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“Dis ontspannende terapie om vrylik te krabbel en in te kleur.” So se Marleen Visser, die kunstenaar. “My krabbels is spontane, verbeeldingryke lyntekeninge, persepsies en drome van die alledaagse lewe. Laat jou innerlike kind die klein stories binne-in ontdek en verken. Laat die kreatiewe reis jou inspireer en jou hart en gedagtes na wonderlike, nuwe plekke meevoer.”
As negentienjarige ryloper in Spanje beland Frank Westerman toevallig in die dorpie Banyoles, waar ’n opgestopte “Kalahari-Boesman”, slegs bekend as El Negro, uitgestal word. Sy indrukke bly hom by – en wanneer hy dekades later weer van El Negro lees, die keer in ’n Franse koerant, is dit die begin van ’n ondersoeksreis wat belangrike vrae oor rasopvattings en die Westerse beskawing na vore bring. Wie was hierdie naamlose man? Wat se sy opgestopte “museumteenwoordigheid” oor Europese denke oor slawerny, rassisme en kolonialisme – en bied hy slegs ’n spieel op ’n vergange tyd, of ook op die hede?
In the 1960s, British jewellery underwent a revolution. Natural, uncut stones exploded into vogue and a 1961 exhibition at the Goldsmith's Hall kickstarted the nation's new obsession with gold. The women who shopped at Quant's Bazaar and Hulaniki's Biba no longer just received jewellery as gifts. They placed their own orders, exploring Grima's drizzled gold and Flockinger's fused metallic experimentations; John Donald's textured gold cubes and the House of Munsteiner's curious new gem cuts. This was an era of innovation - captured here through insights into the work of 25 major jewellers and sumptuous pictures of their work. This book introduces the most influential British designers, jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths of 1960-1980. Tracing the evolution of style across these decades, Modern British Jewellery Designers reveals the designers' inspirations and the identifying signatures of their work. Accompanied by new photography showing each designer's creations, this is the perfect introduction for anyone with an interest in collecting, or learning more about this transformative period in British jewellery design.
One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques and finding the perfect product for the effect you want to achieve, the book contains more than 50 appealing projects with clear step by step instructions and photographs. Following the trend to upcycle, decoupage is a fun and easy way to transform just about anything as it works on a wide range of surfaces, from glass and plastic to fabric and wood. Combining traditional and new techniques with the huge variety of specialist products available today there is no limit to what you can achieve. Suitable for beginners, this lavishly illustrated book will also inspire experienced crafters. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice.
Resin jewellery is very easy to make and the technique is incredibly versatile. Popular craft author Sara Naumann shows you how to make beautiful pieces of jewellery for men and women, using simple techniques and inexpensive materials. Great fun and quick to make, you can add paper, fabric, photographs, shells, dried flowers, nail polish and more to the resin, producing professional-looking and stylish pieces that are totally unique. There are more than 50 projects to inspire you to create your own resin jewellery for yourself, or as gifts for family and friends. Ideal for beginners and more experienced crafters, prepare to become addicted!
Flatervrye mosaïek projekte soos plantbakke, meubels en ornamente vir jou tuin
• Van eenvoudige projekte soos sierpanele tot ’n sprankelende waterverfraaiing en ’n mosaïektafelblad
• Uitvoerige bespreking van tegnieke, volledige aanwysings, patrone en wenke om ’n professionele afwerking te verseker
Mosaïek is ’n een van die duursaamste kuns vorme in die wêreld, wat dit perfek maak om die ruimte buite jou huis te versier. Die projekte in Mosaïek vir jou tuin is geskik vir alles, van ’n klein terras tot ’n groot tuin en wys jou hoe om jou buitenshuise ruimte op die mees bekoorlike, unieke en blywende manier te versier.
Die uitgebreide tegniek-afdeling toon hoe om die regte teëls vir jou omgewing te kies, asook hoe om dit te gebruik. Die groot verskeidenheid teëls wat vandag in die handel beskikbaar is, is beter as ooit tevore en hierdie boek benut dié skatkis nuwe materiaal, onder andere versierde teëls, of selfs goedkoop (dog outentieke) bladgoudteëls ten volle. Namate jy vorder, kan jy jou kreatiwiteit ontwikkel met wenke vir bypassende teël- en kleurskemas wat jou in staat stel om die projekte effektief aan te pak en kunswerke te skep wat heeltemal eie is aan jou en jou tuin.
Al 25 projekte is geskik vir beginners en strek van eenvoudige dekoratiewe stukke, soos die betowerende kindervoetspore en skoenlapperklippe, tot praktiese en stewige weerbestande stukke soos die geruite trompe l’oeil-tafelblad en bekoorlike plantbakke wat veral in die vaal wintermaande sal bydra tot die kleur in jou tuin. Sommige projekte, soos die kershouer, kan binne twee uur voltooi word.
Calling all coloring and horror fans! Step into the beautiful, macabre world of Francois Gautier in this intricate, detailed, and genuinely frightening coloring book. Color your way through the grim and gruesome world of Dark Art. Featuring elaborately detailed black line artwork of undead clowns, haunted skulls, bleeding hearts, and many other spine-tingling creations, this sinister and beautiful book is perfect for all horror fans with a taste for the macabre. Use color to bring life (or death) to the intricate and unique pieces throughout. They'll leave you dying for more....
Decoupage, een van die gewildste handwerksoorte wat onlangs weer sy verskyning gemaak het, is ideaal om bykans enigiets te versier: van klein kissies tot groot meubelstukke. Dit skop af met materiaal en toerusting, die voorbereiding van basisse, kies van servette, papier en lap, snytegnieke en hoe om die regte produk vir jou projek te kies en bespreek dan meer as 50 aanvallige projekte met duidelike stap-vir-stap-aanwysings en lieflike foto's van die eindproduk. Met die huidige fokus op herwinning is decoupage 'n prettige en maklike manier om enigiets 'n nuwe baadjie te gee omdat dit op so 'n groot verskeidenheid oppervlakke kan werk - van glas en plastiek tot lap en hout. Danksy die beskikbaarheid van soveel doelspesifieke produkte kan jy die tradisionele en nuwe tegnieke kombineer in 'n legio moontlikhede. Die boek is geskik vir beginners, en 'n sekere bron van inspirasie vir meer gevorderede handwerkers. Die projekte wissel van plekmatjies en blikke, tot groter projekte soos stoele, 'n bedkopstuk en 'n fotomuur.
In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Panoramas and Vertical Vistas, urban sketcher and art educator Mario Linhares gives a guided tour on how to explore and capture cityscapes, landscapes, and more in drawings from unique points of view. In this thorough yet accessible book, you'll learn how to: Improve your drawing skills and selectively translate what you see for maximum impact Fearlessly use your sketchbook as a laboratory for experimenting with various points of view and perspectives Consider the many options for visual approaches with work contributed by a wide variety of experienced sketchers Featuring eight special gatefold pages that showcase outsized images, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Panoramas and Vertical Vistas will show you how to heighten the visual drama of every subject. The Urban Sketching Handbook series offers location artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format-perfect to toss in your backpack or artist's tote.
"I have always believed that women should resent and refuse to accept all the gratuitous insults that men impose upon them." - Alice Neel, 1971 One of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century, Alice Neel's vibrant, expressionistic paintings revealed a breath-taking depth of emotion within her subjects. From works exploring loss and grief, to communist political art, Neel's work pushed boundaries of social justice throughout the 1900s. Her dedication to capturing the truth of humanity is evident: she painted those rejected by society, the victims of social or gendered oppression. Latin American and Puerto Rican immigrants, African-American writers excluded from the intellectual elite, single mothers struggling to raise their children, homosexual couples - all were presented with equal candidness by Neel's brush. Her unflinching approach to the female body took a ground-breaking step towards reclaiming the nude from the male gaze, and the activism inherent to her art resonates with viewers to this day. This book highlights Neel's political and social commitment to her art, as a figurative painter at odds with the artistic styles of the avant-gardes of her time. Structured in two thematic parts - social injustice and gender inequality - this retrospective includes some 60 paintings and drawings as well as numerous documents. Following the artist from her first works in the 1920s to her final evocative self-portrait, made shortly before her death, this is the defining treatise on Alice Neel. "Neel places us directly in front of her models to engage our look. She literally pushes her subjects into our personal space to make us confront individuals who are normally invisible..." Angela Lampe finishes up with the following: "With great pictorial power, Neel forces them upon us: look at them!"
