Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Week Links: 78

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 78...

1. Incredible 3-D lettering that absolutely pops off the page from Tolga Girgin - first seen here on Design Taxi.

2. The Painter's Primer: A Survival Kit. 100 suggestions on living and working as an artist. Thanks to Dina Wakley for the link.

3. Even the works in progress from Roxanne Coble are amazing.

4. Incredible surface created by Alaric Hammond via etching and corrosion on zinc plates. Seen earlier this month at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

5. Looking forward to getting Daily Rituals: How Artist's Work by Mason Currey after reading excerpt in the current issue of Professional Artist Magazine.

6. My friends - Mary Beth Shaw, Julie Fei-Fan Blazer, Nathalie Kalbach and Dina Wakley are all featured on the new DVD Art Journaling Live 2. Well done!

7.  One of two gorgeous Rothko paintings auctioned off on 11/4 at Sotheby's in NYC as part of the A. Alfred Taubman collection.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Consider me Your Dealer

It is the time of the year when we all reflect on our lives and give thanks for all that is good and wondrous.

It is also the time of the year for sales!

I never want my blog to turn into a blatant promotional tool -- but I am making an exception today. Just for you. So for all you supply addicts out there (yeah...I'm talkin' about you), consider me your dealer. If you have been thinking about buying some of my (or anybody else's) stamps, stencils, DVDs, books and other artsy stuff, now is the time.

Save 50% Off Storewide at Interweave Store

Save an Additional 10% Off at Interweave with Offer Code CYBERDEALS10

This starts at midnight CST and that is when the best deals are to be had. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


There is a magical shop in NYC that I head to if I need a dose of inspiration, a visual fix, or a photo op: ABC Carpet & Home. Even their website is a gem. The shop is filled to the rafters with the most incredible objects and their stylists seem to change the scene constantly. It is a place to spot trends, see the work of new designers and find fuel for the creative fire.

For those of you who cannot visit in person, I am happy to bring some ABC to you in these images I shot this past weekend...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Australia 2016

To all my peeps down under: I am excited to be returning to Australia in July 2016 as part of the Art is You Australian Mixed Media Roadshow. My experience there in 2014 was one that I will never forget and happily have documented in these blog posts

We will be in the country...
Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra Western Australia

We will be in the city...
 Crystal Palace Luna Park, Sydney New South Wales

We will be at the seaside...
Noosa Convention Center, Tewantin Queensland

Please consider joining us. It is guaranteed to be a time you will treasure forever.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Week Links: 77

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 77...

1. Spectacular Landscapes of Possibilities made from maps by Ji Zhou.

2. Love the concept of rustic luxe from Amy Duncan.

3. Digging this detail of a work in progress from Bridgette Guerzon Mills.

4. Don't usually have time to take online workshops but when I saw this image for Pathways and Wanderings from Roxanne Evans Stout I signed up immediately.

5. Life-sized scrap metal sculptures by John Lopez (thanks to Donna Joy for the link).

6. Rae Missigman shares her favorite studio tools.

7. This is from Calico - a Brooklyn-based wallpaper company. Their designs would make brilliant book covers.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

On Trend

trendsetter or trend forgetter?

Artists tend to fall into one of four categories when it comes to trends, with most people straddling more than one. Where do you fit in? Are you a trend lover, hater, setter, or forgetter?

Check out my column The Creative Pulse in the paper or digital November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors to read more about the phenomenon of trends and how they impact (or do not impact) artists.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Art Blog Directory

Have you visited my Art Blog Directory lately? In it I include links to creative blogs.

I just finished my biannual review and deleted 55 blogs, all of which have not been active within the last six months. What does that say about the state of the blogosphere?

That still leaves 415 links for you to explore. Yes. 415. Better get started now...

And if you want to add your blog to the list of links, email me at