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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thumbprints for Creative Tuesday


The theme at Creative Tuesdays this time is Thumbprints.  We had to use our thumbprints in the artwork!  So much for my colored pencils, right?  ha.  If you click on the drawing and enlarge it, you can see the leaves of my potted shamrock and the robin's egg are made with my thumbprint.  This was so much fun and took me back to kindergarten finger painting! (And little Timmy eating the paint.  I remember him also loving the paste. Ew. ha.)

Now don't go copying my thumbprint to frame me at some crime scene!  My fingerprints really are on file at the FBI.  Seriously!  haha.  But that's another story. :)

This theme is due on Tuesday the 13th.
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    1. Too bad there's no bird, but at least you got the eggs!

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    2. well, I put the hatching eggs there for my continuing bird theme...too subtle?

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    3. No, doll, not too subtle! Just perfect. And I meant to say earlier, I love the enhanced "thumbprint look" when you enlarge the picture!

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  2. wonderful thumbprint art! Very clever!

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    1. thanks, laurie! can't wait to see what you do!

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  3. Oh Betsy this is so cute. That was a great idea for the theme.
    QMM

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    1. thanks, peggy...had to get my shamrock in there for st. patrick's day! :)

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    1. I make a post today too Betsy!

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    2. thanks, gloria! :) OK..I'll come see what you've been baking! :)

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  5. Betsy, you are so clever. This is a great idea for both CT and St. Patrick's Day.

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    1. thanks, Janice. can't wait to see what you came up with! :)

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  6. Wow. I am in super duper AWE!! WOW!!! Betsy - this is really clever and really sweet and just amazing!! I think this would even bring a smile to the FBI people! LOL! Take care
    x

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  7. I like it!!

    My fingerprints are registered too! Can you guess why?

    Maybe I'm a hardened criminal? hee hee

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    1. really? haha. Hmm. I have no idea why. You don't seem like a hardened criminal to me...but you never know. :)

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    2. I guess saying hee hee kind of ruins the image doesn't it?

      Foster parents have to be fingerprinted to be licensed in my state. :)

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    3. Oh, of course. I should have been able to guess that. :)

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    4. I thought about making up some big story about the time I hotwired a car, but decided that would take to much effort. :)

      Did you get groceries today? Cause it has rained all day here. :)

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    5. haha..that would have been funny. :)

      I did not...but it rained here all day, too!

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    6. Rebecca, I was going to guess that your fingerprints were registered because you're either a Black Belt in Karate or a prize-fighter, and your hands are registered as deadly weapons!

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    7. Silver, My hands aren't, but I've been told my eyes are. :)

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    8. Funny story about me being fingerprinted. I'm double jointed and for some reason I couldn't get the little screen to "read" my fingerprints. I had to try about 20 times, and the UPS employee had to finally hold my fingers and press on top of them. What a mess. :)

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    9. just like the cops do! ..hold your hand, touch the ink and roll them from side to side on the form. well, that's how they used to do it. lol...

      So, you can shoot daggers with your eyes?

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    10. Your eyes are deadly weapons? We'll have to take your word for it, since you -- like myself -- aren't using a photo of yourself as an icon!

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    11. @Betsy: I thought Rebecca was implying that her eyes were really beautiful. That's why I said we'll never know!

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    12. My eyes are brown, and not really anything special, but yes I can "shoot daggers" with them. :)

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  8. you are quite creative! wow!!

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    1. Hi Martha! :) Betsy we're taking over! ha

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    2. haha..that's fine! I love it! The Two Marthas. Sounds like a catering business! haha.

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  9. Very nice! I like it. :)

    So, your prints are on file with the FBI, eh? Have anything to do with that repo girl?

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    1. No..but that's a good guess!

      They've been on file since I was 3-4 years old! Some criminals start young. lol...

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    2. When I was young...3-5 years old..., my dad was the chief of police in the town where we lived. It was the 60's and, of course, much more innocent time. I'd hang out at the station with him...look at the people behind bars..ask why they were there..hahaha. He took my fingerprints back then and sent them in to be kept on file. Maybe it was just a slow crime day..haha..or maybe he was ahead of his time with ways to track a lost or kidnapped child. :)

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  10. This is a beautiful interpretation, and just in time for St Patrick's Day!

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    1. yep...that was great timing, wasn't it? :)

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  11. That is really neat
    How they made you use your thumb prints, maybe next time your feet..lol
    The robins must have flew away
    Before they could be put on display
    And little Timmy eating paint
    Ewww that make me feint..haha
    And the FBI you say
    Hmmm are you really some secret serial killer at your bay
    It's the food isn't it?
    You give a tasty treat and then they fall over and you push them in your back yard pit..LOL

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    1. Why is it that everyone assumes I'm a crook
      if my fingerprints are on file in a book?
      I could be a secret undercover agent
      hiding behind my laundry detergent,
      5 men and 9 cats! A pretty clever cover!
      Would even fool your mother!

