Mother's Day and My Art Creations To..., Uncategorized

Mother’s Day and My Art Creations To…

In this Blog, Mother’s Day, we think deeply and wonder what the Word, Mother actually Means to us all, as People and as Human Beings, in the whole of the world? Mother’s Day makes us wonder as young children, and as we get older and travel through time and life, how we are affected by our Mothers?… When our Mothers are no longer present, how do we feel on Mother’s Day?  Wow, if you think, Mother, how amazing, is that one word? In my  Art Creations for Mother’s Day, I have made a Card for My Mother–in Remembrance, and the next Card, is one of the first cards, which was originally Handmade, by a Son, to his Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day–is the celebration that Honours the Mother of The Family, it also Celebrates Motherhood and the Maternal Bonds, and also the great influence Mothers have in Society. In the world Mother’s day is Celebrated, most in the months of March or May.

The Modern Mother’s Day began in the United States, with the initiative of Ann Reeves Javis in the early 20th Century. Throughout History many Traditional Celebrations of Mother’s Day and Motherhood have existed in the world.  For thousands of years, in the Greek Culture–to Cybele, the Roman Festival of Hilaria, And in the Christian Faith–THE, Mothering Sunday, that Commemorates the Mother of the Church, Our Most Holy Pure, BLESSED LADY, the High Protectoress of the Christian Faith…

Note:–that the U.S.A, The Modern Version of Mother’s Day, is criticised GREATLY, for being to Commercialised…

Mother’s Day Founder–Javis, regretted the Commercialism, Javis communicated, that this was never her intention.

The Modern Holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Javis held a Memorial for her Mother, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The church has the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Javis’s campaign to have Mother’s  Day recognised began in 1905, the Year her Mother Died. Her Mother Ann Javis, had been a Peace activist, who Cared for Wounded Soldiers, on both sides of the American Civil War, Ann Javis, also addressed public Health Issues. Anna Javis, the daughter, wanted to honour all Mothers, because she believed that a Mother, is the person who has done more for You, than anyone else in the world.

In 1911, all states observed the  Mother’s Day Holiday as a local holiday. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson, signed the proclamation designating Mother’s Day, to be  held on the Second Sunday in May, as A National Holiday to Honour Mothers…

The Commercialisation of Mother’s Day– by the 1920s, Javis believed that Companies like Hallmark Cards, had misinterpreted and exploited the idea of Mother’s Day. Which should have been, only expressed as a Sentiment, not for a Profit Celebration.

MOTHER’S DAY, In Remembrance.   Mixed Media.   By Marie Crimi.   2019.

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The extent of the celebration’s, varies greatly. In some countries, it is Offensive to a person’s Mother, Not to observe The Mother’s Day Celebration. In other Countries, it is a small known Festival celebrated, by Immigrants, and Reported by the Media, as a Custom USED In Foreign Cultures…

Religion– In the Roman Catholic Church, the holiday is strongly associated with remembering, and commerating the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some Catholic homes, have a special Shrine devoted, to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In many– Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a special Pray Service, is held to Honour the Theotokos Virgin Mary.

In Islam– there is no concept of Mother’s Day. The Quran, teaches children to give priority, to their Mother over their, Father.

In Hindu– Mother’s Day is called, Mata Tirtha Aunshi, or Mother Pilgrimage Fortnight, celebrated in countries with a Hindu population, especially in Nepal. The day is observed on the New Moon day of the Month of Baisakh, April / May.  Pre-dates the USA– Mother’s Day, inspired Celebration, by at least a Few centuries. ( From Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia).

This Year, Mother’s Day in Australia falls on, Sunday, 12 May 2019-– In Australia, Mother’s Day happened through the efforts of a generous Australian Lady, who lived near Sydney, Janet Hayden. Janet took a Big interest in the Needs and financial difficulties of the Women who lived, in her neighborhood. In 1924, she gave Women small gifts, this idea made her extend all this generosity, to Mother’s every where in Australia. It was the National Press who took this Novel Idea, Mother’s DAY, which is now celebrated on the Second Sunday in May, as Mother’s Day, in Australia.

This Special Day, Mother’s Day, like in all the other Countries, gives Children the chance to give their Mother’s Presents, Dedicate Poems, and Songs to their Mother’s…

MOTHER’S DAY, 1906, North Pacific Railway Postcard.   By A Son.  

Made, By Marie Crimi.   2019.

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It is an excellent excuse for families to get together and have a Barbecue, this is a great custom in Australia. To Eat Pavlova, a Meringue–based desert covered in Whipped cream and Fresh fruits. Or to eat Lamingtons, squares of Sponge cake, coated in Chocolate sauce and Desiccated coconut.

In conclusion to this enlightenment, on the True Meaning of Mother’s Day, it is true to say, that Mother’s Day Celebration is a Very Special and Important Day to Observe in our Lives, and in All the Cultures of the World. Our Mother’s have all Given to us the Amazing Gift of Life and Hope, that as we grow stronger and older, we also have the power and the wish to give Life and Love to our, Own Beloved Children.

I think that if we do not observe the Christian or other Faiths, or Customs in observing the Great Matrix of Life, The Holy Virgin Mary, that we can still observe, and be Highly Grateful, to what is all around us, Mother Earth, which gives and gives Abundantly, and Who will, never abandon, us, as Human Beings.

Thank you for visiting this Blog, On Mother’s Day.  If you have any questions or would like me to research an Issue or a Topic, please be in touch. Have an Amazing Mother’s Day, Celebrating, on Sunday the 12 May 2019… Have an excellent week…  I am creationsbymariec.art, and Artpaperdesignsmarie

 

 

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Easter Festivity, 2019… and My Art Creations

Easter is also called Pascha (Greek, Latin), or Resurrection Sunday. Easter is a festival and holiday to remember the Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the Third day after his Burial, following his Crucifixion, by the Romans at Calvary c.30AD. It is the whole happenings of the Passion of Jesus, which is observed after Lent (or Great Lent), a 40 day period of Fasting, Prayer, and Penance. Most Christians refer to this week, before Easter as ‘Holy Week’, which is made  up of the days of the Easter Triduum, which included Holy Thursday, and The Last Supper.

