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Abundant Art Virtual Show: sketches!

I’ve been posting a few WiP* sketches over on my at account: Sil_artscribe, on Instagram and Facebook (I use my usual twitter account for my art as well, no changes there).

Mixed media collage (Heart Words); Fantasy pen/watercolour sketch (can you guess the inspiration for it?); Tarot Card study, from concept to colour tests.

Here they are:

 

*Work in Progress

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Abundant Art Show Challenge

Hello 🙂

while my writing proceeds slowly but steadily,  I’ve decided to participate in the #AbundantArtShow!

It’s an 8 day virtual mini-show of artists’ work from all over the world. Over the next 8 days, I’ll be showing some of my recent pen sketches as well as sharing my favorites from other artists.

Hope you’ll enjoy seeing new artwork, and feedback and comments will be much appreciated!

You can find  the show challenge rules HERE  🙂

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Secret Postcard art in Glasgow (for a good cause)

I have donated four postcard reproductions of my work to this event 🙂

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This is the website for the event: NDPartsale

And some Press attention (which is always nice) here.

Let me know what you think if you have a chance to go!

 

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Covers – 1926-1947

From The New York Public Library Digital Collections: Despite the fact that dust jackets often include useful information about a book and its author, including biographical notes and often a portr…

Source: Covers – 1926-1947 | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

What a collection! To me, covers are as important as the content, a tiny living piece of the text bridging the story with the commercial world. A small voice that says: “Here, here, look at me! This is the hand which held the pen that wrote me, the fingers typing on the keyboard, this is why I was written, where, this bit here says who decided I was worthy of being printed, this other bit gives you an idea of what all the words inside are about…!”

 

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Cat & Fish Linocut Print

Gorgeous and cheeky work by artist Catherine Cronin. The proof that what appears simple can explode with character and mischief. Love this piece!

Cat Among the Pigeons Press

I printed this cheeky pair recently; not my usual style, what do you think?

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(© Catherine Cronin)

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Traditional Japanese art and cats

I love both. Traditional Ukiyo-e Japanese art, waterbased inks and  block-printing technique – something that definitely inspired me since a young age, and something I plan on practicing a lot more and soon.

And cats! I love all sorts of pets, and cats are funny, and very inspiring.

This is an article on the exhibition Life of Cats – there is also a link to a virtual tour of the art.

Cats and Japanese block-printing ukuyo-e prints

Do you have any favourites? I’m intrigued by the relations between humans and pets, and art is a beautiful way to explore it.

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Review by ‘Making the Mark’: Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

Source: Review: Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

Victorian photography exhibition in London. Wish I could go see it!

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