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#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt With Guest Host Mark Schutter

Hunter's Moon

“Hunter’s Moon” or “Blood Moon”.

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“To Be Free! ”          by: Marilyn Griffin

In Autumn’s night…

It rises full…

Fire color in light…

Reddening pool…

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The Red of the Moon…

The color of Blood…

Hunters gather soon…

Traipsing through mud…

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Their weapons drawn…

Looking here and there…

Used as their pawn…

Of animals rare…

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First the sound…

Then in sight…

Looking around…

Deer in plight…

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Eyes appear wide…

Fur wet with sweat…

Others have died…

As hunters met…

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Run, it snorts…

Run very fast…

Shots abort…

Free at last!

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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!

Something Old Becomes New!

I decorate my home usually from things I can redo…

I like it!

coming from necessity maybe… but, I tend to believe it’s just the artk8413105 in me…

I have slowly decorated my Paris” themedk15281802 bathroom and bedroom…

I am using black, gray and bright pink accents…

I think of things I would like to have and in my hunt… I usually find it!

I have an eye ebo1x014for the unusual and can visualize the finished product…

Sometimes people are quite amazed at my way of doing things… or what comes out of something I picked up at a thrift store Antiqu_Cor  Salesign

I just call it my hobby… my way of having fun… my peace

I had wanted a small sturdy chair black in color… but, could paint it if necessary… with a cushioned bottom

Sometimes my husband watches TV in our bedroom… and to have a place to sit besides the bed would be nice…

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Needed a slight sanding and a coat of black spray paint… that I already had… just to brighten it up…

The seat was padded but had an old (dirty) print that would NOT work…

I spotted material across the way… in the thrift store… about 30 feet away!…

I know what I like… and what will work…

I call it the “Magic” in me!

I had decided I would look in the material section… but, then my mind said…

“You could use anything that is big enough to cover the seat!”…

a blouse, a pillow case… a shirt…k2466734

and I immediately spotted it…

At this time I didn’t know what it was… but, found it to be a pillow sham… like brand new…

Black and white print… PERFECT!

It was mine!

The chair cost me $4.99 and the pillow sham $1.48…

It couldn’t have been better unless it had been 25% off day k1237647… which it wasn’t!

I brought it home… and immediately my husband sees what I see…

WE share like images in our minds!

I washed the chair good… after he removes the seat… just four screws…

I begin to check out the print of the pillow sham and center it on the seat… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcutting here and there k10696784

and without me knowing it… my husband has it sanded u18165107… just needed a little… and had sprayed it with my black paint k15376001

After drying… we attached the material I had cut from the sham… and stapledapl0022 it on…

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and my chair was finished…

and we all loved it!

I couldn’t have been happier if I had went out and bought it at a furniture store for new!…

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We will enjoy it even more probably… by sharing the work we put into it together!

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

They were almost sacred to me…bn261027

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…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love kitties… so this was MINE!… and went with my  feminine theme in my spare bedroom too…

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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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change/Color

We have had quite a “change” in the look of our bedroom… We had completed the half bath attached to our bedroom… so the next step was to coordinate the bedroom… to match…

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This meant taking off all of that “flowered” wallpaper and a change of paint color was long overdue!

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Carpet had to come up… revealing the hardwood floors… old tack strips from the carpet

… Lots of work! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bobby sanded and sanded… and we decided the hardwood floors were worth keeping… no covering them up at this time…

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They turned out quite pretty! and a coat of polyurethane… to protect them…

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Some crown molding around the ceiling…

a pretty gray paint… actually called Hi Ho Silver like in the Lone Ranger

Thought that was funny!

I carried on with the Paris Theme somewhat… using the bright pink , black and gray for color…

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We did purchase a new bed/mattress and dresser

accesories are in the progress…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA lampshades I made…

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Fresh flower planter in front of window… of course bright pink flowers…

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I repainted a small desk that was greens and gold… I loved the way it turned out…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This Chandelier Wall Hanging was found brand new with tags… at my favorite thrift store… Perfect for my Paris Theme!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This cute little hanger with the “Diva” sign caught my eye… Hanger at dollar store… and Diva sign at the thrift… Put them together and ooh la la!… I’ll be speaking French!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I painted this picture of this cute Frenchman riding his bike… Took the idea from the wallpaper I used in the bathroom… Not sure where I will hang him yet…but, still have additional things to look for… curtains?…or drapes?… or a valence?…

Pictures or mirrors for walls?…

Throw pillows?

End tables…(I have an idea there!”…

The fun is in the hunt anyway… so I’m still on the look out for the perfect touches

I feel I do have a start… and the “change” makes me feel so good!

My Crocheted “Find” for the Day!

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Sometimes I just look and look and never find a thing on my jaunts to my thrift stores or peddler’s malls… We have about 5 that we frequent… I might be looking for something in particular or just discover something that catches my eye  … I do try to have a place for the item… a use for the item… and then there’s those moments of nostalgia  that hits… reminding me of someone… an event… or an occasion…

Yesterday was a day for “Dixie Peddlers Mall”… Since it is booth rental place… sometimes the prices are way out of my budget  … My husband says, “You mean you didn’t get it for nothing!”…ha, ha!…

I am definitely the bargain hound… I look and look as I said… and all of a sudden it will be there!…My item…My price!

I’m on the lookout right now for Paris items  … I’m going to do my small bathroom in this theme due to the cutest wallpaper I found… Pink, Black and some Beige is going to be the color theme… I’ve already found a picture  and will be painting one myself to place in it…

No luck yesterday with my watchful eye finding anything for this…

But…

As I was looking through a person’s booth I noticed some pot holders and pads … some were crocheted … which means they were handmade… One caught my eye…my “watchful” eye … and the price was certainly right… 77 cents… but, no look again “watchful” eye… TODAY… everything is 50% OFF… My little find will now be 39 cents… It’s mine!… I almost want to shout!… Colors of the rainbow…light greens… lavender… yellows… pinks… blues… Looking different as you turn it from one side to the other… I imagine a lady with her threads… her needles … sitting and making this item… maybe daydreaming… maybe thinking of her family… probably with a smile on her face…

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Back side of crocheted Hot Pad…

So with a few bars of Dove Soap for 50 cents… That’s a good deal!… and my homemade crocheted hot pad… which by the way… reminded me of my Mom and her crocheting so many things  … I left a happy person … As you see… it’s not the find exactly… it’s the hunt that I love so much!…