Wednesday, March 21, 2007


To honour my 400th blog post (I know, I know -- I can't believe I had so much garbage that I'd want to share either) I give you something serious:

"Canada has a vibrant contemporary arts scene, but the country needs to take more pride in its artists' achievements," says art critic David Silcox, honoured Tuesday with a 2007 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. More on the story here.

Something to stimulate the grey matter:

These two pictures represent the eye motions of two viewers as they scan a work of art with the goal of remembering it later. One of them is a trained artist, and the other is a trained psychologist. Can you tell which is which? Read this article. (I knew immediately which was which.)

Something humorous (you knew it was coming and there's more where this one came from):

And finally, it wouldn't be right to not include a recent piece of artwork. Think I can manage 400 more posts before either this blog or I die a natural death?

(And a quick thanks to my sometime 'supplier', Rudy.)



Blogger Caroline said...

Congratulations on reaching 400 - you don't look a day over 100. :-)

that's what friends are for you know...

21/3/07 9:19 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Oh and this occurred to me:

If non-artists look at art work so differently from the way artists do maybe its really hard to get good feedback from other artists about what a non-artist wants from a picture...

21/3/07 9:22 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Congrats on the 400.

Can you believe I am taking a break.
Anyways interesting post. I notice in the gallery that yes artists and non artists view the work differently.
Kathy says she finds when non artists are attracted to a piece of work they don't know why but an artists will know why. Perhaps it's because an artist knows how a piece is created or can feel the emotions of that artist who did the creating. Non artists need it explained to them why they are attracted to a piece. So when you write an artist bio write what inspires you, your emotions, along with how you paint. Sometimes education has nothing to do with it. It's the spiritual end that does. One artist in the gallery writes a small explanation about each piece so the viewer will know and find it easier to connect. He just writes one or two sentences. Nothing long or drawn out.
When you put the piece up of the elk I bought for Don, I knew there was a connection with his animal totem but when you said it also meant love that did it for me for sure without hesitation. Well now that I have gotten long winded here, hope it helps.

21/3/07 12:44 p.m.  
Blogger daisies said...

happy 400th post : )

21/3/07 2:22 p.m.  
Blogger Ces said...

Well, congratulations on your 400th. It does not take long when you are having fun. I remeber I had over 300 before I deleted my first blog. Imagine all that in less than one year? Anyway, I hope you live and blog long. I will miss you if I am no longer able to visit you.

21/3/07 6:15 p.m.  
Blogger Ces said...

...and I can't type!

21/3/07 6:15 p.m.  
Blogger Joyce said...

oooh, I want to recreate that tree with felt.

21/3/07 7:01 p.m.  
Blogger Cream said...

Andrea, you look bloody amazing for 400!;o)

22/3/07 3:52 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Congrats on the 400th post-something for me to aspire to, since I've only just reached 200. I enjoyed the photographs from the "different angle" photography site.

22/3/07 10:27 a.m.  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

You not only have 400 blog post, you have got pretty darn good posts! Congratulations and may you have many more to share with us.
You made me look at my statistics, 600 this past Tuesday, I had no idea, I had never checked them before (mine are child's play compared to yours).

22/3/07 2:51 p.m.  
Blogger CSL said...

400! Yea for you!

26/3/07 4:11 p.m.  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I am savouring your posts in bits, such is my state of disjunction these days (makes me feel like chromosomes during meiosis), so here I comment again:
Looking at the picture with the guy literally jumping the hoop and my eyes falling immediately after at your cat in the tree, the cat seems to have landed with the same body movement as the suspended loop jumper. Can "you" see what I mean? Was this your intention anyway?
Girl interrupted, at 6.30 am.
Have a great Tuesday (rest of your Monday included, of course)!

26/3/07 9:24 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Merisi: Ha! Now that you mention it I can see it too!

27/3/07 9:02 a.m.  

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