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Who knew there were so many great artists on this forum?! I love seeing all this lovely creativity.
I also love art!
I got into oils back in spring, I like to draw, and I love photography! I'm also into the needle arts (which technically counts, right?)
Because I don't have any pictures of my painting or drawings at hand (don't worry, I'll get some uploaded soon for the thread), I'll just post some of my favorite photos.

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Okay, so I have a lot of favorites (there's even more that I didn't share!). If y'all would like to see more, I'd be happy to post more. This is a really fun thread, and was a great idea!
 

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@TheLavenderBadger has been experimenting with natural pigments and home-made paint brushes. Today we mixed up some tempera paint with egg yolks and earth pigments (colorful rocks ground into fine powder in a mortar and pestle) and did some painting with some of her twig paintbrushes. See if you can guess which ones are hers and which are mine!
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@TheLavenderBadger has been experimenting with natural pigments and home-made paint brushes. Today we mixed up some tempera paint with egg yolks and earth pigments (colorful rocks ground into fine powder in a mortar and pestle) and did some painting with some of her twig paintbrushes. See if you can guess which ones are hers and which are mine!
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I'm going to guess the eagle was yours and the snail was @TheLavenderBadger's??
I have a 50/50 shot here! 🤣 (kinda)


Also just a quick question... When using egg yolk how do you keep it... Won't it start to rot in some way and stink
 

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Rocky, egg tempera doesn't keep. You just mix up enough for one painting session. Once it dries, it doesn't go bad.
 

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OK, here's my first attempt at a completely "primitive" arrow. The shaft is a red osier dogwood shoot from up in the canyon; feathers are wild turkey primaries from the Bighorn mountains. I carved the arrowhead from bison leg bone. The whole thing is held together with bison sinew, hide glue, and pine pitch glue, and painted with mineral pigments with egg yolk or hide glue for binder.

Bone arrowheads aren't legal for big game in Wyoming, and this shaft is a bit too bendy to shoot out of a heavy hunting bow anyway, but other than that, this is a completely functional arrow that would fly great out of a lighter-weight bow. It was fun to make and I'm very happy with it. I gave it as a gift to my friends that run the bison ranch.

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OK, here's my first attempt at a completely "primitive" arrow. The shaft is a red osier dogwood shoot from up in the canyon; feathers are wild turkey primaries from the Bighorn mountains. I carved the arrowhead from bison leg bone. The whole thing is held together with bison sinew, hide glue, and pine pitch glue, and painted with mineral pigments with egg yolk or hide glue for binder.

Bone arrowheads aren't legal for big game in Wyoming, and this shaft is a bit too bendy to shoot out of a heavy hunting bow anyway, but other than that, this is a completely functional arrow that would fly great out of a lighter-weight bow. It was fun to make and I'm very happy with it. I gave it as a gift to my friends that run the bison ranch.

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WOW! Really cool!
 

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