Monthly Archives: May 2022

Sketches of home and more: January 2022

✏️🪑HELLO SISTERS! HAVE YOU TRIED DRAWING THE INTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE? SEE WHAT FABULOUS RESULTS YOU CAN GET.

Urban Sketchers Edmonton

Our first sketching theme of 2022 was “Home”, and with the crazy winter weather and the crazy continuing pandemic, home is a good sketching venue.

Heather Dubé’s kitchen

Brenda Raynard’s laundry room

Beth George’s bedroom

Jack Twells’ living room

Ivy Trumpour’s window view

Luciana Erregue’s apartment balcony

Sarah Lee’s home brewery

Diane Smarsh’s grandsons’ toys

Marlena Wyman’s home away from home artist residency studio

Marlena Wyman’s home away from home artist residency at Yorath House, Edmonton

Karen Boschee’s backyard gnomes

Karen Boschee’s backyard snowmen

Melissa Baron’s studio plant

Jack Twell’s neighbour’s house

Crestwood community rink skaters by Karen Boschee

Old Strathcona High School by Gordon Ramsey

High Level Bridge looking SE by Gordon Ramsey

Inland Cement Plant by Beth George

Neighbour’s pickup truck in Barranquilla, Columbia by Zulima Acuña

Plants hanging from a tree in Barranquilla, Columbia by Zulima Acuña

February’s theme will be coming soon!

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Love The BoHo Chic Style?

🏠 🙄 HELLO DEARS! INSIDE A BUILDING WE CAN FIND SPACES AS COZY AS THESE, BUT IF NOT, WE CAN ALSO DRAW THEM OR JUST IMAGINE THEM.

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Hi there! This posts is for all of you out there that love the Boho Chic Style. I will show you how to get boho-chic style with these globally inspired looks. So hang on to your seats, while I give you some ideas!
Bold Hues
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Bold Hues

Southwestern prints, feathers, and macramé are hallmarks of boho style. While throwing all of these elements together could be overwhelming, they work well here as vibrant accents in a mostly-white bedroom.
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Outdoors In

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Outdoors In

This living room is a case study in boho style: the oversized plant, rope chairs, tree stump side tables, quirky wall hanging, and velvet sofa work in concert, amplified by the floor-to-ceiling windows that seemingly bring more greenery into the space.
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Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

This kids’ room, created in the nook of a converted attic, gets its decor moments in the form of colorful textiles…

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Back to Nashville

🪕🎶🐴 HELLO LOVELIES! TODAY THIS PLAUSIBLE WORK, CARRIES US TO A MUSICALE CITY. BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.

Ruth's Artwork

After the brief foray into the linocuts and watercolors, I decided to return to the architecturals but on a smaller scale. The large ones I did for the print company were rather tiring and I needed the break. The next few pictures will be in the 8×10 range instead of 12×16.  I think I do work better on a smaller scale somehow.  I know I prefer it so maybe that is the difference.

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I drew up and painted this one Monday and Tuesday.  On the actual building they had bricked in the arched triple set windows on the second and third floors, so I put them back in.  I can’t imagine why that was done because the sets I copied from the left side remained, but I have rectified the error, adding back all of the character of this older building.  I debated watercolor versus pastels and decided…

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A Masterpiece by Henri Matisse

🔴🟥❤️ SO TRUE, BEAUTIES. WE ALSO CAN ENJOY THE CALM OF HOME. THIS BLOGGER DEPICTED IT, AS A “CHEERFUL, BRIGHT SCENE”.

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Harmony in Red

Today, I want to share one of my favorite paintings by one of my favorite artists!

Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), the French Expressionist painter, favored bold palettes and cheerful scenes. He painted “The Dessert: Harmony in Red” in 1908.

Often the use of red in painting is designed to give the viewer a feeling of horror, seediness, or a sinister feeling, particularly when it’s the predominant color. Matisse uses red quite a bit in his art, but there’s no negative feeling here. Instead, it’s a cheerful, bright scene and rather than upset the viewer or make him anxious, the red simply serves to lock in the viewer’s attention.

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Waterside, Knaresborough

🌳🚶🏻‍♀️🌳 SO TRUE, HONEYS. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE GOOD WEATHER, WE WANT TO LEAVE THE HOUSE AND STROLL.

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Now for sale on my website: Claire Shotter Art

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A Sisterly Conversation

🏘️ WELL SISTERS, SOME BUILDINGS ALSO CAN BE A PLACE FOR HAPPINESS MOMENTS.

Deliberate Sketching

I am in the middle of a two-week trip with my sisters to the beautiful Mexican city of Oaxaca. Talking might be our main activity, which we enjoy very much. I also like the long conversations because it gives me a chance to sketch my sisters. This piece is from last night when we lingered at our table at our ABnB long after we finished supper.

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Coupe de cheveux

❤️🤍❤️ HI SISTERS! AS SHARI TOLD, THIS IS IS A VIEW OF A BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING IN MONTREAL LIT BY MORNING SUN. A MAGNIFICENT SKETCH.

Shari Blaukopf's Sketchbook

I was out early today and found some time for a few sketchbook scribbles before and after a haircut. The first scribble was in Old Montreal, where I found a good parking spot facing the Allan Building and the John Young monument. It’s been a long, cold winter in Montreal with not much time for sketching from my car, but it felt good today to get downtown early and set myself a limit of 30 minutes to sketch whatever I could find. Luckily it was a view of a beautiful old building lit by morning sun.

On my way home, feeling lighter after the haircut, I stopped at another favourite spot: rue Notre-Dame in old Lachine. I love that narrow section of street for the criss-crossing of wires and the rhythm of the utility poles. By the time I got home it wasn’t even 11 am but I had done…

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Daily Graces Return #684

🐦 HELLO DARLINGS. THESE DAYS, THIS BLOG IS VISITING BUILDINGS AND HOUSES AND DOESN’T WANT TO FORGET TO VISIT A BIRDHOUSE OF BEAUTIFUL GARDEN.

A sweet birdhouse addition to my garden.

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Breathing Colour Informative Exhibition

👁️‍🗨️ SO TRUE, BEAUTIES. SOME BUILDINGS CAN HOUSE PIECES OF MAXIMUM CREATIVITY.

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The name of the exhibition Breathing Colour at the Design Museum in London comes from light’s ability to make colours come to life. It has been put together by a famous Dutch textile designer Hella Jongerius. Going through the exhibition is a visual learning experience about the use of colour in industrial design.

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May 23, 2022 · 9:07 PM

Paula Greif

🧱 🌸🚪HELLO DARLINGS! IF YOU WANT YOU CAN TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A MINI ART GALLERY.

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Danial showed me the work of Paula Greif today, and it really struck a chord. She makes simple and playful objects that reference everyday, functional items – most can even be used as such (although the price tag might prevent most people putting them into every day rotation!). Having worked in graphic design and the music industry she shifted focus after reading in the book Calder at Home about how Calder “extended his creativity to every corner of his existence” (quote from here); it inspired her to begin making thoughtful objects for her home. These included hand-hooked rugs and, after an evening course, ceramics.

I really like that her pieces encourage people to enjoy the everyday, and the routines and activities that make it up. They are functional but not stolidly so – there’s a lightness and playfulness about them that is very appealing. It relates in…

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