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Review – EcoArt from ThePackagingSite

my new ecoart from thepackagingsite

When I was asked to review a piece of EcoArt from ThePackagingSite I thought to myself… oh cool, I can get another canvas… but I was wrong. An EcoArt might look like a canvas when you first see it from a distance but it is not… it is so much more.

So what is an EcoArt?

EcoArt products use environmentally friendly solutions; from the materials they used, the manufacturing processes down to the delivery of the final product.

The entire range of corrugated products is made using papers from either a recycled or sustainable source. Furthermore, all the products are manufactured in the UK, reducing the environmental impact of importing goods from around the world.

This is why throughout the entire EcoArt collection you will see the following symbols:

EcoArt from ThePackagingSite

My EcoArt arrived securely packed in a large cardboard box. Inside, it was neatly wrapped in bubble wrap. The product reached me in perfect condition and I don’t see how it could get “broken” when using a substantial packaging method like this.

First thing which struck me after opening the box was a lack of smell. The canvas I had the pleasure to review before had an overwhelming paint smell once you finally got to it; EcoArt is fragrant free, which is a big plus as not everyone likes or even can stand a strong smell of paint.

Secondly it was unbelievable light. I could literally lift it with my one finger. At first I didn’t understand how this is possible… then I noticed the lack of a wooden frame. How cool is that? The whole product is made of paper! Again the fact that it is so lightweight is a huge plus. Imagine yourself getting a lovely family portrait for your Granny and she is not able to move it; with EcoArt this situation will not be a problem at all. I would say it is children and elderly friendly… at least when we talk about its weight.

And finally the quality… it is perfect:

EcoArt from  ThePackagingSite

Nice sharp colours, just like the original picture.

EcoArt

Lovely crisp white and perfectly finished back.

EcoArt from ThePackagingSite .

And perfect corners.

The cardboard frame has 4 openings in the back… this is where your picture hooks will go. With some pictures this might not be needed but I am sure we have all seen pictures which can or could be hung in different ways… EcoArt thought about this so you can just remove it from the wall, flip it or turn it and pop it back up… it really couldn’t be easier.

When ordering your EcoArt you have two options. You can pick one of the lovely pictures which they feature on their site; there is a selection of abstracts, animals, cityscapes, flowers, landscape and seascapes… or you can design your own EcoArt by creating it from one of your own pictures. Personalised EcoArt can be created as a square, rectangle or a panel frame, where you would split your photo into a few frames, which together will create the whole picture.

The prices start from £14.16 for a rectangle EcoArt with measurements of 30cmx20cm. Having in mind how environmental friendly this product is, I think that this is a great price.

EcoArt from ThePackagingSite ..

So, what do you think?

Would you buy this environmental friendly EcoArt to decorate your walls?

If you are planning on getting one, you can use discount code: ECOTWENTY. This will take 20% off the price but it only applies to personalised canvases.

* Product was provided free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own .

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Alphabet Project | A is for Art

art

the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power

Drawing by Miss Z. Age 7

Drawing by Miss Z. age 7

Alphabet Project is hosted by PODcast

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Doggie Language 1o1

funny-dog-body-languageAs seen on The Meta Picture

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New family addition – Whiskers the Doodles Cat

Last year I introduced you to the lovely doodle family – you had the chance to meet Adam, the Doodle Man and his best friend Rover, the Doodle Dog.

Today I am pleased to announce that the family just became bigger. There is a new addition – cue fanfare – please welcome Whiskers the Doodles Cat.

Whiskers the Doodles Cat

Whiskers the Doodles Cat

Same as Adam and Rover, Whiskers will arrive in a lovely box with a general introduction to his skill set drawn on the side of the packaging.

Whiskers the Doodles Cat is made in the same way as Adam and Rover:

  • Handmade from stainless steel wire with aluminium rivets
  • Bendable into many positions
  • Lightweight

Whiskers is a wonderful addition to The Doodle family. I can already imagine the hours of play fun you could have with these three.

Discovering the nature

Discovering nature

Picnic time!... but where is all the food?

Picnic time!… but where is all the food?

Making New Friends

Making New Friends

Look what I found! A perfect scratching post.

Look what I found! The perfect scratching post.

This smells very nice ...

This smells very nice …

If you would like to have your own Adam and Rover’s “Puuuurfect” friend Whiskers the Doodles Cat please visit homeArama where you can purchase the whole doodles family.

Best Friends - Rover and Whiskers

Best Friends – Rover and Whiskers

So, what do you think?

Do you like the new addition?

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Newfoundland gloop art – act 7

newfoundland gloop art  act 7

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April 3, 2014 · 12:00 pm

Newfoundland gloop art – act 6

Gloop Art 6

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February 27, 2014 · 1:53 pm

Fractal Art by George Thomson

Fractal Art by George

Guest post by George

The images you see here are most likely unfamiliar to you, maybe a bit of a mystery, but kind of intriguing, right?  Well, let me introduce you to fractal art.

I’m George, a 23 year old student and I make these fractals in my spare time.  I love it.  But I’ve never shared my art with the world before – I am only doing so now to try and fund a trip to visit my girlfriend who is currently taking a year abroad, studying in Japan.  Her name is Paulina, hence the name of one of the pieces: ‘Paulina’s glass’.

‘Paulina’s glass’

‘Paulina’s glass’

These beautiful pieces of art are what’s known as fractal art; a complex mix of geometry, algorithms and millions of calculations produce these awesome images. I find fractals absolutely fascinating – for me, they are a representation of the beauty and wonders of the world and the universe.  How can mathematics translate into something so beautiful?  I love just staring at them and letting my thoughts wonder, I find them very peaceful and also stimulating at the same time.  What I find fascinating about them is that with the same process I can create something that looks like a galaxy or a nebula, but also something that looks like what you might see under a microscope.

These images take such a long time to create you wouldn’t believe it. Once I have programmed all the algorithms and patterns I want, the computer starts performing billions of calculations to ‘render’ the image.  This process can take over 72 hours just for one image.  It really feels like it is recreating a small representation of the universe.  Once my poor laptop finishes its hard work, each image is larger than 300-400 mega-bytes, that’s right I said MEGA-BYTES!  This is why they are so perfect for printing on large canvases or posters: the quality and resolution is simply unreal.  The images you see here are of extremely reduced quality unfortunately (otherwise they would take forever to load).

If you like my art and you would like to support me, please visit my crowdfunding page on kickstarter, where you can buy downloads of the ultra high resolution fractals (which make stunning screensavers!), prints of them on posters, canvas prints and more.

Thanks!

George

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Newfoundland gloop art – act 5

Gloop art 5

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January 7, 2014 · 6:06 pm

One man and his dog – The Doodle Family

Art is all around us, some of us are good at it, some of us are not… such is life. The doodle family – Adam the Doodle Man and Rover the Doodle Dog – is the perfect companion for anyone who loves both pretty and useful things, for anyone wanting a visual cue, to facilitate them in being able to put that human or animal form down on paper. Time to meet The Doodle Family…

Adam the Doodle Man

Adam the Doodle Man

Adam’s Best Friend Rover the Doodle Dog

Adam’s Best Friend Rover the Doodle Dog

I am not so good with drawing though I am always seeking a model to practise with. I need a model who will do what I need him to do without asking too many questions, getting tired, needing a break and so on… Adam is perfect! He will stand, sit or strike a pose and what’s more, keep that pose for as long as I need him too. Same with Rover… no questions asked. Put this couple into the pose you need and then take your time… with these two as your models there is no rush, you can take all the time in the world to make your drawing perfect.

Play time

Play time

And when you finished with bending their joints and twisting their limbs you can place them somewhere nearby, such as sitting on a book shelf so they can watch over you… they are such a pleasure to look at.

The Doodle Family, both Adam and Rover are:

  • Handmade of stainless steel wire with aluminium rivets
  • Bendable into many positions
  • Lightweight

They come packed in a lovely box, into which they are securely attached to prevent any movement in transit.

Unpacking my new friend

Unpacking my new friend

On the back of their box are a few pictures giving you a general idea about what both Adam and Rover can do.

General skills ...

General skills …

Despite the fact that they are both made of wire, they are smooth to the touch… cool, but smooth… so there is no danger of getting scratched while handling them. They are really, really well made. I was expecting a nice product but I didn’t think it will be so nice and so faultless. The rivets are perfect, they all bend easily; while at the same time they will stay in the desired position until changed.

So what they are good for, you might ask…

Well…

First of all they will be perfect as an art prop, helping you, your kids or friends to perfect their drawing skills.

Secondly, they will both make a perfect home decoration for anyone loving quirky things or anyone into modern design, where pure form and unusual decor pieces are of an essence. As ornaments go these two make ideal candidates, as when you’re bored of them you can just change their location and position, have them looking out the window one day and the next reclining on your PC.

Checking out the view

Checking out the view

Chilling out on top of my PC monitor

Chilling out on top of my PC monitor

Third, I think they just look really cute; I cannot even begin to imagine why someone might not want one of them.

If you like them they can be ordered from HomeArama. Both Adam and Rover are priced at £24.95 each. It might seems a lot, but you are getting what you paid for – handmade companion which will look good for years to come and don’t forget will do as he is told 🙂

So what do you think about the Doodle Family so far?

I heard the rumours that there will be a new addition joining Adam and Rover very soon…

Cookie time? Oh, Let it be a cookie time...

Cookie time? Oh, Let it be a cookie time…

You ate all the cookies! Bad Rover, bad boy!

You ate all the cookies! Bad Rover, bad boy!

Let's just relax a bit...

Let’s just relax a bit…

Hello humans, we are here... come and get us...

Hello humans, we are here… come and get us…

.

I received Adam and Rover free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.

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Newfoundland gloop art – act 4

bloody pigeons... I'm telling you...

bloody pigeons… I’m telling you…

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December 10, 2013 · 11:15 am