Category Archives: Art

Escapist Coloring Club – January

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Escapist Coloring Club – January

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – January 1, 2020

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I haven’t done a lot of coloring the past month or so, but I did do this one.

I received as a Christmas gift from my daughter, this new book. It has lots of interesting pages to color in.

On this one I used only markers, because I got a new set. I needed some that had a small or fine tip, because regular ones won’t do on these tiny designs.

The only bad thing is that they soak through to the other side, which ruins the picture on the other side. I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix the pages so I can put a blotter page in between.

Did you know that on most paper like this, and others, you can separate them? It takes a bit of careful doing, but it does work. I learned to do this while making scrapbooks and wanted both sides of an item to show.

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This is a rhinoceros that I used several colors on. Green, aqua, orange and yellow. I’ve left some parts white.

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© 2020 BS

 

Color Your World – Forest Green & Fuchsia

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Color Your World – Forest Green & Fuchsia

Color your World: Forest Green and Fuschia

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Today’s CYW has the color Forest & Fuchsia  as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

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Photos show:

  • Forest Green Crayola Crayon
  • Forest Green Facts – Hue Family is Green, Introduced in 1967
  • Forest Green color sample circle
  • Doll wearing Forest Green Texaco Service Station uniform
  • My drawing of Forest Green colored words
  • Forest green leaves in a Happy New Year decoration (words & streamers in silver)

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Photos show:

  • Fuchsia color sample circle
  • Fuchsia Crayola Crayon
  • Large cactus with round Fuchsia seed pods
  • Fuchsia plastic & clear battery lantern
  • Mermaid doll with Fuchsia tail & yellow star on front below face
  • My drawing of the word Fuchsia in black with color stipes
  • Fuchsia color facts – Hue Family is Purple

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© 2020 BS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Your World – Fern

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Color Your World – Fern

 

Color your World: Fern

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Today’s CYW has the color Fern as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

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The photos show:

  • Fern Crayola Crayon
  • Fern colored Pine Tree with brown bird in branches
  • Fern Facts – Hue Family is Green, and was introduced in 1998
  • Vintage purse with gold clasp. It has an orange background fabric, and lots of fern colored leaves.
  • My art – Square colored in Fern with the word in black
  • Fairy House I made, painted fern color with embellishments of beads, leaves, and a pink butterfly
  • Christmas decor of a toy truck colored fern, hauling a tiny evergreen tree.

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© 2020 BS

 

 

Color Your World – Electric Lime

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Color your World: Electric Lime

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Today’s CYW has the color Electric Lime as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

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The photos show:

  • Electric Lime sample color
  • Electric Lime facts – Hue family = green, Introduced in 1991
  • Lime Green Crayola Crayon
  • My drawing = square colored Electric Lime with words in black
  • My scratch art (black background – Electric Lime designs
  • Cake with Electric Lime & white Frosting
  • My phone screen background
  • Parking lot sign – small green man with red hat
  • Bowl of home made guacamole with a lime accent & chips
  • Electric Lime neon arches at a Christmas display

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© 2020 BS

Happy New Year 2020

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Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year!

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May joy and peace surround you

Contentment latch your door

And happiness be with you now

And bless you evermore

~ an Irish Blessing

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May your troubles be less

And your blessings be more

And nothing but happiness

Come through your door

~ author unknown

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The New Year 2020, Happy New Year

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~photos = my drawing of Happy New Year with butterflies & Peace sign … a small square of Happy New Year, party hats, confetti from Free Clip Art … large photo Happy New Year 2020 on dark blue & black background with a Christmas ornament ball from Pixabay~

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Eggplant

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Color your World: Desert Sand

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Today’s CYW has the color Eggplant as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

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These photos show the deep purple color of Eggplant. For some reason I never have taken a photo of an actual eggplant!

  • My drawing of an eggplant (the word in the middle)
  • Eggplant Crayola Crayon
  • Eggplant Color Sample
  • Eggplant Facts = Hue Family is Purple, Year introduced was 1998
  • Eggplant colored orchid flower
  • My bracelet of eggplant colored beads
  • An Eggplant colored mesh bag containing Texas Mesquite wood to use when Bar-B-Q ing

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© 2019 BS

 

Christmas Memory # 13 – Christmas Chaos

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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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Christmas Chaos

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Here it is again, my re-posting of a poem I wrote back in 2006. If you’ve seen it before, wonderful! If it is new to you, hope you enjoy the humor in this one! 🙂

Red Letter Box for Letters to Santa

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CHRISTMAS CHAOS

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house

The paper was flying, the place was a mess.

Where’s the ribbon, where’s a box, where’s the tape, I don’t know –

And outside the window, it’s beginning to snow.

When I in my flurry, was running around, remembered “Oh-no, I have to go back to town!”

I have to mail packages, to those far away. How long will it take – a week or three days?

There’s munchies to buy, and a dinner to plan…and what, oh what, can I get for the “man”?

The pets all need feeding, and what could be more? The neighbors are here, with a knock at the door.

They come bringing cheese balls, and cookies galore.

I say thank you, then usher them out. Then I turn around and say with a shout, “I have to make gifts for those on our street!”

But, I’m about to collapse from the heat.

Get up and go, let’s do the day right. Put on some music, and candles to light.

A box of cards, my cup of coffee…should I eat that last piece of toffee?

Christmas ideas are really quite lofty, and really, at heart, I’m such a softie.

I’ll wrap a few gifts, then do some leg lifts; look at the snow – it’s now making drifts.

Put lots of presents in pretty paper, and think up some clues, for a Christmas caper.

Pull on some mittens, put on a scarf. If I hear one more carol, I’m going to barf.

I jump in the truck to go do my shopping; the stores are all crowded…the places are hopping.

On Target, and K-Mart, and Hastings, and Penny’s…Now United and Wal-Mart – can we stop at a Denny’s?

No – get it done – there’s no time to waste…I need to get home…hurry, hurry, make haste.

And then to the wondering eyes of those there, I manage to put some dye on my hair.

Some coffee, some milk, is all that I ask…to put my feet up, before my next task.

To watch my soap opera, would be a nice break. I think I’ll do that, and also eat cake.

I just settled down, and there goes the phone; I, of course don’t answer, I pretend I’m not home.

And now it’s time to do some more wrapping. We’ll put on some music – our feet will be tapping.

Merry Christmas to one, Merry Christmas to all…What’s that you say? Another trip to the mall?

I don’t think I want to…I don’t think I can…but, wait, I still need a gift for the ‘man’.

We must keep it even, we must keep it straight…I need another gift for my mate.

What shall it be, something big, or much smaller? As I walk the halls of the mall, I do holler.

I need to find a gift that is right – before I call it quits for the night.

So, I go to the mall, and the stores…and stand in long lines, before I get out the doors.

The aisles are all crowded, the cart’s in a jam…say “Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, Ma’am.”

At first, we’re polite, when we go to town, but as frustration mounts, we’ll mow you down.

When there’s only one more shopping day…you better move fast, get outta my way.

Can’t find the right size, can’t find the right gift, then stop by the Starbucks to get a lift.

Give me caffeine right now, I say, got to get on with this frantic day.

Have a nice day, be jolly, be merry…if I hear it again, I’ll commit hara-kiri. It’s my ‘pleasure’ to serve you,

Uh-huh, yeah right…you probably make faces, as I pull out of sight.

Finally, finally get back home, where I just want to sit and moan.

My feet hurt, my back hurts, my nerves are all jangled…and how do you wrap a box that’s tri-angled?

Back at home, I start wrapping, all the critters are napping…

The oven is cooking the breads, how merry, but now I need another cranberry.

Merry Christmas to me…let’s trim the tree…and now the cats are OOC (out of control)

Happy to make your Christmas surprise, waiting for the bread to rise.

Christmas morning comes awfully early; no wonder everyone is so surly.

Buying spending – oh, what fun…we’ll all be glad when shopping is done.

The stockings are ready to hold all the goodies – maybe some candy or nice warm hoodies.

Light candles, fill stockings, with striped candy canes. Look out the window, hope it won’t rain.

Sweep the floor, wash the dishes, deck the halls with Christmas wishes.

There’s potatoes to mash, and take out the trash…as for me, I think I’m about to crash.

Finally, everything looks really pretty, Charlie (the tree) is ready, and still little bitty.

Now, take a picture, and go to our beds. I hope no one forgot to take their meds.

When morning comes, we’ll all get to say…we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Then, I look in the living-room, and what do I see? One of the cats is eating the tree. I holler and yell, but then, what does it

matter…I’ll just have to clean up the mess later.

She enjoys Christmas her way…I prefer mine…

So Merry Christmas to all…from our family to thine.

Just one more thing I’d like to say – Happy Holidays to all and Have a Wonderful Day!

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Coloring Book Page – brown squirrel on top of red & green package & wearing Santa hat

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First written on December 20, 2006

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Color Your World – Denim

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Color your World: Denim

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Today’s CYW has the color Denim as the topic. Thanks, Jennifer (of Tourmaline) for hosting this fun colorful challenge.

The photos show:

  • Denim art (word inside flower shape with stripes & petals)
  • Denim color sample
  • Denim facts – Hue family = blue, Year introduced 1993
  • Denim Crayola Crayon
  • Skeleton driving a Denim colored car
  • Denim colored car wash brushes
  • My painting of tiny dog in Denim blue jeans pocket
  • R2D2 robot with Denim accents

 

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© 2019 BS

Finally Finished This Thing

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Finally Finished This Thing

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Well, I finally finished painting this. It’s called a wooden spinner. I figured I should get it done, seeing how my daughter gave it to me for Christmas last year. It was fun to do, and took longer than I thought it would.

I first had to take it all apart to paint the individual wooden sticks, then let them dry. I thought I kept them in order, but must not have. It took awhile to get them arranged back like they needed to go. I think it turned out okay. 🙂

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Photos show:

  • box the Wooden Spinner came in
  • Flat spinner after painting red, white, and blue (with yellow end parts)
  • Another view
  • Finished spinner arranged in a spiral, and hung by the window

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© 2019 BS

Kindness – One Liner Wednesday

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Kindness – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – Essential

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Be kind to all pets.

 

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Photo is from my coloring page book. It shows a lady with short brown hair, and in a pink/purple shirt, holding a little black furry dog.

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© 2019 BS