Monthly Archives: April 2009

Deviants deserve a home to scumble in

WAIT! Don’t pick from another litter! You might see some scars, missing paws  or even — God forbid — a snaggletooth in the bunch, but this box of pups is a superb group. In fact, it’s today’s Pick of the Litter. … Continue reading

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Kids scumble up art!

I almost pounced onto my bed and danced when I found out kids are supporting the arts — with their own artwork! (Sniff) I’m so proud of the little tykes. I typed in “fresh artists” on Google and up pops a site … Continue reading

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Just a pup: today’s Pick of the Litter

I’m usually bitter and jealous towards  those dang prodigy kids. Sometimes you see them on Jeopardy: They know  Aristotle’s Rhetoric better than a kindergartner knows the ABCs, yet you trump them on questions regarding pop culture, literature and video games. … Continue reading

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Etch or sketch? An artist’s weapon of choice

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Of course: a pen can get into those hard-to-reach areas.    But, seriously, The Pick of the Litter for today is not merely someone who draws. It’s not even an artist: it’s a … Continue reading

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The Scumbler!

Have you been scumbling on a regular basis? I should be smart here: for those of you who aren’t obsessed with the arts like I am, scumbling is a form of shading which is, as best as I can describe … Continue reading

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Graffiti: defacing the streets or making art with a beat?

Graffiti: noun, “(used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood’s decline.” –Dictionary.com What’s … Continue reading

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A word is worth a lifetime of pictures

Can words leave a greater impact than images? Time to find out. Sometimes visuals are more effective than mere words (the artist said, tapping her 4B pencil on her laptop as she wrote, itching to get back to a drawing … Continue reading

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