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Doily Drawing in Blue & What I Stand For

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A friend of mine recently asked me what I stood for. I already knew the answer: I stand for BEAUTY -- how the BEAUTY in my art may help others experience joy and healing. This piece is the sixth in a series titled OVERLAPPING DOILIES. I adore doilies and what they do. They provide a beautiful foundation for an object, whether it be animate or inanimate. I love their feminine, decorative qualities. So here's my question for you: What do you stand for? Love, Cynthia ❤️ See my illustrations on my website, and if you could, I would love to know your thoughts on how they could be used commercially: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

Note Cards Sets 30% Off! ($14 instead of $20 + Free Shipping!)

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NOTE CARD SALE! 30% Off $14 + free shipping! (normally $20) Assorted set of 8 Cards with 10 Envelopes Thank your loved ones for their gifts this year, or GIVE a note card set to your loved ones! 5.5 x 4.25 in Thick cardstock Excellent quality envelopes Use Code: CARD30 $14 (normally $20) + free shipping! An amazing deal! Love, Cynthia #cynthiamosser   #notecards   #sale   #artistcards   #promocode   #colorfulart   #joy   #whimsy   #vancouverwa   #love   #quality   #shipping

Whimsical Egg Illustration

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You don't have to carry the weight of the world. Do what you can, and leave the rest. May you experience peace, joy and happiness today. Love, Cynthia

Every Canvas is a Journey All Its Own - Poodle Painting

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I adore this quote by American artist, Helen Frankenthaler. It truly describes the visual experience of looking at abstract art, especially complex ones with lots of shapes and color (like mine). My goal is to give the viewer a rich, and whimsical path to fun and happiness. This gouache (matte watercolor) piece titled "Poodle" (11 x 9 in) can be seen on my website: https://www.cynthiamosser.com/store/art_print_products/poodle-wj8-1ancgqy?product_gallery=18790&product_id=2593990 Sending love, Cynthia ❤️ www.cynthiamosser.com info@cynthiamosser.com  

Star Rainbow Series

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Sometimes when your design works, you just run with it and make a bunch more. In this case, my RAINBOW STAR series is showing up as a carefully arranged trio. Currently there are four in the series. ❤️ Buy these as a set at: https://www.cynthiamosser.com/star-rainbows

SOLD! "Sprout," 2008

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SOLD! To a fantastic collector in Tigard, Oregon. "Sprout," 2008 India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium, oil paint 11 x 16 in View more original, joyful paintings at: www.cynthiamosser.com/originals

Star Rainbow Drawing

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This blue pen drawing is the third in a series of what I've titled "Star Rainbows". In starting a series like this, sometimes I feel done right away. I can feel, however, I have more to do...more to make. Love, Cynthia ❤️ See additional illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

Chance Illustration

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You never know what will happen when you put pen to paper. In this instance, I created the outline of this design, and started playing and experimenting. Love, Cynthia See more blue illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

Poodle, 2019

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This piece was created while painting at a table overlooking the ocean in Depoe Bay, OR. I often say I can feel what is going on under the water, and having a front row seat definitely helped. Love, Cynthia ❤️ It's ready for your home: "Poodle," 2019 Gouache on Museum Board 11 x 8 in Visit this piece on my website at: www.tiny.cc/poodle_mosser

Star Rainbow Flower Drawing

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Art and design is always a source of inspiration for me. Often, I'll see a shape, and it'll simply resonate with me. I find this shape exciting, so I repeated it in my favorite form -- a star-shaped flower. Love, Cynthia ❤️ Experience my own art and design at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

Chiaroscuro Egg

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Every so often I'll veer away from my preferred style to see what I can come up with. When I taught drawing at the Art Institute of Portland, I had my students draw eggs with strong chiaroscuro to the various lights and drrks. In this particular drawing, I was inspired by an artist who layers paper as well. I combined the two ideas into one. Love, Cynthia ❤️ Experience more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

We're All Together in This

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W e are all one. As much as Covid, vaccination opinons/facts, politics can divide us, we all share something in common: WE ARE HUMAN. We all have our own issues and problems -- some more than others. Be gentle when judging other individuals, as we don't really know the full story. Be kind and loving, especially to yourself. Love, Cynthia ❤️ www.cynthiamosser.com

