Apr 14, 2012

Lavender and Lilac, Spring Inspired


spirits of earth and air
let us dance
with gloreous flare
ethereal we share as kin
breathe dance laugh
and spin
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recently I was thrilled to win a copy of Seth Apter's recent book:
Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed


this book overflows with questions to the artists
about how they feel about their art:

where do you find you inspiration
what emotions show up in your art work
what expresses the inner most you
and so on the questions continue
also
 the book overflows with wonderful art!

I love learning about artists

Thank you Seth for the gift of your book!

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I am sharing this with Sofia's Sunday Sketches

Lovely Sunday to you all!
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47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous color...love the lavender! Happy SS

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  2. Once I had purple hair like them. Both lovely!

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  3. Beautiful!!!!
    I love the colours:o)

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  4. Love your paintings...beautiful.. congrats on winning the book...looks great... :)

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  5. i love purple hair! beautiful drawings :D and congrats on winning the book lucky thing!
    that sounds like a very good read ^^

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  6. ...hello dear kindred spirit! ~ sO so beautiful ~ flowing ~ healing gentle colours ~ serene...
    ...lavender ~ blue ~ i heart smile with yoU toO! ~ thankyoU for this week's ~ s.s. share! ~ blessed be!...
    ...xXx...

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  7. Ooh I really love the first one - she is so vibrant and happy looking!

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  8. Loving the variation of purples in both of the sketches and congratulations on winning the book - how lovely. Happy SS x

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  9. Love the colors in these paintings, lavender...really nice! Have a great sunday!

    Eva

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  10. Hello Tammie, your ladies are magical, love their eyes and spirit!

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  11. Your painting is wonderful as always...the book sounds wonderful too!xxx

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  12. Beautiful Spring ladies--beautiful colors!

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  13. Lavender is calming, relaxing and prevents insomnia ... is a wonderful flower in your blog ... now breathe this aroma.
    The color purple is the color of spirituality.
    I love the way you see the art, the most important is what you transmit!
    A thousand kisses purple.

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  14. oh these are so pretty - i love the first one - the purple hair and beautiful eyes...
    i have a huge lilac tree with white and purple flowers...mmm, delicous fragrance

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  15. Beautiful! The colour adds so much to their softness.

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  16. Hi Tammie..both so very beautiful..and I love your prose always...fills me with spirit! I love the hair colors of course..magical and the faces are gorgeous..shading so beautiful....love the sheen on the first one's lip..and her eyes are wonderfully joyful..stunning beauties!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  17. Tammie ~ magical eyes and colors ~ wonderful drawings and congrats on winning an art book ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  18. love your lavender lady, and that you won seth's book!! can't wait to view it (and own one). so glad we could spend the day together yesterday finding nature's treasures! you are the treasured friend of my heart.
    xo abigail

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  19. love your sketches, d colours, the eyes, the subtle smiles.. :)

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  20. Loving the lavendar hair. Well done. Can't decide which eye colour I like better...green or blue. Hee :)

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  21. You are really good at giving your ladies character, Tammie. That second one has a secret!

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  22. So glad you have been enjoying the book Tammie. Beautiful colors in these pieces. They really glow!

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  23. AWESOME!! =)

    The first is so *alive*, wonderful *movements* in it! And I just love the purple hair!! So fun to see Tammie! =)

    I like both them both, fantastic colors! :)

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  24. and congratulations with your gift, it must be a lovely book.. :)

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  25. Beautiful! Lovely blog! I have just discovered you, and I'm a new follower!
    Best,
    Anne ♥

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  26. I do love that top one... there is something about the mix of blue and purple that just screams spring... the book looks wonderful... might have to see if I can hunt it down...xx

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  27. Love your spring ladies!
    The book sounds interesting. I always like reading what artists have to say to questions like that.

    :-} Lorraine

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  28. Hi Tammie what a wonderful colour choice I really love that first lady beautiful work and what a fantastic book I'm sure it will be full of inspiration for you!!!! Lovely work! :0)

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  29. Beautiful glowing colors. Love it.

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  30. Fabulous color! I can smell the lilac ;)

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  31. Lovely lavender! Thanks for the book recommendation.

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  32. Such gorgeous hair! Oooh... I wish I could dye my hair that color and not have people laugh at me. Mind you, everyone here is dark haired, so imagine how much I'd stand out in the crowd! (^_^)

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  33. that book looks like such a treasure and love your flowing girls! xo

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  34. Both of your girls are so lovely!!!! Their lilac hair is divine. :) The book looks really cool - it's actually sitting on my wish list.

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  35. Lilac and Lavender. Beautiful! They look very blissful and make me want to celebrate spring.

    The book sounds wonderful! Yay!

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  36. What a beautiful, inspiring blog!
    I am just starting to paint again. I'm just deciding on whether to have an art journal for the first time.. your blog gives me hope, it's so lovely.

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  37. oh Tammie~ that first sketch is beautiful. i LOVE her. glad you're enjoying your book too... have a great night...

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  38. that looks like a fascinating book....

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  39. lavender is my favorite flower and smell and color. congrats on getting Seth's book.

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  40. Lovely! I adore lavender too - the colour and the fragrance. Your first painting here is my favourite. Congratulations on winning the book.

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  41. Waa, congrats on winning such an inspiring book! ^_^ I love all the wonderfully rendered purple hair and the girl's wistful expression, makes me smile.

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  43. I love how you painted their eyes--especially in that first drawing. You've captured pure love in her expression. This also fills my eyes, sweet Lady Montana.

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