Sunday, July 14, 2013


'nola' ~ watercolors, gouache, pan pastels and matte gel medium in my daily book

truly, i'm feeling little desire to blog these days...  

colored pencil and watercolors in daily book

i'm working in my daily book - and experimenting with tracing paper, still!


and still finding a lot of great rust, and going out wandering...  soaking up as much sunshine and fresh air as i can...

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 “You study, you learn, but you guard the original naïveté.  It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.”

~ Matisse

27 comments:

  1. oh thank you for blogging . . . I truly appreciate it. Your creations are such a delight and bring me joy to look at them. But I do understand if you need to take a break. I love this face you have created on the text paper. and your daily book - oh how I would love to slowly flip the pages and see it in person.

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  2. I am with you on the lure of the great outdoors and sunshine but so nice to see you and have a peek at your latest treasures.

    happy summer wandering!

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  3. Hi Lynne ,I love Nola,she's full of expectation lol the spread in the journal looks great too ,you are wondering and squishing grass and dirt between your toes as I freeze my butt off lol enjoy my friend
    Hugzzzz bev

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  4. It's your blog - you come back whenever you want to - or not. It's always a pleasure to see you pop up in my sidebar even though I'm usually a (naughty) lurker rather than commenter.

    Love the peek into your daily book and your rust treasures :)

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  5. aha! The wanderlust hours dwell upon the. :) I was marveling yesterday at how beautiful the sky the clouds the water the birds the wind over the tall grasses the warm--the world is amazing and it strikes sometimes yes, as "love is within the lover" (which reminds of Rumi). Bliss

    and this word Atmosphere in the mouth of your vision

    and those grassy stepping stones... the trickling water

    enjoy

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  6. Etherial. That's what came to mind when I saw her. I'm glad you shared her with us. I've just abandoned my blog and have no desire to add to it any more. I think sitting at my computer at work kind of kills it for me....
    I'm still sewing though and playing with fiber reactive dyes. Very cool fun. And I get to wear my experiments!

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  7. It's always an absolute pleasure to see your posts but there are times when you need to take the pressure off and just do your own thing. Your return is all the sweeter after you've taken a break. Nola is pensive and dreamy..... enjoying the sunshine and fresh air perhaps.

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  8. Lynne, I love it when you post, but only do so when you feel too.
    Lovely work.
    Kisses.
    xoxo

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  9. i know the feeling... all i want to do is go to my studio and make stuff.. too hot to be outside..
    your double head in the first image is magical... xoxo

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  10. So grateful that you posted even this small bit of your awesome art. It's just not the same in blogland without a Lynne Hoppe post. But I get it...that mood just has to be there.

    xoxo

    PS: Nola is priceless.

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  11. Love Nola's 'otherworldlyness' - an apparition of loveliness.

    It seems blogging is coming out of fashion these days - lots of folks are slowing down with posting.

    Would love a long leisurely look at your daily journal and I'm thinking the rust finds you !!

    Happy wanderings . . . .

    xxoo

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  12. Miss Lynne! I feel huge excitement when you do blog. It's not something that needs doing/feeling on an actual 'often' basis. The waiting is as delicious sometimes, as the event itself. I have to admit that my heart gets a flutter when I see you've done a post, but I'm not watching any calendar per se. Mother nature has her own rhythms. Love your rust. Love your work. Love your eye (what you see and interpret and then show us.) N, xo

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  13. Nola is a delight Lynne, and no matter what, blog whenever the mood strikes cuz we will be here when you do. it's not about quantity, it's about the 'realness' you bring and that is what matters, there is always a sweet bit of excitement when you create a new post, like finding a special treasure hidden in within the day and it's truly sweet when I can sit down and read it and savor your artwork. xxooxx

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  14. Love, love the daily book pages! You have done a great job of integrating art and photos...thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. I feel as if I have Nola's expression today...I have had a rough day with an eye procedure to remove a very large cataract.tomorrow will be better! Peace, Mary helen

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  16. Well, I'm glad you decided to blog today, despite the call of the wild... xoxo

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  17. Thank you for popping in, Lynne! I always get so much inspiration from what you share here in Blogland. xxoo, sus

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  18. Nola is beautiful...haunting...etherial...fantastic.
    well done.

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  19. Lynne, that quote is very fine.
    The maker's essence seems many times to be in their naivety. Easily squashed too; wandering in the woods and observing is a wonderful way to nurture it.
    xx
    julie

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  20. I love to share little pieces of your magical world Lynne, I'm so happy you manage to find some time to post. I know when the weather is beautiful the urge to come in and type is a little lost, but your work inspires so many, myself included. I love that Matisse quote, the hunger to learn and create at the most basic level is what drives us, without it as artists we would starve. Sometimes we all need space to reflect and experience. x

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  21. Hi Lovely Artist Lady !
    Enjoy your summer creative living and breathing !
    love and light !

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  22. I understand about the blogging, but just to let you know, you are SO very inspiring to me. Your work is breathtaking!

    Sheila in Oregon

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  23. Thank you for blogging even when you don't feel like it. I smile when I see you posted, even before I see what it is :-)

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  24. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=526146237439582&set=a.161530813901128.55524.160548623999347&type=1&theater

    In case you check these posts. I think of you right away when I see anything about these books. Happy Monday!

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  25. Lynne, even one word from you once in a while to know you are still there would suffice. I totally understand the need to retreat once in a while. My blog posts are now far and in between. So do your thing, enjoy the summer and your walks.
    Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog.

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  26. I think we may be related in our blogging interest! But, as always, it's a pleasure when we do break our hermitude and interact... and as always, I love to see what you've been creating!

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  27. ditto....I havent been blogging for ages. something I must remedy though as I dont want to drift away from blogland, as I love some of the people and blogs very much. Some wonderful online friends.
    We all need a little time out sometimes though.

    Jacky xox

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