bugs and the north carolina arboretum

I visited the North Carolina Arboretum recently. It was a lot of fun. They had this exhibit called the “World of Giant Insects.” They were huge and they moved and made noises. Here is a picture of some of them.

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They inspired me to draw. Here is a peek into my buggy 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

painting acorns

It’s fall here in California. We skipped our summer and went straight to fall. This cool weather has me nesting and wanting to paint. I recently found a new surface. It’s acorns. They are everywhere this time of year. It brings the deer right up to our doorstep as we have three trees right at our front porch.

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Tops

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kyrrha

etsy and shopping

Have you seen Etsy yet? It’s a fabulous online artisan shop. If you are looking for a gift for that special someone, check it out and support the artists.

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If you’re interested, check out my shop.  I have my hex inspired, upcycled wood pieces. In addition, I have some pocket journals for keeping all sorts of lists and ideas.

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha