Monthly Archives: January 2018

Colour Charge

HELLO BEAUTIES! OUR SISTER EVELYN HAS THESE TWO GREAT WORKARTS FOR OUR BLISS. HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Evelyn Flint Watercolours

Welcome to week 4 of a collage project I’m doing with my sister Carolyn, following the prompts from Randel Plowmans book The Collage Workbook. This weeks prompt is colour charge – add colour to a collage that’s primarily black and white. Here’s what I did:

Vintage Orange - NB Vintage Orange

This is a vintage black and white collage coloured with a fairly bright orange. I’ve used orange printed material and orange oil pastel. This collage measures approx. 6″ x 6″.

A Touch Of Rus - NB A Touch Of Rust

For this collage I printed out some of my own black and white photographs and cut them up for the collage base. Then I added rusty colours in the form of watercolour paint, rusty paper scraps and some fabric – both from my erosion bundle material. This collage measures 8″ x 8″.

Next weeks collages are going to be colourful….

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Fashion in Watercolor

HI SISTERS! TODAY WE’VE GOT SOMETHING TO WEAR: ‘SKETCHING FASHION’. HAPPY TUESDAY!

My OBT

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January 30, 2018 · 7:06 AM

Introducing Liam Brandon Murray

HI SISTERS! TODAY WE’VE GOT A BAROQUE GARMENTS SHOW, DESIGNED BY AN SCULPTURE ARTIST. ENJOY!

Ok… I saw this awesome post on my Facebook wall the other day and thought it was absolutely amazingly macabre.

I’m taking a slight detour from films today and flipping over to fashion and costume couture. As a former costume designer and an advocate of all things strange and unusual, passing on this Facebook gem would be a mistake.

I mean, look at this. I’d get married in this.

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So, the man behind this is Liam Brandon Murray, a UK sculptor and artist that crafts baroque-like garments formulated from deeply layered urban elements and fabrics creating an overwhelming wearable artwork.

You can even dare put this in a washing machine.

There’s so much thought put into each garment, an almost microscopical attention to every detail, stitch, and finish that make each piece one of a kind. It’s not unnoticeable that Liam often incorporates religious elements and iconography into his designs…

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Margin Sketch: Staff Meeting

HI BEAUTIES! AS IF THE SKETCH GIRL LOOKS AT HERSELF TO WALK ON SUNDAY. HAVE A NICE DAY!

AM I / I AM

Staff meeting

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Common Wildflowers

HI BEAUTIES! HAVE A NICE DAY FULL OF FLOWERS AND SKETCHES. X

Jill's Art Journal

I like to pick a few wildflowers when I’m at the lake so that I can study and paint them in watercolor.

I found Common Tansy and Common Yarrow wildflowers yesterday at the lake.  They may be common in name but not common for me to paint!

I tried to paint them loosely and then added a few details with a BROWN micron pen to change things up a little.

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I struggled with painting the Birch bark so I realize it looks a bit strange.  😉

Here is a photo of what I was trying to paint:

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I like the burst of red from the cherry, how about you?  I thought it was a good way to end #World Watercolor Month as today is the last day to celebrate  – thanks Charlie at doodlewash.com  for making it such a fun month!

Cheers!  🙂

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Les chats de décembre… 2…

YEAH SISTERS, THIS IS THE KIND OF SKETCHING I PREFER. A FEW AND QUICK STROKES. HAPPY FRIDAY!

Prilly2010's Blog

dec 2017 - copie

2 décembre

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ARMCHAIR CONVERSATION…

HI BEAUTIES! ONLY AN ARMCHAIR CAN BE A GOOD REASON TO DESIGN WONDERFUL FABRICS. XX

Jots from a Small Apt.

THREE APPLES THREE APPLES

At first it was curiosity and wondering about a word. Then mental machinations and mindless wanderings took the high road and soon profound curiosity became a fever-pitched research obsession.

It was all about a word, and the word was G-R-E-A-T-N-E-S-S.

A good word GREATNESS. A great word.

Greatness (n.): from the adjective GREAT to describe: A great distance; a great while; a great achievement. Or, used as an adverb to modify an adjective: One of the greats; greatly missed; you are great, I am great, we are all great.

And that’s the question: greatness? Huh?

I’m waiting for the TEDWeWantYouToTalk people to call me because I think I’m on to something. Something great…

Hans Eysenck’s book, Genius: The Natural History of Creativity (‘95) points out that a personality trait called “…psychoticism…chief among those [whose] cognitive features is a tendency to over-inclusiveness, i.e., an inclination not to limit…

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Baby Al

HI SISTERS ! THIS IS A GREAT SKETCH LIKE THE BEST PORTRAITS OF HIS SON MADE BY THE FAMOUS CÉZANNE. CONGRATS !

Candia Comes Clean

Baby Al

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The car broke down on a lonely stretch of road

HI BEAUTIES ! ONLY WITH A SIMPLE PENCIL YOU CAN ACHIEVE A SO SUGGESTING SCENE LIKE THIS, AS LIZZIE MADE IT. CHEERS!

The Museum

Sorry I missed yesterday’s post deadline. Here is one from the archives for December first. Car in Snow.

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Cosmic Thoughts – Expression

HI BEAUTIES ! AS YOU CAN SEE IN A SIMPLE PAPER, YOU CAN GET THE UNIVERSE. HAVE A NICE DAY!

Art Inspired by Nature and the Cosmos

No matter what medium you use to paint cosmic scenes – be it oils or watercolours in my case – they are full of inimitable expressiveness. Van Gogh painted his mythical night sky, Starry Night, using oils so thick it made the painting feel tactile. It’s as if Van Gogh was inviting you to touch that bright moon in a way you can’t in life. In watercolours, I find, the night sky feels more fluid. As if you can swim in the unreachable depths of space. As if the night sky is a free-flowing seascape. I don’t know what to choose, so I keep alternating between the two. Happily, may I add.

Swan Nebula Galaxy Watercolour PaintingSwan Nebula, Watercolours

You can learn more about my cosmic nature paintings here.

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