EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

FOTM WIP by Kris Jean

1. FOTM: Daffodil Progress II – Artist Kris Jean is sharing her latest Flower of the Month painting, as it develops. The image on the right is only a small glimpse. Check out her blog to see this stunning painting.

2. Paws for Charity Book – Abby Creek Studios, a.k.a. EBSQ artist Linda O’Neill will be featured in this charity book to support the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.

3. Demonstrating Pastels from Start to Finish – The recently featured, Brenda Boylan, will be demonstrating a pastel painting at Amato’s Gallery in Beaverton, Oregon this Saturday.

4. Little Snowman Giveaway – Polymer Clay artist Ginny Baker is having a giveaway on her blog!

5. Fantasy Art Collection – Another wonderful, and magical giveaway from artist Sara Burrier. You can win the new Fantasy Art Collection book; which features some of her own art!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season – Lisa Monica Nelson

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season.  The month of December brings us Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. It is a month of festivities and reflection. Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season appears once a year in month of December and is always a favorite. From now until the end of the year, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that create for this season of celebration.

Lisa Monica Nelson

Martha, a Black Cat Cookie Angel Art Doll Ornie - Lisa Monica Nelson

As much as I love the holidays, I love making a few pieces of holiday art each year. Be it Halloween or Christmas or even Fourth of July, it’s a fun endeavor that adds to the richness of the season. Now that I have grandchildren, it’s wonderful to see the older two (ages 4 and 2) making glitter stars and cotton ball snowmen. I’m a member of two juried holiday art groups — both of which sell on Etsy — American Holiday Artists (AHA) and Magical Holiday Artists (MHA).   Please come visit us, or perhaps consider joining us, if you too enjoy holiday art. Happy Holidays! – Lisa Monica Nelson

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EBSQ Spotlight on Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season – Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

This month’s featured gallery is Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season.  The month of December brings us Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. It is a month of festivities and reflection. Seasonal Art: ‘Tis The Season appears once a year in month of December and is always a favorite. From now until the end of the year, we are going to take a few moments to catch up with some of the EBSQ artists that create for this season of celebration.

Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

Pink Poinsettia - Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

Growing up in Germany, we would usually have snow during the holidays, and snow meant building snowmen! To me it also meant being home by a warm fire and drawing pictures of snowmen and children sledding – to my heart’s content. Christmas was greatly anticipated , since I knew that I would receive more Art supplies and books. (My mother never repeated her mistake of giving me a doll one Christmas – I never gave it a second glance – I was only interested in the colored pencils and drawing paper!)

Now I live in SW Florida , and the temperatures often reach the eighties in December. None the less , when the end of November rolls around, I get the urge to paint snowmen, Santas and my beloved Poinsettias. The warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia and memories of wonderful family Christmas days  are with me – as I paint and paint and paint! – Ulrike (Ricky) Martin

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