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Maddy & Modine

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Marteeta In Spain

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Can You Play?

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Poolside Olympics

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Pogo & Lucy Series ~ April Showers

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Beth and Friends

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TANGLED CARDS

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BIG ON LOVE

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I LOVE A GOOD TANGLE

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Jayne Somogy replied to Rebecca Medley's discussion More than one type of art?
"Hi, all!  Some of you know the other things I do; for those of you who don't, I am (or used to be) a professional belly dancer--that's very creative, especially as all my performances, except when doing choreography with a group, were…"
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Deprivation

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Last minute revesion

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Profile of the Week: Bess Li

Check out the dreamlike watercolor paintings of Bess Li! Read a Q+A with Bess here.

 

Each week we spotlight one of our members as "Profile of the Week", featuring an interview with the artist and a selection of their art. You can visit our current POTW by clicking above or browse past POTWs by clicking here.

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The theme for April is "wildlife"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-april-2015

See what others created, too!

Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

NEW Hippie Bus Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-hippie-bus-challenge-04-13-2015

Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory

Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:

One Color a Month Swap (Green): Make 4 ATCs (2 for 2 partners) out of tints and shades of red, and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by April 17: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-april-green

Wet Felting Swap: Make 3 wet felted pieces and receive 3 in return! This swap is suitable for beginners, with links to tutorials. Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your wet felted pieces to Susanne by mid-September: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-adventures-in-wet-felting

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More than one type of art?

Started by Rebecca Medley in General Art Room. Last reply by Jayne Somogy 30 minutes ago. 23 Replies

How many of you out there do more than one type of art/creative venture?  For example, doing painting, as well as sculpture, or knitting.How many different things do you do/enjoy doing?  Do you sell all types of things you make, or only one type?READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Hummingbird Challenge~ 02/02/15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jayne Somogy 53 minutes ago. 55 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a…READ MORE

"In Your Style" - Leopard Challenge - 03/16/2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jayne Somogy 58 minutes ago. 24 Replies

This challenge we have this amazing photo of a leopard,Leopard Lurking,…READ MORE

Tags: leopard

Profile of the Week: Bess Li *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Jayne Somogy 1 hour ago. 20 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Bess Li from West Hills, CA, USA.Bess creates dreamlike watercolor…READ MORE

"In Your Style" - Hippie Bus Challenge - 04/13/2015

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a…READ MORE

New to painting

Started by SUSAN CHARLES in General Art Room. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle yesterday. 1 Reply

Hello all. I have been a collage artist for some time but I dabbled into painting last year and haven't looked back since! I would love some tips to help me get better and also marketing ideas because my dream is to provide affordable contemporary…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - April 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Megan Marie-Ann Miles yesterday. 67 Replies

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

Artist Block "help line" :P

Started by Elmarie Smit in General Art Room on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I don't know about anybody else, but artist's block is a very much recurring ailment in my life. I got this "advice" on dealing with it on Wikipedia, so I thought I might share it here in case somebody else needs it at some pointBlessingsEREAD MORE

(April 4, 2015) Profile of the Week: Erin Bailey

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Nelson Failing on Wednesday. 34 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Erin Bailey from Kelso, WA, USA.Erin creates whimsical art journal pages…READ MORE

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My Art Journey

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