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Saturday, December 31, 2016

HOPE

'HOPE'
Final Drawing for 2016
©31 Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Extra Fine Sharpie Markers on Paper

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2016 has been a defining year for me.  It has been tough, challenging, but in the end creative and fulfilling.  The word that I feel as I go into 2017 is HOPE.

A friend gave me some coloured sharpie markers for Christmas - ooooh love!  So here is my first go to try them out.  I was looking at Typography (making art from words) and Zentangle techniques and came up with my own doodles of flowers, animals and nature.

It makes me think of a wise phrase a wonderful friend who is chronically ill said to me: 'Where there is life there is Hope'

If you look hard, you will find these signs of life:
- A 4 leaf clover
- Flowers
- Leaves
- Grass
- A grasshopper
- Ferns
- A chameleon
- A dandelion
- A daisy
- A dragonfly
- A rose
- A caterpillar
- A coccoon
- A butterfly
- A ladybug
- A birdie
- A bumblebee

May your life be filled with HOPE

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Watercolour Love

 
'Watercolour Love'
© Dec 27-28 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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This Christmas I made an investment.  I have been loving using watercolours, and my humble set I was given almost 20 years ago is almost used up.  So I splurged on a full set of 40 Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour Half Pans, and to hold them, a Schmincke tin.

I drew up a colour chart to show examples of the colours, as you can't clearly tell the colours from the pans as is.  

Then I wanted to experiment and play with them.  What better way than to be inspired by their luscious beauty and do a still life featuring the watercolour set itself?  

Here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Sketch of 'Watercolour Love'  Note I changed the Schminke owl symbol to my own owl symbol.
(Sketch is beside the Schmincke Tin and Windsor and Newton Cotman Half Pan Watercolours and colour chart by Shiloh)
© Dec 27 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pencil on Paper


Step 2: Watercolour outline in grey and black, with love hearts masked on each pan using masking fluid
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore


Step 3: Watercolour tin and coloured pans over masking fluid love hearts
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore

Step 4: Complete 'Watercolour Love' (Beside Schmincke Tin and Windsor and Newton Cotman Half Pan Watercolours and colour chart by Shiloh) 
© Dec 28 2016 by Shiloh Moore

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'We R Okay'

'We R Okay'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Metallic Bic Mark-It Pen on Black 5x5" Paper


My beautiful friend Rebekah has a birthday in December.  I made this artwork for her using symbols of our friendship.

I was reading about Typography and making artwork out of words.  One exercise was to create from negative space.

I chose the letter 'R' for Rebekah.  Then I thought of words that illustrate our friendship.  When I'm well enough, we love watching movies together.  She has shared 2 of her favourite films with me: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' and 'The Fault in Our Stars.'

Two of her all-time favourite quotes are from 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.'  They are "We accept the love we think we deserve" and "(and in that moment) I swear we were infinite."  The whole of the second quote did not fit so I shortened it.  In the movie, Charlie loves to give thoughtful presents and he goes to great lengths to give something meaningful.  This is something Rebekah also loves to do, and what I was doing in making this present! 

The second film quote is "Okay" from 'The Fault In Our Stars.'  This has extra meaning for me, as when I was bedridden aged 16 I said a mantra 'I am ok.  I. a.m. o....k...' to calm my mind to ease the constant headache.  So when the main characters used the work 'Okay' as their special word, I loved it, and identified.

So I made an R out of those three quotes.  Afterwards, I realised the words placed at the bottom of the 'R' were both 'We.'  Then it takes the shape of the letter 'R'.  Then the space in the letter 'R' makes the word 'Okay'.  'We R Okay.'  This was the message I wanted to give Rebekah to give her strength in the tough times.

 Happy birthday Rebekah!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean



'You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean'
Words and Image  © Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x 10" Watercolour on Paper

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"You AreThe Sky, You Are The Ocean'

Your emotions are the clouds, ever-changing;
You are the sky, ever present.

 Your feelings are the waves, they swell and sweep;
You are the ocean, vast and deep.

The sky does not control its clouds.
The ocean does not cling to its waves,
and avoid its crashes.

Allow whatever thoughts may arise.
Know they will change
and you will remain.


'You Are The Sky, You Are The Ocean'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x 10" Watercolour on Paper

Friday, December 16, 2016

Hear No Bad, See No Bad, Smell No Bad

'Hear No Bad, See No Bad, Smell No Bad'
 © 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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My friends have 3 sons.  They gave me a gift of 3 owl figurines, in the shape of 'Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.' When they bought it for me, their 6 year old son, Monty, excitedly exclaimed, 'I get it!  It's like the monkeys!  Hear no bad, See no bad, Smell no bad!'

