Trees

by Libby Parent

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I’ve always been obsessed with watercolor; it has such a soft look, and always makes me feel happy.  The other day I decided to paint a quick scene of trees in water with the roots coming through.  Roots are usually a sign of life, and life is extremely important to me; as it probably is to everyone. Considering how many loved I have lost, I tend to cherish it.

-Libby Parent

Portrait of Boyfriend

by Libby Parent

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I had wanted to do something special for my boyfriend of three years for his birthday, which happens to be right after Christmas.  Unfortunately, I have a problem with being a little too generous on certain holidays, and so I would break the bank when shopping for him.  I decided, instead of spending a few hundred dollars or more, I would use my art skills to make a collage of different portraits of him.  They are all stylized in different ways, so none of them look the same.  This is one of the first portraits I did of him and even though it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart.

-Libby Parent

Face in Cross Hatching

by Libby Parent

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Almost every piece I do has a different inner meaning to go along with it, so none of my art is created for no reason.  The meaning of this one digs extremely deep and interprets what I face almost every day.  This piece shows what I feel when having a panic attack or occasions when my depression is through the roof.  Cross hatching lets art take a messy route, so therefore you’re able to create without being too literal.  The face lifting from the paper gives a sense of what I am trying to get away from.

-Libby Parent

Serpent

by Juliana Rivera

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“Art is a passion and a therapy. I am at peace when I draw little details expanding out into these artful webs or mandalas. As a very impatient person, I surprise myself with the amount of time I can spend drawing lines and shapes. I forget about everything and stressful thoughts are gone for a while. In the fast paced life we’re all living, it is mandatory for us to slow down and appreciate (or create) the tiny details.” – Juliana Rivera

Web

By Juliana Rivera

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“Art is a passion and a therapy. I am at peace when I draw little details expanding out into these artful webs or mandalas. As a very impatient person, I surprise myself with the amount of time I can spend drawing lines and shapes. I forget about everything and stressful thoughts are gone for a while. In the fast paced life we’re all living, it is mandatory for us to slow down and appreciate (or create) the tiny details.” – Juliana Rivera