Hand printed wallpaper ‘Cobweb’ by Marthe Armitage.
Television’s favorite ‘This Old House’ is having a coloring contest. Read about entry instructions and prizes here. Submissions end May 4, 2017.
Related Nibs posts-
…Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, Spring 2015
” …The title references the way in which we speak about photography. It comes from something I used to say to my students when I was a teaching assistant: ‘Don’t take pictures- make them.’ This subtle change in language highlights the distinction between widespread use of cameras in the modern world, and the considered act of creating photographic art. I use ‘Don’t Take Pictures’ as a mantra to celebrate photography as fine art, and to engage as many people as possible with the medium in a thoughtful and articulate way…” – magazine creator Kat Kiernan
I love this whimsical plate by artist Polly Fern. Unfortunately, it’s out of stock right now. But Polly has plenty of other ceramics, greeting cards, prints, brooches and booklets to choose from.
Prior to the Civil War, watercolor painting was mainly done by women and a few commercial artists. But in 1866, the American Watercolor Society changed all that. They began yearly exhibits showcasing different aged male/female artists from diverse backgrounds. The Society also forged ties with established artists and enticed collectors to view new works. More than a hundred years later, watercolor painting remains a creative outlet for both professional artists and amateurs.
Note– Wish I could see this exhibit ‘American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent’
(Photo of Winslow Homer’s watercolor paint box)