Tag Archives: PAINTING

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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From our house to yours – Merry Christmas!

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  • Painting of Santa & Mrs. Claus (my mom painted this years ago)
  • Decorated camels of felt & sequins
  • Our little tree
  • Calendar cat with Santa hat
  • Calendar cats with Santa hats
  • Large nutcracker on a building
  • Vintage Christmas card & greeting

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Finally Finished This Thing

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Finally Finished This Thing

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Well, I finally finished painting this. It’s called a wooden spinner. I figured I should get it done, seeing how my daughter gave it to me for Christmas last year. It was fun to do, and took longer than I thought it would.

I first had to take it all apart to paint the individual wooden sticks, then let them dry. I thought I kept them in order, but must not have. It took awhile to get them arranged back like they needed to go. I think it turned out okay. 🙂

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Photos show:

  • box the Wooden Spinner came in
  • Flat spinner after painting red, white, and blue (with yellow end parts)
  • Another view
  • Finished spinner arranged in a spiral, and hung by the window

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© 2019 BS

Color Your World – Blue Violet

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Color Your World – Blue Violet

Color your World: Blue Violet

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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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Here is what I have for the Crayola Crayon Blue Violet:

  • Blue Violet Crayon
  • Blue Violet facts – it is in the blue family of colors, and was introduced in 1934
  • My painting of a wolf (gray & yellow – with blue violet back ground)
  • My word art (square outlined in blue violet and the words in the middle)
  • Some Blue Violet Flowers
  • Funny Ghost Feet (a fun flashlight that shines images like these ghosts onto bare feet)

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© 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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© 2019 BS

July Squares # 4 – Blue – Police Dog

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July Squares # 4 – Blue – Police Dog

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July Blues

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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. I did look at picture I saw in a magazine when I sketched the outline of the things in the painting, Then I filled in with acrylic paint. It is on a round wood framed canvas.

It shows a German Shepherd puppy, brown & white. He is holding handcuffs in his mouth. Looks like he is in a child’s playroom, as there is a bed, partially shown, a toy black police car (the word police in red), a red toy box, and some wooden blocks.

The background wall is light blue, and the shag rug is a darker blue.

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“Folsom Prison Blues”, by Johnny Cash, was released in 1955. It was written by Johnny Cash, and is on the Sun label.

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© 2019 BS

Sabi Saturday #14 – My Old Desk

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Sabi Saturday #14 – My Old Desk

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Sabi Saturday, Week 14

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To find out more details, and join in, just click the above link.

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Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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Here’s a couple of photos of my old desk.

My parents bought me this desk when I was in elementary school. I used it for all kinds of projects, plus doing my homework on, all the way through high school

It’s brown wood, with a flat top. The front part is slanted and has a little knob. When you pull it down, it forms a flat desk space. Behind this are three middle shelves, and on either side of these are larger open spaces.

Then there is a fairly large open space to put things, and below that is another shelf, that has sliding doors in front.

After I married and moved away, my mom kept this desk and used it as a painting supplies cabinet/desk. She did lots of oil paintings, and this desk helped her organize things.

Many years later, I got the desk back, and it is now in our spare bedroom. I use it all the time, as a craft desk/table. I have all kinds of art supplies in the shelves. It’s kind of messy, but I can find what I need to work on. The flat top makes a good staging area for a lot of my photos now, too.

I’m so glad I still have my old desk. I’ve had it since the 1950s.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 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 – 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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Just Jot It January – Enigmatic – Day 4

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Just Jot It January – Enigmatic – Day 4

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 4th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 4th is brought to you by Virgobeauty! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Virgobeauty’s word for our prompt today is “enigmatic.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Enigmatic = resembling an enigma, or a puzzling occurrence, situation, statement, person, etc.; perplexing; mysterious:

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2015, and also an original painting of Ghost.

I believe there are many enigmas that people find mysterious. Whether you believe in the possibility of there being ghosts or not, you can be sure that…

Things aren’t always what they seem…

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I AM THE GHOST BESIDE YOU

Why can’t you see me?

I never planned on being a Ghost…a Ghost of myself.

Flitting around you, I beg for attention…validation…

I am me…a Soul in transition…pain…

Why won’t you see me? I am here beside you.

You look right through me…like I’m not real.

It’s so hard…so hard…I want to be heard.

I need to know you still think of me…still love me.

I am transformed…not gone, not forgotten, not dismissed or diminished as

A strange sound, a confusing coincident of you know-not-what.

I don’t mean to scare you. Please feel no fear. I need your warmth…your love.

I ache to be near you.

Am I the cold chill you feel when I reach out to touch you?

Yes, it’s me.

Am I the wisp of mist you think you see, from the corner of your eye?

Yes, it’s me

Am I the moaning sound you think is the wind through the cracks?

Yes, it’s me.

I’m screaming out to you. I have been here all along.

I have not forgotten you. I give you signs…

Give me a sign that you still care…that you recognize that sudden small flash of memory.

Yes, it’s me, recognizing you in that moment.

I had to leave this life, this mortal realm.

It wasn’t my choice, you see. Please believe me…believe in me,

As I am still here with you…as I am.

I live in your heart, in your thoughts…I am still me, loving you, with all my Soul.

Am I the silence, when you sense that you’re being watched…yes, it’s me…I am near.

Yes, it’s me…still loving you with all my Soul…I am me…

I am the Ghost beside you…

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© 2019 BS

Feline Friday

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Feline Friday

https://comedy-plus.com/2018/08/24/feline-friday-57/

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The first photo is of some rocks I painted last year for Halloween.

The second photo is of Cricket looking at some painted rocks I did, to look like a pot full of cacti. In the background is another painting of mine of a dog and a cat.

The next photo is of Cricket looking at a spider rock I painted.

It seems Cricket likes to watch me when I paint. She’s always interested, and also likes to play with the clean paint brushes.

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© 2018 BS