Sunday, January 29, 2023

Monday Murals: the Eyeball Garden

 

It's once again time to join Sami at Sami's Colourful World and her Monday Murals.  Even though it's still Sunday in my world, please be aware that Sami's mural link goes live at 10:01 a.m.  

Behind The Anchor is a new mural.  The previous one I featured is on the side of the building.

The artist is Lindsay Kernodle.  The mural is located in the alley at 1115 East Douglas in Wichita, Kansas (USA).  It was created in October, 2021. 

If you enjoy murals, especially those from around the world, please don't forget to visit Monday Murals at Sami's Colourful World.


 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Rain's TADD, Nicole's FFO, and Annie's Friday Smiles join forces as I am back online

 

Before we begin, I want to take a moment of silence to honor and respect International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It is an opportunity to remind the world of the horrors of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, especially since my own country is now being torn apart due to antisemitism and racism.  PLEASE take this moment to reflect and remember.

Rain's prompt for this week is scarf.  Since both of these have a face, I'm also joining Nicole and her Friday Face Off

For Rain's TADD, all I have to offer are these

mandarin oranges that I have peeled. These are really delicious and I will share how I used them soon.  Right now, all I have are the oranges. 

It's now time to join Friday Smiles, hosted by Annie (at A Stitch in Time). Let's visit Annie and the other wonderful ladies who also share their smiles each Friday.  Since I have very little to smile about this week, I will give you some funnies and this time I hope they are actually funny. These are all about photo bombing.

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And the one I think is the funniest:

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Thanks for visiting.  I will be by to join Rain, Nicole, and Annie, as well as all their participants, after I visit the rest of my T Tuesday group I didn't get a chance to visit this week.



Monday, January 23, 2023

T Stands For Chinese New Year

 

We're meeting at my dining room table today with Chinese New Year in mind.
 

If you haven't seen how I celebrated this year, feel free to visit here.  I have several years that I can add to my swap book.  These, of course, are mine.

A traditional Chinese tea cup 

is paired with a silver teabag holder.

Now for a few photos showing the Chinese New Year swap.


Only images you can see are ones I have made.

I keep the swap journal in this case. 

Now you've seen mine, please share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, handmade cards, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, a favorite mug, cup and saucer, teapot, coffee pot, or even a wine glass. Regardless, please join us by linking below.  Bleubeard and I will gladly visit, as will other T participants.  Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year, as this post proves.  Please remember to visit your fellow T participants.




Even though it's a week early, I'm giving you ample time to dig up your Second on the 2nd post.  It is any post that you choose as long as it has been published in the past.



Sunday, January 22, 2023

Monday Murals: another replay

 

It's once again time to join Sami at Sami's Colourful World and her Monday Murals.  Even though it's still Sunday in my world, please be aware that Sami's mural link goes live at 10:01 a.m. my time today.  That's six minutes from now.  Nothing like cutting it close.
 
  This is called the Prismatic Rabbit and was unveiled in September, 2019.   I showed it on Monday Murals on November 17, 2019.  It was painted by Autumn Noir.

I brought it back to celebrate Chinese New Year, which started today, January 22, 2023.  For those who don't know, this is the year of the Water Rabbit.  The Prismatic Rabbit will have to take the Water Rabbit's place.
 
I almost missed the Avenue Art Days sign.    
 
It is located at Cero's Candies, 1328 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas (USA).

If you enjoy murals, please don't forget to visit Monday Murals at Sami's Colourful World.
 

 

Year of the Water Rabbit

 

 Today, January 22, is Chinese New Year. 

It is part of the Spring Festival.
 
This is the year of the Water Rabbit.
 
Many of you are probably aware legend tells us that the full zodiac starts with the Year of the Rat and ends twelve years later with the Year of the Pig.  However, did you know in addition to the 12 animals which rotate every 12 years, there are five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water), 

which rotate every 60 years.  My apologies for the blurry image, but my camera had a difficult time focusing on the items on the page.  12 animals X 5 elements = 60.  Isn't math fun?

This celebration is based on the 28-day lunar cycle, because the moon’s calendar spans twelve to thirteen months and usually falls twenty to fifty days behind the Gregorian solar calendar we use today. A lunar month begins during the new moon phase, when the moon is aligned with the Earth and Sun, while a full moon occurs in the middle of a lunar month.  This is Year 4720 in Chinese calendar years.
 
Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first seven days are considered a public holiday (January 22 to January 29, 2023).

Because I had such a difficult time with my camera, I decided to scan the image.  In addition to the various words and the rabbit, I have included two joss papers, one of which is a portion of the zodiac, the other the gray, orange, and gold joss paper.  Joss papers are intended to be burned to signify health, good fortune, and wealth.  This page was created in my Stress Free altered book.

Thanks for joining me today as I celebrate Chinese New Year with the beginning of the Spring Festival.


Saturday, January 21, 2023

Bruno and Me

 

I had a different post planned for today, but actually was able to finally create a journal entry for Art Journal JourneyMia, who many know as Craftartista is our host this month.  Her theme is Use a photo.

Bruno is helping me with my paint choices.

I want Bruno's input, so asked "What color do you like best, Bruno?"
This decision may be harder than I expected.

I started this page by spritzing two of my handmade shimmering mists onto 110 lb cardstock.  I combined a strip of wallpaper sample with an image I found in a magazine.  I then computer generated the sentiment and outlined both the sentiment and the focal image using black dye ink.
 
Bleubeard and I are delighted you joined us today and hope to see you at Art Journal Journey with your own take on Use a photo.


Friday, January 20, 2023

Friday Smiles 496: Spring drive by shootings

 

It's Friday which means it's time to join Friday Smiles, hosted by Annie (at A Stitch in Time). Let's visit Annie and the other wonderful ladies who also share their smiles each Friday. 

Since I have been nowhere this week except to Aldi, I am sharing some photos I took last spring.






Yes, Iris, those are electric (top wires) and phone lines (lower, thicker wire).

Thanks for dropping by today.  PLEASE visit Annie and start your weekend with a smile.  Funnies to follow.

Cat memes from Reader's Digest.

Oh hi 

Image of cat with one eye open. Meme text: Meowed until the human woke up. I didn't need anything, I just felt like being annoying.

Too tired

Judger 

Cat Bond

Image of cat in a box. Meme text: If it fits, I sit. 

So. Full. 

I think that's enough.  I'm not finding these as funny as Reader's Digest seems to, so that's it for me this week.