Category Archives: Art

Sculpture Saturday: Map of Tempe

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This sculpture stands outside the public library and represents a map of our town. It’s a little too abstract for me. I think the roundish stacked structure toward the top left is the stadium at Arizona State University, which would make the long flat area behind it the Salt River. I’ve wasted many minutes here trying to find my neighborhood; I’ve never succeeded.

More Sculpture Saturday.

Index-Card-a-Day, Week 1

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Every June and July I participate in the #dyicad (Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day) challenge. I commit to making a piece of art on an index card for every day for two months. The idea is that a 2″ x 3″ artwork is absolutely achievable on a daily basis.

I missed Day 1 of the challenge. Although I had ideas for the prompt (hopscotch), my sketches were unsuccessful, and I knew that Monday was just not my day.

Day 2’s prompt was marigold:

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I chose not to use Day 3’s prompt (which is only a suggestion). Instead I drew a self-portrait, because I want to get better at drawing people.

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On Day 4 I drew another person, not based on anyone in particular.

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Each Saturday for the next two months, I will show you my icads up through Thursday.

By the way, July is World Watercolor Month, when I make a watercolor on an index card (or maybe on an “illegal” watercolor post card) so that I can qualify for two challenges with one entry.

Creative Juice #193

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Creative Juice #193

Things other people have made. Things you can make. Interesting stuff to learn about.

Video of the Week #256: Surprising Butterfly

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Creative Juice #192

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Creative Juice #192

Creativity and beauty in spades:

 

Sculpture Saturday: Monument

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This monument stands in central Phoenix, Arizona:

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More Sculpture Saturday.

Creative Juice #191

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Creative Juice #191

Passing along helpful information and amazing art: