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Deirdre
Columbus, Ohio
Interests: Illustrating, painting, reading biographies of people with far more interesting lives than my own, anything pink, allowing The History Channel to put me into a trance-like state, funnel cakes from the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market, TCM, and the occasional drool over all things 'etsy'.
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...a few of my favorite things. As the weather grows hellishly warmer, and pollen, cottonwood, and small winged creatures begin to make the outdoorsy part of my life distasteful and repellent, I begin to find things to do around the house. In other words, something fun to do in the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at DKM art
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Answer: At some point in my life, they have both made me cry. Yes, you read that correctly. Now, please allow me to elaborate... When I was little, going to a fast food "restaurant", and I use that term VERY loosely, was a big deal. Fast food was not something... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at DKM art
I like this. I really, really, REALLY like this! The lines, the colors, all of it. Beautiful job for being an "experiment"!
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Hello, my darlings! Received the newest Illustration Friday challenge (wool) in my inbox, and remembered that I had an illustration of a spring lamb that I did on a page from a vintage farmer's almanac. So, I figured I would dust the little guy off, and submit it. Hope you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at DKM art
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Hello, my dear friends! Once again I must apologize for being absent for quite some time. In a nutshell, I had more injections done on the herniated discs in my neck. Suffice it to say, they did not take. So, for the last month, I have done absolutely nothing. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at DKM art
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Okay...so I wouldn't exactly throw these in my shopping cart at the grocery store, but they sure would be fun to look at...from a distance. I came across this watercolor the other day while I was going through some of my older work. Apparently, at the time, I didn't like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at DKM art
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Recently, the Missouri Botanical Garden (or Shaw's Garden, which was what we called it when I was a little girl) hosted a stunning (seriously, STUNNING) lantern festival, celebrating the Chinese culture. Unfortunately, I no longer live in St. Louis (whaaaaaaaaa!!!!!). However, my parents do, and they were nice enough to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at DKM art
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So, a few days ago, while perusing the internet late at night (note to self: Chewy Sweet-Tarts are NOT an appropriate "before bed" snack), I happened upon some of Andy Warhol's earlier work. Now, this wasn't the typical Warhol stuff...you know, the Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Campbell's Soup Can, Brillo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at DKM art
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If I had the energy, I would draw enough of these flowers to cover my entire dining room. However, that would be beyond monotonous. Wallpaper would be an exellent solution, but that solution is not meant to be. One of the many downsides of being a renter means wallpaper is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at DKM art
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous week, all. xoxoxo Deirdre Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at DKM art
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Hi all! Thought I would post a few pics of the inspiration boards I have hanging on the main wall in my studio/office/dog-napping-squeaky-toy-hoarding-room. I saw the neatest post on Anna Dorfman's blog, Door 16, about the C-U-T-E-S-T bistro lights. Well, it was actually a post on entertaining her friends for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at DKM art
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I am an animal lover. I have been an animal lover since day one of my life. If it is covered in feathers, fur, or even scales, I have loved it, kept it as a pet, and eventually mourned its passing. My goldfish, for example. Won at my elementary school's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello, dear friends! So sorry for the delay in posting. I have a couple of projects that I'm working on simultaneously, and I was hoping that they would be finished by now. But, ummmm, that would be a "no". So, because it's simply been as hot as all hell, and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello, my darling friends! When last we spoke, I was making plans to hit up the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market, located in the armpit bucolic, southwestern portion of Ohio. (Little known fact: Springfield was named the, "unhappiest city in America", in 2011. Don't believe me? Here ya go!)... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello to all! Well, here it is...my Illustration Friday submission. Kernel. That's right, I chose to take the completely obvious route, and go with a corncob. Oh well, at least I uncovered a few yummy sounding recipes for grilled corn on the cob during my endless search for inspiration. If... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at DKM art
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I thought I would stop by and wish all of you Moms out there, as well as you Dads that have also taken on the role of Mom, a very happy and wonderful Mother's Day! And while very few of you are able to sit back, relax, and eat a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello darlings! I hope this post finds everyone well and happy. I don't have too terribly much to write about...my life tends to go this way once every three months, or so. You know, when everything is simply normal. Nothing exciting (unless you want to count changing the alignment of... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello, you precious things, you! Well, believe it or not, I HAVE been working on my Fabric8/Spoonflower submission. The tedious time consuming part of it is finally complete. Don't get me wrong...I love watercolor. But attempting to stay "within the lines" is pretty much a pain in the ass, considering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello precious friends! I'm in the process of testing out a few new ink pens, and figured I would post at least one of the results. Yup...another mushroom sketch. I can't help it, they're just so much fun, and so damn easy, to draw! Anyhoo, I'm currently testing some new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at DKM art
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Just a quick post to wish each and every one of you a wonderfully brilliant Easter holiday! Now, go fourth and gorge upon sugary snacks, and I will see you soon! Much love to you all, and thanks so much for visiting! xoxoxo Deirdre Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at DKM art
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Dear Mother Nature, Apparently, we have a problem. I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but it is SPRING. Not Summer. Not the flippin' hella-hot days of July, or August, but...S-P-R-I-N-G. Ya know, I looked the other way when my winter was totally lacking snow. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at DKM art
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Okay...so...we all know that I'm not exactly the craftiest of gals. Do I love to get my craft on? God, YES! But, let's face it. I'm not one of those fantastic women that can create something that no one has ever seen before, and take the front page of Etsy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at DKM art
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Hello my darlings! I certainly hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day, because you ALL deserved to! Mine, with the exception of my boyfriend making me a yummy dinner, was spent taking care of our newly spayed Bonny. Poor little Bon-Bon. Oh, it was just horrific...she was in so much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at DKM art
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I just wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a very happy Valentine's Day! Go fourth and gorge upon chocolate, Conversation Hearts, and any other assortment of sugary goodies. You deserve it! I am currently caring for a newly spayed and micro-chipped (and hella'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at DKM art
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A "Birthday Princess", that is! Yes, folks, it's done...FINALLY! It may have been postponed for a few weeks while I was bedridden and whiny, but I finished it. At last, Anna's Princess crown is ready to rest, perched atop her amazingly talented little birthday head. Do you think she'll like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at DKM art