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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn Leaves

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn Leaves

 

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Autumn Leaves” September 14, 2020

 

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HOW TO MIND PAINT AUTUMN

Early Autumn, sunshiny day, not hot, not cold, just right. Go outdoors, sit on the porch or in a lawn chair. Or just open a window to sit by. A soft, gentle breeze teases your face. You smile. Close your eyes…you’ve already started your painting. Take a breath…breathe in the atmosphere. Internalize the sensations you feel and hear. Let your soul soar. Leaves in the trees are softly rus-rus-rustling. Some have put on their fall finery of yellows, reds, and oranges, while greens are growing impatient, waiting their turn. Behind your eyelids, you see their dappled colors, like flickering mosaics. Little strobes of glorious fireworks in the dark. Now listen…what do you hear? A dog, not near, bark-ark-arking his existence in this world, just for thejoy of being alive. The musical tink-tink-tinkling of your wind-chimes provides a background for you to layer into your mind painting. Such uplifting, happy notes. A wafting of wood-smoke drifts by on the breeze. Someone is firing up their grill, one more time, before winter’s chill. A bird is squawk-awk-awking for attention. You take a peek, just to see who has fluttered down close by. You see big, black grackles, and doleful doves, rat-tat-tattling for morsels of munchies the cats have left behind in their tin bowl. The cats don’t mind. They are silently snoozing together in a pile, up on the lawn swing, the breeze gently rocking them. Dozing, you want to live in this relaxing place, mind painting forever, but it’s done. Your painting is finished…for now. It is perfectly preserved in your memory, to be cherished, as are many other masterpieces you’ve created. It is good..It is right…It is mind painting

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Autumn Leaves Painted Rock

Autumn Leaves Painted Rock

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Color Your World – Peach and Periwinkle

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Color Your World – Peach & Periwinkle

Color your World: Peach & Periwinkle

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  • Peach circle with spokes & word (my drawing)
  • My tiger necklace
  • Peach colored clouds (those black specks are grackles in the trees & sky)
  • Peach Crayola Crayon
  • Peach facts – Family Hue is Orange, introduced in 1962

  

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  • Periwinkle word with color stripes
  • Periwinkle colored roses
  • Toys – small yellow chickens sitting on periwinkle plastic couch

 

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© 2020 BS

Fun Cake Decorating

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Fun Cake Decorating

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This is a post I wrote way back in 2014!  🙂

DECORATING A CAKE

Don’t you love the pretty decorated cakes you see at the bakery? There are cute birthday cakes, graduation cakes, party cakes, and the beautiful wedding cakes. I’ve even seen some really crazy looking ones that they make on the tv shows. It is very interesting how they put those together.

I took a cake decorating class a few years ago. It was at a craft store. In a back room, several people would sit at tables, while the instructor taught us about the kinds of equipment needed, such as special tips, pastry bags, spatulas; and, about the different types of borders, flowers, writing, and colorings you could use.

The basic set of tools were included in the price of the course. One of our first assignments was to bake a couple of cake layers, mix up some icing, and bring these to class. We would practice on these cakes. It was a lot of fun, and we were thrilled to see our creation. Every class, we had another assignment. We learned how to do fancy borders, how to do different types of writing words in icing, mixing colors, how to do flowers, and leaves.

At the end, we got a certificate of completion, and we could proudly say we were cake decorators! I still have my kit, and still decorate cakes on occasion, just for fun. One of the best things I learned, was the recipe for that bakery cake type icing. It is very simple.

Decorating Icing (Buttercream Icing)

1 pound confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)

1/3 cup of Crisco (shortening)

1/4 cup water (slightly less for roses)

1 teaspoon vanilla

(if butter cream flavor is desired, omit vanilla and substitute 1/2 teaspoon Wilton’s butter flavor)

Combine all ingredients and beat with electric mixer, at least 5 minutes.

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If you get a chance, you should take a class. It’s fun, and you get to eat your homework assignment!

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Here are a few I made. Not the greatest, but sure were fun to decorate and eat!

