How did the Pandemic impact Your Art practice in, 2020?

In this Blog, How did the Pandemic impact Your Art Practice, in 2020, we note what Artists Say, and Feel, changed their Art Lives and Art Creating. We stay tuned in to this Big problem of Covid19, and see if we can See evidence of any Good Outcomes, for all Art Creative Artists? Think if Art has a place in this Pandemic, and if Yes, Why? I am placing Two, Art Creations, I made for this Blog, I thought Art, that is Colorful and New is always, a pleasure to Look At, for many Reasons.

The Pandemic Crisis affected Artists in many specific ways. Artists had to endure Art Shows being cancelled, Studio space becoming Unaffordable and Art Creativity slowing Right down. The Worry, stress and The grief, that made Navigating, this New Normal Way, of Being, as Individuals, Unbelievable.

In the Art bound Podcast episode, Balancing Art and Life, the Artists Kuzanna Ogg and Monique Crime, shared their secrets to staying Art creative during the Pandemic, and how they Balanced their Art Creating time, with all their other Responsibilities. Crime, said that it was wise to process the Pandemic Experience by Art Creating, or through Photorealist work. Ogg, said that Art Creating can be in many Art forms. it can be in the Way you dedicate time and Resources in many Other areas, in your Life, on a daily basis. In the form of, Art Creating, or Food Presentation? ( in the, Artist’s Network, 2021 )

Written by Vanessa Childers, 2021. During the Time of Covid19, A lot of our Concerns and feelings came to the surface, Through our Daily lives. It was, All about the Now and What, in the Future? It is in the Action of Art Creating, that We have, the power to Keep us Focused in our Lives, and in Our Personalities.

As you attempt to Art Create during this Covid19, time, you discover what other Artists fight with in their lives, to Stay Sane. This is the Power you need, to Face your fears and to examine yourself, and to Try to work out, how to Repair, your Life and Move Forward in your life…By facing Our Fears, hopefully we, Feel less Alone?

  • Its A Struggle–Therese R, Feels like an Imposter, and An Undeserving person. Priscilla M, says it is Anger that drives her to make Art. It is her way, to cope, and to deal with the Difficult situations in Her life. Laurie L, says that Online videos, Studying Art, Workshops, make her Feel confident and focused on What she is doing. In the process she feels Knowledgeable.
  • Why Bother?–For Victor C, the Thing is to Recognize his thought patterns, to Accept them, and to Work through, and to reach a Positive Outcome, To the Problem.
  • What Others Think?–Cheyenne G, says, You need to put Yourself first, find what Makes you Happy and Do it. Erika H, thinks, that if you Art Create Authentically, then Someone, will find Your Art Creations.
  • Muscling through–Iris G, feels sometimes Fear is paralyzing, it stops you Art Creating or Art Communicating. The thought of Rejection, of what You Art Create is a real thought. Ends, Regardless of how You feel, You must Stay on course, and Keep on Being and Doing.
  • Finding Perspective–Kelsey B, says she asks her friends for Opinions on her Art Creations. Marilyn K, goes to the Modern Art Museum, gets Inspired, Heads home, and Art Creates, very Happily. Yuki, thinks, to Stay humble and Continue to keep Learning, Regardless of Your Circumstances. Suzanne F, says, that you Must let go of your Ego, and Accept criticism, because it Rewards Our Lives, in the End.
  • Fighting Perfection–Remember not all Art you Create, will be Amazing. So You need to keep Art Creating, to the Best of Your Ability, Sarah B. Susan F, You must Immerse Yourself in the process, Enjoy it thoroughly and Hope for the Best Outcomes. Anastasia G, thinks if you Never, Make Mistakes, how can You Learn to Succeed, Greatly?
  • Keep Going–Kate S, Imposter, Syndrome, is Common in Peoples, thoughts. Keep Your Head down, and Art Create. Carmen S, says, that doing, More Art, Strengthens your Artistic, Muscles.
  • Go with the Flow–Dottie T, Candice M, and Anne S, Basically all Say, Start and Excellence will, Follow your Work… You will Also, make a lot of Newer Friends, in Your Daily, Art Practicing.

We Are Family. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

In Time and Place. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

How to Use Instagram, to take Control of Your Art Career?

6–Instagram Tips For Artists

  • Present your Work in context–Instagram is different from A Website, its Messier and more engaging. Instagram helps the viewer, feel that They are in Your studio.
  • Keep in Mind, that Your followers are there to Learn from You–think Posts as Mini-tutorials, which Lead people Step by step, in the process.
  • Note that Hashtags, are Recent and Excellent. Have 5–7 Hashtags per post. Hashtags should be Relevant to your Work and in Proportion, to your Art Account.
  • Post at the time of Day, when Your followers are Online–Usually, 7am – 9am, and 7pm to 9pm. These are the Best Times…
  • Vertical Images, have the best Record, for Engagement–Square images, are the best Performing, Photos.
  • Remember Instagram, should be A Tool, Not An Addiction. If You Feel Overwhelmed, take a break. Keep your phone, out of your Art Studio. Just do, Whatever else you need to do, to Take control of Your Art Business. ( in the, Art Business, by Artists Network Staff )

Videos–How to Post on Instagram

In conclusion to this Blog, How did the Pandemic Impact Your Art Practice in, 2020. We can say Badly, especially as an Artist, Sales slowed right down, and Artists were impacted in too many ways. The Best advice given to Art Creatives, was to Keep on Making Art Creations, because Art Gives Artists, and People the Power to Circumvent most Problems, in their Personal and Career Lives. Also the Greatest Advice is that Art Creating, eventually leads You to Excellent situations, and Outcomes in Your Personal and Career Lives. Most HIGHLY, Art Creating will Alleviate, LONELINESS, For the Individual, through Interacting on Online Platforms, like Videos, and Virtual Online–Social Interactions. Which are Covid19, SAFE…. Art Creating also Gives You something, amazing to Do, any time, in which way You choose. It can lead You to new ways of Doing things, and too New Friends.

Remember to Social Distance, Stay Safe and too be Productive within Reason.. Be Happy, Be Safe. Remember, to Share if You found this Blog Interesting, or Educational. If You have any comment to make, or Question to ask, please feel Free to be in Touch. Thanking You.

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A4, mixed media. made on acid free watercolor paper. have used, Acrylics, watercolors and markers.


in time and place

A4, mixed media collage. made on acid free watercolor paper. collage part, colored card stock. used acrylics and markers.


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Different Approaches to Drawing, and my Art Creations To.

In introducing this Blog Topic, on Different Approaches to Drawing. I research into what is Drawing, and investigate how to Draw, and find out if there is an easier way to draw and create Unique Art. And see, if there are any other ways to draw. I also wonder when Art Started and Why, why is Art, So great or Not so great, let us see?…

Different approaches to drawing–What is drawing? Drawing is a form of Visual art, in which the person uses different drawing Media, to mark the paper, or another Two-dimensional medium. A drawing media, releases a small amount of material onto the surface, leaving a visible mark.  The most common support for drawing on, is paper. Other materials can be used, cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, canvas, and board. A wide availability of drawing media, make drawing one of the most common Artistic activities.

Drawing is used in Commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering and technical drawing.

Drawing as Artistic Expression–Drawing is generally used to express a person’s creativity, which has been prominent in the Art world, throughout History. Drawing, has been regarded as the foundation for an artistic practice. In the 14th Century the wider availability of paper, made Art popular. Drawings were used as a great tool, in thought processes, and in investigation. Drawings acted as a Study medium, while Artist’s were preparing, their final Presentation, of work.

The Renaissance, Drawing techniques, enabled Artists, to represent things, realistically, and Drawings also revealed, the Artist’s interests in Geometry and Philosophy.   (The above information, in Wikipedia free, encyclopedia).

Artist’s Network, says that drawing should be enjoyable and that sketching, should be a vehicle of speed, and immediate action. Most people think drawing, uses One Method, the Linear method, that is drawing, from the top of the page, to end of the page. This method of drawing, is a difficult approach to use. In reality, there are many ways to draw, the differences in drawing, give the individual Artist, their Signature Style and Technique creation. If you practice the Different drawing techniques, you eventually find what is comfortable, for you. Which is what then gives to your art work, a Unique expression of an Art Style and Technique.

The Maquette, or Shape- based Drawing technique, is the easiest way to learn to draw, most things. By reducing Complex forms, to simple shapes. This form of drawing, is referred to by other names, such as Construction, Anime’ or Manga. This is the Exact Technique used by most Animators. The first step with Maquette drawing, is to reduce the Proportions and Shapes to a series, of Rectangular and Circles.

The following Art Creations of Tinkerbell, are made in the Maquette drawing Style. I have used circles, rectangles and smaller shapes, to Fashion these drawings. This Style of drawing, is my Unique Style of Drawing. Very easy to Learn and to Teach yourself, and draw with. I initially used, a 2B, Eco Black Pencil, and then outlined the drawings, in a Sharpie, Fine Black Marker.  I used textured, Creatives, Acid free, Watercolour Paper, because I find it is, best Suited and a pleasure, to work in my Style of Art Creating.

To colour the Maquette Style, drawings in, I have used the Colourful Crayola, Crayons, which were Smooth, speedy, and easy to use. I have placed these paintings, of Tinker Bell, in my Etsy Shop.

The ideas for my paintings, I find in Free Photo Stock on the Internet. Of course I draw them all, in my Art Style and Technique. I use Mixed media, colourful mediums, to colour my Art Creations. I use either Creatives, Textured Watercolour paper, or The Creatives, Canvas Paper, which also has an amazing, Texture to work on… I enjoy doing Art and I like to Share, what I Art Create.

Tinker Bell.  Mixed Media.  By  Marie. Crimi.  2019.

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Art: Drawing Approaches and training–(in  Concept art.org)–The ‘Concept art’, was used in the 1930’s by Walt Disney, Animation. A Concept Artist is an individual who creates Visual design for an item, character, or for an area, which does not exist. This is not limited to, film, animation, and recently added to video game production. Being a Concept Artist takes a Big commitment, vision and a clear understanding of this important position. Concept art has taken the Digital technology, and  popular programs for the Concept artist, are Photoshop and Corel painter. Others include, Manga Studio, Procreate and Art rage, programs. Concept art ranges through Stylized to photorealistic, Art spectrum. Concept Artists need to adapt to the Style of the Studio, they are employed by. The abilities of the Artist, to produce Multiple styles, is valued highly by the Artist’s Employer.

Tinker Bell.  Mixed Media.  By  Marie. Crimi.  2019.

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Developing different Approaches to Drawing Art–Gesture and Beginning Approaches, (in Utdallas.edu ) –The mark that records the movement of the Artist’s media, is a Two dimensional movement in space, which is the most basic feature of drawing. In addition to this is spatial notation, in which drawing arouses a time response – which is the time required, to make the movement, that creates the Mark. Time is also involved in Seeing and in Scanning objects in space. So Movement and time are two of the most essential features in making and looking at a drawing.  Handmade quality is highly valued, one-of-a-kind, drawings are called, A Facture. It is the term used for the time and effort, that you put into making a Creative product. It includes the media, and all the creative tools that made the original marks. For example, the Cross hatched line, the scribble, the faint trailling line, the boldly stated, ripping mark-all are signs of A Facture.

Gesture Drawing–There is a physicality of motion in drawing that is not always visually evident in other Art forms, the result of this process, Communicates an Emotional and intellectual reality to the Art Creation. Gestural drawing is an exercise in the seeing the form. The hand duplicates the motion of the eyes, making the movement, that instantly defines, the general characteristics of A subject: in the Placement, of shape, proportion, and relationship between the parts, and the definition of its, Area, volumes, as well as their arrangement in Space and time.

Perspective Drawing–Learn to draw by putting things in Perspective. In the Art world Perspective, is about your point of view, and the Relationship of Objects to one another.

Linear Perspective Terms–Visual depth is expressed through Linear, and atmospheric perspective, as well as through the use of colour. With Linear perspective, depth is achieved through lines, and the Size and the placement of Objects. The Horizon-height will affect the placement of the Vanishing points, as well as the scene, at eye level. The Vanishing point, is the place where Parallel lines appear, to meet together, in the distance. A scene can have a limitless number of Vanishing points.

The Ground Plane–Is the Horizontal surface, below the horizon. The Orthogonal lines, are lines which are Directed to a vanishing point. The Vantage point-not to be confused with the Vanishing point. The Vantage point, is affected by the Placement of the horizon and the Vanishing points.

Pencil Drawing Techniques: Pro-tips to Sharpen your skills–For many Artists, Pencil drawing is the skill that introduced them into the Art world. Understanding how to draw with a pencil, can help you Improve your skill in other areas, of your life. The first step, is to master how to hold a pencil correctly.

The next Drawing Technique is– Line weight, which Outlines different objects. Lines also emphasise, the shadows of an object. Thicker lines can fade and disappear, which can give the 3D form in a painting. As an Artist you need to find the Style, that is right for You. Find the Right paper texture, it makes a big difference, in the effect, it gives to your work. A Rough tooth in paper, is most visible and the ridges will grip the colour, from your pencils. A Smooth toothed paper, provides an easier surface for, Blending colour pencils. Remember use the Right eraser, it makes a big difference to your work. Protect your paper as you work on the Art piece, by putting a Piece of paper under your hand, to avoid smudging the lines you are drawing, when working on your Art creations. Lastly but not least, Break Out of Your Comfort Zone. The Pencil drawing techniques, help you understand the essentials of the medium, but you need to explore by Breaking the rules, and find out what works for You, as an Artist. Remember that Individuality gives YOU, your Signature style and Techniques. This Leads you to make, Genius Art Creations, and Hopefully earns you Good Money for Your Efforts.

In Conclusion, I would like to say that, I think that we can all be Art Creative, especially using the Maquette, Shape-based drawing style, we have no excuse, to not attempt Art creating. We know there is value in doing Art, because we have seen how it can help us navigate, our way in all other, Life situations. Art Creating is a Help and a Blessing to the very young, and to all other ages.

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Interior Decorating Art and Creative Art...

Interior Decorating, Art, and Creative Art…

In this Blog on the,  Interior Decorating, Art, and Creative Art,  I research what exactly is Art and how do we separate, the similar areas of Art.  Most highly, How can the Creative Artist, Contribute in this specific specialisation, and is this particular Art form, and forms valuable to this whole Type of Art Style, and if this Type of sociological need, is paramount, for our Culture and for the specific, specified,  needs of all people…Or just in our Western Society?… I will be contributing my idea and type of Art work, for two specific rooms, the entrance to a home, and a painting for a bedroom. For these paintings, I have decided to use, The Watercolour Pencils, Faber–Castells, with a water wash, to give the effect to, the Unique, Interior Decorating Art, that hopefully contributes to this genre.

According to the Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, it says, that the History of Art–Focuses on objects made by humans in a Visual form, for aesthetic purposes. Visual art can be classified in diverse ways such as separating Fine arts from Applied arts, inclusively focusing on human creativity, and also on the graphic arts.  In the different media’s, such as Architecture, sculpture, painting, film, photography, and graphic arts. In recent years, Technological advances have lead to video art, computer art, animation, television and video games.

In the Interior design article, it says that  Art and Science, is a form of enhancing the Interior of a building, to achieve a Healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment, for the People using the space.

The Following Watercolour Painting is my contribution to this Interior art design, this painting is to be put in a White frame, and to be placed above an Entrance table, at the front door in the house at the entrance, of a Contemporary, home.

This is the first stage of the painting, it is the drawing in 2b Lead pencil, and some colouring in Watercolour Pencils–The Faber Castell. These pencils are easy to use, they glide on, and its a pleasure to work in these colours.



The next painting is the above, completed painting, done in the Faber Castell, Watercolour Pencils and a Wash of water over the Colours. I have then used a Fine Liner, Sharpie–Marker to outline the whole painting.

At the Entrance.  Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.   2018…


An Interior Designer–is someone, who Plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such projects.  Interior designing is a multi-faceted profession that includes, Conceptual development space planning, site inspections, programming research, communication with the Stakeholders of a project, construction management, and the Full execution of the design.

Notable Interior Decorator’s–early decorators, Sibyl Colefax, Dorothy Draper, Pierne Francois Leonard Fontaine, Syrie Maugham, Margery, Hoffman Smith, and others… Many of the most Famous designers and decorators during the 20th Century, had No Formal Training.

Notable Interior Designers–in the world Today, include, Scott Salvator, Troy Adams, Jonathan Adler, Michael S. Smith and Eleven others…

Interior Design Styles–

  1. Art Deco–style began in Europe in the early 20th Century. The Art Deco Style influenced all areas of design, in particular Interior Design, because it spotlighted  all the New technologies and materials.  Art Deco, Style, is mainly based on Geometric shapes, streamline, and clear lines.
  2. Modern Art–grew out of the Decorative arts, mostly from Art Deco, in the early 20th Century. The first to introduce this, was Frank Lloyd Wright.  Modern Art reached its peak in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Modern Art is not the same as Contemporary Design, in which the term is used, to apply to the Changing culture, and movements, which are in recent times, due to Changes in Style preferences, and in the Newer trends, availability.
  3. Arab Materials–Nagash painting is the Decoration of the front parlour of the Traditional Arabic homes in the Asir province  of the Saudi Arabia and parts of Yemen. These paintings are a form of Mural or Fresco, which show Geometric designs in bright colours, called ‘Nagash’, in Arabic, the wall paintings are a Mark of Pride, for a Woman in her Home. In the Arab culture, you realise how serious Interior Decorating Art is, to the home owner, family and in this Culture context.

Specialities in Interior Design–Residential, is the design of the Interior of Private residences. The Interior designer may work on the project from the Initial planning stage, or may work on the modelling of an existing structure. It is often a very involved Process, that takes months to fine–tune and create a Space with the Clients’ vision.

The painting below is drawn in 2b Lead pencil,  and coloured in Watercolour Pencils by Faber Castell. I then  Water washed lightly over the colours, let the colours dry, and then outlined the painting with a Fine Liner–Sharpie Marker, to complete the painting. This painting should be placed in a beautiful White frame, and put up in a Main Bedroom of a Contemporary Built Home.

The Camerra Da Letto.  Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.  2018…


Commercial– design encompasses a wide–range of Sub–specialties. Retail, Visual and Spatial branding, Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, Exhibition and Recreation, Institutional, Industrial, Traffic buildings, Sports, Teaching, Self Employment, Employment in Private sector firms. Other areas, include, Amusement and Theme park design and A Host of other specialities.

Professional–Education– to become a Professional Interior designer involve some form of Training. An informal method of training, is Working with a successful Professional designer.  Training through an Institution, College, Art or design school, University are all Formal ways into the Professional practice. In the UK and US, the University design courses available, include Interior Architecture, taking three to four years to complete.

Working Conditions– there are a wide range of working Conditions and employment opportunities within Interior design. Large, and Tiny Corporations, Hire interior designers as employed, In regular working hours.  Some Interior designers work on contract or per–job basis.  The Self employed, make up 26% of Interior designers, working the most hours.  Designers work under stress to meet Deadlines to stay on budget, and to meet the Clients’ needs.  In most cases, Professionals review the work and sign it before Submitting the design for approval by Clients, or Construction pre–Commissioning.  With the technology developments recently, the process of Contacting clients and Communicating alternatives has become easier, and requires less travel.   htttps://en.wikipedia.org/interior-design.

How to Sell Art to The Interior Designers– this is the most important part, in this whole discussion, as the,  Artists’ as producers of Unique Art Creations, need to have this knowledge, which is information that Artists can use in order to Sell, and Profit financially on an ongoing basis, from the requirements of the Interior Decorating Professionals’.

The following are some interesting and informative Websites to look into.

  1. Art Deco/ Homes to Love.  https://homes to love.com.au/tags/art.deco.
  2. How to Sell Art to Interior Designers.  barneydave.com/selling-art-interior-designers.
  3. Autumn interior decorating trends for 2018-Here’s to Love.  https://www.homestolove.au/autumn-interior-decorating-trends.
  4. Royal Art Creations and Interior Design-Home/Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArtCreations.


The following List is of a few,  U–TUBE,  Channels on Interior Design, that are great to get an idea about Interior Design.

  1. Best Interior Design–You Tube Channels.
  2. Interior Design/You Tube Channel–Room part 1.
  3. Interior Design Follow me to my New Channel.

The following List is other Related Searches…For Interior Decorating…

  1. Art Decorating Ideas
  2. Art and Interiors
  3. Art and Interior Design
  4. Interior Design and Wall Art
  5. Arts and Crafts Style Interiors
  6. Decorating art Deco Style
  7. Art Gallery Interiors

The next List is the Top Amazon Texts for Interior Design.

  1. Amazon.com: Interior Design Illustrated/9781119377207…
  2. Amazon.com: Interior Design ( 4th Edition )/9780132408905…
  3. Best Sellers in Design and Decorative Arts–amazon.co.uk.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Sellers-Books-Design-Decorative-Arts/…

In concluding this BLOG, I can say that, Interior Decorating, both externally in the Initial building process, and in the Interior completion stage of a Building, is very important to the Post Live ability and enjoyment of a building. Overall the Form and Style is a very important feature, the ARTIST can help Complete the last phase, by Supplying UNIQUE, Art Creations to the Interior Designers, to complete the interiors of Homes…

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