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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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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S is for… SHIFT
April 22, 2014

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S is for SHIFT
As in slight color shifts
from eyes to scanners,
computer screens
or printed out again.
To quote or misquote Moody Blues:
“But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.”

Color shift is a problem when someone asks for art with the intention of having it printed. My scanner is an HP that scanned art fine until I upgraded my computer to an HP with Windows 8. The print drivers for my old (not THAT old, couple years) printer to work with Windows 8 over simplified my options to adjust the settings. Now it sucks rotten grapes when it comes to scanning colored pencil drawings, totally ignores some yellows and blues, and generally skims the surface. My drawings are usually made by layering color upon color creating an optical illusion of blending with wax-free colored pencils. It does not scan as “deep” as I want it to. But which is real, and which is an illusion?

Alas, I cannot give the person who requested art an electronic file although I created one to show the danger of color shifting. Monitors, and most photo software for computers, use RGB colors and commercial printing presses use CYMK. All I can do is suggest taking it somewhere to have it scanned right so it can be used as desired. Sigh.

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Photo is a cell phone snap of original art laid over printed image of the same drawing.

FEBRUARY 2012
February 29, 2012

Here is a gallery showing art posted in the month of February, 2012.

I tried something new – linking each image to the post where the art originally posted, but a test proves my efforts failed. It still flips into that facebook style slide show thing where you can arrow over to center the next image and clicking on those is like clicking for next. Err. It kind of makes me want to go template shopping to see if I can find a different template that makes the galleries behave in the way I want them to. Not today. Maybe next month or next year. 🙂

Oh, I’m posting this on June 7th back-dated to February 29th so it will land exactly where it belongs. Sorry I took so long to get it up here! May will post soon!

Thank you for viewing my art!

JANUARY 2012
January 31, 2012

This gallery contains all ATC size art posted on my blog in the month of January, 2012. If you slide your mouse on top of an image, a little box will display the date on which that piece originally posted. And clicking on any image will flip it into a “slide show” mode, for those who like to arrow through the work.

Thank you for viewing my art!

Note: it feels strange to post a gallery with less art than the number of days… maybe Jai’s right. She suggested reverting back to a daily deadline. ~ N.

OCTOBER 2011
October 31, 2011

Here is the Gallery of all art posted in the month of October, 2011. If you click on one, it will zoom to full size with arrows to view as a slide show. Thank you for viewing my art!

SEPTEMBER 2011
September 30, 2011

Here is a one-post peek of all art posted in the month of September.  If you click on one, you can scroll thru a slide show… Thanks for viewing my art! ~ Nancy

UPDATED October 24, 2011 to add title and brief description to each photo (click on photo to zoom up and see). I also deleted the original posts to reduce the electronic footprint of this blog. That leaves ONE post (just the gallery) in the archives for each month. I think it will make it easier to view old art in years to come. ~ Thanks, N.

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