Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON 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...

Hand-stitching - the workshop 1

HAND-STITCHING - THE WORKSHOP 1

I just got home from a gig with the SAQA Indiana region. The organizers thought it would be more convenient if participants didn't...

 
 
 

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT YEARBOOKS

I don't ordinarily write about public affairs in this blog but last week's hoohah about yearbook photos gave me a lot to think about....

Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON 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....

 
 
 
Calligraphy - drawing instead of writing

CALLIGRAPHY - DRAWING INSTEAD OF WRITING

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...

Sewing while impaired - Plan B

SEWING WHILE IMPAIRED - PLAN B

Thanks to a kick in the pants from my astute reader Shannon, I have decided to make more pyramids and call them "homes" for the gallery...

 
 
 
Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON ART WITH A NEEDLE

A couple of days ago I wrote about my struggle to make some art for my co-op gallery's theme show about "home," and how the little...

Found poetry 53

FOUND POETRY 53

 
 
 
A little stitched house

A LITTLE STITCHED HOUSE

My gallery is having an all-member theme show in April and I have been trying to figure out what to make. The theme is "home" and the...

Isaac's Christmas collage

ISAAC'S CHRISTMAS COLLAGE

Isaac wanted to sew something for his mother for Christmas, so I cut a piece of denim from my jeans-for-art box and he rooted around...

 
 
 
Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON ART WITH A NEEDLE

Vivien left a comment on my post about daily art: I've always wanted to do a daily art project, but I feel I don't have enough control...

Daily art 2018: post mortem 2

DAILY ART 2018: POST MORTEM 2

As I wrote on Monday, the main thing I didn't like about my 2018 daily art project was that it was too varied and thus too hard to...

 
 
 
Daily art 2018: post mortem 1

DAILY ART 2018: POST MORTEM 1

I always like to evaluate my art projects when they're finished, in part so I can figure out what to do and what not to do again. And...

Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON ART WITH A NEEDLE

The cataract surgery went beautifully and a few hours later I could already see a dramatic difference in the amount of light entering...

 
 
 
Daily art with a kick

DAILY ART WITH A KICK

As a lover of daily art, I was taken by a story in yesterday's New York Times about a woman in Germany who got fed up with delays in...

Rising to be art?

RISING TO BE ART?

A reader's comment: "One of your entries was about how there were many collages and how only few 'rose to be art.' How did they? How...

 
 
 
What makes it "rise to be art"?

WHAT MAKES IT "RISE TO BE ART"?

Recently a reader left a comment on my blog: "One of your entries was about how there were many collages and how only few 'rose to...

Last week on Art With a Needle

LAST WEEK ON ART WITH A NEEDLE

Following our discussion of leaving comments on blogs, I decided I need to be more rigorous about responding to readers. Yes, I could...

 
 
 
Calligraphy - a funny new alphabet

CALLIGRAPHY - A FUNNY NEW ALPHABET

Looking through my inspiration book I saw an almost-illegible alphabet in which the letters were squashed together horizontally but...

Daily calligraphy - how it's going

DAILY CALLIGRAPHY - HOW IT'S GOING

It wasn't until the fourth or fifth day of my new daily art project that I realized: the choice of what I was going to write was just...

 
 
 



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 ...

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painted this today from a set up, I set it up in a window so it was back lit. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas. Read more ...

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

© Xaysavath Sommaly Architects: Tomi Atelier Architecs Location: WJCF+6R, Vientiane, Laos Category: Coffee Shop Lead Architect: Vannavong Sithammarath Team Members: Leekeng... Read more ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This painting is created using Venetian plaster on canvas. I have an online class that teaches you how to make this painting. It has beautiful cracks in the plaster, collage... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting. 10x8" Acrylic on Canvas. Read more ...

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Architects: Atelier KUKKA Architects Location: Hokuto, Japan Category: Houses Lead:Architect: Maki Okubo Project Year: 2017 Photographs: HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Item 3 - 2 people having a conversation These 2 guys were sitting right behind a few of us Urban Sketchers who chose to stay inside the Hof. They were having a talk about hard... Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art , Stormy Sea, "FUN AT HIGH TIDE-Racing the Tide Series" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

This series was inspired by a trip to Cambria, California last year. A dear friend and I spent two days combing the beach for sea glass. One of the days the tide was coming in... Read more ...