Nowadays, because so many American schools start up again in August, after their summer break, it feels like autumn is right around the corner!
But I'm ahead of myself, because this post is about July.
For the 5 Watercolor Sundays on Facebook:
July 3 (photo manipulation):
"How brave a ladybug must be!
Each drop of rain is big as she.
Can you imagine what you'd do
If raindrops fell as big as you?"
July 10 (photo manipulation):
"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, if bees are few" --Emily Dickinson
July 17 (photo manipulation):
"For fast acting relief, try slowing down." --Lily Tomlin
July 24 (photo manipulation):
"Earth laughs in flowers." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 31 (photo manipulation):
"Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch." --George Carlin
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
My 5 Facebook coloring posts for July:
(finished on 14 June 2016, posted on FB 2 July 2016)
The first half of 2016 is now gone and JULY is here. How did that happen?!
Happy Canada Day (yesterday) and America's July 4th this holiday weekend. Enjoy.
(From my Kaleido Color book on black-background paper.)
(finished on 28 December 2003, posted on FB 9 July 2016)
When I was given my Op Art book back in 2003, I wasn't sure how I would like it, but, to be honest,
it's one of my most fun and challenging...partly because the designs are visual illusions. HA!
(finished on 22 June 2016, posted on FB 16 July 2016)
Another one from my Kaleido Color book on black-background paper.
(finished on 3 March 2013, posted on FB 23 July 2016)
From my Viking Coloring Book, this is a side panel detail of the Shrine of St. Patrick's Bell,
ca. AD 1100, commissioned by Domhnall Ua Lochlainn, King of Ireland between AD 1094 and 1121.
It depicts elongated beasts intertwined with ribbon-bodies snakes.
(finished on 8 July 2016, posted on FB 30 July 2016)
My Celtic Designs coloring book says there is a legacy of ancient Celtic artists who intertwined
the beauty of the natural world with the mystery of the spiritual world, as it then was perceived.
"Fantastic men, beasts, birds and serpents writhe and bite their way through twisting bands
of knotwork and swirling spirals, in dazzling, never-ending linear displays."