I thought this was hilarious and it gave me a good giggle.  I thought I'd draw a picture of it, to give to the boys for their room.

So Happy 7th Birthday, Monty and Gabby (and it's for you too, Charlie!)  Aunty Shi loves you 3 monkeys!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Live In Peace

'Live In Peace'
"Don't Wait to Rest In Peace...
Live in Peace"
Words and Image © Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Metallic Bic Mark-It Pens on 8x8" Black Paper

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I saw a meme on Facebook that said: 'Why should we only 'Rest In Peace?"  Why don't we 'Live In Peace' too?"  I loved the message though I don't particularly like the word 'should' - to me it sounds a little passive aggressive.

I was thinking about how I could word it more to my liking.  Firstly I wrote the words 'Rest In Peace' and crossed out the word 'Rest' and replaced it with 'live!'


 'Live in Peace - Correction'
© Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Pitt Pen and Bic Mark-It Extra Fine Marker on 5x5" Paper

Then I came up with this motivational quote: "Don't Wait to Rest In Peace... Live In Peace"

I have recently been loving Typography, making art from words.  So this is one of my first efforts.  For the black picture I used 'Bic Mark-It' pens on black paper.  It's hard to make a specific font with the pens due to the size of the nib.  So I just used my own handwriting.  So I'm sure with practice I will improve my fonts, but as a first effort I am happy with how this has turned out.

I think the sentiment is very timely given today's political climate around the world.  I also believe it's timeless.

So go, and live in peace!




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Plait Hairstyle

'Plait Hairstyle'
©  Dec 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Pitt Pen and Red Bic Mark-It Pen on Paper

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Earlier in the year I drew a girl from behind, wearing one of my favourite hairstyles, which can be found here: 'Twirl Hairstyle' by Shiloh Moore August 2016


I wanted to try again to draw a girl, this time with a plait.  I added a red bow as I loved wearing ribbons in my hair when I was young and had long hair (and scrunchies - it was the 80's/early 90's!)  These are two of my favourite hairstyles for long hair.  In my dreams, when I am healthy, I have long hair (I had to have my  waist-length hair cut off aged 14 due to the pain it caused with Fibromyalgia. Even tying shorter hair back or wearing a headband hurts - to this day, so I have had very short hair since.)  I love long hair and I associate it with my childhood - a happy time when I was healthier.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Madonna and Child

'Jesus Was A Refugee'
Part B - detail - 'Madonna and Child'
©  2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper


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Jesus Was A Refugee

Jesus as a baby:   
"Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother" the angel said.  "Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him"
-Matthew 2:13

Jesus as an adult:
"Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
-Matthew 25:40

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jesus Was A Refugee

'Jesus Was A Refugee'
Part A
©  2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

 Watch for Part B - detail 'Madonna and Child' in next post

Prints of this image can be found here on Redbubble

Jesus Was A Refugee
Jesus as a baby:   
"Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother" the angel said.  "Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him"
-Matthew 2:13
Jesus as an adult:
"Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me"
-Matthew 25:40
 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SEASONing's GREETINGS

'Season-ing's Greetings'
© 2016 By Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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December is upon us.   'Tis the season for bad Christmas Puns!  Enjoy!



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Shi Selfie Portrait

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Collage'
© 8-23 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

I wanted to do a new self portrait.  I photocopied a selfie and traced the outline with a Pitt Pen.  Then I wanted to do more detail, so I painted it with green watercolour.  I liked how the two went together and decided to do a Pop-Art style collage of the portrait in different colours.  But I thought I might do something different, so instead of painting four identical pictures, for the final image I took a selfie close up of my eye when laughing and painted that in purple.

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Black'
© 8 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Pitt Pen on Paper

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Green'
© 21-22 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Watercolour on Paper



'Shi Selfie Portrait - Pink'
© 23 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
6x6" Watercolour on Paper

'Shi Selfie Portrait - Sm-eye-le'
© 22 Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5x5" Watercolour on Paper






Thursday, November 24, 2016

dash-hound

'dash-hound'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

I was looking at a present a friend gave me, a 'Puppy Pen' - a pen in the shape of a Dachshund.  I love it.  As I was looking at it, the word 'dash-hound' came to me and I thought this would be fun to draw!

