Category Archives: Challenge

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Animals in Nature

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Participating in this lovely challenge; thank you, Weekly Prompts, for providing…er…weekly prompts…

At the Gilbert Riparian Preserve, a bunny, a sandpiper, a snowy egret:

Do pets in the backyard count? Our grandpuppies, Jax and Benny:

Odd Ball Photo Challenge

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Odd Ball Photo Challenge

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge, so I looked in my files and found these:

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I love this rooster sculpture, but it’s also a little odd, isn’t it?

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I can’t remember why I needed a picture of jam.

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This arrangement of rocks along a trail in a desert park reminds me of the Flintstone’s couch.

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Ah, public art. This is supposed to be a map of our city. Why can’t I find my house?

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I’m not sure I want to know how someone lost her tank top along the jogging path.

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I love unicorns wherever I find them. Even inflatables. But they’re odd, right?

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Wordless Wednesday: Pentatonic Wind Chimes

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Music

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Music

My offerings for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge:

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My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

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My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

This summer I participated in three overlapping art challenges. I posted my last update a month ago. The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge ran June through July, and July was also World Watercolor Month.

I had chosen animals as my theme for ICAD, because I wanted to practice drawing them. But I really missed my Zentangle, so I tangled the butterfly below:

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This is what it looked like when it was painted. I think I like the black-and-white better:

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I experimented with watercolor pencils. Either I’m not doing it right, or my pencils are crappy, because to me this hen looks like it was done in colored pencils, even though I washed the heck out of it:

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Peacock:

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In honor of our late dachshund, Rudi:

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And this kitty looks a little like our Zoe, but not really:

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And here are all my challenge projects:

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Only 24, not 61, which would be one a day. Mostly that’s because most of my projects took more than one day to make. I limited myself to 45 minutes a day so I’d still have some writing time. The center column above are my World Watercolor Month paintings.

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Lemons

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

Oooo! I just had to participate in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge today. Here are my offerings:Version 2

The bus stop in front of the local high school.

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By the duck pond at the park.

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At the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College.

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