Tuesday, December 18, 2012

bed knobs & broomsticks

The most underrated Disney film- Bed knobs and Broomsticks

The age of not beliving 

Edie Bouvier Baele

Just watched Grey Gardens, a documentary about Jackie Kennedy's aunt and first cousin living an eccentric life in their run down East Hampton home.  Little Edie and Big Edie they call themselves.
Here is the movie below:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fashion gurus who love color

Anna Piaggi

Anna was an Italian fashion editor and style icon. Her style is bond and over the top but she always has a theme for each outfit.

Next up: Iris Apfel 
the "Rare bird of fashion"

You can find a great interview and other features, such as dress-up paper dolls and video clips based on the exhibition, at the website for the Peabody Essex Museum, one of the museums that hosted the exhibit.

Pat McGrath- Makeup Artist

Self trained and maybe the most in demand make up artist in the world at the moment.

This is Pat :)


Sunday, December 16, 2012


My favorite colors are turquoise blue and tangerine orange. 

Importance of color:

Take this fun color quiz to find out what colors can tell you about your mood at the moment :)



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Elements of Design: Line

Elements are the basic visual material we use to make art. It is hard to imagine anything visual without using one or more of these 6 elements!


Today we are going to talk about line. 

Line is a mark with greater length than width. Lines can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal, straight or curved, thick or thin.

The direction of a line can convey a mood 

With calm horizontal lines: 

Vertical lines suggest a potential for movement:

Pic:Vertical lines

Diagonal lines strongly suggest movement:

When lines look is if they were drawn quickly, to capture a feeling of movement, they are called gesture lines:

Activity: Practice drawing lines as an expression to music being played.  Use varying types of lines such as horizontal, zig zag, wavy or vertical.

Here is a short video that helps explain what the design element of line is all about:

Activity #2: Blind Contour drawings! Without looking down at your paper draw your left hand with one continuous line. Do your best to notice every detail! This exercise help you practice observational drawing or drawing what you see.

Now lets try using curved lines to make your hand really pop out from a background of straight lines

Artist of the day: Gustav Klimt