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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

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

Friday, December 16, 2016

Hear No Bad, See No Bad, Smell No Bad

'Hear No Bad, See No Bad, Smell No Bad'
 © 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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My friends have 3 sons.  They gave me a gift of 3 owl figurines, in the shape of 'Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.' When they bought it for me, their 6 year old son, Monty, excitedly exclaimed, 'I get it!  It's like the monkeys!  Hear no bad, See no bad, Smell no bad!'

I thought this was hilarious and it gave me a good giggle.  I thought I'd draw a picture of it, to give to the boys for their room.

So Happy 7th Birthday, Monty and Gabby (and it's for you too, Charlie!)  Aunty Shi loves you 3 monkeys!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Live In Peace

'Live In Peace'
"Don't Wait to Rest In Peace...
Live in Peace"
Words and Image © Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Metallic Bic Mark-It Pens on 8x8" Black Paper

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I saw a meme on Facebook that said: 'Why should we only 'Rest In Peace?"  Why don't we 'Live In Peace' too?"  I loved the message though I don't particularly like the word 'should' - to me it sounds a little passive aggressive.

I was thinking about how I could word it more to my liking.  Firstly I wrote the words 'Rest In Peace' and crossed out the word 'Rest' and replaced it with 'live!'


 'Live in Peace - Correction'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Pitt Pen and Bic Mark-It Extra Fine Marker on 5x5" Paper

Then I came up with this motivational quote: "Don't Wait to Rest In Peace... Live In Peace"

I have recently been loving Typography, making art from words.  So this is one of my first efforts.  For the black picture I used 'Bic Mark-It' pens on black paper.  It's hard to make a specific font with the pens due to the size of the nib.  So I just used my own handwriting.  So I'm sure with practice I will improve my fonts, but as a first effort I am happy with how this has turned out.

I think the sentiment is very timely given today's political climate around the world.  I also believe it's timeless.

So go, and live in peace!




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Plait Hairstyle

'Plait Hairstyle'
©  Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Red Bic Mark-It Pen on Paper

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Earlier in the year I drew a girl from behind, wearing one of my favourite hairstyles, which can be found here: 'Twirl Hairstyle' by Shiloh Moore August 2016


I wanted to try again to draw a girl, this time with a plait.  I added a red bow as I loved wearing ribbons in my hair when I was young and had long hair (and scrunchies - it was the 80's/early 90's!)  These are two of my favourite hairstyles for long hair.  In my dreams, when I am healthy, I have long hair (I had to have my  waist-length hair cut off aged 14 due to the pain it caused with Fibromyalgia. Even tying shorter hair back or wearing a headband hurts - to this day, so I have had very short hair since.)  I love long hair and I associate it with my childhood - a happy time when I was healthier.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Madonna and Child

'Jesus Was A Refugee'
Part B - detail - 'Madonna and Child'
©  2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper


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Jesus Was A Refugee

Jesus as a baby:   
"Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother" the angel said.  "Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him"
-Matthew 2:13

Jesus as an adult:
"Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
-Matthew 25:40

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jesus Was A Refugee

'Jesus Was A Refugee'
Part A
©  2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

 Watch for Part B - detail 'Madonna and Child' in next post

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Jesus Was A Refugee
Jesus as a baby:   
"Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother" the angel said.  "Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him"
-Matthew 2:13
Jesus as an adult:
"Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
-Matthew 25:40
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SEASONing's GREETINGS

'Season-ing's Greetings'
© 2016 By Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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December is upon us.   'Tis the season for bad Christmas Puns!  Enjoy!