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audra trower williams
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posted 28 July 2004 11:15 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about we show some stuff we've worked on, with the informal rule that if you post something of your own, it is polite to give feedback on at least one other piece when doing so?
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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 11:28 AM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are there any specifics or will this thread cover all the arts, literary, musical, dramatic and visual?
This is a great idea , and I can't wait to see some of the work that others produce. There are a few forums for artists that exist already but they are filled with , artists. Bringing creative work into the everyday instead of keeping cloistered company will be IMO more interesting.

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audra trower williams
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posted 28 July 2004 11:34 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All kinds of art!
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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 11:40 AM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great , now all I have to do is figure out this new digital camera.
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audra trower williams
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posted 28 July 2004 11:42 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I made this:

[ 28 July 2004: Message edited by: audra trower williams ]


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posted 28 July 2004 03:42 PM      Profile for Socrates   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Congrats, I think this is a great idea. I just wish I had a digital camera, as is I don't think I can participate in terms of my own art but I'll definitly look forward to seeing everyone else's!
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posted 28 July 2004 05:13 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe I can find someone with a digital camera to take pics of my watercolours. A friend in Paris made a gif of an illustration I sent him for a book, and took other pics of drawings and paintings I sent him for an exhibit of mail-art. Maybe i can find them.
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posted 28 July 2004 07:38 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I played in this dramatic event, and plan to play in it again next year.

quote:
if you post something of your own, it is polite to give feedback on at least one other piece when doing so?

Audra, I love the colours on that creation of yours. Was it knitted?


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posted 28 July 2004 07:54 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay. Everyone has to download and install the free ArtRage program yesterday. ArtRage is an extremely realistic painting program that accurately reproduces the feel of brush painting, ink-drawing etc. It is simply amazing. You can send your paintings through e.mail so there may also be a hyper-link function.

Enjoy!

http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html


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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 08:21 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

[ 12 August 2004: Message edited by: faith ]


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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 09:09 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
what happened to my picture , first it was there and then it wasn't?
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Melsky
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posted 28 July 2004 09:40 PM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by faith:
what happened to my picture , first it was there and then it wasn't?

Geocities won't let you host remote links. I can see it by right clicking on it, selecting properties, and pasting the link into my browser.

If you want me to host the picture for you I'm happy to do it.

It's a beautiful painting by the way! I love the feathers, and how realistic it is.


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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 10:01 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ok , I have my 13 year old at my side and she said that I should just ask you what you mean
As you can tell I'm not computer literate and just got a digital camera ( for the purpose of loading my artwork images) and haven't got that figured out either. If you can help me share my image I would appreciate it.
(My daughter says that our computer, being a mac is a little different)

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posted 28 July 2004 10:08 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
faith: If your picture is hosted on Geocities, they won't let you post it on other websites because it uses up their bandwidth. Photobucket is a good place to upload your images and post them on rabble.

audra: I love the colours. I did learn how to pseudo-knit in high school, but I needed someone to help me every time I finished a row and needed to start a new one. I'd love to take a course in it or something.


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Kevin
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posted 28 July 2004 10:14 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Faith: Fantastic painting! It's beautiful.

Audra: I like the colour combinations. My mom does knitting, and won many prizes when the PNE was what it used to be.

As for me, I've been experimenting with photography. However, I have no names for the photos. Here's my favorites at the moment...

Gold star if you can guess where each are!


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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 10:17 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank-you I have registered at photobucket and I'll see if I can get that straight.
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posted 28 July 2004 10:17 PM      Profile for Marc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My guess -- Quebec City.
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posted 28 July 2004 10:19 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm guessing... an airport, a city, and a Chateau!
Those are great, Kevin. The lighting is amazing. Do you use a special camera, or is it just a regular one?

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faith
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posted 28 July 2004 10:21 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have always envied those that could knit, I have always thought that the handknitted garments were so much nicer than the commerically available knitwear. The colours are gorgeous.
I love the unusual perspective on the street scene and the colours are reminiscent of Renoir.
Thank-you for your feedback.

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Kevin
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posted 28 July 2004 10:26 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
spatrioter is the closest, but gold stars all around!

1. Vancouver Airport, gate 18, 6:00am.
2. Rue Petit-Champlain (je pense) Vieux Québec.
3. Le Chateau Frontenac, Québec.

I just use a cheapo 2MP digital camera, and lighting is one of my favorite things to play with. I can get the exposure length of my camera up to, i think, 3/4 of a second and it makes it interesting.

[ 28 July 2004: Message edited by: Kevin Harding ]


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posted 28 July 2004 10:39 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I forget how I got there, but I clicked somewhere on our Babbler Melsky's name, and she has a full range of art to be browsed.

I liked it. And it was cheap, too.

(PS. No, I never met her.)


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posted 28 July 2004 10:47 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Melsky: Amazing!!
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posted 28 July 2004 10:50 PM      Profile for Socrates   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Very well knit Audra, I admire the consistency, whenever I try to knit it always gets progressivly bigger as I go so by the end it's like 6 inches at the bottom and like 3 feet at the top. I think I suck at knitting!

I can't get to the pic from Faith but I really like the photos, I guessed the chateau Frontenac but I wasn't sure about the other two.

I like the use of light, skies have always been one of my favourite things to paint.


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posted 28 July 2004 10:59 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by spatrioter:
Melsky: Amazing!!

Yeah. What he said. I hadn't seen your artwork until just now when I saw it getting raves in this thread.

I especially love the tiles. I want all of them! And the prices really are a steal.


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posted 28 July 2004 11:00 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think this is the best comic I have done lately.

