Kickstarter has a new initiative called Drip, a subscription platform to support the creative practice of artists, musicians, authors, designers and theatre and film makers.

In this beginning phase the platform is limited to selected invited artists (in the broad sense of the word artist). Anyone else can become a founding subscribing member of  65 artist’s ‘communities’. When you make a monthly subscription you receive ongoing content that includes process, notes and previews of new work.

You can subscribe for as little as a dollar a month and cancel that subscription at any time. I’ve subscribed to Thomas Negovan’s Century Guild: An exploration of aesthetics and the archaic, 1880-1925. Here is an excerpt of the description of the Century Guild on Drip:

My company Century Guild is primarily a publisher of fine art books on rare artworks from 1880-1925, specifically on the subjects of Art Nouveau, Symbolist Art, and leaning into macabre mysticism…The Century Guild Museum of Art was founded in 1999 and celebrates and illuminates the connections between popular culture and art history…Works from the Century Guild collection have been exhibited at numerous institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, The H.R. Giger Museum, and LACMA.

Subscribing to our DRIP is meant to be “after hours at the museum” and will keep you connected to a steady stream of information on our upcoming and ongoing projects, including a book on cabaret from 1900-1920, the legendary Theatre du Grand-Guignol, and more! I look forward to seeing you inside!

Have a look at Kickstarter’s Drip


Random images somewhat related to this post: Maurice Denis, French Symbolist Painter, late 19th-early 20th century

💧💧💧 Day 974/27

Study for mastery

My work at the moment is a series of ‘studies’—studies of domestic pursuits and paraphernalia, and studies that are experiments with colour and texture and technique.

Wikipedia has a good definition of an artist’s study. A study is a preliminary ‘sketch’ for  a finished piece. Perhaps more importantly a study assists the artist’s journey of discovery, leading to resolution of technique or image in finished pieces. This phase of ‘study’ for me is really a merry manipulation of materials. It’s a great way to entertain myself!

The materials I am using include:

  • oils on canvas and paper/board
  • knitted and felted fabrics
  • digital textures, patterns, brushes and blends
  • found objects
  • endless combinations of the above!