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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter P – Painting Pictures

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter P – Painting Pictures

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter P …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter P

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I mentioned awhile back that I like to paint pictures. I’ve been drawing and painting forever it seems. I’d draw on most anything I could find…notebook paper, typing paper, the backs of old wallpaper rolls, butcher paper, manila paper, canvas, and even the walls in the house. (Yeah, got in trouble for that) 🙂 … My aunt would bring me reams of paper that was discontinued from her office…printed information on one side, blank on the other. Still have some of that around. Also, I have some of all my artwork from years gone by. I’ll be posting some occasionally.

Do you remember those drawing aptitude ads in magazines…draw this or that picture, and get a free analysis? I did that one time, when I was probably ten or eleven. It was a picture of Abraham Lincoln. I sent it in, and waited. Sure enough, I got a letter from the Art Institue, saying a representative would be visiting me. So the day came, and the man was very complimentary and wanted me to go to their school…but in a few years…as I wasn’t old enough at the time. Kind of good news, bad news…I was ready to go right then! 🙂

I’ve tried watercolors, and had a big easel I’d take out in the back yard, painting pictures of the dogs. I went through a horse phase after reading the “Black Stallion” series of books, and drew and colored a lot of those. Then I started in on acrylics. I’d tried oils, but I’m too impatient to wait on the drying time, so acrylics were just right.

I like doing pictures of animals the best. I’ve tried sketching portraits…they are not good, and scenery and still life just don’t grab me and make me want to paint them. So, animals, whether a real likeness, or more in the cartoon style, is what I like to do. Once I even entered a couple in the local fair. I didn’t win a ribbon, but hey, people saw my work!

I also like painting on rocks. Back in the day when ‘pet rocks’ were a fad, I painted my own. Lots of fun to see how they turn out, and I still do those sometimes… putting the word Peace and a peace sign on them.

Anyway, just wanted to keep my promise of posting some of the paintings I’ve done. Hope you enjoy them!DSC00041

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2015 & 2021 BS

April Squares Day # 1 – Top Hat

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April Squares Day # 1 – Top Hat Squares Logo

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April Fools and March Hares

This is the first day of Becky’s Square Challenge for April 2020.

To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

The topic this month is ‘Top’. Thanks so much, Becky, for hosting this fun challenge. 🙂

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My photo shows our dog, Bud, who isn’t with us any longer. He was a good dog, who looked like a small black lab. Here he is wearing a black top hat, a black, white and red bow tie, and white cuffs on his front feet.

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“Top Hat”, from the Irving Berlin musical.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Scenes of Favorite Days # 4 – Ice Tree

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Scenes of Favorite Days # 4 – Ice Tree

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Is it just me, or is this a very slow Monday?

The only thing interesting thing going on is we’re kind of waiting around for the snow to start later on today, and all day tomorrow. We do have a stew simmering on the stove for supper, though.

Anyway, here’s one more of my favorite days from quite a few years ago. Could be another like it this time around, too.

Ice tree and lightning – One winter, late in the night it was very cold and snowing. The dogs wanted to go out, which was normal for them every night about this time. No one else was up, just me and the dogs. I let them outside in the back yard, and made myself a cup of coffee.

As was my habit, too, I got my writing notebook and started writing. It’s a favorite time of mine to write – waiting for the dogs in the middle of the night. It was very dark out, the ground was covered in snow, and the tree was coated with so much ice on the branches, that it was bent over, sort of making a tunnel as they reached the ground. My dogs came walking through the tunnel of ice and snow.

The thing that made this night so beautiful though, was it was thundering and lightning like crazy. Every flash of the lightning made the ice and snow look like silver in the dark of night. Just so pretty to see that.

The photo shows our dog Weasel (RIP), walking under the ice tree tunnel the next morning. Still a pretty sight.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Color Your World – Denim

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Color Your World – Denim denim color your world photo challenge badge

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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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dog Toy – One Liner Wednesday

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Dog Toy – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – Poked, Prodded, Polished, and Snowed On

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Another page from my coloring book about dogs. This one is a little black & gray puppy holding a brown bone. He is in front of three long stemmed red & pink star shaped flowers. The caption says:

Never try to take away a dog’s toy.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Random What & Why

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Random What & Why

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Before I forget … just some thoughts and observations

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Why didn’t I ever notice this?

Take the first letters of each month, and the ones from July to November spell out the name ‘Jason’.

J – July

A – August

S – September

O – October

N – November

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What?

What is the strangest thing you ever mailed through the post office?

For me it would be an empty peanut butter jar.

My daughter’s dog loved licking the leavings from peanut butter jars, so I mailed one to Mr. Maynard Wayne. She said he loved it. Here’s a picture of him. 🙂

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What might be the silliest thing you ever asked Google search?

Mine is probably this: “Can a chigger bug live in your leg for years, and then come back to life?”

I’m pretty sure the answer is no.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

July Squares # 11 – Blue – Puppy in Blue Jeans

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July Squares # 11 – Blue – Puppy in Blue Jeans

Blue frieze but we are not freezing!

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This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

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

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This is a painting I did a long time ago on a small canvas. I did look at a picture to sketch in the outlines, then filled in the details with acrylic paint.

It is a little brown and white puppy, maybe a terrier, who is sitting in the back pocket of a pair of blue jeans.

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“Venus in Blue Jeans”, by Mark Wynter, was released in 1962. It was also released from the singer, Jimmy Clanton, in the same year. It was written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Boom! – Three Things Challenge # 20/21

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Boom! – Three Things Challenge # 20/21

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/three-things-challenge-pl20/

Today’s prompt: shortbread, cannon, guru

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/three-things-challenge-pl21/

Today’s prompt: oracle, brunch, volume

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My little dog, Guru, is so cute. She’s a fluffy little ball of energy, and always has been

She’s a trained circus performer, as am I, and we’ve been together for five years now.

Wait…let me start at the beginning. My family has traveled around the world with Circus Time. Maybe you’ve heard of us, or seen one of our shows under the big top.

Guru’s mom belonged to the fortune teller with the show. He called himself, “Oracle – The One Who Knows All”. When his dog had puppies, I claimed the runt of the litter for my own. No one thought she’d be able to learn tricks or routines, but she did, with my help. She started out just prancing around with the other show dogs, but soon I had her try out for the cannon shot trick. This is where she’d be shot out of a cannon into my waiting arms. The loud volume of the cannon boom didn’t bother her at all…she loved every minute of it.

After our performances, we’d relax in our trailer, eating a small brunch. Guru would have her dog food, and I’d enjoy tea and shortbread cookies. After a short nap, we’d be ready for the evening show. I’d do my trapeze act, then get Guru ready for the cannon. Like I said, she loved it, and knew when it was time. She’d jump into my arms, and off we’d go. Another town, another show.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Kammie’s Odd-Ball Photo Challenge

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Kammie’s Odd-Ball Photo Challenge

https://nuthousecentral.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/kammies-oddball-challenge-11-1-2018-late/

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Bird convention at dawn

Turtles in a restaurant

And then a couple of days ago, I looked out the front door and saw this lady and her little girl trying to lure a dog, by throwing him some treats. Never seen that before. Come to find out later, that this dog sort of lives in the little park by our lake, and someone even put a dog house out there for him. … update..today the dog house wasn’t there, and I didn’t see any dogs, either. Maybe someone took him in to live with them. Hope so!

The lady never did get the dog to come any closer, even after trying for at least half an hour.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS