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Birds, Bees & Blossoms

ArtPrize 8 is right around the corner and I am very pleased to say I, with Russell’s help, have just installed my entry at the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown. Birds, Bees & Blossoms features whimsical birds conversing, while bees … Continue reading

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More … Bee Cause

Last February/March, I began thinking about what I wanted to create for ArtPrize this year. For me, my creative process begins with a thought which my mind looks at, stretches and pulls in many different directions.  To help reign in … Continue reading

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Bee Cause Debuts at ArtPrize7

I am so happy to report Bee Cause is on display at Fifth Third Bank/Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, just inside the revolving doors of the building at Monroe and Lyon, in Grand Rapids, MI. Bee Cause came into conception … Continue reading

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Expanding Art on the Net

Last fall, my friend Toni and I helped each other to make Etsy shops.  My Etsy shop can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HanaMeleArt. I’m very excited to have this shop as it is one more way to have my work available to … Continue reading

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Buzzing along …

One of my goals as Springtime approaches, is to incorporate bees into three collage/paintings measuring 11″x14″.  Above, you will see the beginning stages of my work using my blossom sketch, bees I’ve drawn and cut out pieces of paper.  I … Continue reading

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NoBo First Friday Show

Tweet tweet! Twitter? No. Bluebirds? Yes! Spring is right around the corner and my mind goes to spring! The thought of warm breezes and the sounds of birds chirping away! In preparation for the NoBo First Friday Show tomorrow night, … Continue reading

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Houses and Flags

  Tonight’s drawing brought about choices of what to put on the background to add depth. The reference photo had many more table legs which I left out.  The dark value if the upper left feet and legs help to … Continue reading

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Dig In and Bike On!

Hello everybody! I’m super excited as I have launched my first Kickstarter project called Dig In and Bike On!  Please take a few minutes to check it out and pass it along to your friends and family, too! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2131890996/dig-in-and-bike-on

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Mail Art entry 6!

Inspiration from this piece came from an old book of romantic poetry.  The pages I used had the words Looking Glass on them.  When I see or hear those words, I automatically think of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland … Continue reading

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Mail Art entry 5!

Inspired by the lovely “Love” stamp in script, red became the dominate color for this entry.  After placing on the stamp, I began to address the envelope working to create flowing letters similar to the stamp, followed by the return … Continue reading

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