Sunday, June 24, 2012

Week TWENTY SIX - artist DOWN!!

I have been sick with the flu for the whole of the week and lost voice on day two. It's winter here in Australia and just about everyone is coughing and sneezing. It's a particularly nasty flu this year, so we are being told, with a racking cough that can hang on for weeks. So, dear PlayDATERS, there is no PlayDATE this week and not sure how long it will be before I recover enough to play again. Upside is that I am spending a lot of time catching up on other's classes, surfing the web and reading...............

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Week TWENTY FIVE - Lettering


Letter Playground - very interesting and inspirational gallery of doodled letters
Free graffiti alphabet stencils
Fab Pin interest page devoted to lettering (I think you need to join Pin Interest but it's worth it!)

............and some more fabulous lettering videos. One from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and two from Teesha Moore. ENJOY!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Week TWENTY FOUR - marbling resources

Isn't this just a gorgeous example of marbling???? {{{sigh}}}.....Lots more practice needed. Like about a hundred years I think!! LOLS

As I need to take a break from video PlayDATES, I am giving you some relevant links to interesting sites on marbling this week. This has taken quite a bit of research as instructions are not easy to find. Hope you enjoy - even if you just look! And be sure to watch this Youtube. It's AMAZING!!!

There are some comprehensive instructions for various traditional marbling patterns here.
Top pic is Dutch Marble and below it is Antique Marble

Here you will find some beautiful examples of vintage and modern marbling patterns such as two of my favourites - the Turkish combed pattern shown below or the gorgeous Blue Shell pattern also pictured