ANCIENTS and IMAGINATION…

MY STORY IN 6 WORDS: I wonder when ‘lockdown” will end.

Hello, dear ones. I hope you’re not cleaning footprints off your walls as we all become more anxious for that feeling of freedom! I guess the key for Michael and me is keeping busy… doing things we enjoy. How are you passing your time?

My art challenge groups are as busy and demanding as ever…sometimes requiring me to stretch out of my comfort zone as I create. I’m realizing that most of my art is reality-based, so when I’m presented with a theme that requires a more whimsical approach, it’s difficult for my mind to work that way! I try, though, in the hopes that my mind and art will expand their boundaries.

DIGITALMANIA, (https://www.flicker.com/groups/digitalmania) is a perfect example of my aforementioned problem THIS WEEK. Our “artist-in-residence” is SUZANNE SBARGE, a contemporary artist who likes to depict hybrid characters and creatures, exploring the place of animals in the human imagination. She works with current, extinct and imagined animals and fauna in a surreal manner. Here are a couple of HER creations…

and here are a couple of mine…

For SUNDAY POSTCARD ART (https://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com) this week, the theme was an ancient one…to create art with an EGYPTIAN flavor.

…and for next week, SUNDAY POSTCARD ART’s theme is BUILDINGS. I worked a bit ahead…

I worked a bit ahead on this one, too… THE THREE MUSES (https://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com) asked us to use MONA LISA in our art…I really enjoyed this one!!

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe…we still have a ways to go.

Big Hugs, abbyj

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I'm a wife, a Mom and a Doodleloo (the name my grandchildren call me.) I'm retired, but have always been a communicator, art and music lover, an adventure traveler, reader and lately, a digital artist. I was a TV producer of documentaries and features for 25 years. Married to my best friend, we just celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. I had a blog on another platform for 10 years...want to be more mobile so switched to WordPress. Hope you'll join me in my magazine formatted blog. See you soon...

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5 Comments

  1. Loved the Egyptian pieces. Good for you for working so far ahead on the others! Must be that you have a lot of time on your hands now that you’re cloistered at home!

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  2. Navigating your site to find Mona was a journey! There she was, with bells and whistles duly applied … taking second place to Nefertiti!! She’d hate that.

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