Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (8)

Free Range Reeses

I'm not sure were I got the inspiration for this one.

Added by Bob Cleary on May 26, 2014 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

my beginning

hi. it's too boring, to rave on. so i won't.

just sayin'…i'm starting you see. beginning. and i am so old to be starting something. 56. gosh.

well, i'm 56 and i'm at the beginning. i want to be an artist.

i AM an artist. i draw and paint all the time. every day, all day. i'm addicted, obsessed. i want to do some formal training but i am poor. ha. i can't afford an expensive art school and i don't feel like managing uni. i did it once, so i know what's involved. i'm a…

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Added by michele josiane martin on May 18, 2014 at 5:16am — 14 Comments

Postal Abbreviations

Would it be possible for people to put the country in which they live, when sending an address, many don't do so, assuming everyone through out the world knows where their city is. I for one do not even know what the abbreviation of their city means, which makes it difficult to guess where the country is too, so it's on to google search  I go, to find out. This is necessary when posting, as it takes time, effort and cash to do so, I would really like to feel the mail I post is at least…

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Added by Barbara Cullen on May 8, 2014 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

16 Of The Most Colorful Steps Around The World

I just love things like this! There is something about art spilled over a staircase that inspires me. It's everyday art you encounter as you go about living your daily life. I am longing to do something like this on a staircase I have!…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 7, 2014 at 8:23am — 3 Comments

Art= Exposure?

The first time I placed a few of my pieces of art here, I was scared. Yep, a big chicken! All these ideas kept coming into my thoughts like: What will people think in general? Can they see the mistakes? Will they make fun? Will they laugh? But my own doubt and negative thinking was just plain dumb. Yes, there will be critics, but this is not big time stuff! Art is my therapy if you will, it calms me, keeps me centered and happy. It's an expression of what I'm feeling at the time and it…

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Added by Evie Dobney on May 6, 2014 at 8:47pm — 4 Comments

Developing a work of art into something I love

Here is one of the paintings I've been working on developing for a few weeks now. I wanted to keep the light playful feeling that I was trying to capture when I first spilled the watercolor out across the page in an art class where I was demonstrating watercolor painting techniques. 

I absolutely love what happened when I added the black sharpie. It's the first time I applied this free-form painting style to such a large piece. It was a little overwhelming at first, and now I am so…

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Added by Suzanne Vadnais Monson on May 4, 2014 at 6:38pm — 4 Comments

"BE" Series

The last few months have been difficult for me and I am working in a few different mediums with experimentation.  I started using some alcohol inks and really didn't like them, so I went back to some water color inks I had… 

I was thinking today about "just Being" … what it means to allow myself to JUST BE.  I picked up some of the inks and a piece of velum, using a dropper and a straw to move the inks around-…

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Added by Lynn Wilkinson on May 4, 2014 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

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