Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Week 34--Victory!

It's always amazing  to see the direction other creative folks venture and where the art journey will take us. And when an idea manifests itself and the outcome is beautiful, we can feel victorious.

Freebird may have had a rocky go of some projects this week, but this twinchie is delightful. It all comes together as she used her favorite colour, orange!

Our official response has to do with a 240th birthday party coming up.

Enjoy the celebrations big and small.
Until next time....

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Victory is for Winners!

You know that feeling of accomplishment? That you have won?

The opponent may be only yourself, but you feel glorious?

In the battle, it's important to believe that you shall win or, as they say, you've already lost. This lady lost her clothes. Maybe it's no secret.

 Which may be frowned upon by this establishment:

"We" are not amused!
This funny guy felt victorious:

It may have had something to do with:

This also goes by the name "Victory:"

As does this bunch:

Somehow we're feeling really, really old over that one. Yet, we weren't around for this:

Show us your winning twinchies for "Victory." We promise not to do the Gatorade dump. 

Send your two by two inch art to: by 2 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 along with any appropriate blog links or notes of inspiration. The images will be posted later the same day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Week 33 -- Diamond

Diamonds are full of light and sparkle. The only things between graphite and a beautiful gem is heat and pressure. And time.

This time around, we have this sparkle from Freebird:

And our official response:

Be sure to check out the artists blogs to read about their inspiration and the other beautiful works they have created.
Until next time....

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Let Us Hope no Tragedy Befalls Us

It's the good ol' summer time and here in the States, it's hot dogs, apple pie and BASEBALL! Don Henley has a song about the Boys of Summer and not a day goes by that a game isn't being played...on a diamond!

We suspect this must be Fenway Park as they are maniacal about cutting the lawn every which way. We are glad we don't have to cut any grass, let alone all that!

A diamond is a four-sided polygon where some of the angles are obtuse and some are acute, otherwise you'd have rectangles or squares.

But really we were thinking of something more sparkly!

Diamonds come in all colors, but probably the most famous of all is the blue Hope Diamond. There is intrigue and all sorts of trouble associated with this gem. Particularly, every one who tried to own it ended up having to sell it to pay off debts.

It has been around since 1668 and in 1958 Harry Winston (He died in 1978 but you may know his name: his company decorates all the stars with jewelry for the Academy Awards) donated it to the Smithsonian Institute, where it is on display at the Natural History Museum, Washington, DC. It's currently valued at a quarter of a BILLION dollars.

That's a huge debt, not as big as the National Debt (19 TRILLION and counting...), but big, none the less.

A problem of a different sort could befall someone who tries to mess with this guy:

Eastern Diamondback

But don't worry about these snakes, they can't hurt a fly,

Even though they play on this beautiful diamond:

It's always a thrill when they open the roof, quite fine on a summer's night.

So show us your diamond inchies! Send your images to by 2PM Arizona Time, Tuesday, June 13, 2016. Include blog links or notes, as you wish.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Week 32--Blanket

Here in sunny Arizona, we have been enjoying the loveliest spring weather with chilly nights. Perfect for pulling a nice fuzzy blanket up to our ears.
Until today. With the turn of the calendar to June, it's officially Summer, with Inferno expected over the weekend. Did you know meteorologists have a different definition of summer from astronomers? While summer doesn't officially start until June 22 based on the movements of the sun, weathermen (or women) say it starts June 1.
We're believers.
But before we get all heated up, let's look at our blankets.

From Freebird, we have this beaded cutie:

And our official response is a positive relic:

Every child, no matter how old, should have a blankie to call their own.
Until next time....