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Huge Mandala3 in the making by Lou-in-Canada
Huge Mandala3 in the making
Just getting started :w00t:  You gotta start early to have your things ready for Christmas, right :icongrin--plz:
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Bored never by Lou-in-Canada
Bored never
Get your paper, draw random lines over it, then keep circling around it.  Lovely fluffiness. :w00t:
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A really usefull box by Lou-in-Canada
A really usefull box
Since they have to be stored flat, I keep my markers in little sets of drawers, one for each colour group. But when I`m working, I grab what I want to use and basically had them all over the table, and the rest laid out on a tray on the chair next to me.  A mess.  Not practical at all. I`m forever looking for this one or the other.  Well, today at the art store in Ottawa, I scored this `Really Usefull Box`(yes, that is indeed the name of the brand).  it has 12 large enough compartments to keep everything tidy.  Best thing is, it was only $12.99!  :w00t:   Isn`t this really handy, tidy and organized :woohoo:
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Just a quick hello to all my friends

Journal Entry: Fri May 16, 2014, 4:44 AM
hi there everybody :wave:
Haven't been here in a few weeks, and won't be for another few still, because.. I had decided to actually go get that little piece of paper that I never got when I was young - my high school diploma - so.. I've gone back to school!  Been working my way through my courses from early morning until late at night, because I want to finish up before the end of June!  Just about to start lesson 9 of 20 in my last course (ENG4C) :w00t:  When I was a kid I never enjoyed school, but now, I'm having a ball!  I find it nearly as enjoyable as drawing mandala's! :D  So far my grades are super 8.8 for ENG3C and 9.4 for Math :woohoo:  Want to finish with the same marks for my other two classes, so keep your fingers crossed for me. See you in a few weeks! :wave:

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Lou-in-Canada
Louise
Artist | Traditional Art
Canada
Avatar: my wheaten terrier, Molly. She just seems to come along wherever website I go. :) Check out both my dogs here on an old youtube account www.youtube.com/watch?v=czjFjM…

Personal Bio:
My name is Louise, and I am still a relatively new artist. I was born in The Netherlands, lived in France for 10 years, backpacked through India, Sri Lanka, and trekked in Nepal. I arrived in Canada 12 years ago, and am married to a Canadian, who often advises me on my artwork, gives me new ideas, and is really my very best critic.
We both love bird photography. We're blessed with the most beautiful birds in our backyard and close surroundings, so a camera in hand comes naturally.

Artistic Bio:
I've been posting on DA regularly for the past 2 years; photographs and traditional art. I received 4 DD's (Daily Deviations) for both categories, one of which is a depression awareness poster. Over the years I participated in the Ottawa Art s-in-the-Parc Show, sold some of my works there as well as in our local Christmas fairs. One of my earliest and prettiest works is even adorning a big dental office in town. I am feeling incredibly happy to have touched some people with my artwork, enough for them to want to look at it every day. It's a special feeling, knowing your original artwork is hanging on a wall somewhere in different places.. in Holland, Canada and the US. Inquiries for purchasing any of my original works are always welcome.

Mediums:
Two years ago, I started with acrylic paint out of pure curiosity as to the feel of it. I worked on canvasses with paint, white, silver and gold pigment ink. Then I discovered foamboard and artboard. And I went from paint to Sharpies, on to Copic-, Touch-, Pro- and Prismacolor- markers and finally moved over to Bristol (vellum) and drawing paper, and Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils.

Artistic vision:
I most love working tedious and intricate designs. So it wasn't long before I discovered mandala's (circles) Working on one shuts out the world, my mind goes blank, and at the same time, I become extremely alert. Drawing them is a kind of meditation, or I rather call it personal training. Sometimes, what looks like a mistake was done on purpose, and other times, a true mistake does happen and offers opportunities that I hadn't counted on but accept happily, since it ends up making the piece different and more interesting. I try to never, ever waste a sheet of paper. Mistakes or not, I will finish my circle. However, I don't post everything I make ;)
Suffering depression and anxiety, I found working with art can be a wonderful outlet.
Current addition:
Over the years I've posted so many deviations, that currently I'm in the slow process of cleaning my page and reducing my gallery to a more manageable quantity.

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:iconmyrret:
Myrret Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :hug:
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
My pleasure Jane. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with next. Your artwork is gorgeous! I didn't know the Sharpies had such beautiful colours. What size paper are they on?
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Myrret Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
 
Yes, I also like the Sharpies' colors. I just wish they'd come out with a few flesh colors...

I draw on 8" x 11" marker paper. :)
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wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never mind, I see the camera info...now I need to buy myself a Nikon Coolpix!!!
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
haha.  Better hold of on that.  I'm not actually too happy with this camera.  Yes, it does take nice birdshots, but it's not actually so good with macro shots, if that's what you're into, as well.  Our old camera (the one I dropped.. I know.. eee) did super macro's, it was an Olympus SP-55OUZ.  Had an 18x optical zoom. We're still regretting that camera. 
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wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks for warning me! Macros are what I heartily wish I could do better. If I get anything good such as closeups on flowers, it's mere luck. I have made some wonderful butterfly images standing only a few inches away, when the butterflies were eating and behaving themselves ;) But bird shots, that seems to require zooming from a distance which is a feature my cameras suck at... Olympus, I bet that would set me back around $500. But when you're addicted it's worth it...FEED ME 
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wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous photography! I am a photographer myself, I was doing that ages before I began making abstract art. I have tons of photo work out there online but haven't gotten serious about posting it here since there is soooo much of it.

What sort of camera do you use for your bird shots? My cameras aren't terrible but they are not good for photographing birds, I tried that a few times and had to give up on it....the little rascals won't hold still and pose nicely for me!
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:iconlou-in-canada:
Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words! :hug:
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:iconwildwanderingirl:
wildwanderingirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prawblem! Giggle 
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JadeHelders Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! :D
Your works are amazing! I'd like to ask, can I use some of them for my graphics?
If you don't know what I mean, that's an example of this 'kind' of graphic: vlep.pl/img/eou086.png
Thank you,
JadeHelders.
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