Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Welcome to the February 14, 2007 edition of Arts and Stuff Carnival.

Welcome to the February 14, 2007 edition of Arts and Stuff Carnival.

For those that don't know what a blog carnival is my first post will explain more.

Okay without further ado, this is the list I have made up out of many submissions for this months of Arts and Stuff blog Carnival.

Art Creativity

Sean J. Vaughan (on behalf of the author Dan Barker) presents Dancing with Death posted at Reason and Rhyme, saying,
"This is an original painting from Jacquelinne with a lighthearted look at considering death."
Marty Weil presents Interview with Art Deco Travel Brochure Collector David Levine posted at ephemera.
"David Levine collects Art Deco travel brochures of the 20s and 30s. These pamphlets are wonderfully designed and equal to the graphic impact of the more widely collected Art Deco posters. David spoke with us about his Art Deco brochure collection."
The Bizarre Jokester presents Painted Hands.... or ANIMALS??? posted at Amazingly Bizarre.

David Trager presents Dream Flight by ~blindedangel posted at Feel Good Vibes.

D.A.N. presents Untitled Ink Tessellation #1 posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.
"This is an ink drawing done with a tessellation pattern. I really like how this piece turned out even though I created it nearly 5 years ago."
D.A.N. presents Untitled Abstract Ink Experiment #1 posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.
"Created using technical pen and various other drawing tools, this drawing has a technical feel that makes it seem like something out of some science fiction show."
D.A.N. presents Untitles Abstract Ink Experiment #2 posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.
"This is part two of my exploration of technical abstract ink drawing. This one had a small challenge in that it was designed to be no more and no less than 10 lines that cannot cross."
MissMalaprop presents Etsy Upcycle Recycling Contest posted at Miss Malaprop - independent, sustainable, eco-friendly shopping, film, art, fashion, crafts & design, from New Orleans with love, saying,
"this is my most recent attempt at creating art out of what was once considered trash."
Denise Thea presents 2007 January 22 « Glintlit Gloss posted at Glintlit Gloss.
"We’re etching the edges of the windows all over the house with our personal symbols. A dragonfly is mine, befitting a slightly over energized person. Paige with the vibrant personality has the butterfly. And Ryan, a summery sort of guy with regular sparks of enthusiasm has the firefly."
Philosophy and Thoughts about Art

D.A.N. presents I Could have Made That: Why I Don?t Get Minimal Art posted at Sights & Sounds from the Fifth Column.

Note: This is an interesting article and worth reading, Susan
"So what exactly is minimalism as it applied to art? Basically it is based around the concept of “Less is More.” This concept can be applied to anything from paintings to sculpture and allows the artist to use only the most basic elements that are required to create the desired effect."
Andrea Dickson presents Buying and selling art on eBay posted at Wisebread.
"What would you say if I told you that I filled my entire living room with completely original works of art for less than $300? We're not talking kid's stuff - no crayon drawings, no attempts at self-expression. Art by real and struggling artists, both schooled and self-taught?"
Dan presents It takes Determination, not Talent, to Make Great Art posted at
"I can’t imagine what would be like to paint the entire ceiling of the Sistine Chapel – the enormity of it just blows my mind. What was his secret? How did he accomplish such a Herculean task?"
RJ Lavallee presents bent spoon -- art, literature, image and text, opinion e-zine and blog - Could it be? posted at bent spoon -- art, literature, image and text, and opinion e-zine, saying,
"What will you find? You know you have been searching. You know there's something out there that you need. Something so succulent, so simple, so sweet, so pure. And you hope that you find it in something so perfectly packaged."
Julie Heath - More4kids Inc. presents Bonding With Your Kids Through Arts And Crafts posted at More4kids.
"Arts and Crafts are a great way to bond with kids, especially when the whole family get involved. These days kids (and parents too) are so consumed with technology that they often don’t even know what making crafts means. Crafts can be a great idea for family time, especially in the winter when we don’t go out so much. Here are some of the benefits and some ideas for your family ‘craft’ time."
Derek Andrews presents Repetition as a design element posted at The Tool Rest.
"One of the simplest methods of making our work more visually interesting is to repeat a motif."
Best Post for Unrelated Story to "Fine Art"

Laura Young presents I Got Out of the Tub posted at Dragon Slayer, saying,

"How did a hobbyist photographer get a cover shot on a magazine? Fortune favors the bold. Remember there is a difference between having a theory of breathing and actually breathing. Here's an example of what can happen if you just take that first step."

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