I made this cover from my art image, Mama Africa Turtle. My efforts are starting to feel like a manuscript! Creating this cover even when I am not finished the writing was a great thing to do for myself to see some tangible progress.
If you are looking for art for your book cover or promotion, you are welcome to go to www.robinlandsong.com and see if there are any images that might be a match for your book theme, if so contact me, and we… Continue
Added by Robin Aisha Landsong on January 11, 2013 at 7:45pm —
Posted new edition of All Art Friday. Today's spotlights are on Freya Grand's upcoming exhibition at National Museum of Women in the Arts; London Centre for Book Arts; short films using Olafur Eliasson's "Little Sun"; Ernie Button's out-of-the-ordinary artistic inspirations; and Breakthru Film's animation "Loving Vincent" (trailer included).
The roundup highlights exhibitions at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Dale Chihuly), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ("The Female Gaze"),… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 11, 2013 at 8:32am —
That would be me...although, admittedly, I'm not so little (I'm actually average height). That's just how I feel at the moment.
I just received a rather crushing rejection. It's particularly crushing because this felt like my absolute best shot at getting published. I was a friend of a friend, they specialized in the type of writing that I excel in, and they asked for the entire manuscript (not just five bloody pages!). Alas, it was not meant to be. I wasn't the right… Continue
Added by Lauren Jankowski on January 10, 2013 at 10:21pm —
Shirley Tucker, responsible for the cover of Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar" talks about she came up with her design.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 10, 2013 at 7:27am —
This week's new edition of All Art Friday spotlights Support NYC Small Businesses, sound artist Bill Fontana, photographer Jon Crispin, Art Breaks, and Studio Visit. The feature video is about conceptual photographer Uta Barth.
The roundup highlights exhibitions at the New Museum (Rosemarie Trockel mixed media), MoMA PS1 (Huma Bhabna figurative works), Asia Society (Lin Tianmiao fiber works), and St. Louis Art Museum (Edward Curtis photographs).… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 4, 2013 at 5:50am —
Today's post takes a look at Richard Serra's site-specific artwork 'Te Tuhirangi Contour', commissioned for businessman Alan Gibb's sculpture 'farm' in New Zealand. I've included two sneak peeks from a documentary about the sculpture's creation and a link to the complete film.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 2, 2013 at 7:30am —
I've posted a visual meditation, Step by Step, for contemplating the coming New Year. The video features paintings by Carol Aust and music by Linford Detweiler.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 31, 2012 at 1:18pm —
This week's edition of Saturday Sharing offers you an opportunity to discover your inner wine personality, learn about the 100 things you'll supposedly want to eat before you die (or before we head into the new year), test the Tate Gallery's Pocket Art Gallery app,visit National Book Critics Circle's Tumblr site, check out the latest posts at Public Domain Review, and walk a famous mile with van Gogh.… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 29, 2012 at 9:51am —
Posted new edition of All Art Friday. Today's spotlights are on The Silent University at Tate Modern, A Big Project, commission4mission, self-portraits by the late William Mutermohlen, video profiles of American Craft Council's 2012 ACC Awards, and a video featuring the work of Chicago-based artist Anna Joelsdottir.
The roundup highlights exhibitions of Hung Liu paintings (Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, Calif.), French Impressionist masters (Columbia Museum of Art,Columbia, S.C.), the… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 28, 2012 at 8:00am —
Today's Wednesday Wonder is the sound installation of artist and musician Ruben Dher whose piece comprises 14 steel-string acoustic guitars, fabric, motors, and a computer.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 26, 2012 at 8:46am —
I've posted a video of images from Canadian artist William Kurelek's beautiful children's book "A Northern Nativity" set to the composition "When Winter Comes" by Chris de Burgh.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 24, 2012 at 1:12pm —
Today's edition of All Art Friday spotlights Jerelle Kraus's "All the Art That's Fit to Print", Art Talks at Vassar College, art videos in "Meet the Artists" with critic Adrian Searle,a video excerpt from "The Toxic Camera", a film commissioned for the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster; and the online exhibition "Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak" at Facing History and Ourselves (video included).
The roundup features exhibitions at the Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 21, 2012 at 6:43am —
I first wrote about China-born Lily Yeh, founder of Barefoot Artists, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that uses art to transform impoverished communities, in November 2009. Recently, I learned that the documentary about Lily Yeh, "The Barefoot Artist", has completed filming and is now in post-production and seeking support to bring out the film. I provide a preview of the documentary.… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 20, 2012 at 6:54am —
In a wonderful animation from TEDEd, poet Jane Hirshfield explains what metaphors are, what makes good metaphors, and how our use of metaphors, especially in poetry, helps us better understand our world.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 17, 2012 at 6:36am —
Today's new edition of All Art Friday puts the spotlights on 3-D artist Bryan Christie, MetPublications, photographer Caleb Cain Marcus, Reed College Digital Collections, and an interactive Kiki Smith Website.
The roundup highlights exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery ("Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets"),Peabody Essex Museum ("Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones"), San Francisco Museum of Art (Jay DeFeo retrospective), and the Japan Society ("Silver Wind: The Arts of… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 14, 2012 at 5:36am —
Today's post looks at artist Brendan Jamison's carved sugar sculptures, which include replicates of Tate Mausoleum, Tate Modern, and 10 Downing Street. Videos show the pieces installed.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 12, 2012 at 5:46am —
Posted All Art Friday. Today's edition spotlights an Italian gelato museum, ArtCyclopedia, Culture Street, a modern art course, and the video "Reading Between the Lines". The roundup highlights exhibitions at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art (artists and writers), Pittsburgh Filmmakers Center for the Arts ("Marcellus Shale Documentary Project"), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (Terry Evans photographs), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art ("Drawing Surrealism"). In the Notable… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 7, 2012 at 7:19am —
Artist Dryden Goodwin is seeking to raise awareness of air pollution's dangers, especially its detrimental effects on children, with his thought-provoking film "Breathe". In London this past October, Goodwin projected his short nightly onto the facade of a hospital on London's South Bank, a site captured by Monet in his work. London is among Europe's most polluted cities.
I've included a video documentation of "Breathe".…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 5, 2012 at 7:19am —
All Art Friday spotlights Lebanese artist Cynthia Nouhra, the Met's "Inventing Abstraction" show, Ursinus College's Berman Museum of Art's exhibition "Access-Ability", programs for seniors at the Whitney Museum, and Carne Griffith's drawings in tea and calligraphy.
The roundup highlights exhibitions at the National Building Museum ("Detroit Is No Dry Bones") for which I've included a video; Illinois's Rockford Art Museum (mixed media by artists of Little City, a program for people… Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 30, 2012 at 8:07am —
Today, in Part 2 of my two-part interview "She Turns to Art to Heal", holistic nurse and artist Lisa Wayman explains why she turned to art during her late son's illness, what she learned from her art-making and how she applies her "lessons" in life and at work, and what observations she's made about art's beneficial effects on others.…
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 29, 2012 at 6:20am —