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post #1 of Old 01-01-2018, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Starting art journey

Hi, everyone! I would first like to apologize - English is not my native language, so it often sounds weird.
Iím 42, a woman. Iím a taxi driver. I guess I have a delicate sense of art but unfortunately donít translate it in material form. Why? Procrastination. The philosophy of my subconscious. Yeah, I even delay the things I really love to do.
Thatís why Iím here.
In the New Year night I set on studding art. And in order to strangle my procrastination I decided to maintain daily record of my art journey here in this forum. Yeah, my theme of this year - ďNot a day without artĒ.
Whoo! Writing this has cost me. Iím tired...Iím off to the bedÖ ProcrastinationÖ See you tomorrow!)))
PS - The another tough challenge for me - English emprovement. So, Iíd be extremely grateful if you (who wish) point to my mistakes. Thanks.
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Welcome, @Shtrebedechka!!

Good work starting this journal; I'm sure it'll help you with your problem a lot! I can't wait to follow your journey in art!

Regarding your English, it's pretty good for someone whose native language isn't English! English isn't my native language either, even though I learned to speak English as a kid. What helped me a lot in writing on the computer, is an app called Grammarly. It's really good, and I recommend getting it! It will help you a lot, and I'd be happy to help you along as well.


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Hello, JoBlueQuarter!
I'm glad to hear you appreciate my poor English. I studied English at school more than 25 years ago. We had a strong educational system at that time (as opposed to now). After my Institute graduation, I worked with foreigners for one year and that's all. After that, I was out of practice. So, this forum is a good opportunity to have a titanic burst of my English skills.
As for the proposed app - it's something! It not only corrects the mistakes but gives short explanations of rules. I think it will be very helpful.
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post #4 of Old 01-02-2018, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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So, back to the art.
Speaking of different artistic movements it is a mixed art that gives me big and strong push to make art. All these textures, lively colors, the mixture of techniques and drawing forms, all this arouses something warm and joyful inside.
And I decided to start mixed art study from the collagraphy technique. It seems to me this technique is good for those who just started making art. There are no expectations of high drawing technique, on the contrary sometimes the simpler and more primitive the better. In the first place - the adorable multilayered textures, all these scratches and scuffs, color and shadow changes.
The works of this artist I find so inspirational:
http://bonniemurrayprints.blogspot.c...ph-of.html?m=1
http://bonniemurrayprints.blogspot.c...media.html?m=1
http://bonniemurrayprints.blogspot.c...boxer.html?m=1
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OffTopic - the only uncomfortable thing for being at this forum is a time difference. I can't keep a live dialogue ).
And the question - where is my avatar???
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Your avatar is right there!! To make things easier for everybody on the forum, it would be better if you upload your images directly into your post so we don't have to keep going back and forth between sites. I haven't looked at you pics because of this, but I will :-)
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Uhp, too bad you couldn't, I'll fix it
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Sorry for mistakes - English is not my native languale. Iíd be grateful if you (who wish) point to my mistakes. Thanks.
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Hi, everyone! I would first like to apologize - English is not my native language, so it often sounds weird.
Iím 42, a woman. Iím a taxi driver. I guess I have a delicate sense of art but unfortunately donít translate it in material form. Why? Procrastination. The philosophy of my subconscious. Yeah, I even delay the things I really love to do.
Thatís why Iím here.
In the New Year night I set on studding art. And in order to strangle my procrastination I decided to maintain daily record of my art journey here in this forum. Yeah, my theme of this year - ďNot a day without artĒ.
Whoo! Writing this has cost me. Iím tired...Iím off to the bedÖ ProcrastinationÖ See you tomorrow!)))
PS - The another tough challenge for me - English emprovement. So, Iíd be extremely grateful if you (who wish) point to my mistakes. Thanks.
What a great resolution for the New Year! Maybe I think that because it is similar to my own, but congratulations and I wish you much success and inspiration in the coming year. English (American) is my first language and my second (Australian), as it were. As others have mentioned, your English seems quite good, better than some native speakers even. I enjoyed the collographs you posted. Thank you for sharing. I look forward seeing more of your posts.

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post #9 of Old 01-03-2018, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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For me, it's kind of weird that everyone is kind and friendly at this forum. And so do you, Jacqueline. In my area, people are often mean and arrogant at the art forums especially to the newcomers, especially to the rookies to the art.
You mentioned you also have made some decisions on some life changes. I'm really curious what are they (the decisions) if it is no secret. And in general, I should be most interested to know what is your way in art if you are making art.

Sorry for mistakes - English is not my native languale. Iíd be grateful if you (who wish) point to my mistakes. Thanks.
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post #10 of Old 01-03-2018, 06:58 AM
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Oh my, that's so sad that you've had to deal with unhelpful, mean, arrogant artists. That seems counter to the spirit of creativity. I guess I've been fortunate to have had some lovely creative people in my life. I'm glad this forum is giving you some of the support you deserve. My resolution for the New Year is to pick up my brush and paint everyday. Even if I'm only performing brush stroke exercises or experimenting with color combinations. So far so good I'm primarily a watercolourist, beginning to intermediate, but have been experimenting with a bit of mixed media, occasionally adding ink or acrylics to the mix, but watercolour is my first love. I'm particularly fascinated by granulating watercolour pigments and artists that can use it to effect. Muriel Buthier-Chartrain is a particular favorite as is Susan McKinnon-Rasmussen. I'll see if I can find some works of either to upload. I'm also really inspired by a local artist, Wyn Vogel who has a vibrancy to her work that I really admire. Not sure what timezone you're in but I live in Brisbane, Australia and am on Australia Eastern Time.
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