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Famous Writers – Art and Design

Famous Writers

ART AND DESIGN

Today I am looking at famous writers who also did drawings and paintings.
I too have made a choice and focused on drawing and painting as my main form of creative expression. But as you can see, we each have the ability to do much more. I also loved writing and acting. Today I’m using those additional creative forms right here on the blog, where I write and perform in my videos.

Make sure you view all of the artwork of these famous writers. Links are at the end. 

artist - Jackie Jacobson

Articles by STEVEN BROWER on JUNE 25, 2012
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Of course, the musician-as-artist is not an uncommon idea. Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Ron Wood, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and even Paul Stanley are all known to paint.

Less well-known is that the world’s literati also are cross-talented—that in addition to writing works that have shaped our culture, many famous writers: poets and authors have practiced visual art as a vital component of their creative output.

Art and design from William S. Burroughs and Charles Bukowski to Henry Miller and Sylvia Plath. These famous writers of the twentieth century made paintings, drawings, and collages. Their creative outpourings enhance our understanding of their authors’ written works, and stand on their own merits as well. Some of the art is whimsical; Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut, for instance, were inveterate doodlers. Other examples—such as the work of famous writers e.e. cummings—is astonishing in its mastery.

Famous Writers - Sylvia Plath - Pen and Ink

Sylvia Plath Tabac Opposite Palais de Justice (pen and ink)

Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) studied art at Smith College. Her interest began as a child, and her attraction to design and fashion is in evidence early on. While at Smith she became quite accomplished in various media, including oil, collage, and pen-and-ink. She created myriad scrapbooks filled with collage and artwork. For a time, she hoped her illustrations would accompany the stories and articles she wrote.

Famous Writers - Hermans Hesse

Hermann Hesse - Illustration

The German novelist and poet Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was also quite an accomplished artist. Indeed, in 1921, an album of his watercolors was issued by a Munich publisher, and the following year he illustrated his own fairy tale, The Metamorphosis of Piktor, in a limited edition. These stand as prescient illustrations of what would come to be known as the Push Pin Studio style more than three decades later. Sadly, the only English edition of this work has been out of print since 1972.

Famous Writers - Henry Miller - Watercolor

A Henry Miller Watercolor

Tropic of Cancer author Henry Miller (1891–1980) painted for most of his life, producing upwards of 2,000 watercolors. He was self-taught, and not just as an artist—Miller attended the City College of New York for only one semester.

Famous Writers - e.e. Cummings

e.e. Cummings - Portrait Marion Moorhouse fashion model and 3rd wife

The poet e.e. cummings (1894–1962) created hundreds of paintings and drawings and wrote about art as well. He fashioned line-art and caricatures for The Dial, an avant-garde literary journal published in Greenwich Village. He would paint in the afternoons and write at night. In 1931, he published a collection of his drawings and paintings, titled CIOPW (for charcoal, ink, oil, pencil, watercolor), and he showed his worked regularly at galleries in New York

LINKS TO …THE COMPLETE ARTICLES

“We were examining the visual art of famous writers. Here is a look at the visual output of 19 literary greats.

Read more: The Visual Art and Design of Famous Writers, Part 1

But as I continued to dig into this subject, I realized that I had shown just the tip of the iceberg. Here, then, are an additional 22 famous writers who also spent time creating art.” ~ STEVEN BROWER 

Read more: The Visual Art and Design of Famous Writers, Part 2 

 

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[VIDEO] Brie Cheese Recipe

Do You Love Brie Cheese?

A Great Recipe from the Creative Cooking Corner

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Brie with Raspberries and Pistachios on Crostini’s

Who doesn’t love Brie Cheese with Raspberries and then you top it off with pistachios on Crostini’s. This recipe was provided by Driskoll’s. Driskoll’s is one of the biggest fruit supplies in the world. I promise once you make this easy Brie with Raspberries, Pistachios on Crostini’s it will become a favorite…..PROMISE! You won’t want to share it with your friends.

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Serving Platter Ideas from the Art Studio

 

Cutting Board - Serving Tray - Cheese

Grapes • Cheese • Wine • Paintings ©Jacobson

Here it is.

The most popular serving tray / cutting board.

My painting “Cheese ‘n Grapes”

Just so happens that Brie Cheese is the star, up close and personal.

What a great way to serve this brie cheese at your next party.

