Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (17)

Life as a high-functioning daydreamer

My Blogger 

I do have a blog I recently began (yesterday) but it's through Blogger. You're welcome to find me there, I'm not sure if I will re post them here or not all of the time-  Between the kids, the house, and those irritating migraines I find time lacking, but we'll…

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Added by Kimberly Koltcz on June 29, 2012 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

Myself as an Artist

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." Albert Einstein.

When I first read this quote, it inspired me to realize my own personal potential with my art work. For me the greatest embodiment of spirit an artist can take on and dwell within is their imagination. For it is this imagination that is the impetus for creativity. 

And it is this creativity which allows my brain to leak out colors and images and patterns onto the…

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Added by Shannon McCue on June 29, 2012 at 5:31am — 6 Comments

I am so excited!

thank you for all your comments... i feel so happy and also expecting corrections if i did any mistakes. And pls friends... inform me about any online art competitions.. thank you once again!

Added by sowmya gopalakrishnan on June 26, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

SAMPLES

I am new to this site and trying to learn my way around so please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed many times.

I have just found an artistic side to me that I never know I had about a year ago.  Before I could barely draw a stick man...lol

Being that I am a disabled single mother, I do not have the income to be able to run out and buy the supplies I need or would like to have.  So what I did was I wrote to many different companies and asked for paper, colored…

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Added by Lisa F on June 18, 2012 at 11:26am — 7 Comments

Going Larger for the first time

I have been making little paintings. Acrylics. Studies. Usually on 9 x 12 inch canvas paper -- and that I often cut in half to be conservative. Well, I made a painting recently -- I think I used the full 9x12inch sheet, painting is named  "All Is Well." I liked it and I got some good feedback and decided to make a large version of it. I thought I might be bored to tears -- to remake a painting I already 'finished.' Well, so far so good. I did not chart it out, nor create a paint-by-numbers…

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Added by AmeliaS on June 17, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

FUNNY HUBBY!!!!

So i just had to share my conversation with my hubby today. He is VERY supportive of my art efforts and never questions anything i want to try but today he found me crawling around our firepit (surrounded by river rock) and said " ok, i hate to ask but what the heck are you doing" and i said " omg, this gal paints the neatest rocks on TAC and she finishes them with Mod Podge...ive just got to try this"  he said " oh boy, there goes all our River Rock"

We were busy cleaning windows,…

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Added by Christina Mcclintock on June 14, 2012 at 11:58pm — 3 Comments

They're home!

After quite a few years of living in Nova Scotia (during which time my two granddaughters were born), my son and his family have returned to Ontario. On the weekend I was actually able to sit and paint with granddaughter # 1 who is four years old. She used my paint pens (they will never be the same!) to make a painting, then I showed her how to apply a wash over it. I have a collection of frames I buy at garage/yard sales, so I hauled one out and framed her painting. Oh my gosh, she was so…

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Added by Ev McTaggart on June 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Searching for help in Acrylics

In April 2012 I took my very first art class, Basic Drawing.  My classes are now over and can't afford more.  But I want to learn how to do acrylics.  My daughter-in-law has requested a country 10x20 painting.  Trees to the left and right, pond in the center and their two son's fishing along the bank.  Never have experienced anything past color pencils, I don't know where to start.  I did purchase the canvas, and I have my daughters old acrylics and water colors.  Where do I start? …

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Added by Rose Harrell on June 10, 2012 at 4:09pm — 13 Comments

A New Year, A New Art Medium

After lots of soul-searching, I've decided that even tho graphite pencil art isn't my only medium I want to work in. And another big revelation--I am falling in love with abstract art--all kinds of abstract oil right on down to Zentangles and doodles. Now, this is coming from a gal that has enjoyed and learned so much from the art of the pencil and people portraiture for about 10 years, most of the 'art life', actually. I was 100% into realism.  Before then I painted stones, which (no pun…

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Added by Jill Smith on June 10, 2012 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Making art on my iPad

Over a year ago, I gave away hundreds of dollars worth of beads because my obsession with beading had run its course.



Then I took up drawing. Soon my small apartment was filled with drawing and painting supplies. My magical magnifying mind thinks that if I just buy more supplies, I will finally be able to DRAW.



As a result, I was soon crowded out by art supplies.



When I look back on my art journey, the only real satisfaction I had was drawing zentangle inspired… READ MORE

Added by Margaret Brock on June 9, 2012 at 1:10pm — 2 Comments

Experiment For......

So the scientist is back in the house!  Just had an idea and I dont know if its brilliant yet.  I am going to try and merge fantasy with realism using glazing.  If you dont hear back from me in a few days I am still working on the piece.  In the interim I am going to do another self portrait.  The first one was a mix of.....(I dont remember the term) ah!! caracature I believe it is and realism.  This one is going strictly on the realistic side of things - head wrap and all.

The only…

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Added by Shelly-Ann T. on June 5, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Another grandaughter painting

Alana (which ive mentioned in here several times) is my 6yr old grandaughter that is VERY artistic. She loved this painting i did (i did in reds/pinks) and wanted to paint it. She literally did this herself. I guided her with a piece of paper showing her how to do each stroke. She sat there with tears in her eyes when she finished and i thought she was unhappy with it and said " honey, whats wrong? its beautiful" she said " Mars, im crying because i cant beieve i did this, i want to put it…

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Added by Christina Mcclintock on June 5, 2012 at 2:56pm — 5 Comments

Results of the Experiments

So I have been experimenting with a series of different things and I have come to the following revelations:

1.  I am the artist and what I say goes!  Thats it! my mediums are my choice and if I want to step out of the box I will do so.  The world will just have to keep up.

2.  I fell in love with using acrylics on watercolour paper and I believe I will continue to put my art of this.  It gives a matte and very realistic finish which is phenomenal.

3.   As my skills…

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Added by Shelly-Ann T. on June 5, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Rekindling Passion for Art

In my teens, I used to draw native american women and attempted to draw landscapes either mountains or rocky cliffs near water. I wanted to take formal lessons and pursue this as a career. My parents guided me to a "reliable" career path which meant letting my passion for art sleep for 28+ years. It took reaching the half century mark to reawaken what brings me happiness and peace.  I am learning to "see" more vividly and use my phone camera or whatever form of paper nearby to sketch…

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Added by Therese Vallina Adams on June 4, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Watercolor Canvas

I have working on a Florida Panther on watercolor canvas, The canvas is a new adventure. .I would like to know if anyone else has had experience with the watercolor canvas and how they liked it.  

The more I work with it the more I like it.  It also saves on the framing.

 

Added by Nancy Sanders on June 3, 2012 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Private Lessons

YEAH FOR ME!!!!  A local artist i take classes from here and there has generously offered to give me private lessons which she has never done and said she never thought she would but likes my "progress" from back in january when i last had a class with her (well, till May 29th).

I am sssooo excited. We will iron out details when she gets back from a month vacation.

Added by Christina Mcclintock on June 3, 2012 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

Business cards

So the gallery I have my first exhibit at is having a big grand opening party this week & I'm working on my business cards to hand out /put out. I'm wondering what I should put on the card? Please send me your suggestions :)  So far, I had a few ideas, but I'd love some feedback before I start printing. Thanks!

I had the idea to put a few pieces of my recent work all on one side of the biz card, and then my info on the back, then I thought it might be too busy, and I should just…

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Added by Corrine Landry on June 1, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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