Finally! Started on a commission I’ve been procrastinating on. But, I alreDy did the computer layout/composition, and got a few new colors Thomas Shaller uses in his landscapes. Already had the image placed on 1/2 sheet Arches 300#. Kolinski’s at the ready! View
Hello, everyone! I am Supriti Chauhan from India. I am the artist behind the nom de plume – ‘Laburnum Soul’. I hail from the beautiful North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, currently based at Noida, India. I am
For our prompt of “Tools” today, I immediately thought of art supplies, of course. Truly, they’re the only tools I know how to use outside of a hammer. And, I’m not allowed to use that very often for fear of
Sometimes, we start doing something for fun and suddenly realize we’ve created so many rules and deadlines for it that it has become a struggle instead. Finding that place in-between is so important, where we make the time to DO, but keep it flexible enough and simple enough where DOing isn’t a constant hassle. Having worked so many years for an organization where I had to document every move I made, meet irrational deadlines and submit plans without knowing what the obstacles might be, I find myself falling into that mode. Now in retirement, there are times it comes in handy, because I’ll have already figured out what I need to do to have time to DO. But I also have to pull back and remind myself “This is Fun! If I’m not having fun, I’m not doing it right!”
Good essay. And truth. I’ve been artsy since I was little. It was encouraged by my mom who was artsy too. She didn’t do much until she was older, but then she too up painting. My dad did bird carving and yard art. It was a wonderful thing to do art as a teenager because it was a good way to stand out from the crowd. My school had an annual art show and pancake supper every year and we always went because I had something in the show. I’m pretty sure in hindsight that my dad hated pancakes for supper. But he went every year.
For our prompt of “Fossil” today, my mind immediately leapt to dinosaur fossils as those always fascinated me as a kid. I’ve always wondered what it might be like to one day discover a dinosaur fossil myself, and
Love the expression on this dog’s face. I loved searching for and finding fossils when I was a kid. Never did find a dinosaur but what a find that would be!! One of the many things I “wanted to be” when I grew up was an archaeologist….can you imagine being paid to dig in the dirt and find things?
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Oh wow… I can imagine that! Philippe was inspired to be a scientist because of Jurassic Park…. hehe… he doesn’t dig in the dirt to find things, but still similar and kind of cool! hehe
Wonderful Charlie! All my dogs ever found was an old leg of a deer which was nasty and of course they had to bring it home. It likely came from the neighbors. Dinosaur bones would have been much more fun.
Up to the age of 9, I lived in a house where the yard had some grave sized humps in it. I always imagined there was cool stuff buried under those humps. The most I ever did was dig at them with an old spoon, and found nothing because spoons are not the most efficient tool for digging up old mounds. If we had lived there longer, I’m sure I would have graduated to better equipment. As an adult I was involved in a stone age dig and we did a meter square hole that was over a meter and a half deep. We found a copper point, and an old fire pit. It was fantastic fun.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Aww… I adore your memories… they’re so wonderful. Love that you put baby clothes on your pets, even if they didn’t. And it’s never too much to share!! Our childhood defines us in ways we sometimes forget… especially when we adore art… then we get the chance to never grow up… just grow through it all… and experience and adore each moment!
For our prompt of “Pelican” today, I did a sketch of one enjoying a day at the beach. They are fascinating birds with a rather unique physique. Yet, they have a certain charm to them as well. Indeed, fitting the
With all the beautiful weather, we’ve been doing lots of driving around. Oregon and Washington have lots undeveloped wilderness that can be reached within the hour, the Columbia Gorge, wine country, even the Coast is just 2-3 hours away. It means I’m not getting much artwork done on the weekends, but I think it enriches and helps my muse when I do sit down to paint. I hope your Mexican food was good!
Pelican pausing..I love the sound of that your painting is gorgeous..and I too miss the sounds of the waves..I do have a beach close but have been hesitant to go…time for a trip…Enjoy your lazy weekend ..you deserve it…it used to be my favorite time of the week…😊 Retirement has its perks yet sometimes I do miss looking forward to the weekends…and being lazy…
Great ‘peli’ Charlie! My husband and I had the privilege of rescuing one stuck in fishing line, a long time ago in Mexico. I was way more afraid of that clacking beak than he was of me! They are gorgeous when they ride air currents upwelling from the ocean over our beaches. If you and Phillippe make it out to Cali,stand on the cliffs over any beaches, especially in the south and a squadron of pelies will glide by in formation almost at eye level!
I can hear the waves crashing. What a lovely picture. We can see pelicans on the beach here in Oregon occasionally. Fun to watch. Unfortunately beachcombing isn’t an option for us right now. Too many people down there.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Aww… you know, I think it’s hugs that I miss most of all in this crazy time. This too shall pass, and one day everything will be a bit shinier for this time. But yeah… can’t wait for the hugs!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww I love those ideas for the pelican, especially stopping to help make sand castles. Yeah, I can’t seem to find a timing that works to take off work, but I’m well… working on it! 😉
My name is Bev Jozwiak and I’m from Vancouver, Washington. 2020 has been a time for reflection. Stay at home orders due to Covid-19 has given this artist some time to just think and paint. I graduated with a Fine
Thanks so much Bev for sharing your story and your beautiful art! This has been an interesting time for those of us that create art. I know that my art has taken a turn that I never anticipated and is still evolving which is very exciting.
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