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About artsynaturenut

I'm a creative warrior constantly fighting my battle with my muse against that nasty critic. I love to paint and do mixed media work either on the canvas or with art journals. I'll dabble in just about everything--bookmaking, photography, writing, etc. and get excited about combining them. Hence the mixed media!

Photo Phriday (revisited)

Just a little morning wake up.  Still trying to figure out how to transfer pictures taken on an Android device to my iPad?  Meanwhile, I will sit on my porch, drink coffee and watch the morning bloom.

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Outta My Head…

These crazy faces came right outta my head.  That’s true because I drew them with my eyes closed–no photo reference–no model in front of me–not even imagining a face I know or have seen!  (Disclaimer:  Any resemblance to anyone living … Continue reading

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Backgrounds for Breakfast

Cereal boxes make great substrates for postcards and it makes me feel like Mother  Earth when I’m being green and finding a use for a throwaway!  (Actually, I would recycle but this even feels better). Plus–free art stuff! Start by … Continue reading

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Riding Back to My Blog

Hoping to hop on this bicycle and ride back into the blog world after being absent for a very lo-o-o-ong time.  This little contour drawing was embellished with a bit of extra marker and watercolor.  It was one of my … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday #5

If you’re having a bad day or feeling down there’s nothing like a good walk in the woods to improve your outlook.  The rustle of the leaves, the earthy smell and the sun streaming through the branches reminds me that … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday #4

I have a thing for standing close to the trunk of the tree and taking a picture looking straight up.  Have gotten some great shots this way, however, looks like this is a tree you need be careful under or … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday

In keeping with the nature theme I seem to have going here I’ve reached back into my photo archives from a trip in a warmer climate.  We’ve had some chillier than normal days and nights and I find myself missing … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday!

Something about pulling nature up close and marveling at the tiny details lost in the big picture.  And I do mean big!  This leaf  was gigantic and could easily have been used for shelter on a rainy day but the … Continue reading

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Photo Phriday!

Wanting to play more with my camera and have been thinking about this for a while. What better way to create a little incentive–commit to posting at least once a week. Let’s see where this will take me!?

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Birds, birds, birds.

Nine birds down; ninety-two to go!  Joined the 101 Bird Challenge started by Corinne Bekker with a group over on Flickr.     Here’s my flock so far 😉 —

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