First up – I’m not associated with Kielty Inks, nor did I receive any free products from the company (sadly). I’m writing because I chose to. How it Started Last autumn I heard of a new AI brand called Kielty but didn’t pay much attention because stupidly enough I assumed I wouldn’t be able to get the inks in my
The Most Common Mistake Let’s get straight to it: when working with alcohol inks there’s a mistake you’ll only make once: accidentally screwing the wrong top to an ink bottle. It’s not really something you’ll want to do when closing a ketchup bottle, but it’s really not something you’ll want to do with inks! I made that mistake once when
It took me some time, but at a certain point in life I acquired the ability to stop and reflect on how my behaviour affects others, and, more importantly how it affects myself. This is a constant work in progress and I catch myself often enough not paying attention. But it is an ability I enjoy honing – not to
When I noticed that I’m serious about working on canvas and had my first stack ready to be varnished, I figured that before I could give my work a shiny finish, I’d have to somehow sign it. I always put my initials J. P. on little previous works, but that seemed a bit too easy. I also thought of leaving
I recently joined a discussion on Facebook on how acrylic paint should be disposed and whether is it dangerous for the environment (considering micro-plastics). I wasn’t very happy with only bits and pieces of information on whether the paints contain micro-plastics or not – no one really seemed to know the facts. So I started writing to some manufacturers a
The German Blog acrylgiessen.com recently contacted me about writing a tutorial on how to approach alcohol inks as a beginner. I was happy to write an article for them, explaining what alcohol inks (AI) are, what you need to get started and how to approach your first tries with this medium. After several users around Facebook and Instagram asked whether
In 2016 – a year that for me ended on a tragic note health-wise – I started this website as a place solely dedicated to my photography. I spent most of 2017 recovering and coping and this year began further embracing my love for art. I kept taking photos last year and will soon upload some and make new posts.