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Stacy Woolsey replied to Susanne Skene's discussion **CLOSED** Altered Coffee Sleeve Journal Swap! in the group Swap Art
"I agree with Susanne Riya. I think you are going to have a wonderful time finishing out the journal Kim created for you. It's got a lot of lovely spaces for you to fill in....and I LOVE that button on the front!!! "
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Nelson Failing commented on Georgette Livingston's photo
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Witch BJ Rides Her Broom & Wears A Clowder Of Cats In Her Hair!

"Ha ha Georgette, what a cute concept!!!..."
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sketch of Botanisk Have, Copenhagen

"Beautiful pencil work Helen!"
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Halloween Costume Series ! Sunflower #2

"Adorable and cute postings Georgette!!!"
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Stacy Woolsey replied to Susanne Skene's discussion **CLOSED** Altered Coffee Sleeve Journal Swap! in the group Swap Art
"Beautiful job Maureen! I love the faces you created and the theme is wonderful =)  Were the faces created using the same technique you used on the set of Frida atcs you made?"
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Derby Hats ~ My Eyes Are Blue

"Thank you Kat and Jim!  ♥"
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my first real wet-on-wet

"Good stuff Shell!, but I'm with BJ -- wet on wet????  Mary -- lol! ♥"
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Susanne Skene replied to Susanne Skene's discussion **CLOSED** Altered Coffee Sleeve Journal Swap! in the group Swap Art
"Riya, You must really be enjoying Kim's altered book because there's just so much room to do your own art journaling!  I think Kim's book is so gorgeous and there's such a nice flow with the colour scheme and craft paper she…"
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Susanne Skene replied to Susanne Skene's discussion **CLOSED** Altered Coffee Sleeve Journal Swap! in the group Swap Art
"Hi Lisa,  I'm happy to hear that the journal I made for you has reached its destination. If you end up making some paper let me know and if you're interested I wouldn't mind trading you a few sheets.  I love having a variety…"
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Kina

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I've fallen in to leaves

"Never would have thought it was yours Wray...but its cool anyways!"
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The theme for August is "Night"! 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-august-2014

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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!

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Time ATC Swap: Create 4 ATCs on the theme of "time" and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by August 31: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-time-theme-atc-swap

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Confidence .... vanishing?

Started by Paula Wear in General Art Room. Last reply by Paula Wear 3 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hi all. I hope I don't sound like a crybaby posting this, but I have to ask.....do you ever have periods of "great creativity" followed by a huge, depressing slump (the kind that makes you feel like you suck at what you're trying to do, and that you…READ MORE

Tags: Critics, Confidence, Self

Need Advice on Packaging and Shipping Drawings...

Started by Paula Wear in General Art Room. Last reply by Paula Wear 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi everyone :)Last month I was asked to draw portraits for a UK-based animal sanctuary. I've drawn a few of their "residents". These drawings will (hopefully!) raise money to keep the sanctuary going. Now for the questions.How do I go about…READ MORE

Tags: Packaging, Mailing, Shipping

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

Started by Elna Vlok in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing 3 hours ago. 172 Replies

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

"In Your Style" - GEISHA- 08/04/2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Georgette Livingston 7 hours ago. 162 Replies

Started by Nelson FailingThis challenge is open to all artists, whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art created by one reference/inspiration photo!For…READ MORE

Art Show Annoncement!

Started by Georgette Livingston in Hanging Out in the Studio. Last reply by Bette-Jane Schnabel 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

Though she hasn't announced this on TAC, or if she has -- I haven't seen it -- I will do so now on her behalf!  Our very own Angela Swensen is having her own art show tonight at the IAMA Coffee House in San Antonio, Texas!  Sooo so proud of her! …READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Thomas LaBadia *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Thomas LaBadia 10 hours ago. 26 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Thomas LaBadia from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.Thomas creates art journal…READ MORE

Portrait of my grandson Marcus...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 1 Reply

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

After a long break.....

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Terry Mellway yesterday. 6 Replies

Hi..After a long break to move to a new house, I am finally back to the easel.This time, it's another frog... I like painting them.... If I finish it in time, it will be entered in a local art show.It's being painted on a canvas (30"x30") , which I…READ MORE

What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Maritess Barranco yesterday. 30 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

Monthly Theme - August 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Sue Bledsoe on Thursday. 83 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

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