Thu, 26 March 2009
Aisling resumes podcasts by talking about failure and success in art, and why your emotions and passions must be involved in your artwork.
Link: Aisling.net (under renovation, but there's still plenty to see there)
Music: The Moods of Man, written and orchestrated by James Underberg
Sun, 1 June 2008
In this five-minute podcast, artist's journals expert Aisling D'Art talks about the most important archival issues when you begin keeping an artist's journal.
First, there is the paper you use in your journal. It's great if it's pH neutral and archival. If it's not, there are products that can neutralize the paper so that it's more archival.
Then, there is the glue. Generally, the glue or adhesive that you use is slightly more important than the paper's archival qualities. Great glue and yellowing, brittle paper can be a problem, but archival paper with regular rubber cement can be tragic.
So, start with a good glue.
Because we often include "found" paper, ephemera or mementos, many items in our journals probably won't be archival. That's where a neutralizing spray product can be handy.
Listen to this podcast for more tips.
Thu, 14 February 2008
There are three ways to approach your art:
1. Forget about the audience. Just make it.
If this works for you, continue! This podcast isn't for you.
2. Plan everything carefully with your audience in mind.
This works for almost no one, but everyone seems to lapse into it now and then... including me.
3. Increase the drama, internally, and then express it. Or just visually shout. Or... well, that's what I'm talking about in this podcast: Reaching your audience across the distance (mental or physical or both) while retaining authenticity.
[And, oh yes, if you're wondering where the paintings are, you may want to see Eileen Morey, Fine Artist.]