Up to Snuff #67: Key Things to Think About When Writing

Up to Snuff #67: Key Things to Think About When Writing
By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

What one aims for when writing is often the good perfected book that can go into schools. One must have all their ducks in a row, good education and degree’s lined up neatly to get the respect they deserve. A writer needs to have a good brain “tape” and hopefully wisdom. Maturity is also key and very often writer’s mature into writing and unfold as they grow older. A writer needs enough practice and should write regularly. It is also beneficial to cultivate a rich creativity, build something up and work from it. You can write from education and degrees. It helps to perfect writing and dialog in fiction if you use the right software. Writing non- stop with tablets can help to collect a setting, dialog or build up a fiction or a non-fiction book. One key some writers use is to always use a plan. Journalist’s with plans are often more successful. Another key idea for a writer is to do a little branding. Your book generally succeeds when it can be used to teach something.

Wise choices are good for a writer like collecting books and building a library and reading vs. TV. Wise choices can also promote preservation of your brain by avoiding ignorant TV programs and choosing a non-violent route for ultimately a healthier brain. Avoid crime or violence in music, choose programing and entertainment that aligns with your views. A good hobby to have is to research books. To propel yourself, what is crucial is to self- educate as much as possible by reading things in your field and building “ladders” for yourself to study. Education is generally not on a platter; you must have a rich self-education, experiential learning, to prepare you for and combine with your education. Set high bars and work towards mastership studies. Be a wise guide and look for good teachers, private teachers and align with smart people. While you are studying you can also be assembling notes for future writing, books or teaching. Buttress your books with classes and experiential learning to build a strong foundation for your books and writing career.

One key area for a writer to development is analysis. Analysis in the end impacts ones total and complete knowledge frame work. A good way to propel and acquire knowledge is via asking questions, just as in a PHD, one may start with a question or hypothesis to frame a greater study. Great books are something to use to build understanding of writing, vocabulary, analysis and very often romance or passion for your personality. A percentage of your reading and writing should be “KB” or knowledge based reading. Try to get up high enough in every subject that you can study independently and have it be meaningful. It is important to have high standards, bars and goals. You may feel “the power” to do something special in the world or for mankind-have something to offer.

Originality arrives from a variety of sources. It can arrive from bringing three disparate things or concepts together to make a new form via juxtaposition. Well- crafted questions can help you to arrive at original ideas as well as analysis. Research and inferential writing are some of the best ways to get at original evidence based thinking. Taking an aspect or a perspective where you slice off a piece of something or take a sampling can also be an essential way to look at subject matter. You can also write your thesis and later write associated variables as in an APA research proposal which can be developmental and a good path to original thinking. Observations and field work can be good to achieve original notes and writing with descriptions. You can use something you create like a microcosm, a catalyst or something like a “maquette,” to feed off and generate original ideas. Critique your writing to elevate it and get additional perspectives.

What is essential to a writer is to think about what is detrimental and available vs. what is responsibility and choice. Things that weigh heavy on the readers brain and could be avoided are things like: suicide, abortion, crime, killing, negative ideas and instigation, misogyny, low self-esteem, alcoholism, drug fame as opposed to health promoting, humanitarian, Paradisian and the world you want to live in.

One big challenge the writer has is to have a daily “digest” of enough words to adequately build their vocabulary. What is often recommended is to use a Thesaurus when searching for a word or something like “Soules Dictionary of English Synonyms.” A Thesaurus will build your vocabulary out sideways. It is good to read frequently and classics with better vocabulary choices. It is worthwhile, to read the classics with a dictionary and pen and paper. To advance rapidly, read every summer or regularly the dictionary itself. There are on Amazon.com a few books on building the vocabulary, the vocabulary from classic roots, vocabulary workshop, and vocabulary flash cards. You can sign up for new words delivered to your email box on M-W’s Word of the Day. Other good places for information on writing are the “Purdue Owl” website, the “Library of Congress” Database, “Wikipedia” and the “Poetry and Writers” website.

