16 December 2007

New, interesting, and sometimes inspiring

I love the Incredible Hand Paintings by artist Guido Daniele. I look at them and think about body art for next year's RenFaires.

Peng-Peng Bears & Sock Monkeys are cute, but what impresses me the most are her marketing strategies. If you're looking for someone to model in terms of success, this is one to study!

Speaking of marketing, have you seen Uber? I know that there are a lot of websites like that, and I haven't signed up for Uber yet, but their site looks attractive and professional.

Getting back to art inspiration: It'd take some tweaking, but I see potential at TEXT-IMAGE.com. What immediately comes to mind is printing people's faces on fabric, to use as a wallhanging that's a commentary about computers and our loss of uniqueness and identity. I'd probably combine the portraits with bar codes and other symbols of mechanized identities.

And, this morning I've been researching American Luminist artists. Though my art generally includes obvious brushstrokes, I'm inspired by that movement's focus on colors in the sky and in nature. But, while looking at related websites, I stumbled onto White Mountain Art and Artists, focusing on the artists who painted New Hampshire's White Mountains during the 19th century.

It's time for me to do some painting, and get ready to visit the Menil Collection, a Houston, Texas art museum listed in "1000 Places to See..."



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