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Friday, July 22, 2011

~ Pencil Art ~

by Tina~in_ut















I love the cross and the saw.  Which one's your favorite?

51 comments:

Michael said...

When I heard that today's blog was going to be about art....I guess in my excitement I let my imagination run amok. I was thinking along the lines of Lucien Freud...who recently died or perhaps work from Picasso's blue period...away from the abstract....

and I wanted a special art avatar so I chose one of my favorite things...and Alexander Calder mobile...and as fate would have it
today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 113th birthday of Alexander Calder, inventor of the mobile. And fittingly, the mobile in their logo moves when you “push” it with your mouse — or tilt your Google Chrome and accelerometer-equipped laptop!

This particular medium is one I have never seen before...pencil lead. Is that a No. 2 lead?

I'm sorry...I just can't think straight...all I can imagine is someone borrowing your pencil and barring down to hard and snapping the tips off....

Did you find this at a "swap meet" or perhaps the gift shop at a Crackerbarrel?

Lynn D said...

MOrning Glories!

MeeMee you look wonderful at first.

MeeMee quit being so snooty. :) I find the pencil art intriguing it reminds me of the tramp art that evolved during the first depression.

I really like the double heart still trying to figure out how they did that one. The hammer was kind of cool too.

Bebbi said...

Love these.. Amazing! I love them all.

Michael...good morning Beautiful, how was your night?/ ...

Bebbi said...

Lynn: I agree, we need to teach Mr. Snooty pants to be a little bit more...errmmmm.... down to earth... he he..

Art is an expression and beauty is in the eye of the beholder..and I think the pencil art is beautiful but I am not sure it is real. Would love to see it "in real life" because otherwise, it's just photo shop! But, still Art..always.

have a blessed day my most beautiful owl friends..love ya!

Michael said...

Y I don't have a snooty bone in my body!

Appalachian crafts have their place!
Just like banjo pickers on the Chattahoochee River...Hobo skid marks on grassy knolls....peculiar smells and New Jersey....Cheech and Chong...

Hi Lynn D... ;P

Bebbi said...

My favorite is the heart.

Bebbi said...

LOL ! Michael! No hello for sweet Bebbi today?? he he ;)

Michael said...

Hi Bebbi!! I was typing while you were suggesting taking me down a notch....lol

I don't think it is photo shopped....I think this is something Tina ordered out of one of those "Harriets" catalogs....you know...with the certificate of authenticity and everything....

I think she also ordered paintings of those children with the big eyes....

Michael said...

"Mr. Snooty Pants" indeed!

I was just saying to myself the other day that I'd like to see something in a nice pencil lead!!

Lynn D said...

Harriets catalog! LMAO Snort

Jodi said...

Good morning HOoters!!!

TINA - I love the heart ones ♥ ♥ ♥

Jodi said...

Waving a wing at MICHAEL, LYNN & BEBBI!!

Jodi said...

MICHAEL - love your Avatar....and I did see it on Google this morning ♥

Jodi said...

MICHAEL - Wait til you see the "art" I'm sending you ;)

Jodi said...

Sorry I've been an absent owl...*hanging head in shame*

Just haven't made time to stop by.

Just_Lin said...

Michael Congrats on being first and oh, so handsome, today. Hey, aren't mobiles used to hang over babies' cribs to help with their focus and keeping their eyes from roaming all over in their little heads? Would I find an Alexander Calder in Babies R Us?

Just_Lin said...

Tina Thanks for the "art" today. It's pretty neat.

Just_Lin said...

Bebbi It is real but maybe someone has too much time on their hands? LOL

Just_Lin said...

LynnD I'm most intrigued with the double heart one, too.

Jodi said...

SLIN - I would guess u wouldn't find anything like that there! By the way, how is your Mom?

Just_Lin said...

HOdi Yay! Good to see you here today. Now go round up Shirley, SacBarb, Mary, etc.

Just_Lin said...

Hodi Not too good. Both lung and liver tumors have grown significantly in short amount of time. Right now, it's sounding like she doesn't want to have biopsy of lung tumor as indications are that it is the more aggressive type cancer and only palliative care would be offered then, anyway. She figures she's 83, has health issues, and doesn't want stuff done to her to just make things more uncomfortable.

Jodi said...

I'm so sorry. (((hugs))) 2 u my friend!

Jodi said...

And as far as Shirley, Barb, and Mary, I'll see what I can do!

Jodi said...

I finally got a smart phone and am posting from it!

Michael said...

Hi Jodi! and J/L...

Linda darling Calder mobiles are works of art. Occasionally one will surface in a Sothebys or Christies auction. If you go to the google seach page the one there in celebration of his birthday will float gracefully if you move it with your mouse. His mobiles were amazing.....

When I worked for Braniff International we had a DC-8 that he did for us called "FLYING COLORS TO SOUTH AMERICA"....one of the first "special" liveries for any airline. He also did a paint scheme for the bicentiennal in 1975...and one for a tribute to Mexico but died before that scheme was applied. Only the models were completed....

The glory days...when my life was perfect...

Michael said...

I posted a pic of the 727-200 done for the Bicentennial...on FB

Michael said...

Comments are now closed...they will reopen at 4pm.

Michael said...

OMG! I was just leaving and I thought I would straighten up the desk and...omg....I sharpened all the pencils!!

I am sooo sorry....

Tina~in_ut said...

shit.....IDIOT alert~ ijs~ lmbo~

Zona said...

Good Morning!

TINA: I liked this! I wonder how someone thinks these things up though..was this guy sitting on the porch with a pencil in one hand and a knife in the other and all of a sudden it came to him...Shazaam! I'll carve the tip of a pencil into a hammer? Still..I think it's very cool! I like the screw and the key the best..

MICHAEL: I'm sorry I'm late..and early..I'm usually so good at following instructions.. ;)

JOOOODDDIII!! :D

J/LIN: Hope you're not too sore today..

G'morning LYNN and BEBBI!

Tina~in_ut said...

Glad u liked the "art"....I know how impressed you REALLY are, Miguelito~ :D (u have a hair out of place...fix that!)

Here is a website to read a little about the artist:

http://oddstuffmagazine.com/extraordinary-art-on-pencil-tips-by-dalton-ghetti.html

Michael said...

Hi Zona and Spat!!

I like the pencil leads too...I can honestly say that today's art exhibit was almost not a complete disappointment...

I have to run into the village for some pencils...I'll be back!!

Parenthesis!!

whabbear said...

Good morning, owls!

Bebbi said...
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Michael said...

What was that Beebs? No deletes without splaination....

were you thinking about me? Were u going to make a comment 2 me? or about me? Well thats enough about me...what do you think about me?

Jodi said...

ZONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodi said...

MICHAEL - Love the pic of "da plane"!!!!

Jodi said...

WHABBY - Waving a wing at you!! Any big plans for the weekend?

Jodi said...

40!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jodi said...

Good night HOoters!! It's been a long day and I have to open this weekend ;)

Michael said...

Not exactly night owls huh? Perhaps "day" owls would be more appropriate....

we could call Shirley "Your Highness" if she shows up....I must say I miss her blogs and witty banter....same with Barb....

Just_Lin said...

And where's Moweenie?

Just_Lin said...

Maybe Shirley is in the dungeon planning something ghastly for us.

Just_Lin said...

Mayabe Barb is batting her tattooed eyes at some hunky Italian guy.

Jodi said...

Leaving cawfee, chocolate milk, and Glazer Donuts for everyone....enjoy!! And be good ;)

Jodi said...

MICHAEL - I've always been a Night Owl by default because of the ridiculous time that I get up for work...ijs ;)

Just_Lin said...

Sweet dreams, HOoters!

HOdi Thanks for chocolate milk and donuts. Have a good day. xoxo

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