Sunday, June 23, 2013

Foreign Artwork

  Art has always been a characteristic of one's culture. Today, I hope you enjoy the diversity of art and what you can take away from their techniques. Have fun!

                                                                     Norwegian Art:






Iranian Art:




Various Countries:



Persian


Middle Eastern


Persian

Middle Eastern

I'm so sorry about some of the identifications. I forgot to label them. 




Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Art of Chinese Bush Paintings



I love it! The color, brush strokes, everything! I am sorry to say I do not know the details of this technique. If you do I would love to have you share.  Enjoy!









The Art of Paper

       
            Paper is the most common material used in craft projects. From card stock to construction paper,   the possibilities are endless! I wanted to show some paper art today...in particular, rolling paper. In this masterpiece thin, ribbon strips of paper are rolled and bent to created this face. I have not tried it yet, but you will be the first to know when I do! For now, enjoy!



Done by: Amy Genser
An easy craft made with colorful paper, a butterfly punch hold, and painted canvas.



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Art of Barbie Dolls: An Unknown Masterpiece



 We all know this beauty queen...Barbie! Yah, flash backs... Well, believe it or not barbie is a piece of art herself! I know. Stay with me. When Barbie hit the streets in 1959, she was the hottest toy in town.  She still is. More and more dolls come out every year, but how? Artists! Yes, the Barbie name brand has their own team of artists who design the new dolls (a.k.a doll designers). It has amazed me how many men and women brought these dolls to life. As a fashion icon, Barbie has been through several style changes over the years with new looks arriving seasonal like any ordinary fashion line. Just like any other fashion company, clothing designers create fashion sketches and illustrations to showcase possible creations for the next Barbie. Below you will find some of these very same illustrations, many of which are by one of my favorite Barbie designers, Robert Best.























 Here are some advertisements of Barbie in the 70's. They scream the time period with burst of color swirls.



Sometimes it's nice to slip back into the past and look at old art. 
Hope you enjoyed!
I will be back with more artists, art, and my own art too!!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Happy Birthday & the Art of Cards

To My Dear Friends: Callie, Bailey, Stormy, & Sarah












We all know it is so hard to find good cards these days! The good ones are expensive, but are not really as sentimental or funny as they use to be. You've heard it before, but making your own cards is always a great way to go. It is an art easily mastered and once you start you can't stop.  For example:



























To everyone else:
Happy Unbirthday! & Here's some cute notes, cards, and messages I found online worth trying: