Thursday, November 03, 2016

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: October 2016

So, after two weeks in America, we're back and into a new month.  Without further ado, here's October's Facebook postings (another month of 5 weekends).

First, for Watercolor Sundays on Facebook in October 2016:

October 2 (photo manipulation):
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October 9 (photo manipulation):
"I've always done things the hard way.  I was born like a piece of tangled yarn.
The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life."
--Karen Allen

October 16 (photo manipulation):
"Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide
will believe whatever the Church teaches."  --Thomas Aquinas

October 23 (photo manipulation):
"It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels."
--Philip Emeagwali

October 30 (photo manipulation):
The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go. "Who?  Who?  Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"
--Nina Willis Walter

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My Saturday's Color posts on Facebook for October 2016:

(finished on 20 January 2013, posted on FB 1 October 2016)
As you'd guess, there's loads of Celtic influence all over England, so posting this two-page design
from my Book of Kells book seems appropriate.  We're now back in Bath (from 4 days in Cornwall),
returning home to the Netherlands tomorrow.

(finished on 16 July 2016, posted on FB 8 October 2016)
From my Prismatic Design book, let's just say I'm trying new colors together.

(finished on 17 September 2016, posted on FB 15 October 2016)
Here's another design from my Vintage Patterns book.
This is one of the rare times I actually used black as one of my colors,
to fill in some of the spaces.  May want to do that more often?

(finished on 12 October 2016, posted on FB 22 October 2016)
This may be the easiest (adult) design I have ever colored, period, 
making me realize yet again that sometimes less is more.
From my Kaleido Color book on black-background paper.

(finished on 8 October 2016, posted on FB 29 October 2016)
This design is from a new Mandala coloring book bought a month ago in the Netherlands,
a gift from Astrid.  As you'd guess, new coloring books are like Christmas for me.  :)

And now I'm back to processing my American photos before going back to our England trip.
It's a never-ending story, but, as I often tell Astrid, I see it as my day-time job.


  1. It was a beautiful month! Love your colour choices!

  2. I agree with Marie, especially the last Mandala!

  3. Always a joy to see all the watercolours and the colourings together. I love the two witches, how appropriate for the time of the year.
    We had a great time in the USA and I know the pictures will follow.

    1. Thank you, Astrid. It's good to see a month's collection of both at a time. It helps to give me perspective. HA! And yes, many pictures will follow.... :)

  4. Wow... lovely paintings - those clogs in the corner take the cake.

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

  5. i like that kalaido book with black background, may try and find it... and i love your pic and the anne of green gables quote.. October is a great month isn't it? and the church is not a great place to learn lol welcome home, dear friend...

    1. Thank you, Elaine. It's always good to come back home. And it's fun for me to see an entire month at a time when I compile it like this.

  6. You saved the best for last! What a gorgeous mandala! Well done!

  7. How do you have time to accomplish so much!!??

    1. Remember that I'm retired, Susan! I have to do something, right? :)