A piece I did for the HAND DRAWN HAND PAINTED ATC swap in the Art Across The Miles Facebook group. My partner likes Tarot and I have been wanting to create a Tarot piece. This creepy little card is one of my fave pieces I’ve done with that art group. Qor water color, homemade watercolor, on 140 Canson Montval Paper. View
For our prompt of “Grin” today, I ended up with a little grinning cat pouncing on a grinning Halloween pumpkin. I had asked Philippe to carve a pumpkin for me, but he hasn’t done it yet. So, I used a pumpkin he
Love this, Charlie! Love to see people smiling…it’s amazing how many people walk around without a smile on their face. I have this game that I play…see how many people I can get to smile at me when I’m out and about….especially at the grocery store because that seems to be about the only place I go at the moment. Some people smile back and some people look at me like I must have just left my strait jacket somewhere. Regardless, wearing a smile makes me feel good.
I remember reading a Victorian romance when I was young where a young man was told that people of good breeding did not grin. I don’t think that’s exactly true, but I’m always a little susicious of someone who doesn’t grin.
I am known for being smiley. When I was working, people would comment if they came to the reference desk and I wasn’t smiling at them. It was funny to me when it became a deal in the Me Too movement that women were insulted when men commented on them not smiling. I was just so used to it, it didn’t seem weird to me. I think my age was showing.
We all have a story. Mine is very California-ish. It has to do with fate, destiny and light. My name is Nancy Mills and I started painting at 70. As a women’s empowerment leader and as an inspirational writer, I h
Wonderful journey, Nancy! We septuagenarian sisters are an amazing force! I’m 72 and a late-blooming artist, as well. At each phase of life, we are meant to be where we are. And happy that we were young in the 60s! Onward and upward!
For our prompt of “Pumpkin” today, I would normally sketch the pumpkin that Philippe carves each year, but he hasn’t been inspired yet to do so. So, I had to pull from imagination and ended up sketching a little
Awesome Charlie. I taped my accidental jack o lantern to my door today — it was meant to be a lesson in using chosen colours for each season even if those colours don’t match that season (Jean Haines, Atmospheric Watercolours). I would have poste dit here but there is no place to do it.
Thanks so much! 😃💕 Aww that sounds like a lovely jack-o-lantern indeed! You can always post any watercolor or drawing project in the community feed (just log in or create an account if you haven’t yet) – https://doodlewash.com/activity/
It would be kind of interesting to have a home where you had to eat up the insides in order to live there. Or maybe you’d bake them into a pudding and set them up for the kids to swim around in. I can just hear Mom, yelling at them to “get that pudding off your shoes before you come into the house!” Did you know that pumpkins were once called pumpions? Now how to work that little bit of trivia into a conversation. Oh wait! I just did!
So cute! I love all the little details you’ve put in this from the little windows and their flower boxes to the little ladder. Unfortunately these little mice won’t have this quaint little home for too long…..they will literally eat themselves out of house and home! Bahawahawa! ;P
Adorable! Great mice! This slowing down has had its upside for a lot of folks I think. It’s been a true misery for those who lost jobs and don’t have the resources to ride it out, and I feel very bad for them, but for others, it seems like they needed this reset.
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww what a sweet comment from your sister. That’s so nice! Yeah… people would have fun homes indeed, but not sure if they’d stand for very long. I tend to prefer aesthetic over any actual architecture! hehe Oh a real model would be so cool, but I barely have time to make my little sketch each day. I’ve wanted to try a bit of crafting, but it will probably be something I save for retirement.
For our prompt of “Decorate” today, I did a quick little doodle of two squirrels decorating their house for the autumn season. I saw a couple of squirrels on my walk early this morning who were grabbing all they
Yikes be careful with that gas fireplace. I decorate only for Christmas with the tree up end of November and down on Christmas Eve or Day believe it or not. I take it down on the morning I get up and go into the living room and that tree looks out of place. Works every time. Yes in two weeks I get to ride my broom again….
hehe! Oh, no worries on the fireplace, it just needed a good cleaning! Turns out it doesn’t clean itself. We always leave the tree up until after New Year’s Day. Seems too early otherwise, as we’re still playing with our presents! lol 😉
The big problem with decorating is putting things away afterwards. I’m terrible at figuring out how to fit things into a box, and avoid it like the plague. I soon discovered the best way to avoid it at holidays was to never take things out of the box at all. It’s worked very well for me, lol.f
Lol… that’s a plan indeed! 😉 Yeah we’ve got quite a system in place now and everything goes quickly. But that’s only for Christmas. Any rouge decoration for any other season is probably still sitting out somewhere! hehe
Oh my gosh I love them and their darling home. So festive! I decorate for just about every main holiday and then a few extras thrown in St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Fall. I recently found an old nut can with great graphics. I filled it up with fake acorns and my little Steiff squirrel and some Fall flowers. It was the cutest little thing. I will bring it back out for November.
You’ll be pleased to know that you’re in good company. I no longer decorate for anything. Even Xmas gets short shrift. Though I do have a manger scene made of bears. I tried to find it last year and couldn’t remember what safe place I hid it away. I also have a stuffed Max dog from the Grinch! In reality, when you consider yourself 99.9% non-religious, in seems disingenuous to holiday up for a Christian celebration. Hence, my love for Thanksgiving.
Great sketch Charlie! We don’t do Halloween, but put a few things up for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since my husband and I have worked in healthcare, just having the day off together is a wonderful celebration. We’re so looking forward to having all our children home who are now scattered from east to west. There are so many blessings to be thankful for.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I’d love a Christmas house! lol As for squirrels, one of my best friends was mad at squirrels in her yard and then when she was sitting outside and one came up to her and was completely tame. She fed it a few things and it sat right by her foot. It was so cute! 😉
For our prompt of “Cold” today, the weather outside seemed to know as well since it suddenly got much colder where I live than it was yesterday. So, I’ve spent much of the day hiding indoors, snuggled under a
Oh wow! Yeah, it’s way too early for snow, but we could have gotten some here as it’s been so cold! It’s going to be unseasonably warm on Thursday though… hehe… so who knows. Hope your dinner was delicious as it smelled! 😃💕
You should totally market the treat ball idea for humans. Claim it’s a highly researched diet idea with the added benefit of improving cognitive ability and it will sell like hotcakes. You could market new designs every six months or so. I’d probably even buy one.
Hi Charlie, Yes it is not so nice here either, at plus 5 Celsius in Canada’s hot spot. We had mixed precip this morning — wet stringy snow yuck yuck yuck. I had my heat on for a few days and this day I just left it up although it isn’t running as it is warm in here. I had my red blankie on too for a bit. Soup sounds beautiful — I have it year round. Ask Phillippe if he ever tries roasted sweet potato in his turkey or chicken soup. It is beautiful.
Ahhh, he is great! His little red coat is darling. I was looking forward to a cozy day yesterday. We were suppose to get some rain, but it failed to show up. Instead it was 67 and sunny. My brain can’t wrap around this weather we are having in the middle of October. They say the cold is coming in later this week. Yeah, we will see. 😉
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