Tag Archives: PAINTING

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

Nonsensical – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ic/ical

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Nonsensical – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – ic/ical

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 18/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-ic or -ical.” Find a word that uses the suffix “-ic” or “-ical.” Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

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Our blog challenge hostess, Linda G. Hill, has given us the letters ‘ic and ical’ as our starting point today, for SOCS. Thanks, Linda!

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Well, let’s see… I looked up some words that ended with these *ic and ical*. I just don’t know how to put them together to make a post that makes sense, so I guess this will be nonsensical.

I participate in the Song Lyric Sunday musical challenge every week, hosted by Helen . We post a song about whatever prompt word she chooses, and find the lyrics to share, too. I never paid a lot of attention to a song’s lyrics until now, just enjoying the music. But, there are some really good song lyrics in the songs.

Another word was ‘relic’. I like antiques and relics from the past. I used to enter some in the local fair, and have won a few ribbons.

Alphabetical is another one I’ve been thinking about for awhile. That’s because the A to Z Blog Challenge will be coming up again in April. I would like to get a head start on that (I never have before, always running late). So, I’ve been trying to to think of a theme, but haven’t come up with anything interesting, yet.

Oh, bionic! I remember that TV show, “The Bionic Woman”, which was airing back in 1976. It starred Lindsay Wagner, and her character’s name was Jaime. Why I remember this show, besides the fact that I liked it, was that I went into labor with my first baby girl, while watching this show. I could have gotten clever and named her Lindsay or Jaime, but I didn’t. haha!

And, the last word I thought of is ‘acrylic’. I need to get out my acrylic paints again, because it’s been awhile since I painted anything.

Hope your Saturday is going great! (we had rain this morning – woo hoo! so nice)

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© 2018 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter L

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter L

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables

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This time for Cee’s twisted alphabet challenge, we are to find things with the letter ‘L’, and it needs to have 2 syllables in the word.

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  • Calendar
  • Skeleton Bear
  • Police

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© 2017 BS

 

 

Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 3

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Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 3

‘Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day’

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I pass the challenge on to DeBorah

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© 2017 BS

Random Post # 14 – Current Crafts

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Random Post # 14 – Current Crafts

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I like doing lots of crafts. Here’s some photos of some that I’ve done.

The drawings are some zentangle inspired art. The bookmarks are some I’ve done to leave at random places I go. These are left for others to find and enjoy.

Then, just because I like drawing, a page in my art notebook about music.

One of my current projects is painting kindness rocks. I paint them, then leave them around town for others to find, and pass along. It’s fun, and sometimes they post a photo of the one they found.

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© 2017 BS

 

 

Back Where I Come From – Day 4

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Back Where I Come From – Day 4

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-4/

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This is day 4 of this question & answer challenge. To join in, just click the above link for details.

Thanks, Suzanne, for hosting this fun challenge. 🙂

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Question # 4

4. What were your hobbies as you were growing up?

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My Answer:

There were so many things I did in the way of hobbies. I’d try all kinds of arts and crafts type things. I never knew what to do with the things I finished, but I had fun making them. Some of them were:

My mosaic picture

  • Making mosaic pictures using little colored rocks. They usually came in a kit. I still have one that I made.
  • Drawing all kinds of things. I drew on any kind of paper I could find, like manilla paper, notebook paper, butcher paper, brown paper bags, and even the back of wall paper samples. I once entered a drawing contest, like you see in a magazine, where you draw the little provided picture, then send it in. They were supposed to tell you if it was any good, I guess. Well, I drew the picture of the face of Abraham Lincoln. It looked pretty good, so I sent it in. Awhile later a representative of the Art Institute School, came to our house to say how good my drawing was. However…he found out I was only like 10 or 12 years old, so I was too young to get a place in their art school. He said I should check them out when I was legal age. I still have the picture I drew, and the letter from them.  … Otherwise, I mostly drew horses and dogs.
  • Painting with watercolors. I had a big easel, and lots of paint, so I’d paint a lot of things.
  • Embroidery. I’d sew little pictures all over my dad’s handkerchiefs, and also on pillowcases. My grandma taught me how to do embroidery, and I did keep on with it for many years. I’d make dish towels with embroidered pictures on them, to give as gifts.
  • Reading all the books I could. Also, writing all kinds of things.

This list is getting too long, but I sure tried my hand at these and many more hobby-like things over the years.

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© 2017 BS