NFT News | NFT Playground Amsterdam

Janice K. Johnson

NFT Playground Amsterdam opens to onboard Web3 enthusiasts NFT Playground Amsterdam is in the heart of Amsterdam, located at the corner of Vijzelgracht and Weteringcircuit, where a team of crypto revolutionists transformed 200 m2 of open space into an immersive workplace for crypto enthusiasts wanting to get involved in the […]

Arthur Rackham and the Evolution of Santa Claus

Janice K. Johnson

Share: by Cynthia Close The ornate, magical, curvilinear pen and ink drawings of English book illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) animated many literary classics like the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Gulliver’s Travels, Aesop’s Fables, Rip Van Winkle, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His illustrated books were often elaborately bound and published, and […]

On The Spot: Linda Albertini

Janice K. Johnson

Dreamy and soft, the art of Linda Albertini (aka Country Road Atelier) is beaming with homely warmth and a welcoming glow. To make her drawings extra mushy, this Swiss-based illustrator reaches for some Czech fairy tale magic and adds a reviving touch of Finnish nature. It’s easy – they all […]

New School Strike Ends With Victory for Adjuncts

Janice K. Johnson

After three weeks on the picket line, part-time faculty at the New School reached a tentative agreement with administration on Saturday, December 10. The university compromised on compensation, healthcare, and job security, and the union’s bargaining committee unanimously approved the new five-year contract. The remaining UAW Local 7902 union members […]

Royal Watercolour Society Open 2023

Janice K. Johnson

The DEADLINE for entries is Monday 9th January. The RWS chooses to invite open entries for an exhibition at the Bankside Gallery via a separate open competition rather than in an annual exhibition dominated by artwork by members. Instead they have a Spring and Autumn Exhibition by members and a seperate […]

The Twelve Pages of Christmas

Janice K. Johnson

The holiday season is here and it’s a good time to find a Christmas-themed project to work on. I’ve got one for you, and I’m calling it The Twelve Pages of Christmas. I often save tags from Christmas presents, pieces of pretty wrapping paper, or greeting cards. I’ve got a […]

Journal of the Plague Years

Janice K. Johnson

In March, 2020, I sent out a letter to clients and colleagues instead of posting my usual monthly blog.  Covid was beginning to make itself felt on a serious scale.  The country was entering uncharted territory, at least for non-centenarians.  In my letter, I included an image of Emmanuel Leutze’s […]