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Art Collaboration Project

Posted by: IliteratePoet

Tagged in: JAPAN , CONTRIBUTE , art


Calling for creative talent!! Would you like to contribute to an arts project/ tribute, to raise the awareness for the Japanese people,  who suffered in the recent disaster in March of 2011.

It will literally take ten minutes of your time. So what do we require of you? Here's the low down.

Project details:

A member of IHONO Arts group and a member of POINT-less Arts group have combined their creative talents to produce a Poem with music. We are now looking for contributors to create an image with a few words from this poem. These images will be put together to make a video to go with the poem/music. The project will then be announced in Japan by a famous contemporary arts group.

What to send:

1. Name (optional).
2.Where you are in the World/ Country.
3. What you do, artist, writer, poet etc.
4. Twitter id and/ or email (so that I can let you know when project is live and keep my "word", inventory updated).
5. The Image/photo.

All contributors will be listed in the video credits and the images will also be listed on POINT-less' Blog and possibly other sites too.

There will be around 65 contributors in total, we already have over forty of these and the remaining places will be first come first served basis, thank you.

Here are a few examples of images already submitted:

To find out which words we would like you to use, please contact Gwylym Owen, and he will send you the required information and a copy of the Poem/music for you to listen too. Thank you.

It really is that simple to take part . Submissions deadline is 30th of September 2011.

Treasure Hunting

Posted by: Jennibellie

Tagged in: vintage , treasure , postcards , metal , market , journal , haul , goodies , finds , ephemera , creating , books , art , antique , alter


So today I have been out and about treasure hunting and thought I would show some of my treasures and explain what I will do to transform them into my next creations.

I usually travel all over the UK searching for goodies (if my budget stretched to global I would be doing it EVERYwhere - french antique markets one day, cocktail in hand digging for shells and precious stones on the beach the next, bliss).  Boy I sound spoilt, it is not that I necessarily travel intentionally to scout, more that I'm lucky enough to go many places and can never resist the opportunity.

So here are my favourite finds of the day:

I didn't get the best price imaginable on these metal findings, but I improved my haggling skills a bit. They're going to be used on the front of my journals (I'm a journaling addict, art journaling inside and creating journals for others).  I may post once they have been cleaned and repurposed.

These vintage tins I found on a car boot stall of a guy that said he had about 800 recently delivered and all sat in his front room.  He left them there as he didn't think they would be popular! By the time I got there these were really the only good ones left.  I will be making books in boxes with these.

I'll just finish with these antique and vintage postcards.  They are all stamped and postmarked except for the one that is my ultimate find:

This is an antique postcard of my most favourite house in the world. If I had all the money imaginable and could only purchase one property it would be this one.  It is of what I call the 'cat house' because a cat sleeps in the flower bed in front of the house - I hardly would ever pass without seeing him snoozing there.  It is in Winchester (the old capital of the UK before London had the honour) in the Cathedral grounds and just through the arch you can see there is the house were Jane Austen lived and died.  I lived in Winchester 10 years ago to go to university and like everywhere I have lived miss it dearly - if you treasure hunt yourself you will know how fabulous it is to find something that is so personal to you too.

I love finding personal ephemera, well any ephemera really, I'm addicted to making art and journals with them - because they are already such unique items themselves they just add this individuality and history to your projects.  I'm currently creating a video on howto incorporate ephemera into your journaling so if you art journal or keep a written diary yourself they will be on my youtube channel in two parts if you're interested.

Finally I just want to say a big thank you to anyone who has read this blog entry - this is my first ever, on any site, and to be honest blogs scare the stuffing out of me so if you are a seasoned blogger I would really appreciate any comments you have for me - and don't be afraid to be critical on me, I can take it - or have a tub of hagen daaz ready and waiting in the freezer if not lol

Peace and Love to all

Pencil lead sculptures

Posted by: TOLDart

Tagged in: Sculpture , Passion , art


Hi everyone. My name is Jasenko Đorđević. I'd like to share with you my passion.
Since I was a kid, I made a little things. I made ​​a small books, small origami ... I've always tried to surpass myself. Every time I tried to make a smaller paper boat. Finally I made a boat with paper dimensions 1.5 x 2.5 mm

One day my brother sent me a link of an artist and asked me can I do that. After a day or two I sent him my first sculpture. Since then it has become my passion. Every time I try to be more original and more better.


I hope you like my work. More you can seen on my site




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