Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Unfortunately Marie couldn't find the right apples so she improvised with balls of wool, but due to her very expressive dancing style these almost got her strangled.
Luckily for us she turned back to knitting warm undergarment again ;))
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Thursday, 14 September 2017
While thumbing through a set of old vinyl album covers in a datebook, I was surprised to see that five out of the twelve covers had trees on them.
All drawings of trees—presumably dated 1940s—from a book titled Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover. Black-and-white photo (1947) of Alex Steinweiss himself.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Mithraism, also known as the Mithraic mysteries, was a mystery religion centered around the god Mithras that was practiced in the Roman Empire from about the 1st to the 4th century CE. The religion was inspired by Persian worship of the god Mithra (proto-Indo-Iranian Mitra), though the Greek Mithras was linked to a new and distinctive imagery, and the level of continuity between Persian and Greco-Roman practice is debated. The mysteries were popular in the Roman Military.
Worshippers of Mithras had a complex system of seven grades of initiation and communal ritual meals. Initiates called themselves syndexioi, those “united by the handshake”. They met in underground temples, called Mithraea, which survive in large numbers. The cult appears to have had its centre in Rome.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Thursday, 7 September 2017
From my archives. Cut-paper collage with acrylic paint: my first attempt at asemic writing. (The border is asemic writing, as well as what's inside.) I should give glancing credit to Nigel Pennick's historical compilation, Magical Alphabets, since I flipped through it quickly before making this piece. The background is a collage of paper tapes from 7 Gypsies.
"Asemic" means "having no meaning." Your challenge this week is to incorporate some asemic writing in a collage. You can use the asemic writing as a background; you can write it on a strip of paper and glue it down; you can scribble it on top of your collage; you can use pieces of paper to make one big asemic ideogram... any way you want to do it. I'll be posting an example of asemic writing from my archives, but if you haven't done asemic writing before, I encourage you to google it and look at more examples for inspiration. Have fun!