Inspired by Nature

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Kathy Adams here to share with you a canvas that I created while thinking about our April theme, Rhythms of Color. I love the excerpt that our fearless leader shared with the design team from an interview with artist Java Lewis: “Each day is shaped by what we see and hear, like when you wake up in the morning and hear the birds chirping,” he said. “Rhythm sets the mood of the day. I’m transferring those things we see and hear in nature into painting. I’m taking those sounds we hear and putting them into color.”

Where I live in South Carolina, it gets very hot and humid from May till September and sometimes through October. That means lots of crickets, bees, frogs, and other critters. Last summer we had cicadas. I have no idea what variety, but they are loud! I take my dogs out right before bedtime, about 11:00 pm, and in the hot summer, who knows what lurks in my yard! One night I heard a loud buzzing/clicking sound and I thought it was one of my lights giving me a problem. Then I realized it was a large cicada flying around my porch lamp. My dog, Lucy, the hunter, went crazy!! My sweet long-haired dachshund is a murderer of frogs, lizards, birds, bees and on the night in question, cicadas. She enjoyed every minute of her torturous play that night with that poor cicada.

cicada 3

Cicada

cicada 2

Cicada

Well, I happened to have a chipboard Cicada and I decided to use it on a canvas to represent the Rhythms of Color theme on this last day of April.

Cicada Canvas

Cicada Canvas

Cicada Canvas

Here is how I made it.

Check out How to Create a Nature Inspired Mini Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close-ups:

Cicada Canvas Detail

Cicada Canvas Detail

AA April 30 Project (15)

Cicada Canvas Detail

Cicada Canvas Detail

Cicada Canvas

Visit my blog at http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  Happy May everyone!

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