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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Post something you or someone else crafted...here are some marker mosaics I have recently done.

I love doing these and now and then, I frame and hang them for a while.

The white framed ones are for 2 of my granddaughters who have birthdays coming up and these will accompany their gifts.  ♥

 This is Love and hangs alone inside the guest room I just redecorated a couple of weeks ago.
 The next three hang side by side under the shelf containing videos and DVD's which mostly belong to the grand babies.


GIVE
 FAMILY
LAUGH
                                JUSTIN BIEBER  for my little
                                 Belieber ... Will turn 13 in November.
                                            LOVE  BUG
                                        For Hailee Bug who is our Love Bug
                                         She will be 11 in October.









Jo

30 comments:

  1. That looks fun! Do you color something in or do you make the design yourself?

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    1. I design as I go. Sometimes have a color scheme...sometimes choose the colors as I go, too. It's very relaxing and I love the brightness of all the finished works.

      It is very fun.

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  2. Oh no, this looks like another group blog I may have to join!

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    1. I will happily hook you up, Nancy...if you want in!

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  3. Jo, you've been holding out on us. I didn't know you were so talented artistically. I knew you were a talented writer but these are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you very much. I really love doing these and pass many an evening just drawing and coloring to my heart's content! :-)

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  4. Markers? Are you nuts? That's like doing a crossword puzzle with a pen; no room for mistakes!
    They look great though, nice and bright and cheerful. I'm curious; How big are they?

    Okay,now I gotta go rummage through some old photos to find crafty thingees.

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    1. Lee Brooks...There is no right way to draw this kind of art! Anything goes. I just design as I go and usually like the results. I've tried the more confined shapes, triangles, circles, squares...even hearts...I love the freeform.

      These are 11 x 14 I am now working on a 16 x 20 and I have many from a sketch book either 9 x 9 ish...or the standard sketch book size.12 x 9.

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  5. Now that looks like fun! I remember having a preprinted page that I would color in as I wanted - no two would be the same. But doing it free-hand, now that really is a talent.

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    1. Thank you Kat...I like some better than others...but they are all fun
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  6. So jealous of people with artistic talents. One of my sons is very artistic. Don't know where he got it from.

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    1. I cannot draw my name...but I love to swirl and create textures and color! Lots of color. It's just so relaxing, I get lost in my drawings.

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  7. WOW! Those are great!!! I love the idea of making your own abstract art! I do know how relaxing it is to simply 'color'. I have my own coloring books and crayons but I haven't spent any time coloring since I retired. I used to do it to relieve the stress of my job. I had a very complicated career in state employment. My mind was reduced to that of a 10 year old by 5 pm on many days... LOL

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    1. Thank you Darlene. It's just fun and I love the textures you can create by stroking as opposed to coloring. Still learning some new things and experimenting a lot.

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  8. How pretty! I used to do something similar but with a straight edge.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. It's very fun to do.

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  9. Beautifully done Jo!! Love them.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks...you've seen them already! LOL

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  10. I always intrigued by abstracts and yours are lovely!

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    1. Lots of fun and no rules. Just art and shapes and colors!

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  12. Very colourful and so creative. Wow that's awesome.

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    1. Thanks Suzy. I really enjoy doing them.

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  13. You're going to laugh, but I had to look at these 4 times, before I found the letters in them. The first three times I looked at them, I only registered them as abstracts, and as with most abstracts, I never know what sort of comments to make on them. Then I finally saw the lettering, since the colour contrast was not particularly dominant.
    The pictures are reminiscent, I find, of poster art in the in early 1970's, and I was wondering what sort of images motivate you to design works like this.

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    1. Well, Celeste, I can't really answer that, exactly. I also am reminded of the 70's poster art when I do these. Maybe I am inspired to swirl and add points and use wildly bright or extremely soft colors based on the mood at the time of the drawing? I'm not really sure. I just know my relaxation is total when I get lost in one of these silly works and I am kind of taken back to that moment when I look at them finished and framed. Now the words, if I use them, are always meaningful to me in some way. Important words or words that touch me, in some way. Or the words will touch the person for whom I am drawing.
      The words are not meant to jump out, but rather to blend in.

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  14. These are beautiful, Jo! And so very colorful! I'll bet they just brighten up every wall they hang upon! :)

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    1. Thanks Linda...these are very bright! I have many that are softer color combinations. But these are fun and very vivid!

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    1. Why, thank you Miss Kelly! I am cool like that! he he he

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