Did you know that the caterpillar lives to eat, while the butterfly lives to mate? #PostcardsForTheLunchBag Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and QoR watercolor on a Hahnemühle Cold Pressed Watercolor Postcard. Brushes: Jack Richeson Richeson Grey Matters Synthetic Watercolor Flat 1/4 #richesonart #QoRWatercolors #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPenUS #…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Butterflies” today, I ended up with three of them because I couldn’t decide which color to choose. There are so many varieties and I find them all so lovely and intriguing. Of course, it’s not
Fantastic butterflies Charlie! I also had difficulty choosing which one to paint. Enjoy your cake and having Monday off. I’m happy to have a more normal day tomorrow after a busy week. I started a painting today and am looking forward to a quiet sunny afternoon tomorrow to finish it.
I made a cake today too. A friend sent me oranges and lemons from her backyard trees. So today I made a lemon olive oil cake. It turned our surprisingly good. With olive oil in it, it could have been a disaster. I have book group this week and I’m in charge of dessert, so this was my practice run.
For our prompt of “Bluebird” today, I decided to sketch one with some magnolia blossoms. I’ve always loved these birds. As a kid, I was thoroughly fascinated by them, because they are the state bird in Missouri,
Oh, I’ll bet that museum is amazing! I just bought hubby a toy – a fascimile fart gun modeled after the one from Despicable Me. It was a hit, of course. I mean farts on demand, how could it not be, right?
When Joe and I were first dating we bonded over toys we loved as kids. Mine was the Liddle Kiddle doll, and his was a fire truck that had a controller wired to it. His cousin told him he could make it go faster so Joe let him cut the wire. Needless to say, it never worked again. And that’s why Joe became an electronic repair guy. He said he always knew that if he knew more, he would have been able to fix that truck.
Ahhh, the bluebird of happiness. So pretty. They always remind me of Snow White. Old toys were the best! I have a soft soft for older dolls. Dolls today aren’t cute, a lot of them are skanky looking. 8P
I’d love to visit that toy museum! I have a few pieces of doll furniture from the 1950s. The wood is beautiful and the craftsmanship superb. It was made in the Midwest and of a quality that made me keep it all these years. Now toys are all plastic, and filling up our landfills when they get worn out and thrown away.
It was such a cool museum! 😃💕 And yeah… things from back then feel like something worth keeping. Today’s toys are just too cheap. On display was a 75 year old teddy bear that one woman kept her entire life!
Well, who couldn’t be cheered up by such a beauty, and those colours! The museum sounds like so much fun! I hope they have an Oozinator in their collection – a toy as memorable as that really needs to be preserved.
The Bluebird Illusion- Did you know there is no such thing as a blue bird? They are actually gray, but the light makes magic with the protein molecules in the feathers and voilà! We see blue! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & QoR Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard #PostcardsForTheLunchBag #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPenUS #D…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Bananas” today, we have just that! I didn’t have time to add a monkey, and actually monkeys in the wild don’t eat bananas. This is something that was only introduced by humans. I remember an
Great color on those bananas Charlie. For my taste there is a small window of opportunity between being too hard and green to when they are only good for smoothies or banana bread. Enjoy your long weekend!
Your bananas look good enough to eat lol. Ya i do love bananas I have banana coconut smoothies every morning. Funny I do not eat them alone often but I do sometimes. getting them extra ripe for banana bread is something i love a lot. And I do make this fluffy peanut butter mixture with some whipped cream and a bit of yogurt; its like a cloud of peanut-butteryness. And add lots of fruits including bananas. Its pretty healthy but feels decadent lol. A most wonderful weekend!!! 🙂
I’m right about with you on both bananas and apples – although apples tend to give me a stomachache. I just realized that the song going through my head because of this prompt isn’t ‘Yes, I have no bananas’ but rather Guy Marks’ ‘Loving You Has Made Me Bananas’, a much more bizarre song where ‘your red scarf matches your eyes’ and ‘Father had the shipfitter blues’, which lyric we had sooooo much fun with as kids!
Those nanners look so real!!! As far as eating bananas, well I fall in the middle or should I say I fall out of the middle. I can get through half and then the rest gets gaggy to me. I love banana flavored anything however. Ohhh, banana popsicles were the best as a kid! And I prefer my apples sliced also.
When I was young, I only liked greenish bananas. No brown spots. Now I prefer them medium ripe. But I’m not a huge banana fan. I guess I’m like you. One thing I hate is banana flavored things. Like popsicles. I’m the other hand, my grandma’s banana bread was the best in the world! It took two or three very ripe bananas and walnuts. Yum!!
Thanks so much, Margaret! 😃💕 Yeah, fish is a weird one in that it’s considered a meat by some and not by others. Philippe and I rarely eat any meat, but could never give up fish. 😊 And banana cream pie? Yes, please!! So good!!
For our prompt of “Chameleon” today, I have to admit that the first thing that popped into my head was the 80’s Culture Club song “Karma Chameleon.” It’s one of those songs that’s incessantly catchy and nearly
I took me a bit longer to get over my shyness. I refused to go to my graduation ceremony because I couldn’t stand the idea of getting up in front of people. Same thing when it came to getting married – it was a very small wedding and only that large to keep my mother happy. By I finally decided enough was enough and I’ve stood up and given speeches to whole rooms of people and was President of local business group for a while. The shyness is still there, but sometimes you just have to tell it to shut up and go away, lol.
Aweeeeeeee so super sweet!!!! I love the smile!!! i was very shy growing up but not so much now. That does not mean i am the life of the part gal lol. I tend to be good one on one or with a small amount of people. i like cozy little connections over massive groups lol. 🙂
I love your happy chameleon Charlie and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head.🙃 It’s funny to look back and see the paths hat we ended up taking throughout our lives. It’s also good when we make peace with it all and settle in to a good place.
We’re just the opposite in our college majors. I started out as an art major and ended up an English major. My only regret about that is I would love to be better at some things that further art education could have helped a lot.
Oh wow! Yeah, I just couldn’t decide and in the end… art is just all about practice and once I left school I went on to do other creative things and stopped sketching. I wrote a little, but it’s nice to practice both every day now! 😉
Thanks…..how long will I be singing that song. Not a fan of reptiles,(that’s why I did Pascal from Tangle ;p ) but yours has a bit of cuteness to him. I was watching Oregon Art Beat. There was a woman wood carver on. She said, “An artist is a child that survived.” I was so taken by this quote. It describes so many of us in the art world. Why hadn’t I heard or remembered this quote? Apparently the creator of this quote is Dr. Fleron and not Ursula Le Guin…..that’s an interesting little story in itself. Happy Friday!
Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 And so sorry! lol Actually, chameleons were still made to blend in well though! And it’s just way more fun to think of them like we’ve all heard! But if you truly want something that can change to match the environment… an octopus has that sort of magic! 😉
Haha, that’s awesome. Who couldn’t smile at such a chirpy creature? He’s so happy! And Karma Chameleon is a definite earworm! I haven’t heard it for a while now but, back when I was delving into 80s music, I became totally hooked on that song.
I laughed when you wrote about settling into high school as a senior, partly because I know the feeling, but also because I remember my Graphics tutor telling my parents he felt I’d truly settled in now… about a month before college was over!
haha!! I knew we had much in common! 😃💕 Love that story. Yep… that’s truly a late bloomer indeed. It just takes some of us more time to settle in. As for Karma Chameleon, that song is now back in my head and probably won’t leave for a few days! lol
Chameleons are interesting critturs. Just a few of fun facts about them: They don’t change color according to their environment. In fact, different species change color for different reasons. Some for anger or fear, while others respond to light, temperature or humidity. They change color via nanocrystals – two layers of specialized cells…[Read more]
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