YouTube All-Stars

17/10/2016 Main
YouTube All-Stars

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Video Editing

07/10/2016 Main
Video Editing

Hello, hello, hello! How is everybody today? Raring to go I hope. In this post I wanted to talk about a recent video editing experience I had. We can class video editing as art right? It is certainly a creative endeavour so I am satisfied we can without wandering too far off topic. I was asked to splice together a bunch of smartphone videos and add some backing music and text for a crowdfunding campaign that a friend was running to raise funds for a local charity. He is a little technically challenged when it comes to anything to do with computers and video editing was way out of his comfort zone, so over to me it was. To be honest, I have no experience of video editing myself, but I am reasonably computer savvy and decided to give it a go. How hard can it be, right? As it turns out, it wasn't difficult at all. I used the basic movie making software that was preinstalled on my laptop to splice the clips together and add a fade in and out. And then I found a website that offers royalty free stock music clips in exchange for a credit under the video. A fair exchange I felt. I added a some text to the video to explain the purpose of the fund raising, outputted to mp4 and that was that. Job was a good one. I was pleased with the final video and my friend said that he got an immediate spike in donations after uploading it to the crowdfunding page, highlighting the obvious power of video. I think I am going explore video as a medium and art form in greater depth, so look out for a more substantial blog post on the subject in the coming weeks. Bye for now! Read more

Video Editing

Hello, hello, hello! How is everybody today? Raring to go I hope. In this post I wanted to talk about a recent video editing experience I had. We can class video editing as art right? It is certainly a creative endeavour so I am satisfied we can without wandering too far off topic. I was asked to splice together a bunch of smartphone videos and add some backing music and text for a crowdfunding campaign that a friend was running to raise funds for a local charity. He is a little technically challenged when it comes to anything to do with computers and video editing was way out of his comfort zone, so over to me it was. To be honest, I have no experience of video editing myself, but I am reasonably computer savvy and decided to give it a go. How hard can it be, right? As it turns out, it wasn't difficult at all. I used the basic movie making software that was preinstalled on my laptop to splice the clips together and add a fade in and out. And then I found a website that offers royalty free stock music clips in exchange for a credit under the video. A fair exchange I felt. I added a some text to the video to explain the purpose of the fund raising, outputted to mp4 and that was that. Job was a good one. I was pleased with the final video and my friend said that he got an immediate spike in donations after uploading it to the crowdfunding page, highlighting the obvious power of video. I think I am going explore video as a medium and art form in greater depth, so look out for a more substantial blog post on the subject in the coming weeks. Bye for now! Read more

Vintage Vespas

22/09/2016 Main

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Lucian Freud

20/06/2016 Main

So last night I watched the 2015 film, Legend. It is a film about the legendary Kray twins who ruled the London underworld during the 1960’s. Nothing new there you might say. There has been a film made about them before that starred the Kemp brothers of Spandau Ballet fame. This outing has little more to offer in way of the Krays story, but it does have an interesting angle to it. Both Kray brothers, Ron and Reggi, are depicted by the same actor, Tom Hardy, whom I am a great fan of. So for that reason alone, the film was worth a watch. But what on earth has this go to do with Lucian Freud you may well be asking. Well following the film, I decided to do a little further research on the Krays and came across a list of little known facts about them. And this is where I picked up this little nugget of useless info! Read more

So last night I watched the 2015 film, Legend. It is a film about the legendary Kray twins who ruled the London underworld during the 1960’s. Nothing new there you might say. There has been a film made about them before that starred the Kemp brothers of Spandau Ballet fame. This outing has little more to offer in way of the Krays story, but it does have an interesting angle to it. Both Kray brothers, Ron and Reggi, are depicted by the same actor, Tom Hardy, whom I am a great fan of. So for that reason alone, the film was worth a watch. But what on earth has this go to do with Lucian Freud you may well be asking. Well following the film, I decided to do a little further research on the Krays and came across a list of little known facts about them. And this is where I picked up this little nugget of useless info! Read more

Become A Professional Photographer

10/06/2016 Main

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Become a Professional Photographer Read more

