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I recently spent some time with my twin grandchildren … two original pieces of work … created by The Master himself.

I took my camera along so I could color sketch them while they were color sketching for me. I needed practice with this effect on my Nikon D5100 and they needed to hone their motor skills to be prepared for preschool this fall.

twins color sketchingMasterpieces in the making: Choosing just the right colors,

Color Sketching

To master their scissor skills, they sculpted some of their creations into more abstract pieces.

I think they are ready. I’m the one who needs more practice.

Color sketching

These masterpieces are priceless and can be viewed by invitation only.

To view more Masterpiece posts click here.


I love the colorful patterns I get when I turn photos into twirls. This started out as a brown tree stump in the green grass. To see other twirls, go to my archives and view the twirl category.

tree stump twirl


Afternoon sun bouncing off snow illuminates the entrance to Mansfield Covered Bridge in Parke County, Indiana. Sunlight also illuminates graffiti in the rafters.

Mansfield Covered Bridge on Jan. 6, 2013, in Parke County, Indiana

ILLUMINATION

Afternoon sun bouncing off snow illuminates the entrance to Mansfield Covered Bridge in Parke County, Indiana. Sunlight also illuminates graffiti in the rafters.


Time to replay December photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a “like” or comment to help select my December Photo of the Month.

Side view of Hogwarts

49/52 Flying with Harry Potter flew to the top, besting 50/52 Baby’s 1st Birthday.

And post 52/52 Favor-able treatment was favored over 51/52 Christmas twirl.

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Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to read about these and other photos featured in my weekly series since January.

Click on the Photo of the Month link in my Categories list to review all Top 12 picks of 2012.

Coming Sunday, Jan. 6: The Readers’ Choice for the 2012 Photo of the Year honors.


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I received this party favor at a recent holiday gathering and just had to share. :)

You have to glue a washer on the bottom of your ornament so it will stand up. Instead of gift cards you could just use place cards on your holiday table. Make sure to tell guests to pick them up by the ornament and not the card or the fragile glass ball will fall to the floor and shatter. :(

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I have shared either a photo from my archives or something new I just couldn’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

I appreciate your participation: I received enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month.  Since there are 53 Sundays in this year I will use next Sunday to wrap up my Photo of the Month series.

My first post in 2013 will reveal the 2012 Photo of the Year.