Monthly Archives: January 2014

An Appetite for Something More at the Chicago Art Institute

Last week I finally made my way over to the Chicago Art Institute, which felt like the largest art museum I have been to in the States. It had long, daunting hallways filled with strange dead ends and tons of … Continue reading

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Card Making for Valentine’s Day

Last night I went to a cardmaking workshop at Paper-Source where I bought paper scraps for the collage I blogged about a few days ago. All the materials were provided, along with numerous innovative and specialized scrapbooking tools. One of … Continue reading

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Anish Kapoor and the Cloud Gate

How does someone reach a level of prestige that they can create a piece of art on the same scale as a building? How does someone become one of the most acknowledged living sculptors of ┬átheir time? These were the … Continue reading

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Character Concepts: Super Heroines

Role Playing Games are a great way to generate ideas for stories, artistic projects, and costumes. Last summer I played in a home brew game with some of my girlfriends who wanted to girls only game. We settled on a … Continue reading

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Continuous Line Drawing: Pens and Pencils

Anything can be the subject for a sketch, and in this instance I used my makeshift pen holder as my subject. Continuous Line drawings are one of my favorite ways to practice capturing a still life. Because your pen can … Continue reading

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Explore: Making Due with What I’ve Found.

For someone who normally has a lot of art supplies at their disposal it has been quite hard to have ALL of my supplies in storage. For some reason the only things I brought to Chicago for my first two … Continue reading

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MCA Chicago: field notes

Yesterday on my first foray into the city of Chicago I found myself at the doorstep of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Like most contemporary art museums I’ve visited it isn’t very large. It had a few focused exhibits on … Continue reading

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