Jan 27, 2017

AC: Sticks


One day a friend picked up two sticks
and 
began to balance one on top of the other

it was fun to watch
a bit like juggling
simple pleasures are so good

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I hope you all have fun visting one another 
to see how "sticks" inspired each of you:


If anyone else would like to join in, leave a comment 
and
I will add you to the list
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30 comments:

  1. You're right, we often forget how easy it can be to find pleasure in something simple....

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    1. I loved watching my friend, Larry, do this.

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  2. Nice drawing. I love it that you always manage to bring things to the core.- eric

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    1. Thank you so much Eric, so kind of you to let me know.

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  3. He is a gorgeous soul! how I love this piece..I thought he was dowsing at first...maybe he is !!Beautifully done..love the colors too..the shading is always fantastic! I would have loved this challenge, wish i had seen it earlier!! Love his hat and those stitches down his beautiful blue jacket... awesome!
    Wishing you a magical new moon and happy wkd!!
    Victoria

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    1. Hello Victoria,

      Thank you for considering this piece and it’s details.
      I sense you are right, in the balancing there is dowsing.
      I will share that with my friend.

      Lovely weekend to you!

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  4. wonderful this posting!
    Greetings Elke

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  5. Ha Tammie,
    Mooi verwerkt in je prachtige tekening ,de inspirerende man,die jongleren kan
    leuk onderwerp!

    Wens je een goed weekend!
    Groetjes Christiene.

    Ha Tammie,
    Beautifully incorporated into your beautiful drawing, the inspirational man who can juggle
    nice subject!

    Wish you a good weekend!
    Greetings Christiene.

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    1. yes, inspired by my friend playing with sticks, thank you.

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  6. that story actually reminds me of a toy someone one's showed me that did exactly that. it was designed to do so, but it was totally the same concept! i think your friend musta shown them! ;))) thxs for hosting, tammie. x

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    1. Fun to hear of a simple and fun toy like this.

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  7. Like Nadine, I remember a toy that was basically the same idea. I really like your painting; at first I thought he was dowsing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing, which is looking for water underground by feeling the pull of a stick, usually willow. Thanks for inviting me to the party! xo

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    1. you are the second person to thing that, dowsing. I like that idea.
      i tried that with brass wire once, it was fun and seemed to work.
      Thank you for joining us Sharmon

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  8. This makes me smile and reminds me of simpler days where we did play with sticks! I read your previous post too, and love how you celebrated the simple stick! Great photos!

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    1. Yes, I remember those days too, they are still here for me.

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  9. The aura of this watercolour-guy is marvellous! You are really a great artist full of empathy!

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    1. Thank you so much. Expressing a feeling in art is something I attempt.

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  10. Happy New Year, Tammie,
    That man is so handsome! I love your new header. Lovely!
    Have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Fun that you think he is handsome. He looks as close to how my friend looks as I could accomplish this time around.

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  11. Simple pleasures are so good!!! I like this, Tammie!... like make our drawings. I understood this after a long timee... To find that to make a drawinw its a simple pleasure, and from that moment i begun to enjoy it. Thank you for be kind to accept me into your AC. :)

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  12. We used to do this when I was a kid - but then we didn't have iPads,

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    1. might be fun to do again.

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  13. What a sweet face your balancing act guy has. Simple joy.

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  14. simple is the best - and yes, it was fun, too, thank you for this A.C.!
    This guy in your drawing seams to be such a nice man, simply balanced. I like him.
    x Stefanie

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  15. Dear Tammie,
    I've recognized his beard! Beautiful drawing! As a child I tried to balance a stick on a stick... I have to try it now :-)
    Thank you very much for hosting, Dear. Even when I am impatient of my painting, I am happy that I did it...
    Love, Ariane

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  16. wonderful drawing! I'm so sorry, I forgot this dc/ac - although I had an idea... perhaps I'll show it another time.
    :-) mano

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