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Christy
Virginia, USA
Love art and done it all my life!
Interests: collage, gardening, church, mixed-media, altered art, assemblage, learning new things., reading, painting, family, traveling, watching local baseball teams, vt
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That is the finished project above and I love it. When I first bought it at an online auction among other items, its previous owner(s) had painted it blue then a tobacco gold at some point. It is probably teak... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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A funky canvas...I felt like painting a chicken. So....pushing back some of the areas that I didn't really want now with a layer of Titan Buff. Like the feeling and look of the feathery texture...may stay this way or not.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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My lilies were beautiful in spring this year and I just couldn't resist painting one. So here is the result below. Then I purchased a beautiful portrait by Shirley Lameta Lennon that she painted of a child in Uganda. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
The name, Dogwood Studio" picked itself. The builder of the house associated with the property loved dogwood trees. She had about four or five of them originally and the wrought-iron work had a dogwood design. Unfortunately, time took its toll... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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It's been a long wait...since last May. First waiting for the contractor to get started (which didn't happen until November!!!!!) Then the usual work, wait for next step, next sub-contractor, inspection, plus the unexpected moving of a telephone pole...a fun... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I've been reading Jodi Ohl's Abstracts in Acrylics and Ink and enjoying the heck out of it. Here's a link to Amazon if you want to see it https://www.amazon.com/Abstracts-Acrylic-Ink-Painting-Workshop/dp/1440346526/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485553415&sr=1-1&keywords=abstracts+in+acrylic+and+ink Anyway, it's a good book and made me excited about using... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Last year, I took Deryn Mentock's online class called, "The Merry Men of Winter." I highly recommend it. Lots of fun, lots of ideas and she provides ample flexibility in how you use your snowmen. So, here I am a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
When someone says something is a discipline, it means it takes hard work. Art, with all its subdivisions (drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, collage, etc) is a discipline. I've heard people say over and over, I want to make something but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Still enjoying playing with watercolors. The lure above is a vintage one that is a special one for my husband. There are more to come. The first hook is red and the back hook is the usual silvery hook. Not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I won't bore you with talking about each painting but these are some that I've done this year. I was trimming and spraying a few of them last week and there was 18 just of lures. Not bad. I'm loving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I still love my acrylics and mixed media. It's just that watercolor painting, a medium that I thought I'd NEVER pursue, has caught my attention. A good teacher, Jane Lafazio, in a one-day class in October, gave some direction in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I took a leaf from my Japanese Acuba bush. I started this plant from my mother's bush. It always has interesting spotted leaves on it. Here's how it progressed: I have had a few things surprise me when drawing. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Jane Lafazio is a great teacher and I got to take a class from her at Art Is You in Stamford, CT a few weeks ago. We worked on hot press watercolor paper, permanent black markers, watercolors and items from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I like estate sales. I find cool things there sometimes. I went to one in my neighborhood yesterday and came away with some interesting things. Even vintage art supplies (I found boxes of vine charcoal at one sale at another... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I recently took an online class, by Jodi Ohl, called "Funky Little City Scapes." It was great fun and well suited me as it builds your piece layer by layer and that's how I like to work a lot. Jodi's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
That is truly beautiful and meaningful!
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I picked up some wooden pieces at AC Moore a few months back. Base-coated them with white. I sketched out a few faces and went from there. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I don't remember where I got this little doll body...probably in some box from an estate sale and it had no arms or legs but in good shape otherwise. It's been sitting around for a bit and I ran across... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I decided to embed some stones in the heart when casting this one. I was a bit disappointed when I first unmolded it. I decided to give it time and work on other things. Then one day, I thought some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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The above had a sage green background and a few other details. The faces looked flat. But not in a cool, folk-artsy flat way. So it sat for a year or better. I took an online class from Karen Milstein... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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I had a collage that I did about a year ago and never finished. It just sat there. I liked parts of it. A lot. But it just, well, sat there. So, recently I decided it was a waste to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Yep, I've been absent for a while. Didn't realize it had been this long but here's what I'm working in for the moment...concrete. Kinda fun exploring some of its properties. Molding it... or borrowing nature for a mold... my cannas,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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Am I the only one who feels like this has been a really long winter? A few months ago, I decided to host a swap to get myself creating again so I decided on altered eggs. Not really Easter eggs,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections
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A freebie for today of some vintage things that I have. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Art Chickadee's Reflections