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Camera-less Photography of Feathers

04/22/2014 07:04:00 AM

At first when I saw these feather pics in the article I thought they'd been scanned but they are done by a method called Cliche-Verre.   "Feathers" Camera-less Photography by Taylor Curry (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getE

Whaaaaaaaaaa, too much chocolate

04/21/2014 03:00:00 AM

okay NOT really. I don't eat chocolate. I am more of a licorice girl. Give  me Australian licorice or pontefract cakes and I will stuff me face. I once overdosed. REALLY! I was in my early 30's and  I went to the docs because I was having this str

Egghead and French Chocolate Masterpieces

04/20/2014 07:39:00 AM

Ink and a bit acrylic paint Easter Egg and sitting in a vintage Japanese egg cup with salt shaker. What a disaster if you are a chocolate fiend but the egg is too beautiful to eat, naw!!!!!!! Gorgeous Easter Eggs From the Master Patissiers of F

Vintage Window Display

04/18/2014 08:25:00 AM

I am trying an app called Repix that has various editing tools that are more customized than a ready made filters. My first choice was a photo I took of an old fashioned looking window display in a small Ohio town's main street.  I was going for

The Art of Poo

04/17/2014 06:52:00 AM

and I am not talking about the one in the can or the daily dealings of S*?t we have to put up with, nope I am talking about knitted poo.First though check out this video my friend sent.   She shared it because I used to run an art gallery in a lo

My watermarked image is being used by a seller on Amazon

04/16/2014 07:37:00 AM

well the saga continues after a dmca notice to Amazon after it was supposed to be removed after asking Amazon UK why it wasn't removed  after the company increased the price then I find this Amazon UK YEP, the company is using my OWN wate

Fence Art Gallery in Yellow Springs, Ohio

04/14/2014 08:01:00 AM

The YS Arts Council started getting the panels up yesterday and it is looking fantastic. I decided to call my troll painting "morris" (as per KAOS Queen's suggestion) and he is happily hanging around on Xenia Ave along with the rest :)  My sponsor

Behind the Camera

04/12/2014 13:17:00 PM

The Image, Deconstructed | Examining the mental approach behind images I've been exploring how I can take photographs for the POWA! Project that shows a time,a place or mood fitting with the theme of the blog. It's going slow, partly because we (Nan

Nature Morte

04/11/2014 08:25:00 AM

In the studio Nature Morte So I joined the Instagram crowd and I had this inner dialogue Monday with the muses babbling away about the millions of photos  on there.  Can I make my images interesting?  Can I make the ordinary extraordinary? Arti


04/09/2014 07:28:00 AM

I love that name Succubus, the seducer,and so fitting for my clay rabbit. Sucking on a fag, no worries, no hurries, just sitting there on my shelf mocking me. Suck! suck! suck! in that smoke, oooooooooooooo yeh! I don't smoke now, quit many moons ago

WaHOO Yahoos! Fantastic Damien Hirst Spin Art

04/07/2014 11:59:00 AM

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The Age of Instragram and Selfies

04/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

I have loved instagram for a long time but couldn't be part of it since I didn't have the right phone. There is something intriguing and elusive about some of the images that appeals to my creative soul. Anyway here is an interesting link Art 101:

Outdoor Photo Shoot on a Wet Day

04/05/2014 03:00:00 AM

"Let the rain kiss you.Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby"   Langston Hughes Maybe it should be gold liquid drops, because it looks like gold glitter in the puddle.   It was a wet mis

Are you looking for a FLOWER POWER image for your project

04/04/2014 14:07:00 PM

If so, please remember that you can't just grab the image off the internet. There is one scraper wallpaper site I know of that is offering it for free for fb, it is NOT FREE. As usual my friend and I are finding people, companies, websites, schools a

Drawing a Back and Oskar Kokoschka

04/04/2014 08:32:00 AM

30 minute study in graphite Backs! oh boy! Trying to get the shading to suggest the skeletal/muscular structure of a back is really really challenging. I can see what i did right, but there are areas that are definately wrong. It's good that I can

The Birds Are A Twittering

04/02/2014 07:57:00 AM

Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio Hum, the sun WAS shining yesterday. It's  raining cats and dogs today.  Busy day yesterday at AUM helping Nancy install photography from the YS Arts Council Permanent Collection.  Of course before I picked up

Capturing a moment in time with photography

03/31/2014 03:00:00 AM

Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);;d.async=

Old Doll

03/29/2014 20:39:00 PM

The sun was shining on her, and her eyes were closed and I wondered whose loving hands once held her, cradled her, loved her and played with her. Now she is mine and she is missing her arms, her legs, but she is still loved and she still holds all th

Summer Window Abstract Painting

03/28/2014 18:54:00 PM

Can you tell I am ready for summer! Today I went for a critique at the Yellow Springs Arts Council and took this painting. I just couldn't decide which way I wanted to have this hung at the April Flower exhibit at IN A FRAME. I thought I liked it

Midnight Painting In the Studio

03/25/2014 13:34:00 PM

Somehow I managed to drag a 4'x4' wood panel  into my tiny studio and was inspired to get cracking on the Fence Art Gallery Project painting. Just as well because the deadline is pretty tight. Flippin' eck' I Iv'e just realized DUH! that is wh

Tree Shadows

03/24/2014 07:20:00 AM

 My uncle said to me recently I see art in everything and he is right. This is a photograph from last year and it was a glorious sunshiney day around the village. The tree shadows just captivated me and I loved the bike leaning against the wall.

Do you really support the arts?

03/21/2014 11:41:00 AM

what does it really mean when a group or organization state they support the arts? The broader economic implications of donating your art Like many I am often asked to donate art for a good cause, but I rarely, if ever, do it now. Oh, that doesn't me

Bad Painting Days

03/19/2014 12:20:00 PM

We all have them, and some us have much gnashing of  teeth and  colourful language emanating from he studio.  I was working what I thought would be such  a simple little bird painting that ended up looking like bird poop. I took my time to pre

Wedding Present Ideas: Heart Art

03/18/2014 23:07:00 PM

While this painting is no longer available, be sure to pop into IN A FRAME and ask to see some of the other choices (including Primrose Midnight) currently on display.   Cards/Prints are also for sale in my shop. Primrose Midnight by jafabrit

Olfactory Assault-The Good and the VERY Bad

03/18/2014 07:51:00 AM

The GOOD Dinner at Pasha Grill for our wedding anniversary and as always fabulous service,ambiance,and food. We shared our fave dessert künefe and drank Turkish tea. The VERY BAD Thank goodness there was half a wall/filigree screen betwee

Bird Song for Anniversary

03/17/2014 08:53:00 AM

This little spuggy (moi) is singing a tune to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Alas I don't have the skill to sing like this Corinne accompanied by Herbie Hancock at the piano. "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds

Embroidered Photograph and Tutorial

03/16/2014 10:26:00 AM

I found a lovely tutorial on A Beautiful Mess and while this isn't the way I did mine above, I just had to share. A Beautiful Mess (function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b)){var d=a.createElement(c);;d.async=true

Inner Duck-Who Knew!

03/12/2014 03:00:00 AM

I thought the squirrel's shadow was funny when I took this photo back in 2012 on a trip to Niagara Falls. I thought to myself, "hum, I wonder if there is such a thing as having an inner duck". So off to the good old search engine and I was QUACKing s

A Rainy Day back in 2012

03/10/2014 00:08:00 AM

The weather seemed nice when I started my bike ride and then a storm hit. DRAT! I am going to get soaked and I wondered if I should try to make a mad dash home. Oh! but the rain felt good on my face.  I watched and listened to the silence around me

The Seeing Eye

03/08/2014 07:17:00 AM

Been working on a small round piece of wood I cut for a portrait of Jeana. I found a problem with it though.  I took a pic and then as I as looking at the above photograph I saw it, EEEEK!  Can you see it? Did you notice what the problem was? 

March Wallpaper: Snow Flowers

03/07/2014 03:00:00 AM

Digital Art version of my bike trail photo. It's March and here I was thinking the snow was done and WHAM! another snowstorm so for March my computer screen gets snow flowers. !function(a){var b="embedly-platform",c="script";if(!a.getElementById(b

NupeMagazine Faces backlash and pleads "Please Stop sending us email."

