Tag Archives: card games

A Cinch

This weird bird was A Cinch to make:


According to Wikipedia, Cinch is an American trick-taking card game primarily played by four players.  Developed in Denver, Colorado in the 1880’s the card game went out of fashion with the rise of Auction Bridge.

The word, cinch has several meanings in the dictionary, such as easy and having a tight grip.

I thought it made the perfect subject for today’s weird bird!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂


Cat and Mouse

I didn’t realize when I created my cat and mouse using text from “Hoyle’s Up-To-Date Card Games – copyright 1940” that there was an actual card game called:   Cat and Mouse!

Apparently, the game is AKA Spite and Malice, a card game for two players in a competitive solitaire.  Both players try to be the first to get rid of a pile of “pay-off cards” by playing them to center stacks which are started with an ace and continue in upward sequence to a king.

Here is my cat:


And mouse:


I used my gelli-printed deli papers for the other papers.

Happy Whimsical Wednesday Friends!  🙂

Crazy 8’s

The word of the day at Dictionary.com is Ogdoad!  Do you know what it means?

The number 8!

I started a new online class with Carla Sonheim today called, “Fingerpainting – Fingerprinting.  I decided to create a color palette for my color journal that I previously showed you here.

And thinking of the Word of the Day, I decide to create 72 fingerprints (since it is divided by 8) for my color exploration:

fingerpainting color palette 1

I wrote down the acrylic paint colors I used on the right side.  I started with the yellow and then continued adding and mixing colors to it so the colors would relate to each other.  It was a fun exercise!

I also decided to create a few birds – with only 8 fingerprints for each bird:

the ogdoad birds

It looks like the reddish-pink (mama) bird is talking to the (blue-green) bird about it’s baby bird.  What do you think she is saying?

Now for the “crazy” part of my title!  I have been feeling a bit crazy tonight because the computer is having issues… so I am posting this late in the evening after a long day.  Always difficult to get back into the swing of things after a 3-day weekend!

Which reminds me of the card game I played as a kid called, “Crazy 8’s!”  Have you ever played it?

Oh, and it just so turns out that today – when I’m writing this is post is –  September 8th!  LOL!

Happy Creating!  🙂