Category Archives: Art

Color Your World – Canary Yellow

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Color Your World – Canary Yellow canary color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2022/01/18/color-your-world-canary/

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otos show:

  • Yellow rose & green leaves in a round container
  • Crayola Crayon – Canary (yellow)
  • Canary (yellow) color sample
  • Weena the cat, with canary yellow & pink striped wrapping paper
  • My drawing of a yellow canary & the word surrounded by blue
  • Fuzzy yellow toy chicken with big googly eyes & a white & purple guitar
  • Blue socks, with a design of yellow chicks, and pink stripes

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© 2022 BS

Color Your World – Burnt Sienna & Cadet Blue

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Color Your World – Burnt Sienna & Cadet Blue burnt sienna color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2022/01/04/color-your-world-burnt-sienna/

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  • Burnt Sienna Crayola Crayon
  • My drawing of the word with scribbles all around
  • Burnt Sienna facts – Hue family Brown
  • My violin
  • Brick wall
  • Rock mosaic picture I did of horses

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Cadet Blue cadet blue color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2022/01/11/color-your-world-cadet-blue/

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The photos show:

  • Cadet Blue Crayola Crayon
  • Cadet Blue Facts: Hue Family = blue, Year introduced 1967
  • Cadet Blue color sample
  • Fabric & plastic hand fan of cadet blue, and pink flowers with lace at the top
  • My art – Cadet Blue written in black with color accents all around
  • Old metal gate, Cadet blue flaking paint (on a mausoleum at the cemetery)
  • Miscellaneous Cadet Blue items (fingernail polish, wooden massager, leopard ring)
  • Crescent moon in what looks like a Cadet Blue sky

 

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Color Your World – Burnt Orange

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Color Your World – Burnt Orange burnt orange color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2021/12/28/color-your-world-burnt-orange/

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The photos show:

  • Burnt Orange Crayola Crayon
  • My art  – burnt orange in black letters/orange scribbles around
  • Burnt Orange facts – Hue Family – Orange – Year Introduced 1954
  • Lit up Space Heater – gray with orange heated elements
  • Dark burnt orange sunrise
  • Hula Hoops
  • Flash light

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Color Your World – Brown

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Color Your World – Brown brown color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2021/12/21/color-your-world-brown/

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The photos show:

  • Brown Crayola Crayon
  • Toy fuzzy gopher
  • My art – the word brown colored in with brown lines all around
  • Brown color facts – Hue family = brown
  • My dad’s old toys, cap gun & brown holster, cigar box
  • Prairie Dog on mound of dirt
  • Brown horses at hitching post
  • Brown straw owl decoration

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© 2019 & 2021 BS

Throwback Thursday – Art

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Throwback Thursday – Art

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2021/12/09/throwback-thursday-16-enjoying-art/

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Thanks for the interesting topic, Lauren!

Here are a few questions Lauren asks:

 

Did you, or did you collect every piece of art your children/grandchildren ever made? Do you collect art pieces that bring you joy? Do you look for calendars that have beautiful pictures because they are a treat to look at? Do you prefer journals with beautiful art on them?  Do you enjoy going to art festivals and/or museums? Do you collect anything specific? Do you have special pieces of art other than paper items?  Do you have an artistic talent? Have you ever taken classes to improve your art? Is there an artist you would love to meet?

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I like a lot of artistic things, whether paintings, sculpture, wood crafts, etc. – basically anything hand made in any medium.

I’ve done a lot of arts & crafts over the years. Maybe none of them are great, but just the making of these things gives a good feeling of accomplishment. I’ve never taken an art class, though.

I’ve never really collected that much of any certain art pieces. I’ve bought a few cute things at yard sales, like tiger pictures, though. We aren’t much for hanging things on the wall around here. I do have my small collection of crosses on the wall above my desk.

As for paintings, I do my own, and my mom did the same. She’d paint in oils some beautiful subjects, which she would use some to decorate her house. She passed on a lot to me, too.

