Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Week 47--Fairies

We are nearly bidding 2016 farewell. The magic of a brand new year is almost upon us. And what else to expect to spread cheery good will than fairies, mystical little winged creatures?

Freebird sent us her "Teal Star Fairy" from Arkansas.

Be sure to check this little cutie out on her blog. Love the sparkly beads. Perhaps we'll see her again, sometime?

Our official response is a close-up, a favorite doodle of an eyeball. Try as we might to draw the whole fairy....

That's it for now, until next year...!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Most Pressing

What with all the holiday activities, it's hard to take a moment and just...breathe. Isn't it?

This week's topic is "fairies," the mystical, magical creatures. The idea grew out of book in our library, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairies. It's a collection of sometimes scary, always amusing, images of what the little winged things would look if they were smushed between the pages of a book. My sister gave it to me for Christmas many moons ago and it's...interesting.

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, in 1828, Thomas Keightley described fairies as women who "knew the virtues and powers of words, stones and herbs."

Thus, give us your fairies twinchies! Pursue the powers of herbs, stones and...words! Lofty goals, yes? Also, consider a teenie donation to Wikipedia, a non-profit encyclopedia, to help them keep the gears grinding and the home fires burning.

Get your goodies to us on or about 2PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016! Send them to 1xeritas@gmail.com along with notes, ideas, inspirations and blog links, and we'll post the art--our last of this year!-- later that day.

Thank you for your participation and for stopping by. May the spirit of the season be your guiding inspiration, always.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Week 46--King

There is really no way to introduce this offering from Freebird, other than to let the image speak for it-, or more correctly, Himself.

From Arkansas, in her signature beads:

In her own words, "Here is my king twinchie.  I decided to make the picture of Jesus that shows him with the crown of thorns.  It is the one that has reversed colors, black background and white drawing,  I love the contrast that it makes." Be sure to check out her blog!

Here, from Arizona, our contribution to this week's twinchie, a more secular take on the theme:

A photograph of a traveling checkers game. We can't believe that it's the only checkers we have around, not even RED playing pieces. We'll have to correct that!

Until next time....

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's Good to be King!

Dear Gentle Readers and Artists,
My apologies for delayed postings. There have been some technical difficulties (and a lot of wasted hours) resulting from the Google virus attack. I believe everything is back to normal and up-to-date. We resume our regularly scheduled programming with this (and be sure to check out the other posts).

When the TwobyTwo for "king" popped up no the radar, we immediately thought of the Mel Brooks movie.

From the Official
Movie Poster
But, we'll steer clear of that and keep this family-friendly, shall we?

There's a future king who's a real cutie:

Daily Express
There were three kings that traveled a-far:

There was a king from afar:

King Tut
And a king that was "far out."

Steve Martin as King Tut
A Wild and Crazy Guy
Saturday Night Live, 1978
What is a king without a crown?

Don King
Oh, what were YOU thinking?

How about this? You can be king for a day and the mantle is light!

Show us your "king-ly" twinchies!
Send your images to: 1 xeritas @ gmail. com along with a blog link or note by 2PM, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and we'll post them later the same day (as long as those Googligans stay out of our computer!).
Have a brilliant day.

Week 45--Ice

Just when we thought summer couldn't linger any longer! BAM! Winter. Freezing rain, ice and snow. In Arizona. In November. BRR. What better way to prepare for making "ice-y" twinchies than feeling ice cold?

Freebird sent this adorable treat from Arkansas with a note:

"I took this opportunity to make a favorite pattern of mine.  I love it!  A Kawaii Ice cream cone with a purple bow."

We love it, too1

Our official response, which resembles nothing like what was intended:

It's a collage and a play-on-words, so to speak.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check the blogs of the participating artists!

Until next time...

Ice, Ice, Baby!

If you have frozen water, you have ice. If it's a frozen lake full of water, you have an opportunity to go ice skating. If it's a sheet of ice on a pond, you could be skating on thin ice. If you're walking on thin ice, you could be in trouble of a different kind.

If you like ice cubes, you like your drinks cold. You could like Ice Cube or Vanilla Ice, rappers. We used to get a treat in summer, water ice. We know! It's redundant, but that's Philadelphia for you.

And who doesn't like ice cream? I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! YAY!

So show us your ice twinchies! Send your entries to:
1xeritas@ gmail.com by 2PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and we'll post them later the same day!