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July Squares # 25 & Color Your World – Blue

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July Squares # 25 – Blue

Hooked on Blue

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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For Becky’s blue square are these teardrop shaped flowers.

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Color Your World:

Color your World: Blue

For Color Your World are these:

  • Blue Crayola Crayon
  • Blue facts – Hue Blue
  • My word ‘blue’ with blue around it
  • Four Canada geese flying in a bright blue sky

Thanks for hosting Color Your World, Jennifer! 🙂

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“Virginia Bluebell”, by Miranda Lambert, was released from her album, “Revolution”, in 2009. It was written by Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, and Jennifer Kennard.

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Color Your World – Black

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Color Your World – Black

Color your World: Black

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This is a fun challenge, featuring all the colors made by Crayola. It is hosted by Jennifer, of Tourmaline. You can join in at any time, see other entries, and see what all the colors coming up in the weeks ahead will be.

Click the above link to find out details.

Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂

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Today’s CYW is for the color black.

Since black is my favorite color, besides sky blue, I had many photos to choose from, but here are just a few:

  • Black Crayola Crayon
  • Black information chart – Hue Family is black
  • My simple drawing of a rectangle with the word black in the middle with dots around the edges
  • A bottle I painted black and decorated with Halloween things, (Zombie Brew label, a mummy, & a spider)
  • A black bar-be-que grill out on our driveway
  • Orion – my daughter’s black cat
  • My painting of a black & white husky dog

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Bittersweet

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Color Your World – Bittersweet

Color your World: Bittersweet

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Today for Color Your World we have things that look like the Crayola Crayon called Bittersweet.

  • Crayola Crayon – Bittersweet
  • Orange flowers that look a bit bittersweet
  • Bittersweet Color info – hue family of orange, first introduced in 1949
  • My drawing of a rectangle with triangles on top, colored bittersweet & the word written in the middle
  • My cat Cricket peeking out of a quilt that has bittersweet elements
  • My art mosaic of three horses, one is bittersweet
  • A Lion Fish in a bittersweet color pottery bowl (seen at the Kansas City MO aquarium)
  • A spider in a cup – the cup was red plastic outside/white inside, but the lighting makes it look bittersweet

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July Squares # 11 – Blue – Puppy in Blue Jeans

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July Squares # 11 – Blue – Puppy in Blue Jeans

Blue frieze but we are not freezing!

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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This is a painting I did a long time ago on a small canvas. I did look at a picture to sketch in the outlines, then filled in the details with acrylic paint.

It is a little brown and white puppy, maybe a terrier, who is sitting in the back pocket of a pair of blue jeans.

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“Venus in Blue Jeans”, by Mark Wynter, was released in 1962. It was also released from the singer, Jimmy Clanton, in the same year. It was written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller.

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© 2019 BS

Tiger in the Night -Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

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Tiger in the Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/zodiac-animals/

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Today, for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt to use any animal of the Zodiac. These are according to the Chinese calendar, and are:

Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/Monkey/ Rooster/Dog/Pig

There should be some great songs to listen to today, so thank you, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and hear some good music, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2015, about the Tiger, which has always been my spirit animal.

I was born in a Tiger year!

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TIGER

In misty dreams you

Came to me

When I was only two or three.

A forest dark, and deep, and

Green, I wondered what my dreams

Could mean. You were my friend, my

Spirit kin…a guardian without, within…

I was born into your year, your Tiger Spirit

Always near. Magnificent eyes, shining bright, I

Weep at what now is your plight; endangered in this

Cruel world…victim of the weapons hurled. If only we could

Be at peace…return to dreams without surcease, to that mystery

Forest, in the night, we could try to make it right. I know that you will

Always be, in my dreams…a part of me … Tiger…my Spirit Animal …<3

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My painting of a tiger

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My mom’s painting of a tiger

Starting off with a slower song. As I was looking for Tiger songs I found this one, which is a new one for me. I really like it though, as it does remind me of my tiger dreams that I began having when I was very little.

