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Welcome to Shiloh's blog, sharing creativity, laughter, some tears, hope and strength through art. You can find more art and advocacy work by Shiloh on her website, simply click on this link: www.shilohmoore.wix.com/byshi Prints of some of her work can be bought at: http://shilissimo.redbubble.com All artwork © by Shiloh Moore

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Obama Care

'Obama Care'

© Jan 21-22 2017 by Shiloh Moore
14x20cm Pitt Pen on Paper

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I am an Australian with multiple chronic health conditions.  My life has been saved by our world class health care system multiple times. 

My main condition though, ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is largely neglected worldwide.  I have friends with ME in the US. 

In March 2012 a couple, Courtney and Bob Miller, at a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, asked Obama to increase the funding and research for ME in the US.  Obama promised he would investigate what the NIH (National Institute for Health) was doing about ME, and he kept that promise to elevate the priority of ME/CFS in the US. 

We have just seen the next president's Inauguration and marches for women around the world.  I was not well enough to march, but instead I turned the TV off and drew Michelle and Barack Obama in gratitude for the impact they have made globally.  I drew most of this portrait while lying down.

I stand with healthcare (especially treatment of people with ME/CFS,) women's rights, race relations, multiculturalism, LGBTI rights and with the marginalised.

The world is watching, with bated breath.



'Obama Care' process photo
© 22 Jan 2017 by Shiloh Moore 
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pop Art Dogs

'Pop Art Dogs'
 © 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Ultra Fine Coloured Sharpie Markers on Paper

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Inspired by my post 'Pop Art Tenterfield Terrier,' I decided to draw more of my favourite dogs.  I chose a Bichon Frise, West Highland White Terrier (Westie), a Pug, and another Tenterfield Terrier based on dogs I know.  I drew them using Sharpie Markers on paper, using two tones of each colour for each dog.

These are my sketches of the dogs and a few other friends' pets that I will draw soon:

'Pop Art Pets' - sketches
 © 2017 by Shiloh Moore

Below are pictures of the individual breeds of dogs.

'Pink Bichon Frise'
 © 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Ultra Fine Coloured Sharpie Markers on Paper 

'Green West Highland White Terrier'
 © 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Ultra Fine Coloured Sharpie Markers on Paper 

'Purple Tenterfield Terrier'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Ultra Fine Coloured Sharpie Markers on Paper 

'Blue Pug'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Ultra Fine Coloured Sharpie Markers on Paper




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pop Art Tenterfield Terrier


'Pop Art Tenterfield Terrier'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Sharpie Markers on Paper

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In June 2015 I drew a portrait of my delightful pooch, in this post 'Zentangle Part 3 - Tenterfield Terrier' from the original photograph below. 

I was given some sharpie markers for Christmas, so in my mind I reduced the image to using 2 different shades of colour plus white.  Then I drew my dog using 2 shades of blue, 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of green and 2 shades of orange to create a Pop Art styled patterned portrait.  I imagine it would go well as a pattern for wrapping paper!

For more Pop Art Pets see my post 'Pop Art Dogs'

'Pop Art Tenterfield Terrier'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
Process Pic 1

'Pop Art Tenterfield Terrier'
© 2017 by Shiloh Moore
Final Process Pic

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Love Harp!

'Love Harp!'
© Dec 2016 By Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pen on Paper

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I made this piece as a gift for a special someone who plays the harp, and for her harp loving friends.  It is a line drawing of a person playing a harp simplified into a love heart shape, with the words 'Love Harp!' forming the strings.  I did another version especially for her with the harp strings forming her name. Love harp, love you!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rock n Soul

'Rock n Soul'
© December 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Red Bic Mark-It Pen on Paper

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This was a Christmas gift for a special couple who love skulls and skeletons.  It is of a hand making the 'rock n roll' hand sign, juxtaposed with a butterfly to add colour and life, and to symbolise the soul.  They both live and breathe music, and it is in their bones.  I'm sure they will rock on for eternity. Love you both!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Love And Light

'Love and Light'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10' Pen drawing and mixed media background
Digitally enhanced with PicMonkey and Enlight

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My last image for 2016 was typography of the word 'Hope.'  I would like to start the year 2017 with another word:  'Love'.  I call this piece 'Love and Light.' I love it when people sign off mail with 'Love and Light' and I love the intention.  This year I hope love and light permeate our lives.

