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Wicker Art – Take 1

Pith + Vigor

 

 

“Wicker Balls” by BySilent – ImageKind

 

 

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String Art – Take 14

The String Art Studio – Pinterest

Deceptively simple in appearance. Colorful and lovely.

 

Wood Strings, Whimsical Things – Pinterest

I love the idea of doing monograms with string art. The circular arrow makes a nice frame, doesn’t it?

 

 

Zelf Gemaakt – Pinterest

I have no words for this one. It simply glows and the design is amazing. At least three different shades of gold…

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String Art – Take 13

I’m Hanging It Up – Pinterest

The ‘steam’ coming up from the coffee makes this piece, I think.

 

Poop Emoji String Art – Pinterest

I love the pose of the cat, plus the density of the string work brings out the various parts of the body. Amazing.

 

 

Shamrock – Pinterest

This seems simple, but if you look carefully, there are four different shades of green string used. I also love the gold brad type nail heads to outline the shamrock.

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String Art – Take 11

Architecture Art Designs

I love having the string be the background and the negative space be the focus of the design. I don’t think this way, so I’m fascinated.

 

Custom Lettered String Art

Most people will do one thing as the piece. This creative person did a whole scene!

 

Dog String Art With Heart – Pinterest

Negative space again, with the special interest of the heart – the only part in color. I love this.

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Mr. Crayola – Take 4

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“Chief Red Wing – 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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Christ – Don Marco

 

 

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Clint Eastwood – Don Marco

 

 

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John Wayne – Don Marco

 

 

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“Eagle” – Don Marco

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Mr. Crayola – Take 2

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“Navajo Meeting” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

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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“Mountain Man” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“James Arness” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“High Country Morning” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

 

 

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“Geronimo” – Don Marco, Mr. Crayola

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Mr. Crayola – Take 1

My friend Marsha sent me information and pictures in an email about 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.

 

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

 

 

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Burt Reynolds by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

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Tom Selleck by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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Seascape by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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River Elk by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

 

 

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Quigley by Don Marco. Medium: Crayolas!

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A Beautiful Drawing

My friend, Madeleine Jacobs posted a drawing she did recently. I’m in awe of her talent.

Drawing by Madeleine Jacobs

Drawing by Madeleine Jacobs

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Paper Art – Take 8

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Origami – American Museum of Natural History

 

 

 

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Paper for Crafts – Etsy

 

 

 

 

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YouTube – Trick Art on Line Paper

 

 

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You Tube – Tutorial 28 -Quilling Made Easy

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These are Cookies? – Take 3

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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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Paper Art – Take 7

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Newspaper Recycle Ideas – Google Play

 

 

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John Evans – @DistinctBoxes on Twitter

 

 

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Origami-Inspired Wildlife Paper Lamps – Fubiz

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Paper Art – Take 6

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DIY – HandmadeCrafts – YouTube

Each of us can start with the same pieces of paper, and each of us creates something different. It delights me how some creative people can think completely outside the box. Where I might try to draw something on the paper, this person creates a lovely, three-dimensional flower.

 

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Fubiz Media

And this person creates an amazing paper sculpture!

 

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Google Play – 3D Paper Art

And this delights the child in all of us!

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Paper Art – Take 4

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http://www.thiscolossal.com – Colossal Art Design and Visual Culture

 

 

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1000+ Ideas about Cut Paper Art – Pinterest

 

 

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1000+ Ideas about Quilling Art – Pinterest

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Wonderful Rock Garden

Recipes from Heaven via Ann Gilstrap

Recipes from Heaven via Ann Gilstrap

I absolutely love this. I think that if ‘I’ were doing it, though, I would put down black plastic and maybe some shot-crete on that before building my design to keep weeds from growing up between the stones. It’s gorgeous, though, isn’t it?  Thanks so much for sharing it with me, Ann.

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 12

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Wood Pallet Art – YouTube – KIP

 

 

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Carved Jewelry Box – YouTube

 

 

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Wood Plank Art – Pinterest

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 11

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“Sunset” – 1000+ Ideas about Art on Wood

 

 

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Wood-burning Patterns – 1000+ Ideas about Wood-burning in Art

 

 

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Wood-burning, Pinterest

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When Wood Comes Alive – Take 10

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“Bloom” – 1000+ Ideas about Art on Wood

 

 

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Wood – Pinterest

 

 

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CNC Milled Maple – 1000 + Ideas About Wood Sculpture

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Take 7

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Pinterest

 

 

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Ru.Aliexpress.com

 

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Animals – Take 6

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Kyle Buckland – Jenn Counts

 

 

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Leanne Wildermuth – Artist by Nature – intricateart.com

 

 

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Artist Unknown – Pinterest

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Button Art – Take 12

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Painted With Buttons

 

 

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Pinterest

 

 

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Pinterest

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Oil Paintings I Love – Animals – Take 5

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Bathroom-Bedroom-Mondernism (I wish I could make out the name of the artist here. It’s David Stribbling, I think.)

 

 

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KG03 Direct2Artist

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Button Art – Take 11

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Etsy.com-BellePapiers

 

 

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Laura Bell – BellePapiers – Etsy.com

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Paper Art – Take 3

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Paper Drummer – She Hirata – via SmashingMagazine

 

 

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Indian Tree via SmashingMagazine

 

 

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Castle – Wataru Itou – via SmashingMagazine

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Beautiful Baskets – Take 7

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Creative Salvage

I love baskets and wooden boxes of all kinds. I’ve had to limit myself to simply looking at them – and drooling – staying away from anyplace where I actually might GET one, since I’ve officially declared myself a maniac about these. I can justify ANY number of boxes and baskets, finding endless uses for them. My husband has indulged my love for both, but we DO have to be able to walk through our home… The one above is a bread basket. Can’t you just picture a gorgeous loaf of French bread in this?

 

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KSJD Radio

This one is exquisite with the beautiful southwestern design.

 

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Pinterest

And this one is made from a gazillion newspapers!

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Blending Artwork – Take 2

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Nuxunoxan via Kate Woodberry, trendingly.com

These are talented street artists blending their artwork into the surroundings. I love it!

 

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Pao Pao via Kate Woodberry, trendingly.com

 

 

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Natalia Rak via Kate Woodberry, trendingly.com

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Paper Art – Take 2

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Icosahedron-Richard Sweeney via SmashingMagazine

 

 

 

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Paper Flowers – Coup de Grace – Tumblr.com via SmashingMagazine

 

 

 

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Sonnenbad – http://www.kokdesign.jp – via SmashingMagazine

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Blending Artwork

Kate Woodberry from trendingly.com gathered a group of photos of artwork where talented street artists blended their artwork with their surroundings in an extraordinary way.

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I hope this is a tree that changes color in autumn. Wouldn’t THAT be a fun difference?

 

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David Zin

I love this artist’s work. He’s so talented, and I want to see more and more.

 

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Ernest Zacharevic

I’m glad I didn’t see this one while trying to cross the street. I would have stopped, gawked, and laughed (as I was being run down by motorists).

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Gorgeous Gourds – Take 7

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SustainableSeedCo.com

 

 

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Sustainable Seed Company

 

 

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The Art Zoo

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String Art – Take 9

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Sole Stitches

 

 

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String Simply

 

 

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Oil Paintings I Love – Take 4

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“Girl and Dog” – artist unknown

I hope the girl will read to the dog.

 

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Kate Hoyer

I want to pet this sweet dog and make him smile.

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String Art – Take 7

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Imgur

 

 

 

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Nest

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