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Weekly Writing challenge: I Wish I Were

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I wish I were an accomplished and successful artist designing for magazines or stage sets. One of my regrets in life was quitting my A level Art course around 10 years ago. Unfortunately I was working full-time and couldn’t dedicate enough time to one of the things that I loved the most. Working part-time wasn’t even an option for me at the time. Previous years since, I managed to sketch and paint when I had a spare moment just to quench my artistic desire. But recently I’ve had no time whatsoever and to be honest I can’t remember when I last picked up a pencil or paintbrush.

It often makes me sad to think I may have wasted one of the best talents that I had but there have been opportunities and life experiences that I wouldn’t change for the world. You win some and you lose some I suppose. I have no doubt that I will eventually find that all important time to become creative again but I don’t expect that I’ll ever start another A level Art course.

 

Participate in the Weekly Writing Challenge by following this link http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/weekly-writing-challenge-i-wish-i-were/

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The Art of Matt Dixon

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The work of this artist really caught my eye while I strolled around browsing at the London Film and Comic Con stalls. Digital art never used to interest me as I used to dabble in acrylic paint myself. It’s only now I see that digital art is just as effective. I would describe Matt Dixon’s art as alternative, quirky and incredibly sexy. His pieces range from sci-fi monsters/robots to fantasy creatures and pin-ups. Matt also designs illustrations for children’s books. His attention to detail and use of colour is amazing, not to mention his imagination. I will definitely follow this artist and maybe even learn a little more about digital art.

Matt Dixon has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ArtOfMattDixon

Something I Stumbled Upon

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As if I haven’t got enough to distract me from doing something constructive with my evenings. I have just lost an hour of my life trawling through a website a friend recommended. Now I’m usually the last person to discover anything interesting and in this case it is  probably no exception.

http://www.stumbleupon.com provides pages and pages of pictures, info and articles that engages your personal interests. So I registered (it’s free) and started by clicking on 5 genre’s to personalise my stumble… you then of course click on stumble and it searches for a pages that may take your interest which apparently you wouldn’t normally find on the net when searching yourself. So far I like it but will it be just a novelty at first and will I get bored with it? That’s something I’ll find out in time.

So today I stumbled upon an artist’s work that caught my eye. His work is simple yet genius. Everyday objects/materials are transformed with a little bit of wire and brought to life. The art of ‘Bent Objects’  by Terry Border is humorous and creative… I only wish I’d thought of this myself 🙂