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Musicmaker
in my studio, full of musical colorsand warm fuzzy dogs!
I have always loved music and art - and now I combine them!
Interests: PIANO and singing, painting, outdoors, digital photography, quilting, mixed media, dog psychology, scrapbooking/journaling
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The first 3 are of hair. I believe they would make excellent textures! The last 3 are of an IL creek that I discovered Thanksgiving weekend... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Having New Eyes
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The most recent assignment in Digital Art class was to take photos of a category that we chose. I chose to do closeups. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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Using several photos I've taken as a part of this class, we began to learn to use both the photoshop drawing filter and a tablet to edit and embellish actual photos. The last assignment was the extreme angles. Do you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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Worm's eye view, bird's eye view, and extreme angles. Interesting! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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So the current assignment is "structures". It's hard to take the 10 pictures required in only a few days, but here are the best 3: Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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So I seem to be perpetually running behind on posting the required photos for Digital Art Class! Here are my 3 favorite people, and then paint, photos... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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3 more photos to post, sky again! The first one is of a bit of the actual sky, with a gorgeous reflection of the sky in the Embarrass River, on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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So my late assignment (due Wednesday!!) was to post pics of the sky. With the high pressure system over the midwest, and hurricanes south and east, the sunsets have been phenomenal! 1st pic is sunset: 2nd pic is driving the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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I get to take pictures! Each assignment in Digital Art class involves taking photos. This week, the assignment is texture. Closeup pictures of the textures of anything. Textures can be used in Photoshop as an overlay, or a transparent layer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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My 3rd assignment in Digital Arts class is to take 10 pictures of objects, and post my 3 best! Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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Specifically, digital art class. I tried to enroll in a photography class for the summer, but it wasn't offered. Sigh. I live in IL and so many budget cuts mean so few classes offered. I enrolled in multiple art classes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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Specifically, digital art class. I tried to enroll in a photography class for the summer, but it wasn't offered. Sigh. I live in IL and so many budget cuts mean so few classes offered. I enrolled in multiple art classes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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In preparation for the February "Girls Night Out" I'm posting these examples of paintovers I've done, as well as some examples of what my students have done. I'm also posting some examples of photos that are good choices to paintover,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Having New Eyes
I'm back in school, since last August, for the first time in decades! This semester I'm taking Drawing 2 with Ann Coddington and we have an assignment that involves researching a contemporary artist for the benefit of both ourselves and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. The first week of November is Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. Just in time for the cold weather! For those of you who live in the Coles County IL area, there is an event upcoming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Is It Possible that there's more to this life than meets the eye? Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Why did God create you? Did He need worker bees to do what He's perfectly capable of doing? or did He want a really really big family to love, to partner with, and to live together with? Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Having New Eyes
I began blogging many years ago and enjoy it very much. My blog is the place I share stuff that I think will be a blessing to other people. I show off my art, share musical articles, and most importantly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Merry Christmas!! 2015 Christmas letter from yours truly, Cindy!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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October 8, in Hebrew tradition, is the Day of Atonement, one of many Festivals of the Lord. In the Hebrew calendar, it is the 10th day of the 7th month, and it is referred to as the Sabbath of Sabbaths.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Today I realize that the power of love is the power of God. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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When completed, Simply Music Gateway will be provided COMPLETELY FREE for anyone to use, at anytime, anywhere in the world! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Simply Music is the heart and soul of a man named Neil Moore. From his earliest years Neil Moore, the Founder of Simply Music and creator of the Simply Music Piano program, heard music and pictured it in his mind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Having New Eyes