What can ultimately be good is to organize your reading so when you first wake up in the morning you have morning reading and before bedtime reading. It is good to catch your favorite current events in the morning along with your favorite online magazines and blogs.

A nice ways to round out a personality is to heavily read in subject areas. Try subscribing to better newspapers around the world like Chinese English Papers, “NY Times,” “Washington Post,” “The Guardian” in London, “BBC News,” and international English language papers to get a good cross section of news. You can watch Mexican news on TV’s “Telemundo” plus “CNN” or other respected TV news sources for weather and broadcast news stories etc.

Other things that are nice to subscribe to or view are sources like “MXDWN,” or “Pitchfork” or “Rolling Stone,” “Entertainment Weekly,” “Noisy,” “Stereogum,” “Alternative Press,” “Brooklyn Vegan,” “BBC” and “Tone Deaf,” as some of the online music magazines.

Art Magazines like “Art in America,” “Art Forum,” “Juxtapoz,” “Virtuogenix,” “American Art Collector,” “Hi Fructose,” “Fine Art,” “La Mode,” “Photo Play,” “Art Market,” “Art News,” “Cloth Paper Scissors,” “Aperture,” “Aesthetica,” “NKA,” “Fine Art Connoisseur,” “Daguerreian Society” or art websites that regularly send email news like “E-Flux” also make for good information about art. “Bio News” is an online science news source.

More than 1600 Literary Journals can be found on the “Poetry and Writers” website at pw.org. To read things like poetry, short stories and creative writing or essays try a variety of literary magazines like “The Paris Review,” “Ploughshares,” “The Kenyon Review,” “The American Poetry Review,” “The New Yorker,” “The Atlantic,” “Poetry,” “New England Review,” “The Missouri Review,” “The Gettysburg Review,” “Cimarron Review,” “Sewanee Review,” “Antaeus,” “Esquire,” “O’Henry Awards” or “Columbia Journalism Review” or “Michigan Quarterly Review.”

There are also a variety of culinary sources out there like the blog “Cooking without Limits,” or magazines like “Bon Appetit,” “Food and Wine,” “All Recipes,” “Marth Stewart Living,” “Better Homes and Gardens.”

Try reading in an area or subscribing to journals online or in print to spruce up, to stay on top of your field and improve your skills. Many magazines can be found by searching online or in magazine.com, magazinestore.com or discount mags.com. A good writer is well informed and well-read.

A good writer’s kit may be tablets to take notes, pens, tape recorders to record notes or dialog or interviews, a telephone recorder for interviews, camera’s, video cameras, a Wi-Fi device, a telephone, a watch, a sketch pad to make a sketch or a diagram of something and maybe a pocket dictionary or if you can carry it-a laptop and work in every café with Wi-Fi around town. It may also be nice at times to have an artist’s easel and capture in paint a rendition of a place or create a set. BN.com out of New York sells telephone recording devices. It is good to get started collecting all the basic tools of the trade.

The Art of Liberation and the Universal Public Artist Group and Movement “Liberato,” Liberato Manifesto

The Art of Liberation and the Universal Public Artist Group and Movement “Liberato”

Liberato Manifesto

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

“Liberato” was founded on May 14, 2018 out of Ypsilanti Michigan by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu after careful consideration of the removal of all impediments in art.  Whether in the city, or without access to monies to fund an art work or access to a manufacturer or the things you can do any place, any time, at any age, regardless of income but dependent on skill and intelligence-“Liberato” was born. Liberato is simply the art of liberation.

Liberato it was decided on this day belongs to all those who connect with its ideas.  Liberato is a universal public art group and movement.

