Meditation for Artists

Janice K. Johnson

I used to think meditating meant sitting up straight and still for a certain number of minutes every single day, focusing on my breath and trying to clear my mind of thoughts and feel calm. When I believed this, I did not meditate. My photo from a recent vacation spot […]

All About Body of Air by Piero Manzoni

Janice K. Johnson

Title of Artwork: “Body of Air” Artwork by Piero Manzoni Year Created 1959 Summary of Body of Air “Corpo d’aria” (which translates as “Body of Air” or “Corpi d’aria”). It consists of a tripod stand, deflated balloon, mouthpiece, and box, all of which were produced between October 1959 and March […]

Gurney Journey: An Improvisational Approach

Janice K. Johnson

This weblog by Dinotopia creator James Gurney is for illustrators, plein-air painters, sketchers, comic artists, animators, art students, and writers. You’ll find practical studio tips, insights into the making of the Dinotopia books, and first-hand reports from art schools and museums. Contact You can write me at: James Gurney PO […]