Tag Archive | Color

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

#Theme of the week, Post a day, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/hue-photo-

I love neutral colors beiges…tans…grays…creams…rustic…black/white photos…

with just a splash of color every now and then that just POPS!

Maybe I’m plain…maybe I’m blah… but, just maybe…

I’m at peace with myself!

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Black/White Photos of Granddaughter and my Dad and Brother…

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Granddaughter in a Champagne Colored Dress… couldn’t be more beautiful in my eyes!

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Tree Bark with just that splash of color!

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My lady statue… all in cream… so pretty… with details… doesn’t need anything else…

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The different hues of Fall Leaves… makes me feel at peace…

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Nature in her natural beauty

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The rustic bell makes me happy!

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The wild toadstools (mushrooms) are so naturally pretty…

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The rustic browns in the bricks laid in a semi circle step …

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The worn brown color of my glider… just draws me to it…

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The natural browns in my centerpiece… with a splash of greenish yellow… I just like!

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An Iris of light golds… cream… browns… What could be prettier…

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An older brown / white photo of my Dad when he was a young baseball player…

Just love it!

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The gray / brown feather of a bird… left when eating from the birdfeeder…

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My pale green / brown worn painted swing… gives me rest …

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The sun faded fence with the neighbor’s dog peeking through…

makes me smile…

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The tans… grays… creams in my bathroom wallpaper with just a “pop” of color…

I won’t tire of it soon…

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Unintended Uses…

I saw this unique 16 inch wire basket… at my favorite thrift store of course!

Cream colored… It was OK

But, I visualized it hanging on my wall in my Paris Bedroom k8281040which is black, gray and bright pink

I fell in love with the circular wires that formed the pattern…

But, what a waste to fill this beautiful design with fruit… or something else…

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I bought a can of black spray paint…

Painted it on the front and backdrying each side until dry…

I got out my paints… knowing I had my bright pink paint… and my bottle of black and white would certainly make gray

I randomly painted some of the solid circular shapes the bright pink… and gray… leaving some of the black… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I then decided a little flair was needed… but, not too much… It is representing “Paris!”…

So… a yard of black ribbon from my ribbon bag … bought  two yards of pink satin ribbon… and tied in a bow near bottom of basket ( now my beautiful wall hanging )…

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I love the way it sticks out from the wall giving it some dimension!

I like using things in other ways than they were intended!

Sunday Gratefuls- June 30, 2013

Blue is my favorite color… Has been since I was a little girl…

Not that I don’t like other colors…

but, blue makes me calm…

makes me content…

makes me comfortable…

makes me happy…

and looking upward at blue skies makes me smile…

These are the Blue Skies of Kentucky taken Saturday…

I couldn’t keep from looking up at them…

and as you probably know… known for and called the “bluegrass” State…

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I found the answer to the question…

WHY??? is the sky blue?

The sun’s rays hit the Earth’s atmosphere, where the
light is scattered by nitrogen and oxygen molecules in the air. The blue
wavelength of this light is affected more than the red and green wavelengths,
causing the surrounding air to appear blue.

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My Sunday Grateful has to be for the Blue Skies

http://youtu.be/PUz6f7xiVmM

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Daily Prompt: The Artist’s Eye

Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ART.

Art has been a part of my life forever

My coloring books k12009578x19421219 when I was young were my best friends… and don’t touch my crayons

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It seemed when someone used them… they always ended up broken

I really hated to have anyone else color in my books… but, I did… to be nice…

I remember coloring the girls in my books with blue hairmy favorite color

I just said recently, “I must have foreseen the future of dyeing hair!”…

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I later started drawing… then paintingk0338309 crafting and decorating

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I still get excited with color… textures… unique art workk7295399

Something that speaks to me…

New paint… brushes… materials… draw me to them all of the time…

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That section of the store is so me!…

I thought I would share some of the art in my house… not, expensive art… just things that make me happy

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This rustic blue chair… loved its color and story of being there now… just to hold flowers… not sturdy enough to hold a person any longer…

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My blue again… Blackberry Pickers… Family… Children… out on a summer’s day…

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Kind of a retro look… of kitchen items… and my color blue

says to me… come and sit a spell…

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I painted this one… Have just now started hanging some of my paintings…

The pear and colors match my Wallpaper Border in my kitchen…

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These are a few of the Cardinal Birds I framed… for my computer room… Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky’s State Bird… Just funky and cheerful… for a place I use a lot!

