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A Scavenger Hunt and a Sketch Party Too!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today on our Scavenger Hunt Sunday we have to take a photo of something related to these words: Yellow -Getting Ready – Bright – Teeny Tiny – and Connections.  All but one of these was taken just recently.

Yellow




Getting Ready

Sunny is getting ready!  There is a crisket on the ceiling and she is just waiting for it to come down.



Bright

Remember the blue moon last month? It sure was bright!  I captured this from my back yard.



Teeny Tiny

How big was it? It was just teeny tiny – this big!



Connections

Sunny and Sparky definitely have a connection.  Share and share alike!





Sunday Sketches

For Sunday Sketches I’m sharing a whimsical illustration I did in my art journal. I will be slowly working towards more involved journal entries. Right now, I’m just getting used to entering something in a book – something I’ve never felt comfortable doing.  I used stamps, colored pencils and colored pastel.

Just Journals Link Party is a blog I discovered today that gives a challenge or a theme that participants can, if they want to, use to help them have a focus for their journal. Like, September’s prompt is to clip a magazine image, glue it in journal and then use a marker drawing a line through image and onto rest of journal. Just Journals Link Party will be the first Friday of every month. Anyhow, for now, this is what I did yesterday.


Sunflowers by Muriel Sigretto 1910-2010

Sunflowers
©L. Grimley

Orange you glad it’s Friday is a brand new meme, just started today and I’m  happy to be taking part in it.

What I’m sharing today is a painting my mother did in the ’70s.  Her name is Muriel Bolles Sigretto Thompson – but she always used the name Sigretto on her paintings.  She comes from a line of painters – her cousins, mother, sisters and brother, and now me, her daughter, and from what I hear, my grand-daughter, Stephanie, is very interested in drawing – mostly horses, of course, since she has two of them and loves them greatly .

Sunflowers is an oil on canvas and it has a lot of texture since mother threw in a lot of sand to build up the centers of the flowers.  Muriel passed away December 14, 2010 at the ripe old age of 100.5 years.  She was still keeping her hands busy even when she was 97!

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What a Beautiful Day!

Sunflower Montage

I grew these sunflowers in my backyard a few years ago – and besides gardening I love photography, hence the picture. Since it’s one of my best sellers on FAA I submitted it in their Fine Art America National Photography Contest.