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Austin, TX

21 May

Austin is a beautiful, magical place. An oasis of a city that has been planned to blend its blossoming municipal structure with central Texas’s natural beauty.

On any given day, you can get lost on winding nature trails and gaze at skyscraper silhouettes on the horizon. You can stop by Lady Bird Lake and feed the swans. Paint your home purple, put a garden in your backyard, or perhaps the front? Anything’s possible here, and nature is cherished.

Like most Austin residents, I love living in this city. There is a special essence felt here, and Judy has been capturing it through photography for awhile now. Over the past year or so, she’s been combing these images to create surreal photo-collages of all things wonderful about this place.

Here is her latest “Barton Springs” (aka my favorite place):

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“Barton Springs” by Judy Paul

And more Austin-scapes:

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“Austin From A Red Canoe” by Judy Paul

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“Congress Bridge” by Judy Paul

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“Home” by Judy Paul

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“Green Home” by Judy Paul

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“Swan Lake” by Judy Paul

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“Lady Bird Lake 1” by Judy Paul

Click on any of these images to find out how to order your own print, with free shipping. As always, all prints are found at www.judypaul.com/studio/work.

Hannah

Mother’s Day Quick-Draw

7 May

Lately, quick-draw sessions have been effective elements in Judy’s artistic recipe. Here’s what this process looks like. Follow along, and find out how you can have the finished product FREE!

1. Choose a simple subject.
Take a photo, or use good old Google Image Search. Judy chose roses because they’re her mom’s favorite, and Mother’s Day is this Sunday.

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This found photo would make a great reference!

2. Grab your materials.
Judy folds plain old computer paper in half x2 to create four “boxes” to draw inside of. Her drawing tools vary from an oil pastel, crayola marker, or a paintbrush with India ink. Whichever medium you prefer, use black for this step.

3. Draw, draw, draw.
And draw some more. In this example, Judy quickly made 4 line-drawings of a rose. Be loose. Don’t strive for perfection or too much detail here. If you want, keep going on multiple sheets, or try filling up a full sheet!

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4. Pick your favorite.
Once a favorite is chosen, it can become a painting, a t-shirt design, you name it!

5. Make something more.
Judy scanned her favorite drawing, and printed that image onto multiple greeting cards. Then, she added water color on top of the black-and-white print to make a series of hand-painted greeting cards.

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6. Share your creation.
For Mother’s Day, Judy is sending one card to her mom, but she’s also sharing them with YOU! Today, you are invited to come to her home and pick one up to send to your mom. Each one is complete with an envelope, and and Judy’s signature on the back. Lovely.

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Judy’s home studio is at 2205 Bridle Path, Austin, TX 78703. A card is waiting for you on her screened-in porch (TODAY ONLY). The door is open, come on in. Please take only one.

Follow these directions to find my screened-porch.

Follow these directions to find your hand-made card.

I hope you enjoy, create, and pass it on.

-Hannah