So I drew the word 'dash-hound' with a dashing-dachshund drawn to illustrate the 'dash' in the middle.

What fun!



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sending Spoons - I Hope You Are AWAP

'Sending Spoons'
© 5/11/16 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Zentangle Pitt Pen and Paper Collage

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This card is a Zentangle Collage called ‘Sending Spoons,’ for my friends with chronic illness. 

There is an analogy used to describe life with chronic illness by Christine Miserandino called 'The Spoon Theory.' (read in full here: 'The Spoon Theory' written by Christine Miserandino for www.butyoudontlooksick.com )  Christine has Lupus, but many with a variety of chronic illnesses and 'invisible' disabilities identify with it, and affectionately refer to themselves as 'Spoonies.'  

In her analogy, spoons symbolise energy (also pain threshold.)  A person with chronic illness only has a certain amount of energy per day, so only a few spoons.  Every task takes a certain number of spoons.  Often, you don't know how many spoons you will have throughout each day so you must be wise with how you spend them.  If there's something you have to do that day, you must keep enough spoons for the task. You might have to give up doing something else in order to have enough energy to do what you need to do.  You learn to prioritise what you spend your ‘spoons’ on.

Many with chronic illness also use a phrase to sign off messages with - 'I hope you are AWAP'.  AWAP stands for 'As Well As Possible'. 

So I came up with this pic 'Sending Spoons' using Zentangle patterns on spoons, with the phrase 'I HOPE U R AWAP.'  

(I also like how there's 5 horizontal spoons, so to me, I also see a mini musical staff!  Energy is musical!)

Thanks for using your spoons to read this.  Sending you spoons, and I hope you are AWAP!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Movember Pug

'Movember Pug'
© Nov 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

To go into the running to win the original artwork ‘Movember Pug,’ simply donate to my Movember page: 
No donation is too small or too big!

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A charity I care about is Movember, which raises money for Men's Health (for Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, and Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in particular.)  

Obviously as a chronically ill woman, I support Women's Health charities.  I also care about men. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for men in Australia between the ages of 15 and 44.  Each day, on average 6 men in Australia take their lives.  This is alarming. A common attitude for men is to 'suck it up' and 'be a man.'  This charity encourages men to care about their health and seek help if needed.  

For Movember, on the first of November men shave, and throughout the month they grow a moustache.  Instead of growing a mo, I am going to donate the original artwork ‘Movember Pug,’ and send it to one lucky person who donates to my Movember page, selected randomly.’

‘Movember Pug,’ was drawn from a sticker by Typo (shown below made into a card).  Then I added a mo!  I chose a pug, as they have such sad eyes.  I made this one smile a little but you can see his vulnerability in his eyes.  

It takes strength to admit you're not ok, and it takes courage to do something about it.  

 
If you need to talk to someone, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
 
'Typo Pug'
Card by Shiloh Moore 2016
Using Pug Sticker by Typo and Patterned Papers

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I Love Just Hanging With You

'I Love Just Hanging With You'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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My friends are amazing and love to just 'hang' around, 'doing' nothing but enjoying each other's company.

A bit like a couple sloths.

This is for you.  Thank you.  I love just hanging with you.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Yin Yang Bear Hug

'Yin Yang Bear Hug'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
In July 2016 I saw a photo of a black and a white cat creating a heart with their tails, which inspired my drawing 'Yin Yang Love Cats.'   I then went on to draw black and white birds creating a yin yang symbol, in the post 'Yin Yang Birdies.'  (Click the links to see my previous posts)

A year ago I bought an awesome t-shirt on Threadless,  'Huggers' by freehand.dk (click here to see it)  It has a white bear hugging a black bear, using the black negative space of the t-shirt for the black bear.  I think it's incredibly clever. 

Recently a young friend, Sophie wore that same shirt in her smaller size - so cute! It reminded me how much I love the image, and inspired me to draw a similar bear hug, but using the bears to create a Yin Yang symbol.

So 'Yin Yang Bear Hug' was born!





Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When Books Come Alive

'When Books Come Alive' Pt 1
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
4x6" Pitt Pen on Paper

I was drawing in my 'old faithful' line drawing style and drew a person reading, 'When Books Come Alive'.  (Above).  Then I looked at it more and saw I could do another version, and added a child, to make the book a story book, for part 2 (below).  I love reading, and I have beloved memories of my parents and adults reading with me as a child.  I too love reading with children today, and I wanted to express that joy.
'When Books Come Alive' Pt 2
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
4x6" Pitt Pen on Paper

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Floral Arrangement

'Floral Arrangement'
© October 2016 by Shiloh Moore
A4 Watercolour and Pitt Pen on Paper

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Some family friends gave me a beautiful arrangement of flowers.  I enjoyed photographing then drawing it.


