Meet Two More of My Favorite Artists

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When Diane sent me out into the blogiverse to search out blogs that appealed to me, two of the first I found were That Artist Woman and Teri's Painted Daisies.

In Dianes Blog Tune-up Class, she mentions that some of the first people you meet through your blog often become long term friends. In my case that is absolutely true and Gail (That Artist Woman) and Teri (Teri's Painted Daisies) are no exception. They have been a part of my blogging adventure from day one and they continue to be friends and a constant source of inspiration.

The poppies? Teri painted them for me as part of an ATC trade because she knows i have a great big soft spot for California poppies. I loved the ATC so much that I figured out how to make little tin frames for them so I could hang them on the wall, and at Christmas, on my tree.

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Zentangle by Teri C

Teri posts every single day! And often her posts are theme oriented - Thankful Thursday, Illustration Fridays, Cactus Mondays.... Zentangles are one of my favorites.

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Valentine Cactus by Teri C

Another favorite - Cactus Mondays!  Scroll through her posts - you will be treated to her delightful sense of humor - one of the things that first attracted me to her posts.

Don't miss Teri's Mandala's and Haiku blog and her Drawing in Church Blog! You will find yourself smiling!

Most of all, I love her landscapes and wish she would paint and share more of them. Teri - did you read that? More landscapes please! :-)

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I am crazy for these trees and there is no way I can put them away! Sophia and Antonio made these for me last Christmas from templates Gail provided.

She is a brilliant art teacher and I am always telling her I wish I were one of her students! Spend a little time on her site and you will too! DSC_0165

Tropical fish by Gail

And while you are there, you will find a treasure trove of art projects to share with your children.

The fish above are one of my favorites because they are so colorful, simple and cheerful.

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Spring Trees by Gail

If you find you have a budding artist on your hands - or for that matter you just want to learn a few simple techniques yourself - check out Gail's archives because she has been very generous sharing her secrets.

I love this tutorial for painting spring trees. And she uses old calendars to teach basic drawing techniques here and here.You can see why you might want to do a little search through her posts.

Teri, thank you for taking the time to comment on almost every post I wrote in the early days. And especially for your continued friendship. And for the many smiles your posts have brought to my days.

Gail, you put so much time and effort into teaching art to your students. How you find the time to create high value tutorials sharing those lessons I will never know. But I want to say thank you. You are a treasure.

Pam, Thank you for all your

Pam,
Thank you for all your support. I had been away from the blog for a while so I was very surprised to find your post when I was catching up!
You are a true friend and I can always count on an email or comment from you and it always seems to come when I need it most!
TeriC was one of my first blog visitors after I commented on her blog when I was just starting out. I love watching her work evolve and all her stories about her cockatiel as I also have one of those (Tika) who is always trying to get her feet in my paint!
Pam, you are a treasure and thanks again for being a terrific friend!

Aw Pam, you are such a

Aw Pam, you are such a sweetie! Thank you for mentioning me and gosh you didn't miss any of my places. I hear you on the landscapes and hope to make them my latest challenge. One of these days. :) It was a fateful day when we met, for sure. You are such a good friend! I always look to see what wonderful craft you are up to and there is always something beautiful!!

Gail sure does some marvelous art! I love those trees a lot. And those fish are very inspiring!

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today.

Thanks for these links. I'm

Thanks for these links. I'm going to spend some time enjoying your blogging friends sites today while I'm stuck inside because of the snow. Maybe my girls will want to do some painting, also.

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