Anti-Valentine’s mix Part 2

Love can suck…

1. Slim Whitman – Indian Love Call
2. Joni Mitchell – All I Want
3. José Gonzáles – Heartbeats
4. Little Dragon – Thunder Love
5. The Cure – Love Song
6. The Maccabees – First Love
7. Eisley – Ten Cent Blues
8. Kings of Convenience – Love is no big truth
9. Feist – The Limit to you Love
10. Beyoncé – I Care
11. Crystal Castles – Not in Love
12. Bright Eyes – Take it easy (Love nothing)
13. Rilo Kiley – Teenage Love Song
14. Arcade Fire – Crown of Love
15. Amy Winehouse – Wake up alone
16. Mad Caddies – Drinking for 11
17. Gotye featuring Kimbre – Somebody that I used to know
18. Villagers – Set the Tigers Free
19. Noisettes – Sometimes

Anti-Valentine’s mix Part 1

February 14th for some people marks Valentine’s day.  I believe this day is over-commercialised and puts lovers under pressure to buy less thoughtful generic gifts such as chocolates, roses and flowers.  It also can be a reminder for single people that they are without a lover on this day.  If you love someone, show them you love them every day!

I have created two music mixes which stick two fingers up at this event.  They include songs about love, longing, heartbreak, loss and the difficulties of falling in and out of love.  I am usually quite a soppy person at heart but I feel that there is enough soppyness about today.  So this set of mixes may provide an antidote.  The first one is titled Heartache.  Here we go…

1. LCD – I Can Change
2. Guillemots – Made up love song no.43
3. The Bird & the Bee – Again & Again
4. Little Dragon – Summertearz
5. Beyoncé – I Miss You
6. Janis Joplin – Piece of my heart
7. The Black Keys – Tighten up
8. Kurt Vile – Heart Attack
9. Camera Obscura – Before you cry
10. The Magnetic Fields – Epitaph for my heart
11. Regina Spektor – Samson
12. Bon Iver – Fume
13. The Maccabees – Forever I’ve Known
14. James Blake – The Willhelm Scream
15. The xx – Heart skipped a beat
16. The Shins – A Call to apathy (tentative title)
17. Feist & Ben Gibbard – Train Song
18. Corinne Bailey Rae – Are You Here

1. Pink Floyd – Money
2. Supergrass – In it for the Money
3. The Beatles – Taxman
4. Queens of the Stone Age – You think I ain’t worth a dollar, but I feel like a millionaire
5. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
6. Whitest Boy Alive – Inflation
7. Patti Smith – Free Money
8. Minus the Bear – I lost all my money at the cockfights
9. Explosions in the Sky – A Poor Man’s Memory
10. Radiohead – Dollars & Cents
11. CocoRosie – Not For Sale
12. Regina Spektor – Poor Little Rich Boy
13. Leftfield – Chant Of A Poor Man
14. Turin Brakes – Mind over money
15. Nick Drake – Poor Boy
16. Peter Bjorn and John – Money
17. Hepcat – Dollar Dance
18. DJ Food – Gold In My
19. Steve Spacek – Dollar
19. M.I.A. – 20 Dollar

Mixes list

My triangular rainbow textile piece is made by stitching layers of felt together in a repeating pattern of colours.  This work is still growing in size as I keep adding to it and shall become part of a larger wall piece when finished.

Rainbow textile triangle work

In the meantime I have been creating patterns from this piece by layering the image digitally.  These new patterns expand the spectrum of rainbow colours and create new geometric shapes.

pattern created by layering my textile rainbow work

This last image will become a digital print available for purchase soon.  If you are interested in pre-ordering a print email me at alicia.talikowska@gmail.com

Textile piece layered up to create a pattern

Here is a mix of fire themed songs in time for Bonfire night.

