Monday, November 02, 2015

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: October 2015

Before I do anything else, let me get October's Facebook "colors" posted.  Did they really come and go so quickly?!

First, here's what I did in October for Watercolor Sunday:

October 4 (photo manipulation):
"Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."
― Elbert Hubbard

 October 11 (photo manipulation):
"Not everyone is sufficiently intelligent to be able to see things from the right point of view.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

October 19 (photo manipulation):
"The Pumpkin is always oranger on the other side of the patch."
(author unknown)

October 25 (photo manipulation):
“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?”
― Margaret Atwood

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Then, these are my coloring posts for October:

 (finished on 15 February 2005, posted on FB 3 October 2015)
This is another design from my Native American Mandalas book, an Apache representation
of a tornado whose eye is untouched and calm. With Hurricane Joaquin in the headlines this week, 
this seemed appropriate for today.

(finished on 15 June 2003, posted on FB 10 October 2015)
Next week Astrid and I fly over the Big Pond to Atlanta, so I've chosen this Celt mandala for today,
reminding me of the Old Man of the Sea, or maybe even Neptune himself.

 (finished on 29 August 2003, posted on FB 17 October 2015)
 I had my Alma Mater (U of MICHIGAN) in mind when I finished this Celt mandala,
and therefore entitled it "Go Blue!" I hope it works a charm today because of the Michigan vs.
Michigan State football game this afternoon. GO BLUE!

 (finished on 17 August 2003, posted on FB 24 October 2015)
This Celt mandala reminds me that we are a larger family, all intertwined, 
no matter who or where we are.

(finished on 1 October 2015, posted on FB 31 October 2015)
This had HALLOWEEN written all over it when I first saw it in my Prismatic Design book:
spider webs and Batman, etc. (finished 1 October 2015).

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

And yes, now we're in the month of November, counting down to the end of another year!
How is that possible?


  1. Gold is becoming my favorite color! So you know these are very pleasing to me. :)

    1. I'm trying to figure out what "gold" you're talking about, Ruth???!!! :D

  2. Ginnie, you are soo creative. I love what you are doing here. My favs are the sunrise, the pumpkins and the windmill. Gorgeous. Like Ruth (above), I love this sunflower gold on the background of your blog, and the golds, blues and yellows/oranges you use in your paintings.

    1. Oranges have been favorites of mine for years, Susie, long before I moved to the Netherlands and discovered deep orange is the national color of the Dutch. How serendipitous, don't you think?! :) Thank you!

  3. The gold and the warm yellows area always good for the fall/autumn. I love that you now have your work colouring in the blog. They look wonderful and I love the watercolours, so much fun and I know it gives you a lot of soulful joy. IHVJ... times goes too fast....

    1. You're the one who knows more than anyone how much I love doing the creative work behind these color-posts, MLMA. Thank you for seeing and knowing!

  4. I love that you're sharing these too! Oh absolute fave is the one from the Native American Mandalas is just fabulous!!!

    1. You sure know how to make my day, Miss Robin. THANK YOU. Actually, your fave is also one of mine! :)

  5. Do you know that I too does a lot of coloring the past month? And each time I start a new page, I would ask myself, What Would Ginnie Do? What colors would she use? I look forward to the postings on FB because I learn so much from your color schemes. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. WOW, Maria. Please start showing us your coloring on FB!!! I would love to see it. And what a compliment you have given me, which I'm not sure I deserve. Seriously. I am always trying new color combinations, some of which I don't always like. I'm trying not to dry out the same pens all the time. LOL.

  6. Such creativity makes my heart sing! I have not had time to get in to the coloring but winter may be the perfect time...need some new markers.

    1. This makes my heart sing, too, Donna. Both the coloring and the water-coloring. We're so lucky to have these options available to us, aren't we!