I paint Cherry Blossom every year.
I used to hate it because it never bears fruit, even though Japanese people like it very much.
They like it because flower is very short-lived and it seems it concentrates its highest beauty at its peak.
I like Cherry Blossom with different reason. It blooms every year after a long gloomy winter time.
It gives us hope and encourage us to live.
Recently Japan sent Cherry Trees to… Continue
Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 8, 2009 at 10:18am —
I recently upgraded my older Mac to 10.5.6 - I had some things go crazy for a while but then I got them all to conform to the new sheriff. Then I tried to add some content using Dreamweaver 8 and I am noticing the photos that I now save using GIF get all pixilated. My work-around has been to save the photos using JPG, instead. I was wondering if anyone else had a similar problem. It seems like I could change some setting somewhere and all would be right with the world.
Added by Paul Chapman on April 7, 2009 at 3:29pm —
Hello everyone, I have been showing my painting since 1999 in and out of Japan.
They are fairly abstract, even though I am not aiming at painting abstract.
I made my web site: http://www.nexyzbb.ne.jp/~kikuko/
I would be very happy to have you visit there.
Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 7, 2009 at 9:38am —
Hello everyone, I am Kikuko Sakota living in Japan.
I would be very happy to have you all view my page.
Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 7, 2009 at 8:51am —
First off, let’s get this straight: Microsoft Word is great, but it isn’t cheap. The same thing goes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. This software can put you back hundreds of dollars, yet everyone seems to get their hands on some of these programs one way or another. If you’re looking to save money, most of your options are illegal. I am not judging, but I would like to offer you a guilt free alternative – Open Source and Freeware.
For those of you that don’t know,… Continue
Added by Martin Garcia on April 6, 2009 at 10:25am —
Hi people. I am about to do outdoor shows. Not sure what to expect, but, I sure hope it is better than hanging in galleries. Does anyone out there do realism? That is my style; even when i have tried to branch out or loosen up. Finally decided to paint the way I paint and not fight it. Even though it is time consuming. Not seeing much realism painters. Are you out there?
Added by D'Ann Blair on April 5, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I have no idea what to expect from this forum. I am guessing that fellow artists can post things that they might want to share - like shows they are in or problems they might be having with a painting or sculpture.
I don't even know where this goes when it gets "Posted". I do know that I like what pictures I have seen - and I think it is terrific that there is a site that a bunch of artist types can get together to ...network.
If this is appropriate - some background might help place… Continue
Added by Paul Chapman on April 5, 2009 at 5:24pm —
well, one week after the (sorta) bomb. a bumpy ride the first few days. ridiculous highs, scary lows... but leveling out and on an upward trend since monday afternoon. in fact, i have to restrain myself from being TOO happy at work!
3 weeks and 1 day to go (and 7 round-trip bus rides). not that i'm counting!
i am also starting to uncoil. i didn't realize how tense i have been at the office. the prospect of not having to do that anymore feels so NICE!
plus, i had… Continue
Added by Jay Zerbe on April 3, 2009 at 5:49pm —
I recently had the pleasure of being photographed by Michael "Chester" Alamo & Costello (yes, that’s his name). Chester is working on a series of photographs of Chicago artists. When he asked if I would allow him to do mine, I was honored.
I wasn't sure what to expect; Chester came to my studio with a couple of lights, cameras, and other photography equipment. I have a large space, so luckily it all fit… Continue
Added by Martin Garcia on April 2, 2009 at 1:00am —
I have wanted to be a full-time artist since I was 16. Now, at 60, I am being laid off from a good job. Getting by on what will be available to me financially is very scary. But I am taking the risk of trying to make it work.
Last weekend at the studio, facing my canvases after deciding to paint full time, I was riddled with doubt. Am I really good enough? Even if I am good enough, will I be able to survive? A recipe for creative constipation. Of course, I painted anyway - that is… Continue
Added by Jay Zerbe on April 1, 2009 at 9:30am —