To create this image I went through a few steps:


Step one:  I drew the love heart using the word 'Love' in the shape of a heart

'Love Heart'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Step Two: I drew a good copy using Red Bic Mark-It Pen on Paper
Step Three: I pasted a collage for the first Layer of 
8x10" Mixed Media Background 
using book pages and music, then decorated it with stamps

Step Four: I finished the  8x10" Mixed Media Background
with a layer of crumpled tissue paper then painted over it with pink watercolour 

Step Five: I digitally combined the Love Heart drawing with the 
mixed media background using 'PicMonkey' online

Step Six: I played with colours and effects on
the image using the 'Enlight' app on my phone
to get the final image (above)


May your life be filled with 'Love and Light' through 2017 and beyond!


Saturday, December 31, 2016

HOPE

'HOPE'
Final Drawing for 2016
©31 Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Extra Fine Sharpie Markers on Paper

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2016 has been a defining year for me.  It has been tough, challenging, but in the end creative and fulfilling.  The word that I feel as I go into 2017 is HOPE.

A friend gave me some coloured sharpie markers for Christmas - ooooh love!  So here is my first go to try them out.  I was looking at Typography (making art from words) and Zentangle techniques and came up with my own doodles of flowers, animals and nature.

It makes me think of a wise phrase a wonderful friend who is chronically ill said to me: 'Where there is life there is Hope'

If you look hard, you will find these signs of life:
- A 4 leaf clover
- Flowers
- Leaves
- Grass
- A grasshopper
- Ferns
- A chameleon
- A dandelion
- A daisy
- A dragonfly
- A rose
- A caterpillar
- A coccoon
- A butterfly
- A ladybug
- A birdie
- A bumblebee

May your life be filled with HOPE

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Watercolour Love

 
'Watercolour Love'
© Dec 27-28 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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This Christmas I made an investment.  I have been loving using watercolours, and my humble set I was given almost 20 years ago is almost used up.  So I splurged on a full set of 40 Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pans, and to hold them, a Schmincke tin.

I drew up a colour chart to show examples of the colours, as you can't clearly tell the colours from the pans as is.  

Then I wanted to experiment and play with them.  What better way than to be inspired by their luscious beauty and do a still life featuring the watercolour set itself?  

Here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Sketch of 'Watercolour Love'  Note I changed the Schminke owl symbol to my own owl symbol.
(Sketch is beside the Schmincke Tin and Windsor and Newton Cotman Half Pan Watercolours and colour chart by Shiloh)
© Dec 27 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pencil on Paper


Step 2: Watercolour outline in grey and black, with love hearts masked on each pan using masking fluid
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore


Step 3: Watercolour tin and coloured pans over masking fluid love hearts
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore

Step 4: Complete 'Watercolour Love' (Beside Schmincke Tin and Windsor and Newton Cotman Half Pan Watercolours and colour chart by Shiloh) 
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'We R Okay'

'We R Okay'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Metallic Bic Mark-It Pen on Black 5x5" Paper


My beautiful friend Rebekah has a birthday in December.  I made this artwork for her using symbols of our friendship.

I was reading about Typography and making artwork out of words.  One exercise was to create from negative space.

I chose the letter 'R' for Rebekah.  Then I thought of words that illustrate our friendship.  When I'm well enough, we love watching movies together.  She has shared 2 of her favourite films with me: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' and 'The Fault in Our Stars.'

Two of her all-time favourite quotes are from 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.'  They are "We accept the love we think we deserve" and "(and in that moment) I swear we were infinite."  The whole of the second quote did not fit so I shortened it.  In the movie, Charlie loves to give thoughtful presents and he goes to great lengths to give something meaningful.  This is something Rebekah also loves to do, and what I was doing in making this present! 

The second film quote is "Okay" from 'The Fault In Our Stars.'  This has extra meaning for me, as when I was bedridden aged 16 I said a mantra 'I am ok.  I. a.m. o....k...' to calm my mind to ease the constant headache.  So when the main characters used the work 'Okay' as their special word, I loved it, and identified.

So I made an R out of those three quotes.  Afterwards, I realised the words placed at the bottom of the 'R' were both 'We.'  Then it takes the shape of the letter 'R'.  Then the space in the letter 'R' makes the word 'Okay'.  'We R Okay.'  This was the message I wanted to give Rebekah to give her strength in the tough times.

 Happy birthday Rebekah!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean



'You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean'
Words and Image  © Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x 10" Watercolour on Paper

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"You AreThe Sky, You Are The Ocean'

Your emotions are the clouds, ever-changing;
You are the sky, ever present.

 Your feelings are the waves, they swell and sweep;
You are the ocean, vast and deep.

The sky does not control its clouds.
The ocean does not cling to its waves,
and avoid its crashes.

Allow whatever thoughts may arise.
Know they will change
and you will remain.


'You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x 10" Watercolour on Paper