Framing Circular Dala Art in Square Frames

dala art Jan 03, 2021
 

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021!!!

On our Projects and Discussion Group page I was asked how I frame my circular Dala Art.  I made a quick clip (above) to show you some of the matting and framing I've done for the Dala Art.  I often use handmade papers and old rag mats that I've used...

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Welcoming 2021 by Creating Dala Art

 

What a year it has been.  Throughout all of 2020 I experienced great highs and great lows ... as we all have on every continent and country in the world.  Being the insatiable optimist I am, I look forward to a better year in 2021.

Art has always been at the tip of my fingers to help...

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Sneaking Up on Design

 

This morning I published Sneaking Up on Design, a new course on Skillshare. My Skillshare courses are short glimpses into different phases of creating art.  If you want more comprehensive online classes, check out my classes here on ExploreWithChrisCarter.com.  The longer version of ...

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Grateful for Feedback

dala art drawing Jan 14, 2020

Creating Dala Art

Hyacinth bean - Lablab purpureus
 

Thanks to feedback from one of the artists taking the Creating Dala Art course, I've edited the demo video and added to the visuals in the lesson. I appreciate ALL feedback. It allows me to enhance the existing courses...

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Paper Grocery Bag Sketchbook with Handles!

 

When I end up at a grocery store without my cloth bag, I request paper rather than plastic so that I can make good use of the bag that I wouldn't have needed if I'd had my cloth bag with me.

When I returned to Mike's apartment, I made a sketchbook out of the bags.  Having never made...

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Notification of Updates

This morning I added to  Week 6 of Creating Dala Art an example of creating a Dala, from beginning to end, along with the thoughts that were running through my head as I made choices of design, colors, values and patterns.

The added lesson includes 27 illustrated steps! 

When I...

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Focused Time

There's nothing like back to back spiritual retreats to focus and enhance my perspective on life, where I'm headed, and where I've been.

Add to the pot a couple of weeks of spacey conversation with my aerospace engineer son. Spice the pot with the time crunch to complete Weeks Nine and Ten...

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The Year of Influence

 

On New Year's Eve I declared 2018 to be the Year of Influence.  Each week I would choose a new artist, past or present, to influence most of my daily sketches for that entire week. It was a remarkable experience that expanded my horizons in unexpected ways.  In another couple of years,...

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Evolution of Dala Art

I've been gathering the information and sketches, accumulated over the last decade of honing color skills, to share in the newest course, Creating Dala Art. This is a delightful journey down memory lane, back to the time when mixing beautiful color ... or truthfully, any specific color at all ......

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What Would You Like To Know About Dala Art?

 

 

I'm on a roll creating the online Dala Art course, inspired to make it the best course you've ever taken, one that boosts your skills in ways you never thought possible.  I'm stay two steps ahead of those of you who have already begun the course.  I'm putting my reMarkable...

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