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Please Allow Me to Introduce Piclets!

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Yes, I’m launching yet another blog. < – Six words!

This is another outlet for my creativity, this time for the digital doodles that I create that don’t seem to fit here or on Splodge and Splatter, but still need to be broadcast around the world.

The reason for this new blog is very simple. I recently had a very cost-effective job done (NOT the Bathroom, by the way, but ANOTHER job!), and, as I’d sent a Cosmic Order out to the Universe for it to be cost-effective, and received the order very quickly, I wanted to give something back.

I asked the Universe for a prompt as to what I could give back, and in a split second the word ‘Piclets’ appeared in my mind. I knew it was for sharing pictures (a PICture outLET if you like!) for free for those folk who just so happened to want one of my images, but before I started with the blog I did a quick internet search to see if the word ‘Piclet’ was already in use… obviously, I didn’t want to step on anybody’s toes.

Variations of the word came back, but nothing for Piclets itself (unless the search engine I used was doing its usual trick of giving me what it thought I was searching for, rather than what I actually was searching for!), so I went with it. I created a new blog in WordPress, and piclets.wordpress.com was available, so I went with that as well. It’s a free site, so there will be adverts but you don’t need to bother with them if you don’t want to.

Over time, and when I can (and looking at my recent blog-posting record I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you!), I will post a selection of my created images that I will just give out to the world completely for free, to be used for anything. Just right-click on the desired image(s) and save to your computer.

You may find the candles I gave will be placed over there as well, plus seasonal goodies… and Hallowe’en is coming up, so I may get my Hallowe’en thinking cap on sooner than planned. We shall see.

All of the images are created solely by me, out of random shapes and/or textures, but I feel in doing this I am, in a small way, giving something back to the world for free.

It may take off; it may not, we shall see. But for now, Piclets is LIVE!

This is a post for Six Word Saturday. Yes, I am aware that I’m posting it on Friday, but it is good to be early for once! Who knows when the next post will appear here… soon, I hope!

Have a great weekend.

By the way, the images on the new blog are very sparse and created (with the exception of the candle!) just for the launch of the blog. The next post over there will feature more lovingly crafted images – but  a start is a start! And – Oh! Click the image at the top to get to the new blog. Hehehe!

Wordle: Do(ugh)nuts

It’s a stormy debate
That doesn’t mar the taste
And the silence of a few letters doesn’t help
You still fry the batter
Which way – doesn’t matter
Whole or with a hole, please yourself
The star of the show
Is a sweet round of dough
A glorious gift filled with all manner of guilt
Draft a line in the sand
Decide where you stand
And then use your choice up to the hilt
Some use the ‘ugh’
Whereas others do not…
The charge being neither is wrong
Donut or doughnut
Just don’t eat a lot
You’ll feel wired and not very strong!

This post is also in response to a little mini challenge set by Sharon over at Make Art… Magic Happens.


Feelin’ the Lurve

Rainbows and butterflies and shooting stars.
A warm glow and a touch of tenderness.
A deep blue and a dark velvety red.
Candlelight and soft music with a gentle breeze.

That’s how I’m feelin’. That’s what I’m seein’ in my mind’s eye.

(Well, there are some teeth together with sharp serrated fangs, but I’m leaving them to one side for the moment…)

Puppy dog eyes, and huge floppy paws.
Aromas of freshly baked bread.

Can you tell I’m feeling a little happy right now?

The lovely Cobs and a bunch of her Gal Pals have sent me a digital Valentine’s Card. Thank you ever so much, girls!

Normally, I wouldn’t ‘do’ such a thing, but just for once, I’ll accept it! I’ve temporarily suspended Vampyre’s Day for the duration of this post!

A Digital Valentine for Tom

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Among the blogs that I follow, one of them,  Tom, of Beyond the Sphere, talks of Valentines day as Vampyres Day.  He doesn’t really like Valentines Day – as you might have guessed from the title he gives the day.

He recently said on his blog (and I quote):

The reason why I do these posts each year, every year, year after year, is because, well, to be honest, I prefer Hallowe’en to Valentine’s. I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s. Never liked it in fact. Not because (sob) I’ve never been anyone’s Valentine, or (sniffle) nobody has ever been my Valentine, or (Bwaaaahoo boohoohoooooo boohoooooo) I’m a permanent singleton or anything (pull yourself together!), I just think it is a pointless celebration when everyday should be celebrated that way.

I commented on his post, saying:

“I’ll make you a Valentine Card, Tom… and it will be from…

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Cheerful

Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is ‘Cheerful’, and I’ve scoured my vast collection of photos to see if I have anything at all cheerful. I have many that cheer me up, hence they are ‘full of cheer’, so I have included a selection of them here. They have been on the blog before, but I do enjoy seeing them.

The first photo I like because it is full of colour. The image has been ‘tweaked’ somewhat, but a burst of colour is always cheerful, I find:

Photo number two is of my old friend Tufty the Duck! He’s deep in thought here, on a bright and cheerful day:

And the third photo is of a nice shaded place on a scorching hot day. As in the previous photo, sunshine always brings in cheer… but on those overly hot days shade helps to keep those cheerful levels up.

Visit Debbie’s site for more takes on the theme.


Poppy

Poppy

I was inspired by Jodi’s painting to have a go at painting something abstract myself. I haven’t touched any watercolour equipment for a while, and I thought now is as good a time as any. I attempted three abstract paintings, the first two being so bad they even fell far outside the ‘abstract’ category. Never mind, I will paint over them with some texture paste, and then use the paper for something else in the future. Something hopefully better.

For my third painting, and I am calling this a painting as I actually like it myself, is the one above. It’s still wet in the photo at present, and I’m not entirely sure how it will look when dry, but I like how it looks now.

I’m not sure this is classed as abstract, as I intended on painting some kind of poppy this time, but I just sploshed the colour onto the paper and watched what happened. First, the red spread over the wet watercolour paper, and then I added the black which started to do its own thing and blend slightly with the red before stopping. A bit of tilting this way and that allowed the red to run further, and then I added just a few finishing details in the red, yellow and green. Just a dash mind, as I really wanted the emphasis on the red.

The thing is, it reminds me of a poppy, and I am happy with that.

Posted also for Remembrance.