Time Out for Art – Shadows of Light and Dark!

Yesterday was Time Out For Art at Zeebra Designs and Destinations. An every Thursday affair where Lisa encourages you to take a break and draw! I’ve really missed participating in the last few weeks, and am pleased to be only a day late this week. Although, I was drawing yesterday, I didn’t get it posted until today. Be sure to check out her wonderful blog.

For me drawing is one of the most relaxing things I can do, my mind letting go of day to day worries and focusing on the art of drawing (or painting, or sculpting, or writing, etc ….) while listening to music. A creative outlet!

Recently I’ve been working on a sketch for a blogging friend in England that many of you know, Ute! She sent me a photo, and while I’m still working on the actual sketch that’s more in keeping with the photo itself, I decided to experiment with Light and Dark and Ute’s face.

So I imagined that a bright light was illuminating her features from the left, washing out most of the detail on the left side of her face with shades of darkness and shadows on the right.

This is what I came up with: What do you think Ute? (And yes, I had already asked her permission to do this).

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And here’s her photograph!

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An excellent photo of Ute – and the owl’s a hoot! LOL

Be sure and visit Ute’s at Ute smile, she’s a delight! And she just returned from Spain where she not only spent time with her mom but also visited another excellent blogger and friend, Ralph – visit him too, his blog is excellent!

Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy your weekend my wonderful friends!

~ Penny

The balancing act of life

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Yin Yang

“The Yin Yang of life comes in all shapes,
textures, forms and elements,
The human nature of balancing
within those – the hard part!”

Penny L Howe, 2013*

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Have a great weekend, a balanced one if you can!

*”From a Penny For Your Thoughts”

This post brought to you by the color Brown!

The deeply rich or mellow color of brown. Brown is one of the textures of our life! From the time we can crawl and get muddy to climbing the brown trunks of trees. One of the shades of our hair and eyes. Drinking the brews of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, all brown! So I now present to you one of the significant colors in our lives.

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brown bird

Brown feathers of a bird – so lovely!

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beautiful brown eyes

Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes!

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chocolate cake

Yum!

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the brown door

The brown door!

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rock

Flowing mellow shades of color!

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textures and shades

the textures of earth!

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wonderful dirt

Dirt, the perfect playmate!

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so many browns

So many different browns, glorious!

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wild animal

Simply beautifully brown!

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tea

Cup of tea, anyone?

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dog

He’s gorgeous!

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seeds

Nature’s seeds

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I’m sure you’ll agree brown is one of the main colors of our life. I hope you enjoyed the photo’s!

~Penny

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This post is brought to you by the color Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I give you the color green!

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Of course 🙂

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Green tea, anyone!

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A butterflies shades of green!

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Okay so I cheated here ( love this photo) but there is green in the background!

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Ethereal Green! Sigh!

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Let’s celebrate the day!

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No words needed here!

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Caterpillar – from beauty to beautiful!

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The lime of it all!

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Hi there! 🙂

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This is just beautiful, mother natures design. awesome!

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IMAG2231-1Loopweaving in green

My personal offering of green. To create a rhythm within I developed a method of working with yarn called Loopweaving, (developed 10 years ago a “how-to” guide will be published this summer – for those interested lol) . Loopweaving relaxes one while you create textures and patterns turning them into shapes and containers of all sizes and colors, cool, huh!

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the color green.

Have a great day!

~ Penny

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