Category Archives: Art

Color Your World – Atomic Tangerine

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Color Your World – Atomic Tangerine

Color your World: Atomic Tangerine

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Puffy orange clouds

MAJESTIC

Drift across the sky

Atomic tangerine clouds

Majestic glory

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© 2016 BS

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  • Atomic Tangerine Crayola
  • My drawing of the word with a flower
  • Orange succulent plant flowers with green leaves
  • Ghost note pad – white ghost, orange background
  • Atomic Tangerine Color Information = Hue family: Orange, Introduced in 1972
  • Orange dish towel with applicayed white ghost wearing a black & orange necktie

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Asparagus

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Color Your World – Asparagus

Color your World: Asparagus

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  • Asparagus Crayola
  • Color chip
  • Asparagus info – family of green, introduced in 1993
  • My art word with asparagus accents
  • Little wooden fish ornament with asparagus colors and a touch of orange
  • Actual asparagus stalks from the grocery store

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Aquamarine

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Color Your World – Aquamarine

Color your World: Aquamarine

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  • Aquamarine Crayola
  • Picture I drew of the word in colored in rectangle
  • Painting I did of the word Ghost in aquamarine
  • Color chip
  • Stack of books with aquamarine covers
  • Aquamarine, white & beige cross (made of marbles – wall hanging)

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© 2019 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – May

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Escapist Coloring Club – May

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – May 1, 2019

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Thanks, Linda G. Hill, for starting this fun monthly challenge.

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

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I haven’t colored much of anything this month, so I’m showing some pages I’ve done in the past.

The first two I used markers, and the last one of the cats, I used both colored pencils & markers

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  • Man & Woman with blonde hair, dressed in fancy dress clothes, dancing together
  • Design of flowers and swirlys, done in green, orange & black
  • Lots of kitty cat faces in lots of colors…they are wearing hats, earmuffs, antlers, on their heads, or have scarfs

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World 2019 – Apricot

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Color Your World 2019 – Apricot

Color your World: Apricot

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Apricot Crayola

Apricot Jelly Jar

Art & lettering of Apricot Color

Apricot color hue chart (orange family) Introduced in 1908

My apricot colored salt lamp

A bag of apricots from the grocery store

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© 2019 BS

 

Color Your World – Antique Brass

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Color Your World – Antique Brass

Color your World: Antique Brass

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Thanks, Jennifer, for bringing back Color Your World!

To join in, just click the above link for details!

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Antique Brass Photos:

  • My drawing/lettering of Antique Brass
  • Antique Brass Crayola
  • Two Brass Frogs
  • Antique Brass color information (introduced in 1949 & is in the Brown Family
  • Butterfly wall decor (gold-ish brown – it’s tin, but looks brass to me.)

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© 2019 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – April

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Escapist Coloring Club – April

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – April 1, 2019

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Just an update on the ceramic mug I’ve been slowly painting. I added a little more coloring to the design. This time I did try a smaller bristled brush, hoping I could stay in the lines better. It may have worked a tiny bit better, but not that much easier. I’ll continue to work on it off and on.

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Now, these are really fun to do. They look like stained glass. The pages are a kind of see-through paper, and I used markers on them. I’ve put a white sheet of paper behind these so you can see them better. If the pages are torn out and put up on a window, I’m sure the light shining through would be really cool looking.

I finished this whole book of pages quite awhile ago, and tried finding another book. I couldn’t find one at the stores, but did find one at a yard sale. I haven’t started doing that one yet.

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© 2019 BS

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UFO – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter U

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UFO – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter U #AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter U

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/04/

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Mystery Box Chickens say, “Take us with you!”

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UFO MUSEUM, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO

We visited the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico, a few years ago. It was during the annual 4th of July UFO Festival. The city is geared up for a good time. There are street vendors, concerts, and some people even wear funny costumes.

The museum is a cool place to wander around in. There are displays of actual newspapers from 1947, telling of the UFO crash, investigation, and possible cover-up by the government. You can see set up displays, depicting what happened. There is art, and photo opportunities everywhere in the building. You can even pose in the many scenes, with the aliens, which in this case, are rubber dummys. It’s all in fun, and the kitschy displays are funny. There is a gift shop, also, where you can buy all things UFO and alien related.

They also had invited several authors to the museum for book signings and sales. At another venue, there were many more authors set up, signing their books, and visiting with the people who came by. There were several scheduled speakers in the auditorium.

