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Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Fireball


A couple of weeks ago, the sky was murky due to wildfires miles away. The sun blazed orange as it slowly sank.

I attempted to capture what I was seeing on my phone. I walked around the yard, trying different angles, but the sun just showed up as a white ball with a red corona.

I suppose I could have gone back in the house, grabbed my DSLR camera, and experimented with aperture and exposure, but that seemed like so much effort. . . so I moved a little and tried again, nine times, with no success.


I finally gave up and shot the clouds.


ICAD Day 42: No Escaping the Flaming Orb

ICAD Day 42: No Escaping the Flaming Orb

I know I didn’t post an index card yesterday–I just wanted to spend my time writing.

What I didn’t realize was that I didn’t post one on Sunday, either. Just forgot. Oh, well.

Today’s watercolor is a response to ICAD prompt yellow and theme circles, spheres, and mandalas. The title refers to July in Arizona.


I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. For the rest of July, I intend to paint a little watercolor every day, just big enough to fit on an index card. Search for the hashtags #icad2016 and #WorldWatercolorMonth on social media if you would like so see what other participants are doing.