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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?

'Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swiiimmming...

'Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swiiimmming...

We are closer to getting settled into our new house and my son starts back to school next week.  Hopefully this means I'll have some extra time to get my studio finally set up. I love the fact that I had a stay at home job fall very conveniently into my lap, the extra money will help.  It has cut into my creative time but I'm confident that once I'm able to get into a regular routine again, I'll figure something out. I've been taking notes on a project I started research on over 3 years ago and am finally going to get started.  "God's Choices" will be a combination of research, writing, basic illustrations and ceramic sculptures.  I'm think

Now one of the ' 'Pad' People (from Apri

Now one of the ' 'Pad' People (from Apri

...IPad that is. Yes, I have finally become one of the IPad people. Although, true to my nature, I did not get one of the new IPad 2's. Instead I did what I usually do, and took advantage of stores wanting to get rid of their 1st gens to make way for the 2's and therefore got my 32G w 3G network capability for around $200 off the original price. I love it when there is an update in something Tech, the previous version is usually still just as capable for fitting my needs and they practically become free. 1st journey into ArtRage for IPad. Am just playing around right now to get a feel for the touch screen and how the tools work and what they

Starting the Great Changover

Starting the Great Changover

So, you've found me at my new DA page.  I didn't like my other username but the only way to change it is to start a new one.  Since I haven't been using the site long I figured no time like the present. So now, as time permits, I will begin, uploading everything that is on my other profile and gallery, etc, to this one. Wish me luck!
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