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Well, it seems a very Scottish spring with snow and hail. Do we need something a bit more appropriate perhaps?
https://sunsrays.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/only-yesterday/
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Busy busy busy, so another from the archives
https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/more-from-the-archives/
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Something a bitty different again, not quite what I had been looking for so desperately all that time, but I guess what's lost is lost. Wondering now whether to pick up the quill again....
Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.
GB : https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/reminiscing/
D : https://schattengestalten.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/erinnerungen/
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it is when I use the telephoto lens and look between the neighbours' houses haha. seriously though, i can't complain, it's worth getting up for in the morning.
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I stand quietly while you do somersaults on the bed as you aren’t being naughty, you are just trying to get your out of sync body under control. I stand quietly by the toilet door every time you ne...
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Pfft, I nearly wrote Good Morning when it's way into the afternoon already. Posting late today as I had to run some errands first. It's another from the archives (that is the attic). I might have something new to show by next Friday, though, so watch this space.
GB: https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/accomplishment/
D: https://schattengestalten.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/accomplishment-geschafft/
#art   #painting   #gouache #shadedfaces #scotland #moray  
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Dreams are good, how drab would life be without them :-) xx
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Enjoy the sun while it's here and have a good weekend!
https://sunsrays.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/signs-of-spring/
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Thank you, +Edward Bishop. It is going to get cold an snowy again in the next few days, so I thought it would be nice to keep this reminder of imminent (I hope) spring in mind ;-)
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Life is a bit hectic which is why I missed last week's post. Today's is a charcoal drawing to pull my out of my comfort zone...
https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/old-packhorse-bridge/
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+Sonja McAlister I didn't mean go drawing today. But I'll look forward to coffee when you find a space in your diary :))
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I don't have a photo of the eclipse, as it was cloudy during most of it until the very last moment, by that time I had packed the camera away in frustration, grr.So only another progress report today.
GB: https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/bluebell-walk-take-2/
D: https://schattengestalten.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/bluebell-walk-2/
#art #pastel #painting #shadedfaces #scotland
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Nae finished, far from it, hmpf! Too many problems on the way, maybe next week, eh? Here's a small corner of it, though...any good?
GB: https://shadedfaces.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/bluebell-walk-take-1/
D: https://schattengestalten.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/bluebell-walk-1/
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+Sonja McAlister I'm not sure how I missed this --- not at the computer much and my phone apparently lets things slide. :o/  Anyway, your work is always so delightful. Sorry you had to go through such tribulation to get to this point. Thank you for sharing all you've gone through -- it's fascinating to see/hear all the work that goes into a piece of art. Looking forward to the finished product -- the sunlight you've captured, sifting through the trees, is lovely.

When you speak of soft pastels, are they somewhat like chalk? I think those are just called pastels here. We have oil pastels, too, that leave a more vibrant color on the paper and are more like a really soft crayon. Not the best description, but I've only just had my coffee. :o)
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Ugh. What a pain. At least you've officially put this down on "film" for posterity sake (or whatever) -- in case you do end up having to throw it out. Funny how our children rarely remember the things we remember. :o)
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Pencil Portrait Artist and a bit of this and that. Photographer, Gardener, Crafter....
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I smile, I dig, I pick, I click, I draw, I paint, I make, I look, I see, I watch - a while - and smile.
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Mostly, I draw people and animals from photographs, but I like making things in general. And I love my garden and watching everything grow.

Hm, I got my first DSLR not long ago. Just a basic entry level one. But it's getting put to plenty use and some of the results will turn up here for folk to review and tell me where I'm going wrong. There's lots to learn!

Here are some of my attempts:

http://www.googleplussuomi.com/thumbs.php?id=104430457268332821747&width=400


Or visit (and please follow) my new photoblog:  http://sunsrays.wordpress.com

My drawings and other art and craft work will turn up here: http://shadedfaces.wordpress.com
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