Thursday, April 07, 2016

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: March 2016


As we March along....

These are my Facebook Watercolor Sundays:

March 6 (photo manipulation):
"I hate housework!  You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later
you have to start all over again." --Joan Rivers


March 13 (photo manipulation):
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world
is to stand up and show your soul." --Clarissa Pinkola Estés


March 20 (photo manipulation):
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." --Hal Borland


March 27 (photo manipulation):
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair.  We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
--Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla)

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My Facebook coloring posts for March:

(finished on 31 December 2012, posted on FB 5 March 2016)
How about a centerfold (2-page spread) of a different color.  Try extricating yourself
from all the political hubbub, right?  (From my Book of Kells)


(finished on 23 December 2015, posted on FB 12 March 2016)
From my Color Me Happy book, this reminded me of lotus flowers, for some reason...
which made me very...happy.


(finished on 10 March 2016, posted on FB 19 March 2016)
This design, from my Vintage Patterns book, reminded me of Spring.
I didn't want any same-colored petal to lie against another, which is why I added the orange
to the red and turquoise.  Weird, I know.  :)


(finished on 12 August 2004, posted on FB 26 March 2016)
I didn't know if/when I'd ever post this Celtic ABC design but thought it'd be appropriate
for this Easter weekend.  In Christianity, Jesus is called the:

Alpha and Omega
Beginning and the End
Christ, Cruicified

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And now this!  Tomorrow Astrid and I fly to Malta for an 11-day, 10-night vacation, staying in Bugibba in St. Paul's Bay. If you want a head start on what we'll be seeing, just Google the Maltese Islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) and check out the images.  O M G!

(map from European Pilot Academy)

The islands are directly south of Sicily and were ruled throughout history by just about everyone (except America, silly).  They became independent in 1964, after 150 years of British rule, and joined the European Union in 2004.  Lucky for us, they're in the same time zone as the Netherlands.

To be continued once we return on the 18th.....


17 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful vacation. Take lots of great pictures to share with your on-line friends. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Marie. You know we will have LOTS of pics to share! (Do bears poop in the woods?)

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  2. Oh how exciting!!!! We will be patiently waiting for all the amazing images you both will return with! Safe travels! And oh...I just adore the "spring" vintage pattern!! Big hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Robin. Astrid in particular is fit to be tied...but of course, she's the working lady of the house. :) We both are so ready.

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  3. Oh those colors in your images here ... which I also see in Malta! Most exciting for me is that blue green of the water, which echoes the gorgeous blue in your coloring. Ahhhhh. I'm very thrilled for you and Astrid. I can't even imagine what fun you will find!

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    1. I know how much you love blues, Ruth! Now that we are back from Malta, I am FULL of them. There's nothing quite like the Mediterranean waters, every time I see them. As you can imagine, my work is now cut out for me as I start to tackle all my images...! In the meantime, thank you for all your love and support.

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  4. I love that you make posts of the watercolours and the colouring. Love the patterns. We are looking so forward to our trip to Malta... suitcases are packed, the last things we toss in tomorrow...
    IHVJ

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    1. Thank you for supporting me here in everything I do, MLMA! Now that we are back from our trip, another month is almost done and over with!

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  5. Safe travels and enjoy....Loved these works of art...and I am with Joan about housework!

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    1. As always, dear Donna, thank you for your support both here and on FB. That means the world to me!

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  6. Wonderful combinations of colors. They fill a viewer with life.

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    1. Thank you, Maya, for stopping by and commenting here.

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  7. What a great variety of drawings – your choice of colors is very appealing – I love them all. I look forward to your pictures of Malta – we went to Valletta and I took many – still have not had a post on Malta yet, but I’ll have one someday. But yours will be so much better because you saw more of the island and your photos are a lot more professional than mine, bien sur!

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    1. I had no idea you've been to Malta, Vagabonde, but, of course, why does that surprise me! Valletta is wonderful but we also spent a lot of time elsewhere. A friend of ours who has been to Malta every year for 25 years has never visited The Three Cities across the harbor from Valletta and THAT surprised me. They were one of our highlights...as were so many other places. You'll see soon enough, as I begin the long process of putting it all together here! But please do not hold my photography above yours. You do fabulous documentary work and are always an inspiration to me. Carry on!

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  8. I especially like your watercolors. Can’t choose which one.

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    1. Thanks for your vote of confidence, Ted, even if you can't choose. It's hard for me to choose, too! :)

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