03/06/2014 14:20:00 PM

I guess when several people or photographers got wind of this site and spread the word NupeMagazine(dot)org got a wee bit, err, overwhelmed with complaints/cease & desist notices.   Did you notice the ORG in the url,  usually reserved for sites tha

Watermark debate in Black and White

03/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

Well there seems to be some very very strong opinions about watermarking with many being for and against. I thought I would explore the yea's and nays and did a search. I came across a blog entry titled Watermarks Drive Me Crazy! and wanted to try

Birds Don't Land On It Sandwich

03/05/2014 03:00:00 AM

I bet you're wondering what the heck sort of sandwich that is? As you can see it's an asparagus sandwich. Went on a lovely lunch date to the Cobblestone Cafe. In Turkish Asparagus is Ku?konmaz, which translated is Birds Don't Land On It. S

Kim Novak and Online HATE and SHAMING of Women

03/04/2014 09:25:00 AM

Women have always been on the receiving end of personal attacks on their looks, and yes I have my opinions too.  Kim Novak and online attacks. However do we really need to share every bloody opinion regarding how others look, especially hurtful

Shadow Play

03/03/2014 08:13:00 AM

I really have no explanation for it. I am working in the studio and two plastic cups on the floor had me fascinated for a good hour.  Enough of that. Got to get back to painting.  Monday Morning Notes I've read several blogs that talk ab

March Rabbit Card:She LIKES It.

03/01/2014 03:00:00 AM

I have been experimenting, yes! yes! tell you something new. Okay, well I love those old hand tinted postcards and photographs, and wanted to do something along those lines. So I took a photo of my clay smoking rabbit sitting on the shelf in my t

Yummy Drippy Colours

02/27/2014 06:57:00 AM

Okay it might not be YOUR cup of tea, but I just drool over colours, drips and splatters. I love how the colours bleed into each other. I just couldn't resist using this photo to make a phone cover. I think it works well, don't you? Jafabrit'

In the Life Drawing Studio: Hands and Patterns

02/26/2014 03:00:00 AM

 I am lucky to be able to go to a large working studio in an old schoolhouse and get to see works in progress when I go for life drawing. Finding a good set up, let alone good models is not easy, so I am really thankful for the space and the organi

The Art of Writing Letters: Once Upon a Time

02/24/2014 03:00:00 AM

I used to write long letters filled with doodles, or photos and daily snippets. I would write over a period of days like a diary adding this or that or fancy that.  They would go out snail mail at least every couple of weeks. Those days are long gon

Yellow Springs Chamber Artist of Distinction Award

02/22/2014 12:53:00 PM

yea! baby!   and I am officially chuffed to bits. Karen Wintrow Awarded me the first ever Yellow Springs Chamber Artist of Distinction Award at the YS Arts Council Member Show for my Spin Bird piece. Image courtesy of Karen Wintrow I was

Embroidered Photograph on Exhibit in March

02/21/2014 07:47:00 AM

I took a series of photographs of my friend, jafapal Nancy, and decided to see if   I could do do something with the image that would convey her feelings of turning 60. Nancy decided to call the series "bloomin' at 60" and I think this works

Copyright and Etsy Seller

02/20/2014 10:42:00 AM

In May 2013 I discovered my art being used by this etsy seller  and posted a blog entry about it.  Interesting thing is I have had quite a few people contact me whose work was also been used. In this case I saw this wonderful photograph unattri

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery: Spin Art Bird Embroidery

02/20/2014 03:00:00 AM

  I posted a wee peek of this hand embroidery a few months ago and it's finally finished. It is now hanging in the Yellow Springs Arts Council Member show. My goal was to see if I could do a stitched version of one of my spin paintings,"spinlici

Wolves and How They Change Rivers

02/19/2014 03:00:00 AM

Image used with permission  "Eye of the Storm" by Roberta "Roby" Baer I don't photograph or paint wildlife (except the birds and critters in my back garden) but I so wanted an image for my blog entry today. Well I found this stunning pastel painti

It's Spreads Like A Virus

02/18/2014 08:36:00 AM

The painting that is.  My jafapal, Nancy, and I did it back in 2006 when Nancy had her Getaways for Women and  created a fun Jackson Pollock workshop.  After posting it online (high res-BIG mistake-never NEVER again) it took off and somehow bec

Celebrating the Angel of the North on Chronicle Live

02/16/2014 03:00:00 AM

I remember when Antony Gormley's Angel of the North was first installed the conversations on and offline were very heated for and against. While there are still many who hate it, it has undoubtedly become a beloved symbol of the Northeast. The la

Threats of Lawsuits: Survival Magazine and The Color Run

02/15/2014 06:57:00 AM

You won't believe how this magazine responded to a photographers request to remove her photograph from their fb page.  Image used with permission Unfortunately I do, sigh!  Just as I was typing this blog entry, this came up on my feed: The C

Life Drawing and Imagining the model is a Statue

02/14/2014 08:14:00 AM

30 minute study  Not sure why but when I try to imagine the model is a statue it helps me figure out  (excuse the pun) the parts by blocks, especially hands and feet (my weakness amongst many). My goal is to try and convey the figure with simple

Letter to Copyright Thieves and Infringers and Redbubble KICK OFF.

