Bookmaking is an artform in itself which never ceases to amaze me. In the video below, I started making a basic pamphlet and thought to share the process with anyone who is interested in this beautiful craft! This is the first part of my book making video and will be posting other parts from time to time. Happy viewing!
The things I love about London are so many, but the one at the top of my list is the community spirit. In light of the events that occurred on 3rd June 2017, I was bowled over by this memorial and the great love that was exhibited. I luv LDN!
This picture expresses how I feel about living in the city, be it London or any other cities I've had the opportunity to visit. The atmosphere is always vibrant which is purely down to the people. So, as I was out and about in London one sunny day, I came across this beautiful scene on the high street and just had to capture it.
As it happens, a local arts college in London, were looking for entries for a post card exhibition about city life and wanted pictures of artworks on a A6 postcard that represents what life is about in the city. I sent them my picture and they entered it into the exhibition. I've posted the picture which says, "what makes the city but the people?" below, along with some of the other entries I liked at the exhibition. It's surprising to see the interesting things that can be done on a A6 postcard!
The exhibition started on 9th Jan and ends on 10th Feb 2017.
Ever heard the phrase...'Be yourself, everyone else is taken.' Well, one of the most amazing musicians I've ever met, sent me the incredible story of Artist, Joseph Cornell. I say it's incredible, because I completely relate to his artistic story and the way he viewed his art. He collected things and transformed them into amazing masterpieces. He spent time alone, collected objects during his lunch breaks from his day job. He then worked in his home studio dedicatedly making his craft, even though he had huge family commitments.
He never saw himself as an artist, but saw himself as a designer-maker. Hence, the reason I feel so connected to his work. He was described as someone who lived a reclusive life, yet, was in touch with the art world. The point is, he made art on his own terms, using what he liked and avoided unnecessary distractions.
Artists like Joseph Cornell are rare to find, but I know they exist and long to discover more creative people like him.
Joseph's story re-iterates the point that it's more than okay to be yourself. Even if critics demean your work, it doesn't matter, what matters is how you feel about your craft and what you do with it. Some critics commented that Joseph's works were toys for adult's, but years later, his works have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries, even though, he himself, never left New York. This amazing quote I found on Skinny Artist's website sums it up nicely, it says, 'first they laugh, then they copy.'
Feel free to be yourself.
Hope the You tube video below, by the Royal Academy of Arts, inspires you to be your best self, no matter what.
The beautifully crafted lights at Regent street this year is hard to miss! Happy New Year everyone!!
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