Monday, July 03, 2017

Watercolor Sunday and Saturday's Color: June 2017

Once you finish the month of June, it finally is summertime and...on to the end of the year!  How is that possible!

My Watercolor Sunday posts on Facebook for June 2017:

June 4 (photo manipulation):
"Those who do not weep, do not see." --Victor Hugo
"Veni, vidi, flevi.  I came.  I saw.  I cried." --Dorian Cirrone

June 11 (photo manipulation):
"...The world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!"--Alan and Marilyn Bergman

"The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven."
--John Milton

June 18 (photo manipulation):
"Small boy's definition of Father's Day:  It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much."

"A man never stands so tall as when he leans over to help a child."
--attributed to Abraham Lincoln

June 25 (photo manipulation):
"The infinitely little have pride infinitely great." --Voltaire

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My Saturday's Color posts on Facebook for June 2017:

(finished 20 September 2015, posted on FB 3 June 2017)
When your head is reeling out of control from such a "series of unfortunate events!"
(from my Book of Kells Painting Book)

(finished 14 December 2016, posted on FB 10 June 2017)
"In common use, 'mandala' has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern
that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe."
I suppose that's why I'm drawn to coloring them, while our whole-wide-world 
is attempting to get its sh** together!

(finished 27 February, posted on FB 17 June 2017)
In this Mandala design, I see 8 children Mom and Dad had, of which I am #3.
Bennett (#5) already joined them in the Great Beyond back in the 1990s.
I wonder what they would think of us today, half of us now in our 70s.
Happy Father's Day, Dad!

(finished 11 June, posted on FB 24 June 2017)
Many of you know that June is Pride month for those in the LGBT community
but I wonder if you know how long it takes most of us to actually become proud of who we are?
Let's just say it is not an easy Journey.
For all those around the world who are discriminated against, whether gay, Black, Muslim, Jewish,
etc., may we learn to accept what cannot be changed about ourselves and wear it with pride,
like the Badge of Courage it often is.
(from my Mindfulness book)

And since it's now the day before America's Independence Day,


  1. I so agree with your final sentiments. Celebrate who we are, each an every one!

    1. Thank you, Marie. When you're "one of them," it's not always easy but definitely the road to take!

  2. Always enjoy...but "attempting to get its sh** together" mandala is my favorite!!

  3. All so lovely, Boots. I especially love the 8 kids mandala. :)

  4. This is a wonderful colourful collection again. You know I love the Book of Kells and the designs.. the mandalas are always such great designs. Another month gone... sigh... time flies. IHVJ

    1. Thank you as always, Astrid. You're my biggest fan!!!

  5. Don't forget Christians... Christianity is the only religion that is "PC" to hate... I'm always afraid to tell people I'm a Christian, unless they are Christian also... because it's the fastest track to losing friends... but anyway, i'm so in love with your water colour pictures... you do so well with them!

    1. Actually, I was trying to pick things one CAN'T change, Elaine, though I suppose Muslim would fall into the same category as Christian, since it is a religion...and can be changed. But I get your point.

      Thanks, as always, for your support of my watercolors in particular. I really do find them fun and gratifying to do.

  6. Such a great collection of images, Ginnie. I especially love those people in the park (?) and the Lonicera, as well as the coloured image from your Book of Kells. Well done!

    1. Thank you, dear Petra. And yes, that's the Vondel Park in Amsterdam from a few years back. Believe it or not, the "lonicera" is wild garlic along a path in Cornwall. How fun. It can be just about anything, including lilies. I do appreciate your support!