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    2. And you probably are too young to remember paste.
      Big tubs of white gooey yuckiness.
      Every class had a student who thought it tasted good
      I always thought they were crazy and a little bit rude!

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    3. nice...love the texture you give the leaves of the shamrock...hey what came out of the egg?

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    4. a turtle. lol....haha...just kidding. What do you think? :)

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  12. I know what paste is though
    The nasty gooey stuff that can flow
    A turtle came out
    Wow that is a new shout
    Actually I was betting on a cat
    As you have soo many at your mat..lol
    Even though you said a robin there
    Guess your twin was playing with his hair
    I knew it had something to do with your dad being a cop
    But it was more fun to think of you going chop chop
    And off with the head
    Leaving so many dead
    Yes weird I know
    Let's forget I gave that a go..haha

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    1. a cat hatching out of an egg.
      does it also have 5 legs? ha.

      maybe I'm a double agent
      and the chopping isn't so irrelevant?
      ha.

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    2. haha it has two tails and an extra head
      So that is one more to be fed

      So you are a nasty torturing double agent too
      Remind me to run if you ever come into view..haha

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  13. Betsy...
    I really like this...very creative with the thumbprints...
    shamrocks & eggs.
    You should have your own art studio with your pieces for sale...
    or do you sell them on your Betsy's etsy site?
    Nancy
    P.S. Maybe your Dad was using reversed physiology on you...8~)

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    1. Betsy's Etsy? LOL!!! Oh dear, that would be too funny.

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  14. What a unique idea and you came up with a very creative piece. Love how you "handled" the shading. :)

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    1. thanks, dear. It was a fun one to do!

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  15. As creative as ever Betsy. Artistic, funny, creative - it has your fingerprint all over it.

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    1. Alan ~ oh, how I've missed you! ha.

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  16. love your creation!! spring is in the air!
    i think a little monsters escaped from that shell before you've could catch it! now you have to look after him all over the house!

    ildi,coming from Mr.T's blog

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    1. Hi Ildiko..thanks for coming by. Loved your entry, too!

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  17. I do like Alan's comment - it really is a sweet little picture, makes me smile :)

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    1. that Alan is a clever chap, isn't he? :)

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  18. As always a lovely take on the theme Betsy. I especially love the blue robin's egg shells. The FBI part, I thought, is hilarious and so clever.

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    1. thanks, linda...this was a fun one, wasn't it? :)

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  19. that is lovely!


    OH! I blogged today about the pedicure party! My toes can't wait!

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    1. really? Oh, you are so sweet to do that! Thanks for spreading the word...it will be fun!

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  20. A brilliant interpretation and so you too, Betsy. I LOVE it. Love the blue robbin eggs in there and everything about it. It seems so English for a St. Paddy's day picture. Hee. Great use of your thumbs there. Almost as good as logging them at the FBI> I wonder if that has to do with your repo girl days! Love it. Want to hear THAT story too. Oh, and I had to chuckle at the Timmy story too. Thank you!! great job.

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    1. I guess it does look rather English now, doesn't it!? It just needs a cup of Yorkshire there in the forefront. :) I actually thought you might not accept my entry since it wasn't a monster, so thanks for that. Whew. ha.

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    2. I too love all these thumbprints! I'm not sure my commented is replied or formatted correctly, but I do love your thumb-y leaves and bird's eggs. It would be cool to see perhaps a thumb caterpillar or thumb birds hanging about? Lovely drawing!

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  21. hey, love your new layout with that cocoa cup on top too. Fun.

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  22. Oh this is fantastic! So very creative!

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  23. Betsy nice and lovely header love the cup of tea you know (lol)

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  24. How very sweet !
    I love the mossy clay pot :)
    ~Jo

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  25. cool clovers. they are so oversized. looks like a lucky plant.

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    1. It's a Shamrock! Yes, they are much bigger than clover!

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  26. That is fabulously fun piece! A mix of springtime holidays-- I didn't realize about the thumbprints, ha ha! is that accurate, these are enough to ID somebody? wow... maybe Mr T. is really an agent :D

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  27. This is an adorable drawing, Betsy! The thumbprint Shamrocks are perfect, and I like the addition of the little broken Robin egg --it made it such a pretty Springtime vignette!

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  28. How intriguing! Do tell... Love the painting great idea

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  29. Betsy this is fabulous and soooo very creative!!!
    I love it - Perfect for the season too! This would be an adorable card!
    xo

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