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May each day bring, love, joy,peace, hope and creativity in every area of all our lives. Please enjoy this website freely and as always, membership is free. There are great benefits for those who become members, checkout on site what is available for members!
I hope this year 2013 for artworksunique.com will be refreshing new changes and upgrades as well as an increase in members and fresh new creative information for all in areas of art, art news, competitions,interesting artists clips and recommendations!
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May Peace-Love-Joy and Blessings in abundance abound to all and into the New Year!
I really appreciate all the love and support I have received from the beginnng of Artworksunique.com in 2010-2012. I plan to continue into 2013 with fresh new ideas and hope to connect and inspire around the world. Artworksunique.com was created not only to promote my art but other artists world-wide and provide creative information to all artists so we can all be inspired in what-ever art genre we personally like.
I hope my members will continue into the new year and new members will also find the website useful and join too! Suggestions are always encouraged and welcomed as well.
Thankyou again and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
Artworksunique.com is Excited to announce the opening of a New Shop-through Cafepress. As of today you can now browse new designs on a very wide variety of products and purchase and have them delivered straight to you!
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We’ve teamed up with the good people at Oxfam for a new t-shirt design challenge to help raise awareness for their GROW campaign. GROW is about the 1 billion people who go to bed hungry each night, it’s about food: food production and distribution and food insecurity. GROW strives for equality, sustainability and a re-imagining of the food system – to one where we can grow, eat, and live in a better way.
The winning design will be the one that best encapsulates the GROW campaign and creatively demonstrates the ideas behind GROW and helps draw attention to this important cause.
The design and artist’s biography will feature prominently throughout the campaign, on the Oxfam site and on shirts sold in the Oxfam shop.
We will also donate a menagerie of animals through Oxfam Unwrapped on behalf of the Top 20 winners. These donated buffalo, ducks and chickens have the ability to transform the lives of people living in poverty, all because you made a tee.
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As the mammoth music, film and technology event that is South by Southwest heaves over the horizon and residents of Austin, Texas prepare to be kept awake for a month, we’d like to welcome you to our latest and greatest design competition!
We’ve teamed up with hot New York band The Big Sleep to offer you the chance to design them a limited edition tee for their SXSW gig. So if you want your artistic prowess spread liberally around the greatest music conference in the world then you are reading exactly the right paragraph. We’ll also shower you in appropriate gifts, such as $200 of RedBubble cash, free tees, the Big Sleep’s ltd. ed. debut album on vinyl & mp3 and some hefty promotion on our burgeoning Facebook page
The tee should be inspired by their music and of course SXSW. It should also make some reference of the gig itself, which takes place on March 15, 2012 @512, Austin Texas. We have a free track here to get you in the mood.
|Posted by Dillon Baker on February 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
I just wanted to preface this first blog post to say hello! and thanks again to Lynette for the great opportunity to share some of my thoughts, feelings and experiences as an aspiring artist with you! I do hope you enjoy the musings and ramblings. :-)
This week I have been thinking alot about finding art in everyday life and the places and times it seems to most allude us! I believe there is more to say on this topic certainly but some recent changes my life have prompted this particular view idea.
For a time I thought art was something you had to go and seek out. That inspiration only lay in the magnificent, the new, and in the elongated halls of art galleries and museums. The day to day grind, the repetitive endless tasks of life have only ever seemed to distance us further from the magical, inspired life I imagined exists out there somewhere.
Let me tell you with some assurance – it doesn't.
It doesn't because it already exists right here and now, as it always has; in the blinking lights of a passing truck, synchronizing to classical music on the radio in an early morning symphony of utility and design. In the chaotic whispers and ramblings of nocturnal creatures out your window, juxtaposed with the gentle rise and fall of sleeping breath beside you.
Art is alive.
And like all living things if you try and hold it too tightly,if you try and isolate, analyze, and protract it, you destroy it.
You must be apart of the moment to see the beauty in it.