Shows how to paint more than 30 popular face-painting designs in easy steps, with handy hints, techniques and advice. Perfect for children, parents or anyone else keen to try their hand at face-painting anything from tigers, aliens and sharks to unicorns, rainbows and superheroes.
It is impossible not to have fun adding colour to this stunning collection of woodland sprites. Whether you're applying the finishing touch to a fairy in the forest or bringing a fairy in flight to life, The Fairyland Colouring Book will enthral you for hours. With over 120 charming designs to colour, this activity book is the perfect gift for the artist in your life and a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone wanting to create their own designs.
Naturally Brilliant Colour is the first book to reveal artworks made using the world's brightest colour - Pure Structural Colour, recently derived from the metallic-like colours of Pollia berries, hummingbirds and butterflies. Pure Structural Colour is a mimic of the type of structural colour that has evolved many times, independently, in nature to appear the brightest type of colour to the eye, and has co-evolved with the visual systems of animals to result in the ultimate form of colouration.
In this fascinating follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful and Knowledge is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to give us all a bit of good news. We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data - on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining - and beautiful. In his highly anticipated third book, McCandless illustrates positive news from around the world, for an informative, engaging and uplifting collection of new infographic art.
Die skrywer gee aanwysings vir alles van stempel- en stensilwerk tot verskeie reliefdrukwerkmetodes, insluitend lino-, tekstuurplaat- en kallograafdrukwerk, asook vier soorte skermdrukwerk. Hierbenewens is daar projekte met son- en sianotipe drukwerk en kan jy leer hoe om roes en plantmateriaal vir "eko"-tipe afdrukke te gebruik . Daar is 'n unieke benadering tot oordragmetodes en gewysigde afdrukke wat hierdie druktegnieke baie toeganklik maak. Verreweg die grootste en opwindendste deel van die boek is die oor mono-afdrukke en monotipe afdrukke, met die klem op gela-afdrukke. Angie Franke gebruik haar gelatienbasis-drukkussings (die resep is ingesluit), asook Gelli Plate-drukkussings en klei-afdrukke om monodrukwerktegnieke op vele verskillende maniere aan te bied. Hiermee saam gebruik sy ander prosesse in die boek om 'n fassinerende eindproduk te skep: laag-op-laag ryklik gekombineerde kleurafdrukke wat met stempel-, stensil-, maskeer- en tekstuurplaat-toerusting geskep word. Die aanwysings is maklik om te volg en die manjifieke foto's sal 'n ieder en 'n elk inspireer om afdrukmakery op die proef te stel.
Bridging the gap between craft and art, this book showcases ways to use simple craft techniques to create original display art. Learn to produce modern-art canvases and block art using any-thing from traditional acrylics and oils to crack filler, cement and sand on various supports. Stunning commissioned photographs of all finished projects, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, show you how and will awaken the budding artist in you. Basic techniques, colour, texture mediums, adhesives, solvents, finishes and sealants are all covered, with a useful glossary of requirements and tools filling in any gaps. This book features the most popular projects from Quick art, Smart art and Fast art.
