I want to make a Web page that's basically just a bunch of evenly-sized square tiles which pulls specific album covers (from Amazon or Discogs or...) using some kind of input, whether it's drag-and-drop or entering a source URL or whatever. Is this a thing? [more inside]
Looking for a good brand of glow-in-the-dark paints in various colors that can be added to a watercolor painting that is available from a reliable online retailer. Bonus: warm colors like red and orange besides the usual blue/greenish yellow. [more inside]
I am a Brit, 55, and land art has long fascinated me. I would like to visit some of the sites I have read/seen so much about, such as The Lightning Field, Sun Tunnels, Double Negative and/or similar. Roden Crater would be a must, if possible. If not is his exhibit still on in a Las Vegas mall? I'd also like to see the Rothko Chapel. [more inside]
I'm an aspiring illustrator who can't decide whether or not to use a pseudonym. Advice sought. [more inside]
What are some websites where artists/photographers can have their work turned into nifty products, aside from the usual cards/calendars/mugs stuff? I'm especially looking to have a painting turned into an umbrella for my Etsy shop, but I'm eager to see what's out there beside the usual consumer sites. If you have customer service experiences, please share those too.
I need help with pricing out a design project. I'm a printmaker / illustrator with a growing Instagram / Etsy audience and have been asked to create a t-shirt design by a seemingly successful small business (from the research I've done!) More below the fold... [more inside]
I am looking for affordable photography prints. I don't know how to describe the aesthetic that I am looking for. I'd like something "edgy" and maybe a bit dark without being scary or "too much." [more inside]
I want to get this as a Christmas present. I spotted this while walking past but not sure who it is / where to get something similar. Help? [more inside]
Does anyone know who the painter is that is mentioned in R. Crumb's Art & Beauty #3? You can see portraits of her here. Crumb thinks she might be a genius. I would like to see her paintings.
I'm looking for an analog art tool that will enable me to create large swaths of consistent flat value easily. Should I use charcoal, watercolor, markers, or something else? And how? (Examples inside.) [more inside]
I just moved into a small apartment. I have a real minimalism vibe going on. Contempary/modern. The walls are extremely bare. I need some art to spruce up the walls. I am super picky, and perusing Pier 1 and Home Goods isn’t cutting it. Way too generic [more inside]
I would like to learn how to cross stitch; I have never had any hobbies that involved cross stitch type skills (never tried knitting, sewing, crocheting, et cet.) but it looks awesome! How do I get started? [more inside]
I recently purchased a tapestry version of an amazing two-color print of a octopus/kraken attacking a ship. But I'm seeing piece of this print used on other homegoods sites so obviously this is not the retailer's original image, and I'd prefer to purchase goods from the original artist. Also the hunt for the source is irresistible. [more inside]
I'm helping buy a 3d printer pen (sort of like this) for my niece for Christmas. I feel like suggesting some cool stuff that she can do with her 3d pen. There are lots of guides for cool stuff you can do with a 3d printer, like this one. Are there any similar guides exploring the possibilities for a 3D pen?
In a year full of grief, I’m searching for music, writing, and art to get me through. Please share what was meaningful for you in working through your own grief. [more inside]
I'm in my early thirties and I don't think I've ever been creative. I just don't think I have much imagination for those kinds of things. But it's something I think I'd like in my life, and I'm a little bewildered where to start. Is creativity or imagination something I can learn (or be taught), or is it more innate?
If you are a professional artist and have a web site, I’d like your insight. [more inside]
I want to get an A1 poster printed and framed and delivered to someone in Seattle. I'm in another country. Does anyone have any recommendations for who to go with? I have a 275 meg Tiff and can also get a print ready pdf of appropriate resolution.
I have two little mid-century ceramic figures that my mom gave me and I'd love to know more about them (especially the cat.) [more inside]
Is there a Twitter feed that posts a variety of works of art regularly? I'm trying to inspire myself to be more artistic, and a part of these efforts is to expose myself to art that I might not see otherwise. I'm on Twitter on and off throughout the day, so I thought that a Twitter feed that posts images of works of art would be helpful. I'm particularly interested in modern art, collages and mixed media. Any thoughts? Thanks!
My boyfriend's birthday is approaching and I want to get him a piece/a series of art to hang in his almost entirely blank room - he does appreciate art, just doesn't go out of his way to collect adornments of any kind. He's deeply interested in computer science and pure math and I have very little background in either. I'd like to select a work that resonates with him, that he can admire compositionally and that in some way reflects the concepts that he studies. < [more inside]
I would like to buy a collection of Duane Michals' photos that contains this work (one example, another example). I don't remember which book I saw it in years ago and my googling has failed me. Please help?
I don't know how else to describe it: you know that style of frame that you see on velvet paintings of unicorns, bad Bob-Ross-style art, and big-eyed-kid-ripoffs? I want to find that material. [more inside]
How do I go from “people like my one-off weird art pieces On-Line” to “I have a legible artistic Practice with several long-term projects going with collaborators”? Complication: I want art to be a side hustle, since I’m a PhD student in computer science who’s aiming to become a professor. [more inside]
I've been drawing for most of my life. I'm competent, but not good. How do I get good? [more inside]
In search of a radical career change, I need an online portfolio to pursue creative technology. My stuff is all over the place. How to get it more coherent? [more inside]
Artists of Metafilter: what do you do to avoid hand pain and/or eye strain? [more inside]
Looking for offbeat, interesting things to do, places to meet people in my age range, traditional or alternative art galleries to visit, craft breweries, live music venues? and anything else that's a must see! Also looking for help on how to handle selling artwork internationally. [more inside]
I have been asked to digitise a painting that the artist would like to use on a website I am creating for her. The painting is black and white acrylic, on canvas, unframed, and not stretched. So it's going to have to be lying on a table or something. I have a DSLR. What are some tips for getting the best quality image? [more inside]
Help me figure out what we should be doing on or around the week of Culture Day in Tokyo. [more inside]
Please give me the words with which to speak with a screen printer in order to get what I'm looking for. [more inside]
I am trying to brainstorm some ideas of small gifts for a friend’s birthday. I like to give gifts that are practical and can in some small way be useful for people’s lives; not just sit in a box or closet. As an example I have given other friends who really like live music Etymotic Ear Plugs or other friends who like to bake the Cook’s Illustrated Baking Book. Ideas for services are also cool. [more inside]
What are your best, specific recommendations for great food, design, and local culture highlights in Copenhagen for 3-4 adults and 2 18-month olds? [more inside]
"It may seem strange to sleep away the day at the firing range / but times they may change, they'll get you up and make you walk / sitting in my room and the walls are turning into water falls." Song has a bit of a lilting, alt-country feel. Wilco / late Beck.
My wife wants to buy an expensive artwork for the house. While I also find it beautiful, I don't think it's a good idea, financially. We're at loggerheads. Help me think this through. [more inside]
I’d like to get some art supplies to help me decompress after work. What are some fun, forgiving tools for someone with only a modicum of talent and technique? [more inside]
I bought this painting around 6 years ago at an antique market in Kingston, ON. Can you help me identify it, and maybe offer suggestions for art conservation? [more inside]
I've searched, and the information is overwhelming. I just want to know: can I solder silver jumprings closed with a soldering iron? If so, what kind of solder do I need? And if not, what is the cheapest possible way to do this? The jewelry store will charge me like $10 per, and this is unacceptable for my purposes. This is for small silver charms. Doesn't have to look perfect, but I also don't want to poison myself. [more inside]
I recently got back from Burning Man. Even though I'm not into live music or partying, it was super fun! I notice there are a lot of festivals and parties in the Bay Area that have similar aesthetics or involve the same people (Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Further Future, SF Decompression, Ghost Ship, etc.) but I'm wondering which ones are really "music festivals with some art" and which ones have plenty of stuff for the art-and-science lovers. [more inside]
I would like to submit some for publication, with or without compensation. [more inside]
I want to build a new website, mainly to showcase my work as an artist, writer and academic. I'm looking for inspiration, and perhaps even some Wordpress templates. I want to do something a bit unique, responsive and forward thinking. Can you help me think beyond the current portfolio model? [more inside]
My 7-year-old loves to draw, and I am, of course, slightly biased, but I think she is pretty good at it. What's the best way to encourage her? If you're an artist, how did your parents help you or encourage you? [more inside]
There's this painting of a tree that I know was mass produced because it was at both my grandmother's and my aunt's house and I've seen it at thrift stores. You can see an image here (ignore the closet, it's on the far left). What's the painting/who is it by? And is there a way to find it other than searching through thrift stores?
I mistakenly got the last poster I hung custom framed, which cost way more than the poster did. So what are my best options for hanging a poster nicely? [more inside]
I have a small wood Buddhist wood statue, and I am trying to determine what culture it is from, who the sculpture depicts, what mudra is being shown, and how it would have originally been displayed. [more inside]
Between 2001 and 2004, I lived in the SF Bay Area and looked forward to a weekly column in a local paper (don't remember which - probably not SF Chronicle, but maybe a smaller publication?) which featured a profile of an interesting local "everyday folk" along with a pen-and-ink portrait. I especially loved the charming portraits. In particular, I remember one of a guy selling boiled crab at the Pier. Does anyone remember this? What was the name of the column, and who was the artist?
I am a production artist at Passion Works Fine Art Studio in Athens, Ohio. We feature the collaborative work of our adult artists with and without disabilities. I've been wanting to include information about the artist who produced the piece with each sale in a Fan/ Baseball Card format. [more inside]
Why can't I get over my artwork being ignored? [more inside]
I am interested in looking at art made for the web. Can you provide great examples? [more inside]
Just got back from Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return, and I am smitten. I would love to know if there is anything else that captures that kind of otherworldly magic. I love an excuse to travel, so location is not a factor.