ARTZINE: Submarine Sandwich by PES


For anyone interested in Stop Motion Video this is a ‘must see’. I love this kind of animation, it’s one of my dreams to produce something like this. This is one of many created by PES, which are available to view on YouTube. I enjoyed this one so much I just had to share it here It’s featured in a very interesting article, on the Nikon Cinema … Continue reading ARTZINE: Submarine Sandwich by PES

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself


Now telling me to express myself, that’s a good one, but where to begin … Partying in Paradise maybe? I thought I’d express myself by putting it some clobber … Please feel free to let me know what you think! You can view and purchase my clothing designs at  Print All Over Me You can also Express Yourself some more! Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

ARTZINE: What was the first work of art that spoke to you?


This Month – What was the first work of art that spoke to you? I was trying to remember when it was that I first woke up to art, for instance when I first really looked at something and appreciated that someone had been inspired to create it, or when I first tried to create some art of my own. My mother was very keen that … Continue reading ARTZINE: What was the first work of art that spoke to you?

ARTZINE: What is Art Anyway?


This Month – What is Art Anyway? There are many definitions of art online, but my favourite is the one on Wikipedia: “Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities.” I also found this: “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works, usually visual, to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” And there was this: … Continue reading ARTZINE: What is Art Anyway?

ARTZINE: Launch Day – Haifa Museum & The Chicago Triangle


Welcome To  “ARTZINE” Today is launch day of my blog’s new feature “ARTZINE” “ARTZINE” is a monthly art feature, where I will be sharing my experiences, thoughts and feelings regarding art.  I want to raise some age-old questions, that continue to be asked by each generation as the face of art changes, and look at the new ways in which art is manifesting today. To find … Continue reading ARTZINE: Launch Day – Haifa Museum & The Chicago Triangle

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! – As It Was!!!


Monday *** Art in the Morning Children in the Afternoon Passion in the Night *** Tuesday *** Light is my Paintbrush The Universe my Canvas and Truth my Vision *** Wednesday *** Doughnut Spied, Attracts Smell Becomes my Master Now Jam Explodes, Such Joy *** Thursday *** Mosquito, Fly By Two Eyes, Two Hands, Go Faster Swish, Smack, Too Slow, Splat *** Friday *** Cats … Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo! – As It Was!!!

Earworm: What Does It Mean?


Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. Photographers, artists, poets: show us INSPIRATION. Well here’s a poem made completely from other people’s songs. I’ve included the performers names after their quotes. Just ignore the names when you read it ◊♦◊ Earworm Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far … Continue reading Earworm: What Does It Mean?

The Road Less Traveled: What’s Traveled is Traveled


Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded. Photographers, artists, poets: show us OTHER. So many paths to tread It’s hard to know which ways I should have chosen & which roads would have been best for me & mine to roam. * So many schools & teachers I have … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled: What’s Traveled is Traveled

We Can Be Taught! – The Fly & I


Tell us a moment or an incident that you treasure  — not necessarily because it brought you happiness, but because it taught you something about yourself. Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEARNING. Today I tried to meditate The fly had other plans. Every time my mind detached It landed on my hands. * At first annoyed I thrashed about. Into the air it rose. I … Continue reading We Can Be Taught! – The Fly & I

Poetic Challenge: Judgement, Justice & God


In response to Iam Who Iam’s  weekly  poetic challenge for this week … I have made my very first attempt at ‘Unrhymed Iambic Pentameter”, aka  “Blank Verse”. I have been musing to my husband about experimenting with some classical poetic styles & this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. You can read more about this specific style here … Poetic Challenge: Blank Verse, & read Iam … Continue reading Poetic Challenge: Judgement, Justice & God

Shape Up or Ship Out: Who Are We Today Then?


Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done. Photographers, artists, poets: show us UGLY. The Wall! Ugly Love? For some people love is beyond their comprehension, however much they try. The problem is they only want to love in order … Continue reading Shape Up or Ship Out: Who Are We Today Then?

Ripped Into the Headline: New Guidelines for the Use of the Weekend


Write about something that happened over the weekend as though it’s the top story on your local paper. Photographers, artists, poets show us something from your WEEKEND. The government announced “New Guidelines for the Use of the Weekend” today: 1. Be Intentional – Your time is precious, use it or lose it. 2. Experience Something – Get out of the house & use your senses. … Continue reading Ripped Into the Headline: New Guidelines for the Use of the Weekend

Never: Never Say Never


Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. Photographers, artists, poets: show us FORBIDDEN.  Never Say Never I never said, I never would, It’s not that it’s forbidden. I never said, I never could, & wouldn’t want it hidden. I never said, you never should. You knew I was just kidding. So let it now be understood, that fear does the forbidding. 🙂 Never … Continue reading Never: Never Say Never

Bittersweet Memories: The Gift – Sanctuary


You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it? Photographers, show us GIFT. My personal sanctuary is my ‘bittersweet’ gift from the universe. I consider it ‘bittersweet’  because. although it is the most precious gift I have ever received, it took many years of suffering & confusion before I was ready to accept it. As soon as I did accept … Continue reading Bittersweet Memories: The Gift – Sanctuary