Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Up in The Air

What do you do? I color--a new birthday card to use on FB and in emails next year. This flight, I daydreamed balloons and birds, stallions running free and purple mountains majesty. Up in the air, I become a child drawing whatever comes to mind. 

                       


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  1. Freedom of expression ... how nice !!!
    Doctors should prescribe this, instead of many drugs. I think also great
    antiwrinkle....maybe. Enjoy !!!

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    1. When's the last time you just colored like when you were a kid? It's good to keep in touch with that kid every now and then--and when is better than 33,000 miles up in the air? Great fun. Just let yourself go. Very enjoyable after all that Venetian.

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  2. what a clever idea...! Wait...are we friends on Facebook?

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    1. I don't know. I'll look. Don't see anything of yours on my News Feed. Rita and Kathryn are there often. I think you have to befriend me. I'll send you a request. I won't feel rejected if you don't want to play. :-))

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  3. In the old days I would have said, painted with 'Gay Abandon' ... These days, Happy or Carefree Abandon, will have to do. A Birthday card that will make anyone smile!

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    1. Painted with ' Gay abandon' is the truth of it though. (Socially correct came after Our Hearts were Young and Gay). No advance planning. No knowing what you're doing. Just follow whatever you put down first. The red balloon was first, then came the others, then they were up in the air, then where was the ground? Shouldn't there be horses? And so on the 'story' unfolded and HAPPY BIRTHDAY was the happy ending. It's neat to be seventy something and still be able to play. Trouble was the adult artist did sneak in to fix the horizon with those mountains. So just a bit tainted after all these years. :-))

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  4. glorious, happy, colourful, free, expressive....hope your holiday follows in the same vein!

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    1. So far great! First day was pouring rain! But the colors where gloriously misty and grayed down just right. Unfortunately my art supplies were still packed while we waited for our room. Met couples from Texas, Virginia, Nevada, Pennsylvania AND SWEDEN! They live in Northern Sweden so they didn't know Roger Akesson, in Malmo. Imagine that!

      My first watercolor was a disaster--mainly because I had bought too fine a block and good paints. I scrapped it after struggling to fold and mutilate. Second one looked like I wanted to be a cartoonist. I'll probably post it? Today, I'll try just doing what I did here--free association. I think the Venetian Technique had a stiffening effect on me?

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