Steal like an Artist!

Hand lettered in color markers and digitized by equin-co™

A while ago, I saw Artists’ “golden rules” or “habits” if you like.

An awesome book is named “Steal like an Artist” by Austin Kleon. Read more about it here.

Being creative was thought wrong all along!

I simply love love LOVE everything this booklet of ideas has to offer! It’s basically pure artist common sense put to words!

I have awesome quotes to illustrate later on, now! Great source of quotes 🙂

A page from the book, you can come across it often on Pinterest.

 

Have a great and Creative week, everyone !

 

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Birthdays Are Great!

Hand lettered in ink on paper and digitized

Past saturday was my 25th birthday, so I put this onto my Facebook cover! Festive, huh? I also made a matching t-shirt to go with it, but my friends took all the pictures, and I never had any time to take a decent web-site worthy picture of it! So more to come in the next post 🙂

It was a weird feeling, though, turning 25, a quarter of a decade.. But it was such a relief that I got to celebrate it with my old(er) friends! They kept commenting “Oooh, you are such a baby, you still are a young little thing!” so I felt a little better:)

Don’t get me wrong, though, I *do* know 25 is a young age, so is 30, but in my personal journey, I felt different, numerically and psychologically.

So, feel festive, today, people! It’s a great beginning to the week, sunny and warm may :))

Cheers!

xx

Art! Do you think this one is?

"Art is what you can get away with" lettering in pink, yellow, purple and red, on pink cotton t-shirt

A famous quotation by Andy Warhol, “the pop art king” per se, contributed in numerous speculations about contemporary art, classic art and a little bit of mockery about “naked men sitting on rocks”. For me, Art has no rules, what pleases the eye, is worthy of display and/or usage.

Some die hard scholars might disagree, that the classic form of effort bearing art with golden rules and whatnot deserves all the credit, while a mere soup can is unworthy of any attention.

But Typography and lettering came a looooong way from what they have been, too.

So has illustration and digitally altered imagery. They used to be all rules and they got evaluated as “good” and “bad” but now, universally, most types of “art” is appreciated. Even to the point where uneven, unclassified, material-free installations are applauded by art experts.

I, myself consider this t-shirt a work of art! What do you think, does it aesthetically please you?

Here are more “Art” for you to have a wonderful week!

I’d love your feedback.

and this.

Cheers!

xx

World’s Social Problems

Socially awkward

Having the social media at our fingertips, even more than ever today, makes us struggle a little in the material world. Being the “social” people we are in Facebook, twitter and whatnot , it seems to me that we forget how to act among the “friends” we so often interact via web, but not in face-to-face contact.

That, of course, results in awkward silences, not so fun moments, and most saddening of all, leaving us wanting to share a video to break the ice.

I would love to wear that shirt in public, maybe that’ll bring us something to talk about in case of emergencies!

Oh, there is the tshirt !

"Let's be awkward" writing in multicolor, glitter and metallic painted on white cotton t-shirt