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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Shi Selfie Portrait

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Collage'
© 8-23 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

I wanted to do a new self portrait.  I photocopied a selfie and traced the outline with a Pitt Pen.  Then I wanted to do more detail, so I painted it with green watercolour.  I liked how the two went together and decided to do a Pop-Art style collage of the portrait in different colours.  But I thought I might do something different, so instead of painting four identical pictures, for the final image I took a selfie close up of my eye when laughing and painted that in purple.

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Black'
© 8 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Pitt Pen on Paper

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Green'
© 21-22 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Watercolour on Paper

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Pink'
© 23 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Watercolour on Paper

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Sm-eye-le'
© 22 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Watercolour on Paper

Thursday, November 24, 2016


© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

I was looking at a present a friend gave me, a 'Puppy Pen' - a pen in the shape of a Dachshund.  I love it.  As I was looking at it, the word 'dash-hound' came to me and I thought this would be fun to draw!

So I drew the word 'dash-hound' with a dashing-dachshund drawn to illustrate the 'dash' in the middle.

What fun!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sending Spoons - I Hope You Are AWAP

'Sending Spoons'
© 5/11/16 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Zentangle Pitt Pen and Paper Collage

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This card is a Zentangle Collage called ‘Sending Spoons,’ for my friends with chronic illness. 

There is an analogy used to describe life with chronic illness by Christine Miserandino called 'The Spoon Theory.' (read in full here: 'The Spoon Theory' written by Christine Miserandino for www.butyoudontlooksick.com )  Christine has Lupus, but many with a variety of chronic illnesses and 'invisible' disabilities identify with it, and affectionately refer to themselves as 'Spoonies.'  

In her analogy, spoons symbolise energy (also pain threshold.)  A person with chronic illness only has a certain amount of energy per day, so only a few spoons.  Every task takes a certain number of spoons.  Often, you don't know how many spoons you will have throughout each day so you must be wise with how you spend them.  If there's something you have to do that day, you must keep enough spoons for the task. You might have to give up doing something else in order to have enough energy to do what you need to do.  You learn to prioritise what you spend your ‘spoons’ on.

Many with chronic illness also use a phrase to sign off messages with - 'I hope you are AWAP'.  AWAP stands for 'As Well As Possible'. 

So I came up with this pic 'Sending Spoons' using Zentangle patterns on spoons, with the phrase 'I HOPE U R AWAP.'  

(I also like how there's 5 horizontal spoons, so to me, I also see a mini musical staff!  Energy is musical!)

Thanks for using your spoons to read this.  Sending you spoons, and I hope you are AWAP!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Movember Pug

'Movember Pug'
© Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

To go into the running to win the original artwork ‘Movember Pug,’ simply donate to my Movember page: 
No donation is too small or too big!

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A charity I care about is Movember, which raises money for Men's Health (for Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in particular.)  

Obviously as a chronically ill woman, I support Women's Health charities.  I also care about men. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for men in Australia between the ages of 15 and 44.  Each day, on average 6 men in Australia take their lives.  This is alarming. A common attitude for men is to 'suck it up' and 'be a man.'  This charity encourages men to care about their health and seek help if needed.  

For Movember, on the first of November men shave, and throughout the month they grow a moustache.  Instead of growing a mo, I am going to donate the original artwork ‘Movember Pug,’ and send it to one lucky person who donates to my Movember page, selected randomly.’

‘Movember Pug,’ was drawn from a sticker by Typo (shown below made into a card).  Then I added a mo!  I chose a pug, as they have such sad eyes.  I made this one smile a little but you can see his vulnerability in his eyes.  

It takes strength to admit you're not ok, and it takes courage to do something about it.  

If you need to talk to someone, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
'Typo Pug'
Card by Shiloh Moore 2016
Using Pug Sticker by Typo and Patterned Papers

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I Love Just Hanging With You

'I Love Just Hanging With You'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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My friends are amazing and love to just 'hang' around, 'doing' nothing but enjoying each other's company.

A bit like a couple sloths.

This is for you.  Thank you.  I love just hanging with you.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Yin Yang Bear Hug

'Yin Yang Bear Hug'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
In July 2016 I saw a photo of a black and a white cat creating a heart with their tails, which inspired my drawing 'Yin Yang Love Cats.'   I then went on to draw black and white birds creating a yin yang symbol, in the post 'Yin Yang Birdies.'  (Click the links to see my previous posts)

A year ago I bought an awesome t-shirt on Threadless,  'Huggers' by freehand.dk (click here to see it)  It has a white bear hugging a black bear, using the black negative space of the t-shirt for the black bear.  I think it's incredibly clever. 

Recently a young friend, Sophie wore that same shirt in her smaller size - so cute! It reminded me how much I love the image, and inspired me to draw a similar bear hug, but using the bears to create a Yin Yang symbol.

So 'Yin Yang Bear Hug' was born!