Floral Arrangement Photograph
© August 2016 by Shiloh Moore



Monday, October 3, 2016

Let Your Wolf Howl

'Let Your Wolf Howl'
Words and Image © 2016 by Shiloh Moore
8x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper

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"Let your wolf howl...
It's the dead of night and
the moon is out.
Day will break and
you can be strong 
in the morning."
 - Shiloh Moore

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pregnancy Belly Table

'Pregnancy Belly Table'
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
Pen on Paper

My dear friend Rosie is heavily pregnant.  She posted a photo of herself resting a bowl on her belly, with the caption 'Pregnancy Level - your-belly-is-your-table' reached!'

I thought it was hilarious and asked if I could draw it.   I can't wait to meet your little person, Rosie!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Life with ME: Spot the Difference - "Weekend Girly Coffee Date"




LIFE WITH ME:
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE - 
‘WEEKEND GIRLY COFFEE DATE’
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore 

Prints of this work can be found at my Redbubble site here:
Spot the Difference PART A  - Image
Spot the Difference PART B - Words
 http://shilissimo.redbubble.com


Today, Sept 27th 2016, is the second international day of action by #MEAction promoting awareness and change for the #MILLIONSMISSING (around 20 million people worldwide) with ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.   Note that the Australian day of action will be held in Melbourne in 2 weeks, on Wednesday 12 Oct 2016, from 1-2pm at Parliament House, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002 Australia.   

More information about the campaign, and ME, can be found here: http://www.meaction.net/

This 'Spot the difference' cartoon is my contribution to spreading insight into the disabling condition that I have had for more than two and a half decades.  

Here is the wording to go with the illustration:

LIFE WITH ME:
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE - 
'WEEKEND GIRLY COFFEE DATE'
 © 2016 by Shiloh Moore 

PERSON A:

“You look great!  But you don't look sick.
I feel tired all the time too,
maybe I have chronic fatigue? Hahaha!”

30 something married mother
+ career woman:

1) Frazzled long hair from morning gym session
2) Pretty dress + make-up
3) Heavy jewellery
4) Favourite perfume
5) Large slice of cake
6) High heels
7) Feet sore from standing and walking all morning
8) Shopping bags from browsing before coffee date
9) Barely able to sit still
10) Car keys for driving
11) Coffee date is the 5th of 10 events today

=  Is healthy but overworked

PERSON B:

(Smiles awkwardly)

30 something single woman with no kids
+ no job:

1) Bed-hair, cut short because it causes pain
2) Comfortable clothes + no make-up - no energy for fuss
3) No accessories as they trigger pain
4) No scents or chemicals as she is sensitive and reacts
5) No cake due to food intolerances
6) Flat shoes with orthotics
7) Feet sore from standing at all
8) Just got up at 10.30 in time for coffee
9) Barely able to sit up long enough for a brief cuppa
10) Driven door to door by a carer
11) Coffee date is the only non- medical outing or visit from a friend all week. 
She will need to go home to rest immediately after.

=  Has moderate ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and FM (Fibromyalgia Syndrome)

Shiloh Moore can be contacted on her webpage here:  www.shilohmoore.wix.com/byshi


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Love Heart Owls

'Paisley Love Heart Owls'
© 25/9/16 By Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Posca Marker on Paper

At the beginning of September I was browing Pinterest.  I saw an amazing photo of owls made into a love heart shape (below:)  I reverse image searched to try to find the amazing artist/illustrator, but unfotunately I could not find an original source to reference. 
Image from Pinterest and other sites on the internet, artist unknown

 'Paisley Heart Thanks Owl'
© May 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5"x5"Posca Markers on Paper
When I looked at the image from Pinterest, I could see my heart owl could be adapted to fit 2 owls into a heart shape using a similar design.

Firstly I did a watercolour of the image: (below.)  I was not entirely happy with this, but as I was looking at it, I could see that it may be more effective to use the Paisley pattern used in the 'Paisley Heart Thanks Owl', so today I drew the top image above, of the 'Paisley Love Heart Owls.'


'Love Heart Owls'
© 1/9/16 by Shiloh Moore
8"x10" Pitt Pen and Watercolour with Rock Salt on Paper