Liberato includes things such as “Prosperous Zero” which is a kind of performance art dependent on a zero derivative.  Prosperous Zero can be something like mime or my me, it can be songs or teachings and kinds of enactments that one performs.  There are many key elements borrowed from acting and performance art that make up Prosperous Zero.  What distinguishes Prosperous Zero is its distinct liberation and anywhere anytime quality.  Usually you can designate a space or create an impromptu stage.  It can be both vocal and silent.  The basic idea is what you can develop by yourself while utilizing your own body.  You may use written work then rehearse it, or story board sequential actions or even compositions. Prosperous Zero has to do with talent, with creative action, and acting out scenes.  The most basic idea is like the gypsy who carries all their belongings with them, Prosperous Zero goes with you all the time and is an extension of you and who you can become.  Prosperous Zero is like an acting gypsy.  Prosperous Zero is supposed to develop ones personality and self-esteem.  Prosperous Zero is also supposed to liberate you from the constraints of time and space or necessities like casting, stage, crew, finance, costume etc.  Prosperous Zero can be based on observations or teachings, songs or studies.  It is a back pocket and cupboard art. One may derive income from Prosperous Zero and teach it in schools of any age group or film or perform it for a fee.  There are Prosperous Zero DVD’s and books like the forthcoming “Art Relevant Juncture,” that will include writings on Prosperous Zero.

Prosperous Zero was also founded by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu in about May 2015 after a long period in the hospital with little available to her.

Another component of Liberato is dematerialization in art.  For example one may not physically create an artwork one may “create art in writing.”  Once one has conceived of ideas to remove barriers to art work, another beautiful art work can result.  Liberato includes as a key component writing as a liberated skill that requires very little and is highly transportable.  Art can easily be inserted into writing as can many things.  Liberato also includes writing poetry and poetry recitation.

Another key idea in Liberato is acapella music that includes fire side songs, snaps and clapping.  Making an instrument of yourself in any way or if you like including an instrument. Many instruments are easy to transport or songs easy to remember.  Liberato finds that memorizing songs to be very good for the brains memory function in general.

Drawing is another simple skill that one may easily transport with few tools.

Liberato also includes dance.  Liberato is for all those who ever had an art without a resolution, or ended up in a confined or remote place or just want a life dedicated to liberation or a freedom orientation.  This is an art for creators, perhaps a gypsy’s art that requires good teachers, advanced skills and know how.  Even a PHD may dedicate himself to elements of Liberato for vitality, utility and ultimately to problem solve a lack of financial or spatial or material constraints.

Liberato is an art of oneself, richness or to be rich and without inhibition.  Liberato doesn’t have to be done on the street or done outside, but may be.

It has to do with that feeling of liberation, like when one starts to write, the potential of that skill and the lack of necessity, but the need for knowledge.

The more you develop yourself, the more you are without creative impediment, the more liberated.

Many citizens experience getting degrees in lithography or print design or joining a dance ensemble or an orchestra and have been without the space or studio equipment or  members or not within a city that is conducive to its creation.  One may have chosen a large instrument that is difficult to carry or transport.  You should still have wonderful pianos and cellos at home.  One may have a large idea they cannot afford yet.   Many ideas around liberation may guide one to choose skills with a liberated orientation.  Liberated artists may advance more rapidly by virtue of this choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commonality Conjurers in Art

The Commonality Conjurers in Art

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Gather all your red things

Measure each of their statistics

To ascertain who are the commonality conjurers in art

Red things, apple you are a #1 commonality conjurer

Menstruation and blood you are #2 commonality conjurers

They wished to know if they saw a red object

What thoughts would they conjure?

 

 

Art Writing: Intellectualization in Art, An Existential Study

Intellectualization in Art, an Existential Study

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

The Wax Maquette

Place your hands inside the catalyst and imagine architectural space

If you close your eyes will you be stimulated to see something in the past, present or future

If you look inside, will you connect your design to the catalytic model

 

The Ouija board

Use the board to connect spiritually

Calling all spirits!

Either I am contacting the spirits or they are a con artist, let’s find out!

How will I know?

How the game connects you to a spiritual thought successfully

 

The two objects

Connecting two thoughts that make something

Together these two thoughts make something

Object writer

 

The placement of poetry

 

The bringing into thought

 

What do we know?

