Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Catch up Summer of Color ... Week 5 & 6

I got a little behind with my last 2 weeks of the Summer of Color...can't believe it's over.. It has been so much fun..Thank you so much Kristin for another great challenge...I haven't really seen anyone's posts this past week.. hope to get to some in the next while.. but you know how it is when peeps start going on holidays.. more work for the rest of us...lol I just keep telling myself it's only another 10 days.. and then it's my turn... whooo hooooo!!!!
Anyways.. week 5 was Wild and Reckless.. lovely blues, greens and pinks...all my favorite colors... and keeping with the mandala theme I've been going with.. here's what I came up with... it's on an 8x10 canvas..I used fluorescent oil pastels for the background.. some loverly old music.. Helen from Cobra Graphics....shared this lovely line drawing of a dancer that she had acquired with me..Thank you Helen...I think the pic probably could  have been a bit brighter.. oh well.....
Week 6 is Watermelon Ice... This is done on watercolor paper with my Inktense pencils... I fully intended to put seeds in her hair..and tangle in it too.. but... am liking her like this... for now anyways...lol
It has been soooo hot and humid here.. doesn't do alot for me but for the garden .. it's fantastic.. have had my first zucchini and cucumber out of it now.. and salad every night too... waiting now for the cherry tomatoes to ripen... might have gone a little overboard on the number of plants I got.. last count.. about 100 cherry tomatoes starting to ripen... and look.... my first spaghetti squash!!

and a garden pic....
and last but not least.. my 2 favorite girls.... I got to babysit friday and saturday..long days but it sure was fun.. tiring but they were so good.. Isn't this the most jewel encrusted princess crown you have ever seen? this was our project while Tierney was sleeping on saturday afternoon..
And Tierney is wondering where that soother went??? lol
Anyways.. thanks for stopping by...I am sad that the Summer of Color challenge is over.. it has been fun.. hope you got a chance to take in some of the fabulous art that was presented... I might have to find another once a week challenge....lol
Take care..
Kath
xx


25 comments:

  1. Hi Kath! I just love your art pieces, the Watermelon Ice is so clever! Beautiful job on both. I'm glad summer has made it to you finally. I love your "garden in a trough" talk about clever! Is that to hinder rabbits? or just easier to deal with? Great idea. Your grandbabies are getting so big! They are precious.

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    1. HI Jaime... thank you... yes summer is here.. think it was 42c yesterday with humidity.. ugh... we had so much rain for so many years that my garden just turned into a mass of grass and weeds.. it would takes years to get it back to what it was.. but can't live without a garden...lol

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  2. Oh - I love your watermelon pieces! Both of them! The face and hair in the melon is just gorgeous! :)

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    1. Thank you so much.. glad you like them...

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  3. Beautiful creations!. Your girls are just too cute! :). Hugs.

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  4. Loving both of your fab pieces. Annette x

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  5. Lovely artwork, I particularly like the watermelon ice girl - she's really striking.

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    1. Thank you Joanna... appreciate it..x

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  6. oh kath both pieces are wonderful but i love you watermelon piece too, so clever....gorgeous gals enjoying time with gran....loverly :)

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  7. Hi Kath, wow these 2 pieces are wonderful. Love the dancer and that watermelon girl, I too like how you did the hair on this. Very clever.
    Love the garden idea and your dear granddaughers are adorable. Tierney is really growing now....
    Nice crown too :)
    big hugs, Les♥

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    1. Thanks Les... yes.. they are growing quick! xx

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  8. I really like the dancer, but I love the watermelon ice girl. The hair is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Tori... appreciate it..xx

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  9. Oh Kath....two fabulous pieces...but i just LOVE your watermelon creation... stunning job!
    ...and your gorgeous grandbabies are growing sooooo fast...love the blinged out crown!!
    Jan x

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    1. Thanks Jan.. glad you like it... yes they are growing up so fast...
      Kath
      xx

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  10. beautiful "catch-ups" The dancer really grabbed my attention and I love the way she is dancing on the music. The watermelon ice is lovely too with the lady in the circle all cosy. Brilliant. BJ

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    1. Thanks BJ.. I quite liked her too.. and love those florescent pastels.. Glad you liked my watermelon girlie...
      xx

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  11. I love how her face appears out of the watermelon!

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  12. I so love that watermelon lady! And i just read a bunch of your Latest posts, i love your mandalas too! Hope you're having a great summer!

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  13. Hi Kathy, i adore your rainbow coloured love piece, so beautiful ! And the children are absolutely precious. Thanks for sharing my friend
    Hugs June x

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment..I love to hear what you think.. always have time to listen and reply(somewhat slowly at times)but always appreciated...xx