I’m in the midst of writing a series of posts about artists getting paid and the economy of the arts but that’s a bit heavy for a Friday, isn’t it! So instead, here’s one of my occasional link posts.
My web designer, Steve, had a moving encounter with some art.
This Andre Jordan cartoon made me laugh with comedy of recognition.
The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies – many of these were intimately familiar to me but perhaps they won’t be to younger artists.
This spoof Damien Hirst blog made me howl with laughter (although some of the ‘works’ are more Martin Creed in style).
If you’re a jeweller then the Cookson’s Forums may be worth checking out. I’ve not tried their forums but I’m a big fan of them as a supplier of materials – they’re always very quick and efficient at despatching stuff.
Artists are buying up cheap houses in Detroit – some interesting discussion in the comments about the familiar artist gentrification cycle.
I’m A Photographer, Not A Terrorist is a UK based campaign objecting to increased police interference in street photography.
Me, Me, Me!
Thanks also to Kayte from the Love Forever blog, who featured my work last week.
I had my work accepted to culturehall. I haven’t quite finished uploading works to my profile yet but I’ll let you know if I get any interest or opportunities from it. The site is curated by an artist and frankly, it shows – when I researched it I was very impressed by the high quality of work shown.
I also joined Textile Forum South West. If you’re a British artist interested in textiles, you may want to check this out, you don’t actually have to be based in the South West of England to join.
I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts whilst sewing sequins on my apron. Here are a few of my recent favourites.
Jennifer at Craftsanity interviews the Beerhorst Family and discovers how they live a creative lifestyle with very little money. This interview with X got me all excited about my chickenkeeping plan again (it’s moving slowly onward btw, I’ve just taken out a load of library books on chickens and I’m researching coops).
I discovered The Electric Sheep podcast on Twitter and I’ve happily chewed my way through all 20 of them in the last month. It’s knitting based but she delves into other stuff too. Very British.
if you’re struggling with your blogging motivation, this podcast from Sister Diane at Craftypod should get your juices flowing again.
Lexicographer, Erin McKean suggests that if it works like a word, we should just use it.
Because nothing says ‘I love you’ like handknitting someone a periodic table jumper (that’s a sweater if you’re American)
Ever wondered where the dark thread of horror in British comedy originates? Welcome to the wonderful world of British Public Safety films! Includes one of my all-time favourites – the Spirit Of Dark Water but thankfully not the one about children dying horribly on farms that gave me nightmares for months after I was shown it in primary school. Definitely NOT for the faint of heart.