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Monday, May 30, 2011

The Happy New Year Africa Interview

Happy New Year Africa


Hello there?
Me: hello

Its been quite some time now since we last had the opportunity to talk about your art.....(?)
Me: Yes....I have been every where except here.

There are still some interviews we still have as backlogs, any chance we might have them?
Me: As time permits.....

Today we want to look at your 'Happy New Year Africa' artwork.....when you started on your Paint canvass, did you think that you were going to say happy new year to anyone through it?
Me: No....I can't say I even knew or had an idea which direction the artwork would head once I started it.....but after I stepped back from it a bit I saw where it had brought me to....Africa. And it was just that time of the year when everything is like spring.

It brought you to Africa...interesting. Was it the time of the year then that got you to give the artwork its name?
Me: It was part of it. Another thing was that it looked like Africa or I saw the continent inside the art. But a key anchor to its name was the primary colours that I used....they were alive, hopeful and really loud.

So the colors gave it its name?
Me: No, rather it gave it its tone. That is, it gave the name the tone of joy, happiness, hope. I had already seen Africa in the art, but the colour told me what the picture was saying at the emotional and mood level.

Interesting, colors usually do that don't they?
Me: Well....we make them do.

What do you mean by that....don't bright colors conote...brightness just as sombre colors may speak different things to us, you just said now that it was the colors that set the happy tone for you?
Me: That is the point....it is not that they speak, it is that we interprete or using a not so common word these days; we ascribe emotions, moods and therefore meaning to colours and use them to communicate with ourselves because we are humans.

Can you please elaborate on that?
Thank you. Who knows what each colour really means to other individual creatures? We say white conotes peace and it raises that sort of peaceful emotion in us....but what if it raises another kind of behaviour that is not so peacful to an eagle, ostrich, bull or cat? Even coming down to our individual humanity, what if that same colour white illicits rage in a man, woman or child because of a peculiar experience? Do we then negate that 'interpretation' of the colour to that specific individual because it is written in some textbook somewhere that white means peace?
The point is, it is not what we call it but what ever we want it to be. So I see those primary colours and I say happy! Someone might see it and say; garish, extreme or even bloody as in carnage, conflagaration and death.

Wow....thank you for your time?
Me: Is it over already

Er...no but I am kind of pressed and was just waiting for you to be done before I wrap it all up...some other time then?
Me: ok

Thank you!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Expose Loafart Plan

I mentioned one time that I was going to post one or two of the
loafart on an e-store. I actually did with error on freemarket.com(
http://www.freelancer/marketplace/store.php?user=980360&category=&filter=approved).
But something came up on another online site I have reviewed before on
one of my other blogs(which is still under review) and I thought it
would be nice to go along with the testing of a particular aspect of
their platform by creating an e-store for one of my artwork specially
for them. This actually goes beyond the scope of this blog which is
dedicated solely to my loafart but I am just mentioning it here
because I might just decide to load up all the previous artwork I have
posted here on the free e-store site.....if they are really as good as
they sound. But for now I will start with just City Life and hope to
give an update on how it went.#

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Sent from my mobile device

Friday, May 27, 2011

City Life: Eureka!

City Life is a fitting beginning to posting on on my loafart blog from
my handheld. I hope to be doing so more often than not. I still
haven't gotten round issues like how to handle labelling(keywords),
but this will do for now. #

In The Beginning: Testing A New Ap With City Life

Hi,
My loafart is paying the price of my always being on the go and not
being able to sit in front of the system the way I used to. And for
months now I've been looking at ways to publish on my art blog from my
handheld.
Let's see I have successfully failed at publishing from my handheld
using the blogger mobile.....it was at the second try out that I
discovered you have to be in the US for it to work(though I can't say
I really got that part).
I also tried out WordPress and they seemed to have a good plan. I
downloaded their app twice on my Blackberry but it still hasn't worked
out as they so easily asserted(the fault should be mine).
I only recently discovered blogger's mail2blogger and followed through
their instructions. I opened my art blog from my handheld, went to the
setting--email and entered the 'secretword' now I want to see if it
will work.
So I am reposting my very first art work that I posted; 'City Life'
but as it stands now I am having difficulties copying and pasting
images on this email(typing from my handheld email account).
So I will send this and see if it would post....(Hen I would see how I
can post images as well.....the things we do for art.

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Sent from my mobile device

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Rain Is Gone!

hi,
this is sunflora
you see it after the showers
this is sunflora
it is all about sunshine

Sunflora

the snow is melting
spring is coming
flowers starts blooming

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

About My Happy New Year Africa Loaf-art

hi and happy new year!!!
As always my happy new year Africa loaf-art came about not deliberately. as usual i was loafing and doodling about with paint and stepping back to look at it, i saw Africa! I wonder what you see...



Happy New Year Africa


  

Saturday, January 22, 2011

my African greeting for the year



                                                             AFRICA happy new year!




Hello there! happy new year! This is my happy new year from Africa