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Reply #45 on: August 10, 2016, 01:12:01 AM

Thank you, Sharon.

Sleep every night from 10PM to 4 or 5 AM.

Besides art, my hobby is community service.

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Reply #46 on: August 10, 2016, 02:20:36 AM
More hibiscus practice. I used watercolor pencil to colorize these sketches (made with my 6-dot format).

I want to use the colorizing  technique with my senior citizens class next week.



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Reply #47 on: August 10, 2016, 01:36:45 PM
Nice the way you had the colour to the sketches.  It make the painting richer.

You get up at 4 or 5 am???  You must use those 2-3h extra hours (while most of us sleep) to good use.  :flowers:


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Reply #48 on: August 10, 2016, 02:00:46 PM
The smiles on their face say it all! You made their day for sure! Nice one Mea  :congrats:
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Reply #49 on: August 10, 2016, 02:56:07 PM
Thanks, Trev.  I like making people happy.

Yes, annie, I do all my Paintbasket replies first thing in the morning.  Then I exercise on my trampoline in my carport.  Go for a walk with a neighbor. Handle some financial stuff.  Read the newspaper and do the crossword puzzles.

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Reply #50 on: August 17, 2016, 04:54:56 PM
I have another senior citizen art class today.  They want to draw a hibiscus, so I am all prepared.



I drew the outline shape quite dark to help them see it better, but will instruct them to make their lines quite light so as not to look like "coloring book" work.

The big surprise will be when I hand them the watercolor pencils and they get to colorize them.

I am excited.  Will post the results later today.

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Reply #51 on: August 17, 2016, 05:33:10 PM
 :clap: Have a blast with your class, Mea. Looking forward to the results.  :gl2:
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Reply #52 on: August 17, 2016, 08:27:55 PM
Very excited for you Mea  :yippee:    Would love to be a fly on the wall!  :heeha:


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Reply #53 on: August 17, 2016, 10:14:21 PM
Fabulous class.  They loved having their worked matted when done.  They love this class!

Makes me so happy.



Next time they want to learn how to do leaves.  Me, too!  I had better get practicing.

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Reply #54 on: August 17, 2016, 10:50:28 PM
 :yippee: Fantastic Mea!!!   :congrats:

Congratulations to all our new fellow artistes!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looks like you all have created beautiful hibiscus drawings/paintings. Well done!  O0


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Reply #55 on: August 17, 2016, 11:37:17 PM
Looks like they had a wonderful time and so do you  :)
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Reply #56 on: August 17, 2016, 11:37:37 PM
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Hooray to your class. They look like a fun group of eager artists. I sure hope some of them will come play with us at PB!  :D
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Reply #57 on: August 18, 2016, 12:01:43 AM
Thanks, Val, Win, and KathyS.  Yes, FUN is the word.  They are so eager to learn.

One little lady showed me her "homework" and it was fantastic.  She is so excited that she can draw.  She never knew she could!

One gentleman (very successful retired hospital administrator) was dumbfounded by what he had done.  Says a whole new world will open up for him now.

I'm sure I can recruit a few for Paintbasket, but many are not computer literate.

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Reply #58 on: August 18, 2016, 12:08:02 AM
 ::) Neither are some of us!  :whistle:       :heeha: Moi!!!!    :2funny:


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Reply #59 on: August 18, 2016, 02:14:57 AM
The class looks very happy. Your doing a great job, Mea! O0 O0 O0
Steve W