Willow Tree Leaves Drawing

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On my weekly neighborhood walk, there is one willow tree, and my head just so happened to run into it (on purpose, of course). The leaves are long, twisting and flowing, which inspired me to create this drawing. Enjoy your day. Cynthia ❤️ See more of my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com

Biomorphic Swirls & Curls

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What is better than taking your pen, making a bunch of swirls, then adding a biomorphic pattern? Cynthia Check out more designs at www.cynthiamosser.com

Hungarian-inspired Design

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I adore Hungarian embroidery, as it highly influences my work. Matyo style is my favorite because of its rustic nature, which is often seen on pillowcases. Have an excellent day. Cynthia ❤️ Learn more about my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com #cynthiamosser #art #hungarianembroidery #blue #illustration  

Tall Dense Grass Drawing

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Incorporating tall, swaying grass, of different varieties, to my front yard is a kinetic installation to which I aspire. They'll be grouped in large dense clumps, so you will see only the grass moving in the wind. Now it's time to investigate varieties! What are your feelings about grass? Love, Cynthia ❤️ See more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com

My Ode to Grass

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As I walk around my suburban neighborhood, I notice many home owners have an obsession with the "perfect" grass: fertilized, weed-free, super green. On the opposite end of things, I see crab grass, somehow growing between the pavement and curb with no apparent water source. This is my ode to noticing grass, and grass-like shapes. Love, Cynthia ❤️ See more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

A Drawing Because of a Hike

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  A couple of weeks ago I spent time in Newport, Oregon. Although I LOVE the beach, I also love hiking. In the middle of town there is this amazing 1-mile in and out hike with lush greenery and FERNS! Of course, I love ferns, and this is my ode to them. Love, Cynthia See more art at www.cynthiamosser.com #cynthiamosser #art #ferns #newportoregon #forestpark #drawing

Circular Forms in Blue

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When I was a kid, my parents never feel I exercised enough. As an incentive, they made up their own jog-a-thon, and would pay me 25 cents every time I made a lap around our 1 acre yard. I did it, and don't remember how much money I made, but I never enjoyed it. Now I love exercising. Go figure. Love, Cynthia ❤️ Learn more about my art, and illustrations like these at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

Plant Party Drawing!

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It's a plant party! I hope yours are growing beautifully this spring/summer season. Love, Cynthia Peruse more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

Sea-like Forms

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The ocean is hugely inspirational. I used to stay at a cabin at Depoe Bay, and it looked right over the water. I could even see whales blowing from the window. Although I could never experience what was under water, I felt it. Hence my sea-like forms. Love, Cynthia 💓 Learn more about my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com  

Cynthia Mosser Shows Art at Caffe Mingo in Portland, OR | May 5 - August 31st, 2021

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If you're in the NW 21st area of Portland, Oregon, stop by the infamous Italian restaurant, Caffe Mingo, to check out my art. I am showing 10 pieces, and I even give private tours! Bring a friend! Email me at: info@cynthiamosser.com The work is up until August 31st, 2021 DETAILS: LOCATION: Caffe Mingo ADDRESS: 811 NW 21st Avenue | Portland, OR 97209 DAYS/TIMES: Wed - Sun | 4 - 10pm WEBSITE: www.caffemingonw.com CYNTHIA WEBSITE: www.cynthiamosser.com/events

Flower & Childhood Memory

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When I was seven, my friends and I thought it would be a great idea to jump off of a second floor balcony into the bushes below. I saw them jump and bounce right off, but when I tried it, it was more like a thud. I broke my lower leg bone, and my Dad had to take me to the emergency room. My parents had to also postpone their trip to Tahiti, but in the end, my leg healed and they went on their trip. Love, Cynthia ❤️ More illustrations abound at www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations  

Sundae Painting & the Rose Fesival in Portland

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When I was seven, my neighbors (the husband was a Royal Rosarian) took me and my brother to a Rose Festival event where Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor was creating the largest sundae ever. (Farrell's was trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records.) The massive creation had five-gallon vanilla ice cream cylinders stacked upon each other, much like my gouache painting below. This painting below is titled "Sundae.". Love, Cynthia ❤️ Pick up this print from my website at: www.cynthiamosser.com/eggs #cynthiamosser #artist #sundae #gouache #painting #color #icecream