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Macintosh Building Fire Fund

The Macintosh Library before the fire Today the Glasgow School of Art has launched the Mackintosh Building Fire Fund. Help with the restoration of the Macintosh Building Plans are in hand to raise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

OASC for Metropolitan Museum of Art Images

I do like to look at images in high resolution - there's an amazing difference between high resolution images online and those you see in books or low resolution images online. You can now access... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Major fire at Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art

It was absolutely awful yesterday to see the pictures and videos of the fire raging through the Mackintosh building of the Glasgow School of Art (@GSofA)- designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Moleskine sketchbooks have changed - or have they?

The new Moleskine Sketchbook wrapper In a panic about whether Moleskine has changed its paper as well as the wrapper for its very popular sketchbooks - as reported - I ordered some. The sketchbooks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Powerful Questions That Lead to Progress

Questions, when used in business planning, are more powerful than statements because they make us think and formulate our own answers. They encourage us to consider our situation, environment, abilities, and resources. See if any of these serve you at the moment. [...]

The layouts are landing in my inbox!

I don't think anything much is going to happen this week. I've just been sent and have started going through the layouts for the book which means some intense work reviewing the layouts and then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Favourite art instruction books about subjects you draw and paint

Today I propose we all think about the best and/or most helpful art instruction books about the different kinds of subject matter that people draw and paint e.g. portraiture and people animals and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Making a mark - Artists' Favourite Art Books in 2014

It's time to update the list I keep of the favourite art books you like.  There's no two ways about it - some art instruction books go on and on forever because they have a huge fan base. They get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Women and Art

Here's a compendium of links to the current wealth of television and articles online about Women and Art. BBC - The Story of Women in Art This is a three part series featuring Professor Amanda... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Twitter Tweekly for May 17, 2014

An abbreviate list of my top tweets from the past two weeks since I'm away. Sometimes artists have awesome newsletters that I'd like to share with people. Try including an online link to yours.... Frieze Fair interpreted by @artadvocate huffingtonpost.com/paul-klein/buo… [...]

"Mr Turner" - a new film about JMW Turner

'Turner on Vanishing Day' by William Parrott See a trailer and watch a review of Mike Leigh's new film "Mr Turner" - about the life and career of JMW Turner - and see some small excerpts. It's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

VAT for non-UK artists and UK exhibition organisers

This post provides an introduction to recent changes in Value Added Tax and VAT registration for both  artists living outside the UK who want to exhibit and sell their art in the UK; and  hose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Mission for Each of Your Social Media Channels

"I am setting up a social media plan, and I am a little confused about how to use external sites (like Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in addition to my blog.... I feel like any update that I could post on Facebook, I’d also like to post on my blog. Show More Summary

The Threadneedle Prize 2014 - what's changed and how to enter

Some important changes have been made to the Call for Entries for the Threadneedle Prize 2014 for figurative painting and sculpture with a prize valued at £30,000 This post  highlights the changes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA Annual Exhibition 2014

Read on to discover the artwork and artists which artists were awarded Certificates of Botanical Merit in the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists Botanical merit, as we have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prizewinners at the Society of Botanical Artist's Annual Exhibition 2014

Sandra Wall Armitage, the new President of the Society of Botanical Artists led the prize giving ceremony for the deserving botanical artists at this year's Annual Exhibition. She was assisted by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An Appreciation of Mothers and of My Mom

Here's to the mothers who are artists. And to the mothers who raise healthy, informed artists who make the world a better place. To My Mom... Who is forgiven for not taking me to museums because she didn't want me to misbehave in public. (She was probably right.) [...]

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