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Loved the bright pink and black accents for my Paris Themed Bathroom…

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Metal Wall Hanging… Paris theme… Just too cute!

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I painted this little Parisian Artist… design taken from wallpaper…

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I liked the simple lines of this Painting I did…

I even hung it… in my hallway…

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The colors grabbed me for my spare bedroomLavender and green

Peaceful… relaxing… but, cheerful too…

The metal sculpted Iris was so unique and seemed to go with this picture…

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Another painting I did… trying to tie in all of the bright colors I had chosen for my bigger bathroom…

pink/peach/salmon/orange/yellow/red/teal blue…

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Flower plate that I just had to have… matches my ideas for my brightly flowered bathroom…

As you can see… I surround myself with color/art…

Picture it & Write/ Ermiliablog

http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/

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Vision of Color         by: Marilyn Griffin

My vision is full of color

I see blue skies…

I see green fields…

I see brown earth

I see white clouds…

My vision is full of color…

Red birds in blue skies…

Yellow butterflies in green fields…

Purple bugs in brown earth…

Silver droplets in white clouds…

My vision is full of color… 

I see black feathers on red birds…

Orange veins on yellow butterflies…

Green spots on purple bugs…

Rainbows in silver droplets…

My vision is full of color!

Painting for Fun!

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Painting classes have become very popular in Louisville in the last year…

Some classes are held in restaurants… some at their own business sites

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I’ve been to three…. so far…

I love to paint!… but, having never had professional training…  I dare not say that I’m a true painter

I have painted murals on walls at several schools… wall murals in people’s homes… and just for my own pleasure… to sell at craft bazaars

I guess you can say I’m self-taught… and have God-given talent

Some find my work quite good

This painting class was not far from where I live…

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They do framingk2983089 … display and sell art of different artists… and have painting classes for all ages… Parties may be on their agenda as well as the pre-set classes for any age…

They were painting an interpretation of the Louisville skyline for a booth they were setting up for a fair… “Louisville Independent Business Alliance” …when we were there…

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Painting at the fair with our Louisville Mayor… that weekend…

There are many designs to choose from on their monthly calendar

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My daughter-in-law chose the artwork we were to paint… I wanted to treat her… since she was excited about the fact that she would be painting something she could actually hang in her new home

It was called “Magical Tree”… I called it “whimsical”… and it was fun to do…

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You could follow along and do just as taught… or change it up a bit to make it your own

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This photo was posted on their Facebook Page… how neat!

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The swirly lines for tree branches were so fun to make…

and leaves were just depicted by dots…

Melanie has already hung hers and mine is still sitting there… waiting for me to decide on an appropriate place… or I might even give as a gift k7390209

I am going to another class next Wednesday… with a friend from the YMCA… She chose the subject also… as this was new to her…

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Looks like fun to me!

Some day I will pick a subject… but, for now… I’m enjoying seeing my friends paint who never thought they could…

I knew they would love it!…

Daily Prompt: Show and Tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young
schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your
presentation.

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How are you doing today?…

I hope fine… because we are going to have fun in the next 5 minutes…

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Now choose your favorite color plus five more out of the crayons in front of you… k10223423

You need to hurry… because we just have 4 more minutes… k0542185

Draw your favorite shape as big as you want…

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I’m putting them up here on the board where you can see them… I know you are just learning… and some of these are new to you…

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The shape you draw may be a circle… square… rectangle

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Now add another shape anywhere you want… But, it has to be different…

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Are you using all of the colors you chose?…

Add another shape… Why not connect this one to one of the shapes you have already drawn…

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… add another one…

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Color in a few of the shapes quickly…

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The last 3 shapes you haven’t added are next…

Did you make something you know?…

or did you just make a design?… k11950201

Finish adding whatever you want in the last minute… k0542164

with any of the colors you chose…

Ok… STOP!… Time is up!…

Do you like what you made?…

Did you use your favorite color a lot?… k0102760

Did you follow the directions?…

Our lesson is complete!… k7882734 We have learned about shapes and colors… and you have something very  pretty made just by you…

This is the one I made…

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but,

No one will ever have one just like yours… Isn’t that amazing!…

You all were tremendous!…

You should be proud!… k10169074