. Today is just one example. This layering technique uses collage (pasting), painting, stencilling, and stamping and it is fun for all levels of compitence, even children could get involved. I find it important to fill my 'creative well' by experimenting with different … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: the layering technique.
Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke.Crocheted cut off gloves, 2021, M Noffke. (Elliementalist Pattern) 1) Finished W.I.P: Cut off gloves This was actually my second crochet project. The idea was to practice the turns and create a product that is neat. My first product was a tea cosy which came out very wiggly. I … Continue reading W.I.P: Layering and Choice
Vulnerability I am sure you know what vulnerability feels like. It is an uncomfortable feeling and therefore most of us shy away from making ourselves vulnerable to others. Well I know I do. I am quite picky about who I reveal my vulnerability to. The funny thing is as a writer one does go out … Continue reading W.I.P.s and vulnerability.
Different ways of making marks by the same person. Different types of making marks can be achieved by using different types of art materials. In the first collection we see rubbings made by using leaves and bark that have given the patterns by rubbing wax crayon or pencil over the objects. This is typically an … Continue reading Artist’s Journey: different ways of making marks.
Here are three example sections of collages I have done. What is a collage? Dictionary meaning: Collage (not to be confused with college) noun: collage; plural noun: collages a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric on to a backing. Today’s prompt word: … Continue reading Collage Challenge: Taste/Tastes