Making art

While I haven’t felt much like writing (my brain has felt very overwhelmed lately perhaps because of summer heat and sun), I wanted to share how I have been creative in ways other than writing.

After purchasing some frames that I originally wanted to develop photos for, necessity and impatience created creativity. Since my parents and I (and Selby) are at our lake cabin far away from stores and various conveniences (photo developing) and I wanted to hang up these new photo frames (that I brought from home), I ended up painting pictures to go in the frames. They were just going to be placeholders until photos were developed but now I like them!!

These are just simple gradients of watercolor paint.
This was inspired by something I saw online and I did my own version. Also watercolor.
The inspiration and my version of that watercolor picture.
Another simple gradient watercolor to fill a new frame.

I don’t know if I will keep all these gradient watercolors I am filling the frames with. For now I really like them and I am proving to myself that I am becoming more confident with my artistic abilities and that certainly isn’t a bad thing (and hopefully spills over into my creative writing).

Daily Doodle Featured Projects

Selby and I as artists wearing berets to show our artistic endeavors.
I am trying to treat train Selby to actually return the ball when we play fetch. I wrote “Stop trying to make fetch happen, Mommy” as a reference to the movie “Mean Girls.” There was a character who was trying to make the word “fetch” into a cool slang word and another character says in frustration “Stop trying to make fetch happen!”

A Selby Sweetie Conclusion

Hammock time!

6 thoughts on “Making art

  1. I like your water colors too. And I really appreciate the Mean Girls reference. I occasionally use fetch the way it was used in the movie, and then someone always says “Fetch isn’t going to happen.”

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    1. Thanks! I have made a mental list of movies I need my parents to see so can make pithy references now that I live with them again and “Mean Girls” is on the list! Also “The Princess Bride” : Good luck storming the castle; I do not think that word means what you think it means; My name is Inigo Mantoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!!!

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      1. I’m not a connoisseur of the Princess Bride. I saw it when it came out but I can’t remember any of it. I suppose I should watch it at some point. I’m probably really missing out.

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      2. You should! It’s been a while since I saw it but the quotes all come back to me! What are some movies like that for you?

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      3. When we moved to Gettysburg, we watched the movie Gettysburg. In it, Martin Sheen (as General Lee) hears distant cannon fire and says “Whooose ahh-tilry is that? (Whose artillery). We hear constant demonstrations of cannon fire from our house and we always quote Sheen. My kids as young as 4 and 2 did it.

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