After all, it's not in the chasing of the rainbow, that you are able to appreciate it. You have to stand back and let it exist.
For someone who has been chasing their dreams from one side of the world to the other, it has been a difficult task, to say the least. It has been difficult not to resent the impertinence of obligation, not to see routine as a thief of inspiration, instead of reconsigning the truth - it was me.
Fear is the thief. Fear of failure, of imperfection, ostracism, mediocrity, fear of a lack of control, fear of ultimate meaninglessness, they cause us to claw into those moments of inspiration for dear life, hoping that they can carrying us on out of whatever “inescapable” situation we believe ourselves to be in at that moment.
All I can say, having chased that ephemeral essence of life till I ran out of space to do it, is; all you need exists within you and around you. As it always has. As it always will.
See it. Find it. Believe it.
You are the living thing. You are yourself the art.
Don't be afraid.
Microsoft Hardware is launching a new digital art project today called The Art of Touch. The campaign is inspired by Microsoft’s Touch Mouse family of mice. And it’s pretty cool.
By visiting the website, people can sign-in to create a piece of digital art on a canvas with a series of tools which include 3 types of brushes (ribbon, smoke or streak), and 5 different effects (like starbursts, trees, ribbons and splats). The artwork can be created using a click, swipe, or flick of a mouse!
Once a person has created a piece of artwork (people can create multiple pieces of artwork too –which is all accessible when saved via “my art” at the top right of the website when signed in), they can save it where they are then able to share it with friends and family via Facebook or Twitter. They can also save what they’ve created as an image to their PC where they can make it a desktop background in Windows 7. A piece of art can be saved to a PC in three different sizes – small, medium and large. And the large size is pretty big. So think about this: if you create multiple pieces of artwork, you can save them to your PC and create a Windows 7 theme you can share with your friends and family on SkyDrive for them to download and use on their PCs. Here is a Windows 7 theme I created with the artwork I’ve created for you to download and check out:
People can also have their artwork printed onto a laptop skin, coffee mug, t-shirt or sweatshirt or more.
After people create artwork, they can also enter a sweepstakes to win really cool prizes. A person can choose to share their artwork online through The Art of Touch website where people can then vote on their artwork. Each vote counts as a “raffle ticket” – and the more votes a piece of artwork gets, the better the chances are of that artist winning a prize. Starting today and going on through February 4, 2012, Microsoft will be giving away prizes such as Microsoft Touch mice, laptops and other things like having a person’s artwork showcased somewhere in a weekly drawing. The person whose artwork has the most votes by December 31st will get the grand prize of being the “featured artists” and a prize package that includes becoming a featured artist on the site.
When you create and save artwork on The Art of Touch website, you are contributing to a “global masterpiece” - the “Sea of Art” communal canvas - that could quite possibly become one of the largest displays of digital artwork ever created! What is the “Sea of Art” communal canvas? It’s a collection of everyone’s artwork that has been shared out on The Art of Touch website.
For more information on Microsoft’s Touch Mouse family, click here. And for more on The Art of Touch, read this blog post from my friends on the Microsoft Hardware team and visit the website to start creating your own digital artwork!
Tags: Microsoft Hardware, Touch, Windows, Windows 7, Multi-Touch, Theme, Multitouch, HTML5, IE9, Internet Explorer 9, Consumer, Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse, The Art of Touch, Microsoft Arc Mouse. Microsoft Touch Mouse, Creativity, Digital Art, Artwork
For more information-Microsoft-"The Art of Touch".
|Posted by Post by Charleen Morris on December 1, 2011 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
I've worked in the creative industries for 20 years, as a Commercial Artist- encompassing graphic design, sample(fashion)design, textiles print design,and illustrator/cartoonist.
These days I have settled with working as a freelance painter/art consultant. I find it beneficial to connect and communicate, share thoughts and concepts with fellow creative people, and look forward to the inspiration this brings with it.