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I’ve been doing some reading and having interesting discussions about the roll of spirit animals and guides in our lives. The study has inspired me to begin a series of illustrations of animals that resonate for me and my journey.  I’ve just completed the first of I hope many…. the Cat. The cat represents many […]

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Does creating visual art speak to your soul? Consider private/semi-private lessons to learn a new media, add more advanced techniques to your existing “tool box”, or just guidance through a project. Contact Debra at Lavenders Blue Art to set up lessons to fit your schedule and conveniently brought to your home. Debra@lavendersblueart.com

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I was asked to do a painting activity for a birthday party this past Friday. A very fun group of friends coming together to celebrate their friend’s special day. The birthday girl wanted to paint the slump wine bottles and luckily I had enough primed and ready to go. A great time was had by […]

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Here are a couple of prints from yesterdays efforts in Relief printmaking. Do they just scream for glitter?

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                                                                                I just LOVE printmaking!! All the different methods and techniques leave endless possibilities. To do […]

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Our focus in this upcoming class will be a Mandala design, a circular radial pattern. However there are so many possibilities with pierced and 3D cut paper. The artist can cut the paper and layer several together in a “recessed” design where the image is indented or recedes from the surface level. Or the artist […]

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Cut and pierced paper designs are a way of adding dimension to your art work. There can be patterns of cut flaps to give a 3-D effect, while seeing the layers and colors underneath. Sharp blades and careful cutting techniques can reveal delicate and intricate details in the final image. The artist is limited only […]

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Stretching my own watercolor skills, I worked with a few new techniques to further advance the finished look of my paintings. For this Hibiscus I painted in sections,  using wet on wet to start, and then adding layers of color as each section dried.  I masked the tiny dots of yellow pollen and the stamen […]

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For her sweet 16 birthday Ashley wanted a Justin Bieber theme for her and her friends’ art party experience. Portraits are difficult for most people, but a TEEN IDOL would be a real challenge for me to come up with. Inspired by the celebrity Pop Art prints of Andy Warhol, the girls started with a […]

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As children we entertained fantasies of becoming an actor, musician, dancer, or an artist. But somewhere along the way of “growing up”… we stopped. Being creative can be scary in a world that values logic over imagination. Perhaps it is now time to take a few steps to reclaim our dreams. Its never to late […]

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