Marja-Leena Rathje
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another batik

STRATA - batik on cotton, 100 x 147 cm. (39" x 58"), 1981 In the previous post about batiks and in the conversation with commenters, I recalled a commissioned batik hanging I'd done. Marly's question about it inspired me... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/05/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works

 

batiks

Needing a break from all the 'spring projects' and while waiting for the fumes of varnish to dissipate, I felt the call of my studio. Impulsively I delved into the bottom drawer of my old wooden flat files where... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/05/2012 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works, Other artists

 

portrait studies



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Marja-Leena | 09/05/2012 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works, Drawings

 

more drawings

I am continuing to go through some rolls of old life drawings and document a few of them. The one on the top here was rolled next to the first drawing I showed yesterday and seems to be of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/04/2012 | 10 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works, Drawings

 

studio update

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have been reorganizing and cleaning my small home studio to make room for a very large set of used flat files which I'd finally found after years of searching. What a... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/04/2012 | 15 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works, Drawings, Other artists

 

on art theft

The Globe and Mail has a fascinating and informative article on international art crimes that are happening even in Canada, and how one Canadian lawyer is working to educate collectors and police on how to deal with it. Thanks to... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/01/2007 | be the first to comment
themes: Care of Art Works

 

sun fading of art works

Most people are probably aware of the power of sunlight in fading the colours of carpets, upholstery and drapes. I wonder how many realize the sun's effect on the art work on the walls. Now we can see for... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/04/2006 | 7 comments
themes: Care of Art Works

 

Connecting with D'Amico #4


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Silent Messengers: Connecting with D'Amico #4
archival inkjet on paper and clear mylar layer
53.3 x 41.5 cm.

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Marja-Leena | 13/01/2006 | 2 comments
themes: Care of Art Works, Printworks, Silent Messengers

 

Copyright Infringement

Anna L. Conti, a San Francisco artist and art blogger, has had one of her works copied and then put up for sale on eBay by a fraud artist. This is an infringement of copyright, like having your work... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/06/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Being an Artist, Care of Art Works

 

the care of art

Art Addict writes an interesting blog about collecting art and has posted several useful articles on the handling, cleaning and displaying of artworks, and a recommended book on the subject. Kerry at Art Myth writes about the proper care... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 06/05/2004 | be the first to comment
themes: Care of Art Works