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Peace on Earth

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As I type this post, according to the NORAD Santa Tracker, Santa is making his way across the African continent. While it seems such a violent place, there is violence taking place all over the world. Places that all need a message of Peace on Earth, and Goodwill to All.

Happy Holidays to All, and to All a Good Night!

The Color Wheel

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Sure, the color wheel is Art 101, but knowing the it really is the backbone of everything, well, color. Art, fashion, interior design, how to coordinate your car’s interior and exterior. And it’s lesson #1 in the book Creating Art at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker. I’m working my way through the exercises in this book, though not particularly speedily.

Watercolor and acrylic paint, micron pen

My First Landscape

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In the weekend class I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the second project we painted was a landscape. I had brought several personal photographs as possibilities that were taken either by me or my husband, Roland. We were using acrylic paints, and learned about adding pre-painted tissue paper for texture.

Acrylic paint, tissue paper, painted September 2012

Inspiration photo is of Point Lobos State Reserve in California.

The Spark

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What sparked this revelation that perhaps I like a different kind of art? The kind that did not involve a needle and thread? It started with a chance comment from a friend on Etsy. A fellow Etsian was offering a Leap Year project for $20 to make an art journal with a prompt every day in the year 2012. I didn’t do every prompt, and in fact, probably stopped seriously participating by the end of the summer. But still the fire was lit.

The picture above was from the January 26 prompt “illustrate a dragon” to commemorate the Year of the Dragon.