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Day 9 – February Blues

The February Blues – I once scoffed at those who told me about the February Blues. I mean, my birthday is in February how could I get the February Blues! I understand a bit more now. The excitement of the winter holiday with all the wonderful food and family time, the thrill of a BRAND NEW YEAR, and then we are faced with February.

Groundhog Day just doesn’t do much for me. I mean, what does a groundhog know about spring? The cold (at least in the northern hemisphere) and dark (even in Florida we have cloudy, dreary days) days of February seem to stretch out forever.

 

I googled February Blues and it does indeed exist. I even found a few songs on You Tube titled February Blues. None I had ever heard but I enjoyed one of them. It was a bit colorful but it made me smile. Plus listening to music, especially the blues always cheers me up!

 

My answer for the February Blues?

Day 9 - February Blues

 

I always come back to my art – I can put those blues on a page – I can create a sunshine – I can always find a way back to myself.

 

Tomorrow is our last prompt for this month! I have enjoyed each and every post you have made. And if you didn’t post? That is okay! I hope you enjoyed the prompts and made some art for yourself! Choose art. That is what this is all about. Choosing yourself each and every day!

 

We will be back in March! March 1 – 10. We will post on Facebook and Instagram. If you are already a member of the private group it will be there first! And if you want to be a member of the group, just shoot me a message on Facebook.  (I’m still trying to figure out the email process on my blog!)

 

Thank you for playing along with Lynne and I! See you in March!

Day 7 Symbols, Signs & Such

I spent some time going thru a few of my art journals to see what symbols and signs appear in my pages. It was interesting to see how many of the symbols have stayed with me as I’ve gone thru this artistic journey. Spirals, circles, and birds. Lots of birds.

 

Lately I’ve gone back to painting, drawing, sketching all types of swirly, spirally things. They are satisfying to paint. Not controlled or neat, just these wild swirls of colors. I often paint over them as the piece progresses. And underneath I know those swirls are there. I’ve been drawn to these types of lines for years. I did this piece a few years ago.

 

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“Possibility”

I’ve spent time researching symbols and signs. I love this research! I love how we as humans use these symbols and have used them for thousands of years!

 

What symbols and signs are you drawn to?
What symbols and signs have meaning to you?

I’d love to hear from you!

 

Hope you enjoy the prompt for today.

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Looking forward to seeing your creations.

 

 

Day 5 – Shadow Play

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I collect shadow pictures – going thru my photos I had photo after photo of them.

I’m drawn to watching the sun rise each morning in my home and as the sun hits the windows I watch the shadows. Something about them . . .

Without light there is no shadow to be seen. I love the duality of that.

 

 

“We need both light and dark. As any good photographer will tell you, it is the contrast of light and shadows which creates beauty and mystery. It is the interplay of light and darkness and the infinite rainbow of colors and gradations that can be created from the two that give life its richness.”

Divine Mystery

 

What are you creating today?

What shadow play can you play today?

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Looking forward to your creations.

 

Day 4 – Home

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Home – Day 4 Prompt

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I loved this prompt! Lynne always comes up with the best ideas! I think that is one reason I am enjoying this so much doing this with her as a partner. She makes me think and come up with new ideas!

 

Home for me as a child was Northern New Mexico. I had a playground of miles and miles of sand, sagebrush and piñon trees. I had freedom to explore and wander for hours. I would get up and rush out the door with a small lunch in hand and wander back for dinner.

 

Hollyhocks would bloom profusely and the hummingbirds would swarm them.

 

What do you think of when you think HOME?

 

Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Day 3 – Put a Bird On It

Birds. Don’t you love birds? They bring me so much joy. I have several bird feeders in my back yard. I’m lucky to live in Florida where we have so many birds come to visit; sparrows, blue jays, doves, cardinals, woodpeckers, just to name a few.

I love to stand at my kitchen window and just watch them. The Baltimore Orioles are currently visiting bringing a vivid splash of orange among the bare branches. And last week there was the most beautiful hawk who sat on the fence for the longest time.

When I thought of this prompt I thought Bob Ross was the one who had said, “Just put a bird on it.” As I went to confirm that I discovered that was untrue. It is from a meme! But I’m okay with that. I love birds. Love to sketch them, photograph them, paint them. Hope you enjoy the prompt!

 

 

#10DCAC Day 3 Put a Bird On It

What are you creating today?

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Lynne and I can’t wait to see what you create!