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It’s One Word Sunday once again, and this week, Debbie’s theme is ‘Pink’. The Seedlings are on their way out now, but every time I look at them there is always a new flower that has opened. They have been a remarkable surprise this year, those little Seedlings have!

A few days ago, I spotted this blood red flower, all by itself apart from one of the pink flowers a little way behind it. I knew that this week’s theme was going to be ‘Pink’, but I used one of the pink Seedlings for my interpretation of ‘Wet’ last week, so didn’t want to use another one of those… I saw this and thought it would be a good compromise. The pink element has been fulfilled, if only as a splash of background colour, and this little flower now gets to live on forever more! And it has a subtle link to my Hallowe’en theme for this month as well!

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Where Imagination Starts

I have recently been introduced to the game Boomshine by the fabulous Cobs from The Cobweborium Emporium. Go and have a look at it, if you dare. I don’t have a lot of time as it is, and now I have considerably less to spare. I’ve spent the last hour trying to get through round twelve. One more go led to one more go, and so on, but I just had to continue to delve. And now, this is all I can see:

But then I started thinking. This is where imagination begins. Shapes from the colours. Cats eyes peering from out of the confusing kaleidoscope of creation. Half Moons, Full Moons, even New Moons appear within the mix. Do you see anything between and betwixt?

The fewer the colours, the harder the shapes are to see. But are they? I mean, I see a tree. Christmas lights through frosted glass… a surprise celebration through teary eyes. Colours are more than just colours to me.

Each colour a memory. A nice lasting thought. A cherished possession. A gift that I bought. A twinkle. A dream. Perhaps even overlapping worlds never before seen.

They may spread out, fade away, start to thin or dissolve, but when I see a colour my imagination begins.

Lights dancing on a gentle breeze; a non-linear rainbow sent to please; an arrangement in the darkness perhaps to tease…

They may spread apart far and wide, these spheres of colour with secrets inside.
With dreams of reflection, a chance of hope, and an excursion from the ordinary brought into scope.
The imagination is whatever we want it to be – we just need to be open, to be open to see.

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This One Is Called Vision Keeper

Two posts in one, this one.

My entry for Six Word Saturday.

And my latest Watercolour Month painting.

I’ll leave the six words here. Bit tricky trying to get everything in. Especially with time being of the essence. Again!

Last year, as part of #WorldWatercolorMonth, I created this painting inspired by Sue Dreamwalker:

So this year, I’m doing it again. This time, the watercolour is inspired by Hollis, otherwise known as Visionkeeper, or VK as I call her.

It features a butterfly:

A tiger:

A whale:

Some leaves:

The Moon:

And a lighthouse and a watcher:

So, now to the whole painting:

It took me a couple of hours to complete, and once I started drawing the initial outline the other elements sprang to mind. Animals and people seem to be the main themes for me to paint this year… and it’s all good for me.

Hope you’re having a fabulous Saturday.

Visit Debbie’s blog here.

Visit Sue Dreamwalker here.

And visit Visionkeeper here.

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Giraffe: On Safari

This year, after being inspired to do so by Cobs herself (She of the Cobweborium Emporium), I’m attempting to create some versions of ACTs/ACEOs in watercolour. As a brief explanation, ACEOs are Art Cards, Editions, and Originals and ATCs are Artist Trading Cards; with the intention of one (ACEOs) to be sold, and the other (ATCs) to be traded. Now, neither selling nor giving them away is my intention, hence I’m only creating versions of them, not actual ATCs/ACEOs. Oh, and I forgot to mention, there’s a size limit. As the name ‘Trading Card’ may imply, these little works of art have to be exactly 2.5inches by 3.5inches. So, not much room for work. Not much room for error either, for that matter!

I’m also going on safari. So fari, so goody! Hehehe!

I haven’t painted in watercolour for a while, so I’m a little rusty, and painting on something not much larger than a postage stamp also has its challenges (ooh, me back!) but I had fun with this first one. A baby giraffe, resting on a hot sunny afternoon. It could be a Saturday, but no, as it’s Sunday here, it’s Sunday there as well. Wherever there is!

So, first of all, here’s the painting beside a fifty pence piece, just so you get a feel for the size:

And now, a closer look at the painting:

There isn’t a great deal of detail, just enough to make out the giraffe shape. And a good old sploshing of watercolour around!

Visit The Cobweborium Emporium if you’d like to be inspired craftily, and visit #WorldWatercolorMonth (@ Doodlewash) if you’d like to find out more about  – erm – World Watercolour Month!