As well as Good Friday,  which remembers the Crucifixion and the Death of Jesus.  In Our Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday, and lasts for Seven Weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th Day, which is Pentecost Sunday.

In the Eastern Christianity, the season Pascha begins on Pascha, and ends with the coming of the 40th day, the Feast of the Ascension.

The Easter Date?

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are Moveable Feasts, they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian Calendars, (both of which follow the cycle of the sun and the seasons).  (in the Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia)

The date for Easter is determined on a luni-solar calendar, similar, to the Hebrew Calendar.

In the Western Christianity, using the Gregorian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday, between 22 March and 25 April, inclusive, within about seven days after the astronomical full moon. The Easter Monday, is a Legal Holiday in many countries, with Christian Traditions.

Eastern Christianity bases their dates on the Julian Calendar. There is a thirteen day difference between the calendars between 1900 and 2099, 21 March, corresponds, during the 21st Century, and the 3 April, in the Gregorian Calendar.

The Julian Calendar, is No Longer Used as the Civil Calendar of the Countries, where Eastern Christian traditions, predominate.  https//www.ancient-origins of Easter.net…

In the Oriental Orthodox, some churches have changed, from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar, and the dates for Easter and for other Fixed and Moveable Feasts is the same as in the Western Church.

What is Easter?

Easter is the Primary Act that Fulfills the purpose of Christ’s Ministry on Earth To Defeat Death by Dying and to Purify and Exalt Humanity by Voluntarily Assuming, and Overcoming Human Frailty. (In the Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia)

Easter Festivity 

Holy Week begins Sunday April 14 and Ends Saturday April 20.

Easter 2019 Date-— April 21 (Western),     April 28 (Eastern)

  • Observances— Prayer,  all Night Vigil,  Sunrise Services
  • Celebrations— Church Services, Festive Family Meals, Easter Egg Decoration, and Gift Giving.

Easter Gifts for You. I made these Easter Cards for Easter. I made them using the Itisi Bitsi, Gel Pens, which come in a packet of 24 Gel Pens. I got the idea for the cards, from free photo stock, on the internet search, for Easter. I used a Sharpie Fine Liner, Black Marker to complete the outlines of the Pictures. I hope you like them and print them on cards, to give to your family… Have a Safe, Healthy and Great Easter– 2019…

 

 

 

The Best Chocolate treats to buy for this Easter. https://www.heraldsun.com.au

Easter Videos

  1. The True Story of Easter (You Tube)
  2. The True Easter Story with Roy Vander Laan (You Tube)
  3. The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegan / Easter Book Read. (You Tube)
  4. The True Story of Easter, Respawn Inbox (You Tube)
  5. The True Easter Story–  https://www.truthbook.com/jesus/the true-Easter-story

Easter is the time to remember Jesus’s Death and Jesus’s Resurrection. Easter is the Celebrating by All People in the World, of our Human Fragility. Jesus, at his Resurrection, promises to give us A New Life, after Our Death. After mourning, Jesus Death for 40 days by Fasting, Praying, and doing Penance, we celebrate the Risen Jesus. We celebrate by believing that a new life, in Jesus awaits us All, after our Death. So we rechoice and attend sunrise Easter Service’s, share Family meals, give gifts, and Easter Eggs, on Easter Day.

Our Love and Belief in Jesus is Alive, every Easter, because we live this Mystery Of Easter Every Year, and actually know that Jesus does show up, at the End Of Our Lives. Jesus made this Promise to Us… Do have an Excellent and Happy Easter, and Eat all the Chocolate you Want, at Easter you CAN… See you all in my next BLOG… I am creationsbymariec.art   and Artpaperdesignsmarie

 

 

 

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The Best Art Courses in the World and What They Offer, and My Art Creations too…

In the following Blog, on The Best Art Courses in the World and What They Offer? I search for What is Important in the Choosing One Art Course of Study, Over Another Way, of Studying Art. I see if you actually need to spend Big Money on courses to be Successful, or if there are other options to look into, to set you up on your Art Journey.  In the Conclusion, I will try and acknowledge if my initial ideas about, How, where and How much would be needed to Study Art, and see if any person is actually disadvantaged, in not being able to set out on their Art Journey.  I will be adding as usual to my Blogs, Two paintings, that I have attempted in the Traditional Style, which is drawing and painting Manually…

There are many Top Art Courses in the World.  An Art Student can study Art, at a College, at a University, on an Art Website, and on an, Online Art Course.  Some Art Courses are Expensive, some cost a  Small amount of money, and others are Free. Depending on what the Art Student is specifically looking for in an Art Course. Art Courses, will launch the Student in their future, Art Career. Most importantly, an Excellent experience in an Art course, makes the Art course more interesting and worthwhile, for the Prospective Art Student.

The Best Art Courses and What they Offer the Art Student?

  1. The Best Art courses makes the students experience in an art course more knowledgeable and enjoyable. Look to the structure of the class, and see if feedback on your work, is included in the course outline.
  2. London, New York, and Los Angeles, offer Art courses, in Art institutes, Art schools, Art-universities and Art colleges for post graduate students. The Student, get the opportunity to study an Art Business course, including an Art History course, and the Legal and financial aspects, which are important in the, Current Art market.
  3. The Top 5 Websites with the Best Online Art classes, offer and ensure that you can learn,  make, and continue with the new skills you learn. The courses, offer Videos from Industry Art professionals, who choose, the students new made art creations, to sell.
  4. The Top Online- Art Courses that are worth Paying For, are Excellent at teaching Digital Art design and Software courses, rather than just, The Art courses. If your goal is to improve as an Artist these courses, greatly improve your Artistic skills, and are a step in the right direction, on your Art Journey.

The best Art Courses in the World and What they Offer, the Art Student? and My Art Creations too…

The Worlds Top Art Schools?

  1. New Ranking of the Worlds Top Art Schools-and Top Universities.   https://www.top universities.com/university-rankings-articles, (dedicated fields, Business, Art Schools, Management, Development studies, Dentistry, Veterinary studies, Science)
  2. Art Colleges and Art Schools around the World–Saatchi Gallery.   https://www.saatchi gallery.com/art colleges.   (Fashion and Design Institutions from all over the world).
  3. Best Art Schools in the World–PrepScholar.     https://www.blog.prepscholar.com/best-art-schools-in-the-world.    ( Ranked by Reputation and Quality).
  4. Art  and Design/ Top Universities–QS–World University Rankings?    https://www.top universities.com/…/2018/art-design.

On line Art Courses

  1. The Top 5 Art Courses That are Worth Paying For?     gttps://www.concept art empire/com/top-premium-art-courses.  ( Teach, Fundamentals, Traditional-drawing, and Art, Modern–Digital painting–concept art and entertainment art.
  2. 10 Incredible Online Art Schools–Search and check these out?   and Gumroad—is a de facto place to go For Art Tutorials and so deserves A Great Mention?…     Creative Artists share and sell their Work. Recently has been adopted by The Professional Concept Artists, Illustrators, and 3D modellers, as a Space to Sell Their Own Tutorials. Mostly the Content Share–is for Free–and Prices and Quality Varies, Typically Costs, from $3–$20.  Note: Think of Gumroad as a way to Supplement, More of A Complete Course.

The following paintings are made Traditionally, I have drawn the pictures onto A3 Acid free, Creatives Water Colour Paper. initially I have used a Dark 2B Pencil, and then proceeded to colour in the pictures with the Anko–Watercolour Paints, which are a Medium Range-Chinese, priced, Watercolours in a Packet,  of 12.  These Watercolours are Easy to use, and are a Pleasure to own.  The end stage of the paintings, I completed both paintings, in Sharpie–Finest Liner–Black –Marker, which gave the Paintings the end definition, Genius End Finish.

Reminiscing about Lost Time.   Mixed Media.   By Marie. Crimi.   2019…

Artichoke and Fruits Calore.   Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.   2019…

The following Traditional Drawings are made using an 2B Darker Black Pencil. The drawings are taken from free photo stock, on the Internet Search, I executed.  This is my Initial attempt at hand drawn to scale, Unique Art Creations, by Me. I used A3 Acid Free, Creatives Watercolour paper. Then I proceeded to paint in the pictures to the best of my ability, using Watercolour Paints, and Fine Liner-Marker…to complete the paintings.

 

The Top 5 Websites with the Best Online Art Classes.

  1. https://www.my modern net.com/best-online-art-classes.   (Shaw Academy is the largest online educator. Which offers, creative and non-creative courses, to help you gain practical skills.
  2. Best Universities for Art and Design Degrees/Kaplan Blog.    https://www.kaplan path ways.com/…best-universities-for-art-design.    ( A degree from a respected university, in the Art World is an Excellent advantage, in The Competitive Art World )…

In conclusion to this Blog, on The Best Art Courses, and What they Offer to The Prospective Art Student, I have noticed something amazing, Yes, that is, that there are so many Amazing Art Courses, in the Whole Wide World to Choose From, and Excellent and Appealing Countries to Study Art, Abroad.  You could also research and Study Art–For Free if you Choose To?.  The Internet not only makes it possible to Study Art, in which ever way you choose, it is also possible to Educate Yourselves, in Many other Areas of Specialisation.  In Reference to this Blog, which is The ART SPHERE.

Thank you for Liking, my BLOG and Following Me.  See you all in the Next Blog.  Comments and Suggestions are always welcome…

I am,     creationsbymariec.art

 

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Art Design, and My Art Creations Too…

In the following Blog, on Art Design, and My Art Creations Too… I start questioning what is Art Design and then follow naturally into  Researching this topic, and I am lead into Colour Design and Art, Learning and Brainstorming, into Illustration and What is, and the importance of Illustration. I think in Breaking out of a Rut, is very important to Art Design, because it gives the ideas, we need to navigate our way through our Art Professions. I have included articles, videos related to this blog, for your Personal Art Education. I have, created My Illustration Collage Paintings, that show my Art style and Unique Art technique.

In the Drawing Foundation: Fundamentals:–In the pencil drawing techniques:– 7 tips to improve your skills–says that, the First skill that helped you learn to draw was, the how to Master Pencil drawing, using a Pencil? The article continues to say, that if you have the Basic Drawing Fundamentals, you have the potential to become an excellent Artist. So Pencil drawing, is the fundamental requirement, for making Art.

The seven Tips to Improve Your Drawing Skills

  1. Master pencil grip–how to hold a pencil correctly.
  2. Mix up shading techniques–the first is to shade all lines that go in the same direction which makes the shading look cohesive The second is–to work in patches, which defines, the shape.
  3. Control line weight–is a great way to separate objects, from one another and it helps to emphasise the shadows.
  4. Build up your sketch-plan — explore, using loose lines, avoid committing to early with dark, lines. As you progress, and change lines, rechecking your work is vital as your work progresses.
  5. Check and recheck– check your drawing, and then check as you progress. Avoid guessing the details, make sure it looks symmetrical, before adding stronger, harder lines. Lastly, ask yourself, does this look and feel right?
  6. Prevent pencil smudges–always put a piece of paper under your hand, to prevent smudging the drawing.
  7. Know when to finish–remember a drawing can be overdone. The more you look at a drawing, the more you should make a conscious decision to stop, and to start a New Painting.
  8. https://www.creativebloq.com/art/drawing-techniques-7-fundamentals

What is the Definition of Colour in Art?–( in the- About.com )–colour is the element of art that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the eye. There are three properties to colour. The First–is hue, which means, the colour given to (red, yellow, blue, etc). The Second property–is the intensity, which is the strength, and brightness of the colour. The Third is property--is the colours value, meaning its lightness or darkness. The terms used are shade and tint which are the actual value change in the colours.

Examples: “Artists can colour the sky red, because they know it is Blue. Those who are not Artists, should colour objects the way they are realistically, or people might say and think we are stupid”.?...( Jules Feiffer).

  1. https://www.art/factory.com/colourtheory/colourtheory.html
  2. https://www.canva.com/learn/colour-theory
  3. https://www.colourmatters.com/colour-and-design
  4. https://www.lynda.com/illustrator-tutorials/colour-Designers

Learning, and Brainstorming–make your creative brainstorming sessions more effective and productive with these tips, from:  Then Creativity Coach, Stefan Mumaw.  Brainstorming, was invented in 1948, it is the dominant technique in the  Idea Generation. It combines Creativity, Problem solving, and Group discussion. Alex Osborn says, most brainstorming fails, because the organiser does not have a Clear picture of the Purpose, the Process, or the Intended Outcome.

The Brainstorming Techniques

The Three Factors of Idea Generation

  1. It requires time to Develop
  2. The Goal is to offer Possibilities, not Solutions
  3. Group Dynamics,  play a Big role in the Effectiveness of the Session

Actions, and Group Dynamics of Brainstorming

  1. Basic–First Point of View
  2. Change Perspective — which opens a World of Possibilities
  3. Learn a New Habit
  4. Problem solving — in the Areas of,  Relevance, Novelty and Obstacles

Illustration and Art Design–An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a Text, Concept or Process, designed for Integration in published media,–posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, and videos.

Another explanation about, what is Illustration Design?–Illustration Designers are expected to Create, lively, character — driven, illustrations with, Personality and often with a Measure of humor.

  1. https://www.learn.org.articles/what-is-Illustration-Design.html

The Job Outlook for Illustrators– ( 2004 — 2024 ) 2% growth ( for All Artists ).  Median Pay ( 2014 ),  $43,890 ( for all Fine Artists ).

Illustration-Inspiration Grid/Design Inspiration, is a daily updated blog celebrating creative talent in the world. Get your daily fix of design, art, illustration, photography, and fashion, with a lot more…

  1. https://www.theinspirationgrid.com/category/illustration
  2. https://www.etsy.com/…/art-and-collectibles/drawing-and-illustratio

In the below steps for the Art Creation–Illustration part of this BLOG, I prepared A3 Acid Free, Watercolour papers by Creatives. For the Collages, I have cut out Heart shapes and Hat shapes from A4 Acid Free, Creatives Coloured Card Stock, in preparation for the next few steps, in the Art Creations part…

In this next step, I have used the Mont Marte– Acrylic paints in Light green and Titanium white–Semi matte, mixed with water, and painted lightly over the prepared collage papers, in continuation from the above, step. Note– the Hat collage paper is painted, slightly Darker green…

In this stage below, in the collages, I have drawn the pictures, in a Dark B2 Pencil.

The following  Paintings are the Illustration– Completed Version, of the above steps from beginning to the end, from the initial collages. The paints I have used are in a similar, combination of the Mont Marte–Acrylic Paints,  Scarlet, Rose madder, Cadmium yellow, Phthalo blue and Titanium white, in the Semi–Matte colours. I have named the paintings, individually…

The Queen of Hearts.   Mixed Media Collage.   By Marie. Crimi.  2019. 

All Hats Next Summer.   Mixed Media Collage.  By Marie. Crimi.   2019.

Breaking out of  A Rut–lately you have felt utterly uninspired. Lately your days have been blunt, dull, boring. It is as though you are, a Robot stuck in the same setting and program?… ( in the pschcentral.com )

Six small steps to breakout of a Big Rut–( in the-reliableplant.com ), says to jumpstart your life out of a Rut right Now.

  1. Think Big–and Small– you need Motivation to change. Think of new circumstances you want in your life. Make a plan, create action steps, that will lead to your goal…
  2. Be 100% Responsible–for your actions, you are the only person who has the power to change your situation. Your constant negativity, will not change your situation.
  3. Express, Don’t Repress–your emotions, experience them fully and then Move On.
  4. Take Inventory–schedule time each day, to review your past successes. From this you start building your confidence and inner strength. So you can make yourself successful again, if you work towards your goal.
  5. Expand your Focus–its easy to want, you need to shift your thinking from wanting to having. Your subconscious will work immediately, to get the item in a number of ways or circumstances.
  6. Do Something–do not reply, I will try–This statement contains the seeds of defeat. In doing something consistently, you will revitalise your life, making you attuned to new opportunities and circumstances. Step out of the place you no longer want to be in, this is the only way you will progress and increase your self-confidence.   So Do Be Responsible for your Life.

Videos and Information-on how to move out of a RUT…

  1. 5 Powerful Strategies to Get you Out of A Rut/Psychology.   https://www.psychologytoday.com
  2. 9 Tips for Breaking Out of A Rut–psychcentral.com.    https://www.psychcentral.com

Short Videos and Informative Articles, on Drawing Foundations, Colour for Design and Art, Learning and Brainstorming, Illustration and Breaking out of A Rut…

  1. A short Lesson on colour theory. By: Dom Carter. December 18, 2018.
  2. 5 Mindfulness apps to save you from Creative Burnout. By: Jessica Cook. October 10, 2018.
  3. 18 Phenomenally realistic pencil drawings. By: Creative Bloq Staff. October 05, 2018.
  4. Funny comic reveals the dilemma of a freelance life. By: Dom Carter. October 05, 2018.
  5. 5 Timeless illustration styles ( and what to use them for ). By: Nick Carson, September 05, 2018.
  6. 5 Easy ways to uncover your creative Genius. By: Dom Carter. August 10, 2018.
  7. A Must See…   Creative Inspirations.   Marian Bantjes.  Graphic Artist. By: Marian Bantjes. 2019…

In concluding the above Art Design Blog, it is true to say, what has been included in this blog starts, out basically as information, as to what is Art Design. Then exploring further, through researching has led deep, into all the important aspects of How to be and Navigate our way through the Art Design, Illustration Fine Art Creation, Professions. Further on, we read on how to stay Sane, and Completely and Precisely– Focused on our vision and intentions in the Creating of Great Art Creations…

Thank you for visiting my BLOG, I hope it was informative and interesting. Please Follow and Like My–BLOGS. If you have any comments, or suggestions for Art Researching, or other topics you would like me to Research, please let me know.

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Christmas, What Is?, and Creative Christmas Gifts for YOU, Especially–With All My Love for You, this Christmas 2018…

It is nearly time, the 25 December to celebrate Christmas, the Time Honoured Traditional Celebration, for Christians in the world, or in some cases to celebrate the Holidays, a valued and Honoured break from the years Work and struggles. It is a time to decorate the Christmas Tree or the Home, in preparation for this particular time, in place and time of the year. It is a time to buy gifts, cook traditional foods, and share all this with family and friends too. For children it is especially an amazing time, they await the gifts Santa Claus, puts under the Christmas Tree, on Christmas Eve, 24 December, each year… while the children are fast asleep.  In the following Blog on Christmas, I answer the important questions, What is, and Why? Christmas?… I am including some free pintables of my Christmas Gifts to you, at this Christmas, time  2018…

The history of the Christmas Celebration–  Christmas is one of the most popular Festivals celebrated by Christians across the World.  Christmas is on the 25 December, every year, in honour, to Remember and Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ. Who is the central Figure, of Christianity.  The Christmas spirit Festivities’ begin on 24 December, (Christmas Eve), right up until 1 January, (New Years Day), making this holiday season very long.

This delightful Celebration and Tradition, includes, Celebrations, Decorations, Christmas Tree, Gifts, and the Great Christmas Dinner.

Christmas is a modern English word, which evolved from an old English word, ‘Christes Masse’, meaning the Mass of Christ.  The main history of Christmas dates back 4,000 years, in which different Customs and Traditions, associated with the festival of Christmas were all observed, long before the Birth of Jesus. Historians say that Christmas Celebrations began as early as in 336 AD, in Rome.  The Bishop of Rome, Julius 1, chose the 25 December as Christmas.  From this declaration, around the world, Christianity observed this date.   Many of the worlds Traditions, and Customs, can trace their history by the ancient festivals, celebrated by Early Civilisations. It was these customs, that paved the way, for our Modern Christmas.

  1. Mesopotamian: New Year– Mesopotamians believed in many gods, mainly in Marduk, in which 12 days were celebrated in a festival called Zagmuk. Historians indicate that the 12–day celebration, of Christmas started from This…
  2. Europeans: Winter Solstice– In the pagan times, Early Europeans,  believed in the evil spirits, witches, ghosts and trolls. During this time, the people performed special rituals, celebrations, in the hope that the sun was coming back, very soon.
  3. Scandinavia: Yuletide– The sun disappeared for many days. After 35 days of long sunless days, when the first ray of sun was sighted, a great festival was held, called Yuletide. This special celebration, was included, together with their Christmas Celebrations.
  4. Roman: Saturnalia– Began to be celebrated in the middle of December, and concluded on 1 January. This celebration, included, Masquerades on streets, Big Celebration meals,  Visiting friends, and Exchange of Good luck gifts. The Church succeeded, in taking this merriment of lights and gifts–from the ‘Saturnalia’ festival, and merged them with the celebration of Christmas.

Photos–

  1. Christmas Pictures- Free Images…   https://www.free digital photos. net/images/Christmas-g54.html
  2. Christmas–Cards, Website.     https://www.Photos-Christmas Cards.
  3. Christmas cards, and gifts.        https://www.Christmas, gifts xxz.com

The following card is A Free Printable For You, from Marie at Christmas, 2018.

A Christmas Card, for A Male.  Mixed Media.  By Marie Crimi.  2018.   

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A Free Printable, For You, from Marie at Christmas, 2018.

A Christmas Card, For a Woman.  Mixed Media.  By Marie Crimi.  2018.

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The History Of:– 

  1. The Christmas Card– This custom of sending the Christmas Card, was started in the UK in 1843, By Sir Henry Cole. He was a Senior Civil Servant. Who set up the  ‘Public Record Office’  (Called the Post–office), he wondered how it could be used by the general public?… Sir Henry had the idea for Christmas Cards, with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. The first postal service that was used by the general public was opened in 1840.  As the printer— printing mode greatly improved, Christmas Cards became more and more popular and started to be produced in larger numbers… By the 1900’s, this custom had spread over all Europe, and was most highly popular in Germany. The Christmas cards, came to the USA, in the late 1840’s. In the 1900’s and 1920’s, the Home made version of Christmas cards was very popular.
  2. The Christmas Carols– The word Carol is a medieval word of French and Anglo Norman origin, believed to mean a dance song or a circle dance accompanied by singing. Carols express religious joy, and are associated with the Christmas season. The first carol was written around the 1350–1550, which was the golden age for the English carols, which followed the verse–refrain pattern. By the 16th Century, the popularity of carols, slowed, and almost disappeared. The Carols, revival took off in the middle of the 18th Century. Most of the Carols we know today, were written during the middle, of the 18th Century.
  3. The Christmas Tree– Is a part of our Christmas Celebrations, around the world. Pagan Origins–its clear that non–Christian Cultures bought evergreen plants indoors at the time of the Winter Solstice.  Christian Beginnings–date back to the 1500’s. Some say, it all originated in Germany in the mid–1500’s, others say in Latavia in the early 1500’s. Some believe the legend of St. Boniface, created the Christmas Tree, in the 7th Century.
  4. Today’s Christmas Trees– Come in many forms… Natural and Artificial, undecorated, decorated with candles, lights, ornaments and treats, coloured, fiber optic, and even upside down,  Christmas Trees!  Controversy– The Christmas Tree is not without controversy, condemned as a pagan symbol, and renamed a ‘ Holiday Tree’ , and removed from public spaces, due to political correctness, and also blasted by the Environmentalists!
  5. Christmas Decorations– The tradition of ornamenting the Christmas Tree and Homes during Christmas arose from the Roman and Christian Cultures. Early Christians believed that flowers of certain trees Bloomed irrationally on Christmas Eve as a Spiritual Homage to Jesus’ Birth.  The types of decorations have changed over the years. Today evergreens are used to adorn (Trees), where as previously, Handcrafted and Edible items were used to decorate the Christmas Trees. Today Ornaments bought from the major stores, are used to decorate, the trees in our modern society. The chain and electric lights are used to decorate the branches and trees.  Although the main reason for The Christmas Festival, is still the Congregation of Family Members, at one time and  place.  The Exchanging of gifts, and Love are still the Centre of Ideas for A Majestic Christmas Time and Honoured Traditions.

Christmas In Australia– Many aspects of the Christmas Celebrations originated from the Winter Celebrations in Europe. However, in Australia we are influenced by the Australian Climate and Wild life.  Christmas is a Public Holiday. People usually spend it with Family Members and Friends. Many people celebrate this event away from home, in holiday parks, on camp sites or at relatives’ homes. In the lead up to Christmas, people, decorate their homes with Christmas Decorations. These are usually Glass baubles or Wooden ornaments with images of Australian, Wild life and Wild flowers.

On Christmas day the children hope to receive gifts or a stocking filled with goodies under the Christmas Tree, from the mythical Figure Santa Claus. In the weeks before Christmas, the children write letters, to Santa Claus, so he knows what they want to receive as gifts, on Christmas Day.

Many people eat a special meal on Christmas Day. Traditionally, the main meal, was similar to the Christmas meals served in Europe.  In modern Australia, people, hold a barbecue at the beach or a picnic in a park. Or prepare a meal of cold meats, and seafood, followed by Pavlova, — a soft meringue cake topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

A Free Printable For You, from Marie at Christmas, 2018.

My Favourite Sweets.   From Free Photos.   By Marie. Crimi.   2018.

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Public Life— Usually the  Public Services close down, or is limited,  you need to check with the Public Transport Provider, in each State.

Different Cultures and Denominations celebrate Christmas in a variety of Traditions and Services around Australia.

Christmas Trivia for Australia– In Australia, there are a number of Native Plants, that include The–Christmas in their Names, because they all, Flower at Christmas Time…

A Free Printable For You, from Marie at Christmas 2018.

A Beautiful Flower Arrangement of Roses, Grapes and Greens.   Mixed Media.   By Marie. Crimi.   2018.

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A Free Printable For You,  from Marie at Christmas, 2018.

A Wall, Flower Arrangement of Flowers.   Mixed Media.   By Marie. Crimi.   2018.

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Websites for Christmas–

  1. The history of Christmas Carols–   https://www.why Christmas.com/customs/carols-history.shtml
  2. History of Christmas–History   https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas
  3. Watch the video–The Medieval History of the Christ Cookie.
  4. The war on Christmas. 2/9/2018.
  5. Christmas Traditions World Wide. 29/3/2014.
  6. Santa Claus–Christmas. 7/12/2013.

Christmas has always been a Time Honoured Traditional Celebration, for all Christians.  Which is the Celebration, of The Birth of Jesus Christ. Family members congregate each year on the 25 December, to spend time together around the Christmas Tree, and exchange Gifts, Good Food, Conversation and Fun, with and about each other. Especially for the children, it is a time to dream and to be grateful for the beautiful gifts Santa Claus, puts for them under the Christmas Tree, each and every Year. Christmas is a time, to participate in outdoor activities, depending where Christmas is celebrated in the world. Christmas time starts officially on the 24 December, (Christmas Eve) and the celebrations end on the 1 January, on the start of the New Year. I think that whether we are participating Christians, or NOT,  we do all Enjoy The Holidays…

I wish you all a Safe and Healthy Christmas Celebrations and Holidays. I hope this Blog on Christmas, has been enlightening for you. I hope you appreciate my Free Printable, Christmas Gifts for 2018, which I give to you from my Heart. I look forward to 2019, and if you have any questions, anything to say, you are always welcome to let me know.

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Fashion Design and Fashion Art, Creations…

In this Blog–Fashion Design and Fashion Art, Creations, I answer some important questions you may be thinking about Fashion Design in General. I also give you some valuable web addresses, for you to check out this amazing topic.

I have created two Fashion Design-Art Creations, and I have used the Mont Marte–Acrylic Paints, to colour my sketches in. I hope that you at least look through this information, and see if anything interests you.

Lastly I would like to tell you, I have been absent from Posting for nearly a month, because my Laptop and Ideapad, that I do all my research and Blog on, Froze and Shut down completely and was all Blacked Out. I have been on line, Since Yesterday.

Fashion design–is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by Cultural and Social attitudes, and has changed over Time and in Place. Fashion Designers work in a number of Different ways, in Designing clothes and accessories. Designers, anticipate changes in Consumer tastes. Designers conduct research on fashion Trends and interpret them for their Audiences. There is a variation in the market, that is determined by the buying and merchandising approach, the Product and the Quality… Budget retailers use Inexpensive fabrics to interpret trends, the High-end retailers, use the Best of the Available fabrics.

Fashion Designers–attempt to design clothes which are Functional as well as aesthetically Nice to look at… Most clothing worn for every Day use, are produced in Conventional styles, and in the unusual garments, sought for Special occasions, like Evening wear or party dresses. Some clothes are made specifically for an individual, in the Haute Couture or Bespoke Tailoring.

Today–most clothing is designed for the Mass Market, especially for, Casual and every day, ready to wear.

Fashion Designers–may work full – time for one fashion house, as in House designers, which own the designs, or they work Alone, or as part of a Team. Freelance designers work for themselves, selling their designs to fashion houses, directly to shops or to The Clothing manufacturers.

Fashion Designers–work in different ways, some Sketch ideas on paper, others Drape fabrics on a dress form. After this stage,  the designer will contact a Professional pattern maker, who makes the finished, working version of the pattern, out of Card or on a Model to make sure it is an Operational outfit…

This is a basic Fashion design sketch, done in B2 Lead Pencil, and then partly painted in Rose madder, Scarlet, Purple — mixed with the–Titanium white.

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This painting is the completed Fashion Design Creation, I have attempted,  in the Mont Marte Acrylic Colours Above, and Finished Off in Black Marker by Sharpie–Fine Point. The pencil outline you see, is to continue the completion Art Creation process further for another project, I need to share, in an Art exhibition.

Spring Time.  Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.  2018.

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History-Fashion Design–is considered to have started in the 19th Century, by Charles Frederick Worth, who was the First Designer to have his label sewn into the Garments, that he created. He was the first to tell his Customers what they should wear. Clothing from this period are considered, Costume design. Clothing created after 1858, is considered to be, Fashion Design.

During this period, many Design houses began to Hire Artists to Sketch, Paint and make designs for garments. This Tradition–of Designers, sketching out garment designs, began as The Fashion Design, Economy…

The Types of Fashion–

  1. Haute Couture–until the 1950’s, fashion was designed and manufactured on a made to measure, (Haute Couture basis) French for High Sewing. With each garment being created for a Specific Client. The Look and fit took High priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make. Haute Couture makes little direct profit for the Fashion houses, but is very important for prestige and publicity.
  2. Ready to Wear– –  ( Pret-a-porter )clothes which are a cross between Haute Couture and Mass Market. They are made for individual customers, and great care is taken, and made in the choice and cut of the fabric. Clothes are made in Small quantities to guarantee Exclusivity and so are very Expensive. This fashion, is presented by The Fashion Houses, each Season, in The Fashion Week. This occurs twice a year, and is City Wide Based.
  3. Mass Market–currently the Fashion Industry relies on Mass Market. This caters to a wide range of customers, producing Ready to- wear- garments using Trends, set by the Famous names, in fashion. They wait a Season to make sure a Style will catch on, and then produce their own versions. To save time and money, they use Cheaper fabrics, simpler techniques which can all be done by the Sewing machine. The end product is Sold cheaply.
  4. There is a type of design– called– “Kutch” Design, not aesthetically pleasing. Also referred as to wearing, something, that is no longer in Fashion.  (All the above information is, From, the–Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia).

Average Salary Industry: Fashion Design–In Australia, Fashion Designer, Median Salary is from, $44,000 to a Maximum of $112,000…

For–Assistant Fashion Designer–$36,000 to Maximum of $53,000.

The following is a Fashion Design Sketch, attempt I made in B2 Lead pencil and partly coloured in using Mont Marte Colours–Rose madder, Purple, Yellow orange and Titanium white.

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The following Fashion Design Painting is the completed version of the previous painting. It has been completed using the above colours, and in the Black Marker by Sharpie-Fine Liner.

Celebrating Spring.  Mixed Media.  By Marie Crimi.  2018.

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There are also many divisions in the Fashion Industry, under Fashion, that Employ and Pay excellent Salaries. (Search, Australian Designer Careers and Salary?) , You will be Amazed...

For Fashion Design Study–Check out–

  1. Fashion Design School / The Art Institutes, https://www.artinstitutes. ./academics/fashion/fashion design.
  2. And the,  https://www.coursera.org/learn/fashion-design
  3. Fashion Design/ArtEZ–Europe,  https://www.artez.ml/en/course/fashion-design.

See THESE, TOP, Fashion Design Websites

  1. Art and Design on Fashion Net..–the Number One  HUB for FASHION.
  2. Images of Fashion Design and Fashion Art, design.  ( Bing.com/images )

In concluding this Blog, Fashion Design and Fashion Art, Creations…I can say that I think there are very Big Opportunities in the Fashion Design Industry. Also if the Employment areas, and Salary, Statistics for this field of work, are true, and wide. If you think you have a little potential and interested in this Art Creation Field, I would make it your Business to investigate Career Opportunities for You. Look into the web links above, seriously check this all out. Remember we all have occasions to dress for. Dress is a big personal NEED.

Thank you for visiting my BLOG, this week, if you have any questions, or something any thing you need to say to me, or any subject– or topic, you want me to BLOG, about, please Let Me Know.      Sincerely, see you all next Blog.

 

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Portraits’ and the Materials, that Inspire, Drive, The Artists, Art Creations?…

In this Blog, Portraits’ and Materials, that Inspire, Drive, The Artists, Art Creations?… I will give important, information on portrait painting.  History, General, and some interesting and funny trivia. I will also be showing you the stages to my Portrait Creating, attempts, and am providing you with web links, to check out, in regards to Media I used, and information on Techniques and other Brand information.

Portrait painting, is a genre in painting, where  there is an interest in drawing a person or persons.

Historically,  Portrait paintings have portrayed the rich and the powerful in Society. Through the ages, and some time later, the Middle class, also commissioned portraits of Family, Members and Colleagues.

Today portrait paintings are commissioned by Governments, Corporations, Groups, Clubs, and Individuals.

As well as paintings, portraits can also be made in other media, such as etching, lithography, photography, video and digital media.

A well drawn portrait, should show the Inner essence of the subject, from the Artist’s point of view, it should be a Flattering representation, and not just a literal likeness.

Aristotle stated,  that the Aim of Art, is to present not the outward appearance, but a persons Inner significance.  To accomplish this, it is not the external look or details, that give the portrait, the true appeal, only what is inside a person, that Gives life to an Excellent portrait.

In portrait paintings the subject can be depicted, Full length, Half length, Head and shoulders, or just the Head.

The other possible Variables, are the subject can be Clothed, or nude, indoors or outdoors, standing, seated, reclining, or horse-mounted.  Portrait paintings can be of Individuals, couples, parents, children, families, or collegial groups.

Portraits can be created in Various Media, in Oils, Watercolour, Pen and Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, and Mixed media. The Artists can use a wide–ranging palette of colours.

In this portrait, I have drawn from a free photo, which is of a Model, who lives in Europe. I have used Paint Markers, and Watercolour Pencils, By Faber Castell, to complete the Portrait painting. I use this Brand because, the product is affordable, gives great results,  and is easy to find. I am listing some web sites, to inform you, about these Media, and how to use.  https://www.artistsnetwork.com/art-techniques/markers/ink/rightnow.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=7JvP3Xs65WM.  and the, Watercolour pencils,   https://feltmagnet.com/drawing/watercolourpencils-reviews.

The following pictures, are the preliminary, Drawing and then, the green acrylic wash, in the Mont Marte–Silver series–Light green, and Semi-matte–Titanium white.

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This completed Portrait, is coloured in Paint Markers, and Watercolour Pencils,  both Media, by Faber Castell.

Making Waves.  Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.  2018.

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22 Artists on the Materials that Inspire and Drive Their Work.– The introduction is good to read.  If you go down towards the end,   to the Artists,   Lyn Hershman Leeson,  Shara Hughes and  Curtis Talwst Santiago.  These artists, are the most interesting, and I think we can relate, to their work, if only in the materials they use.  These Artists could contribute, to our Art work styles, and our Art, thought processes.

The Size of the Portrait is an important consideration.  Usually the Artist, takes into account, where the final portrait will be hung, and takes in, the colours and style, of the surrounding décor.  To Create a Portrait takes, a considerable time, usually several sittings, the average is about four.  In the 18th century, it would take about a year, to deliver a completed portrait, to a client.

Pre- to Portrait painting--Central to the successful execution of the portrait, you need to Master the Human Anatomy.  Human faces are asymmetrical, and the Skillful portrait artist, reproduce this with a subtle left-right, difference.  Artists need to be knowledgeable about the underlying bone tissue structure, to make a convincing portrait.   For complex compositions, the artist may first do a complete pencil, ink, charcoal, or oil sketch, which is useful, if the Sitter’s available time is limited.

Occasionally, the Client or the client’s family is unhappy with the resulting portrait, and the artist is obligated to re-touch it or do it over, or withdraw from the commission, without being paid. Suffering the humiliation of failure.

Jacques-Lois David celebrated portrait of Madame Recamier, wildly Popular in exhibitions’ was Rejected by the sitter. John Singer Sargents, notorious Portrait of Madame X, was Rejected.  John Trumbull’s full-length, portrait, of General George Washington, was Rejected by the committee, that commissioned it. The List of rejected Portraits goes on and on…

Note:–The Famous, prickly Gilbert Stuart, once replied to a clients dissatisfaction with his wife’s portrait by retorting,   “You brought me a potato, and you expect a peach!”

In this portrait, I have again taken a different free photo, of The same Model as in the above Portrait painting. You will see, how using different media, give a completely different result, to the completed painting. I have placed the painting in this section, because, I do not like the Result.    I have used Fine Markers and Metallic Colour Pencils, both Media are, by Faber Castell, my preferred Brand. I am giving the web sites for you to check out the Media, information.  https://www.art-is-fun.cm/best-art-markers-with-fine-tips.    https://www.best coloured pencils.com/best-metallic-coloured-pencils.

The following drawings are the initial sketch, and then the picture is a wash of acrylic Mont Marte–Silver series–Rose madder, and Semi-matte–Titanium white.

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In this completed Portrait Painting, of the Model, I have used Fine Markers and Metallic Coloured Pencils, both Media, By  Faber Castell, my preferred Brand.   I do not like the way this painting worked out, so I have to say, Rejected…

Chiarasc,  Mixed Media, By Marie. Crimi.  2018.

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For Interesting and Important History on Portrait Painting– Through the Ages, go to, ( The Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia ) and read through the information that attracts you, under History.

The Top 10 – Self Portraits in Art– From an anxious Lucian Freud to an enigmatic Rembrandt and a norish Cindy Sherman, these self-portraits take the selfie, to a new artist level.  This Article is interesting to read a little in, and to have a small look at the Self- Portraits, it gives you an idea of the Quality of  the Portraits, through the Ages and a look in, Through the Eyes of the Artists, who made them.

Portrait Artists Career Information ( Study.com ) , Not required, although  Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Fine arts, can help Portrait Artist’s, Refine their skills, and Improve their prospects in the job market.

Career Definition for a Portrait Artist– The activities of a Portrait Artist, may include, taking Photographs for publications, Creating privately commissioned pieces for Museums or individuals and Restoring older works of Art. They could, Critique the work of other artist’s, Teach and Participate in exhibitions.  Generally, Portrait Artists, must rely on their Portfolio and Professional connections to find work, through Galleries and through Private–commissions.

Job Skills– Meaningful Expression, Imaginative approaches, Customer service and Interpersonal skills.

Median Salary– (2015)  $46,460 for the Fine Artists.

Job Growth– ( 2014 – 2024 ) 3% for the Fine Artists. ( Source, U.S.A Bureau of Labor Statistics ).

In conclusion I hope this Blog has being Informative about everything Portrait, that is according to my research. I hope it has given you focus and ideas, on many points of interest to your specific needs, on Media and Portrait questions?. I hope you enjoyed, my attempts, at Portrait Creating. Thank you for participating in what I had to share. Have an amazing week, See You All, Next Week…

 

Portrait Painting. Making Waves. Mixed Media. By Marie Crimi. 2018.

Portrait Painting , Original Painting, A3 size paper, on Acid Free Watercolour Paper, Mixed media, Paint Markers and Watercolour pencils, by Faber Castell. $80, plus add extra $15 for postage and handling. For A4, Colour–photo quality, copy, $15 includes, postage and handling… Paintings, will be signed by Marie.Crimi. 2018…

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Portrait Painting. Chiarasc. Mixed Media. By Marie. Crimi. 2018.

Portrait Painting, Original A3 Size Paper, on Acid free Watercolour Paper, made in, Fine Markers and Metallic Coloured Pencils by Faber Castell. $80 plus, add extra $15, for postage and handling. For an A4 Coloured photo quality–copy, $15, includes postage and handling. Both orders, signed by Marie Crimi. 2018.

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