been too busy to visit recently ..family wedding and so on. Too much has happened on Chatter and Challenge wise for me to catch up on it all.
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Fred, your crude sculptures are great and the lovely warm glow in the cave looks so inviting. I can see why you would want to explore in that particular cave.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Fred, Another great adventure for Benny and Ruthie. Love those rocks and mysterious light.
Sarah, We have missed you. Hope you had a fun family time.
Thanks for the kind remarks on my latest Halloween card. Today I tried drawing up some new ideas for a big dance party of the witches as envisaged by Marsha. she sent some neat pictures of people dancing. It took three cups of coffee to even start a flow as I just came up blank and it is still a collection of ideas. I will have to mull some more but here is some of my wonderings! I think I might see some direction but I am still not there yet. The others were clearer in my head from the beginning. Anyway not much.
Jen C & C's always welcome
JEN THIS IS OUTSTANDING FOR A MULLING... I love all the guests. I see me and my husband in the background as well.... just to let you know we are going to a halloween party. He will be count dracula and I am going to be Judge Judy.... Your bobbing kids are great... the dancing is wonderful the lone guy on the right is scarey... the tables and the posts and barrels are all spot on, all of your little musings and mullings are so adorable. Now go for it....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
Jen, this looks like a great start. I'm sure you will create wonderful cards with this.
I read earlier post with the discussion of making the cards.Over here we have online printers. You can get postcards printed for only 30 $ for 100 pieces.Ony problem it be 100 of the same motiv. I think your cards are so good that you would sell this many.
C&C always welcome
Hi all, Bennie and Ruthie enter the mysterious cave and are greeted by GYR and welcomed to Europa. 11x14 watercolor on 140# cp
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
WOW WOW WOW Fred I love the colors and your signature texture. this is beautiful. Looks like the face of OZ they sure must have strong legs to hold up that big head, but still amazing...
Jen, wow. This is a wonderful sketch of a complex scene. So neat that all of the figures have personalities (scary dude sitting alone in the hood) and actions. I'll be very curious to see how this developes.
Fred, a wonderful painting of the rocky outcroppings and translucent stones and light emanating from the cave as Bennie and Ruthie meet GYR.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hi all - - I can hear you all now - "Whoa! Where did she come from?" I have been popping in and then disappearing for about 18 months or so now. Mostly, it's been because of health issues but for the last 6 weeks or so, it's been because I am embarrassed because of my absence. My health issues have been difficult for me but not nearly so as some of you have been experiencing. I can at least get up and down the stairs to my studio and, even though not as much, I have been painting some each week - - just not every day but I'm working on that. Sammy and Marsha, you both just seem to bounce back after whatever life throws at you - - your upbeat and positive attitudes inspire me. And, Sammy, if you are reading this, you have been in my heart and in my prayers.
The October Challenge is all set up and ready to post on Monday. You guys have had such fabulous challenges that I'm not sure mine will measure up, but I haven't forgotten.
The activity on this Chatter thread is just overwhelming!! You guys have done so much and just keep on - - my goal is to be able to "jump back in" and join you all.
C & C always welcomed and encouraged.
Holly, this morning I looked up who was the next Challenge host and saw it was you. So happy to hear from you and know you'll be here with us next month and that you're able to make that climb to your studio.
Hello Holly! I'm quite new to the group and hoping to participate more in October. Looking forward to your October postings for the challenge! I was too busy doing an art quilt this month and I miss drawing just for the fun of it!
I commend you, Fred, for painting every day, or just about! Like the Nike commercial says ~ "Just Do It" ! Nice job.
Marsha, that is a beautiful pastel of the horses. You must really love animals - they are so well done.
Jen, your Halloween series is coming along fantastic! I enjoy how you use the same characters in each painting, so I'm beginning to look for them in each new one. Your party sketch has a lot going for it - many great ideas!
Here is a photo of the last quilt I have done. I finished it one day before the submission deadline (whew) and it's hanging at the Quilting Around Chautauqua event this weekend. I'll be enjoying the show tomorrow - I'm working as a "white glove lady" part of the day. The weather is beautiful this week and Chautauqua will be gorgeous.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Nealey, what a beautiful art quilt! It combines being balanced with not being identical from side to side and reminds me of both a stained-glass window in a cathedral and - interestingly enough - Southwestern art. Wonderful movement and detail. Have a terrific time as a white-glove lady. So glad you have beautiful weather for the event.
Nealy: what a beautiful "Dream Catcher". did you do machine stitching? do you have a long arm machine? I have a husquavarna but it isnt' able to do anything that intricate. 7 years ago I made a childs play quilt with a city scap on it with police stations and air ports and quilted the whole thing going over each of the buildings and trees and such it took me forever to complete. I never did take a picture of it I did it for a xmas present for my grandson. I had such a headache when it was done.... Yours is much more intricate as your lines are so close together and circling ... it is absolutely fabulous.
Hi Holly, Soooooo glad your doing well and I'm looking forward to seeing your art work, This painting is a challenge in a facebook forumn Sierra Mtns, California pastels 9x6 mat board