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Up Close and Personal

February 10, 2012

The Sketchbook Challenge theme for this month is Close-Up.
RIGHT UP CLOSE is the way I really like to see things.
I focus in so close on the details that sometimes we’ll be traveling and my husband will take the camera away just to take one picture of where we are.
I’ll take a tiny thing and blow it up huge in a work of art. When one of nature’s tiny gems fills your entire frame of vision it gains a grandeur and beauty that can be shared.
Dream by Lyric Kinard
The ocean is gorgeous – but so are the ripples right under your feet.
Leftovers by Lyric Kinard
UP CLOSE is one of the reasons I love hand work. The slowness, the concentration on detail, feeling the thread and the cloth in your hands…. it’s all about the details.
Family Ties III by Lyric Kinard

Now – pick up your sketchbook and look around. I’m sure there is something RIGHT  THERE that is worth drawing.
There is inspiration everywhere if you look CLOSELY! 

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3 Comments

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    Anne H
    February 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Super post! I`ll send it to all my friends!

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    Sandy
    February 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I think it is amazing that the bird leg pattern is so similar to giraffe patterning.
    Sandy in the UK
    Ps look out for something fun in the post…just for being you…a sort of flowers in the grocery queue sort of thing. 😉

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    Dolores
    February 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Sometimes we fail to look. I look closely at quilts when I attend a quilt show. I like to see how the maker made his/her quilt. I just saw a beautiful Baltimore applique quilt a couple of nights ago and the hand quilting was exquisite. I then noticed that some of the little flowers had pen marks and others had embroidery to highlight areas. You could only see them up close.

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