Friday, 24 March 2017

yazan halwani


looking at yazan halwani's work feels like looking at old movie posters from a generation and language i don't understand. which, very possibly, is an entirely mistaken interpretation.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

tahmineh monzavi


i particularly like monzavi's pictures of groups of women. see them here

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

pooya aryanpour


i'd love to be able to tell you a bit more about pooya aryanpour but i can't. check out these and make something up!

rondellus



what's that you say - no more than one black sabbath cover album in a day? well if you've no room in your life for a bunch of rearranged songs, on medieval instruments, from estonia i can't help you!

brown sabbath



so you know exactly who this is for. in  which case put the tea on, put down the sea glass, kick back and imagine what the lad would've made of this.....

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

yasuhiro ogawa


monday feeling like a little bit much? dip your toe into the world of yasuhiro ogawa and that'll sort you right out

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

miles davis

transferring an image to a linocut bloock



i have to stress that this isn't a technique i've ever used but, if the image is transferred (and you don't mind a flipped image) without tearing the paper, it might be worth a try - you need to watch her follow up videos to see here whole process

Friday, 17 March 2017

soemone


abandoned buildings, guerilla installation, strange made up alphabets. yeah, soemone ticks my boxes

Thursday, 16 March 2017

retna


apparently well famous this retna. i must've had his work with the likes of nike and justin bieber pass me by.which is a pity as i'm loving these forms.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

tarek benaoum


calligraphy you say? just check tarek benaoum out!

Monday, 13 March 2017

helen abbas


there are some people whose use of colour just makes me glad to bea human being. and desperate to run off and dipp my face in pigment!! hello helen abbas

Sunday, 12 March 2017

coleman hawkins

making a collagraph



this is a pretty decent wee video on how to make a realistic collagraph. some good chat re tools - see the gripper for those people who have problems with prolonged, precise cutting. watch the follow up video for hand colouring tips

Saturday, 11 March 2017

more charles bradley

liking that charles bradley? here's his story...

registering a linocut



there are many ways to register a print so here's one. 'available in my shop'. you could buy one....

charles bradley

Friday, 10 March 2017

eunice kim


the very notion of dots, spots and tessellations gets me excited. eunice kim - i thank you!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

mohammad bozorgi


i'd love to tell you i know how he did these. but i totally don't. click on the link - get lost in these

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

tam van tran



as seems to be more and more the case there's little detail about tam van tran. which im some ways is good as it lets you focus on the work.and i'm loving what i'm seeing

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

el seed


print, graffiti, calligrpahy - el seed's work is just dazzling

Sunday, 5 March 2017

buying a ukelele



i've become a bit of an evangelist for the ukelele recently. it's a great entry level instruments, brilliant for kids, isn't as intimidating as a guitar (but you can really improve your technique by 'playing' on the ukelele) and, most importantly, it's a fabulous instrument all on its own. just play one!

this is a wee guide to getting your first one.

*i feel it's only fair that as the owner of multiple guitars and ukeleles the n+1 rule fully applies

eva foam



going back thru my library of instructional videos so time to start posting. starting with eva foam

Saturday, 4 March 2017

hydrographic maps


it seems the national library of scotland has digitised all their historical hydrographic maps. what could these be used for? who knows? who cares!!? just look at the loveliness....

Friday, 3 March 2017

lev alimov


lev alimov - you could just get yourself lost in these images

Thursday, 2 March 2017

old school turkey



all those old school turkish tracks on one playlist...

kris kuksi


kris kuksi - just a big bag of baroque mental. i would love to see these in real life!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

the buzzer


it should be no surprise that the swiss lounge has a partiality to all things russian. true, most of this might be based on a certain stereotypical view of a quality called russian-ness but i've had it since i was tiny and trying to learn the cyrillic alphabet from the tv. so i make no apologies.

lateley one of the more niche expressions of my russophilia has been short wave station uvb-76. what's it all about? i don't know and i don't care. but i do love it's grabbed a certain part of the population's imagination. if you're listening mr putin - keep this caper going!