No Eleven and No Twelve in the 24 different Ways to create Art Series

digital imageDigital Art: Generally the term digital artist is used to describe an artist who makes use of digital technologies in the production of art. In an expanded sense, “digital art” is a term applied to contemporary art that uses the methods of mass production or digital media.

The techniques of digital art are used extensively by the mainstream media in advertisements, and by film-makers to produce visual effectsDesktop publishing has had a huge impact on the publishing world, although that is more related to graphic design. Both digital and traditional artists use many sources of electronic information and programs to create their work. Given the parallels between visual and musical arts, it is possible that general acceptance of the value of digital art will progress in much the same way as the increased acceptance of electronically produced music over the last three decades.

Digital art can be purely computer-generated  or taken from other sources, such as a scanned photograph or an image drawn using vector graphicssoftware using a mouse or graphics tablet.  Artworks are considered digital painting when created in similar fashion to non-digital paintings but using software on a computer platform and digitally outputting the resulting image as painted on canvas.

Music, the art of sounds, the art of silencesfree_music_note

Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempometer, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses“). In its most general form the activities describing music as an art form include the production of works of music, the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic dissemination of music.

Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided among art music and folk music. There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics. Music may be played and heard live, may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded.

To many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music as tones ordered horizontally as melodies and vertically as harmonies. Common sayings such as “the harmony of the spheres” and “it is music to my ears” point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to.

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I’m Excited to be invited to join the Australian Wandarrah Group on Etsy

I am very excited to accepted as part of the Australian Wandarrah Group on Etsy Australia  which has 1756 members.  Please click on the 2 inks below to see the fabulous hand-made items available from my fellow Australian artists.  The two links are Shop Australia NZ and Pintrest Art and Photography  – just click on each link.  You will be amazed.

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24 ways to create Art – Method Three and Four

sydney opera house Architecture, the art of projecting and designing buildings, and managing space
Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements. Architecture has to do with planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. Often, conflicting requirements must be resolved. The practise of Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimation and construction administration. Documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.  For example the Sydney Opera House, a superb piece of architecture and it is instantly recognised world wide

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Graffiti is writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface, often in a public place.] Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and it has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.graffiti-art3

In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. In mostcountries, marking or painting property without the property owner’s consent is considered defacement and vandalism, which is a punishable crime.

Graffiti may also express underlying social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray paint graffiti styles. Within hip hop culture, graffiti has evolved alongside hip hop musicb-boying, and other elements.[3] Unrelated to hip-hop graffiti,[citation needed] gangs use their own form of graffiti to mark territory or to serve as an indicator of gang-related activities.

Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly developing art form whose value is highly contested and reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

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Why do we need art in our home?

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Why do we need art at home? It doesn’t have a practical purpose as does furniture, lighting or curtains. However one of the main reasons is, is that art has a very powerful emotional impact on us as it concentrates thoughts, aspirations, feelings and fears of a person who created it.  Myself as an artist, an empty wall or table just cries for attention. I see these as great places to display art.

In most instances artwork is often brought as the finishing touch. It’s one of the elements that can instantly warm up a space and make it feel like home. Art can also expand a space both visually and emotionally, give us a window to the world, add colour, create a theme, and infuse welcome doses of personality and interest in a room. Another reason for having paintings at home is that it can drastically transform the space: make it look bigger, enhance the colour scheme and correct proportions of furniture.

Artwork should appeal to you as you will see it every day and you have to really like it. When it comes to buying art many people are stuck when making a decision. How to choose the right one? Which one will suit the house? Will it be an investment or a loss of money?

Sometimes you fall in love with a particular work, buy it and then you build your home decor around it. Painting in that case serves as a primary source of inspiration: you may pull out the colours, textures and shapes from it and then introduce them in interior design through furniture, accessories and textile.

Another common interior design trick is repetition of colour. If you have a painting with lots of blue, introducing the same colour somewhere else in the room will create a feeling of continuity and flow. This can be done through accessories – decorative cushions, rugs, vases and figurines.

However as an Artist, I have the luxury of being able to paint my own artworks to suit our existing room colour, furniture, rugs and accessories.

To this end I have just completed the artworks for our living room.  We have a large comfortable sofa and 2 beautiful single wing chairs which are covered in rich and colourful materials. The walls are off white and the floor is a lovely redwood timber floor.

Wall PoppiesWhat we needed the artwork to do was to add pops of colour. We would then finish the room off with colour co-ordinated cushions and throws.

The main sofa is covered in a cross between olive green and lime. Therefore to add the pop of colour we wanted, I chose the colours purple and lemon for the main artwork above the sofa.  The piece is an abstract painting of purple and lemon poppies.  I am very happy with it and it sits beautifully above our sofa.


The second painting was to go over our two wing chairs which are covered in a lush leaf pattern of green, lime and white.  Because of the bold pattern in the covering, the painting to go above these chairs needed to be much gentler in pattern and softer in colour.  So for this piece I painted an image of wattle flowers and branches.   Again, I am happy with how this piece fits into the room and it feels like it belongs.

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Through these Eyes

Through these eyes

Through these eyes

Watch the world turn

I observe, attempt to learn

Wonder and beauty galore

I see and want more.

Through these eyes  I lust, desire, admire – set my heart on fire.

I adore, find love – is it sent from above?


Through these eyes  tears seep, I weep – sadness into my heat creeps

Tragedy for many; I am so sad, life injustices are many, so bad.

Through these Eyes – I abhor I envy I hate, find it hard to relate.

Life often can be mean – not always as first seen.

Through these eyes thoughts form, I must write, all my fantasies take flight

Images to paint, I need to create, all beauty I try to imitate.

Through these eyes I watch the world turn, I observe, attempt to learn.

Wonder and beauty galore,  I see and want more.

The Dangers of Swimming at night

We often have International students stay with us as part of our family.  Peter and I feel it is our responsibility to give them sound advice to protect them whilst they are staying on the beautiful Gold Coast.

All that the students want to do is enjoy our beautiful beaches, swim in the surf and enjoy the exciting Gold Coast night life….. but there are dangers.

Recently when I was going through all the safety rules with our latest student – swim between the flags, don’t swim out too far, don’t swim at night,  don’t’ drink too much, steer away from the shady characters of the night light, watch out for your friends – a dark  surreal image popped into my mind.

For a while I tossed this image around in my mind as subject for a painting, and the more I thought about, it evolved into a dark warning to all dangers of the night!

Of course once I finished painting this image, I had to write a poem to accompany it.  The poem took on the dangers of the dark and asked the reader to imagine the word was like the ocean, deep dark and mysterious, full of beauty and dangers.

Dangers of swimming at night.

The Dangers of swimming at night

An ocean is a world of its own

A mystery, an unknown zone

Wonder at its undiscovered depths

Respect and love its strength.

The ocean gives , the ocean takes

Upon shores its endless waves break

We sail upon, we fish, we play

Sun shines on blue through  the day.

At night, we swim for fun

No fear,  let our inhibitions run

Who cares what lurks beneath,

Way down, down in the deep.

However danger goes before.

Check who’s watching the shore

Swim in close don’t go too far

Stay in, don’t cross the bar.

Monsters of the deep

Into your world they’ll creep

They slip in under your skin

Too late,  when did it begin?