kitchen pictures

September 23, 2012 § 1 Comment

In between lectures and lesson plans and analysing artwork, I’ve also been learning new skills and playing with materials. Here are some pictures I made with milk, food colouring, washing-up liquid, a camera, and excellent teaching from Pippa Sanger. Basic instructions are here if you fancy having a go yourself; it’s a great way to create stand-alone abstract images, or to add to a library of textures and colours if you’re a digital collage-maker. I love how much they look like pictures of slides under a microscope (for instance, have a look at these. Beautiful!)






And a quick Photoshop experiment…


(the words are a verse from Carol Ann Duffy’s poem the Duke of Fire and the Duchess of Ice.)



September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

This doesn’t do much to dispel my suspicion that, as a knitting geek, I am statistically very likely to be an utter loon. But it is amazing nevertheless.

these things make me happy…

September 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

These incredible photographs of Picasso drawing with a torch, by photographer Gjon Mili:-

(More pictures and fascinating words here. Go and have a look.)

This (the sounds, not the visuals) by Alt-J. Blooming beautiful:-

birthday heart

September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

Painting birthday cards in between researching SLR photography in preparation for my imminent teaching course.

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