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New Greetings Card!! – Tree of Life month

Hello everyone!! I hope you are doing good on this December day? Maybe you are gently sliding into seasonal events and planning for the last month of the decade!!
Wow! we have come so far in 10 years.. I actually started this blog in 2010 and my first post was about my fascination with infrared photography, you can view it here
https://phloem.co.uk/2010/12/28/infrared-videography/
I will be once again taking up infrared imagery in 2020 as part of a dreamy landscapes project that will hopefully become a calendar, so watch this space!!

Anyhoo as we celebrate the end of a decade and welcome in a new calendar year I want to introduce you to December as ‘Tree of Life’ month and release my ‘Tree of Life’ painting in various different formats for the first time.

When I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person. I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

I think its quite fitting as we go into the new decade and into new versions of ourselves, to capture a reminder of how we can be both strong and delicate at the same time, and that all our aspects need to be nurtured in order for us to grow.

This first offering comes in the form of a ‘Tree of Life’ greetings card.
Please click to link below for more details and delivery options.

https://society6.com/product/tree-of-life2218276_cards?

I welcome you all to join me in celebrating ‘Tree of Life’ month too, maybe you will paint a tree of your own?
If you are new to arting I will be making some new tutorials specifically for you to step into this wonderful life of art and creating.

Its easier than you think!!

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

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Tree of Life painting – Acrylic on hot pressed paper

I’ve been thinking about this Tree of Life painting a lot recently, when I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.

I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

As I take moment to breath before starting some new projects this painting reminds me that we can be strong and delicate at the same time. It’s all about balance..

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New Painting * – Kudu Prince, Acrylic on hot pressed paper

Hello everyone! I hope you are well?
I’ve finished this painting called ‘Kudu Prince’ Acrylic on hot pressed paper
I hope you enjoy it..
kudu prince art painting joanne seale

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New Paper Animation!! Running Horse….

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well?
I’ve been fairly busy prepping a few new projects and creating content for Social October, you can view this on my instagram here!
https://www.instagram.com/joanneseale
Over the weekend I decided to create a paper animation featuring a horse from one of Muybridge’s famous photography experiments!
I started by cutting the horse shapes using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine
paper animation horse art joanne seale

I then created a basic grid on card and lined up the images whilst filming them on my camcorder.
I then created the animation below in my editing software.
I hope you like it!

What did you do over the weekend, anything creative?
Please share your projects!!!

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New Whimsical Horse Painting

I’ve just finished creating this delightful whimsical horse in watercolours, I layered the transparent layers of paint to make a dreamy floaty background then sketched a very whimsical floaty horse, I used opaque gouache for the highlights and watercolour pencils for the details.
The caption ‘Be Free’ was added in a mixture of gouache and watercolour and was inspired by the carefree and playful pose of the horse.
I think of it as a reminder to be playful in real life, as this can be very freeing, make time for play! :)

be free watercolor whimsical horse art painting joanne seale

be free whimsical horse art sketch joanne seale

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Art For Your Screens – September Edition

Hello! It’s September already! Whoosh that was quick, I hope you all had a great summer and spent lots of time by the sea!! I know I did!!

In celebration of all things Ocean! this months Art For Your Screens features a gorgeous Sea Nymph or Nereid.

She mostly spends her time swimming around the rivers in our capital cities, enjoying the sites and sounds of human urban life whilst remaining unseen, but at times she yearns to see the sea and would love for you to help her get to it…
That is her back story… so cute!! lol
art for your screens sea nymph nereid joanne seale

You can down load the file to your collection here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/721190000/art-for-your-screens-nereid-nymph-of-the

Its always nice to change the displays up once in a while to keep things looking Fresh!!

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Watch me make my Kudu antelope paper wall art piece!

Watch me make my Kudu antelope paper wall art piece!
I created this cutting file template a few years ago as part of my Nubian Treasures SVG cutting template for electronic paper cutters found here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/180319671/nubian-treasures-svg-paper-cutting

In this video I show you how to assemble it for yourself.

kudu anelope paper wall art joanne seale

kudu anelope paper wall art joanne seale

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