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Location: Twisp, WA
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Shame I can't figure out how to edit my post, so here is my new website: www.SacredArts.net my old one is no longer in use.  
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This is a crocheted flower I made intermittently over the course of a month or so during spare time before bed, on airplanes, at airports, and for general relaxation.
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crocheted flower
 
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My first metal sculpture.
Of course it's not completed. I will be adding a head when the horns are finished.
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Ram horns
Ram horns
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metal sculpture
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Location: London, UK
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I occasionally dabble in watercolours, although not so much now.

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Location: NW Montana, USA
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I have a focus in animal and human portraits, always trying to challenge myself to learn new and better techniques.  I don't have a website because I've never been able to make money off art.  I mostly do it for myself or for friends.  I also do graphic business design and lots of other things.

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chalk pastel cat portrait just finished yesterday
chalk pastel cat portrait just finished yesterday
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graphite prairie falcon from a couple years ago
graphite prairie falcon from a couple years ago
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graphite golden eagle from a couple years ago
graphite golden eagle from a couple years ago
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chalk pastel horses I did for the neighbors this summer
chalk pastel horses I did for the neighbors this summer
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chalk pastel owl illustration from last year
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Black Snake inspired by the DAPL resistance
Black Snake inspired by the DAPL resistance
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graphite companion portrait (one of my first)
graphite companion portrait (one of my first)
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graphite portrait
graphite portrait
 
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Location: northwest AR (USA)
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Hi Jen, your artwork is spectacular. Selling art is a pretty time-consuming work for me, and I'm not making a living from it that's for sure. From what I've read, it seems an artist needs to get out there into the art fair markets, but doing that is also time and money consuming. I'm working on getting into exhibits... also time-consuming, and does costs some money but not as much. Just hoping to find an audience of collectors who want to buy. I may eventually give that up and just do it because I love it, lol, because it does seem like a long shot to 'make it'.
 
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Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
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In school, I took science classes instead of art classes. I've often regretted that. Never too late to enjoy myself, or learn new things, so here is my first painting.

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painting Hyrum dam Utah
First painting
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Wellsville Mountains and Hyrum dam
Inspiration for first painting
 
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Location: St. George, UT. Zone 8a Dry/arid. 8" of rain in a good year.
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Cross posting from the "show me your gates" thread.

My newest "art" gate.

I stole the quote from Poe (a line from Annabel Lee), so it's only fair I give his quote on art.  He's kind of a jerk in most of his comments, which is why I think I like him so much.

Edgar Allan Poe on art,
"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul. ' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist."

I'd agree, and I am merely an imitator of what I see in nature.

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Location: northern northern california
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been making the most of winter, doing a lot of craft work
just made a ton of feather pieces and a huge batch of dreamcatchers, some traditional round ones and also some of the spiralling ones i make...

still got a lot of pics to process but listing them ---> here on my etsy pages

and finishing up a batch of 40 with a lot more to photograph yet --->













 
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Location: NW Montana, USA
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Just finished a mule portrait for the neighbor :)
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I do eco dye and eco printing with plant and mineral materials...some that I can glean myself and some that I purchase. I use old table cloths , clothing or fabric found in thrift stores. All natural fabrics.
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stitched after dyeing from parts of a raw silk shirt
stitched after dyeing cotton with iron elixir made from rusty nails, water and vinegar for mordant
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raw silk again from thrift store
raw silk found fabric from thrift store
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silk shirt from thrift store
silk shirt and scarf from thrift store dyed and printed with logwood
 
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Location: Powell River, BC
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This is a knitted blanket of Pride flags made on a hand powered vintage knitting machine for a local LGBTQ+ art show.

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