Monthly Archives: January 2016

Third fuzzy but chilled scenery

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I know I was planning to have
you “weigh in,” letting me
know which of three
photos you liked
the best. . .

Here are~

ART ELEMENTS

Color
Shape
Details
Quality
Texture
Composition
Emotional response

I will tell you which one
is my favorite if you let
me know your preference.

Don’t feel obligated to
participate since you
all get “A+’s” in my
grading book!

By the way, one
family member
did not like the
Unclear photos.

I have not kicked her
out of family or
expressed my
dismay. It is
really a
“hit or miss”
thing this
stuff we
call 
Art.

Don’t you think?

Some don’t think
photography
is an
Art.

It is all
in the eye’s
of the beholder.

Second Unfocused Beauty

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White frosted
branches seem
“decked out,”
only a couple
weeks behind
holiday season.

Some parallel and
others, angled askew.
Broken promises of
happy times expected.

Peach pastel colors
with nothing focused.
Dreamy yet disquieting,
all emotions played out.

The scenery left me
enthralled, mistaken.

Tried to figure out
once fingers unfroze.

Was it my mitten
which just could
not focus the
lens quite
“right?”

Images of layers of trees

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The trunk of the tree became
the focal point, accidentally,
in this pastel hued background.

Serendipity.

Surprise joy
found from
a mistake,
in this case
unable to
duplicate
this effect.

^ / × / ^

With snow blowing across
the trees, there were tiny
slivers or frozen crystals
catching and reflecting
the light from the sky.

Photograph hazy but
to me, interesting,
like seeing an
out of focus
movie and
inventing
missed
end.

Taken on early
evening, teen
digit number
freezing
tripping
evening,
after
work.

I literally
fell into
a snow
pile
left
by
plow!

Makyah visualizes underwater scenery

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Typical 4 year old preschooler,
Makyah starts her letters,
There’s an “M”
Now a “Y”

Hmmm. . .

Small wail,

Not an adult-
sounding ~
“Arg-ghh!”

Just a little
whimper,
“Nana, I ran
out of room!”

“We all do this,
Kyah! Can’t help
it if we start in
the middle of
the paper. . .
Everyone runs
out of room.”

Marley looked
over at her
little sister’s
signature
and wisely
imitated her
Nana’s style:
(as she even
included a
nonchalant
shoulder
shrug)
“Kyah,
this
happens
to me
ALL
the time!”

🙂  🙂  🙂

Makyah had
a much clearer
“Vision”
of what she
was painting.

In her 4 1/2 year old
description, Kyah
explained:

“Here the water is
wavy, here’s the
girl fish who is
smart and doesn’t
swim upside down
like Dory.”

(Referring to the
children’s animated
film, “Finding Nemo.”
** Did you know the
sequel will be called,
“Finding Dory?” **)

This painting session
was led by the children
who were asking to
make their Mommy
and Daddy paintings.

My painting was of
painting the edge
of my right hand,

.  .  .  fisted. .  .  .

covering the pinky
finger which looks
like half a heart.

I used white acrylic
paint with some
streaks of burgundy
in it creating~

Half a Heart

Next you paint
the other edge
of your left hand
with white and
blotches of
burgundy
forming
1/2 of
heart.
x o

When I taught
school we were
big Peace 70’s
graduates.

Our mantra,

“Make Love
Not War.”

What better
way to make
a painted
heart than
to ball your
fist and turn
it on its side
to create a
curved
shape
like a
   ? 
without
the
.

Winter scene by Marley

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January weekend overnight
Marley and Makyah,
Paintings totally done by
themselves.
No pencils or inhibitions.

When Nana exclaims,
Marley dismissively
says in far more mature
voice then belies her
age of 7 years old,

“Nana, “Our art teacher
says to concentrate
and believe you
can do it.”

“I have been
practicing
owls since
last
Halloween:
‘Easy peasy.’ ”

Makyah decided
another season
was her ” muse.”

Stay tuned for
Her perspective
on Art from
Preschool. . .

The M & M girls
are my son’s
daughters.

A singular crystal thistle

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The singular sensation
lyrics come from the
song, “One” from
the stage musical,
“Chorus Line,”
(1975)
Lyrics:
Edward Kleban.
Music:
Marvin Hamlisch

In the background~
a country barn
whose hazy
doors are
unopened.

Featured
earlier,
for
Thursday’s
Doors.

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I felt this frosted thistle
was a “singular sensation.”
Photo taken by reocochran.

Do you like musicals?

Which one is your
favorite?