Share Your World – February 12, 2018 except this is February 17

Late to the game again – but not as bad as last week, when I never quite got to it at all. Now that it’s almost time for a new share, I’m ready to join Cee and all of you to share some more of my world.

Are you a practical jokester? No, not at all. Too often I think practical jokes are on the cruel side.

Who cuts your hair? You, a friend, or professional. In the past, once I grew up and out of my mother cutting my hair, I’ve always had a professional do it. But lately since I have so little hair, I’ve been snipping at it here and there, getting the clippers with the 1″ attachment on them for the back – where I do have to sometimes ask for help in neatening it up since it’s hard for me to see back there. Ultimately I know I’ll have it so messed up I might have to go to a professional to get it fixed.

Did you have a stuffed animal when you were a kid, if so what kind? I don’t remember having stuffed animals as a kid except for the monkey my mother made out of men’s socks. I think I was more a doll kind of girl, until I turned into a major tomboy. I have some stuffed animals now that people have given me over the years, but those are gradually becoming Shasta toys – because they are big dust collectors.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Communications with my kids, mostly. Friends returning from visiting their family and enjoying a casual dinner out with them. Trying to learn how to use acrylic paints – wayyyyy back in the day, I painted with oils, but it’s been a very long time and I’m finding out there’s a steep learning curve. So I watch tutorials – thank heavens for You Tube – learn a little more with each one, then try another painting. So far I’ve painted over two or three canvases to start again. I have one I will share, but just barely – I’m not happy with it, but it’s better than the two I painted over. This one was done on a canvas on which I had applied a gel medium to seal for an alcohol ink painting which left odd ridges on the canvas.

So here goes – be kind.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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20 Responses to Share Your World – February 12, 2018 except this is February 17

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I like the odd ridges. Seems like if you knew what you were painting before doing that part you could do some really cool stuff with the ridges. I like this one a lot too.

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    • Carol says:

      Thank you, Dawn. Ithink that’s really the primary purpose of the gel medium. After I learn how to manage the paint, brushes and palette knives, I might work on that.


  2. I think your painting has come out well. 🙂 You Tube is a great thing, isn’t it?

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    You have a great sense of depth. I like your painting. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  4. loisajay says:

    I like the ridges, too. I think this painting is wonderful, Carol. We are our own worst critics. Why is that?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I agree with you about practical jokes.

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  6. Carol — I like the ridges on the canvas, it gives it added character, making it look like a long-lost art treasure.


  7. Kathy says:

    I am smiling at the “be kind” comment. It really is wonderful that you are experimenting with painting, and being brave enough to share your work with all of us. Is this a picture of someplace near where you live? Or is it a place you are imagining?

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  8. leendadll says:

    I really like that painting!! I was thinking of you at the car dealership because they had a bunch of local artists’ works for sale and there was an “okay” 10×20 (??) alcohol ink on yupo priced at $500!!

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  9. hey dear…
    I’m so happy because your post are so wonderful and really helpful for me.thanks dear..


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