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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

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Our challenge hostess, Linda G. Hill, says…

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

Thanks, Linda!

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This SOCS prompt should be fun. I’m looking forward to see what everyone else posts today. The link above will take you to the main page, where you can join in, and also find other entries.

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I’ve got quite a few things hanging on the walls around here, but not as much as I used to have.

Years ago we planned on painting the walls, so I took everything down…and the walls never did get painted, so I’ve occasionally hung some more stuff up. Here’s just a few.

I got this painting at a yard sale. I like it because it’s the little Dia de Los Muertos skeletons dancing. I really love anything to do with the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, and little skeletons doing ordinary things are to honor those who have passed on.

In the bottom left corner is a small greeting card. My aunt gave me this for Halloween one year, when I was just a little kid. I’ve kept it all these years because if you know me, I love ghosts and Halloween.

In the bottom right corner is a blank card I found somewhere. It is a tiger and a kitten. A tiger is my spirit animal, and of course I love all kittens & cats.

So, yeah, you could say this all means a lot to me.

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This needlepoint of a Siamese cat, I found a yard sale, too. Of course a cat…and it reminds me of our outside cat, Big Man, blue eyes and all.

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This tiger painting I’ve had a long time. My mother painted it for me. She did oil paintings all the time, and there were so many different subjects she painted. I still have a lot of them, but others were sold. This one is special.

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Here’s a couple of paintings I’ve done to showcase my blogging…teleportingweena & Ghost. They were done in acrylic, and aren’t framed or anything, but the orange one is hanging on the wall, and the blue ones is propped up beneath it. I see them every day. The orange one is made to look like my other blog on blogger. That’s the way the background theme looks.  The Ghost one has some shimmery shiny kind of paint, so that in different lights, the word appears and disappears. Pretty cool!

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There are other paintings I’ve done here on the walls, and my collection of crosses are covering the wall above my computer desk. Nothing at all is fancy or expensive, but I like them all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Flower of the Day – Skull & Flowers

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Flower of the Day – Skull & Flowers

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This is a little coin purse I got for Christmas. Skull and flowers for Dia de Los Muertos! My family knows what I like. 🙂

 

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 11, 2019 – Hyacinth

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

©2019 BS

Pull Up a Seat # 8

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Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 8

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Here’s some interesting chairs. Well, of course you can see they are chairs…but, let me tell you about them.

The red & white ones, if I remember right, were in a local ice cream parlor place. It was all done up in a 50s theme, and really cute in there. The ice cream was very good, too.

The yellow/orange decorated one is done up for the Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos – Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd of each year. I saw the chair at an art trail display locally, when we went one year.

The blue chair was at the same venue, as part of an ofrenda display. An ofrenda is an offering made by someone to honor those that have passed over.

The little red chairs are part of another ofrenda, that has tiny skeletons sitting in them.

Last, is just a painting of skeletons dancing, which is another Day of the Dead decoration. I found it at a yard sale a long time ago.

    

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

OCTPOWRIMO 2016 – DAY 8 – POROUS

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OCTPOWRIMO 2016 – DAY 8 – POROUS octpowrimo2016c

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Porous …means to have tiny holes, or spaces, for air or light to pass through.

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All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated in the autumn of each year, on November 2. People honor their loved ones who have died. It is believed the veil between the dimensions of the living and the dead is thinner at this time of year, so all the souls are able to visit more readily. Offerings of food, trinkets, and flowers are gathered to bring to the graves, or an ofrenda in the home. It is a nice custom, and not scary at all.

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“ALL SOULS DAY”

Come alive, come alive, come alive through the veil

Through porous dimensions all souls will sail

Offerings of food and marigold flowers

Treasure your departed in these mysterious hours

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Photos taken by me at a Dia de los Muertos Celebration…

Artist unknown

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

OCTPOWRIMO…POEM #26

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OctPoWriMo…October Poetry Writing Month… http://octpowrimo.com

POEM # 26

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Day of the dead…

There’s nothing to fear –

Bake some dead bread,

Call your relatives near.

Ofrendas tell a story;

Sugar skulls are cool.

You shouldn’t have a worry…

They’re not scary, as a rule.

We decorate with marigolds,

Say prayers, bring food, and more…

Pay our respects to all the Souls…

To all those who’ve gone, before.

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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