1. Pixies – Dig for fire
2. L7 – Fuel My Fire
3. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire
4. Talking Heads –  Burning down the house
5. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Fire
7. Rage Against the Machine – Sleep Now in the Fire
8. The Prodigy – Black Smoke
9. Electric Six – Fire in the disco
10. Daft Punk – Burnin’
11. 5’000 Volts – I’m On Fire
12. Head Automatica – Brooklyn is burning
13. Neon Plastix – On Fire
14. The Blacksmoke Organisation – Danger Global Warming (Trentemøller Remix)
15. Kings of Leon – Pistol of fire
16. Common Rider – Firewall
17. Modest Mouse – Fire It Up
18. Parallels – Find The Fire
19. Pendulum – Girl In The Fire
20. Nirvana – Lake Of Fire

Mixes list

I have been researching art and craft markets in Liverpool to discover which would be the best to sell my work at.  I thought it might be useful to other artists and makers if I post what I have found so far here on my blog.  If anyone has any more information to add to this list, please comment below.  Buying from local art and craft markets means buying something you often can’t find on the high street, something unique and handmade with love.  Buying handmade from markets supports local talented makers.

Art market stall with handmade work

My stall at Capstan’s Bazaar art market, September 2012

Here is a list I have put together of upcoming market dates until the end of this year:

OCTOBER

Saturday 20th October 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Sunday 21st October 12 – 5pm, Capstan’s Bazaar, LEAF, Bold Street

Saturday 27th October 11am – 4pm, Art & Craft Fairs, The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Saturday 27th October 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Sunday 28th October 10am – 5pm, Arts and Craft Fair and Little Pumpkins Halloween Fun Day,  Isla Gladstone Conservatory, StanleyPark, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TD more info

NOVEMBER

Saturday 3rd November 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Sunday 4th November 10am – 4.30pm, Memory Lane Fairs: Cathedral Craft Fair, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

Saturday 10th November 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Saturday 17th November 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Sunday 18th November 12 – 5pm, Capstan’s Bazaar, LEAF, Bold Street

Saturday 24th November 11am – 4pm, Art & Craft Fairs, The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Saturday 24th November 11am – 4pm, Baltic Art & Craft Fair, Camp & Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, L1 0BY more info

Saturday 24th November 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Sunday 25th November 10am-7pm, The Great Liverpool Art Fair, The Royal Liver Building

DECEMBER

Saturday 1st December 11am – 5pm, 2D artmarkets at the Bluecoat, School Lane

Saturday 1st December 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Saturday 1st December, The Hope Street Christmas Fair, Blackburne House, Liverpool for more info call 07795 168834

Sunday 2nd December 10am – 4.30pm, Memory Lane Fairs: Cathedral Craft Fair, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

Sunday 2nd December 12 – 5pm, Capstan’s Bazaar, LEAF, Bold Street

Saturday 8th December 10am – 3pm, Arts & Craft Christmas Fayre, St.Mary’s Market more info

Saturday 8th December 11am – 4pm, Art & Craft Fairs, The Old Police Station, Lark Lane

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 10am – 5pm, Winter Wonder Fair, Blank Note designer handmade market, The Bluecoat, School Lane

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 10am – 5pm, Open Culture Presents: Winter Arts Market, St Georges Hall

Saturday 8th December 12 – 5pm, Not Just Vintage Fair, Bumper Bar, Hardman Street

Regular Art & Craft Markets Info

  • Art & Craft Fairs at The Old Police Station, Lark Lane, L17 8UU | 4th Saturday of the month (same day as the Farmers’ Markets) | Check out calidadevents.co.uk for more details
  • Open Culture Presents: Winter Arts Market, St Georges Hall, L1 1JJ | 150 artists and makers (entry £1.50, under 15’s free) more info
  • 2D artmarkets at the Bluecoat, School Lane | Quarterly |  contact bluecoat2d-artmarket@live.co.uk for more details

If you have found this list helpful please let me know by commenting below.  If you would like me to add your market to this list or any future lists that I make, just send me a message.

Having made a number of birthday cards for friends using images I had cut from posters and fashion, art and design magazines, I decided to try a larger piece to keep.  This is the result of combining some of my favourite cuttings together on recycled brown card.  I particularly like how creepy the tarsier eyes make the characters look.  I have a stash of old magazines that I could use for future collages so I may be trying this again soon.

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