Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Thansgiving..and a Peek at WOW

Happy Thanksgiving (a little late). I hope everyone had a delightful visit with loved ones...and enough good food to make Alka Seltzer's stock double.

I have several painting projects I'm w
orking on, but they'll wait to the next blog. This blog's just for smiles. So here's a few Thanksgiving shots:

As if I had no sense at all....I recently started a new blog called Windows Of Wonders. It's all for fun and amazement. You will find an eclectic assortment of blogs from the hilarious to the inspiring to the amazing. For instance, many of us will begin our holiday shopping..some of it at Wal-Mart. I just posted a selection of Wal-Mart shoppers caught on BE WARNED!!!

Here's one...there's more on WOW. (Click HERE)

I also posted a blog on true meanings of words. It is very moving, and worth checking out. Pictures can convey the meaning of a word sometimes, better than words can.COMPASSION

...more on WOW (click HERE)

Cya in a few days...take care.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow, DSFDF and FAT

The topic for this month's challenge from Michelle Burnett's Following the Masters was to paint in the style of Van Gogh. So I redid one of his self-portraits and named it "Ear Today...Gone Tomorrow. This is it below.

Karin Jurick's challenge for Different Strokes From Different Folks was an overhead shot of three people scurrying through an airport. I always like to put a little humorous twist in my submissions, but this one was a booger to come up with anything. It had me beating my head against the wall. Wall? Hmmmm, Wall....that's it!!..WALDO.!!!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I have a tendency to overeat. I'm already quite a few pounds this Thanksgiving I posted these 2 photos on my refrigerator door....
The hefty gentleman at the top is shopping at Wal-Mart. The photo is from a new blog feature I've started....Windows of Wonders WOW. I'll be plugging this more in future blogs, but WOW is strictly for fun and amazement. I have a collection of 1000's of humorous, fascinating and unbelievable stuff. There's a bunch of folks who send me off-the-wall stuff and I love to pass it along. Ed Burton is one who sends me absolutely hilarious stuff. I'll be adding more and more to WOW, so you're sure to find something to suit ya. Check it out by clicking HERE

And....less than 2 weeks remain for the "
Giving Thanks" challenge for Windows to the Words.

Hm-m-m-m,,,,I had this one sent in to me, and I felt, at first, that it was just too tasteless to publish. But, what the heck, I never was known for my good taste. However, I never will eat pumpkin pie in the right frame of mind again.

Cya down the road.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veteran's Day from EPTAS, and FLOWERS

Veteran's day was November 11, so naturally I'm running a day late and posting this on November 12. Duh. Several days ago on Every Photo Tells A Story, Nancy posted a painting by San Diego Artist Brooke Olivares entititled "Papa". Many of you know that I contribute poetry to this marvelous site daily...actually, I think I like to write as much as paint...and I have presented it here....

"Oh Daddy...I Love You...Hug Me"

Before you left, I'd never heard, of Iraq or Afghanistan,
But by Momma's worried look, I soon learned to understand,
That you are somewhere far off, your life in constant danger,
From people who don't know them, a total stranger.

They don't know your inner kindness. How warm your hug can be,
Your tender words of wisdom, and how much you mean to me.
To see how others kill and m
aim, without a second thought,
Their brothers...all God's children. It truly breaks my heart.

But now you've been returned to us, from your duty in Iraq,
I hold you, oh, so close to me. "My Daddy...Welcome Back!"

Be sure to visit Every Photo Tells A Story, and Brooke Olivares website and blog.

The first submission for Windows to the Words November challenge is this delightful watercolor pencil from Elena Malec. For being first, I'll put in a good word to Santa for her. This month's challenge is "Giving Thanks" with 5 thought provoking reference photos to choose from. You can check em out by clicking HERE

I recently received a commission to paint a series of 5x7 flowers. Below are a few of them. Painting flowers is fun. I may have to do some more of these.