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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Balloon Girl

'Happy Birthday Balloon Girl'
Watercolour and Pitt Pen on Babysitter's Club Book Paper
Copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore

I wanted to create something that brought me joy.  Thinking of a little girl being lifted by balloons to travel, flying over gorgeous hills and mountains - this image brought me joy.  I made the balloons spell out 'Happy Birthday.'

I painted this on a second hand second copy of p 7 of 'Kristy And The Secret Of Susan' from the Babysitter's Club series by Ann M. Martin, because that series brought me much joy in my childhood/tween days. 

'Happy Birthday Balloon Girl'
B+W outline before watercolour
copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore

If you like this 'Little Girl' you may also like:
'Enjoy the Puddles'
'Little Girl' and
'Circle of Life' 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Treat Yourself

'Treat Yourself'
A4 Line Drawing and Watercolour
Copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore

I drew this line-drawing to be used for birthdays or special occasions.  

'Treat Yourself'
A7 Black and White original drawing
Copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mother + Child Nativity

'Mother + Child Nativity'
9"x12" Acrylic and pen on canvas
copyright 2012 by Shiloh Moore

This painting is from a simple line drawing of the nativity scene.  At its centre is mother Mary cradling baby Jesus, forming the shape of a love heart.  They are surrounded by the simple structure of the stable.  Shining above is the guiding star. 

Prints of this canvas are available as cards raising money for the charity Change For ME through their collaborative art initiative Art 4 ME on Redbubble. (<<<click for the link)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

'The Best Support' - 'All I Did Was Listen'

Today a poem and drawing I created when I was 16 was featured in a blog by one of my favourite artists.  Her name's Rachel Awes and her blog is "All I Did Was Listen."  Today's post (including my drawing and poem) is 'Listening to You' which is in a series of guest posts on Fridays, on the theme of 'Listening'.

Rachel does wonderful line drawings with colour, combined with a quote, usually something inspired by her experiences as a psychologist.  She has a new book out filled with her gorgeous drawings, called 'All I did was Listen' which you can order on Etsy (click on the title for the link).  I can't wait to receive my copy in the mail!

I will include for you my drawing and poem shared on her blog.  It is one of the poems in my book "Stranger In The Moving Chair," self-published 2004.

'The Best Support'
Copyright 1997 by Shiloh Moore

"The Best Support"
The best way to help
Is to listen
Advice seems to pour
From those
Who insist they understand
But have never experienced it.
Those who help
Are those who listen
Those who accept
There is no magic cure
Accept they cannot instantly
Make things happily ever after
The best support
Is not a quick fix
But a listening ear,
No judgment,
And acceptance.
Copyright 1997 by Shiloh Moore