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2013 - Year in Review

Lisa Blake 2013 Action art Art Class beach colored pencil creative creative processes Drawing education Etsy flowers Goals heart soul create heartsoulcreate inspirations intuitive painting Lilla Rogers Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search Lily Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich nature ocean photography Playground techniques travel

My word for 2013 was "Perform".  Perform in the sense of action.  I, no doubt, had a lot of action this year.  I built my website, put products for sale via Etsy, Fine Art America, Zazzle and created my own online store for my website. I ventured into acrylic painting, creating four pieces of art.  Two small 8" x 10 paintings and two large 18" x 24" paintings.  I tried  new crayons that are water-soluble and drew an elephant with graphite and charcoal. I entered into a couple of contests, Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search and Light, Time, Space -...

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Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search - Playground Submission

Lisa Blake 2013 Action art Artwork colored pencil creative Drawing fear Goals heart soul create heartsoulcreate journal Lilla Rogers Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich perform Playground slide

  Hello Friends!  Yesterday, I submitted my entry into Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search and would love to share it with you.     A colored pencil drawing on 9" x 12" acid-free drawing paper.  It took many layers to get the colors to pop just so.  I used Adobe Illustrator to add "Journal" at the bottom.  All-in-all, the entire process from start to submission took about 13 hours. The most challenging part of this assignment was deciding where to place "Journal".  I went back and forth between putting the letters on apples in the tree, carving it into...

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Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search

Lisa Blake 2013 Action art Artwork creative Drawing fear Goals heart soul create heartsoulcreate inspirations inspiring journal Lilla Rogers Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search Lisa R. Ullrich Lisa Ullrich Paperchase Playground

  I signed up to participate in Lilla Rogers' 2013 Global Talent Search.  I was briefed to create a playground themed journal cover as if Paperchase were my client.  It takes me back to my childhood and all the playgrounds around my house.  I'm working on my thumbnail drawings to put together my design before I start drawing on the "good paper"!  Wish me luck! What was your favorite thing to play on at the park?  

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