chimney rock and lake lure flowering bridge

Recently I visited North Carolina. I went on many hikes. My favorite one was Chimney Rock. Here is a shot above the chimney.

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After the hike up Chimney Rock, I visited Lake Lure and found this wonderful flower garden. It was built over a bridge. Here are flowers and foliage pictures I took.

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It inspired some flower drawings here is a peek into my sketchbook.

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

graffiti in asheville

I’ve been impressed with the street art of Asheville, especially the graffiti. I’ve always admired the bold, bright use of colors and the illusive nature of the art. There are several artists that come to mind when I think of this genre. One I LOVE is Banksy and his political pieces. Another is skateboard and surfboard artist Jim Phillips. Graffiti is controversial and is considered vandalism but, it is an inspiring part of our natural consciousness. Here are some inspiring and colorful pieces I came across on my walks through Asheville.

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Here is some that I found inside the Asheville Art Museum. I didn’t get the artists name. ;(

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

creative fridays and kelly rae

I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae Roberts in my art studio. Yes, you heard me. I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae.

Each Friday she sends out an unscripted video of herself creating some fabulous painting. The videos are anywhere from an hour to three hours. It has been a lot of fun. It’s like having her here in my studio and has spurred me to create more. She is down to earth, inspirational, and super funny. I love that she sings and even dances. She is an inspiration on being brave and doing what one loves.

Below is Kelly Rae in my studio.

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You can find out how to join us and about her unscripted videos here. Below are some photos of what I’ve created while watching and listening to her videos.

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This last week she had Flora Bowley join her in the studio. They are a hoot together. They each started with two canvases and then kept swapping. The end result was beautiful.

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What has inspired you this week? What have you been up to?

kyrrha