I wrote a little Limerick for you today…
There once was a red-tailed hawk,
Who liked to wear patterned socks,
He was quite the sight,
Especially in flight…
All birds thought his socks made him rock!!
I’m wearing my patterned socks today, how about you?!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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I’ve been drawing my own patterns lately for collage papers.
I got the idea from Kara Kramer’s online class, hosted by Carla Sonheim. You can check out her class at Improv collage
She got me thinking about words…
So I started cutting out JUST words that “spoke to me” from old magazines and junk mail:
It helped to think about words I like AND different lettering “styles.”
Then I created a page of words that I can copy and use in my own artwork:
What WORDS speak to you to write and doodle on a page?!
I have to say that YOU inspire me every day in your art, poetry, photography, blog posts and encouraging comments. Thank you!
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I don’t know about you…
But my day is not complete without a piece of chocolate!
Right after lunch, I need a little something sweet – like a Hershey’s Kiss with Almonds or a Dove wrapped dark chocolate. It just makes me feel loved! 🙂
Today’s weird bird is about giving yourself a little love – perhaps a piece of chocolate?
What is your favorite chocolate?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Avast ye! (Listen up!)
It is that time of year again to go, Trick er Treatin’ and collect some treasure! (Candy)
Last year, I carved a pumpkin, you can see my post here: Sir Earhand, A Ghost And Frank
This year, I decide to draw one:
I remember many childhood years of “Trick or Treating” in our neighborhood and filling a plastic pumpkin bucket full of Halloween candy. How about you?
When we returned home, my sister and I always had to dump out all our candy on our pink bedspreads and compare our “booty” er, candy!!
I think my older sister was a pirate one year… we usually had create our costumes instead of buying a one. One of my favorite memories was when my sis dressed up as Granny… but that is for another year!
Happy Halloween to the child in all of us! 🙂
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YAY! I did it!! 🙂 I created 50 fish on Instagram before October 31st!! WHOOT!!
Perhaps you remember the art challenge with two creative friends started on September 1st that I told you about here, Catch The Fun
I enjoyed creating a fish almost every day in a different art medium. (Click on “Fish” in the drop down of catagories on the right of your screen to see more). It became a real challenge to come up with a new way to create a fish each day!
Some fish, I wanted to throw back into the creative pool…
And some I envisioned differently…
But I decided as long as I was having fun…
Then I was HAPPY!
My FINished fish with a little Halloween twist!
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FUNny Fish Saturday?! Yep! 🙂
This is what happens when work takes priority! Glad it’s the weekend! How about you?
Hope these funny fish give you a smile today!
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With Thanksgiving just a month away… I was thinking about dinner with roast turkey, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with maple syrup and pecans… Need I continue?!
Today’s Best Dressed Bird is not about food! It is about dressing up in its finest to attract a mate. I’d say she is a “material
girl bird.” Hehe!
Can you guess the 10 materials that went into making my bird?
I will reveal the answers in tomorrow’s post – I hope you join me.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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What did you do this last weekend?
I got caught up on two online class videos on Saturday and started two pear paintings. I used a limited palette in watercolors and found this to be a challenging exercise using only complementary colors…
My first one was using yellow and purple:
And my second color PEAR-ing was orange and blue:
I struggled getting the affect I wanted or maybe I was trying to hard to be PEAR-fect!
Does this ever happen to you?
After MANY layers, I decided to quit and eat my pear for a snack! Lol! 😉
I got caught up on some housework on Sunday and made a delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crock pot. Overall, I’d say I had a pretty great weekend.
How about you?
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I have been singing the song, well, not really THE song (MORE like the first stanza…) I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” by songwriter, Marvin Gaye all day.
I think this whole grape thing started with Jenna’s post on Friday, Pour The Wine. If you have not met this talented artist, cook and my friend at The Painted Apron – I do hope you check out her blog!
Here is my one “Grape” Fish:
Wishing you a HAPPY Sunday!
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