And it was totally unplanned. I just added a splodge of yellow acrylic paint, let it dry and then poured india ink over it,scratched and spread it. After it was dry it looked like a cat so I added the eye, mouth line and line around the ear.
"Inspiration exists, but it has got to find you working." Picasso
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corner of dayton and corry street
The sun was out, wheeeeeeeeee, and so were the Jafa's. We craftbombed the pole below to match the colour scheme of the new store (Artistic Silver) on Dayton Street.
Just have to add one more element and we are done with the "posh pole".
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through no fault of your own, it's hard to settle down to quietude that allows one to steel themselves for new anguishes waiting in the wings. I watched a movie, enjoyed looking at my knitted cup of coffee my dear jafapal nancy got me for my birthday and stiched as the rain pounded on the windows.
I wished all those who are hurting could sing in the rain, and have that
I knew there was a good reason to tidy my studio :)I found these plastic squares hidden in a box. So I thought I would play with reverse painting and collage. I poured a mix of paint on a sheet of foil and dipped the plastic on it to get a marbelized effect. when it was dry I used gel medium to glue scraps of images from my Juxtapoz Magazine
Just need to glue some black felt on
After collaging, doodling, drawing and painting in my sketchbook on a rainy Sunday afternoon I scanned it, manipulated it on Adobe. The Chairs are from the front of an old Artforum Magazine and the figure study I drew from my FAVE books I bought years ago for a bargain: Language of the Body: Drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
It seems I have a need to do sketchbook work lately, and have
Granny Stitches, coz that's what I guess others would see me as, a granny yarnbomber. Kind of busts a stereotype about yarnbombers ALL being young rebels. My son got me the card :) for my birthday and it was perfect.
Anyway, just google "not your granny's knitting" and see what I mean.
Meanwhile back in the rocking chair, NOT!
The pub alley project is now up for all to see,
Like many I'm somewhat bemused that *some* claim copyright to patterns they use in their doodles( or as some call by the trademarked term zentangles). Since I'm not claiming to be a copyright attorney please do check the US Copyright Office links, etc. Many of the motifs/patterns have been used for centuries in various cultures. Just google Basket Weave Pattern or greek key pattern for example
AND all things Zen
What is Zen
ZenDoodle, ZenArt, ZenPainting, ZenDrawing, ZenBroidery
Zen and the Arts
Some of us call it creating "in the zone", that place where we become completely focused and absorbed in the moment and the process.
That's what happened when I started doing eggheads. No idea what I was going to paint or do, just started playing. Before I knew it I'd been in the
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This is my 2"x 3" embroidery for the upcoming miniature show at IN A FRAME in June. It's based on a photograph and pattern overlay using Adobe. I keep meaning to paint it one of these years, ahem!
Couldn't resist sharing this
About Sphynx Cats
Not enough room to swing a cat,(not a real cat
hand embroidery on linen,acrylic paint, fabric pen, beads embroidery floss
long & short stitches, satin stitch,
It's finished, well all except HOW I'm going to hang it. I'm leaning towards stretching it over an oval panel rather than just hanging loosely on a wall. I'm thinking of the contrast between graffiti going up fast and being ephemeral and hand embroidery being
Thought I'd give The Sketchbook Challenge a go, and liked the theme,out on a limb.
I find Abstract Art difficult to do,so for me to just play with paint and ink without any reference or ideas was a challenge.I can't say I am displeased :) although I am no Robert Motherwell.
I do have my favourite motherwell painting.
"Elegies for the Spanish Republic" series
Here is an
Information about Arts Advocacy Day from Americans for the Arts
Research and Information
I often hear or read people say we don't need art, but it permeates and shapes our lives in ways we don't immediately think of.
As Ellen Dissanayake states: "Art-making evolved as a behavior that contained advantages for human survival-and those advantages went far beyond what Charles Darwin
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