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02-April-11. Mod podge in industrial quantities. What are they doing with gallons....
04-April-11. New Winsor-Newton canvas. much better make in their new Chinese factory
05-April-11. Simply Simmons brushes. they have been hard to get lately. The brush factory manager took his retirement. explains everything




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Rise And Fall

We all remember the Berlin wall. It’s rise and fall and the resulting reactions. both positive and negative, but mostly negative. many things have come from the fall of the berlin wall. Many deaths came from the wall’s existence, and much effort was needed for it’s destruction, both mental and physical. It was a major [...]

Finders keepers

November 16, 2009 - General Information

The dream of every antique collector, finding a piece of artwork behind your shed or in your attic and discovering it’s a century old and that it’s priceless. at first you must be glad to find anything at all. but if someone told me I had something old and incredibly valuable in my possession, I [...]

Visions of Horror

War. the word itself inspires terror, fear…it reminds us of death, it reminds us of losing our loved ones and living in fear as they fight for their country. It also Inspires Artists. Some reproduce war as something patriotic and wonderful. In the case of Jack Nichols, War is portrayed in a wat as to [...]

I’m not a lumberjack and I’m okay

November 9, 2009 - General Information

The biggest “Automatiste” exposition west of Montreal. the automatiste movement of artists (Riopelle, Borduas…) Of these artists, only Jean-Paul Riopelle gained a somewhat modest but international reputation. The father of Automatisme, André Breton, called Riopelle : “un trappeur supérieur” a kind of artist woodsman swinging his painterly axe in the urban wilderness. the show, exhibiting [...]

No bubbles here

I stumbled onto some pictures of some guy’s sculptures. Mostly animals and portraits and basic sculpture subjects like that. So I kept on reading and I found out that the guy’s sculptures were made out of bubblegum. My first reaction was :”God I hope it’s not chewed bubblegum, it would be pretty gross to have [...]

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