Photoshop Art

01/06/2016 Main

Adobe Photoshop is photo editing and graphic design software used by both photographers and graphic designers. The professional version is a huge program with quite a hefty price tag. There is also an ameuter, cut down version called Photoshop elements which is far more forgiving on the wallet. What a lot of artists don’t realise is that it can actually be used pretty effectively for creating stunning pieces of digital art. Using the various tools, including brushes and pencils of varying shapes and size and incorporating the various filters that Photoshop has to offer can evolve into quite the creative process. Read more

Adobe Photoshop is photo editing and graphic design software used by both photographers and graphic designers. The professional version is a huge program with quite a hefty price tag. There is also an ameuter, cut down version called Photoshop elements which is far more forgiving on the wallet. What a lot of artists don’t realise is that it can actually be used pretty effectively for creating stunning pieces of digital art. Using the various tools, including brushes and pencils of varying shapes and size and incorporating the various filters that Photoshop has to offer can evolve into quite the creative process. Read more

Projection Art

12/05/2016 Main

Hi Followers, it’s Hattie here again. Today I want to talk about projector art. A few years ago I borrowed a projector from a friend, projected a beautiful floral image onto my bedroom wall and then painted onto the wall using the projected image as my guide. A friend of mine has recently asked me to do something similar on her bedroom wall and has said she will pay me to do it. The only problem is, I no longer have access to a projector. I’m wondering if it might be a good idea to buy a projector so that I can do this a little, on the side, money earner from time to time.  It would also be really cool to set up a home cinema in my bedroom so that I can invite my friends around to watch films and eat popcorn! Aside from the wall with the floral mural, all the other walls in my bedroom are white, with a very flat and clean finish, so I wouldn’t even need to buy a projector screen. Read more

Hi Followers, it’s Hattie here again. Today I want to talk about projector art. A few years ago I borrowed a projector from a friend, projected a beautiful floral image onto my bedroom wall and then painted onto the wall using the projected image as my guide. A friend of mine has recently asked me to do something similar on her bedroom wall and has said she will pay me to do it. The only problem is, I no longer have access to a projector. I’m wondering if it might be a good idea to buy a projector so that I can do this a little, on the side, money earner from time to time.  It would also be really cool to set up a home cinema in my bedroom so that I can invite my friends around to watch films and eat popcorn! Aside from the wall with the floral mural, all the other walls in my bedroom are white, with a very flat and clean finish, so I wouldn’t even need to buy a projector screen. Read more

Frida Kahlo

07/04/2016 Main

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Writing

07/04/2016 Main

Hi there, Hattie here again! Hopefully you aren’t bored of me just yet because I have lots more to talk about. This week I thought it would be appropriate to share with you why I set up this blog. I mean obviously it is because I love art and want to share this passion with likeminded people but it is also because I love to write. Read more

Hi there, Hattie here again! Hopefully you aren’t bored of me just yet because I have lots more to talk about. This week I thought it would be appropriate to share with you why I set up this blog. I mean obviously it is because I love art and want to share this passion with likeminded people but it is also because I love to write. Read more

Fem Street Art

11/03/2016 Main

I have always loved street art. In fact, I come from a city famous for its street art and artists, a city that hosts an annual street art festival.  We’ve all heard of Banksy and his innumerable works, themes and creative exhibition ideas. Many other male street artists have also come to the forefront of art appreciation in recent years. But little known are the female street artists our planet has to offer and, in my humble opinion, some of these women are far more talented than their male counterparts. Read more

I have always loved street art. In fact, I come from a city famous for its street art and artists, a city that hosts an annual street art festival.  We’ve all heard of Banksy and his innumerable works, themes and creative exhibition ideas. Many other male street artists have also come to the forefront of art appreciation in recent years. But little known are the female street artists our planet has to offer and, in my humble opinion, some of these women are far more talented than their male counterparts. Read more

Shopping Spree - Miss Me Jeans!

