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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 31, 2016

Precious Mosaic

'Precious Mosaic'
"You are not broken.
You are a Precious Mosaic of experiences.
You are beautiful."

Words: © Sept 15 2015 By Shiloh Moore
Artwork © Jan 2016 By Shiloh Moore
Watercolour and Pitt Pen on A4 Paper

The words to this piece came to me after reading a beautiful meme on facebook by Rebel Thriver, quoting Matt Baker's words:  "She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won." (meme seen below with link to Rebel Thriver's post on Facebook.)

I don't resonate with the image of being in a battle, but I certainly go through a lot, as do so many people, so I adapted the words to something I could say to myself or to someone who is struggling:
"You are not broken.
You are a Precious Mosaic of experiences.
You are beautiful."

© by Rebel Thriver (Facebook Link)
Used with permission

I didn't know how to approach bringing my words to life visually.  I don't have the energy to make a real mosaic.  And I couldn't find an app or program to make a mosaic from an image I've already made.  And then I came across this image on Facebook by Leonie Dawson:
Used with permission

The image struck me as something I could do, a creative way to make an image like a mosaic.

Here my version is before colour:
This is the first image I've been able to sit up and paint in many months, and I'm still recovering from the effort, but I got lost in it and it was so fulfilling to do.  Hopefully soon I will be able to do more.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

To Cry Out

"To Cry out
is not to admit defeat 
or failure.
It is to be human" 

Words © 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Painting: 'Woman of Rain' © 2011 by Shiloh Moore
from line drawing © 1998 by Shiloh Moore

Monday, January 4, 2016

Heart Of An Aussie Owl

'Heart of An Aussie Owl'
© 2015 by Shiloh Moore
December 2015
Pitt Pen on Watercolour Paper 

I sell (and give away) cards I've made from cardstock, scrapbooking materials and stickers.  In October a friend wanted an owl card (of which I had many!) but he did not want a 'horned' owl or owl with heavy eyebrows - 'they're American.  I want an Aussie Owl!'

Of course all the scrapbooking materials I can find only have 'horned' or 'heavy browed' owls.  So I looked at Australian Owls at www.owlpages.com and fell in love with their almost heart shaped faces.  So bit by bit throughout December 2015 I drew my own version of an Aussie Owl.

'Heart Of An Aussie Owl - Step by step Collage'
© 2015 by Shiloh Moore

This was the evolution of my drawing. 

May the heart, the essence, the wisdom, the power and the beauty of an Aussie Owl be with you :)

May this owl welcome you to the New Year.