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Ann Monique
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Yes, I am an artist. Technically I would say Semi-Pro since I've sold pieces but am not full time yet. In addition to that still distant dream of being a "known" artist, I am also a former Navy Wife of 17.5 years and a MOMMY!!!! I never thought I would have enjoyed being a stay at home Mom or moving every 3 years to places all over the world as much as I have. Whenever I started to feel that I didn't spend enough time on my art, I told myself that I am absorbing a lot of potentially very inspirational life experiences. I still have to tell myself that from time to time. See more of my work and more about me at my website.

Favourite Visual Artist
Couldn't even begin to pick just one...
Favourite Movies
Pride and Prejudice (BBC mini-series version)
Favourite TV Shows
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, MASH, Castle, Scrubs, Burn Notice, NCIS
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Linkin Park, Gershwin, Rhianna, Staind, Katy Perry
Favourite Books
Where is Joe Merchant, A Salty Piece of Land, Hound of The Baskervilles
Favourite Writers
Jane Austen, Agathe Christie, Steven King, Judy Blume, Nora Roberts, Anne Rice
Favourite Games
Trivial Pursuit
Favourite Gaming Platform
Wii Fit
Tools of the Trade
Depends on the mood I'm in at the time.
Other Interests
Scuba diving, water skiing, scrapbooking, Flea Markets, writing

Knot Woman II...And She's Off!!

Knot Woman II...And She's Off!!

Here is an excerpt from my latest blog entry on annmonique.wordpress.com, check it out for full description and imaged. "If you are familiar with the background of how I came to design my logo, you may also know that at the same time I designed Knot Woman I, I also used a different direction to come up with Knot Woman II.  See the little mental refresher to the left in figure 1. At that time, I was more focused on my other Knot Woman but have always had this one in the back of my head.  Recently I've had a little extra time to learn more about the way the Scribes of the Book of Kells and similar Illustrative works did these amazingly intric

Where my Logo came from...

Where my Logo came from...

Inspired by Celtic Knot-work I'd been thinking of trying to incorporate some knot-work into some of my figure sketches to carve into some of my larger wheel thrown ceramic pieces. Since my goal was to be able to pull 12 inches high or more I'd have plenty of room for some more detailed work. I've always been fascinated by Celtic illustration and was able to see a lot and learn a little more when we lived in England for 3 years. My first attempt at creating a female figurative piece using Celtic Knots as inspiration. Stage one was one of many triangle knots commonly used. Stage Two  I added an additional twist to lengthen the figure and add

Clay, I need to play with Clay!

Clay, I need to play with Clay!

The title really says it all.  Yes, I'm a little whiny tonight.  Probably hormones on top of stress.  I am after all in therapy for a reason.  I need a decent work table for the studio I can hand build on until I have a wheel.  In the meantime I'll research where I can get things glazed and fired so when I finally am able to start a project I'll be able to finish it in a timely manner.  Anyone in the Tampa area know where I might be able to get that accomplished?

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xiin33Student General Artist
I like your Celtic knot images, nice paintings.
AnnMoniqueArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
AnnMoniqueArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Miss you too! Looks like you are going to have a fab Halloween!
AnnMoniqueArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Yay!!!