Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Spring Birds, Digital © Diane Clancy
Totally quoted from an email sent to me:
A quick update about this bill. It is poised for a final vote (date not yet announced) so please try to get your final "shots" in.
What illustrators and designers and photographers etc. are doing now is a postcard mailing blitz... (many of them are using their postcard mailers or printing off something quickly)
On the back they write: "Please vote NO on the Orphan Works bill-- H.R. 5889 for the House; S-2913 for the Senate" and sign it with their name and contact information.
No explanation necessary just "VOTE NO TO THE ORPHAN WORKS ACT."
**But here is the important part: **
**Any correspondence needs to be addressed to the DISTRICT OFFICE. **
Apparently, mail received at district offices, gets to the congressmen faster than it would if sent to their actual offices.
You can go to this link:
Just click on the name and it will take you to his or her website where the mailing address of the district office can be found.
Check out this article printed by the Boston Herald
-the cartoon that accompanies it is great!
~ Diane Clancy
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I don't paint that often these days - maybe once or twice a month, but I finished this yesterday evening about 7 before the sun went down. I sketched and painted it down at the barn and when the wind came up, I moved into my little tack room to finish. It was quite cramped in there with this large painting - a 4' x 3' canvas. I'm happy with this painting because it captures the body styles and personalities of each of my four horses. My four year - Fierte, My 15 year old - Cody, My 5 year old - Vinny, and finally my 10 year old - Georgia. Painted in oils with mostly a palette knife.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
ARE YOU OUR MOTHER?
Come on by my shop and browse around. The coffee's always on! :)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I gain inspiration from the different artist groups I belong to, as well. One recent challenge had me creating a Hamsa. Also known as the Hand of Fatima, the Eye of Fatima, or the Hand of Miriam, it is a symbol used to protect against the evil eye. The word itself, in Hebrew and Arabic, literally means "five" - some associate the significance of the five fingers to the five books of the Torah for Jews, the Five Pillars of Islam for Sunnis, or the five People of the Cloak for Shi'ites. In Jewish culture you can find it incorporated in wall plaques, mobiles, keychains and necklaces. Sometimes they are inscribed with Hebrew prayers for the home or travelers.
I decided to take a random idea of wire, pewter charms, and glass beads and make it a reality of a 6 inch wall hanging. This is the first time I have ever created something like this and I had a fabulous time! I am happy to create one just for you - I welcome custom orders! Simply drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or request a custom order through my Etsy shop!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Each ACEO includes my own lines of poetry, clipped from recycled book pages. "Found poetry" is when you think of poetic thoughts, then find individual words in printed text, such as an old book, magazine, newspaper, etc....cut it and arrange it to what you want to say.
Friday, May 23, 2008
We had three or four days of sun with temps in the 90s, I remember them well. Just last weekend the AC was a necessity. Now the heat comes on and it's in the 50s. I really enjoy warm summer nights. These dunes remind me of the Lake Ontario shore I visited each summer as a child. Able to stay up later because school was out, we'd play in the dunes until the sun set.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
9" x 12" oil on stretched canvas
I am not entirely satisfied with the beach area, but I think I'll let this one sit for a couple of days and see if anything in particular jumps out at me. All my new Daniel Smith paints (Cadmium Green Hue, Rich Green Gold, Quinacridone Gold, and Asphaltum) were used in this one as well as some old favourites (Cerulean Blue, Titanium-Zinc White, and Sap Green). I kept the palette fairly simple... but not too restrictive.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I listed 3 new one-of-a-kind BIRD collage' ACEO's and one original collage' in my Etsy shop late last night. One has "found poetry" and one has my own HAIKU. The other has text written in india ink. The collage' has found text ephemera. Check it out. :)
I'm having an ACEO CLEARANCE SALE through the month of May! See my original OOAK collectible ACEO's....very colorful, lively, vibrant cards.
Come on by! The coffee's on!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This work was created using a hand transferred image from one of my other paintings,inks,poetry,acrylics,glazing and collage techniques.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
3" x 4" watercolour on paper
This is a mixed media original painting on thick paper currently for sale in my ebay store.A feminine and light, airy piece, it includes indian inks,watercolour paints and gouache with conte crayon. Perfect in a light frame!
