I is for Irishwoman!

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Well, she was half Irish, anyhow! Do you recognize her?   An iconic American, she died over 20 years ago (and it really doesn’t seem possible that it’s been so long).   Oh, and the letter I has nothing to do with her name.

I’d like to give this one another try someday, as I wonder how much of the likeness I’m seeing is in her hairstyle vs. her face. Beautiful people are just plain fun to draw. I could draw them all day.

I’m enjoying Irish week, and I hope to be back with some more shades of green for you tomorrow. I’m still not sure just what I’m gonna do with them, but I’m sure if it’s late enough at night, some crazy idea (like dancing owls) will come to me. Hope to see you then!

37 thoughts on “I is for Irishwoman!

    1. You got it! I feel like I really missed something in the mouth, but she was still fun to draw anyway. I’d love to try again when I’m really good at this, and see how well I could do with this photo. It’s harder too when the photo isn’t as crisp as the ones they take nowadays, but still….if I had more practice (and talent), I could have done better. I will draw her again, the good Lord willin’ and the crick don’t rise (as my dad used to say to be funny).

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  1. Just wanted you to know I ALWAYS read your posts every day, and am charmed by them. I am going to be going on a cruise, leaving Friday, so my internet connection will be sporadic, but I will be downloading and readying offline. So, if you don’t hear from me, I’m still watching! Oh, and, I don’t know if you are a fan, but I am going to meet Abraham( Hicks) on Saturday! Keep creating! Vicky

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    1. I’m a fan of Abraham/Hicks! I went to one of their conferences a few years back. I’ve always thought the cruise would be great. Enjoy and find abundance!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I would like to know, too. I really don’t understand it myself. I was never able to draw all my life, beyond what any kid could do. I do have a brother and a sister who can draw, paint, sculpt, whittle, you name it. So it is in the family. I still feel I have a long way to go in terms of drawing the way I’d like to be able to, but drawing every day is really helpful. Anything you do every day, you’re bound to get better at. (To be honest, I think God must want me to do art, because the difference in my skill level from August 2014 to now makes no sense, beyond the fact that I have been making something every day, or close to it, since then. It makes more sense to me that it’s coming from somewhere else, because I know I never had “the gift”. I do watch lots of YouTube videos, but I’ve never had lessons.) Not sure if that answers your question! 🙂

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      1. You are definitely blessed with a gift! I’m glad you are sharing this God given gift with all of us on your blog! And I agree with you, since I started drawing each day at the beginning of this year, I’m liking my drawings better. Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate you telling me that. I’d have sooo liked it to be perfect, you know? Some people…you just want to capture them perfectly. I can always try again. Thanks again.

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      1. I find your drawing is lovely in the sense that you capture her essence. I think that is the wonderful thing about drawing or other representational graphic art – the ability to capture the essence of something without creating a photographic replica. And there are infinitely many to do this – a few lines, some dots, dark ink shadows, masking tape folded just so. Your lines are spaced and flow a certain way and there she is! I used to draw a long time ago. It took me a lot of practice to get that sense of spacing. I really appreciate how much effort and love you put into drawing. I can only draw stick figures now :-).

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        1. Thank you so much. You could do it again, you know. I think drawing is a muscle that improves with practice. Or gets flabby lol. I shouldn’t talk. If I don’t start doing yoga again and do art a bit less, I’ll be flaboriffic, but I just wanna art every spare second! Thanks again for your thoughts and encouragement.

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