1. ghoulnextdoor:

A small beginning, by Amy Earles
  2. johnrozum:

The Sugarplum Fairy - cut paper collage created for the Josd Whedon show at Gallery 1988.

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/

    johnrozum:

    The Sugarplum Fairy - cut paper collage created for the Josd Whedon show at Gallery 1988.

    http://nineteeneightyeight.com/

  3. lileks:

Grant Wood’s experience with acid was brief, but productive.

    lileks:

    Grant Wood’s experience with acid was brief, but productive.

  4. ghoulnextdoor:

Kathleen Lolley - MOTH LADY
  5. hooptedoodley:

Almond Branches in Bloom, Vincent Van Gogh

    hooptedoodley:

    Almond Branches in Bloom, Vincent Van Gogh

  6. ghoulnextdoor:

{There’s no cure for the love of a witch} ( via Lupevision)

    ghoulnextdoor:

    {There’s no cure for the love of a witch} ( via Lupevision)

  7. escapismtothemaximum:

Blues
  8. nemfrog:

    During their courtship a young man regularly sent his fiancée letters in envelopes on which he made a series of winningly charming and funny drawings.The examples here make up a small part of a larger collection. The Marin County (California) Free Public Library has published this description:

    The 46 illustrated envelopes presented here were hand-colored by Joseph Dennis McNeil, and sent, with a few exceptions, to his fiancée,Ellen Josephine Redding, who was living in Nicasio and San Rafael during their courtship. This collection spans the years 1925 to about1933. At this time, Joseph was working for Schmidt Lithograph Company in San Francisco and then in Los Angeles. Joe and Ellen had met as youngsters in Nicasio. They were married on August 9, 1928Joe and Ellen raised their family in Los Angeles.  Joe and Ellen were married for 47 years before Joe passed away on August 8, 1975. Shortly afterwards,Ellen relocated from Los Angeles to the family property in Nicasio with one of her daughters, Martha. On June 13, 1987, Ellen died at the age of 87.  Read and listen to Ellen Redding McNeil’s oral history interview from July 15, 1980http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/ohp/id/691

  9. 1000drawings:

by Gerrel Saunders
  10. Reminders to myself (and any other artsy people who follow me i guess)

    psychologicalmumbojumbo:

    stardustmote:

    -You don’t get better at drawing by avoiding drawing until you are better at drawing.

    - You don’t have to make a new masterpiece every day it’s okay if all you drew is a doodle of a bug. You are now +1 bug doodle better at doodling bugs. 

    - Also it’s okay if the thing you drew didn’t turn out very good. Everything you draw makes you one step closer to being able to draw good. You are still +1 step better at drawing whatever you drew no take backsies.

    - You are the only person who knows if your art didn’t turn out as good as you wanted it to. You are the only person who can see the things in your art that weren’t what you imagined in your head. No one else will know unless you tell them.

    - Comparing yourself to other artists just isn’t fair. You get to see all of your art, the best stuff and the worst stuff. You usually only get to see the best stuff other artists make. You don’t get to see that half drawn badly propotioned face they drew at 2 am and immediately scrapped. So don’t compare your badly drawn 2 am face to their best work.

    - Just keep making art. The only way you can really fail is if you give up. 

    All this applies to writing and other arts too :)

  11. mninetyeight:

Robert McGinnis, Wuthering Heights
  12. midcenturymodernfreak:

    Mistress of Modernism |Marguerite ”Peggy” Guggenheim (1898-1979)| American Art Collector, Bohemian & Socialite

    After her father Benjamin Guggenheim went down with the Titanic in 1912, his eccentric daughter, Peggy, inherited $2.5 million (that’s $34 million today) which provided her an income of $22,500 a year in the form of a trust fund. In some circles, it was estimated she only inherited $450,000. Bored with New York, she moved to Europe to satisfy her voracious artistic and sexual appetites (Rumor has it she slept with 1,000 men!). She is well known for assembling a very notable modern art collection between 1938-46 from the likes of Duchamp, Pollock, Rothko, Calder, Kandinsky, Picasso, Miró, and many other prominent artists of the time.

    (Top) 1950 Peggy in her palace on the Grand Canal | Photo: David Seymour | Venice

    (Bottom) 1955 Portrait of Peggy | Photo: Oswald Kofler

    Via: 1 | 2 | 3

  13. f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

     lula aldunate  radiates mandalas with ornate ceramic plates

    new york city based artist and designer lula aldunate has photographed a hand-crafted a series, comprised of vibrantly colored and intricately pattered mandalas. the spiritual spirals are a ritual symbol in hinduism and buddhism, which represent the universe. here, aldunate has recreated the circular motif from ornately decorated tableware, deftly intermingling various colors, botanical prints, plate size and trim. gold leaf overlaps neon pinks perfectly, both unifying and juxtaposing the compositions. the artist is a lover of flea markets, quirky details, colors and prints; thus, the her work always includes a vintage piece, as illustrated in the collection of antique arrangements.

    For decorative/photographic inspiration.

  14. (Source: cherry-tom-ato)