02/13/2014 10:19:00 AM

I just thought I would write this for a lark! However if some of these people want to do the right thing I would be happy to share that here and do a wee happy dance. So here is a spin art painting I did back in 2010 called Black Lace  whic

Valentine Gifts:Heart Painting

02/11/2014 09:15:00 AM

Are you looking for something unique for your sweetheart and you live in or near Yellow Springs Ohio?  My newest heart painting will be available at IN A FRAME very soon. "primrose midnight" approx 11"x 8" Spray paint, acrylic on wood, with a

Dumb Starbucks an Art Gallery?

02/10/2014 09:36:00 AM

One strange art story and some ask if it's a legal dispute about to happen. Dumb Starbucks Twitter Page And if you are wondering how they can get away with this, they are stating it falls under  Fair Use. Stanford University breaks Fair Us

Cool iPhone Cases

02/09/2014 10:03:00 AM

I finally got around to using Red Bubble and have created some iPhone cases from the EVER popular (and shamefully ripped off by others) spin art paintings. If you are a regular here you will recognize this one so often attributed to Damien Hirst. Un

Drawing: Effective Practice and Human Proportion for Figure Drawing

02/08/2014 03:00:00 AM

Truth be told there is nothing simple about it, but it sure looks like it is. 15 or 20 minute pose Doesn't look like much does it? This is one of my favourite drawings from my weekly visit to Life Drawing Studio. My favourite study because for

Embroidered Photographs

02/03/2014 08:26:00 AM

Welcome to my blog.  I hope you enjoy your visit. Today I am talking about embroidering photographs using a couple of old photographs from a trip to San Diego 2003  This is a cheeky gull and somehow he just needed a fascinator. Embroidering

six more weeks winter! tweet! tweet!

02/02/2014 08:49:00 AM

Yep Phil predicts Six more Weeks of winter

Painting Lemons

01/30/2014 03:00:00 AM

Yummy Lemons!  I had fun photographing them and much easier than painting them. I found this old oil painting yesterday.  I did it over 15 years ago and hated it, ripped it out of the canvas and threw it in the closet.I liked how I painted the

Local Art Friends create cheeky app for itunes

01/28/2014 03:00:00 AM

An entertaining alphabet app for children  created by Michael, Joanne, and their sons. Featuring illustrated letter shapes emitting hilarious back-end body sounds, the interactive alphabet. More about it here. LOL, Toot-Torial ~ I wrote o

Million Dollar Company Funny Copyright Notice Response: Long Live the Meme

01/27/2014 12:21:00 PM

Those were the parting words of a website owner and British author in a short email correspondence. Oh, yes, groan, it's my spin painting white blossom AGAIN. I politely asked that he remove this users image as per their TOS rules. I guess he

Winter Shots and Evil Snowman

01/26/2014 10:47:00 AM

Cemetery Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio This Ohio State Garden Gnome just looks so darned cute and I wouldn't want Ikea doing this to it. However are some horrendous images in children's video games, tv shows, news, and cartoons, and well I really

LOL! yes Bring Me the Head of Damien Hirst

01/25/2014 03:00:00 AM

About Bring the Head of Damien Hirst sponsored by the Arts Council England  and Castlefield Gallery Agency "The Renaissance provided a formula regarding an Art hierarchy with money and authority at the top. When an artists skills were brought to

Eyebombing: Snow Heads

01/24/2014 09:59:00 AM

Seems I am not the only one in the family that wants to have fun with eyebombing, or perhaps that is what happens when your significant other gets stuck in the house too long ;) Either way we had fun going out and playing in the snow and enterta

Snik: Amazing Stencil Painting

01/22/2014 03:00:00 AM

I have been enjoying seeing Snik's work for a long time and he continues to blow my mind, not just visually but technically. I can barely do a 2 or 3 layer stencil but this portrait of Sir Ian Mckellon  based on photo by Jon Cartwright used 8 lay

Watermarking is UGLY

01/20/2014 03:00:00 AM

Welcome to jafabrit's art. Today my task is to put a positive spin on things.  Yes some people think it's ugly and unprofessional, but there are a couple of reasons why you should consider doing it. Here is the legal reason It shows others it i