  • Square sheet cake (3 cats & says Happy Cat Day)
  • Red/white/blue on white 2 layer cake (patriotic decorations – Election Day 2000) with two beanie babies red & blue
  • Square sheet cake decorated for the TV show The Amazing Race (2 girl figures drawn on)
  • Round white/yellow/blue Clown cake
  • Round white cake with pink roses
  • White/red/green Hello Kitty stand up cake

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© 2020 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – September

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Escapist Coloring Club – September

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – September 1, 2020

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These are just a couple of pages I colored lately. All were done in markers.

First is a design of a bird and a sun and some stars, all done in aqua, purple and red.

Next is some sort of bug/beetle with wings. This is mostly green and red, with some yellow. I made dots and stripes and such on some of the wings.

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© 2020 BS

Color Your World – Outer Space/Outrageous Orange/Pacific Blue

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Color Your World – Outer Space/ Outrageous Orange/Pacific Blue

Color your World: Outer Space, Outrageous Orange, Pacific Blue

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  • Outer Space Facts = hue family is black – introduced in 1997
  • Outer Space Crayola Crayon
  • Blackish gray dinosaur
  • Night sky with moon
  • My drawing of a UFO – black & gray with words Outer Space

 

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  • Outrageous Crayola Crayon
  • Lit up with orange space heater
  • Orange flowers
  • Outrageous Orange Facts = Hue family is orange – Year Introduced  1972
  • My drawing of the crayon’s name in black, with orange designs around edge

 

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  • My drawing of Pacific Blue like a triangle flag
  • Pacific Blue Crayola Crayon
  • Small gnomes dressed in blue & red, plus some clear blue stones
  • Pirate skull & crossed bones wearing a red kerchief, on a blue background

   

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© 2020 BS

Stay Strong – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Brush

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Stay Strong – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Brush 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 22/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “brush.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or an idiom. Have fun!

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Coloring page says, ‘Stay Strong’, all done in purple & green.

Brush the tears from your ears

Let your hair fly wild

Stand up tall and face your fears

May all your worries be mild

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© 2020 BS

It’s the Little Things – One Liner Wednesday

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It’s the Little Things – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – Dreamin’

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Coloring page with plaid flowers and says ‘it’s the little things’.

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world ~ William Shakespeare

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© 2020 BS

Color Your World – Neon Carrot & Olive Green

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Color Your World – Neon Carrot & Olive Green

Color your World: Neon Carrot & Olive Green

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Photos show:

  • Neon Carrot Crayola Crayon
  • Neon Carrot facts – family of orange
  • My drawing of a fat carrot with words in black
  • Neon Carrot colored toy dinosaur
  • Bright orange/yellow sunrise

 

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Photos show:

  • My drawing Olive Green circle scribbles/words in black
  • Olive Green Crayola Crayon
  • Jar of real olives
  • Olive Green Army camo T-shirt

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© 2020 BS

 

Color Your World – Mountain Meadow

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Color Your World – Mountain Meadow

Color your World: Mountain Meadow

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Photos show:

  • Mountain Meadow Crayola Crayon
  • Mountain Meadow color sample
  • Mountain Meadow facts – family of green, 1997
  • Mountain meadow at Ft. Davis TX (Indian Lodge)
  • Me, standing on bridge by large green plant at Ft. Davis
  • My drawing of the words Mountain Meadow in green
  • Metal dragonfly wall decoration in Mountain Meadow color

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Escapist Coloring Club – July

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Escapist Coloring Club – July

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – July 1, 2020

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I’ve done lots of coloring this past few weeks & months. I’ve used markers on all of these. The one with the butterfly is in a book of stained glass looking pages. Here are four from recently. You can enlarge these by clicking the photo. 🙂

  • Butterfly (or moth) & big yellow moon
  • Pink elephants in swirls of colors
  • Hippie girl with sunglasses and a tropical drink
  • Two girls rocking out with guitars (music notes & stars in background)

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© 2020 BS