How to make your art and photos look great.

Big Fat Lines: How to make your photos look great. Most people have played around with filter apps on their phones to make their great photos look even better. App stores offer a variety of them and they are lot of fun to play with. While it is fun it’s generally not something a serious…

Making Faces: An easy way to look sexy at festivals

Facing it Let’s face it, many cultures throughout the earth use masks as part of expressing their history and cultural mythologies along with songs, stories, festivals and the like. To my dismay, they are not really part of contemporary Australian culture. Maybe in a few hundred years as our history grows and we develop mythologies…

Discover Polypress Relief Prints

A New Discovery Sometimes it is quite rewarding to think outside the box. Today has reaped such reward and I’ve made a new discovery in the world of printmaking: Polypress relief prints. This technique brings a whole new style of creativity to the world of printmaking! As the discoverer of this new technique I figure…

9 Amazing Facts About Reduction Linocuts That Will Blow Your Mind!

I recently got my creative hands on an etching press for a great price. This opened up whole new world of possibilities in the world of printmaking. Up until this point I mainly used a baren or a wooden spoon to press the paper onto my lino plates. This process is great when you’re doing…

Carving ‘DEAD WOOD’, A Wooden Mask

Carving Beautiful Things. After some months of carving spoons I started wondering what else I could make with wood. Having been recently inspired to make masks for the Blazing Swan festival, it became obvious that this a carved wood mask would be the next step. Armed with a log of Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum), some carving…

Making the Apocalyptomagic Mask

  Learning to create masks. When it comes to making masks, I am still experimenting and learning.  Finding good information on the internet is sometimes difficult especially if you don’t know what you are looking for. Sometimes you don’t start with a plan, you just start making and see where it goes.  This is how…

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