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Offline excavation

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Arts and Crafts corner
« on: February 04, 2009, 02:16:20 PM »
With the poetry corner such a popular place, I though I'd expand on the creative pursuits with the visual arts.  Feel free to post ideas, frustrations, works in progress.  U2 themes are not required, though they will certainly be appreciated.  Paintings, drawings, mittens and dog tags are all welcome!

I'll start with one of my pastels, if I can figure out how to post it!





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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 02:18:31 PM »
Yay, it worked! ;D  Who's next?  I know there's a lot of creativity in the Old Lady's Club!

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 02:46:48 PM »
Holy Smokes excavation this is great!!! I am afraid I have nothing to contribute to this thread.
Wait, do necklaces count? I like working with hemp and beads.

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 04:27:48 PM »
Excavation,

We have a U2-crafts thread somewhere. I know because I started it, but I forogt to tend to it...

This is not U2 related (well, maybe there is some connection).


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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 05:03:05 PM »
WOW...........you guys are super talented!! I am jealous!!   ;D


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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 05:12:33 PM »
Where did that U2 arts/crafts thread go?  I was looking for it last night.  I make ATC's and collage art.

Here's one I did of Ireland using a pic I took when the daffodils were in bloom in Ireland
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This was a part of a series I did using song lyrics
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Another lyrics one (it's my favorite inspiration!)
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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 05:30:57 PM »
Again, jealous!! I love the map of Ireland!!!! ;D

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 05:51:43 PM »
Very nice, everyone.  We have lots of talented people here!  Starfish, necklaces count.  Sorry eurydice, had I seen the thread I would have posted there instead of starting a new one. :-\

How about someplace bright and sunny to give a break from the snow?  A Greek island, perhaps?

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 05:53:25 PM »
I am afraid my work isn't very cheery. This is part of a current series on the witch hunts.


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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 07:34:59 PM »
^ I'd love to see the other stuff on witches Eurydice.  I'm directing a production of The Crucible right now.

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 09:15:30 PM »
Excavation you did it!!
Thanks for sharing you beautiful work.
and Eurydice, love them.

Here is my 1st ( and only one so far in a series) of images inspired by the lyrics of U2, I used it for my Christmas card this year with the lyric "through the sleet and driving snow, across the field of mourning to a light that's in the distance"



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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 12:26:31 PM »
OTH,
I love your card - that imagery is perfect for that that song - you should definitely do more!

Euryrice, are your witches part of a project?  I'd love to see more.  I've tried doing more symbolic, abstracted art, but it never works out right.  I have great admiration for people who can.  I think I'm too literal minded, which is why I stick with landscapes and still lifes. 

Starfish,  since you said you do beadwork necklaces, I thought I'd share this one with you.  My mother-in-law gave it too me, it was her grandmother's, so I think it dates to the 20s.  It needs cleaning and repair, but I look forward to someday passing it on to my daughter.



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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009, 04:47:24 PM »
Witches series, panel 3 (in progress)

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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 04:48:02 PM »
Zooey,

This is the Salem image.


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Re: Arts and Crafts corner
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009, 04:48:42 PM »
This is the sketch that started it all.