 

Thought Traveler

 

Eye control

 

The crest, the builder, the exaltation

 

Past, present, future

Bringing forward or sending behind or backwards

The new branding

To pull an image from the past to conjure the era in the present

To have the same thoughts, then to have a second thought

 

The look at thought world

The conjurer, the human designer, the condition, the desire, the provocation

The drop off, the ideals

 

The availability

Creating art in writing

Creating art in thought

The abstract manifestation

 

Art that you utilize, art that you keep thinking about

 

No money, no studio, still a maker

Available, resourceful, prosperous

Avenues of omissions

Reductionism

Condensed

The without becomes

The stripped down art may also become intellectualization

 

Resonance, the resonating after thought

Musical qualities, Bing! Bing! Bing! ______

 

What ultimately we learn from art

 

The reading

 

The mind pop

 

Your thought treasure, your thought treasure trove

 

The painting

Remembering, connecting points, transporting

Maybe you always find a connecting point

Maybe it triggers and you remember something from which you connected

 

Dignified has a look, compassion can also have a look

The values exhibition

 

 

Rule #1=You can control a little bit the thought in art to make the art.

Rule #2=You can control a little bit the eye in art, to guide the viewer and make the art.

 

 

The photo, the history, the blind and the seer, the future of a dying art

The photo, the history, the blind and the seer, the future of a dying art

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

It is almost as if photographs are something psychological.  If you look at your photos as if they are a way of looking backwards and the good photos are the good life or the good psychology in terms of how one feels about their own life.  Artists generally have better photos.  An artist may look for a nice back drop, frame the photo through the viewer, look at the subject’s eyes, mouth and expression, wait for the face to relax, adjust lighting and capture a nice photo, memory or history. An artist may guide the subject to achieve their best look.  An artist may set up a scene or set for their photo or use props, costumes and back drops as key elements.  Some photographers may want air brushed make up or a make- up artist or a clean hair free photo or  even plastic surgery or a hair stylist or fashion stylists as is commonly done with head shots for actors. Some subjects may want their photo heavily cleaned up with software to make corrections to defects or flaws.  Some may want to oil up their body or wax and there are ways to achieve a more perfected and cleaner image.  Some may photograph only perfected humans that blank slated etc. Sometimes one achieves a better photo wanting something for their subject.

Some people are present and looking and achieving their photo and some are just snapping.  Some have roaming eyes and some don’t.  In photography there are “seers,” who look in and around the photo.

Sometimes photos and film for that matter are just “the way it was.”  You can take a photo or make a film and weave together a true and false or representational history.  I think old actors and politicians were especially skilled at crafting history and setting up a scene or leading one to believe they were doing this or that or at the helm of a movement.  Where the context may have existed in reality the dissemination may have been fictional, a false staged march or a false staged protest when in fact they were not they key players in those movements but their ideas or art works or films became the remnants left over and ultimately all that we were left with.  Some people are aware of this power of media and utilize it.  Some things appear to be historical and in fact are films. Watch out for branded historical figures and when money changes hands in terms of products and the suffering persists.

Photography may in fact be a dying art.  All the photo labs disappeared, all the manual cameras disappeared and so did the art of photography disappear with the advent of smart phones and selfies etc.  It’s difficult to find labs or equipment and all the dots that connect the field of photography.  Most things are hinged on B&H in New York where you can still send vintage films or buy a variety of electronics for the field and variety of cameras.  You can find at B&H little devices that hook on to a phone to record an interview that a reporter might use for example.  The majority of all photographers in the U.S. must acquire equipment from B& H in Manhattan New York.

The average person lacks skills to represent their family history and needs a 10 minute shooting lesson from a professional to take a decent photo.  You can now end up without a history or with exclusively selfies and nothing more or even with bad memories from bad photos.