11/02/2016 Main

Hey guys, it’s Hattie again and this time we are going to be talking about something a little bit more modern, leading on from my last entry about my love of all things textiles, especially 19th Century. So I am still in the process of trying to do some good work with the textiles that I have been buying, so when I have something that I am slightly proud of I will let you all see the results, but for now I’m going to talk about the recent shopping spree that I went on, as my attempts at textiling can be a little frustrating! So for one entry and one entry only, my blog is kind of going down the fashion route instead of the usual art theme, so I hope that doesn’t displease too many of you! Read more

Hey guys, it’s Hattie again and this time we are going to be talking about something a little bit more modern, leading on from my last entry about my love of all things textiles, especially 19th Century. So I am still in the process of trying to do some good work with the textiles that I have been buying, so when I have something that I am slightly proud of I will let you all see the results, but for now I’m going to talk about the recent shopping spree that I went on, as my attempts at textiling can be a little frustrating! So for one entry and one entry only, my blog is kind of going down the fashion route instead of the usual art theme, so I hope that doesn’t displease too many of you! Read more

19th Century Textiles

05/02/2016 Main

It’s me again, Hattie. Just wanted to share my love of fashion with you.  Recently, I have been following the work of fashion designers throughout the ages. In particular, I am interested in vintage prints. My absolute favourite was William Morris, the 19th century British textile designer.  Although best known for his design of home interior fabrics and wallpaper, Morris also designed fabrics for garments.  What I love most about Morris’ textile design is that he created these beautiful fabrics using old methods and entirely natural dyes. Read more

It’s me again, Hattie. Just wanted to share my love of fashion with you.  Recently, I have been following the work of fashion designers throughout the ages. In particular, I am interested in vintage prints. My absolute favourite was William Morris, the 19th century British textile designer.  Although best known for his design of home interior fabrics and wallpaper, Morris also designed fabrics for garments.  What I love most about Morris’ textile design is that he created these beautiful fabrics using old methods and entirely natural dyes. Read more

My love for Retro Mopeds

04/02/2016 Main

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My love for Retro Mopeds Read more

Faber-Castell

13/11/2015 Main

Hi guys. Hattie here again! How has your week been? Mine has been great. Took a weekend trip to the Lake District with my boyfriend and we had a fab time. Whilst I was there I was (trying to) drawing the stunning scenery. I didn’t do it any justice but you have to try sometimes! Read more

Hi guys. Hattie here again! How has your week been? Mine has been great. Took a weekend trip to the Lake District with my boyfriend and we had a fab time. Whilst I was there I was (trying to) drawing the stunning scenery. I didn’t do it any justice but you have to try sometimes! Read more

Art I Love

01/11/2015 Main

Hi followers! Gosh that sounds strange saying that.. I hope I have a few! It is a great morning and I have decided to kick start my blog about Art. My favourite art is probably street art... I love Banksy and everything he does. It’s a bit of a dream of mine to meet him, but I bet there are lots of us like that! I wonder if he’ll ever reveal himself??? Big cities with amazing street art, like London, Berlin and Barcelona are places that I really love to visit, and I always look at what a city offers in terms of street art before I plan a trip there. If anyone has any suggestions on that I would love to hear them! I want to make it my mission to see as many Banksy’s in as many foreign cities by the time I am 30. He was even nominated as one of the 100 most influential people, back in 2010. He sent in a photo of himself with a paper bag on his head! Read more

Hi followers! Gosh that sounds strange saying that.. I hope I have a few! It is a great morning and I have decided to kick start my blog about Art. My favourite art is probably street art... I love Banksy and everything he does. It’s a bit of a dream of mine to meet him, but I bet there are lots of us like that! I wonder if he’ll ever reveal himself??? Big cities with amazing street art, like London, Berlin and Barcelona are places that I really love to visit, and I always look at what a city offers in terms of street art before I plan a trip there. If anyone has any suggestions on that I would love to hear them! I want to make it my mission to see as many Banksy’s in as many foreign cities by the time I am 30. He was even nominated as one of the 100 most influential people, back in 2010. He sent in a photo of himself with a paper bag on his head! Read more

 

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13/10/2015 Main

My name is Hattie and I have been in love with art from an early age… (I’m only 19 but you know what I mean) I have wanted to start own art blog for a couple of years and finally have plucked up the courage to do so. I hope you all enjoy. Read more

My name is Hattie and I have been in love with art from an early age… (I’m only 19 but you know what I mean) I have wanted to start own art blog for a couple of years and finally have plucked up the courage to do so. I hope you all enjoy. Read more