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Incredible Quilts – Take 3

1st Prize – Traditional – Wall

 

 

Animal Applique Quilt

 

 

“Night Sky” – Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts

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Playing with Your Food – Take 9

Banana Dog – Pinterest

 

 

Egg- Pinterest

 

 

gapbagap.in Fruit Arts – Pinterest

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Wild Animal Paintings – Take 1

Artist Unknown

 

 

Jurek Zamoyski

 

 

Lesley Harrison

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If You’re Gonna Get a Tattoo… Take 3

Elegant Animalistic Tattoos by Joanna Swirskaby

Christopher Jobson on July 14, 2017 – Colossal

 

“Wrocław-based tattoo artist Joanna Swirskaby inks carefully considered depictions of animals tinged with psychedelic splashes of color. Her most common subject is the humble feline which seems to make an appearance in nearly half of her works which run the gamut from graceful to fantastically absurd.

 

You can follow more of her recent work on Instagram.”

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Paintings of Children – Take 2

Artist Unknown

I want to reach out and stroke this child’s hair. Isn’t the light in this painting wonderful?

 

 

 

Selene Salvi

The girl is beautiful, and I love the pose. The texture of the clothes is amazing, too.

 

 

 

 

Donald O’Conner

I want to look for shells with this child. The dress is eye-popping and I love the texture of the sand. I can almost hear the water lapping.

 

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Arresting Faces – Take 2

Edmondo Senatore

 

 

 

Photography by Daniel Osorio (Dani Oshi). Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

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Trees – Take 2

Birch Tree Painting – I’m sorry but I can’t read the signature of the artist – Pinterest

Science All

 

 

How to Paint a Palm Tree

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Ribbon Embroidery – Take 3

PNKH

 

 

PNKH

 

 

PNKH

 

 

PNKH

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Assignment: Paint a Tree

It delights me that you can give a group of people the same assignment/request/directive/challenge and you’ll come up with a different idea from each of the people in the group. It doesn’t matter if you can paint or not – each of us sees and interprets ‘tree’ in a different way.

Here are some examples –

Eucalyptus Trees – Tom Brown

 

 

Spruce Trees – Jim McVicker Paintings – Winter and Spring 2013

 

 

Trees on a Line – Trey Friedman

 

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3D Paper Sculpture – Take 4

Calvin Nicholls

These Extraordinary 3D Animal Sculptures Are Made From Carefully Cut Layers Of Paper by Calvin Nicholls.

By Emily Davis, Trendingly

 

Calvin Nicholls

“Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid 80s. He creates these amazing 3D animal sculptures from multiple layers of paper, with each piece taking anywhere from 4 weeks to 2 years to complete.”

 

Calvin Nicholls

 

 

Calvin Nicholls

 

 

Calvin Nicholls

 

 

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Watercolors I Love – Take 14

Joe Cartwright

 

 

Karolina Kijak 2016

 

 

Mary Gibbs Art

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Lifelike Bird Pins – Take 1

Lifelike Bird Pins Embroidered by Paulina Bartnikby

by Christopher Jobson on June 6, 2017 – Colossal

 

 

“Warsaw-based embroidery artist Paulina Bartnik stitches colorfully lifelike brooches of birds and other tiny creatures in a dense style called needle painting. Each object begins as a piece of wool which she prods with a special needle in a process called dry felting which results in a surface ideal for embroidery. She then paints with a needle directly on the felt and embroiders the finer details.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing with Your Food – Take 7

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Pinterest – Caterpillar

 

 

Feminiya

 

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Playing with your Food – Take 6

 

feminiya

 

 

simplycreativeblogger

 

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Embroidered Hairstyles – Take 1

Hand-Sewn Hairstyles That Cascade From Embroidered Hoops by Sheena Liam

by Kate Sierzputowski on May 24, 2017, Colossal

 

Fashion model and embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from each of her 2D surfaces, Liam using black thread as a substitute for her subjects’ long locks. The works are all completed and displayed on embroidery hoops, with hair styles extending from the women in french braids, messy buns, and long ponytails. In one particular design, tiny pieces of thread are seen attached to the wall below the hoop, creating the illusion that the embroidered woman above is messily trimming her bangs.

Liam creates relatable, solitary moments within each hand sewn hoop. You can see more of her elegant designs, as well as snapshots from her travels, on her Instagram. (via Teen Vogue)

 

Sheena Liam

 

Sheena Liam

 

Sheena Liam

 

Sheena Liam

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 5

Weightlifter – Pinterest

 

 

Yardbirds – Baby Nuts the Dog Sniffing

 

 

Popular Mechanics

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String Art – Take 17

String art is 3-dimensional by its nature, but this takes it to a whole new level. I’ve never seen string art on top of string art to add things like the cute glasses, eyes, nose and mouth, and bow tie. I love it!

