My Art Projects for 2013

January I set a goal to paint 100 paintings in 2013
February I discovered 29Faces and joined
The artists of 29Faces decided to expand our connections and we created Face In The World
We got so excited about sharing art projects, we created groups to create Exquisite Corpse drawings
Some members of our groups wanted no restrictions and formed No Holds Barred (NHB) where we created Exquisite Corpse drawings with no restrictions
International Artists collaborated to create the International Collaboration on Fabric Project
29Faces expanded to June to include 29MaleFaces
Face In The World went around again and then again
I collaborated with a small group of International artists for a triple Face In the World
Encouraged by other artists, I joined Nibblefest Art Contest on eBay.
29Faces began again in September
I joined Janes40Portraits group
Decided to fill a book with selfies, did one first thing every morning for 50 days
Reached painting 100 total paintings in acrylic on canvas (since I began painting in July 2012)
Started painting with watercolors.
Reached 100 acrylic paintings (124 total for 2013) on canvas

2013
124 acrylic Paintings
25 watercolors
190 portraits
50 selfies
8 collaboration projects with 36 other artists from around the world

NHB members have never met. We live in Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, and United States. We know each other through our art, and our collaborations. Our members are:

Audrey Breed, Tennessee USA. Elaine Vernon Art

Selva Briceno Casas

Milo Wylde Chin, California, USA. Milo’s Art

Tammy Gulat Art, Ohio, USA. Tammy Gulat Art

Ilona Heimbockel, Germany. Ilona’s Art

Vicky Knowles, New Jersey, USA

Lizzy Love, Ontario, Canada. OddBall Art

Gina Morley, England, UK

Malissa Priebe

Joy Redington, Oregon, USA

Sandra Sherman, Queensland, Australia

Penny Stewart, California, USA

Manon Visser, England, UK. Manon Popjes

Lydia Puente Harris, Lydia’s Blog

Each one of us has a unique and wonderful array of talents and experiences. Together we have found a connection that is like roots spreading through the soul of our art; supporting, encouraging, and delighting in our mutual pursuits.

One of the most interesting things for me, is my connection to social media and how it influences my work, my knowledge, and my growth as an artist. The people I’ve encountered, without ever having met them face to face, influence and inspire me every day. I get to share my ideas and the steps of my journey with these wonderful artists, as well as with my friends and my family as a result of social media sites such as this one, Facebook, twitter, and other blogs. I am grateful for the connections I continue to make.

For your viewing, here are a few examples of my work this year.
As always, thanks for visiting and looking at my art. I hope you will visit again soon.
Milo >^..^<

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Cats on cards

As an artist, I have this constant need to draw. I love painting, and I wanted to try new challenges and mediums. I did quite a few greeting cards and post cards in order to keep doing little creative projects. I like the idea of scaling down in size, so that I can scale up in quantity, without sacrificing quality.

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Thank you for looking at my art! Please visit again.
Milo. >^..^<

HummingCat

This is a mixed media piece, using tissue paper, cord, acrylic and metallic paints. I like the idea of imagining the unimaginable. That is what my HummingCat is. She could be trapped inside the perceived cage, behind bars, unable to control her surroundings; or she could be on the outside looking in, longing for the safety and security of what the viewer can only imagine.
What story do you tell?

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Phil 8/29

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This is Phil. I’ve known Phil for a better part of my life, although I’ve only seen him a few times during that time period. I actually can’t even remember when I saw him last, maybe at his parent’s house, maybe with one of his brothers. Either way, it’s really his brother Tim who is my good friend since the early 70’s, and as a result, I’ve met and loved the whole family. Facebook has re-connected me to old friends, which makes me very happy. My travels have taken me back and forth across the United States, and as a result, I’ve lost touch with people. Facebook sure has made a difference in my life!
What has made a difference in your life? Have you connected with old friends, old hobbies, old stomping grounds? Can you pursue the change you need to make connections? Will change make your life better? Different? Inspired? Can change inspire you to re-connect with yourself?
Try something new! Enact change in your life!
Thanks for looking at my art! Please come back again!
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Today is Krishna’s Birthday!

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Today in the USA, it is Krishna’s birthday. I think it only fitting that I celebrate by posting my painting in honor of his birth.
I have long been fascinated by religious iconography of all types and from all ages. As I was doing this painting, I read many interesting articles about Krishna, giving me a deeper connection to my painting, as well as a deeper spiritual connection to the divine within myself. I love the fascinating symbology of the colors and forms, the richness of the history, and connection to my inner self that emerges.
I urge you, not to just enjoy my painting, but research Krishna for yourself and bask in the beauty of knowledge about him and the traditions that followed.
Thanks for looking at my art.
Milo