Saturday, August 08, 2015

Watercolor Sundays


You know I'm making a photo book on grandson Nicholas' two weeks with us, right?  I'm starting Day 10 of 15 today, so I really am moving right along...having a blast with it.  Easting, drinking and sleeping it, to be honest!

In the meantime....

It suddenly occurred to me that I want to add my Watercolor Sundays here (for the record) that I've been posting for several weeks now on Facebook.  It started when I fell in love with a watercolor photo manipulation from one of my friends, about which I inquired:  HOW DID YOU DO THAT!  Once she told me (it's the Waterlogue app for the iPad, plus some added manipulation I do in PhotoShop), I've been in heaven ever since.  Watercolor happens to be my favorite of all the art mediums out there.

And with each watercolor (photo manipulation), I add an inspiring quote...since it's for Sunday:

"In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along."--George A. Young


"The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing."--Nita Ambani


"Happiness is an inside job."--William Arthur Ward


"In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength."--Isaiah 30:15
Happy Father's Day!


"My heart is like a singing bird."--Christina Rossetti


"It’s Fourth of July weekend, or, as I call it, Exploding Christmas." – Stephen Colbert


"The Amen of nature is always a flower."--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


 "Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see."--Jimmy Buffett

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See how fun it can be when you play around with your camera.
Who would have known!

12 comments:

  1. It is amazing to see how much different a 'watercolour' becomes after some 'twiddling' I love it. I am glad you thought of it to make a post out of it, 'just for the record'. IHVJ

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    1. I ALWAYS wanted to try and master watercolor painting but had no clue I'd eventually do it the easy way...kinda like cheating, right? But it sure has brought me lots of joy. Thank you for watching and sharing it with me.

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  2. You know I love this...and my absolute favorite is image #3. Oh my...could totally see this blown up really big on a wall! Truly LOVE!

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    1. Thank you, dear Robin. Actually, if all I could do was pick and choose some of my thousands of images and make watercolors of them...and then a book, I could die and go to heaven on the spot. Hmmm. Now that's an idea for a book after the Dutch weathervanes. HA!

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    1. Exactly what I said to Astrid. But it's a fun way to cheat, if you ask me...and very fulfilling. :)

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  4. It is so great to see you follow your heart and soul!! Knowing how much pleasure this gives you makes me happy too. And I agree with Robin, the third is my favorite also.

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    1. Much easier than making quilts, Ruth, but equally as fulfilling for me, I'm sure. I love that we have these avenues for growth and inspiration. Thank you!

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  5. I thank the Google goddess for leading me here. Your artwork is so lovely and serene. Good energy abounds here! May you always walk in beauty, MW

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    1. Sometimes the Universe conspires to join us at seeming randomness to the great Souls of our Journey. I'm thrilled, MW! Thank you.

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  6. These are stunning and I have loved seeing them on FB.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It's one of the most soulful things I'm doing these days. :)

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