I’ve always liked to draw, and once when I was eleven, I drew one of those little sketches you see in magazines – draw this – and sent it in. I guess I did good, because they sent a representative from the art school out with a certificate. I was way to young to attend their school though.

Yes, I have kept lots of my artwork from when I was a kid, on up to now. I also keep my daughter’s, grand-daughter’s, and grand-son’s artwork they send me. And they are very good artists already at their young age. Maybe the artistic gene runs in the family?

Yes, I still do buy calendars with nice pictures on them – mostly cats! And I love journals and notebooks with a pretty design on the cover. Then I think they are too pretty to use!

I also believe art takes on many forms. Sewing, playing a musical instrument, singing, acting, and of course writing are all creative art.

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Here is a famous artist that I admire.

This artist’s work really gets to me. I love what he does with mostly discarded plastic bags. He has created many sculptures, which to me are simple, yet very meaningful.

From a Wiki article:

Pakastani/New York Artist Khalil Chishtee is a sculpter creating human form from discarded plastic bags. His works often express the feelings of sorrow, dejection and even victimhood. As they are created from items that are used once and then discarded adds to the layers of meaning in his work. His work is one part commentary on waste and consumption, and one part reflection of the human experience.

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This, by Khalil Chishtee, shows a person with long hair, head hanging down & arms folded.

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Color Your World – Blush

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Color Your World – Blush blush color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2021/12/07/color-your-world-blush/

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Photos are:

  • Blush Crayola Crayon
  • My art – word blush surrounded by circles and color blush
  • Blush Crayola Facts – Hue Family = red, Year introduced 1998
  • Rose Quartz rocks
  • Cookie Cake for Mother’s Day – Blush icing
  • Blush colored sugar packets & my handmade Peace bookmark

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© 2019 & 2021 BS

Color Your World – Bittersweet & Black

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Color Your World – Bittersweet & Blackbittersweet color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2021/10/26/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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Color Your World – Black black color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2021/11/02/color-your-world-black/

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  • 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 & 2021 BS

 

Halloween Countdown # 25 – Haunted

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Halloween Countdown # 25 – Haunted

https://toy.photography/2021/10/25/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-haunted-2/

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From a haunted forest to a haunted house = Beware!

Rock painted black with orange bare branched trees, and mysterious eyes peeking out – “Beware – The Haunted Forest” in words.

HAUNTED HOUSE

House of horror

House of fright

Gives me chills

This cold, cold night

Afraid without

Afraid within

Rattling bones

And a skeleton’s grin

Cobwebs are hanging

And shutters are banging

What’s that noise

It’s chains a-clanging

There seeps a fog

So damp and dense

It swirls around

Both house and fence

The floors are creaky

Tonight’s most freaky

No place for those

Who’s hearts are weakly

Hear the lonely wolves a-howling

Ghosts and monsters go a-prowling

Dare you to come in with me

Two together…brave we’ll be

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Halloween decoration – Black haunted house with ghosts

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© 2014 (2020, 2021) BS

Halloween Countdown # 23 – Grave

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Halloween Countdown # 23 – Grave

https://toy.photography/2021/10/23/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-grave-2/

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My three painted rocks R I P (Graveyard Ghost)

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GRAVEYARD

Graveyard stark

Lonely park

Make your mark

In the dark

Listen…hark…

From deep holes

Shrieking ghouls

Ancient scrolls

Speak of trolls

Come all Souls…

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Halloween decoration – Gravestone RIP with Bats lurking around

© 2015 & 2021 BS

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Halloween Countdown # 22 – Leaves

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Halloween Countdown – Leaves

https://toy.photography/2021/10/22/tourmaline-s-halloween-challenge-leaves-2/

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My painted rocks for leaves (with faces) in brown, red, yellow, & orange.

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These four yellow leaves came from our fruitless mulberry tree in the front yard. It always has tons of leaves that fall in the fall season.

oranage/yellow Virginia creeper leaves

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🍂 Lovely, leafy leaves leaving, leaves trees lonely. 🍂

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