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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils

A mug full of colored pencils! The possibilities are
endless, right? The Creative Tuesday theme this week is
art. I got my inspiration from my own little pencil collection
right here on my desk...that, and the cute little phrase from
a now modern-classic movie, You've Got Mail.
If you want to join in or see other doodles and sketches
about art, go to Mr. Toast's blog by clicking here.

44 comments:

  1. How exciting it is to me, to see freshly sharpened pencils, new watercolor paper, and a new tube of paint. You have captured "ART" so well. And I have always loved your lemonade drawing!!

    Will post my tomorrow, as today I'm enjoying my "1000" post!

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda

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  2. I love that line. I love this picture. One of these days, I am going to see if I can buy one and frame it so that I have some real "art" in my life.

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  3. Betsy, I am sure it won't surprise you to learn that I too have an almost exactly the same type of mug filled with almost exactly the same coloured pencils on my desk. Uncanny isn't it.

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  4. Nice bouquet betsy...now that i unveiled my art yesterday i may just have to join in now...lots of possibilities in those pencils...

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  5. Brian ~ that is exactly what I thought when I saw your tree...it was really good! You need to join in! :)

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  6. Alan ~ I'm not surprised at all...great minds think alike! :)

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  7. This is a darling illustration!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Betsy, I like your style. There's nothing as inviting as a bouquet of colorful pencils.

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  9. Betsy, I love your cup of pencils! So colorful, waiting to create more of your wonderful "ART"
    You are good, mine are scattered all over my desk! I need to be more organized.
    I love you've got mail, too!
    xxoo

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  10. You are so creative. What a great colorful drawing. Very nice detail!
    :) The Bach

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  11. I like your discription, "Bouquet".
    Right now, colored pencils is the only bouquet around here.
    No more flowers

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  12. Betsy, thanks for your sweet words on my 1000 post.... I've left you message in my comments. :)

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  13. What a lovely photo-scape! I love your little creative, Betsy-corner.

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  14. I like the mug. (A little "girlie" for me personally. but for you, it's perfect!)

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  15. Mr. Fox ~ lets see..you'd prefer a plastic beer mug, right? Or maybe a solid black coffee mug. :)

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  16. [Silver Fox starts checking his apartment for "bugs" and hidden cameras]

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  17. Beautiful, you have such a cosy style.;))
    On another note, I really love that painting of the tea glass on your side bar and the quote that goes with it.;)
    xo

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  18. Zuzana ~ I love that painting, too! Now if I could just doodle like that! Sigh. :)

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  19. Christine ~ you need to watch 'You've Got Mail' if you aren't familiar with that line. :)

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  20. I love fresh colored pencils and NEW crayons! Love them!

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  21. Excellent, brings back memories of my art teacher days...the perfect bouquet!

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  22. I have colored pencils in the craft box for visiting children. My boys loved anything artistic and still do. I have never even thought about getting the colored pencils back out for ME to use! I'm going to put them on my desk and Use them.. just for me! :-)

    Great post & pictures!
    Hugs,
    Coreen

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  23. Coreen ~ what a great idea..you'll enjoy them looking cheery on your desk! :)

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  24. That was really neat and a great title for your sketch!

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  25. That was really neat and a great title for your sketch!

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  26. Oooh... I love a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils - great drawing!

    xo
    Kristin

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  27. nothing better than a sharpened bunch of colored pencils...simple pleasures for me too!!

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  28. Oh that is so cute! So, did you use the coloured pencils as depicted here for each of the pencil's individual colours?! Clever clever. Love it. Like your little sketch around the mug too and how you chose to colour it in. now, as well as I know the movies, what quote are you referring to anyway? Great job, Betsy. Thank you for your contribution! It will look good in the montage.

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  29. Mmm ~ Joe says to Kathleen in an email...

    "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms."

    Remember now? Yes, I'm sure you do..it's one of your faves, right? ;)

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  30. I love your mug full of colored pencils...yes, endless potential just waiting to happen.

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  31. I love your mug!!!And the fact it is full of pencils all waiting and ready to go... BRILL!

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  32. A mug of sharpened color pencils makes my heart race!! And I really enjoyed the peak of your desk and how pretty and organized it is.

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  33. another lovely contribution Betsy. I keep pencils in mugs too.

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  34. Love the drawing.

    "Freshly sharpened pencils" always take me back to April 2, 2008 when my ten year old son had an encounter with a freshly sharpened pencil. He got it in the eye. A memorable day to say the least. He ended up with cataract surgery...
    I still love a freshly sharpened pencil, just not in my son's eye.

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  36. Oh I love it Betsy and what a cute name. I loved over at that coffee cake on your sidebar and the pic made my mouth water. Going on to see about making it. Oh what wonderful things out there in cyberspace.
    QMM

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  37. I love your entry! And can I have that gorgeous paperweight please! ;)

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  38. WOW!!! You are so talented!!! This is simply lovely...and has such a witty feel to it!!! Such flair, you have!!! I love it!!! ~Janine XO

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  39. Very pretty! and I loved that scene where Meg described the fresh pencils as a part of fall!

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  40. . . . and don't you just love the smell of scotch tape in the Fall? {or something like that}

    When I still had my flower shop, I even kept a bouquet of beautiful orange roses on the counter. :)

    I'm hopeless. It's only my favorite movie . . . EVER! I have two sons {and a daughter}, and even the guys can quote the entire movie. That knowledge may even have helped one win his bride.

    It was sweet of you to stop by. Thank you ever so kindly!

    ~Debbi
    aka: Debbi Thinks Deep

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  41. Debby ~ thanks for coming over! I agree..the movie is adorable! I can relate to it in some ways, too! :)

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