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Arts and Crafts
by Terry Ma - Thursday, 1 November 2012, 11:59 AM
 

I'm a painter and knitter, and would love to see what other people are doing when they aren't studying or taking care of real life stuff.

Here is a watercolor I call Sleeping Giants, from the Vicksburg Battle Park, MS.

 

And this one is my current work in progress.  It's colored pencil and is my dad's dog for his Christmas present.

Let's see what you do!

Linda Andrews, Director
Re: Arts and Crafts
by Linda Andrews - Thursday, 1 November 2012, 2:39 PM
 

You are talented!!!  Thank you so much for posting those samples of your work.

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Pam Co - Thursday, 1 November 2012, 3:00 PM
 

Wow... those are both terrific; not sure which one I like better, but you have got it goin' on, in both types of media. =) Your dad will be over the moon with that portrait of his pup; the textures and depth of color are amazing. 

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Terry Ma - Thursday, 1 November 2012, 3:28 PM
 

Thanks Linda and Pam for the kind words.  I usually use a combination of watercolor, india ink and colored pencil, but I'm moving more and more to pure CP.  It's relatively inexpensive, very portable, and I don't have to keep fishing cats out of the rinse water.  I don't know what it is about pigment flavored water that they love so much, but I have visions of waking up to the Mutated Two-Headed Cat that Ate Shreveport!

Terry

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Marie Fu - Thursday, 1 November 2012, 7:49 PM
 

Terry, those are absolutely beautiful!  The texture and shadowing on the dog picture is unbelievable!  I actually just bought some pencils and paper and have just started!  My mom was an artist and I have always had a desire to give it a try and I felt this was an inexpensive way to get started! 

Thank you for sharing! 
Marie

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Terry Ma - Friday, 2 November 2012, 7:45 AM
 

Thanks Marie.  I think you'll really enjoy the pencils - I warn you, they are quite addictive.  If I can help you with it in any way, just let me know.  I'm anxious to see your work.

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Debbie Jo - Thursday, 8 November 2012, 5:09 PM
 

Awesome!!!  What a fantastic talent!!

 

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Terry Ma - Monday, 12 November 2012, 8:13 AM
 

Oh thanks!  But I'm sure there are others out there doing beautiful work that we can enjoy seeing.

Linda Andrews, Director
Re: Arts and Crafts
by Linda Andrews - Monday, 12 November 2012, 9:15 AM
 

Not me! I can't even draw a stick cat!  My mom could draw, paint, crochet, embroidery, sew, play the piano, and speak about issues on local TV shows, something I wouldn't dare to think about doing. I used to play the piano well, but rarely play now.

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Debbie Eg, CPC-A - Monday, 12 November 2012, 6:29 PM
 

Those are awesome! 

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Re: Arts and Crafts
by Inge Ba - Monday, 12 November 2012, 7:42 PM
 

Wow!  Beautiful pictures.  The dog looks so real, each hair neatly placed.  I've never been into arts and crafts, but my sister has a real talent for it.  I grew up playing the accordion, but haven't played in years.