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Journal Entry: Thu Sep 5, 2013, 6:31 AM




Thought it was about time I said 'Hi' in the Journal and stopped being so antisocial.... seems like I have less and less time nowadays and so this seems the best way to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has been following my work both here and elsewhere.  It has been a very busy year for both artwork and homelife and I am getting used to juggling the two and dividing my time up better - there is less time however for sharing commenting and replying to people here but I WILL, I always do!  
I'm also very pleased to be opening a 2 man exhibition in London tomorrow night - the 6th September where I will be showing some artwork I have shared here on DA and some new works.... there will be new prints and postcard packs available and the work includes the fantastic paintings of Rowan Newton as well as myself and even includes a digitally assembled giclee print especially for the gallery (I know.... me and photoshop.... who'd have thought it)

So if you can ... please make a little trip to see the work at the Ben Oakley Gallery - it is situated inside greenwich market, South London, it's a lovely space and I know you'll get a great welcome there.

Big love to all 

CX




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  • Listening to: MARDY
  • Reading: is near Mortimer, Arborfield and Twyford
  • Watching: paint dry
  • Playing: with crystals and tea
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: coffee

Good to be back on DA

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 1, 2012, 11:16 AM




Had a long break from DA or at least it feels that way - a lot of exciting projects and things have been happening this year and it has kept me away from sharing the work and getting interactive here on the site - In some ways I think that has impacted on the work - there is a wonderful energy here and making time to read back and talk about work has many rewards in terms of energy and creativity.

So back to share some new work and get ready for a good amount of time in the studio!  In recent weeks I have been working with the Photographer Rankin on an amazing commission for Hunger magazine which I am hoping to share soon... Mag comes out in may ... HUNGER ... get it

In Spring by Carnegriff

Then there is the commission for luxury goods retailer JOYCE who have produced a wonderful set of easter eggs using the image 'In Spring' you can see more about them here glassmagazine.co.uk/forum/arti… it was a lot of fun working with the team from JOYCE and something really different for me!

1 for Sorrow by Carnegriff

I have work in an exhibition which opens this Thursday at the Smokehouse Gallery as part of Timeout's first Thursdays - I will be showing the piece one for sorrow - if you would like to come along - full details are available here!! www.firstthursdays.co.uk/galle…

Seed of Life - Twinne T-shirt by Carne Griffiths by Carnegriff

Next up is a T-Shirt project I have been working on with Twinne - I have to say their shirts are looking awesome - check out the full range and sign up to see when they are coming out - I am over the moon to have them produce one of my pieces in this way - can't wait to see them for real.. register here to be told when they launch! twinne.com/

Another Place by Carnegriff

Next I want to pay homage to a photographer on DA who has inspired and influenced many of the images I create, Lisa Stefaniak.  There is something about her take on the 365 project that I find inspiring and has that spark that only the most talented of photographers can capture. A deeply personal series of work over the period of 1 year which demonstrates commitment and vision and i discovered her work during a year when my own output was of paramount importance! here-s a link to her Blog lisastefaniak.com/ - many of you will already know her work on DA if you don't check it out NOW!! amantsdeminuit.deviantart.com/

Now LETS GET DRAWING!!



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  • Listening to: The sounds of Spring
  • Reading: complete guide to heraldry
  • Watching: A large framed piece of One for Sorrow!
  • Playing: around
  • Eating: everything
  • Drinking: spitfire

Eden Drawing Event -Broadcasting Live Today

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 1, 2012, 1:20 AM




Hello fellow DA artists - please come and join me for an afternoon of drawing at the Stone Space - I will be broadcasting live via my website at www.carnegriffiths.com or via the gallery page www.thestonespace.com from 2pm gmt / 0900 est / 1000 edt

I would love you to join me for an afternoon of drawing and let me know what you think!

Thanks for all the support here on DA - you are the best!

Carne Griffiths



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  • Listening to: radiohead
  • Reading: cabinet of curiosities
  • Watching: the drawing unfold

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 1, 2012, 2:20 PM




Just a quick note to say - Wishing a healthy wealthy creative mysterious explosive successful NEW YEAR to all you beautiful people on DA.

Back soon with some more ART - until then keep creative C, and enjoy a nice cup of tea!!!

Carne



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  • Listening to: radiohead
  • Reading: cabinet of curiosities
  • Watching: big bang theory in bg

Solo Show @ Gallery 90 - Thanks for the DA support

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 14, 2011, 10:47 AM




Been a crazy few weeks - stressing over the selection of works for ' J O U R N E Y '- organising prints and deciding just a few weeks before the show to change the scale of my work to 5 foot drawings.  It has been a brilliant experience both over the last year and particularly the last month and I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to share my work with so many people both online and through Art Fairs, Galleries, pop up exhibitions, art trails and even shows in friends houses.

So to .. the private view - if you can make it along it is at Gallery 90 - 90 Mountgrove road, Finsbury Park London, N5 2LT (united kingdom)
I will be offering the images below as prints on the evening - Another Place is discounted to £120.00 (normally £150)
Strength has been printed by publishers Harwood King and is a giclee print with screen printed varnish layers finished off with gold leaf detailing.  They always do a stunning job and have published works by a large list of famous artists so I am priviledged to be working with them on this work

Another Place by Carnegriff Strength by Carnegriff

For those of you who can't make the show, I'm looking forward to sharing a collection of the images involved on DA and some pics of the exhibition,

Thanks for all the support over the last year - the comments and advice received have been a driving force for the work and I wouldn't be at this stage without the encouragement fav's and wonderful (sometimes not so wonderful ;) comments  -  DA is a great creative community, with a lot of raw energy and I am proud to be a part of it.

See you on Friday?

Cx

more info on my blog www.carnegriffiths.com or fb page www.facebook.com/pages/Carne-G…



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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: radiohead
  • Reading: cabinet of curiosities
  • Watching: big bang theory in bg

Useless painting fact of the day

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 4:01 PM




Experimenting in the studio....

If you boil red cabbage you get a nice reddish purple to paint with... if you then add lemon juice it goes crazily bright pink... if you add amonia it goes turquoise... for a while and then goes back to reddish purple.

It now smells of cabbage in the studio



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  • Listening to: Fizzymilk
  • Reading: victorian symbolism
  • Watching: graveyards and cemeteries
  • Drinking: tea

Thanks watchers.. here's a vid of me at work...

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 7, 2011, 3:27 PM




Okay - So I said to a number of you that I wasn't going to do this.. but an exhibition curator Jewel Goodby - asked if I would make a short video to accompany an exhibition at London's Hospital club so I thought ... hey if I am going to do it for the world through youtube - I best share it with my DA friends,

So a big thank you to my watchers

You can catch the vid here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzlIXl…
And it's a snippet of work on this piece

devoured by Carnegriff

Oh and before you ask.. :) the muzik is by a studio band that I am in called fizzymilk (people always ask about the music! - there are 2 tracks on there one called wadodem - one called marscapes

Fizzymilk are Maurice O'Hara, Steven Howard and Carne Griffiths



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  • Listening to: Fizzymilk
  • Reading: victorian symbolism
  • Watching: graveyards and cemeteries
  • Drinking: tea

Send in your artwork to DRAWING CROWDS

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 19, 2011, 2:39 PM




Been working like a dog... lots of admin and things being done behind the scenes has meant not much time for drawing, but there have been some exciting new developments in the meantime.

Firstly, I have been involved in the setup of a local gallery called The Stone Space - www.thestonespace.com - This is a community led project space which aims to showcase artists work from all over, and give a chance for people to express themselves in a variety of media -

Our first show will open on the 1st October with a curated range of works based on the theme Wrapped - Will share some images of the show when it happens.

Secondly is a new exhibition called DRAWING CROWDS. www.drawingcrowds.co.uk

Send in your images here!! drawingcrowds.wordpress.com/en…


Drawing Crowds is an exhibition which focuses on exploratory drawing.  We are calling for submissions from artists from any background and from any country to produce work on the theme of 'Journey' the theme is open to interpretation as you see fit but the main focus of your work should be exploration and discovery through some method of drawing.

You can have a look at the entries so far at the gallery page here! drawingcrowds.wordpress.com/ga…

Would be amazing to have some DA artists involved

Cheers



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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: radiohead
  • Reading: bio's
  • Watching: flowers wilt
  • Eating: tortilla chips - cool original
  • Drinking: kronenburg

New - Series of work uploaded

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 26, 2011, 9:14 AM




Hi there to everyone - had a super busy day preparing work for tomorrow's preview and finishing a new piece of work called somewhere else... have a look at the image below -  or check out my blog at www.carnegriffiths.com for images of the series together

I'd love to know my watcher's thoughts on the new series as it is a departure from the portrait work but something I am intensely passionate about. Thanks for all your support I hope to have some new pieces on DA soon but I think I have outdone myself with today's updates and now am ready to enjoy my Friday!

Have a great weekend and to those who have one - Have an awesome Bank Holiday Weekend!!!

See you on the other side

Carne



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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: radiohead
  • Reading: bio's
  • Watching: flowers wilt
  • Eating: tortilla chips - cool original
  • Drinking: kronenburg

Uprooted - Another Place

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 19, 2011, 1:30 AM




Uprooted by Carnegriff

Sometimes things just work out... yesterday I returned to the studio after picking up some frames from a friend's studio in Hackney - the weather was looking ominous but fortunately I got back to Norlington road in Leytonstone before it broke... I returned to complete a drawing which I was considering scrapping but I lifted it onto the table and began to add some inked lines.. it felt therapeutic to draw over this piece.. as I was unhappy with the work I had lost that precious feeling and although the intention was not to destroy the piece there was an abandonment to the line I was drawing.. after a short while I found myself in a slightly euphoric state - I turned up the bg music and time passed, the pen darted all over the page and I imagined that there was something outside of my control influencing each darting move... I took the tops off four of my pens and placed them in my left hand, quickly changing between blue and brown ink ... I became so concerned with just drawing that I forgot about the portrait that lay under these marks and just kept drawing - strange shapes emerged from this process - organic marks pieces of twisted fabric - tendrils - pieces of insects - pieces of bark and twig - alien forms ... things that were not familiar to me nor were they common symbols that appeared when I attempted any kind of automatic drawing - the feeling of euphoria increaseed until I became acutely aware of how absorbed I was in the process and then I tumbled out of that state of mind so quickly that I suddenly became aware of the picture as a whole...

Normally I find it hard to return to a drawing - the process usually means that I complete a piece of work in one session - rarely is a piece successful when I come back to it.. but I think this time I learnt something about abandoning concern for a finished image and just enjoying the act of drawing.

I still ponder about what outside influences affect the way I draw.. lunar phases... changes in weather.. lack of sleep or amount of coffee!! but one thing is certain - whilst creating this piece I was in that 'zone' whereby everything flowed without any effort at all... and I wish I could return there today

I hope you enjoy the end result, and hopefully this waffling paragraph gives a little insight into how I produce my work -

Thanks

Carne



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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: SIlence
  • Watching: plants
  • Drinking: Tea

Another day another coffee ...

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 6, 2011, 1:39 AM




Had to write a new journal page showcasing this wonderful skin! Currently working on a new series of work called the violence of flowers... there are a few thumbs below!! Will be posting details only of this work until the series is complete as I'd like all the work to be viewed together as a whole.  I have included the video link above for the work that started this series which was initially concerned with pollination.  However at the moment the focus is purely on the plants and flowers but may well develop in that direction.

Lots going on with work as i busy myself in the studio - 2 of my pieces are heading off to Urban in Ibiza urbaninibiza.com/2010/ which opens on the 8th of August, unsurprisingly in Ibiza! It is a group show featuring fantastic work from K-Guy, Dan Baldwin, Jamie Reid, Fin Dac, Ben Allen, Shoe, George Morton Clark, Liliwenn; an exceptional female talent, David Walker, Schoony, Static, Busk One, Agent Provocateur and Don!  If you just happen to be in Ibiza at the time - check it out!

I have 2 new pieces heading over to Art Republic's gallery in soho next week, the pieces will feature in the ex Tom Tom gallery close to tottenham court road tube - Work will be hanging on the wall from the 9th August



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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: kettle
  • Reading: about kew gardens
  • Watching: plants
  • Eating: cereal
  • Drinking: coffee

Stealing artwork!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 5, 2011, 12:28 AM
I tried to track down the poster of the file...
but it seems it has reached far too many sites for me to do anything about it..  look here!! www.google.com/#q=%22carne+gri…

giving up now - thanks to all on here for your help and advice

Dejected

C

  • Listening to: stuart goddard interviewed on 6
  • Reading: about floral forms
  • Watching: plants
  • Eating: cheese
  • Drinking: earl grey

What?

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 4, 2011, 7:34 AM
Don't know how I feel about this - I am trying to make a living as an artist - so what about when someone decides to download a collectioon of my images and distribute them on warez sites file sharing sites etc... I don't suppose I can stop it and I don'y suppose I can spend time getting upset about it - but it takes my work out of the arena of an artist and puts my work alongside pirated films software amd screensavers...

here's a link to some of the files - if anyone knows how I can get rid of these links - PLEASE let me know

www.vnarchive.net/graphics/761…

www.vnarchive.net/graphics/76193-artist-carne-griffiths.html

hottopfile.com/67357-artist-carne-griffiths.html

fed up today...

  • Listening to: stuart goddard interviewed on 6
  • Reading: about floral forms
  • Watching: plants
  • Eating: cheese
  • Drinking: earl grey

Trail Drawing!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 19, 2011, 12:01 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1R8jD…

This is a video of what I've been working on whilst hiding!

Cx

my website www.carnegriffiths.com

  • Reading: about bees..(nature's healer)
  • Watching: freshly stretched bockingford mm
  • Eating: mother hubbard!
  • Drinking: Coffeeeee
If you are in London this weekend why not stop by and see the SORTED exhibition in Brick Lane's East Gallery - see www.sortedlondon.com for more details

Gallery open 10:30am till 8:30pm

I'll be there invigilating today till 3:30 and may stop by tomorrow too - I have 7 new pieces of work op show, small and large prints for sale and freebies to give away too!

