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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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Zebra Mug, original artwork Mug by cbet_99 Hippo mug, Original painting Coffee Mug by cbet_99 Elephant Mug, based on an original painting Mug by cbet_99 Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Having New Eyes
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Having New Eyes
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the Phanatic, in Philadelphia. What's Beautiful (#3)? Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Having New Eyes
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What's Beautiful (#2)? Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Having New Eyes
What is beautiful? Our lives are beautiful, our situations are beautiful. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Having New Eyes
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I've decided to major in art. Duh. Painting is something I've always loved, and I've discovered that it's easy for me, intuitive. Here are the results of my final project in Painting 3. The assignment was 3 themed paintings. Summer... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Having New Eyes
"When I grow up I want to be a chair. I want to be a chair because..." Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Having New Eyes
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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 Dec 11, 2017 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