CLICK HERE to visit my store!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Switching things up again, I like to keep folks guessing, wondering what will she do next! Or in this case *What IS that?*, which happens to be the name of the contest challenge for this week at the photography site I belong to. I keep entering, but have yet to win. Last time, I got one vote so I think I am getting better!
Anyhow, if you can't tell, this is a shot I took looking into the opening of a conch shell.
Monday, May 12, 2008
waters, skies, pass days to nights.
- Text and image c Lynda Lehmann 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Rock n Water
11 x 14 canvas
$75 plus shipping
Friday, May 09, 2008
This is my very first attempt at an actual 9x12 portrait type picture,,it was supposed to look like somebody, but it didn't come out the way it should have, but I still like it :-), alright, I will admit it,,I am actually proud of it...lol
Of course if anybody figures out who it was supposed to be I will be happy.
Anyway, I have NEVER tried to do anything like this, if drawing is needed for my quilts, I usually get my daughter to do it.
I drew this using a #2 pencil and absolutely NO experience!
So what do you think?
Come on by and browse through the CLEARANCE section!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
This is a mixed media canvas painting entitled 'A Thousand Favours'. It features hand transferred image from one of my own original paintings along with indian ink,poetry,vintage letters,acrylics paints and glazes. The deep sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are fully painted and decorated as part of the work so the piece can be hung without the need for a frame. Piece measure 40cm x 30cm x 4cm (approx) and is currently available for sale in my ebay store. CLICK HERE to visit!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
And the tree needs some work still...too bushy I think, but it's a start, I may still do him as applique, depends on whether I get color ink or not.
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Ink and marker pen drawing 'Lady of the Shadows' was created on smooth white cartridge paper.
I love these amazing professional markers,they are well worth the expense,(even though it is taking me a while to build up my colour palette!) for illustrating,they blend so beautifully and are wonderfully portable-I take mine everywhere with me now!
This piece is currently available for sale in m ebay store CLICK HERE to visit!
Monday, May 05, 2008
Why not live where you can take advantage of nice weather?
Lovely little town, in the Abacos, the only motorized vehicles allowed are golf carts.
Notice the scenery isn't marred with power poles and street lights. Property can be pricey but many homes are available to rent for a day, a week or a month.
Bring your scuba gear, your snorkle and if you can, come over in your boat.
This little watercolor is an Art Card or ACEO measuring only 2.5 x 3.5 inches. There's quite a bit of real estate in this small space. You can see this painting and a few others at my Etsy store.
Visit my Beach Town
Just a quick post update today! - This is Tattered Fairy , a mixed media altered art style ACEO currently for sale in my etsy store CLICK HERE to visit!
What are ACEOs???? ACEO is the acronym for "Art Cards Editions and Originals". An ACEO is a small piece of art that can be defined by it's convenient 2.5 x 3.5 inch size. (Standard trading card size)
ACEOs are VERY different from trading cards however, because they are CREATED and traded or sold by artists. All my ACEOs are absolute ORIGINAL pieces of art! (Some artists choose to sell prints of their work -'editions' )
ACEOs are created in any medium available in the art world. Artists are creating them in ALL kinds of styles and varieties. There are no rules limiting the artist, outside of the size dimensions. ACEOs can be framed, propped, used as bookmarks,grouped together in larger frames......use YOUR imagination! Trading Card notebooks, sleeves and holders can all be used to display them.
WHY NOT BECOME A COLLECTOR YOUR SELF OR BEGIN A COLLECTION AS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR A FRIEND TODAY-THE VARIETIES ARE ENDLESS!
So, here's another one of my fractals. I'm really having a lot of fun with this program. I particularly like the combination of colors and shapes in this one, it's one of my faves so far. I actually like fractals that don't look like the average fractal, if that makes any sense to anyone.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
4" x 6" watercolour on paper
Feel free to email me if you are interested in this painting.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
As you can tell she is a quilter. She has a tote bag filled with quilts that need bindings, and as she waits for the bus, she does some work on her most recent quilt.
closeup of the quilt she is working on
her tote bag filled with quilts
the thread she is using, along with another project, a needlepoint piece in a hoop