There’s a photo lab in London that makes really nice prints where you “order” matte or glossy or with borders and can get classic sepia effects or produce black and white photos.  What is really needed are the connections of all those dots where you have archival papers, beveled edges, borders, corners, tints, sepias, C-Prints, heavy weight paper-things that some states do not have at all.  If you were to make a strip of these connected businesses and wished for a high level history or quality or art work or to develop your  arts and crafts you might include labs, printing presses, photo studios, advanced schools like NYC Film School or Kodak, lighting equipment like flood lights etc., photographer services, things for shooting on location, and even a camera shop, retouching skills and lots of software.

And you might let it all disappear and with it quality of life and history.  Things have changed dramatically since the 70’s with photo albums and automatic cameras which were followed by disposable cameras  and later  ”no camera,” no film, no negative, no lab-no history, no art. Younger generations probably barely realize things existed.

It is possible to set up little art businesses with photography and there is a spectrum of businesses that can be started with commercial viability including vintage photo studios, magazines, real estate photography, school photos, photo walls, sets or professional photo studios, photo labs and on and on.

Back to “the way it is,” in the end the writers, artists, manufacturers and the photographers and filmmakers “make history.”  The way it is documented ends up being the way it was. Perhaps even the collectors make history, the hoarders, those desirous of making for example a “historical location,” or even a historical memory make history.

Some of the best photos utilize dramatic lighting or sets like theatrical photos that include really good advanced styling or a really good set and lighting, even theatrical spot lighting.  Sets and costumes make for some of the best photos.

The ride to take in photography and probably when you become a viable and good photographer is when you have your software.  One must acquire or develop software these days to establish a business or even to be a good or competitive photographer.  What does a start- up need-software!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existentialism Exercises

Existentialism Exercises

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

The great “I AM”

Major players in existentialism:  the soul, art, life, GOD, all of existence, on and on to be everything

Art =Are-T or essence or perhaps the study of existentialism may be what art was meant to be

Some existential areas in art:  human condition, identity, force vitale, social, history, humanitarianism

Existential art teachings or studies or exercises-drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, fiber, graphic design, photography

The maker of the camera may be GOD

The essence of you, the soul of you, the essential system, how you came to exist, why you exist and how you exist, what is your condition within existence, the early preoccupation of man with the image of God and a lack of knowledge of himself or how he came to be

Existentialism came to be part beauty in the design of life, part explanation for a man ignorant in many ways of his life, part what may have been intended as life-a preoccupation with essential questions, one may assign a title such as GOD to an arbitrary or unknown or to answer an unanswered question or to fill a need that is unmet, for example if one needs someone and no one is there, many things came to be GOD, even dogs were thought to be GOD written backwards as loving and protectors and named after this omnipotent, or arbitrary or unknown or even known, some will call themselves or others GOD

The discovery of the soul:  The Hole, The Cough, The Light, The Lotion, The Parking Space, The Resume, The Blanket, The Shoe

The historical arts subjects or The Arts:  Medicine, Math, Astronomy

Scientific formula that is existential (eg. a pill):  What to be?  Where to go?  What to do? For how long?

MYW University-Make Your World

MOAU University-Making of a Universe

Sampling Studies, eyedropper

Hollow Penis, solid vagina

Negative mountain

Prosperous Zero

Falun Gong and Yoga practices, existential studies based on a life warrior or fighter or martial artist

Profession or to profess oneself something

Celebration of birth

Metaphysical, esoteric, apothecary

The Care of the Self

A child may ask his father what am I? He may say something like: “You are not a robot. You are 100% bio materials that are living materials and chips and a brain and a soul and organs which are bio materials and run their chips.  You have an animator and it keeps you alive. You have many fluids that lubricate and run your systems similar to a car.  You have a skeleton that maintains your shape.  You have lots of ability.  You are thinking, feeling and seeing. You have a brain tape.”

A spiritual and physical experience

 

Excerpt from upcoming book “Art Relevant Juncture,” by Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

 

Art and Design

Art & Design

By Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Scenario 1

Traveling with a sewing machine and a tool box of art supplies and paints.  Extension cord from the house to sew outside.  Planning a “taller” pronounced “tie-yare,” or independent enterprise in an undeveloped pueblo.  Climbing in the mountains, getting floral dressed, walking in a dry river bed.

Dying cloth with coffees and teas and traveling one hour by bus to get dyes and bolts of fabric.  Getting a large car size amount of fabric delivered from a distributor in the city to make a large amount clothes.

Having dying parties with made up garments then hand painting them.  Memorizing songs, dancing with bells around the ankles (a musician).

Scenario 2

The “art house.”  Dying textiles on the balcony, making up braided hats, making up hand dyed clothes with a seamstress, then photographing people dressed in the clothing, and reserving sets around town.  Making drawings, large photo prints, postcards, which culminate in the full moon bazaar or events in tune with the full moon. Printing on the postcards the upcoming dates of the full moon. Collecting instruments, hiring models, drawing mostly self-portraits, a dress rack of clothes, shopping for fabrics in old jobbers, back drops and an obsession for color photography, making homemade lip balms while maintaining a corporate job in the stock market. Walking to work to stay in shape and playing castanet rhythms on the way.  Studying flamenco.

Scenario 3

Off to school of Art and Design. A collection of research photos.  A taste for photos with white borders.  Sketch books. Silk screen fabric prints for garments, silk screen paper prints for art. Silk screen fabric prints for art too.  Embellishment.  Fashion illustrations.  Making up garments, taking pictures.  Small mini drawings, making printed boxes to put things in, making shoes, making boots, printing techniques, visiting silks in the fabric district.  Collecting sole prints and deconstructing them into new combined textile patterns.

Scenario 4

A pedestal to draw still life’s or a variety of daily objects.  A stage to draw costumed models.  A stage for prosperous zeros.  Collecting and sampling the entire environment in drawings.  Nibs for the garden paintings.  A drawing board and horse in the house for portraiture.  The home office with 5 stations.

 

 

 

 

An Approach to Art Making #2

An Approach to Art Making #2

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Art could be divided into groups such as:  supply, craft and manufacturing artist.

Supply relates to those things derivative of materials and supplies that could be purchased, for example, from an art supply store.  A good example of a supply oriented art work may be one that incorporates nibs, brushes and ink like Oriental Paintings or Bonsai garden paintings with fan brushes or outdoor art stations.

Craft may be things oriented to craftsmanship, from an artisan or may even be home spun. Examples may be things like burning into leathers, making candles, or a bricklayers training in tile, marble and terrazzo and making monuments or perhaps building engraved picture frames, cake decoration, or making clay monsters, or a holiday decoration or a cut out turkey made of paper or maybe some type of whittler.

A Manufacturing Artist may make sophisticated art works in a studio or factory based environment inclusive of sculptural works or electronic works or even professional frescoes via fresco printers and architectural works or installations or programmatic/technological works, or even the museum itself and mostly extremely fine art and almost all high art.

Culture is another distinct road in approaches to art making.  Dedication to culture may inspire one to develop a culture or work on a subculture.  An artist may become concerned with cultural branding or contributing an aspect of art or art practice that develops their communities culture.  A cultural offering may set the tone for a business or enterprise or an organization, branding it and guiding its organizational epistemology or setting the tone for employees.

High art practice is often engaged in a curatorial based art making where a group of artists may utilize the same photo to curate a group exhibition.  The photos are sometimes based on iconic imagery or indicative of an era.  Groups of artists and curators may form a temporary or permanent collective group.

What a scholar might find really riveting, that is perhaps buried now is the initial use or heading of “The Arts” that was inclusive of science etc.  In the early days of education there were three subject’s religion, the arts and medicine.

Use of acronyms in art can be a way of “big talking” -small or formulaic. Acronyms like “HISS” that means “highlight, spotlight and showcase” become important or acronyms like “Quepine” that means “Question, Proverb and News” can be used for art making.

