Z is for… Z babes
April 30, 2014

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Z is Z babes
as in my grandchildren
Zarah, Zavier, and Zeth.

Each is my favorite in their own way.
Zarah is beautiful and a lot like her mother, vibrant and bold.
She will take the world by storm.

Grandma calls Zavier “Zavie Baby” and the daycare calls him “Baby Bird”.
He is the quiet one, reminds me of my daddy.
I think he will be the one who will like to make things.

Baby Zeth is a happy, bubbly child. He dances with both hands going.
I think he needs drum sticks or wooden spoons on old pans.
He just turned one.

And this is Z… so the challenge is done.

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Y is… YOURS
April 29, 2014

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 “I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are… you makes it hard.”

~ S. Stills

Not sure if the art is done yet.  Sigh.   The song in my head is Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

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X is for… X
April 28, 2014

Natural bird feeder, otherwise known as a mulberry tree, in my X-yard.

Natural bird feeder, otherwise known as a mulberry tree, in my X-yard.

X is for X
as in X marks the spot.

Okay, it was either that or Xman, shorthand in my cell’s phonebook for a man I accidentally married twice  (1983-87 plus six weeks in 1990).  I’m sure he would agree, we are much better at being friends than spouses.

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W is for… WIRE
April 26, 2014

Bracelet made while playing with copper wire.

Bracelet made while playing with copper wire.

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W is for WIRE
and copper is fun to bend
Now that I’m down to the wire,
Ready or not, it is time to send.

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Illusion ring looks as if it floats but actually goes around (ignore my old fingers, lol)

Illusion ring looks as if it floats but actually goes around (ignore my old fingers, lol)

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V is for… VIOLETS & VILE Avon Ladies
April 25, 2014

Silent Miss Violet, Sept. 2011 and today, she refuses to be silent.

Silent Miss Violet, Sept. 2011 and today, she refuses to be silent.

V is for VIOLETS and VILE Avon Ladies

Long story short:  I got ripped off by an Avon lady.

Yes, I ordered a $6.00 KISS (described as “juicy blackberry and passionate violet wrapped in sensual magnolia”) and a $20.00 Flor Violeta Eau de Parfum along with an 89 cent hand cream way back in February and all I got for my money was excuses and stories about delays and other lies.  Last I saw that Avon lady, she breezed past me with a new hairdo so fast I wasn’t sure it was her until a moment later when I heard her voice raised to a screaming pitch in an argument with someone around the corner.  Who knows, maybe she ripped them off, too.  I think she should be arrested for Theft by Deception, if there is such a crime.  But odds are, it is a small claims matter and not worth the filing fees to pursue.

I just wanted to smell like violets, or a blended scent with violet,  as I am getting older and my signature scent for the last decade or so does not quite suit me anymore.

So, new art for today?

Nah… I’m going to pull some violet favorites from my media library.  All are drawings that posted here before, but have been fading like old violets.

Originally posted January 23, 2012

Originally posted January 23, 2012

Fallen Star, Nov. 2011 “for I am your star on a cloudless night,  then I’ll fold my dress of shimmering light,  and fly away.”   Quote is the last stanza of the poem Fallen Star.  Copyright © 1977, 1999, 2011 Nancy Barnes

Fallen Star, Nov. 2011
“for I am your star on a cloudless night,
then I’ll fold my dress of shimmering light,
and fly away.”
Quote is the last stanza of the poem Fallen Star. Copyright © 1977, 1999, 2011 Nancy Barnes

 

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Thank you for viewing my art today!

U is for… UNUSUAL
April 24, 2014

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U is for UNUSUAL
as in try something new
It doesn’t have to be unique
if it is something you usually don’t do.

So, what is so unusual about this edge of night scene?

It is a colored pencil drawing and it is not on paper.
It is on a 2.5 x 3.5 inch thin slice of Sassafras
with the colors rubbed into the wood grain
with a little bit of virgin coconut oil.

Is that “allowed”?  I don’t know… are there rules?

I am kind of curious to see what happens.
Will it darken or lighten over time?
Will the oil go bad?
Will it mold?

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T is for… TINY
April 23, 2014

 

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T is for TINY
A trio of tiny art.
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Note: I originally posted this picture on Barnbees, my other WordPress blog, in May 2013. Maybe T should be for TIME as it seems I’ve been shy on time a lot lately.  Thank you for viewing!

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