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Nov 5 & 6 – Art Every Day Month

November 6, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m not posting everyday, but I am certainly seeing the beauty of the changing landscape everyday and taking pictures of it everyday. There’s a tree on my route, a big tree. Full of leaves in the summer, and bare-boned in the winter. In the Fall, it sheds it’s autumn coat of leaves… very pretty and makes for lovely art.

Fall glory

Fall glory

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Shedding glory

Shedding glory


Almost all gone…

Tree with fewer leaves.

Almost naked!

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Nov 4 – Art Every Day Month

November 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Fall has arrived! Leaves, frost, brilliant sunshine all conspire to create beautiful things.

Rain drops on fall leaves

Rain drops on fall leaves

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AEDM Nov 3, 2011

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Today is a special day for a special person in my life. She turns 14. To me, that’s a big number. A big number because it means she’s growing up and that’s always scary. Probably more for me than for her. *grin*

She’s also an amazing artist. She has a natural talent. I LOVE to see that blossom and to encourage it. As much as I can.

So for her birthday I’m posting on my AEDM Day 3, some birthday flowers and a drawing she did of me and her mom. It’s not my art, but I think everyone should see it anyway.

Happy Birthday Issa

Since I can't send a cake...


Twins avatar

The Wonder Twins avatar


Happy Birthday sweetie!

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Art Every Day Month (AEDM) Nov 2, 2011

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s a little late, but this little pumpkin just made me smile. We focus so much on the scary things about Halloween that I couldn’t help but want to add a bit of a smile. Candy. Orange, smiley, candy. A happy, bright, Day 2 of Art Every Day (would it be too much to add a smiley? :)).

Halloween Happiness

Halloween Happiness

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Art Every Day Month (AEDM) Nov 1, 2011

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment
Heart Leaves and Ruby

Heart Leaves and Ruby

I love Autumn in Seattle. I love the motion in this photo. The falling of the leaves, the shifting of the season, the air. Things are getting slower, colder, and more delicate.

Heart leaves close up

Heart leaves close up

New Year, New Art Challenge

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s Art Everyday Challenge for the month of November – AGAIN!

I can’t wait. It was such a fascinating challenge last year as I was doing fulltime work at a clients office (40 hrs a week), completing another project with a different client (5 hours a week), and coaching my transition clients (5 hrs a week). And trying to do art. Everyday. It’s like NANORIMO, but you can use a lot fewer words. 🙂

Blank slate time.

I’m looking forward to this. No comparing to last year. Just learning what to do again, and what to iterate on.

Want to join me? Sign-up here and find out more.

Come on. Let’s see what we can create!

Butterfly seashell

Opening Up to Possibility

All photos are the property of Sylvia Taylor and can’t be used without written permission. All Rights Reserved 2011.

Day 26: Recycled art

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 26/30: I am proud to recycle art.

I’ve done several paintings recently over old canvases. I was tired of the piece, or it was unfinished, or I was just uninspired. That’s what I love about paint on canvas though, it can get recovered and recovered until it’s a mountain of pigment… until you wondered what it started out as in the first place.

That’s what happened with this piece. It started out as… I don’t remember. Then I covered it with puffy paint and lots of words and symbols that inspired me. Then, after a few months, I wasn’t inspired anymore. It just looked like a mess.

So, I cleaned up (in a sense) the mess by recycling the canvas yet again and covering it with more paint!

I have had these rolling green hills in my mind. When I lived in the beautiful United Kingdom, my work commute for a few months was a 20 minute walk through some rolling hills. I said morning greetings to the fox, the rabbit, the sheep and the crows. I was wondering if I lived in a Beatrix Potter book.

These hills remind me of my commute. These hills remind me of the beautiful place I once lived. And really how much I still miss it…

Recycled art

Recycled art as Rolling Hills

I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be inspired by this piece, but we’ll see… it could be recycled into something else…