Black Magic is also indicative of a kind of wielding or wizardry or technology use or logic. Black magic use can be something like programming things with thoughts by thinking over them, or digging holes or making connections between objects or talking to things or taking readings or working with numbers like 81 as Magic and Flight where you see in the eight a Spider and the one, a wing.  Black Magic brings as James Baldwin coined it, “force vitale,” to art among other things much like the Chinese technique of calling “chi” or soul or “charming,” or animating like placing eyes on something.

One may draw a right angle with a diagonal cross thread through to create an art technique using perhaps era or time.Its possible to grid or work on a time based series using a right angle quick method.

“Era and Charm,” incorporates a black magic technique and has been very successful for making things like teapots.

Another interesting technique used by artists is “what does that make you think of?”  This technique has to do with when you ask continuous questions of yourself or someone else leading to a trail of words away from a root word.  For example if I said I have an apple, what does that make you think of?  You said red, and then I said what does red make you think of?  You said blood etc. and on and on and connected the trail back to apple to ascertain some unique, hidden, connected or passive meaning.  With this dialog one would begin to build their art works from a kind of “art game playing.”

Another breakthrough in technology that has gotten into art is “the feed.”  The feed has to do with when you send through a host, an agent or program that could be music or an emotion etc. Feeds or programs are particularly interesting in textile printing where a print may be made distinct when it is impacted by a program and made for example exciting or sensual, animated or dotted.

Perhaps a breakthrough in approaches to art making is the “eclectic gallery district,”or the placement of art or the combining of supply, craft, manufacturing art etc.  All the usual pomp of art but inclusive of perhaps a “home sweet home sign maker” or portrait district or maker galleries or antiques or fiber arts or a variety of textile galleries-eclecticism in art may also be a mainstay. Eclecticism in art may create greater ability of “treasure trove,” and individuality within the home or arts final destination.

Really ultimately what makes or can make a really good fine artist is lots and lots of programs, lots and lots of technology. Artech can be many things including sound technologies or opera voice pieces, or holograph technology or film modulation technology etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book List: Art & Fiber

 

The Painters Handbook:  A Complete Reference  By, Mark David Gottsegen

Water, Paper, Paint By Heather Smith Jones

 

Tie-Dye The How to Book Virginia Gleser

Book Publishing Company

P.O. Box 99

Summertown, TN 38483

1-888-260-8458

http:/bpc.thefarm.org

Dharma Trading Co. Fiber Arts Supplies Catalog

Dharma Trading Co., 1994

P.O. Box 150916

San Rafael, CA 94915

1-800-542-5227

catalog@dharmatrading.com

www.dharmatrading.com

 

Goodwin, Jill  A Dyers Manual. London:  Palham Books, 1982

 

Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council.  Fabric Vibrations:  Tie and Fold Dye Wall Hangings and Environments.  New York:  Museum of Contemporary Crafts of The American Crafts Council, 1972

 

Shaw, Robin and Jennifer.  Batik:  New Look at an Ancient Art, New York, Doubleday and Co., 1974

 

Toshiko Ito, Tsujigahana.  The Flower of Japanese Textile Art, Tokyo:  Kodansha International 1981

Yamanobe, Tomoyuki, ed. Opulence:  The Kimonos and Robes of Itchiku Kubota.  New York:  Kodansha International USA Ltd., 1984

 

Harmony Enterprises

512 14h Street

Modesto, CA 95354

1-209-571-2767

www.harmonytie-dyes.com

(to order tie dyes, dye kit and book)

 

Pro Chemical and Dye Co.

P.O. Box 14

Somerset, MA 02726

1-800-2BUYDYE

www.prochemical.com (more dying instructions)

 

Rupert, Gibbon and Spider, Inc.

P.O. Box 425

Healdsburg, CA 95440

1-800-442-0455

 

Batik

The Art and Craft

By ILA Keller

 

Suppliers

Craftools Inc.

1 Industrial Road

Wood-Ridge, New Jersey 07075

 

Aljo Manufacturing  Co.

116 Prince Street

New York, New York 10012

 

Geigy Chemical Co.

Box 430

Yonkers, New York

 

Ciba Chemical & Dye Co.

Fairlawn, New Jersey

 

E.I.  Dupont de Nemours, Co.

Wilmington, Delaware

 

Beckers

Sveavagen 42

Stockholm, Sweden

Boil Proof Color for Cotton and Cellulose Fabrics

Levafix Dying

Veronal Dyestuff

Box 385

Union, New Jersey  07083

 

Wax, dyes, tjantings, stretchers, dyes,

Tjap

Block Prints

Tjanting Pengado

 

The Art of Batik By R. Soeprapto

 

Art and Crafts in Indonesia (Ministry of Information, Djakarta)

 

Oriental Brushwork  Wang Chi-Yuan

How to Paint the Chinese Way  jean Long

Sashiko   Mary Parker

Lessons in Bobbin Lace Making  Doris Southard

Lacemaking Channerr CC

Practical Skills in Bobbin Lace  Bridget Cook

Pillow Lace  Mincoff and Marriage

The Technique of Torchon Lace Pam Nottingham

Technique of Design Chuny Lace , L Paulis

Milanese Lace Read and Kincaid

Introduction to Honiton Lace Susanne Thompson

A Dictionary of Lace Pat Earnshaw

Lace and Lace Making Marian Powys

Beggars Lace

P.O Box 17263

Denver, CO 80217

Cindys Stitches

588-A Roger Williams

Highland Park, IL 60035

 

The Lacemaker

7721 230th Ave SW

Edmonds, WA 98020

 

Lacis

2982 Adeline St.

Berkley, CA 94703

 

Robin and Russ Handweavers

533 North Adams ST.

McMinnville, OR 97128

 

Robbins Bobbins

Rte 1 Box 1736

Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559

 

Van Sciver Bobbin Lace

130 Cascadilla Park

Ithaca, NY 14850

 

The Great Lakes Groups

Mrs. Robert A. Campbell

207 Wilson Ave.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

International Old Lacers INC

124 W. Irvington Place

Denver, CO 80223-1539

 

The Silk Painting Workshop

Painting, Marbling and Batik

Jane Venables

 

Decoration on Fabric

Pauline Brown

 

Silk Painting

Vibeke Born

 

Authentic American Indian Beadwork

Pamela Stanley-Millner

Diane Fitzgeralds Favorite Beading Projects

 

Designer Bead Embroidery

Kenneth King

 

The Kashmir Shawl

Frank Ames

 

Soft Furnishings By Hamlyn

 

Complete Guide to Quilting  Better Homes and Gardens

 

Formulas, Methods, Tips and Data

Swezey and Scharff

Geometry for Dummies

 

Reference

Ypsilanti District Library Collection

Methods for Art Making

2-D Professional Drawing or Illustration

  • Software
  • Work Up
  • Program
  • Execute

 

2-D Hand Drawing

  • Ground
  • Medium
  • Follow
  • Plans
  • Sets
  • Photos
  • Painting
  • Program

 

3-D Sculpture

  • Necessity
  • Drawing
  • Software
  • Programs
  • Manufacturing

 

To Draw a Beautiful Bird or a Beautiful Flower

  • Model Bird, live or sculpted or Taxidermy or photo, or an animator program that creates a modulation of a bird
  • Use film technology to get the best techniques
  • Run a program over it
  • Style it ground and environment
  • Colorize it
  • Lighting and Shadows
  • Animate
  • Into context of research or proverb eg.

 

 

Film Still

Modulations

Sets

 

 

Examples of Art, Design or Manufacturing

 

Refrigerator

Teapot

Bandeer

Musical Instruments

Prayer Rug

Owl

Mecca Photo

Queens

Nativity Set

Zam Zam Water

Bowl

Book

Ganesh

Bird House

Tapestry

Toyota