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"Love this! I think there's going to be a full moon tonight!"
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"Now you just need someone walking in the moonlight!"
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"Love the love!"
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"Love this one! Maybe he's on his way to a clandestine meeting! "
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"Really nice Kathleen, I like a puzzle"
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""Fun ~ Come join us! "In Your Style Challenge Forum" New challenge starts today -~"In Your Style -UNDER THE SEA (OCTOPUS) CHALLENGE."
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"Great tree, love the background. Gives me a Van Gogh feeling."
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"Kimmie is very smart and home schooled for years. They, also, took Chinese in school. "
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"I will think back............think maybe I felt that once! :) You are acting like a man in love, however!"
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"Absolutely correct."
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"Mandarin is an extremely difficult language. Impressive that the kids have learnt it"
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Profile of the Week: Julia Ruane-Smith *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Wraymona Low 9 hours ago. 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 10 hours ago. 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" ~ UNDER THE SEA (OCTOPUS) CHALLENGE ~ 9-1-2014

Started by Georgette Livingston in Style Challenge. Last reply by Georgette Livingston 12 hours ago. 6 Replies

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"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 yesterday. 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

Monthly Theme - August 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Laurel on Saturday. 91 Replies

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

Portrait of my grandson Marcus...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Laura Luisa Cowell on Friday. 3 Replies

This little fellow is 18 months old and he's the happiest little boy around.  Red, red hair and blue eyes and rosy cheeks.  I've been doing portraits of all my grandchildren over the last few years and I still have three to do not including this one…READ MORE

Tags: Marcus, baby, redhead, Portraits

"In Your Style" - Elna's girls - 18 August 2014

Started by Elna Vlok in Style Challenge. Last reply by Sze Min Ang on Friday. 215 Replies

Hi everyone :) Meet Belle :) She is my latest girl and the topic of our new style…READ MORE

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