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Mingus Pretty In Pink

Mingus in Pink II, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink II, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink I, SMD 11-10 2019
Mingus in Pink I, SMD 11-10 2019

I thought I missed it. The best shot. Turns out I didn’t. That is why the photos above are in reverse order. I pulled out the pink in Photoshop. On my phone, the sky almost looked white. I didn’t have to adjust it much, to see the pink as it was. Sort of eerie, like being on Mars. A pretty, human-friendly, oxygen-filled Mars.

I made the 30-Day Creative Gathering board on Pinterest public. My idea worked. Whew! I added the photos (sent to me by participants) to a page on my site. The page will not be published, but I can pin from there to the board. Take a look, September was a great month for art!

Only thing is, if you click those images on the board, they link to the page on my site. I didn’t think anyone would see it. Now I need to dress it up and credit each of you. On my list for tomorrow. I’d still like to include everyone who created during the challenge. I added the FB post about it to the announcements section if you are interested. If you would like to be represented on the board, you can message me your collage, and/or 1 to 2 works created during the challenge.

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Lovelle Drachman

I have been playing with scraps and paint the last week or so. Usually right before bed. I’m painting lots of blah and yuck. But the process is… restorative. Today the weather was feeling sort of grey and sad. So of course, I felt like painting bright flowers.

Coneflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Coneflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Tulips. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Wildflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Wildflower. 4 x 4, watercolor, pen on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Solitude is creativity’s best friend,
and solitude is refreshment for our souls.
Naomi Judd

Arizona Sunset. 11-11-19. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Arizona Sunset. 11-11-19. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all.
They choose to remain comfortably

within the bounds of their own experience,
never troubling to wonder how it would feel

to have been born other than they are.
J.K. Rowling

Day Ten Of The 30-Day Creative Challenge

Day 10, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 10, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

I had no idea what I was going to do with this. It started with the wash. I was started two at a time. And I put this one aside. And then I read Sea’s post. There was my inspiration. Sea was even egging me on. Donna Pierce Clark posted a gorgeous sunflower in the group. I borrowed her idea of the green centers.

I pulled out my stencils and layered them on. I thought about adding smalle sky blue flowers. But it is getting late and I still need to work on tomorrow’s piece. So instead, I splattered blue paint, and white and green. Calling is done for now. Maybe it is better to keep the palette warm. What do you think?

Day ten puts us 1/3 of the way through the challenge! That was quick! Maybe it was the long wait to do this. Ha-ha-ha.

Day 9 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 9, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.
Day 9, 2019 C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2019 Sheila Delgado.

Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas,
but the blank canvas is afraid of the painter who dares
and who has broken the spell of ‘you can’t’ once and for all.

-Vincent van Gogh-