Friday, 30 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
I made a couple of small books trying to illustrate a witch's spell. The first one had some glitches so I made a second version, both have their good points and bad but I wanted to show how I overcame the problems on the first one and then tried afresh on the second version. This is why creativity is important because it leads to invention and problem-solving. Both were great fun to make.
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
My first post about Reginald James Lloyd who was born in Hereford in 1926 and died in March 2020, he was primarily a painter but also worked in print, ceramics and stained glass.
'What is the Truth?' was a collection of poems by Ted Hughes a friend of Reginald James Lloyd. The book was illustrated and designed by R. J Lloyd and was published by Faber in 1984. It was marketed as a children’s book and won the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Award. Lloyd and Hughes also self published 'The Cat and the Cuckoo'
R. J Lloyd has work is included in collections of the Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Maritime Museum London, and many other municipal and private collections. It amazes me that an artist and man of so much influence has passed without obituary. Reg also collected ceramics throughout his life and his collection was bought with national lottery funds for £300,000 in 2008 and held in Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Rob Sayegh JR like many artists has been very creative in lockdown. Here are some examples of his 'Draw the Curtains' window drawings to uplift and entertain using a mix of paint and collaged cardboard and paper. I have made windows for Christmas and Halloween and I highly recommend it, as a cheap, fun way to engage with your neighbours, have some fun and hopefully share some joy.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
"I wanted to create a living alphabet – something we could plant – to literally make words matter." Katie Holden
"Words Matter. Truth Matters. Science Matters. Facts Matter. Black Lives Matter. Democracy Matters. It all matters. We are all matter. But what is matter, we may ask? The word itself is suggestive of what’s at stake. The etymological roots expose a tension. The Latin materia suggests “timber” while mãter means “mother” or “source”. So, matter is a hybrid, a woody, fleshy fusion of living tissue with a semiotic heart. The heartwood, if you will." Katie Holden
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
I found the incredible work of Japanese artist Hajime Emoto last week. He creates 'museum specimens' from paper and bamboo, here are some of his fish and sea creatures. Initially, Hajime worked with print as his medium Lithography and etching until in 1999 his attention turned to creating a bestiary.