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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
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Art Journal Dragonfly

May 10th, 2010

Mixed Media Dragonfly

There have been a lot of *positive forces in my life of late.  There have been some interesting opportunities arise at my day job which involve both more responsibility and more pay.  It hasn’t happened yet, but I believe it’s only a matter of time.  Just when I started thinking I should find a way to get some T-shirts printed, my mom up and buys a screen printing company to go with her embroidery business.  Seemingly out of the blue, I’ve been invited to produce some online workshops, aside from the ones already on hold over at artjournaling.ning.com (which, now that the baby is sleeping and it’s getting warmer weather I can revisit).  And I’ve had two interviews as a “local artist”.  This all seems very strange to me.  Then I became obsessed with this idea for a dragonfly.  So far, I’ve done a thumbnail of him, and a larger journal entry.  I am working out the details and kinks to paint it poster sized.  But I have truly been obsessed with him.  When I painted the journal entry on the U-stream broadcast (Every Thursday night from 7p-9p c), I was informed by the wise Poetic Dreams that dragonflies are the Native American Totem for change.  I did not know that.

You can see the speed painting at The YouTube or watch it on the embedded player below.  Don’t forget to share it with others on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

*Of course I believe that positive forces dominate the universe and that if you are having hard times they are the direct result of your actions and decisions shielding you from these blessings.  But that’s a WHOLE different Oprah.




The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

4 Responses to “Art Journal Dragonfly”

  1. Kelly on June 20, 2010 2:08 am

    Hi Jonathan;
    Welcome to the Artist Blog Hop. I really enjoyed seeing your dragonfly journal page video. The process you used was very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Blade on June 20, 2010 2:39 am

    Kelly,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! I really love that spatter style and I think it lends itself VERY well to things like lace wings and bug eyes. :)

  3. Shelley Whiting on June 28, 2011 5:57 pm

    Your picture of the dragonfly is very beautiful and lovely.

  4. Blade on June 28, 2011 7:09 pm

    Thank you very much, Shelley!

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