Arts Illiana in Terre Haute asked area artists to submit artwork for its “What does kindness look like to you?” exhibit for February in observance of Random Act of Kindness Month.
I submitted this scrapbook version of a diptych photograph. The girl in the photo is my granddaughter.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog, a valuable service and much appreciated. THANK YOU WordPress!
I would like to take this time to thank those who visited and decided to follow Sheila T Illustrated, and personally thank and mention those who commented most on my blog in 2013: Bulldogsturf, Deb Platt, Midwestern Plant Girl, bdh63 (Brenda), and my dear friend and mentor, the late Rob Robbins.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.
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I am so blessed to see Christmas through the wonderment and excitement of a young child. I recently enjoyed some quality time with grandchild No. 5.
Happy Holidays to all!
I recently spent some time with my twin grandchildren … two original pieces of work … created by The Master himself.
I took my camera along so I could color sketch them while they were color sketching for me. I needed practice with this effect on my Nikon D5100 and they needed to hone their motor skills to be prepared for preschool this fall.
Masterpieces in the making: Choosing just the right colors,
To master their scissor skills, they sculpted some of their creations into more abstract pieces.
I think they are ready. I’m the one who needs more practice.
These masterpieces are priceless and can be viewed by invitation only.
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Here is my latest work on display with the River City Art Association in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“Bridgeton Waterfall” in May at Bridgeton in Parke County, Indiana.
“Bridgeton Waterfall” and its companion piece, “Froth,” showcase Big Raccoon Creek that flows beneath the Bridgeton Covered Bridge and over the dam, creating a waterfall alongside the Bridgeton Grist Mill as it meanders through Parke County, Indiana to the Wabash River.
The most photographed scene in Parke County was even more captivating on May 18, 2013 as the swollen creek spilled over limbs of a large tree left on the dam by recent floodwaters.
The water’s surface sparkled like diamonds in the afternoon sun and trees on an island just a few yards downstream cast shadows on the dam, adding a hint of blue to the gold in the waterfall’s curtain.
My adrenalin rushed faster than the water over the dam as I dangled my upper torso precariously over a stone barrier to position my camera as far down and away from the wall as I could to capture the colors of the dam as well as the cascading effect of the water falling over the tree limbs to the pool of foam below.
Click here to view a news release on the “2013 Year of the River” art show in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.