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Glass Cutting Boards
Tempered Glass • Serving Trays • Cutting Boards


Add Color and Personality to Your Counter Tops and Table!

  • Serving Tray – breads, cheese, fruits and appetizers.
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  • Tempered Glass
  • Odor and stain resistant – Hygienic surface
  • Dishwasher Safe
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  • Made in the USA
  • Great Gift Ideas

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  • Small • Cutting Boards • Serving Trays – Size: 8 inch x 11 inch • $50.00
  • Large • Cutting Boards • Serving Trays – Size: 12 inch x 15 inch • $70.00
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[CreativeTips] 5 Minute Chocolate Cake

CHOCOLATE

Five Minute Cake and More…


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How do I keep my energy so high and creative?
I EAT CHOCOLATE !

Heart Health Benefits:
The Aztec King Montezuma believed chocolate to be an aphrodisiac (perhaps explaining its popularity on Valentine’s Day). With its antioxidants, a bit of dark chocolate may even be literally good for your heart.
Dark chocolate is good for your heart:
A small bar of it everyday can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well. Two heart health Benefits of the dark are:

Lower Blood Pressure:
Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.
Lower Cholesterol:
Dark chocolate has also been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.

How to Store
All chocolate should be stored wrapped in a cool, dry place. Dark chocolate can last up to 10 years, but milk and white (because they contain milk solids) keep no longer than 9 months.

How to Prepare
To melt a block of chocolate, chop it with a chef’s knife, place in a heatproof bowl, and set the bowl over a pot with about an inch of simmering water. Stir occasionally; remove the bowl from the pan when just a few small chunks remain (the residual heat will melt it).

How to Choose …
Chocolate should be evenly colored and slightly shiny. A light powdery coating means the chocolate is old or has not been stored properly. Good chocolate should break cleanly, not crumble or splinter. The percentage on chocolate’s packaging tells you how much of it was derived from the cacao bean (in the form of chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder). Generally, the higher the percentage, the more intense the flavor.

Chocolate and Your Pet
Never give your dog or cat this sweet treat—it stimulates the nervous system and the heart. Reactions include agitation, irregular heartbeat, tremors, and seizures.

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Cheese with Grapes – Glass Cutting Board

Color for Your Counter Tops

A New Work of Art – Serving Tray

Cutting Board - Serving Tray - Cheese

Cheese with Grapes - Painting by ©Jacobson

Cheese with Grapes

by artist Jackie Jacobson from the unique Glass Cutting Boards Collection

The old way of hiding your Cutting Boards is over!

These Glass Cutting Boards are too nice to hide away.

The new Glass Cutting Boards are made to become an integral part of your kitchen.

The ” Cheese with Grapes “ glass cutting boards will surely add style to the decor of your kitchen. Leave your cutting board out on your counter top. You now have a work of art in your kitchen.

  • Get ready for entertaining with serving trays that are decorative home decor.
  • Use these glass cutting boards as serving trays or cheese boards or counter protectors.
  • “Cheese with Grapes” Serving Trays – They are more than kitchen decor, they are conversation pieces.

Cutting Boards – Serving Tray –

Small Size : 8″ x 11

Large Size : 12″ x 15″

 

 

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Product Description

Bring home the chic feel of fine art with this Serving Tray.

  • Tempered Glass Cutting Boards
  • Odor and Stain Proof
  • Heat Resistant – the perfect Trivet
  • Multi-purpose & hygienic
  • Non-skid feet keeps boards from slipping
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in the USA

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Inkjet sublimation is the process used to decorate the cutting boards/serving trays. Epson Inkjet printers and sublimation inks print the transfers.Tile Master™ heat press is used to sublimate the glass trays with unique artwork by Jackie Jacobson. The one absolute requirement of this process is that the trays must have a polymer coating on them. When a tray is decorated using the sublimation process the image is transferred into the polymer coating and actually becomes a part of it.

The tempered glass trays are printed in the Jackie Jacobson Studios in the Palm Springs area. Watch this video for a tour of the tile art production.
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  • Shop and have fun at the largest Street Fair in the area?
  • 340 Vendors
  • Arts – Crafts – and much more
  • Free Parking
  • Free Admission

Meet me at the College of the Desert Street Fair. I’m in booth #75, every Saturday and Sunday, October – May.

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