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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:01 PM

Did this 12x18 soft pastel this week

Art is kind of keeping me sane these days.

https://pin.it/6pogjfxtrd7bvx

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Reply Did this 12x18 soft pastel this week (Original post)
LiberalLoner Jun 29 OP
WheelWalker Jun 29 #1
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #8
Ohiogal Jun 29 #2
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #7
Karadeniz Jun 29 #3
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #5
WePurrsevere Jun 29 #4
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #6
WePurrsevere Jun 29 #9
applegrove Jun 29 #10
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #11
grantcart Jun 29 #12
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #14
Duppers Jun 29 #13
LiberalLoner Jun 29 #15
Perseus Jun 29 #16
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #25
BigmanPigman Jun 29 #17
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #26
Alliepoo Jun 29 #18
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #27
barbtries Jun 29 #19
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #24
alwaysinasnit Jun 29 #20
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #23
alwaysinasnit Jun 30 #31
left-of-center2012 Jun 29 #21
LiberalLoner Jun 30 #22
Freedomofspeech Jun 30 #28
left-of-center2012 Jun 30 #29
LiberalLoner Jul 1 #32
left-of-center2012 Jul 1 #35
LiberalLoner Jul 3 #37
lark Jun 30 #30
LiberalLoner Jul 1 #33
lark Jul 1 #34
LiberalLoner Jul 2 #36
bif Jul 5 #38

Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:12 PM

1. Reminds me of Yellowstone and the 1988 fires.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:24 PM

8. Ooohhhh....hadn't thought of that!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:12 PM

2. Gorgeous!

Iíve never been able to conquer pastels. Your creation is superb.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:23 PM

7. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:13 PM

3. Is it the skyscape on Pinterest? If so LOVE IT!!! WONDERFUL! It'll go fast! Congrats!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:22 PM

5. Yes! Thank you! I'm not trying to sell my work yet though. I want to get better first.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:13 PM

4. That's beautiful! I know what you mean..

about art helping to keep you sane. I feel much the same.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:23 PM

6. It's a nice break from reality. If I had magic powers

I would give art supplies and art books to everyone in the world who had depression or anxiety or anything like that. If I ever win the lottery maybe I can do that...

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:36 PM

9. Art is wonderful therapy and way to take a break.

I'm a big fan of encouraging creativity in others of all ages. It reaches through and across so many boundaries.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 05:53 PM

10. You really get that feeling of awe that sunsets provoke. Lovely.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:00 PM

11. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:31 PM

12. Beautiful

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Response to grantcart (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:46 PM

14. Thank you!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:44 PM

13. Talent! You have it!

Just followed you on Pinterest.



Note: my largest board there is "current events." Yep, I take politics to Pinterest, bigly. It tends to be a repub place but there are other DUers there.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:46 PM

15. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:49 PM

16. Well done, very pretty

I admire people who do pastel, requires a lot of patience...I do oil, requires less patience.

Good job, very real.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 06:59 AM

25. Thank you so much! Gosh I started pastels as therapy to rehabilitate my

Right hand which suffered when a lesion near the ďhand knobĒ of my brain made my hand very clumsy.

I couldnít sit up for all that long at a time and I couldnít use my right hand very long at a time so I used pastels as therapy because they come together so quickly and they always stay ďwetĒ so I can start and stop without any problems.

This painting only took a couple hours of work at the most. In oils I have no idea how long it wouldnít have taken, maybe weeks?

So I think itís oil that requires more patience! 😀

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:29 PM

17. Very nice indeed!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 07:00 AM

26. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:31 PM

18. That is just beautiful!!

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 07:00 AM

27. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:37 PM

19. beautiful.

i followed you.

i just started painting again for the first time in about 12 years. I don't have your talent but it is so relaxing! I can paint for awhile without even smoking let alone thinking about how the world's going to hell in a handbasket and i can't find a job and all that noise. the noise goes away.

sometimes i make a painting that i like but it's more of a fluke when that happens than anything.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 06:55 AM

24. Please keep on making art! It's such a nice "in the flow" experience

And that place is where we are the most happy in life!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:39 PM

20. Great one. Invites introspection. I'm a bit envious of your talent as I have nothing to keep me

from losing the few marbles I have left. Keep at it!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 06:53 AM

23. Thank you so much! I don't think I have any natural talent, I just keep

Trying, Iím stubborn, I keep painting.

I used to love coloring in my coloring books when I was a kid. Then I got a Spirograph and I was really in heaven although I never had the special colored ink pens and always wished for them.

Basically I just never grew up, I guess, because i still love coloring. For a long time I was in the Army and I didnít do art, was just too tired (had MS all my life since my teenage years but didnít know it, but the chronic fatigue from it kicked my rear end) but now since Iím not working I have enough time and energy to color again.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 02:34 PM

31. Sounds like it is great therapy for you. Please continue to share your paintings. Talent is an

ability to communicate something of one's self through a medium, in your case through painting. It "speaks." Again, thanks for sharing.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2019, 07:56 PM

21. here

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 06:49 AM

22. Oh gosh! Thank you so much! How did you do that? I'm not very good at this

Computer stuff Iím afraid.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 07:51 AM

28. Well, you are incredibly good at pastels!!!

Absolutely stunning!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:26 AM

29. How to Take a Screenshot On Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS

What is a Screenshot?
When used as a verb, "screenshot" means capturing a static image of your device's display. In other words, it's taking a picture of whatever is showing on your computer, mobile, or tablet screen at the time.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-screenshot-1701742

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:00 AM

32. Thank you! I know how to do a screen shot though, it's posting it here on DU that has me flummoxed!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:39 PM

35. You have to upload to a photo host

Read this:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659987

This is the section I use:
ďI want to post a photo that I have on my own computer. It is NOT on the internet (yet!)Ē

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 07:12 AM

37. Thank you so much!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:15 AM

30. OMG, that is so beautiful.

I absolutely love the colors as well as the title. Excellent painting, I hope you are proud of it.

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Response to lark (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:00 AM

33. Thank you so much! Well, I don't hate it, which is my usual reaction to my own work, so

Itís apparently better than my average work.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #33)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:08 AM

34. It's always difficult to judge your own work dispassionately.

You look for imperfections, I just look at the beauty of the colors and how it makes me feel happy and calm. I do the same when I make something or my flowers are blooming, I always think I could have done more or done something different and had a better result. I am trying to stop being such a perfectionist and just appreciate the result without all the critical mess going on in my head. I am working hard to focus on the good, not the bad, but it's not that easy.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2019, 08:46 AM

36. Thank you all so much! Your kind words and support are greatly appreciated,

I am so glad to have my DU family, you guys mean a lot to me.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 09:25 AM

38. Very dramatic! Nice use of color.

You've got talent, that's for sure.

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