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Theresa commented on Theresa's photo
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Baby Bird on Leopard by Theresa Groom

"This is just metallic paint."
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Theresa commented on Theresa's photo
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Whimsical Baby Bird in Blue by Theresa Groom

"Thank you Bette-Jane, Katerina, Lyn and Nelson! Also congrats to you Nelson on the Profile of the Week."
35 minutes ago
Pat commented on Pat's photo
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Inside A Petal

"Whoop whoop Mr Nelson...lol"
45 minutes ago
Pat replied to Pat's discussion "In Your Style" ~Cardinal Challenge~ 03/01/15
"I like it Tommie!  It does look like fun...lol........nice job...Thanks for joining in!"
46 minutes ago
Pat replied to Pat's discussion "In Your Style" ~Cardinal Challenge~ 03/01/15
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Nelson Failing commented on Pat's photo
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Inside A Petal

"whoop! whoop!...off to pinterest"
50 minutes ago
Nelson Failing liked Pat's photo
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lisa commented on Nelson Failing's photo
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THE PERFECT DAY

"Incredibly inspiring art work you do"
53 minutes ago
lisa commented on Nelson Failing's photo
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FOREST OF DREAMS

"Never though of using water colors and acrylics together inspiring and the colors are beautiful"
54 minutes ago
lisa commented on Nelson Failing's photo
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ISLAND BEAUTY

"Amazing work love this to bits"
1 hour ago
k.i.m. artist posted an image

HEART MOSS

ACEO (2.5"x3.5") mixed media (ink, acrylic, torn paper) on green Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.
1 hour ago
Tommie Sullivan replied to Pat's discussion "In Your Style" ~Cardinal Challenge~ 03/01/15
" Abstract Cardinal -water color This is not what I had in mind but it was fun getting here ! There's a little reflection but you get the idea! "
1 hour ago
Nelson Failing replied to Thaneeya McArdle's discussion Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing *CURRENT*
"Oh my Gail....thank you for your incredible words of praise and appreciation....you are so sweet with such a beautiful heart...you know how much I love your artwork too...gorgeous stunning and fabulous to the max....thank you for…"
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lisa posted a status
"Thank you so much for all your positive and inspiring words"
1 hour ago
Nelson Failing replied to Thaneeya McArdle's discussion Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing *CURRENT*
"Awww Sharon, that is so nice of you to take the time to stop by and share your feedback but also to visit my gallery....you are just wonderful my dear...so happy to know you like my work....the feeling is mutual....your work is incredibly…"
1 hour ago
Nelson Failing replied to Thaneeya McArdle's discussion Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing *CURRENT*
"Hi Lyn....thank you for your very poignant words...I can relate to everything you said...its very very true...thank you for coming by and sharing your thoughts with me....I appreciate it!...and yes, an art academy would be so so awesome....have…"
1 hour ago
Nelson Failing replied to Thaneeya McArdle's discussion Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing *CURRENT*
"Hi Allan...so glad my comments helped you....that's what we're all here for huh?....building friendships and helping each other in whatever ways possible....thank you my friend for stopping by and commenting on my…"
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VC liked paula bettam's photo
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VC liked paula bettam's photo
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Abstract

"hey thanks johaley, it's appreciated:)"
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Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing

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The theme for March is "Seven Deadly Sins"! 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-march-2015

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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 Cardinal Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-cardinal-challenge-03-01-15

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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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Profile of the Week: Nelson Failing *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Nelson Failing 1 hour ago. 86 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Nelson Failing from Honolulu, HI, USA.Nelson creates eye-catching…READ MORE

Christmas Mailbox...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Terry Mellway 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

I know after a long, cold winter, no one wants to think about Christmas, but most Artisans begin working on their Christmas projects right after the New Year so I'm really a little bit behind schedule.  I wanted to work on some Christmas card ideas…READ MORE

NIKITA

Started by Lyn Sierra in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Jess 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

First attempt on drawing a smooth-haired Dachshund, black and chocolate combo, by pencil, pen, charcoal and colored pencil on acrylic paper.…READ MORE

Found my marbles....

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Terry Mellway yesterday. 17 Replies

My latest project is marbles in colored pencil.  It's very challenging to capture all the subtle color changes and all the light reflections and refractions but here are the results so far.…READ MORE

Tags: cast, shadows, reflections, colors, glass

Ideas for Groups

Started by Admin in Site Help. Last reply by C. Andrew Wolfe yesterday. 19 Replies

Do you have a great idea for a group? Groups are a great place for like-minded artists to…READ MORE

Starting a New Group

Started by C. Andrew Wolfe in Site Help. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle yesterday. 1 Reply

I'm not seeing a group for comics and/or "sequential art". I've considered starting one since that's an area of interest that I'm looking to learn and improve on, but I'm also not seeing an option for starting a new group.Is creating a new group not…READ MORE

(March 14, 2015) Profile of the Week: Rita Malsch

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Rita Lulay Malsch on Tuesday. 46 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Rita Malsch, originally from Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany and…READ MORE

sticky tape

Started by Christine Bowerman in General Art Room. Last reply by Desiree on Monday. 1 Reply

 Hy Im chris, can someone tell me what tape is used to tape down watercolour paper and will not tear paper when pulled off thanks.READ MORE

Online storage of art images?

Started by Audrey in General Art Room. Last reply by Desiree on Monday. 3 Replies

Hi everyone, it has been awhile since I visited.  Being a working mom with two children has been hard stuff.  I had asked a question similar to this a bit back.  I have several sketch books and some canvas paintings.  I was wondering if anyone knows…READ MORE

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I was out of touch ....

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