Saturday, April 28, 2012


albrecht durer watercolor pencils and prismacolor pencils in 4" x 6" stillman and birn 'gamma'

jan, of laughing dog arts, i picked your name from the hat!   thank you to everyone who commented on the last post - i appreciated hearing your thoughts!

the sun was back today and i was happily out wandering.  i found an old trash pile with a lot with a lot of rusty cans and broken glass - woo!  these pics are from a shrine i'm making at another old cedar that's been struck by lightning and is hollow at the base.  it looks very much like the green shrine tree, and in fact i was calling it green shrine tree #2 until last week...

  prismacolor pencils and watercolors on found bone 
 
when i decided it's the bear shrine tree...



prismacolor pencils on rusty lid



 
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“In a portrait, I’m looking for the silence in somebody.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson (via tumblr)

26 comments:

  1. Uhhh, the silence. Beautiful as always. Gxx

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  2. It's been a treat catching up with your posts Lynne. I enjoyed the Kiki Smith video and your Suzi Blu faces, but I have to admit I'm relieved to see your Lynne Hoppe faces back at the top of the post because they are so you. Love the little neck tags on your latest work!

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  3. Always love your shrines! And I am going to follow your inspiration when we move to the mountains -- just let those trees and that land know it is loved - (not sure about the bears yet!)
    xxoo

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  4. Love your Bear &Tree shrine! Are these public trails you are on? I ask because of the trash pile. xo

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  5. Aw...he's got a flower sprouting from his head. He is dreaming of summer.

    I love bears, but usually from far far away. Last Oct. we were in Grand Teton National Park and almost the whole park was closed due to bears. We were allowed to go in all of two miles and that was it. We decided to brave it and go in...and stayed in our car. :P

    Happy Sunday!!! xo

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  6. Aw...he's got a flower sprouting from his head. He is dreaming of summer.

    I love bears, but usually from far far away. Last Oct. we were in Grand Teton National Park and almost the whole park was closed due to bears. We were allowed to go in all of two miles and that was it. We decided to brave it and go in...and stayed in our car. :P

    Happy Sunday!!! xo

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  7. Aw...he's got a flower sprouting from his head. He is dreaming of summer.

    I love bears, but usually from far far away. Last Oct. we were in Grand Teton National Park and almost the whole park was closed due to bears. We were allowed to go in all of two miles and that was it. We decided to brave it and go in...and stayed in our car. :P

    Happy Sunday!!! xo

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  8. Aw...he's got a flower sprouting from his head. He is dreaming of summer.

    I love bears, but usually from far far away. Last Oct. we were in Grand Teton National Park and almost the whole park was closed due to bears. We were allowed to go in all of two miles and that was it. We decided to brave it and go in...and stayed in our car. :P

    Happy Sunday!!! xo

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  9. Aw...he's got a flower sprouting from his head. He is dreaming of summer.

    I love bears, but usually from far far away. Last Oct. we were in Grand Teton National Park and almost the whole park was closed due to bears. We were allowed to go in all of two miles and that was it. We decided to brave it and go in...and stayed in our car. :P

    Happy Sunday!!! xo

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  10. I adore the softness of your artwork...and the quote perfectly fits your portraits..THANKS for sharing.

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  11. beautiful

    love the light outside.

    gentle bear hugs

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  12. "Listen to the silence" - Rod McKuen.
    Your fellow tree-lover,
    C xoxo

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  13. Thanks Lynn, I appreciate winning this book although I admit I'd be more excited if I had won a piece of your art work. At least I can come and look at your fascinating work here on your blog anytime I want to. Love your shrines and how you are using garbage, it doesn't seem like garbage at all any more. Beautiful rusting on that lid, will lids even rust that way any more? I look forward to my new book.

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  14. I love that quote.
    I love your drawing on the lid, i see both a drawing of a bear or a bear skull.

    your art, is wonderful, in so many ways.

    may i ask,in case you know how: my last piece of art, the top post on Beauty Flows (as i write you) is done with inktense pencils on a gessoed paper. How would you go about sealing it for sale?

    lovely evening to you~

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  15. I love your shrines Lynnes, your tree flags, your love of the woods and nature.
    My favourite is the bear drawing on the rusty lid hanging in the tree. You make beauty out of peoples rubbish.

    Jacky xox

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  16. you are a living shrine blessing.
    lynne hoppe
    heART & LIFE
    SHRINE the DIVINE!

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  17. So many wonderful comments Lynne well deserved of course , your latest work is so soft and gentle as imagine u to be when u are in the bush nurturing your wonderful shrines... did u enhance the pic of the prismas on the rusty lid, if not they sure did a good job on the rusty surface...
    hugz bev

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  18. You brought me the smile i needed this morning. xxoo, sus

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  19. i know i'm late to arrive at the party for the coming out/return of the young ethereal waif that adorns the page...i'm been hiding in my hobbit w/hole and only watching the rain...the rain that made that flower on the young lass' golden locks. the morning fog has her still captured in thought but soon she'll be back wandering in her woods listening to the crow birds and the silver leaf turning to catch the light beams...her little tag reminds those that walk her trail in spirit that she comes as a friend and neighbor and treat her kindly...i leave you offerings for protection, not from me, but from those that trespass and want to pick the blue from the mantel above. whisper. hum, i'll shine for you too.

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  20. your love scarf is wonderful and i am smitten with the crown chakra flower... rusty trash piles are the best... xox

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  21. Oh don't get me started with rust - I've avoided it so far this year and then I came across a piece I'd found last year in the garden! - your post echoing my thoughts! I am obsessed with my new garden at the moment - and I mean new - nothing but a patch of grass, some paving slabs and a new shed (which I am busy painting when the rain stops!) - now lots of things are growing! Lovely post and quote Lynne

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  22. Congratulations to Jan!

    What a treat to stop by and see a Lynne Hoppe face gazing peacefully at me. Your portraits always look like you've captured a glimpse of someone who lives between this world and a mysterious *other* world that secretly exists right under our noses. I LOVE the flower on her head.
    :0)
    And the shrines! Well, you know how much love those tree shrines!

    Loves trees (and bears) too,
    :0)
    xoxoxo

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  23. As always, I visit your blog and there is something sweet and special just waiting to be savored, someone special waiting to be discovered and many tiny gifts, that inspire but also give off a certain, special something that makes me feel very good inside...life is good and it's even better visiting this special place.

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  24. I've carried so many rusty bits and pieces back from the woods and never once thought to adorn them. Love your art work.

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  25. Hi Lynne! I Love that pale drawing, and the flower from the head is really beautiful, as if it were the soul, showing everyone's its lovliness.

    Your shrines are so amazing - wish I had some wild trees to decorate - don't think my neighbors would understand!

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