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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2016, 04:47:18 PM »
I can't draw or cut a straight line, so my 14-year-old daughter's artistic bent fascinates me. She's exploring lots of different media - acrylic, oil, watercolor, colored pencils, charcoal; on canvas, on paper, on wood. Each thing she does becomes my favorite - the latest being a 10" x 6" oil on wood. Several people have asked about buying it (!!), but we really want to keep the original, so we're considering doing a limited-edition giclee print set of it.

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2016, 08:57:31 AM »
That's lovely begood, your daughter is very talented!

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #102 on: July 25, 2016, 12:09:54 PM »
That's lovely begood, your daughter is very talented!

Thanks, limeandpepper!

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #103 on: July 29, 2016, 01:00:48 AM »
I love seeing everyones projects!

This summer I have tie dyed twice with my kids. My daughter does hers, but I do mine and stuff for my son.

Also, my daughter and I took a mosaic workshop and we each made a tile. Hers is the sunset and mine is the abstract blue one.

And I am taking a ceramics class. I have taken a couple with the kids, but didnt really get to do my own projects. This is a class for beginner adults at the park district.

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #104 on: July 29, 2016, 07:54:03 AM »
I love this thread!

MsMadge your coloured pencils on black gesso artwork is wonderful!! 

Thanks Stachey! Your apple looks awesome! I love messing around with watercolors but don't have a lot of skill getting anything realistic-looking out of them. Well done :)

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« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2016, 11:04:21 AM »
I am about to start designing a plush toy for me and my GF to make together. I'm pretty excited as it will incorporate so many different things into one piece.
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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #106 on: July 29, 2016, 01:44:57 PM »
Thank you so much Ms Madge!  Yeah I'm really pleased at how realistic I'm getting things to look.
I've got a question for you...with your altered book do you gesso the pages or just paint directly on the page?  I've seen pictures of altered books but haven't tried it myself so was wondering what the procedure is.
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« Reply #107 on: July 29, 2016, 02:06:41 PM »
Oooh I love talking about altered books!

I have two types.

1) The first type, I rip out about half the pages in the book and gesso or collage with matte medium on the pages. You rip out the pages so that there's room for the additional layers of gesso/paint/collage in the book, without breaking the spine. I especially love working with black gesso. Everything looks so COOL on it, and it feels great to draw and paint on it.

2) The second type, I rip out about 70% of the pages in the book, and I bind in new signatures of nice watercolor/mixed media paper. So then I normally gesso or collage-with-matte-medium on the original book pages, and I can play with watercolors on the blank watercolor pages. So much fun!

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« Reply #108 on: July 29, 2016, 02:53:52 PM »
Ms Madge I just want you to now that literally last night I decided to do an altered book visual journal... and now I feel much more able to tackle it!
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« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2016, 05:21:20 PM »
Cool! I love working in an altered book, it really helps with the whole where-do-I-start thing I get on a blank page sometimes.

Let me start by saying I learned how to do this from a video I paid to access or else I would send it to ya. (An online class by Jane Davenport called Supplies Me if anyone's interested.) I'm sure you can find some good tutorials on Youtube tho.

Here's what I know (not an expert)

- use a book that is sewn, not glued, binding
- remove a bunch of pages, you can use a straight edge to make it easier to tear them out. Try to get out all the crumbs out of the stitching
- open up the back of the book by slitting the back endsheet where it folds. This exposes the binding
- make your signatures and decide where you want them in the book
- use waxed linen to sew the signatures into the places you want them (I use a 3 or 5 hole pamphlet stitch)
- when you've got them all in, close the back binding again with tape

I love doing this so much that I had to agree to myself that I wouldn't make any more altered books until I fill some of the ones I have! Have fun :)

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« Reply #110 on: July 30, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
Cheers Ms Madge! That does sound like fun.   I'll have to add that to my list of art projects to try out.
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« Reply #111 on: July 30, 2016, 09:23:30 AM »
Thanks for the tips, Ms Madge! :D

Here's my own forays into watercolor this week. Hoping to finish up by the end of this weekend! :)

Sketch:

Color comps:

Painting:

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« Reply #112 on: July 30, 2016, 09:35:51 AM »
She's beautiful!! I love seeing the step by step process that got you there :)

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« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2016, 09:36:33 AM »
She's beautiful!! I love seeing the step by step process that got you there :)
:D! Thank you!
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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #114 on: July 30, 2016, 10:33:00 AM »
I love this thread!

MsMadge your coloured pencils on black gesso artwork is wonderful!! 
There is so much creativity here which is fantastic....I really like the wood carvings!

Here is a watercolour I painted.  It looks better in real life...my ipod camera doesn't do a great job.

