When I was about 12 years old I received my first art painting set for my birthday. It was in a cool box, had six high quality oils, a brush and some canvas. This was one of the best gifts that I have ever received and one of the few that I still remember. After painting my first painting with these oils, I have never looked back and my love affair with this medium has only grown. To me there is nothing better than that feeling of when I am creating, the peace and the joy that comes with making art has no comparison and that’s why I have created some great new gift art kits to be sold on Addicted To Art. I want to share the joy of giving a child the tools to create their own works and to possibly inspire them to do something in the art world too. I have made up sketching sets, water colour painting sets, acrylic painting sets and Marker sets too but I have decided to feature the Oil painting deluxe set because I was inspired by the memory of my first oils gift set. I current have two oils kits, one being the Artiste Oil Painting Starter Kit and the other being the Artiste Oil Painting Deluxe Kit.
Victoria Yards - Is redefining the Joburg inner-city landscape Last week I visited Victoria Yards in Johannesburg, and even though it’s not officially opened I had such a fabulous time that I thought you should know about it. Victoria Yards is an inner-city development near town. Its address is 24 Victoria Road Lorentzville, South Africa. I was a bit nervous about the area but found secure parking as well as guards on patrol and once I walked in it was like walking into another world of green veggies and awesome face brick. I loved it instantly!
Matthew Ziranek Addicted To Art Interview "I'm a different kind of artist. One who likes to get things done." MattZ Matthew Ziranek recently joined our free Artist Directory. He was chosen by Addicted To Art (me) to be it's first featured artist. I have interviewed him in depth on himself and his art in our new Blog.
In my previous blog post about drawing I was asked what those little letters on the pencils mean. I was unsure but gave a guess from my experience using them. I was mostly right but decided that I needed to be sure.
I have decided that I’m going to use this blog to document my decision to revitalize my passion to do art and hopefully inspire you to do the same. I will be use art material products that I sell and tell you about them too. So, I’m not young anymore and I didn’t study art formally. So, what? I’m going to start and teach myself along the way. Perhaps I will start a portfolio and submit it somewhere or even sell what I make. But that will be another blog post for another time...