1.29.2012

Tangerine SHOUTS!

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I did get a bit of painting done this week...even if it was just a few bright, happy little "doodles" with watercolor pencil! Just playing around with January's Creative Color Challenge of "tangerine" and making some fun papers that I'm going to cut up to use in another collage like this one.

Did you know that I used to be quite shy? Sometimes I think that this is why I've always painted with such vibrant colors--it's one way to SHOUT!  I think that's what orange does. This week I shared a little chapter in my story--about when I used to be a high-school English teacher--on the "Do What you Love" blog!  I'm not nearly as shy now...but I think I still MUCH prefer expressing myself in splashed color and written words ;).

17 comments:

  1. HUGE smile here. I LOVE the tangerine! Such a happy color. I also really like thinking that someone filled with such talent is also shy. Ive been having a hard time with fear holding me back. I was able to talk to my husband, best friend about it last night. He had some great points. Our church is having a "gallery night" to help artists and raise money for the Haiti Missions trip. I keep coming up with fears, but hearing those sweet ladies we have been sharing and all the kind words- soar, believe, hope, dream. He convinced me to just get my stuff ready to show and not have any expectations. Just hang it up for others to enjoy. I can do that. Hope you are feeling/doing well. hugs.

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    1. Go for it, Anna! It takes so much bravery to show your work. I pray that He continues to blast through your fears!

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  2. Your whole blog shouts...so beautiful and colorful. I love what you did with your pencils for creative color challenge. I love the splatters. Nice! Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I love splatters too--I tend to be a perfectionist when I'm painting, so the practice of just letting go and doodling is really good for me. And it's fun too!

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  3. I'm not normally an orange person but I have to say I am really enjoying all these beautiful shades of orange some have used. Your images are beautiful and I'm so glad I stopped by to check them out!

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  4. This is so fun! Love your creation! It is amazing!

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  5. Orange does shout! Love the color, Sadee! My friend brought me a gift last week. The bag was lined with fuchsia and tangerine tissue - so juicy!

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  6. Orange is such a happy color and mood lifter. It's like orange juice and sunshine in color form.

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  7. Sadee, love your doodle especially the numbers for some reason! Your blog is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Lori! I like the numbers too--have no idea why I doodled them, but I have a feeling I will discover the reason why as I cut up these doodles and fashion them into a collage. We will see! :)

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  8. Hi Sadee
    thanks for stopping over to my blog:) Wow this tangerine doodle is terrific. The colors are just bursting! I clicked the link in your post to your collage and that is just lovely. I am so glad to meet you, Fran :)

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  9. Your doodles are just wonderful! And the bright oranges are just pure happiness. I find doodling so difficult (probably just thinking too much), but what your words about bright colours just get me thinking now. I can very much relate to them.

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    1. Thank you! I find doodling difficult too--I feel like everything has to "become" something, like it can't just be "mindless." So I started doing this doodling and then cutting up the doodles to use in collages. It's like the best of both worlds! I can just have fun with colors, feel a little mindless, let off a little steam...and then later, when I cut the doodles into little squares, one of them might be the PERFECT piece I need for a collage!

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  10. The beauty of your "doodles" amazes me. I LOVE that color and "shouting" with it. And oh, how you capture it with the camera.
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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I can't wait to find out where these doodles take me as I cut them up and make another collage. I think there's meaning hidden there! Oh, and I totally think that it's just the camera! ;)

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  11. Oops that link was NOT supposed to be on there. Sorry.

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