EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

1. My Water Birds – Self-taught artist Andrea is a new addition to the EBSQ community. Please join me in welcoming her and check out her wonderful art to help support gulf wildlife affected by the BP Oil Disaster.

Water Birds

2. Lessons from Oxford – Lori Leven delves into her art and her soul, you don’t want to miss this. Read it and read it slowly.

3. Designing a Print Basket – Attempt No. 1 – Ever need a print basket to take with you to arts and craft shows? Well, Jennifer Lommers can show you how to make your own!

4. Feeling Cheated – Those of you living in the Northwest will be able to relate to jewelry artist, Vickie Miller’s frustrations.

5. ArtCandy.tv Permanence in Effect – Natasha Wescoat has a new blog and invites you to pull of a chair and get comfy!

Have a great weekend!

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EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

1. A Group of New Pieces – Polymer clay extraordinaire, Lauren Abrams Cole, shares her new, stunning creations with the world. Aren’t they beautiful!?

2. Pencil Sharpeners for Pastel Pencils – Artist Kari Tirrell offers an informative post on the pro’s and con’s of different, name brand sharpeners.

3. Mother’s Day Giveaway -EBSQ artist, Kimberly Anne Bailey, is having a giveaway for a custom pet portrait. You have till April 22nd to sign up!

4. Spring Sale – Sara Burrier is offering a wonderful deal on her prints if you sign up for her mailing list. Lovers of fantasy and whimsy shouldn’t miss this great deal!

5. Studio Tour – Vicki Miller is having a studio tour on April 14. Check her blog for details.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

LIVE Rescheduled For Next Week June 18th!

We hope you’ll join us for Paul Helm’s fantastic HOWTO on collagraph printing LIVE in the EBSQ Chat Room Monday, June 18th! We really appreciate that Paul will be staying up into the wee hours and joining us live from the UK to share his love for this unique method of printmaking. Hope to see you there!

Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone:
Pacific 6 pm
Mountain 7 pm
Central 8 pm
Eastern 9 pm
Or find out what time this is where you are.

EBSQ LIVE! June 11th, 9 PM EST

This month’s EBSQ Live:
Collagraph Printing 

hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Paul Helm
Monday, June 11th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room


 

 

Schley Fish by Paul Helm
“Schley Fish” by Paul Helm


Collagraph – literally a print from a collage – is a highly versatile and exciting printmaking process. Whereas collage is usually the assembly of several different images, collagraph is the of different textures to produce a single image, which can be as simple or as complex as you like. It is suitable for children or for fine artists.

Collagraph appeals to artists who like an experimental approach to image making, trial and error, the happy accident and surprises. It is wonderful for creating rich textures and marks. It is an economical process and I will show you how you can use scraps and commonly found materials.

Each print from a collagraph plate will be different, so it can be called a monoprint or ‘one of a kind’ which adds value.

UK artist and printmaker Paul Helm spent 25 years in the commercial print and publishing industry. He has also had his own picture framing business and gallery. Traditional printmaking has always interested him and he likes to combine different techniques.


Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone:

Pacific 6 pm
Mountain 7 pm
Central 8 pm
Eastern 9 pm
Or find out what time this is where you are.