Calligraphy

Right or wrong: my struggle with kanji

Right or wrong: my struggle with kanji

4 days ago   |   Isobel Williams

Home is where you hang your hat. But in ancient China, home was where you sacrificed animals to propitiate the gods, so the early ideogram for 'home' depicted an animal on a...
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Last week on Art With a Needle

Last week on Art With a Needle

8 days ago   |   Art With a Needle

After I wrote about the "home songs" I'm doing in calligraphy, Gail left a comment: "When I read this, my earworm immediately started alternating between My Indiana Home and...
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Home songs

Home songs

10 days ago   |   Art With a Needle

I have written about how our gallery is having a theme show about "home," and one of the ideas I had about potential art I might create was to tie in with my daily art focus on...
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Last week on Art With a Needle

Last week on Art With a Needle

14 days ago   |   Art With a Needle

Not much happening in the way of art this week, as we are in California attending the Monterey Jazz Festival. So far I have learned a lot in our educational sessions, including...
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Last week on Art With a Needle

Last week on Art With a Needle

1 month ago   |   Art With a Needle

Readers had some great suggestions about how I could free up my calligraphy, such as writing left-handed, holding the pen way up at the tip so it is not well controlled, or...
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Last week on Art With a Needle

Last week on Art With a Needle

1 month ago   |   Art With a Needle

After I posted about making heavily machine-stitched pyramids that would fit a "home" theme, Sylvia suggested that I might make a yurt. That was an exciting idea until I...
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Calligraphy - drawing instead of writing

Calligraphy - drawing instead of writing

1 month ago   |   Art With a Needle

In my daily calligraphy project, I've been trying to get a little more "artistic" in my writing, but it's a struggle. I am trying to draw rather than write, paying more...
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Lili Wronker, Calligrapher and Illustrator, Is Dead at 94

1 month ago   |   NY Times

A German refugee, she brought her expertise in lettering to Hebrew calligraphy. She also illustrated hundreds of books, many of them for children.
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Karatsu Kunchi festival

Karatsu Kunchi festival

1 month ago   |   Happy Catholic

Karatsu Kunchi festival, from Calligraphy in the view
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Registration Opens! The Portrait In Charcoal

Registration Opens! The Portrait In Charcoal

2 monthes ago   |   Teresa Oaxaca

The Portrait in Charcoal. January 6-7, 2018 from 10-4 pm. The Art League School, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. $195 Signup & More Info This is possibly my most popular...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

KODACHROME - 0106

KODACHROME - 0106

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Charles Reiffel, The Haunted Tower

Charles Reiffel, The Haunted Tower

Private collection Date: 1939 Technique: Wax crayon on cardboard, 66.04 x 50.8 cm Source Read more ...

See-Through House / Koning Eizenberg Architecture

See-Through House / Koning Eizenberg Architecture

© Eric Staudenmaier Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture Location: Santa Monica, United States Category: Houses Lead Architect: Julie Eizenberg Area: 3100.0 ft2 Project... Read more ...

Hutong Filter / ZAI

Hutong Filter / ZAI

Courtyard Looking North. Image Courtesy of ZAI Architects: ZAI Location: Beijing, China Category: Housing Design Team: Yihang Zhang Area: 20.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Read more ...

Bourgainvile 2 House / Solange Cálio Arquitetos

Bourgainvile 2 House / Solange Cálio Arquitetos

© MCA Estudio Architects: Solange Cálio Arquitetos Location: Vila Imperial, Brazil Category: Houses Architect In Charge: Solange Cálio Area: 785.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

ASIA House / Jorge Marsino Prado

ASIA House / Jorge Marsino Prado

© Juan Solano Ojasi Architects: Jorge Marsino Prado Location: Asia, Peru Category: Houses Project Area: 303.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi Read more ...

Rainbow Clouds, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Rainbow Clouds, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Rainbow Clouds8x10 oil on canvas The living room walls were glowing from the light. I quickly grabbed my camera and ran outside and snapped some reference photos of this array... Read more ...

Charles Leickert, Winterliches Städtchen

Charles Leickert, Winterliches Städtchen

Date: Unknown Technique: Oil on panel, 22.4 x 17.7 cm Source Read more ...

Willem Witsen, London at Night

Willem Witsen, London at Night

Date: 1890 Technique: Unknown Source Read more ...

New "Sun's Bounty III" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary...

New "Sun's Bounty III" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Sun's Bounty III" ©2019 Niki Gulley24" x 48" textured oil painting on wrap around canvas Sun's Bounty is inspired from the beautiful sunflower fields we visited in Provence... Read more ...