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Cynthia Emerlye
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Circle Flower Mandala - an adult coloring page
Now that the holidays are over, I've begun to work on some new coloring pages for a secret idea I have -- to be revealed in the future.  For the next few days I will be working on some mandalas and other designs.  I need to build up a body of extras as a cu...

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FOLLOW ME ON MY ART PAGE:  I hadn't realized that all my Emerlye Arts blog posts were appearing here on my personal google+ page.  I've changed that now so if you still want to follow my artwork, please go to my Google+ EmerlyeArts page.  https://plus.google.com/b/102068163574731551926/+Emerlyearts/posts

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Finishing This Year's Collection of Ribbonwork
Yay!  I've finally finished assembling all two and a half dozen ribbonwork pins for this year's collection.  I only have to sew the backings on each of them, which will take a few days - a much easier task.  Each one of these babies takes about 3-5 hours ea...

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Halloween Ribbonwork Treats
I have a sleep hangover from staying up too late watching Halloween movies and assembling more ribbonwork pins.  With only eight more to go before this year's collection is completed, I've been roaring toward the finish line, working on these for at least t...

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My Ribbonwork Compulsion
Assembling these ribbonwork flowers is like crack. I just can't stop even if one takes me several hours. I think about it all day. I even dream about making flowers. Last night I dreamed of a new way to make a leaf bunch out of ribbon and now I'm compelled ...

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Ribbonwork Hat, Coat & Hair Ornaments
I've begun to assemble the ribbonwork flowers I've been making into pins.  These can be worn as hat or coat ornaments or adapted with combs to be worn in the hair.  Stay tuned for many more.

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Therapeutic Art Class: Creating Creatures from Paint Blots
We had a fun class today.  First we made paint blots using liquid acrylic ink.  Then, after about an hour of drying,  each person picked one that "spoke" to him and, using a black permanent marker, transformed it into a Creature.  A fun Halloween imaginatio...

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Creating Ribbonwork Pins
Talk about burn-out!  Here's why I only do one labor-intensive collection a year: Tasks to create one ribbonwork pin:  Sew ribbon into basic flower shape. Sew this to crinoline. Sew 2-4 leaves and sew them onto crinoline. Choose embellishments. (This takes ...
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