Writer and artist Lorette C. Luzajic has designed a minimalistic yet striking new collage series. Her goal was to focus on composition, utilizing less imagery and concentrate on form. Here are some sample pieces…

P blue and purple composition

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Present at the Light Art Biennial Austria (Biennale für Lichtkunst Austria) was an installation created by Manfred Kielnhofer titled “Glowing Light Ball Bench” . The simply designed bench consists of three light balls and two wooden board perforates that lay over the light balls.

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Architecture buffs rejoice. Frank Lloyd Wright drawings are now available at 1000museums.com which showcases prints from museums across the globe. Here are some samples…

Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar J. Kaufmann House, “Fallingwater”

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Check out artist StunkKid’s time-lapse drawing video and see how he made his creation titled Dead Lips. It is amazing the amount of layers required to finish off this piece.

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Visit StuntKid’s website to see more of his incredible artwork.

The Speed of Life at the Speed of Light

By Lorette C. Luzajic

Where has the year gone? Today is already the tenth of January, the week already a blur. I was hoping “focus” would magically come a little easier for me this year, but I concede already that its unlikely. Focus on what? My poetry? My compositional collages? The wordplay series I just started in late 2011? The course I started in economics? The marketing program? The abstract work I’ve become addicted to? Or the sixty-two short story ideas, or the homage to Jennifer Tilly, or the political commentary? Or the upcoming photography monograph, or the various tributes to human industry and progress, or the promotion of freedom and freedom of expression, or the arts blog?

New collage – Red and turquoise composition by Lorette C. Luzajic


I thought I’d simplify things by making a list of goals for the year. When I reached item 172, I crumpled it up and threw it away.

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The new year is right around the corner. Fireworks, noise makers, champagne and resolutions abound, New Years one of the few occasions where the entire world celebrates together. With the advent of email, Facebook, and Twitter, sending friends a New Years card by snail mail is truly non-existent. That is a sentiment usually written in Christmas and Holiday Cards. Back in the day, mailing off postcards was the tradition. Before stepping into the year 2012, let’s take a look back in time at some of these vintage New Years postcards.

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Self-taught artist JJ Cromer drew Audubon birds and Charlie Brown as a child, but it wasn’t until he married did he pick up a pen to draw passionately and professionally and he hasn’t looked back since. Bursting with color and minute details, Cromer’s work is weave of mediums that create intricate eye-catching illustrations. We had the pleasure of  interviewing Cromer, where he dished about his work and his life. Read on…

Where did you grow up? and where do you currently reside?

I grew up in Tazewell, Virginia. It’s a small town in the southwest corner of the state. My wife and I have been traveling around for school and work, but we’re back in Virginia, not too far from where I grew up. We live on a farm, in the mountains. We’re keeping bees, and we’ve been planting apple trees, Asian pears, pawpaws, blueberries, plums, cherries . . . It’s good to be home!


What influenced you as a child?

Curiosity and stubbornness mostly. And my parents. I had very supportive parents. They both taught science in the public schools, and they valued creativity and independent thinking.

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