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I need a bamboo forest in my apartment or my brain won't let me sleep at night.

I would like to paint my wall so it looks like a bamboo forest, but I'm left-brained and would like some help. [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Jun 15, 2007 - 26 answers

Pricing for set of copper Jade Snow Wong plates?

I have a set of 12 copper enamel Jade Snow Wong plates that I need estimates for. [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Jun 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for Slideshow Inspirations

I recently bought a zune and i am looking for pictures that are semi information or thoughtful. i recently quite a few photo selection on it and play music with it. Some of the stuff i like is Dali Art, Betty Page pinup, Optical Illusians and Post secrets. i am trying to find some more photos that are either information like pictures of shots that have to the side how to make them or pictures that are thought provoking maybe some religous art. I was hoping the Hive mind could steer me into jpeg slideshow that would be interesting to put on my zune and where to find them either eduction or inspirationial not really into people falling off ladders and stuff.
posted by Rolandkorn on Jun 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Antique Print Restoration: removing text transfer

Antique Print Restoration: I have 6 or 7 original c. 1860 Gould humming bird prints. These are large (14" x x21" +/-) hand-colored lithographs. In wonderful condition EXCEPT there is slight black "text transfer" visible on the print. This sometimes happens to antique prints when there was no tissue-guard to separate the print from the text on the opposite facing page. [more inside]
posted by toucano on Jun 11, 2007 - 2 answers

And they're coming to the chorus now...

DissectingArtFilter: I'd like to start to understand how certain (in my eyes, fantastic) lyrics are devised. Specifically, Stephen Malkmus's lyrics, as a part of Pavement. For instance, Gold Soundz. I can pick out some slant rhymes, and certain other techniques but can't figure out how they work in the context of the entire piece. I know that melody plays a huge role in making the song what it is, but sort of focusing on the lyrics part - any words of wisdom. (and yes, I'm possibly writing lyrics for my band at some point)
posted by tmcw on Jun 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Got chalks? (har har har)

I'm looking into doing a sidewalk chalk festival as on of dozens of artists but I've never worked in the medium. Any ideas on materials and methods? [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Jun 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Start seeing earlobes.

I don't recall seeing a painting or illustration in which someone has attached earlobes. Why? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Jun 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me identify this Constructivist book.

I need to catalog a reprint of a book of Constructivist graphic designs. Everything's in Russian and German. Can anybody tell me more about it? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Electric Motor for an Art Project

What kind of motor should I be looking at if I need to rotate a 150 pound, 12' diameter spherical shell in the neighborhood of 10-100 rpms? [more inside]
posted by badstone on Jun 4, 2007 - 30 answers

What art supplies have I missed?

Best art supplies for a four-year-old? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jun 4, 2007 - 31 answers

Very strange art?

What on earth is this thing? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jun 2, 2007 - 20 answers

Flowers? For me? Oh ANDY!

Artfilter: what flower is featured in the Warhol series "Flowers"? [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on May 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Big Ideas and Counter-Culture via Podcast

I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 31, 2007 - 20 answers

Can your artistic pursuits survive the realization that you have modest talents and limited prospects?

You set out to be a writer, a musician, a painter, a filmmaker, an actor, something creative. Somehow you didn't become the success you once envisioned. Have you been able to maintain an interest and participation in artistic pursuits as a hobby or small sideline, or have you needed to let the spark fade away completely? [more inside]
posted by TimTypeZed on May 30, 2007 - 25 answers

Lost in translation...because I cannot read hiragana.

I have had some interesting works of art in my possession for four years. They have what appears to be writing on them in Japanese characters and I'm extremely interested in knowing what they say. As fate would have it, [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 27, 2007 - 25 answers

Looking for that blank canvas feel

How to recycle old paint canvases? I'd like to do some sort of photo transfer onto them, but how? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on May 26, 2007 - 6 answers

What can an artist do about unauthorized commercial use of his artwork?

An artist friend of mine was surprised to see his artwork used without permission on a flier for a band. He had posted the artwork on his website. What can/should he do to stop the misuse? I know that he automatically holds a copyright on the work as its creator. (I have advised him to post watermarked versions of his work in the future to prevent future misuse.)
posted by espertus on May 26, 2007 - 13 answers

Purchasing fine art photographs

At some point in my life I would like to graduate from displaying posters on my wall to having fine art prints from the photographers themselves. I am thinking I would like a candid photograph of Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer (not in the same picture!). I assume there is a gallery to represent these photographers, but how do I start the process of finding them?
posted by nonstopflights on May 23, 2007 - 8 answers

What painting is this?

Can someone please identify this painting? It's bugging me. Thanks.
posted by Superfrankenstein on May 20, 2007 - 19 answers

art and sunlight damage

I have a pencil (maybe charcoal?) sketch of Pompeii my mom drew, about 50 years ago. It's gorgeous. It's been tucked away because I'm afraid of light damaging the picture. Are there any specialty picture frames/glass coverings I can use to display her artwork, while minimizing fading or light damage?
posted by raztaj on May 19, 2007 - 12 answers

long zoom anyone?

Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on May 16, 2007 - 31 answers

Optics n00b question

Optics n00b question: I'm working on an art project wherein I etch drawings onto glass and then project shadows of said srawings onto a wall. I've done this before using an overhead projector as a light source and it worked great. This time around I bought some lights that don't work quite as well... [more inside]
posted by garethspor on May 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Generating swatches around a specific color

Is there any way to generate a series of swatches around a specific spot color in either Illustrator, InDesign, or CorelDraw? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on May 15, 2007 - 14 answers

Where can I buy 4x5 Polaroid Sheet Film in Rome?

Where can I buy 4x5 Polaroid Sheet Film in Rome? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on May 13, 2007 - 1 answer

Poetry about Secrets, Hidden Places?

Poetry about secrets, hidden things, hiding places? [more inside]
posted by Staggering Jack on May 11, 2007 - 19 answers

What is the best way to start up a small scale art gallery?

What is the best way to startup a small scale art gallery? I'm moving to a new apartment next week. The front room is an old store front. The previous tenant used it as a small art gallery. I'd like to continue this every so often. Not every month but when I get a really good show organized. I'm not concerned about making any money just mostly about showing off work I like. Do I have to register it as a business or non profit organization? Although, it's going to be small scale I would like to do some advertising as well. Not a whole lot but enough to get peoples attention. I'm really new to all this so I don't know very much about it. I've been thinking of some solutions like calling it an exhibition space and if someone wants to purchase something I'll just refer them to the artist and let them handle it themselves. Will that make things more complicated than necessary? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
posted by austinlee on May 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How to market and price paintings as a young artist?

How should one market and price art as a young artist? My sister-in-law is a very talented young (20 y.o.) artist. She is just finishing an undergraduate program in fine arts (where she excelled, particularly in the applied courses), and is actively attempting to make a business out of selling and marketing her art. [more inside]
posted by balarie on May 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Ceci n'est pas une poolshed.

I'd like suggestions for a seascape/dreamscape in pastel/seashell colours that may or may not include shells, but hopefully includes water that I can paint on the wall of the pool shed/poolside shaded sitting area. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for a print involving a Mexican wrestler and a mermaid

I'm looking for a series of three prints, drawn in a stylized "cartoony" manner, which depict a luchador, his girlfriend, and a mermaid. [more inside]
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg on May 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I find interconnected bud vases to hang on the wall?

Where can I find interconnected bud vases to hang on the wall? [more inside]
posted by vytae on May 4, 2007 - 12 answers

14ft high ceilings... what to put in that space?

In June, I am moving into a 1000sf open space place with 14ft high ceilings. I have many large abstract paintings (5 and 6 feet high)... but what about the space above? Anything I can do with it that would maximize my space--for example shelves around the perimeter or...? Any suggestions for things that can go up high and look good and don't require constant access? Links to pix of what other people have done with such high ceilings appreciated.
posted by dobbs on May 2, 2007 - 27 answers

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures?

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Amazing baroque skeletal art... Artist?

I saw this link from some blog. It's some baroque skeletal sculpture and it's amazing. The page's author doesn't seem to know much about it, but damn I would love to have a piece like this. Does anybody here know anything about this or this style? http://self-improvement.readigg.com/description/16213.html [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 answers

The City as an Organism: Art

I am trying to find a copy of a drawing/picture I saw awhile ago. It is related the the idea of "the city as an organism". I remember it as a city drawn as a kind of machine on robot legs. It is in kind of Monty Python style if that makes sense... Does anyone know who the artist is? Or if this even exists?
posted by lrobertjones on Apr 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me make a batch of cheap bodies

What would be the best and cheapest way for me to make something like this? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 answers

How to make a tough career decision, when you're an anxiety-riddled lunatic?

Decision-making strategies filter: How to make a hard decision regarding art, uncertainty, academia, a move and major fears? [more inside]
posted by EL-O-ESS on Apr 26, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do movie posters always look hand-drawn? And how do they do it?

Movie posters normally carry images that look hand-drawn. Even 'real' landscapes, or people, are frequently represented in this style. Why do studios do this? And are these images really drawn by hand, or are they just photoshopped photos? [more inside]
posted by scrm on Apr 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Vintage, beaded African art: can I even think about cleaning these on my own?

I have a couple of intricately beaded African ceremonial sashes, ca. 1960, that need cleaning (desperately! profoundly!), but I can't afford professional art restoration at this time, and don't trust non-specialists to clean them. Can I (should I?) try to do something (anything?) on my own? [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 25, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I figure out what I want in life?

I'm unhappy with my job, it's affect on my life, and where it's taking me. How do I find out what it is I really want in life and start doing it? [more inside]
posted by Waffle_King on Apr 24, 2007 - 21 answers

The Various Workings of a Cube-Shaped Gallery

Imagine a cube-shaped building, with ten cube-shaped rooms along each side (10 rooms long, 10 high & 10 deep). Each cubular room has 4 walls, 1 ceiling and 1 floor. Each of the 6 interior surfaces in all 1000 cubular rooms is decorated with a different piece of art. The rooms can be moved around the building, as if it were an enormous Rubik's cube, but they can also be spun on their axes, so all 6 walls of all 1000 cubes is capable of touching all the others (if the cube is so arranged). How many combinations of art within the 'Cube Gallery' are possible? If you can run me through the workings of the maths I would be extra grateful. Also, what technical words/phrases/language are useful/interesting in expressing this concept? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 24, 2007 - 25 answers

Where all the Design Students at?

Which Bay Area college has the best Design program? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Apr 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Please help me identify this cover artist

Could someone please help me identify the artist for this cover of the 1967 reprint of William Sloane's The Edge of Running Water? [more inside]
posted by maldrin on Apr 19, 2007 - 1 answer

Salon activities for Non-poets and dreamers

We're holding a salon tomorrow (in the artsy sense of the word), and are looking for good activities to suggest for those who might not be blatantly artistic. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Apr 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me write my art & design college commencement speech!

What would you want to say to a community of brand new thinkers/changers/makers? Or what advice can you give me about commencement speeches in general? [more inside]
posted by SoylentErin on Apr 17, 2007 - 12 answers

Art from recycled water bottles

Beautiful sculptures of "sealife" made from discarded water bottles. Help me find the link! [more inside]
posted by donovan on Apr 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Can you tell me where I can find these photographs?

Looking for a series of photographs that look like paintings of (IIRC) American suburbia taken at night time. [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Apr 13, 2007 - 3 answers

What are these stickers?

What are these stickers I keep seeing on the NYC subway? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Apr 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Cool theatre in Buenos Aires.

So my man and I are going Buenos Aires for ten days starting in about 2 weeks. I'm a theatre artist here in Austin and I know that BA has an interesting theatre scene that I'd like to check out. Anyone know of specific shows or companies that I should look for? (More about my tastes inside.) [more inside]
posted by sonnet on Apr 11, 2007 - 4 answers

What's going on in Seattle this weekend?

Seattle Happenings: Looking for interesting shows, theatre, exhibits, or quirky events happening in Seattle this weekend. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Apr 10, 2007 - 15 answers

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