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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “P”

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Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, thanks for sticking with me this month for the A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet and today’s prompt is the letter “P”.ย  DH is my prince charming and he calls me his little princess. That may sound a bit sappy to some but I think it’s sweet the way we feel about each other.ย  Here are the princess and prince at the ball.

In the coming weeks, I will devote more time to drawing body figures and facial expressions to purrfect my weaknesses.

 

Hopefully, what I share with you every day will encourage you to do something that interests you that you’ve long put off because like me you just don’t think you can. My advice is, just do it! Maybe, you’ll be surprised. I know I was! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I’m heading off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.ย  I’ll see you on tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through theย  Alphabet post recap:

  1. โ€œAโ€ for Angels
  2. โ€œBโ€ for Boys, little
  3. โ€œCโ€ is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. โ€œDโ€ for Dog
  5. โ€œEโ€ is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. โ€œFโ€ is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. โ€œGโ€ is for Girls
  8. โ€œHโ€ is for Horses
  9. โ€œIโ€ is for Iris
  10. โ€œJโ€ is for Jack & Jill
  11. โ€œKโ€ is for Kanga & Roo
  12. โ€œLโ€ is for Lighthouse
  13. “M” is for Mermaids
  14. “N” is for Nightingale
  15. “O” is for Owl

 

 

 


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#AprilA2Z Art Sketching through the Alphabet “J” + #WW

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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after

Hello, Kitten & Dawgs!ย  We all know this classic nursery rhyme, especially the first verse but do you know the second and third? I do not. According to Wikipedia, these are the 20th century, which is slightly re-written from earlier versions.

Up Jack got and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed and bound his head
With vinegar and brown paper

When Jill came in how she did grin
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Mother vexed did whip her next
For causing Jack’s disaster

Wouldn’t you know the girl is a fault here? Poor ole Jack just didn’t have a chance. ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope today’sย  art sketch encourages you to pursue your lost passion.ย  It’s easy to allow time to rob you of simple joys.ย  If you’re rusty then it’s time to oil those hinges and get started! If you’re afraid to try, just do it! What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing! Who knows you might be surprised to at what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.ย  I know I was! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

I need a job, jolt me with your “J”-spiration to get me back to my sketch pad, just jump to comments and jabber away and if I use yours then I’ll add a link back to you!

It’s time to jet off to link up with other fellow AtoZers and you’re invited to come along.ย  I’ll see you tomorrow for the next installment of Art Sketching through the Alphabet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2Z Art Sketching Through theย  Alphabet post recap:

  1. โ€œAโ€ for Angels
  2. โ€œBโ€ for Boys, little
  3. โ€œCโ€ is for Cows, Chicken & Chicks, and Big Cats
  4. โ€œDโ€ for Dog
  5. โ€œEโ€ is for Elephant, Eagle, & Elk
  6. โ€œFโ€ is for Fence, Fox, & Frog
  7. “G” is for Girls
  8. “H” is for Horses
  9. “I” is for Iris

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#WW A tiny piece of the moon + #BoTB results

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Welcome Kittens & Dawgs!ย  It’s not often I get a chance to photograph the night sky or in this case an early morning sky.ย  The first light was beginning to peak above the horizon when I noticed a tiny piece of the moon in the sky.ย  I snapped on my longest lens, zooming to 300mm cranked my ISO to 1600 preparing to shoot with a slow shutter speed to try to avoid camera shake handholding for the shot and I managed to do okay at one-fifteen to capture the awesome view.

 

Last week, I invited you not-so WW crowd to vote right along with my fellow BoTBers in my March 1st showdown.ย  For a time I thought this was going to be a total shut-out but then the other guy got a vote just like that.ย  Like the majority, the strong resemblance of Elvis of Ricky Shayne pulled me in and he had a landslide victory; tipping the ballot box 12 to 3!

The golden mic award goes to…

 

 

You can see how the other battles went down last time by visiting Stephen for the list of active BoTBers.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ll leave you with another listen to Ricky Shayne but this time he’s singing in English!

 

 

I am going to sit out “Thursday Movie Picks” until June but I hope you’ll come back for all kinds of fun including some giggles with Friday Sillies!

 

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Sea of Clouds #WW

Howdy, Kittens & Dawgs! Last month, DH and I attempted to see the Perseids meteor shower to no avail. The reason being a shroud of heavy cloud coverage hung our night sky with only a few breaks to see anything more than a single shooting star for each of us at different times the entire time spent staring into the pitch blackness with our necks craned and our imaginations stretched. This might seem a bit of a disappointment, but it was actually a fun adventure. Also, there’s an advantage to being in the mountains at 2am. We got a jump-start on getting to our favorite spots before the crowd. The clouds stayed with us throughout the day and this is why the Perseids was not visible with such a Sea of Clouds!

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Photographed from Mt. Mitchell State Park summit just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

 

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I’m making headway on repairing broken links and videos, but it’s not getting done fast enough to suit me. Next week, I’m thinking about stepping away for just a bit to try to get this job done.ย  Today’s photo contribution for (not-so) Wordless Wednesday I plan to share with photo enthusiasts from around the globe participating in Skywatch Friday.

Next up, Friday Sillies and more Friday fun stuff!

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Newfound Gap Picture photo-edits #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs last summer this time we were in the Smoky’s when I snapped this shot over looking the North Carolina valley from Newfound Gap.

The first picture there are not edits done other than adding my copyright.

DSC_4941 Newfound Gap Overlook originial

In the second one, I dabbled with Stylize feature in Pixelmator called Pointillize.

WW 8-24-2016 DSC_4941 Pixelmator Pointilize effect

Here, I applied a blue glitter background as an overlay. It reminded me of snow falling, but the landscape still said summer. So, on the background image I inverted the colors giving the over-all effect of a stormy night or at least this is the feeling I get when I look at it. Do you feel any cooler? Are you ready for winter to arrive?

DSC_4941 Newfound Gap Overlook blizzard

What views are in the eye of your camera? Do you like to create photo-art of using your images through photo-editing?

In case you missed the mews Iโ€™m working on my site, repairing broken links and videos while summer blog traffic is slow. What this means is Iโ€™m minimizing my content by combining posts that are very similar such as (Not-so) Wordless Wednesday and Skywatch Friday.

You can find more photo hops listed under Daily Hops at the top of this page.

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Be sure to join me for Friday Sillies and more Friday fun! Have a fototastic day!