Category Archives: Art

Smile For a Month – # 8 May – Living the Dream

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Smile For a Month – # 8 May – Living the Dream

Here’s the link to the host of the challenge, Debs Stott:

https://dibzzen.com/2021/04/30/31-days-of-smiles/

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This is a colorful coloring page with lots of designs, and the words ‘Follow Your Dreams’.

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A spiky purple flower with a large bee on the side

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
~Ashley Smith~
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© 2021 BS

 

 

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter P – Painting Pictures

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter P – Painting Pictures

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter P …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter P

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I mentioned awhile back that I like to paint pictures. I’ve been drawing and painting forever it seems. I’d draw on most anything I could find…notebook paper, typing paper, the backs of old wallpaper rolls, butcher paper, manila paper, canvas, and even the walls in the house. (Yeah, got in trouble for that) 🙂 … My aunt would bring me reams of paper that was discontinued from her office…printed information on one side, blank on the other. Still have some of that around. Also, I have some of all my artwork from years gone by. I’ll be posting some occasionally.

Do you remember those drawing aptitude ads in magazines…draw this or that picture, and get a free analysis? I did that one time, when I was probably ten or eleven. It was a picture of Abraham Lincoln. I sent it in, and waited. Sure enough, I got a letter from the Art Institue, saying a representative would be visiting me. So the day came, and the man was very complimentary and wanted me to go to their school…but in a few years…as I wasn’t old enough at the time. Kind of good news, bad news…I was ready to go right then! 🙂

I’ve tried watercolors, and had a big easel I’d take out in the back yard, painting pictures of the dogs. I went through a horse phase after reading the “Black Stallion” series of books, and drew and colored a lot of those. Then I started in on acrylics. I’d tried oils, but I’m too impatient to wait on the drying time, so acrylics were just right.

I like doing pictures of animals the best. I’ve tried sketching portraits…they are not good, and scenery and still life just don’t grab me and make me want to paint them. So, animals, whether a real likeness, or more in the cartoon style, is what I like to do. Once I even entered a couple in the local fair. I didn’t win a ribbon, but hey, people saw my work!

I also like painting on rocks. Back in the day when ‘pet rocks’ were a fad, I painted my own. Lots of fun to see how they turn out, and I still do those sometimes… putting the word Peace and a peace sign on them.

Anyway, just wanted to keep my promise of posting some of the paintings I’ve done. Hope you enjoy them!DSC00041

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© 2015 & 2021 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter G – Ghost

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter G – Ghost

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter G …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter G

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I AM THE GHOST BESIDE YOU

Why can’t you see me?

I never planned on being a Ghost…a Ghost of myself.

Flitting around you, I beg for attention…validation…

I am me…a Soul in transition…pain…

Why won’t you see me? I am here beside you.

You look right through me…like I’m not real.

It’s so hard…so hard…I want to be heard.

I need to know you still think of me…still love me.

I am transformed…not gone, not forgotten, not dismissed or diminished as

A strange sound, a confusing coincident of you know-not-what.

I don’t mean to scare you. Please feel no fear. I need your warmth…your love.

I ache to be near you.

Am I the cold chill you feel when I reach out to touch you?

Yes, it’s me.

Am I the wisp of mist you think you see, from the corner of your eye?

Yes, it’s me

Am I the moaning sound you think is the wind through the cracks?

Yes, it’s me.

I’m screaming out to you. I have been here all along.

I have not forgotten you. I give you signs…

Give me a sign that you still care…that you recognize that sudden small flash of memory.

Yes, it’s me, recognizing you in that moment.

I had to leave this life, this mortal realm.

It wasn’t my choice, you see. Please believe me…believe in me,

As I am still here with you…as I am.

I live in your heart, in your thoughts…I am still me, loving you, with all my Soul.

Am I the silence, when you sense that you’re being watched…yes, it’s me…I am near.

Yes, it’s me…still loving you with all my Soul…I am me…

I am the Ghost beside you…

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My painting of the word Ghost on sky blue background with silvery shiny overlay. It changes how it looks in different angles.

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© 2015 BS

© 2021 BS

Color Your World – Spring Green & Sunglow

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Color Your World – Spring Green & Sunglow cyw spring green cyw sunglow

https://toy.photography/2021/03/30/color-your-world-spring-green-3/

https://toy.photography/2021/04/06/color-your-world-sunglow-3/

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Photos show:

  • Spring Green Crayola
  • Hanging Ivy Plant
  • Spring Green facts – Hue family is Green, introduced 1949
  • Brown lizard on a large green leaf
  • Spring Green scribbles with the name

   

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Photos show:

  • Sunglow word with lightning strikes I colored
  • Pale yellow roses
  • Sunglow Crayola Crayon
  • Bright yellow sunrise
  • Sunglow facts – hue family is orange, introduced in 1997

   

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Color Your World – Sky Blue

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Color Your World – Sky Blue

https://toy.photography/2021/03/23/color-your-world-sky-blue-3/

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Photos show:

  • Sky Blue Crayola crayon
  • Sky Blue facts = hue family is blue, introduced 1957
  • Stack of sky blue colored books
  • Alien in a rowboat with sky blue background
  • My drawing of the word shaded sky blue & wings
  • Sky Blue Orchid
  • Sky Blue Socks (with pink)
  • The actual sky
  • Silver cat pendant with sky blue accents from Luxor in Las Vegas

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© 2021 BS

Color Your World – Silver

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Color Your World – Silver

Color your World: Silver

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Photos show:

  • Silver facts – Hue family is Black & Introduced in 1949
  • Silver Crayola Crayon
  • Small Silver cross wall hanging
  • Silver jewelry (rings of a butterfly, a bat, a turtle, and a circle, and a silver chain with silver skull & cross bones)
  • Silver & gray Halloween decoration of a gravestone with black spider and web
  • Delta circular saw blade
  • Silver looking clouds
  • My drawing of the word Silver in a rectangle with dots on the edges

   

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© 2021 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – March 2021

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Escapist Coloring Club – March 2021

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – March 1, 2021

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Just a few pages I’ve colored lately. I use markers on parts and colored pencils on other parts.

Photos show:

  • Multicolored peacock sitting on branch
  • A couple of sloths, a koi fish, and a butterfly with flowers
  • Double page with black background of sloths and multicolored plants.

You can click on photo to enlarge 🙂

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© 2021 BS

Color Your World – Shocking Pink

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Color Your World – Shocking Pink

Color your World: Shocking Pink

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Photos show:

  • my drawing – colored shocking pink rectangle with the word
  • Crayola Crayon of Shocking Pink
  • Cartoon Pink Panther
  • Bath scrubbie, fingernail polish, plastic can lids
  • Shocking Pink facts – hue family is red, introduced 1972
  • Large pink flower
  • Embroidered hand fan – black with pink

     

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© 2021 BS

 

Color Your World – Shamrock

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Color Your World – Shamrock

Color your World: Shamrock

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Photos show:

  • Shamrock Crayola Crayon
  • Shamrock facts = hue family green, introduced 1993
  • Cloverleafs in our yard
  • Green beads and shamrock shaped green pipe cleaner
  • Cricket our Cat (RIP) with the green beads
  • Little souvenir pitcher from Furth Germany (with shamrock logo)
  • Local haunted house with green shutters
  • My drawing of a shamrock (green background)

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© 2021 BS

 

 

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