Harsjuwele is baie maklik om te maak en die tegniek is ongelooflik veelsydig. Sara Naumann, 'n gewilde handwerkskrywer, wys jou hoe om pragtige harsjuwele met eenvoudige tegnieke en goedkoop materiaal vir mans en vroue te maak. Die juwele kan in 'n japtrap gemaak word en jy kan papier, lap, foto's, skulpe, droe blomme, naelpolitoer en ander materiaal by die hars voeg om unieke harsjuwele met 'n professionele, stylvolle voorkoms te skep. Meer as 50 projekte sal jou inspireer om jou eie harsjuwele vir jouself of as geskenke vir familie en vriende te maak. Dit is ideaal vir beginners en meer bedrewe handwerkers, maar wees gewaarsku - dit is verslawend! Wat hierdie boek uniek maak, is dat papier ingesluit word - die skeppings is dus eintlik papierjuwele. Ou papier soos kaarte en bladmusiek skep 'n vintage voorkoms terwyl fotoplakwerk- of origami-papier vars en kontemporer lyk. Die boek sal dus byval vind by papier- sowel as juweelhandwerkers.
A captivating and definitive account of the final days of Van Gogh's life and the incredible story of what followed. Divided into three parts, the book first examines the eventful days from the artists' departure from the asylum in Saint-Remy and arrival in Auvers until the shooting which brought his life to an end. During this time Van Gogh completed 70 paintings in 70 days. The second part delves deeper into the story of the artist's death, which has intrigued both experts and the public for years, revealing little-known stories and uncovering overlooked accounts. We then follow the story of how Van Gogh subsequently rose from relative obscurity to international renown and ultimately fame as one of the most recognisable and popular artists in the world.
Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine.
This book is all about using coloured craft metal – decorating it by means of embossing, cutting out designs, adding further colour, taking away colour and filling in 3D designs and much more – to customise blanks and found objects for your home. You will learn more about the metal and supporting mediums, and how to use the tools and familiarise yourself with several techniques, all of which can be applied in making more than 50 decorative and functional items.
The original projects were designed and created specifically to show-case a variety of techniques and applications, including:
The projects range from beginners to advanced level and from quick ideas to masterpieces that will take longer to complete. Magnificent photographs of the finished objects will inspire you while step-by-step instructions and photographs will help you to get started right away.
Not only does it contain full place settings, flowers, centrepieces and everything else for tables for 25 different occasions, it also offers more than 50 mouth-watering recipes and shows you how to make table elements such as napkin rings, name tags, boxes for favours, place mats and other decorative accessories. Practical information on basic planning, from compiling a mood board and finding unusual under plates to selecting music and finding the perfect guest favour, is complemented by extended captions providing the know-how to replicate the settings. A separate section contains full recipes as well as instructions and templates for DIY ideas not detailed in captions. Hints and tips on presentation techniques, scheduling tasks to ensure that you can be relaxed and enjoy your guests and ways to add a personal touch abound.
This book is not a DIY of framing and frame making – it is brimful of ideas, showing you how to refinish, recycle and re-use old frames, and how to embellish frame blanks to best display your photographs, pictures and other items. It is dedicated to easy and unusual frames to be used in and around the house, for everything from miniature perfume bottles to a large blackboard for a nursery. You will find instructions for very basic frame construction from scratch, as well as loads of information on finishing techniques for frame blanks and ways to repurpose old frames.
Let the book guide you to think out of the box and move beyond wood and mitred corners. Learn to make frames using polystyrene cornices, polymer clay, magazine pages, leather off-cuts, card stock and wadding, wire, fabric, rulers, a discarded bicycle tyre and other findings and decorating materials as diverse as discarded teabags and gold leaf. Also included are frames that are both decorative and functional, acting as organisers for anything from scarves to notes and memos.
Filled with practical hints and tips, illustrated with step-by-step photographs and boasting beautiful pictures of more than 60 completed frames, this book contains everything you need to fill your home with eye-catching creative frames.
The paintings and drawings of J.R.R. Tolkien are featured in this illustrated study, seen in the context of his writing. He is the author of "The Hobbit", "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion". This book explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. Central to the book are his illustrations for his works, especially his tales of "Middle-earth". Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, notably in his "Father Christmas" letters and for the story of "Mr Bliss", his calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. Wayne G. Hammond is the author of "The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls" and "J.R.R. Tolkien: a Descriptive Bibliography" and he is a contributor of notes on Tolkien to the journal "Mythlore". Christina Skull is the author of "Soane Hogarths" and she edits the journal, "The Tolkien Collector".
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