1. Decide on a theme. (In this case: Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets.) 2. Research. Poets? Poems? Birds? 3. Decide on a subject. (In this case: John Burroughs.) 4. Decide on an animal. In this case, a Cardinal (because it is a snow bird, and Burroughs had a poem about snow birds). 5. Sketch… Read more »
So far I’ve got: William Shakespeare Christopher Marlowe Walt Whitman Allen Ginsberg Shel Silverstein Alfred Lord Tennyson Henry David Thoreau Rabindranath Tagore Dante Gabriel Rossetti D.H. Lawrence Luís Vaz de Camóes Jim Morrison Robert Browning And a recommendation to read this (formerly) obscure book: All of this is, of course, for Birds in Beards 2:… Read more »
In researching the history of Mount Horeb for the troll coloring book, I learned about this woman Oleanna Cunneen. She was of Norwegian descent, and she did a lot of art in a very traditional, Norwegian style. She was the first troll creator in Mount Horeb. Her trolls were about a foot high, usually, and… Read more »
I’m working on the next coloring book- trolls! They are all based the real troll sculptures in Mount Horeb. Feel free to print this one and color it, or share it with friends. Side note: Professor Batty came to visit a few months ago, and we went to the Cat and Crow together (the yarn… Read more »
Jill won the contest. “What’s your favorite animal?” I asked Jill. “I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland, so maybe a Chesire cat, or white rabbit, would be very cool.” I drew Jill as the Mad Hatter: If you want to win a contest and have your portrait drawn, please join my coloring group, Artsy… Read more »
Join the Artsy Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn group on Facebook, and YOU, TOO CAN BE A WINNER! YES, I DID FORGET WHO I WAS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS. So what? Congratulations to Jill.
When I started my new coloring group, “Artsy Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn,” I kicked it off with a contest. The prize was to have your portrait drawn in a line-drawing style that you could color. Well, Marilyn won, and she requested that I draw her with a flamingo. There’s a story behind the request…. Read more »
Look at the beautiful contest entries at the Artsty Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn Facebook Page.
I’ve started a Facebook group now, “Artsy Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn.” In order to really start it off right, I’m doing a contest! CONTEST: Let’s kick off this new group with a contest! Win a free colorable (pen and ink) PORTRAIT OF YOURSELF, done by me, Shoshanah Marohn! To Enter: Join the Facebook group… Read more »
The Viking Troll is one of three trolls made by the late Greg Hartman. The other two were: a troll smoking a pipe and a troll giving the peace sign (the trolls seem to give hints to his actual character in real life). The peace troll and the pipe smoking troll have moved to Maine,… Read more »