Friday, 8 May 2015

Back after hibernation...

Good Morning to all!

I know I've disappeared for almost two months! Been travelling and have had visitors.

I've been surfing (online obviously... I have no sense of balance whatsoever!) So, this morning I came across a post that a friend of mine liked on facebook. It was an image of a painting by the artist Logan  Hicks. I am sharing the picture here.

I did not ask permission from the artist though. (Sorry! But full credits to you Mr Hicks and I am sharing the link to your website as well :) ) 
I thought this work was FANTABULOUS! So, I googled his images and came across several where he is using cardboard stencils. Now all of us would have tried stenciling at one point or another. For those who have not. Here is the definition of what it means:

Stencil : a thin sheet of card, plastic, or metal with a pattern or letters cut out of it, used to produce the cut design on the surface below by the application of ink or paint through the holes.

Next, I googled about his technique and found the following link:

From the above link, I found out that there is something called 'Stencil Revolution'! WOW! I wonder what rock I have been living under to have not heard of them before! Shame on me! Bottomline, I did not want to keep this treasure that I found all to myself. Thought I'd share it with you guys!   This site has tutorials which you can try out :)

So, one other thing I noticed in the link is a movie called 'Rash'. A 2005 documentary on Australian street artists (FYI street artists use a lot of stenciling, check out Banksy, one of the most famous of them all!)

By the way Logan Hicks' works can be found at the following site:

What a wonderful way to start the day!

PS As a hindsight I decided to let the artist know. I should have just asked for permission before writing this blog. Oh well, for future 'borrows' from here and there I shall ask first before posting ;)

So here is the permission request, FYI.

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