I'm not sure what to say about artforms that I don't myself practise, but I really liked the clouds in the airport shot of Kevin's and very much like the style of Melsky's art (kind of reminds me of James Kochalka's paintings a little).


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Stephen Gordon
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posted 28 July 2004 11:09 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kevin Harding:
spatrioter is the closest, but gold stars all around!

1. Vancouver Airport, gate 18, 6:00am.
2. Rue Cartier (je pense) Vieux Québec.
3. Le Chateau Frontenac, Québec.


Don't know about #1, #3 is obviously the Chateau Frontenac, but #2 is Rue Petit-Champlain, in the lower town of Vieux-Québec. That's one of my favourite vistas - at the top of a truly scary stairway called the escalier casse-cou (I think the official translation is 'Breakneck Stairway').


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posted 28 July 2004 11:11 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah Melsky, you rock!

[ 13 November 2005: Message edited by: Anchoress ]


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Kevin
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posted 28 July 2004 11:24 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Oliver Cromwell:

Don't know about #1, #3 is obviously the Chateau Frontenac, but #2 is Rue Petit-Champlain, in the lower town of Vieux-Québec. That's one of my favourite vistas - at the top of a truly scary stairway called the escalier casse-cou (I think the official translation is 'Breakneck Stairway').


Cartier, Champlain... meh Thanks Oliver.

It is at the top of the 'escalier casse-cou' - 200 steps that are quite scary indeed. There's a beautiful little shop 3/4 of the way down where you can get an entire home-made white chocolate bar for 1,50$ which is a good price in my opinion.

[ 28 July 2004: Message edited by: Kevin Harding ]


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posted 29 July 2004 12:31 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I really like your work, Dr. Mr.

Thanks for the knitting props, all. It's two strands of silk yarn I'm knitting together to make this great big shawl or something. I really love it.


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posted 29 July 2004 01:07 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm not really much of an artist but I just bought this:

http://www.marklaking.com/things/firewall2.html

[ 29 July 2004: Message edited by: HeywoodFloyd ]


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posted 29 July 2004 01:30 AM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Melsky your paintings are delightful. I love the expression and it is presented with just the right amount of structure to support a good design.
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posted 29 July 2004 01:41 AM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A lot of nice work here. I like your comic, Dr. Mr., Melsky's stuff is nice, so is yours, Faith and Audra (..who did I miss?), and... Heywood!...nice choice. Along with the "Dogs Playing Poker" and the black velvet Elvis, it'll make a nice triptych...

...just kidding! It's a nice piece, HF.


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posted 29 July 2004 02:18 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like it and buying it will help pay for Audra's wedding.
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And it's a nice piece on its own merits. Very good choice.

...you cloyingly obsequious sycophant!


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It would have been easier to call me a brown-noser.
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Yeah, but it clashes with my façade of vain intellectualism. And just so everyone knows, I was egregiously insulting Heywood (... ) with the Dogs Playing Poker/Velvet Elvis diptych wisecrack. I'm sure Audra's man never produced work like that.
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Am I missing something? I can't find any of Melsky's art or any links to it on this thread? I'm confused.

Faith, your painting is beautiful!!!! (I finally figured out how to see it!)

I really liked that poem Anchoress, very, very evocative. One of the best I've read in a while.

DR.MR. Good strip mon, i donna how them papers would publish it though!

Keep it coming everyone, I wish I could contribute but until i can figure out a digicam please keep it up, i'd love to see more of your work, and others work!


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posted 29 July 2004 03:04 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Click on Melsky's home page icon on her posts: you'll get her livejournal. On her livejournal page, you'll see a link to the artwork she's selling on e-Bay, which is beautiful and, cost-wise, a steal.
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Melsky
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posted 29 July 2004 03:33 AM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks so much for all the nice comments on my art.

I enjoyed looking at everyone's creative endevors, I especially liked the photos and the comic strip.

This is the link to a lot of my paintings.
A gallery of Melsky paintings

This is my blog:

Melsky Blog

I'm in the middle of a move right now, but I can't wait to get my studio set up and start painting again.


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posted 29 July 2004 10:14 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heywood is nice. And I appreciate his helping to pay for my wedding, especially when he is so clearly in love with me himself

I really like the last photo that you posted, Kevin Harding. Nice! It makes me feel really short.


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posted 29 July 2004 11:19 AM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Your wedding to whom?
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If you're fancying yourself in the Dustin Hoffman role from The Graduate, Heywood, remember that you'll end up riding a bus.
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A reminder to audra: if you fancy yourself as Katharine Ross, a few chapters later you will find yourself riding a bicycle ... with Paul Newman.


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Bah. Always with the Paul Newman!

I'm going to get visiting cards reading Chopped Liver, Esq.

Well, you're both much better-looking than Katherine Ross, regardlessly.


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I love your paintings, Melsky. Especially the abstracts. Glorious colours.

I can't, unfortunately, put up my films. Maybe I'll dig out some of my recent photo dabblings. Or a production still or two.


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posted 29 July 2004 04:15 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

This is what I uploaded at photobucket with the help of my 13 year old.


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quote:
Originally posted by faith:
This is what I uploaded at photobucket with the help of my 13 year old.

Beautiful work, faith. I love your subtle use of colour and your capture of a moment in time. There is a very peaceful quality to it, too. Thanks for sharing it.

[ 29 July 2004: Message edited by: paxamillion ]


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posted 29 July 2004 07:22 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks to all of you for the advice and the comments. The title of the piece is called "Cat Dreams l" and is done in pastel. (If you note the size of some of the feathers the bird would be bigger than the cat) so it is just a cat fantasy world.
There must be other babblers out there with a poem or picture or song , so get it on up here.

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