SnowFlowers and Screensaver

01/18/2014 03:00:00 AM

Yellow springs Bike Trail Tried to go to Xenia and had to turn back but the snowing was just too beautiful to ignore and out came my trusty little camera. My new fave Screensaver  Thanks for dropping by jafabrit's art  I hope you enjoyed my

Scalloped Buttonhole Stitch

01/17/2014 03:00:00 AM

Image source: Public Domain I am working on a small piece and decided that scalloped buttonhole stitch and have never done it before, so out came the instruction book and a little sample piece Not brilliant, but it's a start. Basic Stitch

Thieving Birds, Attribution and Textile Art

01/15/2014 03:00:00 AM

First time I saw this thieving bird, Sam, in this funny news clip from Scotland, it had me in stitches.  I don't mind THOSE type of thieving birds, but I do mind the ones that abuse copyright or share images indiscriminately. Someone sent me t

Yellow Springs Ohio Prints, Cards and Posters

01/14/2014 03:00:00 AM

This beautiful spring day photograph of the John Bryan Community Pottery Building in Yellow Springs Ohio is now available at RedBubble (minus the watermark) for posters, prints or cards.

Decorating with Ikea Curtain Wire and Clips

01/13/2014 08:04:00 AM

I bought the deka curtain wire and clips from Ikea a couple of years ago and never got around to using them until last Christmas. I thought it would be perfect for my collection of favourite Christmas Cards. Now the holidays are over and  it's time

Hand Embroidery Transfer Methods

01/10/2014 03:00:00 AM

Two years ago I was given some Amaranthus Caudatus, also known as "Love Lies Bleeding", and used it to try my hand at solar dying technique (link included in my 2012 blog entry). Seems apropos that I should use this fabric for my bleeding eye e

In the News: When Corporations Profit from Infringing Copyright and joining an Artists Union

01/08/2014 10:11:00 AM

Sam Levin from the East Bay Express has written a lengthy article, When Corporations Want Profits, They Don't Ask For Permission. Sad to say one or two of the companies listed in the article have used my work for promotional purposes.  The articl

Why I LOVE Posterman Paint Markers

01/07/2014 10:12:00 AM

Posterman Paint Markers are amazing. Yes, amazing!   They don't smell.  The paint flows smoothly  Never glops up or dries out The paint is rich and vibrant They are waterproof They last a long time You can us them on a variety of supp

Winter Storm and Hilarious Weather Alert

01/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

"Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-colds Of her garment shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest fields forsaken,  Silent, and soft, and slow descends the snow" Longfellow Winter Storm Hercules finally made

Photography: Fruit in a Bowl and Tea Time

01/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

Welcome to my blog jafabrit's art. I hope you enjoy visiting.  I love photography, drawing, painting and embroidery, and exploring the world around me. Feast for the Eyes and Palate Image available for licencing I love thrifting/garage s

A Major Case of Pareidolia

01/01/2014 10:30:00 AM

You remember when you were little and you swore you saw faces in the wallpaper,  curtains, or bedspread, that's Pareidolia. Maybe I had a wee bit too much sherry over the hols but there it was, a skull in the crochet doily on the welsh dresser

Blogittude for the New Year

12/30/2013 08:43:00 AM

Thanks for dropping by jafabrit's art blog. I am and artist, embroiderer, photographer, jafagirl member, FAF member,and craft activist and have a daily passion, or is it an obsession ;) for creating. Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Just a recap of

Dayton City Paper

12/27/2013 10:50:00 AM

Welcome to jafabrit's art blog. One of the many things I love to do is support my jafapal Nancy and the Yellow Springs Arts Council. Nancy and her team put together an amazing Jumble Art Sale at the Gallery and I was asked to take the photographs fo

Boxing Day

12/26/2013 10:31:00 AM

This blog entry is by Corrine Bayraktaroglu aka jafabrit who is  the admin for Free Art Friday blog, the jafagirls website, and Yellow Springs Arts Blog. Corrine is an artist, embroiderer, photographer, jafagirls member, blogger and craft ac

Until Next Year

11/26/2013 13:00:00 PM

This blog entry is by Corrine Bayraktaroglu aka jafabrit who is  the admin for Free Art Friday blog, the jafagirls website, and Yellow Springs Arts Blog. Corrine is an artist, embroiderer, photographer, jafagirls member, blogger and craft ac

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