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Friday, April 18, 2014

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~"It's Friday... But Sunday's a Coming"


    I found this video and I thought It was just beautifully made. The artwork is done so that it looks three dimensional and the message...the message is of the Ultimate sacrifice and LOVE.                

  It's Friday....But Sunday's a Coming

                          uploaded to You Tube by: Don Buck P Creacy


Blessings, Joanne

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Sensational Art on Saturday~~~Dave Wallace Stop Motion Photography

Hi Bloggy buddies! 

                       Well, it seems I'm a bit late again with Artsy Fartsy Friday.....so I guess I'll have to change it this week to Sensational Art on Saturday!

   Anyway  did you know that I absolutely love stop motion photography?... There a lot of very creative artists out there! I have posted several incredible works of Stop Motion here on this blog and today is no exception! The Artist I am featuring today is Dave Wallace.

"Who needs a video camera when you've got 2335 photos? Follow the adventures of two young photographers as they meet and create memories together" ~Description on You Tube

         Produced and uploaded by: davewallace4  <---click to see more of his amazing work  

Didn't you just love that?!

          Have a wonderful weekend ...

                     and maybe take some time to look at some old pictures!

                                        Blessings, Joanne

Monday, March 31, 2014

My Dog is a Cheater

 I always knew my dog was up to something....

              I knew that he was a bit sneaky

                         and resourceful

                 He has an air about him

                            a Je ne sais quoi

 But I never imagined he would cheat on us

        I never thought he was a doggy bigamous

                When I found out I was shocked.

            How could he???!!!! Say it ain't so Max!

               How did he manage the plane fare?

         Where in the world did he get a passport?

              How did he hail a cab to the airport??

All these questions and more I have asked myself over and over again

          Then I took a look at his other "family"
                                      Baby George is too cute! New official photo of Kate, William and George released

  And I said to myself It's just a matter of time before he gives us the old heave ho.

He's probably got his own butler....lucky dog.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~The Art of Color Pencils

        When I was in 6th grade we studied Greek Mythology. I was entranced by the stories and the images that filled my mind. I fell in love with  the name Persephone and was convinced that I would grow up and name my daughter that name....I am sure my daughter is grateful that I did not, but I still think it's a cool name.

        Anyway, The teacher announced that there would be a class project and we would all collaborate to create our own Greek Mythology book.

           A lucky student would have their work chosen to be the cover.

                 More than anything I wanted my art to be chosen.

                          I painstakingly tried my best to draw a perfect cover.  It was well after my bed time and I was still erasing and drawing erasing and drawing again. My Mother peeked in and said "Joanne, it's getting late; aren't you finished yet?" I pleaded for her to let me stay up a bit longer. I just needed my picture to be perfect. Once my lines were drawn out I carefully used my colored pencils to shade and fill in my artwork.

The next day I happily went to school and I was positive that mine would be the one chosen for the cover.

                I stood on line waiting to turn in my work...

                                   Then I saw my friend "Elizabeth's" entry. 

                                              She used real art paper. Her colors were numerous and her shading was perfection. The togas of the people on her work were flowy and even the tiniest detail looked like a professional had created it.

I looked at my own work and suddenly I wasn't as hopeful.

            I had only four or five colored pencils and my shading was almost non existent. Where I did not see them before, eraser marks were now very very numerous and noticeable.

        My work was not chosen for the cover.

                   When it came time for the big test however, I recieved one of the highest grades in the class.

Now I have a closet full of art supplies and whenever my children have a project due they always go there for some inspiration.

 I admit I have helped them and they might say that I helped a teensy weensy bit too much.

 Ex: My Daughters native American shoe box project. Hers was the only one with a hand crafted polymer clay tee pee and  felt fabric stream and there might have been a camp fire made from colored tissue paper. There was also rumored to be peg people...one with a papoose on her back, but I digress...

             Here is an Artist who can never ever say she has run out of colored pencils. This is an ad for Faber-Castell pencils but the art made from them is Amazing! Please enjoy

                      Uploaded to You Tube by: TROY

                    Here is another video. This time the artist creates an incredible reproduction...you won't believe your eyes! She uses colored pencils to make one of the most realistic drawings I have ever seen! Her name is Lisa and she is the artist behind Lachri Fine Art    enjoy!!!

                    Posted to You Tube by: Lachri Fine Art  
                                                            Artist: Lisa

Have a Colorful Weekend!!!

                       Blessings, Joanne

Friday, March 21, 2014

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~Birds on The Wires

I was over at Claudia's blog Mockingbird Hill Cottage ( if you haven't checked it out please do...she is wonderful!)

Anyhoo, Today she posted about a flock of black birds that suddenly took over her tree and as quickly as they appeared ...they were gone away on their journey. I commented that whenever that happens in my back yard ...It sort of freaks me out a bit....Then yada yada yada I went  on my weekly search for an art post for today and I found this.....

It seems a Man saw a news paper pic of birds on a set of wires....and to him they looked like notes on a music sheet. The rest my dear bloggy buddies is sweet genius.

Please enjoy Birds on a wire By Jarbas Agnelli

Here is what the artist had to say 

"Reading the newspaper one morning, I saw this picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.

This work was made over the original photo, un-retouched, published in one of the biggest Brazilian newspapers, "O Estado de São Paulo" on 27/aug/2009, and shot by Paulo Pinto (note: I just erased the birds for effect at the end, but didn't change their positions at all. What would be the point?).

I've made this short video to demonstrate my interpretation of the birds as notes."

Music made with Logic.
Video made with After Effects.

Jarbas Agnelli


Doesn't This put you in a springy mood?! Thank You Claudia for the Inspiration!

        Happy Spring!!!
                    Blessings, Joanne