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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Drawing Again


I put this on my Summer Fun To Do List but certainly
procrastinated, leaving it until one of the very last things!
But here it is...a little nest with autumn leaves drawn
on a page from an old dictionary.
Drawing was a fun, creative outlet for me for several
years and then turned into something not so fun.
I'm glad to have given myself a little push
and actually enjoyed doing this!


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  1. How refreshing! How creative. Love the Dictionary page..Is this done with your colored pencils, or watercolor or both. It's lovely.

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    1. No watercolors...I wish! ha. Black ink pen, colored pencils and a black Sharpie. :)

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  2. Wow - how wonderfully quirky and fun!! And the detail is fab - loving the dark bits between the twigs!! So glad you've found the joy doing this! Yay! take care
    x

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    1. Thanks, Kitty. It is a little quirky, isn't it? I've seen several drawings on Etsy using old dictionary pages for the background. I have 4 old dictionaries I've brought home from the auction trash. I thought it was a fun way to use them!

      I need to draw a cat some day, don't you think?

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    2. Yes, some cats would be fun.

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    3. Well, finding a model certainly won't be a problem! lol....

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  3. I like it. :)

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    1. Hi Martha! You look a little grey. lol....and wow, what's this long blank thing? :) Hope you're having fun up there!

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    2. Perhaps it is my technologically challenged fingers whilst using n unfamiliar piece of equipment...

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    3. haha...well, Pat thought it was so cool, he had to do it, too! :)

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  4. its beautiful and it should be fun, when it stops being fun its time to take a break, I really like art on print!

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  5. It's very pretty, Betsy. The dictionary page was a really creative idea.

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    1. well, like I said, it wasn't my idea...I saw it on etsy....I loved it...very creative!

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  6. Betsy, I'm going to go all out here, this is absolutely brilliant, seriously love it! You have yet another incredible talent!

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    1. wow...thanks, Matt! And did I actually see a smile there? :)

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  7. smiles. cute. i like how you overlaid it on a page from the dictionary

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  8. Not sure this was the case with you here, but sometimes hobbies stop being fun when you feel obligated to do it. It was good that you took a break from it, and found such a creative idea to utilize here. Now, go on a picnic! :)

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    1. I know!! I must go on a picnic soon! And make s'mores....but s'mores might get moved to my fall list. Who wants to build a fire when it's hot outside? ha.

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  9. The birdies return
    with the art your churn
    or at least their nest
    and as always the best
    Thanks to Martha and her HUGE blank space
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    1. What in the heck are you and Martha up to???

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    2. LOL big smile on my race
      I just wanted the biggest empty space

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    3. Weird!
      Commandeered and jeered, that's what I heard.

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    4. Pat is weird?
      Yes,...but are you just figuring that out? hahahaha....

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  10. Well I'll be darned!
    I found that nest this past weekend...
    My boyfriend cut down a small tree...and this nest fell out of it!
    I found it in the cottage driveway...
    How cool is this?!
    Awesome!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Well, how neat is that? Take a picture of that nest, now that I've drawn it! haha.

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    2. Will do!
      Forgot on the weekend...'cause we left in a hurry! ha!

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  11. I agree with Yuji that once you "have" to do something then it is not really fun anymore. You do have so many different talents and your drawings have always been beautiful. But sometimes I have to admit that I have no idea how you have the energy to do all that you do. It just amazes me so much and with being so tired so much this year I think I would be happy to have a fourth of your energy. As my friend put it, is that we just have our good days and our not so good days. I think I have caught every virus out there this year and definitely want to get my flu shot. Two years of trying to build up my immune system through natural means has taken it's toll on me. But I think injuring my other shoulder has been the hardest. I was turning the page of a book a little bit ago and it hurt so much. But I am determined to let it heal naturally. The thought of more surgery is no longer in my brainwaves, or at least for now. Just gotta learn how to use the Dictation thingy on my iPad or stop writing long comments (like that is ever going to happen, lol). Anyway I too like the contrast with the dictionary background. And the cat pics would be nice but just about anything is great. I can draw a circle and maybe a square, so it is nice to live vicariously through your art, and zoo, and cooking, and baking, and cleaning, and blogging, and trash treasures (a favorite), and so many other things. Now I need a long nap or zapped with a ray gun containing some of your energy.

    God bless.

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    1. Poor you! You have had a rough go of it, haven't you? You know, Pat just started using one of those dictation things...he seems to really like it. I actually like having an assignment and deadline...otherwise, I don't take the time to do it! Sometimes you have to leave something you love because of some injustices. Self preservation becomes necessary. And that's all I better say about that here. lol...

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    2. Injustices, Betsy?! Honestly, if you are referring to CT I have no idea why you would have ever felt that way as your pieces were adored by all. I'm sorry though as I do seem to recall some cryptic messages indicated some slight there and really not sure what that was about. But anyway, So glad to see you drawing again, and yes, I totally get what you mean about it losing it's fun sometimes and then at that point it's best to take a break. I have debated that too, wrestling with wanting to give up on CT as I get tired to doing it fortnight after fortnight and it;s rather served its purpose for me at least. But, I do love to have the outlet for those out there who are looking for something like that. You are always welcome back, regardless but certainly no expectations at all there. Like Mrsupole said, I'm amazed you find time for any sort of outlet like that. Kudos to you there, Betsy.

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    3. Yes, injustices. I don't remember anything cryptic at all. Your email to me was very straightforward as was my reply to you. I doubt you'd want me to publish it here, so if you really don't remember, I'd be glad to email it to you. Just let me know! :)

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    4. Please do, Betsy. I don't recall it at all. Thank you.

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    5. Please do, Betsy, as I don't recall it at all but then again so much going on then. Still alot but not nearly as frequent.

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    6. I've emailed you to your att email address. hope that is still the right one. All I had to go off of. Again, my apologies dear Betsy for any and all injustices.

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    7. I've emailed you to your att email address. hope that is still the right one. All I had to go off of. Again, my apologies dear Betsy for any and all injustices.

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    8. sorry there was a delay in posting these...they went to my spam file!

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  12. Beautiful.Im happy you are drawning again I know you love so much and you make so well.Love this nest.
    I have a new nest in my yard again with a dove she is pretty and only look at me:)

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    1. another nest? Aw. The doves love your yard! ha. How fun! I love to watch birds and their nests! Do you have anything blooming yet or is it still too early?

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    2. Sorry betsy I dont know why my comment let at the end sorry!!
      can you read? omy!The kids say Im a Little crazy maybe!

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  13. My goodness, you are very talented. It looks brilliant. Well done.

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    1. well, thanks, Niki! It was a lot of fun to do. Maybe I should do one for each season!

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  14. It's beautiful, glad you've got your mojo back!

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    1. thank you, dear. :) I have an idea for another, too! yay! :)

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  15. yes someones are blooming and pretty, pears, almonds when I can I will take soe pictures to show you in your Wall.
    ALways I see birds here I think in your birds lol
    I dont have feeders but Im buying some birds food and sprinkle in front of my window bedroom so I can se them! xo

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    1. yes, I need blooms on my wall! lol....

      sprinkling seed on your window ledge is a great idea! aw...how fun!

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    2. Thanks Betsy, I enjoy birds too :)

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    3. Spring if a great time to be watching birds, too! You'll have so much fun!

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  16. Oh, yea...
    This is what I've been waiting for!

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    1. aw..thanks! I would have never done it if it wasn't on my list. I'm glad I gave myself a little push! :) And thanks for your encouragement...you're the best!

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  17. very cool! Writing is the same for me. Got away from it for a while...now it's calling me back. :-)

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    1. how fun for writing to be calling you! :)

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    1. that means a lot, coming from you, Martin! Thank you!

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  19. So glad you have nudged yourself... it is interesting how things we love can become a trudge... then back to a joy... sometimes just a little break is a good thing. LOVE the nest on the old dictionary page. Very creative! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. a break is good for a lot of things, isn't it? ha. I'm going to have to use that old dictionary for some more drawings...what a fun background and much more interesting than a blank sheet.

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  20. I love that! Perfect background, too. You are very talented Missy! Even my stick men look like they've been in a car accident. :D

    JaG

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    1. in a car accident...oh my...I am laughing OUT loud. ha. You are sooooo funny!

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  21. Life is known for interrupting our hobbies and expertise... a wonderful drawing indeed! Creative and a 'complimentary' background too.

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    1. complimentary background...haha...love that!

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  22. Hmph hating on me now
    Won't let me reply as it is having a cow
    Weird has always been my style
    Add another who opened her eyes to the pile haha
    Meant face
    Was so happy with my blank embrace lol

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    1. I know you're weird, but I am as well.
      Guess that's why get get along so swell.
      ha.

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  23. Great to see you drawing again, for yourself. Loved the dictionary idea, even if it wasn't yours.

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    1. I liked it, too....be prepared to see more of that! ha.

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  24. I like it!!!!!!!! The way you feel about drawing is how I feel about writing--it's just hard to find time......... :)

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    1. Exactly...but when you sit down and do it, you remember why you like it! :)

      So...how are you? Can you see your toes? ha.

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    2. No, I still can't see my toes. 3 1/2 more weeks to go. :) I'm tired, and I waddle like a duck, and I'm ready to be done. :)

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  25. Perfect drawing... I love this Betsy. I also loved your hand-drawn cards that I bought in your Etsy shop. It is such fun sending original artwork to someone. But I must confess that I am hoarding them a bit as I don't want to run out! You are very talented. xo

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    1. aw..thanks! You're so sweet. I just need to make myself sit, relax and draw! So hard for me to do, but when I do it, I really enjoy it!

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  26. This is very imaginative, Betsy! I used to love to draw and do needlework when i was younger but it all was put on the back burner while my children were growing up, and then blogging took my interest when I had an empty nest. Someday I will try again!

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    1. I'm like you....blogging it my big hobby now! ha.

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  27. great drawing and inspirational
    Crazy hats crazy goats I think we are on the same page lol

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    1. lol...that is so true and your goat was hilarious!

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  28. I am curious about what school your fellas are attending after their graduation from High school. They look pretty happy to be going.

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    1. They are attending a care facility for disabled adults. It's in our county...brand new beautiful building and extremely wonderful staff. It's a 5 day a week program...almost like school with goals and curriculum for each one there that is set up annually. They are ultimately transitioned, if they are able, to an employment side where they have a job, earn a pay check, etc. We're just taking it one year at a time and see what happens.

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