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A walk in the woods by Jo Degenhart

Week 2 of the 28 Drawings Later Challenge

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Here are the pictures from the second week of the February drawing challenge. Day 8 A younger looking, weird eyed me Faces are such a challenge to me but there is nothing for it but to face my own fears. Hardest part of this drawing was to stare at my face in the mirror. I need Read More

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Spring Snowdrops Print by Jo Degenhart

Spring Snowdrops Linoprint

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For my second spring flower print I decided to chose Snowdrops. I love these little white flowers popping up in spring, these ones were drawn from picture I took at a garden near my Nan’s house. There were so many snowdrops growing there and we even saw a group planted in a heart shape. After trying a reduction Read More

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Day 1 Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower

Week 1 of the 28 Drawings Later Challenge

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I heard about the 28 Drawing Later Challenge from the very talented artist Rona Innes when I was looking for motivation to draw more and perhaps develop the sort of art I would like to create. It is a challenge which runs through February where you draw every day then share your work on their facebook page. Read More

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Spring Daffodils by Jo Degenhart

Spring Daffodil Lino Print

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I decided to produce two spring flower prints to celebrate my two favourite flowers at this time of year. I love spring bulbs, the first colour to burst though the ground after months of grey and brown, a surge of colour that signals the lighter nights and brighter days. I started with daffodils, three star shaped Read More

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Jo Degenhart Crafted Christmas Advent 2015

Day 25 Crafted Christmas Advent

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for all your support though the Crafted Christmas Advent. Jo x

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Day 24 Crafted Christmas Advent- Mother and Child

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Day 24 of the Crafted Christmas Advent is a lino print of Mary and Jesus which I made into a Christmas card this year. I think that no matter what your beliefs, the image of a mother and child is relevant to this time of year, representing the love of your family, the new year Read More

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Candles JO Degenahrt

Day 23 Crafted Christmas Advent- Candles

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Day 23 of the Crafted Christmas Advent is a painting of candles. I thought I would try painting candles with the idea that I might make a lino print next year. I wanted to draw some ideas for the patterns to see what might work and what would be too complicated. I painted the yellow background first. Read More

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Snowflake Coasters Jo Degenhart

Day 22 Crafted Christmas Advent- Snowflake Coasters

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Day 22 of the Crafted Christmas Advent and no, today’s post is not about prosecco! It is about the Snowflake Coasters! I made this linocut for my first craft fair and decided to re-print them this year for the advent calendar. The designs are a positive and negative of the same snowflake design which I Read More

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Stars Jo Degenhart

Day 21 Crafted Christmas Advent- Origami Star Ornaments

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Day 21 of the Crafted Christmas Advent is some origami stars. I saw these stars all over pinterest last year and loved them! I made one and had plans to make lots from a stack of scrapbook paper I had bought in a sale, but then all the chaos that happens around Christmas happened and Read More

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Stary Winter Night Jo Degenhart

Day 20 Crafted Christmas Advent- Stary Winter Night

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Day 20 of the Crafted Christmas Advent and we are looking at the stary nights sky on a winters night. I imagine it is near Christmas with children snuggled up in bed, trying not to think about Father Christmas’ visit and get to sleep. There is a low light on the horizon from the valley below Read More

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