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“Tiger in the Night”, by Katie Melua, is on her 2003 album, ‘Call Off the Search”. The music and lyrics are by Mike Batt.

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You are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
You are the one who keeps me strong in this worldYou sleep by the silent cooling streams
Down in the darkness of my dreams
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning brightI was the one who looked so hard I could not see
Now I could never live without the love you give to meI lived like a wild and lonely soul
Lost in a dream beyond control
You were the one who brought me home down to earthFor you are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning bright

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Found on LyricsWiki
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This song probably everyone has heard, and it’s a good one. She sings of being afraid, but then taking on the courage of the Tiger, and surviving all kinds of adversities that life may throw her way…with spirit and conviction that she will make it through.

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“Roar”, by Katy Perry, was released from her album, “Prism”, in 2013. It was written by Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Henry Walter, and is on the Capitol label.

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Verse 1]
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely

I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus ]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Verse 2]
Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee
I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Bridge]
Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar…

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

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Found on GeniusLyrics

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© 2019 BS

 

July Squares # 4 – Blue – Police Dog

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July Squares # 4 – Blue – Police Dog

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July Blues

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.

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This is a painting I did a long time ago. I did look at picture I saw in a magazine when I sketched the outline of the things in the painting, Then I filled in with acrylic paint. It is on a round wood framed canvas.

It shows a German Shepherd puppy, brown & white. He is holding handcuffs in his mouth. Looks like he is in a child’s playroom, as there is a bed, partially shown, a toy black police car (the word police in red), a red toy box, and some wooden blocks.

The background wall is light blue, and the shag rug is a darker blue.

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“Folsom Prison Blues”, by Johnny Cash, was released in 1955. It was written by Johnny Cash, and is on the Sun label.

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Beaver

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Color Your World – Beaver

Color your World: Beaver

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This is a fun challenge, featuring all the colors made by Crayola. It is hosted by Jennifer, of Tourmaline. You can join in at any time, see other entries, and see what all the colors coming up in the weeks ahead will be.

Click the above link to find out details.

Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂

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The photos show:

  • Crayola Crayon of Beaver
  • Wooden Fence with two birds on top facing two different directions
  • Beaver Crayon information – Hue Family of Brown, Introduced in 1998
  • My drawing of a beaver tail with the word in the middle with black marker
  • A large beaver brown colored wooden barrel

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© 2019 BS

 

Escapist Coloring Club – July

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Escapist Coloring Club July

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The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – July 1, 2019

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Well, looks like I never got around to posting anything for June, and here it is already July!

I did finally finish these two, just last night.

The first one of the big chicken and little yellow chicks…well it was fun to color, but tedious with all the little bits and pieces. I think I probably used several different color markers and also different colored pencils on this.

I always want to use yellow, but it’s so hard to get it to show up. I like the multicolored chicken though.

The second one is one from a regular kid’s coloring book. I find that the larger pictures are much easier, and fun for me. I used blue and red Crayola crayons on the birds, and a brown one for the bird bath. The flowers are red and blue, with green stems and leaves.

The pages shown are regular size, and then a part of it is enlarged.

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Banana Mania

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Color Your World – Banana Mania

Color your World: Banana Mania

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This is a fun challenge, featuring all the colors made by Crayola. It is hosted by Jennifer, of Tourmaline. You can join in at any time, see other entries, and see what all the colors coming up in the weeks ahead will be.

Click the above link to find out details.

Thanks, Jennifer! 🙂

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  • Banana Mania Crayola
  • Banana Mania information – Family of Yellow  & it was introduced as an official Crayola color in 1997
  • My art – the words Banana Mania, surrounded by a yellow cloud
  • A Yellow Rose
  • A basket of real bananas
  • Real bananas lined up at the grocery store
  • Banana Mania colored car in a parking lot (rear view)

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© 2019 BS