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Mingus Has A Ball

June Sunset, Mingus. SMD 2021
June Sunset, Mingus. SMD 2021

Gotta love the desert light. I’ll try to remember that as we soar over 100 degrees. Today we hit 105. But the “real feel” was 112. Yikes! Phoenix’s high was 111. We are usually 10 to fifteen degrees cooler than the city. The warm light on the hills forced me to jump up, and grab my camera to catch the scene.

Another postcard exchange. Yay! I still miss the annual LYA exchange and was so excited to get an invite from Nelvia McGrath. I painted my postcard offering, naturally.

Ball Cactus, 4 x 6, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Ball Cactus, 4 x 6, watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

After I scanned the image, I noticed I completely forgot to add distant hills. So, I added them digitally with Photoshop. That “straight” line was buggin’ me.

Ball Cactus, 4 x 6, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Ball Cactus, 4 x 6, mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Next time I will remember to sketch them in.

Have a super week everyone!

Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.
Mehmet Murat Ildan

A flower blooming in the desert
proves to the world that adversity,
no matter how great,
can be overcome.
Matshona Dhliwayo

March Squall

Mingus Sunset, 3.16.21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Mingus Sunset, 3.16.21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

We have had a terrific week of wintery weather. Yay! A little rain. A little snow. Wind. Mini hail pellets. The snow has been fast, and at times, furious. We had a squall that lasted all of 15 minutes. Then it was dry and calm, and only Mingus had visible snow. Hope you enjoy the views!

Layers, 3-16-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Layers, 3-16-21, morning. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Squall Still, 3-13-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Squall Still, 3-13-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Am I Blue, 3-12-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Am I Blue, 3-12-21, evening. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Am I Blue, close-up, 3-12-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Am I Blue, close-up, 3-12-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Blue Skies 3-12-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Blue Skies 3-12-21, morning. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Pinky Pink, 3-11-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Pinky Pink, 3-11-21, sunset. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

My second eye surgery was rescheduled to the 22nd.
The first eye has healed, and all is well. Amen!

Misty Blue, 3-11-21. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Misty Blue, 3-11-21, morning. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
Ansel Adams

One moment the world is as it is.
The next, it is something entirely different.
Something it has never been before.
Anne Rice, Pandoras