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QT-West-Bromwich by Harrisons-Forge QT-West-Bromwich :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 4 0 QT-Uxbridge by Harrisons-Forge QT-Uxbridge :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 2 2 QT-Southampton by Harrisons-Forge QT-Southampton :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0 QT-Sheffield by Harrisons-Forge QT-Sheffield :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0 QT-Salford by Harrisons-Forge QT-Salford :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Plymouth by Harrisons-Forge QT-Plymouth :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0 QT-London by Harrisons-Forge QT-London :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 2 2 Qt-Leeds by Harrisons-Forge Qt-Leeds :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0 QT-HighWycombe by Harrisons-Forge QT-HighWycombe :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0 QT-Grays by Harrisons-Forge QT-Grays :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Gateshead by Harrisons-Forge QT-Gateshead :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Derby by Harrisons-Forge QT-Derby :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Croydon by Harrisons-Forge QT-Croydon :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Bristol by Harrisons-Forge QT-Bristol :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 0 0 QT-Bolton by Harrisons-Forge QT-Bolton :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 2 0 QT-Aberdeen by Harrisons-Forge QT-Aberdeen :iconharrisons-forge:Harrisons-Forge 1 0
More information about each artwork in my journal, don't forget to check it out ;)


Feature: We are Charlie... by Isalline
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We are Charlie by Isalline
Je suis Charlie
Islamists assasins can't stop us!
:iconjakeukalane:Jakeukalane 8 6
Harmony Zen by Steven0839
Mature content
Harmony Zen :iconsteven0839:Steven0839 4 1
a la self-portrait by joannamalecka a la self-portrait :iconjoannamalecka:joannamalecka 31 21
The Myth of Talent
The Myth of Talent
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community. 
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can often feel like a backhanded compliment. No skilled artist woke up one day just being able to do what they can do. We were all born completely unable to do just about anything useful. But through daily practise we learned how to use our limbs for motility, our voices for words, an
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liverleaf by MartinAmm liverleaf :iconmartinamm:MartinAmm 2,742 191
Celebrating Women's History: Feminist Art
The "Feminist art movement" began in the early 1960s. Women’s roles were questioned in society and thus were questioned in art in an article by Linda Nochlin called “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” She argued that there were few women artists because they were held back by a system that denied them equal opportunity (academies and guilds). Also in a society in which the home was run and child rearing was done entirely by women, women did not have the opportunity to engage in academia or the arts. Generally, if women were artists, they had to have male family members representing or teaching them. Painting was the only subject a woman could engage in, but nude models were forbidden for female painters, thus never reaching complete potential for academy standards. Italian Baroque painter Artemsia Gentileschi was one of the few female artists who was able to rise
:iconxadrea:Xadrea 17 10
No by Myrret No :iconmyrret:Myrret 271 50 The Rule of Tree by calikal The Rule of Tree :iconcalikal:calikal 32 30
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSS
A Guide to Gallery CSS
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide! :dummy:
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources

Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.

Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right
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The Business of Art
“Business Art is the step that comes after Art.” -Andy Warhol
These days, it takes more than artistic skill for creators to expertly market themselves to turn their talent into careers. Having both the creative expertise and business know-how are two full-time jobs. It’s the business side that artists struggle with – the advertising, marketing and selling of their hard work – that should, if done correctly, launch them towards greater recognition and financial success.
The “starving artist” trope exists for this reason, but in this day and age in which artists are more connected than ever before, we believe creators with talent and gumption finally have the resources to really master the business side and propel themselves to career security if not outright stardom.
Most successful artists have gotten to where they are because they understand that there is more to art than the stroke of a brush, a pencil scratch on paper, or a hand shapi
:iconrenonevada:renonevada 141 43
Sunflower by graphicnovelgirl Sunflower :icongraphicnovelgirl:graphicnovelgirl 20 13 Young Dragon by Z740 Young Dragon :iconz740:Z740 650 38 Allegro by puimun Allegro :iconpuimun:puimun 2,627 94 In Grass by LikaKinsky In Grass :iconlikakinsky:LikaKinsky 244 88 A Patch-work Of Ice And Sky by top-hat-monster94 A Patch-work Of Ice And Sky :icontop-hat-monster94:top-hat-monster94 5 6
Chief Seattle's Speech
What will the Earth be like when my Grandchildren's children walk here?
Here is the original text in full:
Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds. My words are like the stars that never change. Whatever Seattle says, the great chief at Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons. The white chief says that Big Chief at Washington sends us greetings of friendship and goodwill. This is kind of him for we know he has little need of our friendship in return. His people are many. They are like the grass that covers vast prairies. My people are few. They resemble the scattering trees of a storm-swept plain. The great, and I presume -- good, White Chief sends us word that he wishes to buy our land but is willing to allow u
:iconearth-hart:Earth-Hart 6 13


For those of you who have been waiting to see the last of my Question Time postcards, here is the last batch running up to the end of the current series. 

QT-West-Bromwich by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Uxbridge by Harrisons-Forge
QT-Southampton by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Sheffield by Harrisons-Forge
QT-Salford by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Plymouth by Harrisons-Forge
QT-London by Harrisons-ForgeQt-Leeds by Harrisons-Forge
QT-HighWycombe by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Grays by Harrisons-Forge
QT-Gateshead by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Derby by Harrisons-Forge
QT-Croydon by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Bristol by Harrisons-Forge
QT-Bolton by Harrisons-ForgeQT-Aberdeen by Harrisons-Forge
I have thoroughly enjoyed doodling along to the programs when I watch them on a Friday Morning, it not only wakes my brain up, it also acts as a great warm up exercise :D 

While the British Parliament is on its summer recess, Question Time and similar programmes take a break, but when they come back in September, I will be starting the next set of doodles.

On a different note I want to say a big THANK YOU to Kodak. I bought my printer along with my PC in 2012. It has worked brilliantly for the last three years. I recently had a power cut at my home. It was only short lived and the power came back on after only a couple of minutes. Everything seemed ok. I went to bed. When I came down the following morning there was a paper jam message flashing on my printer. When I opened it I discovered three sheets of a deleted print run (must still have been in the memory) which had decided to print in the middle of the night...with the front door closed. I cleared the jam and set up a print run I needed to do......only it didn't print properly...the colours were wrong and there were gaps in the printing. Long story needed a new printhead and after following the online troubleshooting it automatically redirected me to customer services. 

I was delightfully surprised when I got the email back....they were going to send me a new printhead free of charge, even though I was out of warranty :D That was last Friday. The new printhead arrived before 9am yesterday (it had to be dropped off at the barbers underneath us lol) now all I have to do is swap them over and I am good to go. It is a while since I have come across decent service like this in retail and decided it warranted a mention here. Thanks again Kodak for your great Customer Service :D

I must get busy this week...with the start of the summer holidays and a house full of children, it takes us a while to settle into a workable summer routine. As they get older, I get more time...but I also get them wanting to join I can slip work under the radar and call it 'a summer project' lol. It actually works really well. My youngest went out and spent his pocket money on wooden boxes to decorate this week, so we will be starting on those this afternoon and I can slide in a commission I am working on as an example :D... and, yes, I have been called sneaky :D

I also have a small pile  of postcards (around 45) still waiting to be scanned...including some, more colourful doodles. 

As usual if you have a question or have something to say, drop us a note or leave a comment :D
  • Listening to: Infected Mushroom
  • Drinking: Tea Grommit

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Harrisons Forge
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We are a mother and daughter collaborative team who create a variety of work from fine art and photography through to jewellery and other crafts. We work both individually and together depending on the project. We are inspired by our local environment, festival culture, local traditions, mythology and music.


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byzho Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
ansdesign Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! :party:
byzho Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner May 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :boogie:
fashioneyes Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Happy Birthday.:rose:
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
Welanga Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday and I hope you feel better soon. :)
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I am picking up ;)
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