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Hi! I just joined and wanted to intorduce myself. I'm Kara, married mom of 2. I currently work part time outside the home and I have a crafting business that I work on part time as well. My "art" is scrapping, card making and the like. I also make decorative koozies- these have been a big hit! I look forward to "meeting" everyone else.
 

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Hi, my name is Dave. I am a 50 year old married man and father of two. You can see my work in my album. I am not sure what scrapping is but I would like to see your work.


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Hi Dave! Scrapping is just another term for scrapbooking. I like to put together pre-made books for specific occasions- new baby, wedding, etc. Then all the recipient has to do is pop their pictures in, and they're done. My biggest downfall is that I HATE uploading pictures to forums. It seems like it takes FOREVER. But, one of these days, I will get it done.
 

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Hi Kara, welcome! I never got into scrapbook making. But I know it's a very popular hobby.

If you resize your pictures to a lower pixel (I think it's 620 for this forum), they will upload much faster. You can resize them with any photo editing software that has the function.

I look forward in seeing some of your work, it sounds great!

I'm 53yrs old, 1 grown son, my husband and I live on a horse ranch in Tidioute, PA next to the Allegheny National Forest. I own 4 horses, 1 dog (Rottweiler), 2 cats, and 8 chickens. It's very peacefull where I live and full of wildlife.

Karen
 

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Hi - Glad I decided to look for some art forums. This seems like a good place to meet friends. I've been in the middle of some life upheavals and my art gets neglected and I hate that. So I thought, if I join some art sites that will force me to get back into it!I do manly non-representational stuff these days. My inspiration might come from nature such as colors I see on a flower, or any number of places. Altered art is also something I want to get into more and more.Can't rule out that I may do the occasional more traditional (representational) piece now and then, but mainly I like to play with color, line, form, and surface. Kandinsky is one of my favorites, as well as Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann and others in the 20th Century and beyond. I'm a religious person (Roman Catholic) so I want my works, though "abstract" or non-representational, to represent my spirituality in some way. I figure it's God who created the colors and gave us eyes to see. I also dedicate my works to my late mother and father. My mother went blind from diabetes several years before her death, and my father blind in one eye from glaucoma. So I celebrate the gift of sight, and of human creativity. Also it is through my parents' DNA that I get my grandma's creativity, maybe a little of the creativity of the painter uncle on my mom's side, etc. Who knows. I just want to carry my heritage into the future and make my own marks.
 

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I think natural artistic talent is hereditary, my uncle was an artist, and my dad also had talent.

I try to show others what I see through my eyes, and "crazy" artist's brain. I see a beautiful colorful sunset and try to remember the colors, but can't seem to capture the color and clouds onto canvas or paper correctly. I get very frustated because I haven't mastered clouds yet. I'm still working on this and it's a struggle for me.

I look in my instructional books to see how they do it. But for some reason my clouds never look like the ones in the book. Landscapes are easy for me, but the sky is never the way I want it to look.

Someday I'll learn a cloud technique.
 

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CMYKgal welcome to the forum. This is a friendly place. Small but we are getting in on the ground floor. This has become one of my favorite forums already. The others are chess and guitar forums. I admire abstract when it works I was never very good at it. I draw what I see and feel.

Yes, art can be an gift of heredity but training helps.

I have trouble with water but clouds aren't too much trouble.
 

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Water!

Yes! Another nightmare, reflections and keeping the water level are difficult to get correct. Churning and splashing is also time consuming. Waterfalls are VERY easy but you only have one sweep of the brush.

Seems we are opposite, I find water easy, and you have no problems skys and clouds.
 

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My biggest problem is movement and reflection of water. I have a difficult time too drawing something that looks wet.
 

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Welcome karaann07! I used to be a big time scrapper, but have not done any for a few years. In fact, I sold most of my supplies. :( I, too, would like to see some of your work. I love to see the creativity people can conjure in their album pages.

On the topic of water...the most difficult thing for me to draw!
 
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