Hope to see you there - I will also be down there customising a pair of DM's for this weeks Old Boots New Laces Show opening on the 17th June ;)

Big Love

Carne

Work now on Exhibition in Brick Lane

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 11, 2011, 12:43 AM
If you are in London this weekend why not stop by and see the SORTED exhibition in Brick Lane's East Gallery - see www.sortedlondon.com for more details

Gallery open 10:30am till 8:30pm

I'll be there invigilating today till 3:30 and may stop by tomorrow too - I have 7 new pieces of work op show, small and large prints for sale and freebies to give away too!

Hope to see you there - I will also be down there customising a pair of DM's for this weeks Old Boots New Laces Show opening on the 17th June ;)

Big Love

Carne

  • Reading: about bees..(nature's healer)
  • Watching: freshly stretched bockingford mm
  • Eating: mother hubbard!
  • Drinking: Coffeeeee

SORTED LONDON June 9-15th

Journal Entry: Sun May 29, 2011, 2:12 AM
Looking forward to our group show with 9 other artists coming up on the 9th of June at the East Gallery at Brick Lane London.  Let me know if you are in the area - the show runs until the 15th of June for those who can't make the Private View but there will be beverages for those who can - PV starts at 6pm - 9:30pm - SORTED
More details of the show here www.sortedlondon.com or at my blog www.carnegriffiths.com

I'll be showing the following artworks and more besides including postcard packs and small and large prints.

Metamorphosis by Carnegriff Coma by Carnegriff
Sunlight by Carnegriff poppy by Carnegriff

And I'm hoping to install the flower of life lightbox too!

Flower of life animated by Carnegriff

I really hope to see some of you there if you can make it... but if you can't I have 2 more shows coming up later in June and July maybe I'll catch you there..

I'm off to make some more artwork and get heavy with the coffee... have a chilled Sunday DA people.

Cx

  • Reading: about bees..(nature's healer)
  • Watching: freshly stretched bockingford mm
  • Eating: mother hubbard!
  • Drinking: Coffeeeee

Facebook Page

Journal Entry: Fri May 20, 2011, 10:22 AM
Just a quick post to say that I've put some of my pics up on a new facebook page - www.facebook.com/pages/Carne-G… see you on the dark side ;)

You can also follow my work on the blog if you wish - that gives details of upcoming shows / fairs and exhibitions.

Oh and most importantly - Thanks for all the comments on metamorphosis Metamorphosis by Carnegriff - really kind of you


Carne

  • Listening to: solid steel radio
  • Watching: Blank Paper
  • Eating: humus
  • Drinking: Special edition black tea with rose.. mmm

Thank You

Journal Entry: Thu May 12, 2011, 4:52 AM
Flower of life animated by Carnegriff

Last few days have been busy organsising work for tonights show over at 65 Hanbury Street just off brick lane (come along if you can!) I will be showing my large lightbox piece which I finally managed to get built :)



anyway.... I wanted to say an enormous thank you to all of those of you who voted for my work on Saatchi - and even to those who just went and took a look! - It's all about getting people to see the work but I am still very pleased with the result managing to come 14th out of 5000 or so entries.

I will be posting some more work soon and have a few shows coming up in may and June which those of you who are local (I'm based in east London) are welcome to come to.

Have a great day ... I'm in the studio and just about to embark on

1. Large Coffee
2. Large Tea
3. Large painting ;)

Peace

Carne

  • Listening to: solid steel radio
  • Watching: Blank Paper
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: coffee / teas
So whats going on here.. well first of all I'm here to say thanks for those of you who have already voted for my work online in various online competitions and guess what - I'm asking again - so here's a little history as to why.

I entered a piece of artwork called Strength into the saatchi showdown.

Strength by Carnegriff

Thanks to all the online voters on the Saatchi site - i reached the top 300 out of 5800 artworks - which I am thrilled at..

Then the rounds get judged by Saatchi's own voting jurors to reach a final 30 and hey - I managed to get through to here too..

So now the final 30 go to the public vote.....

SO THIS IS WHERE I NEED YOUR DA HELP!!!!

Please vote here www.saatchionline.com/showdown… you have to sign up with an email address to ensure the vote's are genuine - or those of you with facebook accounts can log in with that.. then leave a comment on this post to let me know you have voted.

I will be giving an artists proof of my print discovery www.etsy.com/listing/68420488/…

The Discovery by Carnegriff

to a Deviant drawn at random from the comments posted below - please also feel free to share the voting link www.saatchionline.com/showdown… ... best wishes and thank you for all your support here on DA

Carne

ps you can also follow my blog over at www.carnegriffiths.com

Also here is a little bit about me in an interview featured by Twisted Misfits -  thanks to them for the feature on my work twisted-misfits.deviantart.com…

Comfort by Carnegriff The Vine by Carnegriff parassita by Carnegriff Thorn by Carnegriff