Stachey, your watercolor apple is wonderful - the colors are so rich!

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #115 on: July 30, 2016, 10:47:44 AM »
Orvell, I love your watercolor too! The hair is awesome!

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« Reply #116 on: July 30, 2016, 01:51:07 PM »
Thank you so much begood!  It's wonderful to hear feedback.

It's so great that you encourage your 14 yo artistic talents.  Youth are so rarely encouraged to follow their interest.
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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #117 on: July 30, 2016, 06:10:37 PM »
So today I had a hankering to watch underwater videos on YouTube while dicking around in my sketchbook. This is what I ended up with.

ETA: Hmm it posted sideways -- the white fan is supposed to be at the top -- but I guess it's okay. Meant to say it's watercolor background with gel pen on top. Super fun and relaxing to create :)
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« Reply #118 on: July 30, 2016, 06:51:29 PM »
Very cool Ms Madge!  There are so many new things to try out these days...paint markers and gel pens and on and on...so many possibilities (rubbing my hands with glee.)
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« Reply #119 on: July 31, 2016, 12:03:47 AM »
Love your work Orvell and ms madge! :)

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« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2016, 06:10:37 PM »
thanks stachey and limeandpepper :D

There are so many new things to try out these days...paint markers and gel pens and on and on...so many possibilities (rubbing my hands with glee.)

i knooooooow. the teacher i take classes from has a term for wanting to buy ALL the art supplies -- "rainbowitis" -- and i definitely have it bad. buying art supplies was my #1 mustachian downfall over the last year, slightly over taking the "stupid shoes" and "unnecessarily fancy makeup" categories, the winners for the previous two years.

at this point, the only reason i don't buy any more is that i already have them all. D'OH!

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« Reply #121 on: August 03, 2016, 11:17:38 AM »
LOL  Rainbowitis...I like it!
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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #122 on: August 16, 2016, 12:54:02 AM »
only two more weeks of my beginner ceramics class, these are the second and third projects I did. Im really pleased with how they turned out.

This piece is the size of a corn cob, and I carved some zentangles into and then glazed.

This piece is about 8 inches tall and now holds kitchen utensils. Its blacker than in the photo.

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« Reply #123 on: August 18, 2016, 04:12:08 PM »
Nice, N!

This piece is the size of a corn cob

I originally read "cob" as "kernel." Those are different.  :)
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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #124 on: September 01, 2016, 12:00:37 PM »


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« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2016, 06:53:26 PM »
I created a book cover for my next short story. It was in Photoshop, which I'm trying to learn. Nothing too complicated, but I think it turned out pretty neat!

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Re: What are you ARTING right now?
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2016, 11:22:45 PM »
I like the book cover! Together with the title, it intrigues me.

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« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2016, 11:36:10 PM »
I'm going to cheat by sharing something from wayyyyyy back - i.e., not something I'm doing RIGHT NOW.

An instrumental piece I composed ages ago. Unfortunately it's just synth and not played by real musicians with real instruments. But it's still one of my favourites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CtAVkcqUTc

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« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2016, 06:31:44 AM »
I like the book cover! Together with the title, it intrigues me.

Thank you! I'm very proud of it. :)

The story is set in Peru, and it follows the sun god's quest to save the kidnapped moon. He's joined by a Celtic war goddess, a Nabatean god of caravans, and a river goddess from Cameroon. Spoiler alert: the moon saves the sun.

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« Reply #129 on: October 05, 2017, 09:00:14 PM »
RIP this thread

I made some art this summer


spirograph




ring pop




lamp


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« Reply #130 on: October 05, 2017, 09:08:37 PM »
Really cool stuff Russ!!!

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« Reply #131 on: October 05, 2017, 09:11:24 PM »
    Really cool stuff Russ!!!
    Seconded! Those are rad!
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    « Reply #132 on: October 19, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
    I started this chess set before Hurricane Harvey (HH) came for a visit.  I live in Rockport, TX where the eye hit the coast.  I got the carving done; and then evacuated for a week.  We came back when there was non-potable water for showers, but no electricity.  A lot of cleanup, new fence, windows, roof, tree removal, etc. and I had time to paint them.  Here is my latest wood carving project.

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    « Reply #133 on: October 19, 2017, 09:16:01 AM »
    That is great work Joggernot. Do you keep your crafts for yourself or do you make them to sell?

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    « Reply #134 on: October 19, 2017, 10:01:57 AM »
    I sell some wood carvings at local markets.  I made the chess set for my son who plays chess, but he didn't want a "hillbilly" chess set.  If I sell it the price would be $400 and doesn't include the chess board (made by my son in high school shop).  Thanks for asking.