Tag Archives: Artists

Handling the Material: Art Techniques, Guides and Processes

In the blink of an eye rubber hits a road, a hand hits the mat, grabs hold of brush or pen as the wrist turns into a twist. Arms do the heavy lifting, the torso pivots. If this were the … Continue reading

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Working the Room: Making Space to Create

A place to think, to spread out, to collect one’s thoughts and work through ideas.  An environment where inspirations are realized, this is necessary to the creative process.  It can be a dining table doing double duty, the corner of … Continue reading

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Begin Bold, End Inspired: Ideas and Inspiration for the Artistically Inclined

Break open this beginning like the seed that it is! A New Year’s cold, hard exterior is full of all the necessary nutrients to carry you through to a nourishing end. Why not begin by cracking open a book, eyeing … Continue reading

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Night of Disguise at SAM

Join The Seattle Public Library’s social media team at The Seattle Art Museum for a ‘Night of Disguise‘ and have some incognito fun on Friday, June 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. Buy tickets here and use discount code twitterdisguise0619 to get $5 off. The Library has plenty of … Continue reading

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Learning on the right side of the brain

Autumn’s overstuffed backpacks and pencil cases always trigger feelings of expectation and excitement. And although school bells and hall passes may be a distant memory, it’s never too late to learn something new. I’ve always wanted to be able to … Continue reading

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Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

Edwidge Danticat, famous Haitian-American author, sees the stress of crisis as a force for artistic creation, and sees the role of the immigrant artist in the documentation of events. Speaking recently at Town Hall in support of her new book, … Continue reading

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Winsor McCay: Ahead of his time

Have you ever looked at the art of someone like Hieronymus Bosch and wondered “What century did this guy come from?” He lived in the 15th and 16th centuries, but his art is so modern and fanciful that it almost seems … Continue reading

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