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Adri's Palette

Hi, I’m Adri.

I am an artist/craftswoman who finds a creative outlet from everyday life in the arts. This blog is a diary of sorts of my crafty journey.

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Acrylic gels… and no, this is not a post about nailpolish

While looking for inspiration and doing some research for a new set of paintings I'll be doing I  came across this concept of acrylic gel mediums. I kept looking at the pictures, the result, and was mesmerized to see how... Continue Reading →

Year end declutter: brushes

I've come to realize that when I am painting I just use the same couple of brushes. Especially, since I learned that the fewer I use the more skilled I become in using them. I use one brush to paint... Continue Reading →

Signing up for a good cause

One of my hometown's local civil organizations, TESZ asked me to help with one of their campaigns. They asked me to create a sign, poster for their annual food drive. I was provided with the paper, the final dimensions and...... Continue Reading →

Birdhouse update – Roof damage

The mornings are crisp. Fallen leaves are rustling under my feet and the air smells of rotting, decomposing nature. As the bottom of the sky reddens with the sunset I draw the curtains, snuggle up to a good cup of... Continue Reading →

The leaf peeper in me

I love the phrase leaf peeper. I think It is that mix of the wonder it promises and the illicit the world implies. Such a strange combination. But putting the words aside, there is something magical about walking the forest... Continue Reading →

Porto on my mind

As I look out the window dark clouds are gathering over the pristine sky. The weatherman says fall is here and heavy rains are imminent. And yet I don't want to let go of the bright sun, the long, warm... Continue Reading →

Plein air drawing, a kit and my plain simple verdict

The idea of plein air painting and drawing... all right, plein air anything has fascinated me for a long time. I have seen (and envied) painters who just go out and face the elements, take in the real experience and... Continue Reading →

"Sometimes we have to risk going too far, otherwise we risk losing everything." Romesh Gunesekera, Heaven’s Edge.

Is it a Skip or a Quack?

Last Friday my Dad showed up unexpected and asked if I could do him a tiny bit of a favor. He asked if I could draw him a little sign for a charity event he would host the next day.... Continue Reading →

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