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(Under The Sea) Octopus Style Challenge

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"And ps: glad Autumn is coming...for we'll see more of your arts coming! ;-) Muah!"
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"IN YOUR STYLE" ~ UNDER THE SEA (OCTOPUS) CHALLENGE ~ 9-1-2014

Started by Georgette Livingston in Style Challenge. Last reply by Georgette Livingston 3 hours ago. 19 Replies

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Back to work after 4 years

Started by Calsanne Steward in Hanging Out in the Studio 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello there, I've been pretty quiet for a while and its because I've recently been accepted for not one but 2 jobs, after 4 years of being job-less.Job 1: has me getting up at 4am and getting home between 8 and 10 pm. It's a direct sales job and I'm…READ MORE

Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: The Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Book

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Giveaways!. Last reply by Bindu Saju 8 hours ago. 27 Replies

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance towin a free copy ofThe Everything Girls Ultimate Body Art Booka 128-page book by Thaneeya McArdle (yeah that's me)! This fun…READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Julia Ruane-Smith *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Wraymona Low yesterday. 8 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Julia Ruane-Smith from Norfolk, VA, USA.Julia creates colored pencil…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - September 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum yesterday. 0 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for September. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - AliveThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Hot Air Balloon Challenge ~ 11/11/2013

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 51 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of hot air balloons.(Image courtesy of Bob Havens Paint My Photo). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style".This Challenge is open to…READ MORE

ATC cards versus ACEO cards

Started by Georgette Livingston in General Art Room on Sunday. 0 Replies

As I specialize in ACEO's (miniature art cards 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" in size) I have been asked by several members of the Art Colony what the difference is between ACEOs and ATCs.  Basically as far as the size and the art, nothing.  They both measure the…READ MORE

How to create good digital images of your art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in General Art Room. Last reply by Joy Evans on Saturday. 20 Replies

I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE

(August 23, 2014) Profile of the Week: Priyanka Sharma

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Priyanka Sharma on Saturday. 15 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Priyanka Sharma from Gurgaon, Haryana, India.Priyanka creates portraits,…READ MORE

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