Kerians Fine Art Blog aka K-FLOG Speaking of art….

16Jul/120

Pictures are Worth 1000

So, I have to say one of my favorite artistic sites ever is Worth 1000. It is a veritable visual smorgasbord! They have revolving contests for artists, writers and any other creatives to flex their creative muscles. I love the end products, and I'm sure you might be quite familiar with them. Some of the photoshop contest entries are so well created, people mistake them for real photos.Here is an advanced piece in the photoshop Contest titled "Relaxation."

Here are a few I have entered in the past. If you have a yearning to mess with a celebrities face or enter a logo contest, check out Worth1000.com

21Feb/120

Being Quirky SNL skit with Zooey Deschanel

I have found one of my newest most favorite SNL skits. Nothin says "cool" like "Bein Quirky!" I especially LURRRRVE Bjorks sweater!

 

17Feb/120

Shoe Junkies UNITE!

Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly "can't-haves-quite-yet" and the "oh-don't-even -bother-dreaming -about-them" pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.

The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.

Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.

16May/110

Tyler Art Walk- June 2nd

Come take a stroll through Tyler on June 2nd as the downtown stores open their businesses to the Artists of the area. I will be showing my work at Mange Express. You can find a map of the participating stores and more info at the Artwalk website. I will be painting my heart out and answering questions about my upcoming projects. There will be an amazing group of talented artists and performers.

The Artwalk is Saturday, June 2nd from 4-8

Hope to see you there!

Art Walk- Tyler TX- June 2nd

9May/111

Thinking outside the Bento Box

I found an array of really cool Bento Boxes some creative parents and chef's have created. I think their purpose is to entice picky eaters that a carrot shaped like hello kitty, tastes soooo much better. I have to agree. I'm smitten with the starbucks Bento. Makes me want a Frappamochadeliciousness.

9May/112

Etch a Sketch Masterpieces

You've seen them sitting on your niece's floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio's nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here's what I found....

http://www.etch-a-sketchartist.com/

The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, Jeff Gagliardi

With almost 35 years experience in Etch-A-Sketch Art, Jeff Gagliardi is known as one of the original, and still one of the best, Etch-A-Sketch artists.

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George Vlosich III

Etch-A-Sketch Artist, George Vlosich III

Since 1989 - at just ten years of age - George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world's greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as "the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world." George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.

For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: contact@gvartwork.com

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3May/110

Scott Weaver’s enigmatic toothpick city

Perhaps you cannot see your next art piece beyond the trees or you feel you've lost your way. Take a look at someone who has not only found his path but built it to suit his fancy. I just discovered an artist who has like many great artists before him, devoted a lifetime to one piece of art.  Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years fabricating a whimsical rendition of the city of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks! Not only is it an incredible ping-pong ball run with several seperate runs, giving tours of certain parts of the city, it also is a homage to the history and heart of San Fransisco.

So the next time you pick up a toothpick to scrape that broccoli out of your tooth, just imagine what else could be done with it!

Scott Weaver's intricate San Fran artwork will be on display in the Tinkering Studio until June 19th, 2011.

He is currently showing at the Tinkering Studio inside the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA.

27Apr/100

There’s always something cool at Etsy….

I LOVE etsy! There are so many cool things you can find that you'd never expect. Some of the greatest gifts are handmade even if you're not the one making it, the thought seems to count more. Imagine you're at a big box store. You see countless items of the same thing and your brain starts to turn into jello, cause it was the same as last time... Nothing really new.
That's when it should hit you. Etsy. There's a TON of really cool things, from handmade soaps to felt monster buddies, to vintage purses and original art. You won't find THIS stuff at Bigmart.
So I urge you to take a peek. You'll be hooked. Make sure you check out the Geekery too.
Here's some of my stuff. Enjoy.
-Kerian