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Adri Makes a Thing or Two 2020-11-23 15:14:00




This year is nothing if not unrelenting. I have had some great ups: Yay for book sale and art licenses! And my family and I have had some really difficult things to deal with. My uncle on my mom's side passed away very suddenly in July, and then my stepfather (my best father) died in September.

If you've been having a stressful year, you're not alone in your sorrows! Regardless of what this year brings to this last month and a half, I hope you are keeping hope alive. Perhaps this blog post brings a bit of light and warmth into your day.

Warm Holiday Wishes,


Adriana




Thanks to everyone for your feedback on my holiday cards (on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), I put the favorites on the shop for presale. 

According to the printers, they should be at my studio 12/4 or earlier. I'll fold the cards, pack and ship pre-orders and they should go out by 12/4.
This is set #2 for the Latinx market (my friends and family!). The final favorites are now available to pre-order!
 yes on top of everything I also had a kidney stone this month.

Happy Holidays!

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Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Connection…

I like the way these two drawings of hands knitting are actually connected by a knitted piece.

2020 Photo Challenge #21…

This week’s assignment – Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.

My choices are:

https://nowathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/2020-photo-challenge-21/

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Art Unexpected…

Clockwise from upper right:  tree sculpture in PA – easels in windows – statues and metal cows at the Field Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard – sidewalk art – mural in NJ – piano in Greenwich Village, NYC.

My daughter and I are deeply into our genealogy and have been visiting cemeteries where our ancestor are buried.  I’ve always found cemeteries to be interesting places, especially the older ones where grave stones and markers are indeed works of art.  We have several ancestors buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey, which is Newark’s oldest cemetery and in my opinion the most beautiful and interesting one.  The cemetery has a special section for the firemen of Newark and that is where my great, great grandfather is buried.  The unexpected art connection to me are the fire hydrants that surround this section.

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https://thesandychronicles.blog/2020/03/06/friendly-friday-challenge-art-unexpected/

 

 

Scream…

Chamber of Internal Dialogue. This was taken at the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ in October 2011.  Aren’t we all screaming internally at times 🙂

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https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/rdp-monday-scream/

Photo A Day Challenge: Sea Green…

‘Warped Clipper Ship’ by American artist Valerie Hegarty.

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I like this because it’s different.  To me the  dominant color is sea green, and also the sea is in the picture.  🙂  Saw this in Oct 2018 at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-colors-and-letters/

Photo A Day Challenge: Vivid…

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/june-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: End With Letter ‘ I ‘ …

New York City – 2011

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/april-colors-and-letters/

Colorings…

A friend of mine mentioned that I hardly ever post pictures of my colorings, so here are just a few.  I love to color, it’s relaxing, creative and gives my hands something to do when I’m watching TV.  I use gel pens almost all the time but also colored pencils as well.

One of my most favorites is this heart one:

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The Map of Martha’s Vineyard…

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My dad bought this beautiful 21×28 map of the Vineyard for me in 1959.

This hand colored print was done in 1926 by  painter, illustrator and cartoonist, Lloyd Coe.  who was born in Edgartown in 1899. I love the details and bits of historical information.

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I’ve never seen this map again in any stores on MV. Wonder if anyone else reading this has one ?