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05-01-2014, 06:18 AM
Hi ART " BUDS"http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/88676-octo1.gif

"AAAAKK" to quote an old cartoon character Cathy

it's May!!!!:D

I hope your first day of May is the first of a great month.


05-01-2014, 06:29 AM
I went to post comment in April cafe and realized it was May. Well, I still submitted a comment in April cause there is cool stuff in there.

05-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Hi Mrs. Parsnip,

Finally starting to work on April projects. They are too good to let pass by.

:heart: :heart:

05-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Oh goodie, can't wait to see - I got a wild hair and am working on a silk screen, fixing to print in a minute.
I'm looking forward to a homemade chicken pot pie and wine tonight .

05-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Hi there. I am kind of caught up in art journalling at the moment. Here's a page for a journal challenge on a workshop site. Done this morning. Very quickly. The challenge was 'getting to know you'; share your passions, history, loves, etc...

Mines is a small spread of 4 by 6 ins. Mixed media.


:heart: :D

05-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Liked it on Facebook and like it here too. You are doing really interesting journals.

Lets hope there are many postings this month...me included. :heart:

05-05-2014, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback Janet. I like making small journals from a folded sheet of paper...they are small enough to finish quickly...which is good when you want a completed project.

I am not posting any new projects for this month. I haven't done much for April's challenges..what with computer problems and all!! A breather to catch up.

But if anyone wants to start a project for May, please do.

05-05-2014, 08:51 AM
I think we all just want to catch up with the April projects...which are too good to miss.

I'm doing better with my new computer...but it is different. I hated it at first but I attached a mouse and now it is more familiar. It has a smeary art feature like finger paints that I'm playing with.

Happy computing :heart:

05-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Recent dabblings and daubings. An ACEO cross posted from the miniature board; oil on board, ACEO:


And a somewhat random study of a boy and his dog:


05-14-2014, 08:06 AM
I love your landscape Brian!! Great detail and sense of light. Also I am keen on any pix with people and animals together.

05-14-2014, 08:10 AM
I've been working on ATCs for an Ancient Egypt ATC swap. Here is one I did today. Last in my 4 card set. Its Ramses II as a boy. Acylic inks on papyrus. Papyrus is rather delicious to work on I find. The rest of the set is on my pinterest boards.




05-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Love that Egyptian thing. I would like to try out papyrus some time, but I'd have to make my own - I have never seen it for sale anywhere.

05-15-2014, 12:55 AM
I got my papyrus from amazon. I think the actual shop selling the goods was crafts of egypt uk.

05-17-2014, 08:40 AM
Interesting series from BBC on women artists of Renaissance.


Iplayer or download episodes.

05-23-2014, 09:08 PM
Hi all - I have been alot of places and done alot of things……that is a phrase my alsheimer mother— in— law wrote over and over when she wrote letters in the last part of her dementia..been alot of places and done alot of things , over and over and over covering the page…..which is what I feel like now

Cool, June - this is on real paprus....that is cool....I'll check it out.....I'd like to try working on it

Brian - lovely acrylic shoreline sketch. Did you do it plain air? Good body language between the boy and dog. I can almost see the motion complete itself some way and maybe even smell the dog....? yeah, anyway, nice

05-23-2014, 09:10 PM
Wow, your pinterest is wonderful!!! WOW,!!

05-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Had lots of artistic fun during art lessons at the school where I work.

I had the grade 6 class make masks out of paper plates, and of course indulged in one myself:


And here are the grade 6 artistic geniuses with their masks:




With the grade 8 class, we did a painting in acrylics on cardboard. I made a quick sketch after one of the famous and haunting Fayum mummy portraits (go look them up on Wiki!):


I got nowhere close to the elegant beauty of the original, but it was a quite educational exercise. :-)

05-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Love your masks Brian. I want to make one. What did you use for hair?

The expression in the portrait is beautiful. Good work.

The month is slipping by and I again have done nothing. Hope for a last minute post or two. :cool:

05-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Here are a couple of photos we took this spring of our new tin roof. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2014/88676-IMG_8153-copy.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2014/88676-IMG_8155-copy.gif

05-26-2014, 11:49 AM
Lovely work brian - VERY nice, almost iconic expression.

05-26-2014, 01:23 PM
Love your masks Brian. I want to make one. What did you use for hair?

The hair is just scraps of old wool, glued to the masks. :-)

05-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Lovely work brian - VERY nice, almost iconic expression.

That's what I love about those Fayum portraits. There's something mysterious and timeless about them. In some ways they look almost modern, in others, clearly very ancient.

05-27-2014, 10:57 AM
super masks brian. congrats to the artistic scholars!!

05-27-2014, 11:27 AM
Cross-post from the miniature forum's monthly project:


An ACEO in acrylics, which I decided to try out because oils are so difficult to manipulate on small scale. The colours are unfortunately not remotely as rich as with oils, but the paint sure was easier to push around. :-)

05-31-2014, 07:33 AM
Such a nice looking guy in yellow, Brian.

Here are two doodles, all I could manage in the last couple of months..


Ghost community

05-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Love your ghosts. Wrong time of year, of course: post them again closer to October. :-)

When I was a kid, I believed in the notion that ghosts dislike water, cannot go into it and can indeed not even go across it. And now you have gone and shattered that idea with your drawing of ghosts in the swimming pool. Eeek! How will I sleep this evening? ;-)

06-01-2014, 08:26 AM
My ghosts are very modern and cosmopolitan and adore water,.plus I never heard they disliked the wet stuff or I would have them lolling around a ditch :)

Halloween is with me all year...easy to doodle..