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DIY artist charcoal

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Guest post by Vik Currently gifted with a lot of free time, we got my old art box out, filled with all sorts of chalks, inks, crayons and water colours. I used my french charcoal sticks for some sketches, and fully enamoured with the smooth texture and expressive line, decided that it’s time to make our own locally grown artist charcoal. Preparation Collect fresh branches/twigs. Willow and wine are classically used, but we also successfully […]

east london street art

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Last time I went to London, I stayed in the heart of Shoreditch. It must be one of my favourite places because the streets are so rich in beautiful and interesting art, and the atmosphere is laid back and effortless in contrast to some other areas of the city. I could not walk past without taking a few pictures… after all London streets are famous for being canvas for artists like Roa, Eine, Stik and Banksy. […]

on inspiration

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design and photo by Vik The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best […]

in the footsteps of Viktoria

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I took most of the pictures  at the exhibition “American Dreamers/Reality and Imagination in ContemporaryArt”, Strozzina CCC, Florence. Related Posts:pictures from my recent trip to Hongkongfrom Sarabeth's Bakery: Expresso Cakevegan pull-apart cakehomemade pizzetea splendid foretaste of summercarrot + coriander + garlic salad

peek into a collector’s home

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I’m happy to have decided to take a break for my exhausted renovation mind. Actually I spent the last days in Munich, super relaxing, brought a bucketful of inspirations  and even got some old silken curtains to take with me which should fit perfectly well into my study…                       Related Posts:DIY artist charcoal7 days juice detox: day 2smoothie and raw food combination tips!5 questions to […]

contemporary art – slaughter house five

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The exhibtion “Slaughterhouse Five” is inspired by and named after a book by Kurt Vonnegut. The story is set in the area of the Ostrale. The site used to be a natural resort, in the 20th century it became Dresden’s main slaughterhouse. Today the former fattening stables, slaughterhouse, heylofts, fatmelting house, cold storage house, abbatoir refuse processing halls – all this has been transformed into exhibiting space. The atmosphere at the Ostrale gave me goosebumps. It’s […]