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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Northern Oriole in Colored Pencil

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These sweet, little birds live in woodlands and shade trees. I love their brightly colored feathers.  Their voice is clear and flute-like and they can actually sing double notes!  Do you ever wonder what God’s thought process must have been like as He was creating all these wonderful creatures?  I am amazed when I think of all the different species He designed for us to enjoy!

Do you have a favorite bird or animal?  These bird drawings make nice note cards and have an expensive look and feel, especially when combined with lined envelopes.  A set makes a lovely gift!  Do you still use snail-mail and send out hand-written cards or notes?  I’d love to hear from you!

The Baltimore oriole is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male’s colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Like all New World orioles, it is named after an unrelated, physically similar family found in the Old World: the Oriolidae.

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Andrea Joseph Wannabe!

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Hello Friend!

I’m on week two of my Sketchbook Skool http://sketchbookskool.com  lettering class taught by the one and only Andrea Joseph.  If a modern day artist could be my super hero, it would be Andrea. I’m having such a great time and learning a lot!  Mostly, I’m learning to relax a little and enjoy my sketchbook.  I tend to be totally rigid when it comes to just sitting down and sketching, and the two don’t mix well.  I love the look and feel of beautiful botanical illustrations but I also love the playful look of whimsical art.  I think this class will help me loosen up!

What’s your favorite style of art?  Do you tend to like a more realistic rendering or something more loose and free?  Are you interested in seeing any side-by-side drawings [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] representing both realism and whimsy?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Gold & Glitz

Blending Old with New

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These drawings began with my mom’s antique powder compact.  I love the look and feel of these old metal compact cases.  They were not only pretty but functional and made to last a long time.  Once the powder was gone you simply replaced it with a refill and new puff.

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Do you have an art journal filled with drawings, sketches or paintings?  I’m going to take a lettering class this month and look forward to adding hand-lettering to some of my illustrations.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about incorporating lettering with your art!

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