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tickertape
« on: May 06, 2010 09:13:46 AM »

Disclaimer: I am not artist!  I just had some ideas of things I'd like hanging on my wall and played around a bit.  This is the first I've painted! Smiley  I couldn't draw if my life depended on it, but I'm pretty pleased with what came out of it.


I wanted to do this for months and finally went ahead and bought supplies.  I'm so glad I did!  It doesn't look great in my current apartment (yuck, pale yellow walls), but I'm moving in a few months and am dreaming of this hanging against crisp white walls.





[im]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4578053473_9e112ea6f4.jpg[/img]
And then this one Err, I'm not so in love with it.  In my defense, it photographed pretty badly.  Here it looks kind of messy and dirty, and the bottom just looks gross!  In person I think it's nice but my husband is out of town now, so I'm waiting for him to come home to give a second opinion








I made these today!  I'm thinking of making another confetti-type square



All are acrylics on white canvas.
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lyddieonwed
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010 09:35:27 AM »

These are nice! I really like the flame one. Don't worry about not being an artist before- if you create something that you love then no worries, eh? Plus, instead of spending the money on something similar at the store you made it all on your own. I think they turned out great Smiley
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ecuadoriana
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010 09:48:34 AM »

Oh wow! When I saw the thumbnail I thought "What a sweet quilt!" Then I saw that you painted it! Awesome!

If you sew, or want to try a hand at a simple wall quilt, it would be so cute to make a quilt replica to hang next to your painting!

You inspired me to copy your pattern. I like greens, so I am going to make a little hanging quilt of green blocks inspired by you!

Very very nice, lyddieonwed!!!  Smiley  Smiley  Smiley

PS: I'm not sure but it may be against the Crafster rules to ever start a post about your work with the words "I am not artist!"!!! Naughty girl! One hundred lashes with a wet paintbrush!!! LOL! If you are posting something that you lovingly made here on Craftster, then you are an artist of the highest caliber! XOXOX!!!  Smiley
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cre8ivegenes
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010 10:11:35 AM »

These are GREAT! and yes you are a ARTIST!!! A very good one. Being a artist just means you are able to overcome fear and FREE to explore and experiment with what you see and feel around you! It always cracks me up when when I tell people I'm a designer and they respond with WOW I can not even draw a straight line or a stick figure? Really . . . who needs strait lines and stick figures I love them as long as they live outside of the box!

Both your paintings are wonderful. love the colors. they make me happy! the blue one is a little more precise, exact and neatly arranged the second is more outside the box, free and a happy flowing mess in a very good organized way!

They are all great . . . keep playing, experimenting and having fun!

WELCOME!
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SlickTracy
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010 10:59:31 AM »

Incredibly Talented !!
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amalgam
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010 11:13:35 AM »

I love all your paintings! Plus, I second ecuadoriana's idea of making a quilt of the first painting so they can hang next to each other. Cheesy I'm definitely bookmarking this for future crafting inspiration. Smiley
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Crafty-Kat
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010 01:48:41 PM »

you are an artist... I saw your paint covered hand!!!  Grin
I agree, they all look great but my fav' has to be the flame one
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010 09:40:54 PM »

I like the squares it looks like a print from afar
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AmbiguousArtist
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010 10:42:08 AM »

These are very cool... anybody can be an artist, just creating a piece makes you an artist in my mind. I think you've done a wonderful job.
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klg_jlg
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010 08:33:03 AM »

The flower ones look great and I really like the blue one also.
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