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Yeah...

See a good friend of mine is getting married and I ended up with quite a bit of his art supplies.  Water color paper, canvases, paint, carving equipment, panels, and chemicals...

He says he's starting with a clean slate.  I'm saying he's lost his lovely marbles because so far, it exceeds $500 in oil paint alone and that's just the stuff I have managed to go through so far. 

Well!

One artist's clean slate is another artist's Bonanza Jackpot. :woohoo:

So to celebrate this momentous occasion (He's getting married! Huzzah! :squee:), I'm taking one of the canvases he's given me and making a piece of art. I'll even use his paint, his brushes, and his gesso to rehabilitate (okay recycle) that canvas.  Then I shall make using the paint he gave me and the brushes. 

Hey... How else do you celebrate such massive gifting of gear and materials?

Starting today (actually an hour before this journal entry), I will be taking pictures of this work in progress and you can watch as I make either an amazing piece of art that will garner me praise and accolades (I can hope) or even fame and fortune (remember, I can still hope).  More than likely, it'll just prove I haven't forgotten how to use a paintbrush.  I might even surprise myself.  You never know. ;)

So it begins and the first pics have been taken and will be posted to here or somewhere in the immediate vicinity once I figure out how this works.

Let the arting begin!  :salute:



Long Canvas 002 by Yonaka-Yamako

Behold the scoured canvas.  Not a pretty sight but gesso cures a multitude of sins (we hope).
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: the hum of Pandora's fans
  • Reading: what I am typing
  • Watching: the monitor to catch any errors
  • Playing: nothing as I am typing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

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Yonaka-Yamako
Yonaka Yamako
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Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt AND I BURNED IT!

I'll fill this in when I come up with something I think appropriate or clever.... In the meantime, it's what I do...

Current Residence: The badlands between the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits
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Print preference: Sans Serif
Favourite genre of music: I have to pick?
Favourite photographer: The ones that take the cool piccies.
Favourite style of art: E: All of the above
Operating System: The 'O-N' button
MP3 player of choice: I don't think MPs want to be placed in cubes and rolled about...
Shell of choice: Anything with a thick enough mantle to carve.
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever is on my wall at the time.
Skin of choice: The one I have on.
Favourite cartoon character: Gertie the Dinosaur
Personal Quote: I have a pencil and I know how to use it.
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Caerban Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on my puppetry booth!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
It's a very cool booth!
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Caerban Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers! It's taken me long enough :)
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
All good things take time.  And let's be honest, that booth is awesome.  Very very cool! :D
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Kamon-Art Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, Yonaka-Yamako.
It's been a long time! I am glad to be able to find you.
Thank you for the  watch & fav:)
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
My pleasure.  :D
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karolina-g Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
:D thank you so much!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You're welcome.
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Caerban Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the faves! :w00t:
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
My pleasure! I shall :+devwatch: you, too.
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