We didn’t stay for the night-time festivities, but there are bands playing music, street dances, and I’m sure everyone had fun. So, whether you believe in UFOs, aliens, or not, Roswell and the UFO museum and festival, is a wonderful place to spend some time, if you get the chance.

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Book by Gloria Hawker called Morning Glory, Diary of an Alien Abductee. (pink flower with alien face in the middle, and surrounded by more flowers of blue & some green leaves)

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Title page of book I bought and got signed by the author. She wrote: “One day the truth of this phenomena will be known” Gloria

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Here I am at the Roswell New Mexico UFO Museum. I’m standing by a silver alien, and a giant silver sequined replica of a UFO.

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A fun postcard I made of a big UFO in the blue sky. My surprised face is in a circle on the bottom left. haha

A UFO called Outer Space I drew for the Color Your World challenge awhile back. It’s saucer shaped with a dome with black & gray title in the dome.

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© 2019 BS

Interview: Artist With a Message – Jennifer R. Cook

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Interview: Artist With a Message: Jennifer R. Cook

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I’ve been acquainted with Jennifer R. Cook for several years, and first became aware of her beautiful artwork through her postings on Face Book. She publishes a new piece every day, through her series called, “What My Coffee Says to Me”. Most all of her illustrations are of animals of all kinds, and promotes mental health with her uplifting messages that are included.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer R. Cook.

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Thank you, Jennifer, for agreeing to this short interview!

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Have you always known you wanted to be an artist?

Yes, from a very young age I wanted to be an artist or a mad scientist. In reality, the two are intertwined. I am a creative adventurer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, double major Graphic Design and Illustration. For the past 30 years as a passionate creator using my expertise as a strategic graphic designer to create logos, identity design, branding, packaging, children’s books and more, including custom illustrations for social media for businesses all over the world.

For fun, “What My Coffee Says to Me”, an illustrated series, was born on January 1, 2012, created to boost everyone’s mental health. Fast forward eight years and it is still going. Thank you for that. 🙂

What medium do you use most?

Everything and nothing. I am a creative explorer, and sometimes nothing is the medium for inspiration…well, that and I love playing just for the fun of it. I do enjoy dip ink on parchment – when it dries you can feel the texture of the ink on the surface of the paper.

Where do you get your ideas for a new piece?

Life! Inspiration is everywhere and in everything … meditation, walking in the park, laughing, hearing sounds, being silent and still … always open to receiving ideas from the creator!

After all, ideas are abundant and beautiful in the universe; they float everywhere all the time, waiting to be pulled into creation! I tap into whatever comes my way every day, lead a conscious life, and you can too.

In your own words, what would you like people to know about your artwork and your message?

Everything I create, whether it’s strategic graphic design, illustration for business, or What My Coffee Says to Me series for fun, I create for MY highest good. I infuse everything I create with love, self love. We are perfect creators of our lives. Remember that! You can create your life the way you want. Please LOVE who you are, be inspired through your self love – it will empower you to move mountains for your highest good! You have the power…we all do!

Is your art for sale?

Yes, it is. Some of What My Coffee Says to Me illustrations from the past eight years are in my portfolio on RedBubble – is a quality, print on demand supplier who imprints on throw pillows, prints, travel mugs, etc. You’ll find me in social media, and you can find one of my 2,7000+ illustrations. If you would love me to add a specific illustration you’ve found to RedBubble, reach out and let me know.

This is my link to RedBubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/catsinthebag?asc=u

I recently started Rainbow Remembrance a creative outlet for custom illustrations for pet owners. I charge $150.00 per illustration. It’s a wonderful momento of a loved pet. You can connect with me for details. jennifer.cookatvideotron.ca

Please list your contact information.

For my strategic graphic design and custom illustration services:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-r-cook-66a8b410/

Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/catsinthebagdesign

To follow my daily illustrated series What my Coffee Says to Me:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.r.cook.50

Twitter: https://twitter.com/catsinthebagpur

Tumblr: https://catsinthebagdesignposts.tumblr.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_r_cook/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/catsmeo/

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Thank you so much again, Jennifer, for sharing your thoughts and wonderful artwork and a message with us.

To my readers, please follow Jennifer’s links to find some absolutely wonderful artwork! You will love what you see!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Can I Be a Little More Creative?

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Can I Be a Little More Creative?

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Here are the next couple of pages in the activity book.

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This one says to draw a checkerboard & play a game. I didn’t play a game, though.

This one says to punch holes around the edges, then thread yarn through them. Okay! I did this. The front page looks pretty good, but then I decorated the back of that page with foam letter stickers, and wrote the word yarn in markers all over. Because, why not!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS