Friday, June 13, 2008

Art and Confessions

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I've had a random string of things I've been wanting to share with you, just for kicks. And here they are in no particular order along with my personal confessions regarding each.

::1:: I have a new favorite artist (as shown in these three images) that keeps me on the edge of my seat waiting for the latest.
confession: the artist happens to live at the other end of the house.

::2:: I recently watched the best documentary ever on Marc Jacobs with aforementioned artist and was entirely too captivated by it.
confession: I was immensely interested in watching him stare at an inspiration board and think in silence. It was my favorite part.

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::3:: The kids have stumbled across what could be the most fun game ever on the computer called LineRider. And there's even a cache of videos that people have produced using the game. This counts as art because you draw a path for the rider guy to ride or crash on. Way too fun.
confession: While looking up the link for the game I was sidetracked for at least 45minutes playing the stupid thing.

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::4:: Yesterday, armed robbers in Brazil stole a few Picasso engravings along with a few other pieces from the Museum of Art in San Paolo.
confession: I always am captivated with the notion of stealing art....its weird, and I know its really really wrong, but the idea that someone wants famous art badly enough to steal it, and be willing to hide it and appreciate it secretly, is almost well....I dunno...cool? You'll vouch for me if I get questioned right?

Have a great weekend! xoox, Anna

37 comments:

  1. I love this penwork - the combination of the geometric figures and the roses is so striking.

    Lorrie

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  2. Your daughter is so very talented. I hope she plans a future in fashion illustration or something artistic. She has the gift for sure!

    Your post was very interesting. I too am always intrigued by art thefts and while I hate that it happens and know it is wrong it is rather interesting because its not like you can just go out and hawk it. Have t wonder where stolen art goes...

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  3. She is wonderful. My little girl is always amazed with the inventors in history. We have a Leonardo Da Vinci thing coming to our museum at the end of the month. She is beside herself with excitement. And she is 6. She is also my little artist. Our hallway is her galery.

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  4. OMG! Julianna is one talented young lady! She definitely has a very bright future in the creative world.....I've been trying to decide which one is my favorite..it's not an easy choice, but I think the middle picture gets my vote...the simplicity of the pen drawing with that vidid green - scrumptious! Thank you for sharing. BTW..."someone" needs to open an ETSY shop.

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  5. I've always been intrigued by art theft too! I love the green dress pic.

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  6. she's learning from the best!

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  7. Molly1:56 PM

    I hope your daughter takes advantage of a site like www.deviantart.com
    it's great for inspiration and showcasing/selling artwork.

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  8. courtney2:24 PM

    Wow good for her. I used to love to draw and paint, but right as I was starting to get decent I had some personal issues that I let pull me away. Hope Julianna doesn't let that happen to herself. I did something eriely similar to that last piece.

    You can definantley see that she picked up her Mom's love for color.

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  9. It would never work for me (the stealing of famous art) -- I couldn't resist showing off!

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  10. Love it! I'd buy prints of these...can you say "Etsy?". She could do rather well there, if she's interested. My little one is obsessed with colored pens, she is just 2. Colored pens rock!

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  11. Cracking me up! I remember a few years ago when "Scream" was stolen - so funny - tragic yes, but funny! The art is wonderful and yes - captivating is the best word. Such talent in your family! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. my artsy middle child is addicted to linerider. Can't wait for the games to come out.

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  13. One of my husband's good friends from college is Noah Charney and he is the first person to have a doctorate in Art Theft (he created his program). He was so fascinated with the notion of studying how and why high end art is stolen not only did he get a degree in the topic, he wrote a fictional novel about it (the Art Thief), and created an international crime alliance protecting future art thefts. What I'm getting at is that Noah wouldn't think that you're weird! He's a fascinating fellow!

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  14. Thank you for sharing her work with us!

    I can see it now, she is going to be a designer on Project Runway and will steal the show!

    Caroline

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  15. What amazing work from such a young woman! It's stunning!! I love your fascination with the stealing of art - I can kind of see what you mean though! :)

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  16. Super impressive work!

    And yes, I agree... steal art seems cool. I wonder where you go with it once you have stolen it. Can't really hang it up in your living room.

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  17. I think anyone who loves art is inclined to think about stealing it.

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  18. Wow...beautiful artwork. She's very talented.

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  19. I totally agree with the stealing art idea. I imagine this secret room in my basement where I can steal away to enjoy my handiwork. That and I always wanted to be Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million. Okay maybe I need to figure out an alibi.

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  20. What beautiful work! I can't wait to see what she makes next!

    Oh, and I got heavily addicted to LineRider last year. It took several months of rehabilitation, but I have finally managed to curb my playing to only a couple hours a week ;) hehe

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  21. first, your daughter is amazing. does she like fashion design? i can personally vouch for the Fashion Institute of Technology. She should check it out!!! Marc Jacobs went there too! email me if she wants to know more.

    and if you love line rider, check out crayon physics!!!! its the best game, there is a free version you can get but there is also a new version that you have to buy. google it!!

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  22. So I guess it would be a compliment if I said I would steal your daughter's art work? Juuuust kidding :o) I definitely think your daughter is super and uniquely talented, just like her mother. Have a great Sunday!
    Linnea

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  23. You are so fabulous that I had to tag you. Check out my blog for details!

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  24. oh i LOVE the second one! and that is a great documentary!

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  25. I love the middle picture! and I shall try sticking my children on linerider-purely on your say so of course! I may actually get something done today after all!

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  26. I wonder how these types of things would work for costumes for my science fiction convention?
    Anime convention, Gaming Convention
    Science Fiction Convention
    Gaming Convention Anime Convention and Science Fiction Convention Ancient City Con

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  27. Eugenia11:04 AM

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  28. Anna- you and your daughter are twins!

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  29. I LOVE this artwork! Your daughter is amazingly talented. As a child I was so inspired by watching my mom draw and sew and do other creative things around the house. Those things stick with you. I hope your daughter sticks with her art because she has such a bright future! I look forward to seeing more!

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  30. Kerry9:34 AM

    I call that interest in art theft and the like "caper fever". who doesn't love a good caper?

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  31. You do know that you are raising an exceptionally talented girl, right?! She just blows me away. I LOVE her fashion illustrations! LOVE!

    And this is why I love the movie "The Thomas Crown Affair" and the game "Masterpiece" (remember that one?). Stolen art, forgeries... all so intriguing!!

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  32. since you are in nashville area - said artist - i have one of my own - may want to check out a great nashville group called untitled
    www.untitlednashville.org - great places for artists of all levels

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  33. Oh come on!! Amazing artwork! Your daughter is so talented. I can see some of your color sense in her work. I just love what she's done. Can she get her own blog? :)
    She's wonderful.
    I think I want to go draw something now.

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