 

 

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I can’t tell if the artist used string, wrapping it around nails like you would do if you were doing embroidery, or if the bubbles are buttons. Either way, I love the creativity.

 

 

StringArtDIY.com

And THIS is simply unbelievable.

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Nuts and Bolts Art – Take 1

I’m thinking about trying to make some critters using nails, nuts, bolts, screws, and other small stuff. The first step is seeing what has already been created, and then seeing what spin I can put on the art, if any. I’m having a lot of fun seeing the wonderfully creative things people have created!

Papi and Guapo – Brown Dog Welding via Flickr.

 

 

“Basketball Players” by LeftOverStuff

 

 

Bike Chain Welding and Wiener Dogs

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Stained Glass Cabin

Christopher Jobson wrote a story for Colossal about Neile Cooper’s Stained Glass Sanctuary in Mohawk, New Jersey. On almost every flat space is one of Neile’s beautiful stained glass artworks.

 

I just can’t say enough about this. She built the cabin from recycled materials, then filled every space with a piece of stained glass.

 

I’m in awe of her talent. My husband and I have made some simple stained glass pieces. These are awe-inspiring, in that they are comprised of several pieces of glass with the design continuing, like a mural.

 

Creating the pieces shows incredible talent. THEN, putting them up in the cabin simply blows my mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can only imagine how it all looks from the inside. I’m not sure I could ever leave.

 

 

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Brian Mock – Welded Sculpture from Found Objects – Take 3

Brian Mock

 

 

Brian Mock

 

 

Brian Mock

Brian Mock
Welded Sculptures from Found Objects
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Portland-based sculptor

Mock says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

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Brian Mock Welded Sculptures from Found Objects – Take 1

Brian Mock via Colossal

Brian Mock is a Portland-based sculptor. He says of his work:

“I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.”

 

 

Brian Mock via Colossal

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String Art – Take 12

etsy – 1000+ images about string art on pinterest

You call a painting in three parts a triptych. I guess this would be a quadratych? Anyway, I love the fact that this was broken up into 4 parts, then mounted on a shared background.

 

I love the color and action in this one.

 

 

filografi Art – pinterest

I find this one fascinating. I looked up the word, ‘filography’ and found out it means ‘thread sculpture.’ I guess this is a subgroup in the string art medium. The patterns here are mind-boggling. I love this.

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String Art – Take 10

1000+ Images about string art on Pinterest

I just love the creativity in people. You give people several different colors of string, some nails, and a hammer. If you gave them to ME, I MIGHT come up with an interesting color combination, and MIGHT be able to make a simple, cartoony, MAYBE recognizable shape. Each of these people SEE something in their minds and are talented enough to recreate it on wood – in this case – but such DIFFERENT subjects, styles and color. Aren’t they amazing?

 

1000+ Images about string art on Pinterest

 

 

1000+ images about string art on Pinterest

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Mr. Crayola – Take 3

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“End of the Day” – Don Marco

 

 

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“Apache” – Don Marco

Mr. Crayola
Don Marco, the Master Crayola Artist

Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920’s. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life’s career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.
Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida …

It’s hard to imagine these are done with crayons!

 

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“Bear Bull” – Don Marco

 

 

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“Black Eagle” – Don Marco

 

 

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“Catch of the Day” – Don Marco

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These are Cookies? – Take 4

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These incredible cookie designs are so beautiful, you won’t want to eat them! Created by pastry chef and artist Judit Czinkné Poór from her cake-decorating shop in Ajka, Hungary, these complex designs are helped by Judit’s skills as a porcelain painter.

 

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photos by Me’zesmanna via Emily Davis, trendingly.com

 

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I’m in awe of the creativity and talent of Judit Czinkné Poór. These would all be a great thing for my diet. I couldn’t imagine eating ANY of them. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these.

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Watercolors I Love – Take 12

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1000 Images About Watercolor

 

 

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A. Dean Crouser

 

 

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etsy.com

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Button Art – Take 13

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BellePapiers.com

 

 

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pitacoseachadoes.wordpress

 

 

ba-unicomcrossing-wordpress-com

unicomcrossing.wordpress.com

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Wonderful Watercolors – Take 11

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Finest Pictures Gallery

 

 

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Watercolor Paintings by Russian Artists – You Tube

 

 

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Wonderful Watercolors – Take 10

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1000 Ideas about Simple Watercolor – Pinterest

 

 

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1000 Ideas about Watercolor – Pinterest

 

 

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1000 Ideas about Watercolor Art – Pinterest

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Beautiful Baskets – Take 8

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Montana Willow Basket – Pinterest

 

 

I WANT THESE!

 

 

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nmb.mnb.ca

 

 

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The Basketry Collective

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Towel Critter Art – Take 7

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The Household Tips Guide

 

 

 

 

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Zwierzeta Z. Recznikow

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