Two days ago, when I said to Astrid, "Tomorrow is February!" she said: "It's almost Christmas!" HA! How is that possible!
But, not to get ahead of ourselves, here's my Watercolor Sunday posts on Facebook for January:
January 1 (photo manipulation):
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
January 8 (photo manipulation):
"One kind word can warm three winter months."
[Even though this image is from 2012, we awakened to a thin layer of snow yesterday
here in the Netherlands. FINALLY!]
January 15 (photo manipulation):
"You can't get too much winter in the winter." --Robert Frost
[I'm speaking for us here in the Netherlands, of course!]
January 22 (photo manipulation):
"You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves." --Joseph Stalin
"Don't be a patron of disbelief; nobody fights and wins battles in the hand gloves of doubts."
--Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the Dream
January 29 (photo manipulation):
"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water."
--Franklin P. Jones
"He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute."
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
My Saturday's Color posts on Facebook for January:
(finished on 1 September 2015, posted on FB 7 January 2017)
Because we need perspective and LOTS of sunny, encouraging days in this year ahead,
I start off with an Op Art design.
(finished on 9 December 2016, posted on FB 14 January 2017)
In this Color Me Fearless design, I saw Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
Yup. The same Da Vinci who said "When there is shouting there is no true knowledge"...
and "The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions"...
and "It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end."
Da Vinci lived from 1452-1519.
(finished on 16 January 2017, posted on FB 21 January 2017)
For all women (and friends) marching around the world today, to demonstrate commitment
to the ideals of freedom, equality and opportunity for all, I saw pink and purple Pussy Hats
in this Mandala. May this be but a jump-off for hope becoming action!
(finished on 24 December 2016, posted on FB 28 January 2017)
With words/phrases flying around like "optics," "fake news," and "alternative facts,"
it makes sense to add an optical illusion eye-smacker, right?!
(from my wee 5x7 Mindfulness book)
Less than 11 months till Christmas!