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Play Like a Girl Watercolor Word Search Portraits 7.28.16

👤👥👤 ✏ ✒ WELL DEARS, HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO MAKE A QUICK PORTRAIT OF YOUR KNOWN PEOPLE?

Lorna Phone

Play Like a Girlis exactly what I needed, what I need.  A few months ago I started a series of live watercolor word search portraits at the first Play Like a Girl event.  People find three words in this giant word search I made and then write them down on my notepad.  I paint portraits of the people who found the words.  It’s really fun!

Every time I’ve come home from a show after arting with PLAG, I’m so excited about what I will do next, so inspired.  It’s really crazy how amazing it feels to be a part of an event run by women, featuring women. [Check out this LA Times interview with PLAG co-founder Kimi Recor!]  There’s a striking contrast between how this show makes me feel, and how general interactions, IRL/digital/media, make me feel.  Huh, not like I’m made to feel a certain way…like I’m puddy, taking…

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February 21, 2020 · 9:56 PM

Uncommon Threads Show 2018

🔘 SO TRUE DEARS. SOME PRINTS ON FABRICS SOMETIMES ARE LIKE PAINTINGS ON A CANVAS.

askirtaweek

Long french terry vest with my favorite pattern of all!  Leopard.  Wear it with any color! See it at the Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Runway Show, Oct 21, 2018.

One-of-a-Kind Art Wear at the Uncommon Threads Runway Wearable Art Show

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February 8, 2020 · 9:24 PM

Learning how to pick colour for my art

🔴⚫🔵⚫🔴 HI LOVELIES! HAVE EVER TELL YOU I’M A FAN OF POLKA DOTS? SO TRUE AND AFTER THIS MOMENT OF SMALL HEXAGONS TOO 😍

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February 1, 2020 · 10:26 PM

Robe à la Polonaise

🎀 WELL LOVELIES, THE GREAT JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD, THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH, FRANÇOIS BOUCHER, JEAN-ANTOINE WATTEAU, GERARD TER BORCH THE YOUNGER AND JOSHUA REYNOLDS BETWEEN OTHERS, PAINTED DRESSES LIKE POLISH THIS. THERE IS NOT A DRESS WITHOUT A SKETCH PREVIOUS 😜

Atelier Pompadour

Manchmal muss man sich einfach reinschmeißen. Überraschenderweise klappen die meisten Dinge besser, als man je gedacht hätte!

Seit ich damals für meine Schwester das Rokokokleid in rot genäht hatte, wollte ich es wieder tun. Aber eins, das mir passt! Damals hatte ich es mit der Recherche nicht so genau genommen und auch ziemlich auch historische Genauigkeit gepfiffen. Ich hatte ein Kostümschnittmuster von Burda benutzt, was sich jetzt, wo ich mich besser auskenne, als ziemlich dämlich herausstellt. Noch dazu hatte ich ein Korsett aus dem falschen Jahrhundert benutzt statt der Schnürbrust und einen Petticoat aus Tüll, der das Kleid zwar ein bisschen aufpuste, aber nicht oben an der Taille, wie es authentische Poschen, Weiberspeck oder ein Bumpad tun.

Ich bin zwar längst nicht so streng wie manche andere “Reenactment” Leute. Zum Beispiel würde ich so ein Singens niemals komplett mit der Hand nähen glaube ich. So viel Geduld habe ich leider…

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January 22, 2020 · 12:18 AM

Sketch book pages

😇 HELLO DARLINGS, TODAY WE’VE GOT SAMPLES OF DRAWING, WATERCOLOR AND WONDERFUL FABRICS AND A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM MORRIS. SUBLIME !

jm-artandstitch blog

Out walking I spotted a skip with some old boards in it  – one had some layers of wallpaper on it. I asked the owner who was renovating his loft, if I could tear off  a bit of the paper. And three layers were revealed.

I have played with these in my sketchbook and collaged the next page with some wrapping paper and a bit of my favourite William Morris.

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January 7, 2020 · 11:33 PM

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle. And a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein

⛄🌲 WELL BEAUTIES, THESE SKETCHES BY SUSANNE ARE SOME GOOD MEMORIES OF LAST DAYS.

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December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Another month of daily drawings completed and my third year of daily drawings done. I have big plans for 2020, but they will take time – good thing I have the entire year! I will continue creating art every day (or most every day) and will post the results here as I go. Just for fun, here are my images from December 2017 and December 2018.

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January 3, 2020 · 10:01 PM

Experimenting with Lunapic

👀 WELL DEARS, LANDSCAPES AND FACES. ALL THESE CAN HAVE WONDERFUL SHAPES TO DISCOVER.

Stories by Shivangi

Yesterday, I came across the site Lunapic and was impressed with the digital filters and effects it offered. It had a variety of art effects, tools, animations, adjustments and combinations that could really transform an image radically. And the best part – it was completely FREE. You don’t need to even sign up (I know signing up is a big pain, especially remembering the password). So, today, after sending off the kids to school and hubby to office, I quickly returned to it. After applying a variety of effects on my random sketches, I discovered a treasure under the tab – Art. On clicking Famous Artistic Styles under it, I applied the painting styles of the master painters like Leonardo, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso and I was mighty impressed. It was quick, easy and convenient. Do check out these –

Lunapic is really cool and I have read it works wonders…

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January 2, 2020 · 9:57 PM

Mira Dancy and her all-female universe

🎨💜✊WELL SISTERS! OUR POWER MUST KEEP GROWING.

The Art Stories

If you’re not familiar with Women in Art, it’s a series here on The Art Stories that highlights the valuable contribution of women in art. Gender biases have been an ongoing obstacle for women trying to make it in the art world for centuries. Their works were not attributed to them; more often than not, they remained anonymous, especially those produced during the Renaissance. Women were not accepted in Art Schools which were are until now a male-dominated space. The first woman to ever get accepted in the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, two groups of artists in France, was Suzanne Valadon in 1894. The female presence has been steadily growing from the 19th century onwards but statistics show that we have a long way to go. To this day, out of 10,000 artists featured in permanent exhibitions in the US museums, 87% are male and 85% are white. The 8th…

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December 25, 2019 · 10:56 PM

La pittura a strati di Betsy Walton

WELL DEARS, I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BARBARA AND BETSY FOR THIS POST. GRAZIE MILLE AND THANKS!

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December 4, 2019 · 11:23 PM

Embroidery flowers

🌍 🌸💚🌺 💙 WELL DEARS, THE PLANET SHOWS ITS PRIDE WITH FLOWERS, BUT BE CAREEFUL, IT ALSO SHOWS ITS FRAGILITY.

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I have been absent on my blog for a bit. Everything goes in phases……. Recently I have been making large colourful embroidered flowers. The centres have evolved into brightly coloured mandalas – the petals are attached with running stitch. I have been collecting second hand fabric bags to decorate.

This week I decided to go back to blue

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November 21, 2019 · 11:01 PM