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“She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”
Dean Koontz

This is my little orange fairie house just outside the back door in a japanese maple tree. I got this effect by taking the photo without the lens attached. I found this idea at A Beautiful Mess. I'm going to try this with some other subjects and see what happens.

The winner!!! of the 21 Secrets Workshop registration is....


CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to everyone who entered the drawing!

To register for 21 Secrets, check out this post.

Continuing my commitment to share fun finds here at DY: 

Karen of I am Rushmore has added her delightful creative bits to our postcards for the collaborative mail art project. Here's the introduction to the project, to see where it started.

Mary of uncustomary is {creatively} working through 100 ways to be creative.

At Ten Paces and Draw, illustrations of various characters from the beloved Downton Abbey.

Diane adds insight to the discussion of Free + Sustainability in her post Re-Calculating. This progression of thought stems from her rational choice to cease her podcast. Don't skip the comments. I wrote about the demise of Diane's podcast in this post

For years, I've been enamored with the fashion photography at The Sartorialist.

Love Lizzie Bo's collaged pages at Green Glass.

Helen Dardik's designs make me happy.

Eden adds the finishing touches on her drawings with a Sakura Micron. 

Ricë shares thoughts on dying fabric at Notes from the Voodoo Café and here's my fav quote, "I learned The Science Part--the rules, the steps, The Right Way--and then I moved on to The Art Part: playing around and seeing what it can do."

I'm loving the cut+paste therapy that Aimee prompted. Check out the links to the yummy gluey goodness at Artsyville.

Tommy Kane created a happy video called Let's Dance

Kate doodles with such a cool graffiti feel in Dawn's book Art Doodle Love. I drew in the book in slicci pens and gelly rolls for the book's blog hop.

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Reader Comments (3)

Oh! Tammy! Thanks so much for the shout out. :-) I'm also really enjoying Karen's posts on collaborative mail art.

03.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary

thanks for the link to Diane's post - it was pretty eye opening and thought provoking.

I've read your blog periodically for months (years?) and your ICAD approach was one of the things that convinced me to try drawing again after years away. Well, in my practices and readings since then, I came across an article, which I think some of your ICAD artists might enjoy.

Principles of Composition: Opposition and Transition discusses a way to use simple lines to explore a picture's composition, based on an art book from 1912. About 20% of the way down the page, there's a line art pair showing how lines match up against a tree and fence composition. Seeing it gave me a sudden gut sense of space and weight, that was a neat breakthrough.

I'm planning to make some playful doodles using that concept, and see how it feels to work with that in a few different ways. And that made me think of ICAD, and think to come back here and share my discovery!

03.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSkywind

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