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Dolls theatre

"you have such an interesting life! they are called 'marionettes' in french. :-)"
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Ghosts daycare

"ha cool."
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michele josiane martin commented on Ruth E. Sager's photo
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"very nice seascape ruth. i'm trying out a few, but i'm at the beginner stasge as you'll see! i'll post one in a while, ver basic though! yours are great!"
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A healthy heart

"gail this is vry lovely. i'm doing a coloured tangle right now and you've given me some ideas. i hope you don't mind if i borrow some tangles from you?"
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Lunch in the train

"you are such an expert now, i don't think i will learn it!"
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Lunch in the train

"he looks very comfortable ali!"
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michele josiane martin commented on Sarah Saywell's photo
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Mangrove Snake

"what is there to love? anyway, wonderful drawing sarah!"
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fantasy creature Elfdog

"haha great sarah!"
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Fennec Fox

"very cute sarah. i like him."
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Spyro: Year Of The Dragon.

"this is so cute...fabulous colours! i love the purple dragon!"
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michele josiane martin commented on Scott G's photo
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coon saw

"cool!"
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michele josiane martin commented on Brian Baltz's photo
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"and the colour. very nice brian. lol"
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"and the pattern! nice brian."
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"now this REALLY appeals to my sense of order. wow!"
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"i saw this one! very cool!"
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"you seem to have a diagonal 'thing'going on! i always go backwards through the gallery... well done. i like the white, the squares where i think you let the paper show through, is especially nice."
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"very nice brian. interesting design."
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Started by Kayte in Works in Progress. Last reply by Kayte 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

I am terrible at finishing projects and need some guidance with a piece I am working on.

help please - finish a project

Started by Kayte in Works in Progress 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

So here is what I have...  The plastic bottom center will hold concert tickets.  I am not sure how to finish this up…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - December 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Wraymona Low 6 hours ago. 47 Replies

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

Profile of the Week: Mana Pastelitos Poblete

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Anne Withers 6 hours ago. 8 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Mana Pastelitos Poblete from Santiago, Chile.Mana creates colorful…READ MORE

When to make a move to a Studio?

Started by Brian Baltz in General Art Room 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Here is the question. When did you or when will you make a move to a dedicated studio?Now before you answer let me give you a bit of background as to why i am asking this question. My wife and i were talking about getting me more space some how for…READ MORE

Tags: advice, stuggles, studio

Liking Your Mistakes

Started by Susanne Skene in General Art Room. Last reply by Brian Baltz 10 hours ago. 13 Replies

Hello Fellow Artists,Today, I want to leave you with this youtube video to watch.  My hope is, when you have viewed this video, that some of you will feel more encouraged, lighter in your approach in the art room and maybe it'll silence the critic…READ MORE

Chronic pain and art

Started by Jennifer McDonald in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Carla Cryptic 21 hours ago. 13 Replies

I have had a chronic pain condition for about 11 years now and have days that I simply cannot physically do anything. I have ideas buzzing through my head if I'm not too foggy to think. I'm finally getting some relief and have found that zendoodles…READ MORE

New to this site!

Started by Kathleen Roussel in Hanging Out in the Studio yesterday. 0 Replies

Greetings All!I am new to this site and am so happy to have stumbled upon it!  I have been looking to refire my creative mojo and this looks like a fabulous site to start with!I am Kathleen aka Morgan aka Morganlefaegaia.  I am a forty(ish) artist…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Rhinoceros Challenge

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Justyn Simon yesterday. 37 Replies

Photo from Gary Jones of Paint My Photo,…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Rooster Challenge~ 12/08/14

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 30 Replies

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

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