Archive for the "art" Category

5
Mar

When Other Artists Like Your Stuff

   Posted by: BJ Johnson » Tags: , , ,

It's Great! There are few who could be more critical and discerning. Their observations mean a lot because, in one way or another, they've been there.

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2
Dec

An Artist in an Engineer’s Body

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Or is it the other way around? Every so often, I receive queries in my mailbox asking about various topics. Today, I was asked a question about the path that I took and how it affected my life's work:

"I am a freshman at Brigham Young University Idaho, and I've wanted to be an artist all my life. However I've never had any problems with math or science and love problem solving. My brother informed me that I might look into engineering rather than art. I really do like the idea however here is the problem
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Part III of the Making Of series. How we made the Sun and Planets in Blown Glass. Veerrrrrry carefully.

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25
Sep

Why I Hate Varnishing Paintings

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I 've always dreaded the varnishing operation. You painstakingly coax every individual millimeter of a work to get them all to sing together in concert and it's finally finished. Then, you risk the whole darn thing by adding a layer that you can't see over it all.

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"Throughout all of human exploration, Art, in one form or another, has always been our first vehicle." - B.E.Johnson, 1970

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Casting glass seems a daunting process when you first consider learning it. It takes special equipment and a budget. It also takes patience and perseverance to succeed. A bit of courage doesn't hurt either but wonderful things are possible.

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Space travel the way it was meant to be—rivets, valves, gears, pipes, portholes, swoopy fins and all! ..but in blown glass.

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