Landscape Studies • I don't do clouds. Well, at least until I did these little studies. Took some cloud photos a while ago and decided to finally give them a try. The first is my first. It was done under a bright light so it feels a little heavy but it was a stormy day. So, I'll try another with different lighting to see. The second one I like a little better. What do you think? I can take it.
Children's Charity Auction, Wings in the City,
will benefit St. Louis' BJC Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care program.
The butterflies were unveiled in October 2010 and will emerge again in May 2011 to be auctioned off.
There are over 50 of these giant butterflies that you can see here.
Here's a photo just so you can get an idea of the size of these beauties.
Artists used bits and pieces of maps, jewelry, gems, game pieces, beads, pennies, photos, hockey pucks, mirrors, buttons, legos, and mosaic tiles. A creative bunch. Here's a close up of Diane Katzman's piece.
And there is a butterfly from Mary Englebreit Studios
(she is the honorary artist for the event) that has already been sold for the children's charity benefit.
Click the image below to see all of the other entries.
Makes me want to get artsy with a butterfly. Or maybe just bid on one. Maybe you want to as well.
What would you put on your butterfly?
Sketched Out (Linda Silvestri) did this illustration for a contest onTheyDrawAndCook.com where they have illustrated Christmas recipes. It's fun to see all the different styles and recipes. I really liked this one though it's not posted on the contest site yet. (Which means it might be a winner?) You can find out for yourself and see all the others here.