Grape Vines 3
There are so many opportunities online for recycling creativity. From the beginning of using apps, I have found Flipboard amazing! Recently there was a mention of a contest in fashion design and it looked like a good idea.
The website http://www.constrvct.com is setup to post artwork onto line drawings of different dress patterns. Also the drawings include t-shirts and fitted pants. This company will make these dresses from the original designs. How nice to have an original art piece on an outfit!
There is no cost for posting and it would be nice to win the contest. I think you will find a way to ‘like’ if you are so inspired.
I have tweeted the designs I made using encaustic wax art paintings. My encaustic sampler collection is on their website (Le Artiste Boots).
There are so many avenues to let your light shine. Writing or doing any creative effort can be a solitary effort unless you put yourself out into the world. Sharing is not as scary as one might think.
- Glory Tree (leartisteboots.wordpress.com)
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encaustic wax with rice paper
The circle is the purest shape. It is the earth we live on and the space we are enclosed by. The human body can be recognized by the many circles that compose it. Our mother’s womb to her protective arms encircle us whether in reality or in our memories.
We may have to look at our fathers for the circles a bit harder, but like the earth, he is the symbol of protection. His circles may, like the mothers’, enclose and exclude. By keeping the bad stuff at bay, the child in us feels safe.
At least that is what should happen. We play at night with the shadows on the bedroom walls knowing that the morning will come again. We can cry in our pillow and yet, by morning be refreshed, ready to be IN the circle or to BE the circle.
Nurturing can be observed with the mother bird in the porch light. She does not go far from the gently swaying chicks. If danger comes, her flight diverts the danger but soon she is back to feed and comfort the little ones.
And sometimes you can observe the father bird! He sits on top of the fixture, he is wary of changes from the outside that might endanger the young. He listens to the mother singing to and with her babies.
Each year, this cozy spot provides a place to nest, the perfect circle.
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Yesterday the family crossing in front of my car.
Today cars stopped in both directions while the slow march went in the opposite direction crossing 5 lanes of traffic.
First swimming lessons in a water management pool? Safer to cross at the traffic light!
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Where am I? Where have I been?
If you follow greekgirl777′s Blog, you are reading her progress in encaustic wax painting. And I am her partner in crime.
The 2013 year has provided obsessions. First, health. Good to follow a plan. Second, solitaire. Now down to a few games a day. Third, WAX.
We started with an afternoon introduction taught by Judy Klich as she was moving into her new studio. It could not have been in a better place. Practically in my backyard. But we needed more.
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Made with Paper
Digital art by Bettye Harwell
There is a Betty club which started years ago. There are lots of Bettye Harwells in my town. The first name is my invention and the last by marriage.
Is a Bettye Harwell club needed?
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The big news for children has been the White House egg roll on the South Lawn. This tradition started in 1878 after Congress passed a law banning the event at the Capitol, where it had started in the 1870s. Continue Reading »
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The Journal is replaced by wordpress and the internet.
Yesterday’s message is good today and forever. Share.
The little girl says, “We want more, more.” Her voice rings in our ears.
We have had snow, rain, cold, warm, wind, beautiful skies and fog. Even a few tornado warnings. But that does not need to dampen our spirits.
In the meanwhile, teaching a grand child-artist, soon to be 10, my enjoyment of the app for iPad called Paper by 53. Here are some of my efforts. The media is so varied now, the standards for “ART” changing and merging with writing, found objects, absence…! How can you go wrong?
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