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30-Day Creative Gathering Group Gallery, 9.2022

Diane Scott Wilde

713 pieces of fabulous art were created in our September Gathering. Last year our total was 620. So even though we were missing several artists, we still did very well.
Bravo! One and all! If you painted one day, or 30, Congratulations! Our fourth year is off to a fabulous start!

I am so honored to share this time with so many talented artists. Your work is amazing! I applaud your curiosity, your drive, your experimentation. Your fearlessness. Your desire for growth. Your generosity and graciousness with fellow members is a true gift. Thank you for your kindness, and your honesty.

A huge thank you to all artists for granting permission to show your work here and on the group Pinterest board. I am so excited to share this small selection of fabulous art. I know you will love it as much as I do. Feel free to leave comments for the artists. The Pinterest gallery is even better, you can see them all together. Grab a cuppa, and enjoy!

Diane Scott Wilde
Diane Scott Wilde
Christine Brooks
Christine Brooks
Christine Brooks
Val van der Poel
Val van der Poel
Val van der Poel
Eileen Vivell
Eileen Vivell
Eileen Vivell
Laurelle Cidoncha
Laurelle Cidoncha
Laurelle Cidoncha
Sandy Sandy
Sandy Sandy
Sandy Sandy
Lucie Trepanier
Lucie Trepanier
Lucie Trepanier
Teresa H. Hazelbaker
Teresa H. Hazelbaker
Teresa H. Hazelbaker
Helen Trachy
Helen Trachy
Eva Lato
Eva Lato
Eva Lato
Johanne Boisvert
Johanne Boisvert
Lynne Mizera
Lynne Mizera
Lynne Mizera
Sea Dean
Sea Dean
Chandra Lynn
Chandra Lynn
Chandra Lynn
Laurie Sayward
Laurie Sayward
Laurie Sayward
Lynne Forrester
Lynne Forrester
Lynne Forrester
Ann Osgood
Ann Morriss Osgood
Jaine Buse
Jaine Buse
Jaine Buse
Karin H. Schoonover
Karin H. Schoonover
Karin H. Schoonover
Christiane Drieling
Nelvia McGrath
Nelvia McGrath
Nelvia McGrath

I did not include links this time, but the artists with websites can easily be found in a browser search. Thanks so much for taking the time to view these fabulous work.

Art can heal, it can lift us up. Art encourages community & reduces isolation. It increases self awareness. For the artist and for the viewer. Art can build a bridge across borders, and foster true friendships. Art gives meaning to our lives. Our Gathering has proven the all of this.

Thank you, for sharing the gift of your creative spirit.

Wishing you peace, health, and JOYful creating!


Monsoon Skies

  • Sunset 1. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Sunset 2. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Close Up. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I was talking on the phone with a friend, and the sky was quickly changing. I put her on speaker, and while we continued the conversation, I tried to catch a shot of the lightning. It was striking just to the right of Mingus.

Surprise! What a treat! I had a visitor come right up to the window. And she hung right in front of me for a second or two, as if to say, “Hello”. The photos are blurry. Maybe that is what makes them so magical. Like little fairies.

  • Hummer 3. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Hummer 1. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Hummer 2. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I turned back to the sky, and there was a wall of rain. Then the light show started. I took too many photos to count. And I didn’t think I had caught the lightning. Woo Whoo! Look closely at slide four, there is lightning behind the tree on the right.

  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning over Mingus. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

The following day, we had a bit more rain. And more glorious skies.
First a double rainbow.

Double Rainbow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Double Rainbow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I captured a lightning bolt in video, and was so excited to share it with you. I’ve been trying for two days to get the video to play. I wanted to edit it, the window frame was visible, and the end was choppy as I lowered the phone. But I couldn’t get it saved right. And I have done this before? 🤣 Ugghh! Well, learn something new everyday. I edited it my phone. DUH. I didn’t know you could do that. 🤣🤣🤣

I had already saved these frames to share so here they are. The strike takes 12 frames. But here are just a few.

  • Lightning 2. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning 1. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning 3. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
  • Lightning 4. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Later, over Mingus, a beautiful cloudscape.

Mingus 7/23/22. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Mingus 7/23/22. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

And to the right…

Clouds. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Clouds. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue!    

– A. A. Milne

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Birds, Check. Cheerful Check, Check.

Gingham Cross Table Cloth, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Table Cloth, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Sample. Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Sample. Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Gingham Cross

Well, mine is more of a calm check than cheerful. Haha. I seem to be in that mode. Last week I placed 966, out of 1309 entries.Thanks so much for voting! This check is getting lots of “favorites”. It’s nice to know it has appeal, and is not… bland. Votes are welcome.

Next week’s challenge design is going to be bright and bold. The theme is 1970’s throw pillows. Haha! Yikes. Avocado, harvest gold, burnt orange. Yeah, we need to bring those back.

This design was a learning experience. Woo Whoo! Love learning! I have made checks before, the hard way. This is quick, and it will be so easy to switch colors, and create a whole collection. What colors would you like to see? Christmas? Red, white and blue? Pretty pastels?

Cross Check Linen Texture
Cross Check Linen Texture

For The Birds, Yucca, Yucca, Yucca

A few days ago, the yucca was bombarded by the birds. Breakfast in the desert. I took lots of photos thinking, that may never happen again. Later that afternoon, they were back. And they brought buddies. I counted nine birds on one stalk! Yes, I took more photos. I even caught a couple beneath my window, and one was a chatty Cathy. Click any photo for a slideshow view.

“There is an unreasonable joy to be had from the observation of small birds going about their bright, oblivious business”
Grant Hutchison, The Complete Lachlan

A bird does not sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
Maya Angelou

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