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I wonder if I would have started painting again if I had not discovered Instagram. I never completely stopped, but what had been an important part of my teenage years became something simply for the production of Christmas and birthday cards. But gradually IG reminded me how much pleasure I used to get from drawing and painting, offering me an excuse and an audience (a surprising uncritical audience) a place where it's ok to just have a bit of fun, you don't have to be Leonardo, "thank you" this is for one of my absolute favourite pages here on IG @jjcommunity for their "huesday" purple and yellow #jj_forum_2159 #myinstagramlogo
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I've been told "you can be whatever you want to be" could I be taking it too literally..... #whpillusion I did a version of this idea a couple of years back and thought about reposting for @instagram weekend hashtag project, but when I looked at it again I realised that I have become more fussy over the intervening time, so I had to do a new version that I could live with. It can be interesting scrolling back over ones gallery to see your progression @creativelysquared @marisakatedesigns #cs_handsinframe #jj_forum_2157 #gotd_1761
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People often ask "where do your ideas come from" my favourite explanation is that given by the sadly missed genius Terry Pratchett, writing of his "discworld" that fragments of inspiration are constantly sleeting down through the stratosphere like tiny asteroids, most are lost, but some hit people as they land, of those some melt away before they can be acted upon, some simply become dreams, but some find fertile ground and the person who has been hit stands up and says "I know what I'll do", without the slightest idea where the idea came from. Every so often an Einstein or Shakespeare is born with a sort of inbuilt "lighting rod" attracting more than his fair share of inspiration. It's a charming idea, although it does mean that most wonderful ideas simply never happen, in reality I like to think that I just have something more than a big vegetable keeping my ears apart... 😊😊😊 🐝#creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #minimalism42#jj_forum_2157
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The corkscrew is close to becoming obsolete these days, so why are there four of them in my kitchen drawer?. They are, in a way souvenirs of European road trips, I don't know why I never think to pack one knowing that the cheap local wines you buy in the French and Italian villages still often sport the traditional cork stopper, but packing for motorcycle touring is an art of weight limitation and some Tetris style skills. Each tour usually contains a couple of bottles opened using nail scissors or pushed in with a biro (including one notable explosion of fruity red in a tiny ferry cabin) before I give in and buy, yet another, cheep corkscrew. Thought they seldom get used here in England, each carries memories of happy evenings sat on little balconies in inexpensive hotels and bnb's, watching mountain storms or fiery sunsets, sipping local plonk from tooth glasses 🍷🍾🍸🍾🍷🍾🍸🍾🍷🍾🍷 #jj_forum_2150 🐝#creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #minimalism42 #gotd_1759
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Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
And spotted the dangers beneath
All the toffees I chewed,
And the sweet sticky food.
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth. I wish I’d been that much more willin’
When I had more tooth there than fillin’
To give up gobstoppers,
From respect to me choppers,
And to buy something else with me shillin’. When I think of the lollies I licked
And the liquorice allsorts I picked,
Sherbet dabs, big and little,
All that hard peanut brittle,
My conscience gets horribly pricked. My mother, she told me no end,
‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend.’
I was young then, and careless,
My toothbrush was hairless,
I never had much time to spend. Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,
I flashed it about late at night,
But up-and-down brushin’
And pokin’ and fussin’
Didn’t seem worth the time – I could bite! If I’d known I was paving the way
To cavities, caps and decay,
The murder of fillin’s,
Injections and drillin’s,
I’d have thrown all me sherbet away. So I lie in the old dentist’s chair,
And I gaze up his nose in despair,
And his drill it do whine
In these molars of mine.
‘Two amalgam,’ he’ll say, ‘for in there.’ How I laughed at my mother’s false teeth,
As they foamed in the waters beneath.
But now comes the reckonin’
It’s me they are beckonin’
Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth. 😬😬😬😬😬 Poem by the marvellous Pam Ayres 😬😬 For @instagram weekend hashtag project #WHPsmile #jj_forum_2150
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Zukiwi.... So let's get this clear, if it grows from the faded flower it's a fruit, so that means courgettes, tomatoes aubergine any other part of the plant is a vegetable, so that's rhubarb right? unless of course it's a nut or a seed, oh and of course if it's a mushroom it isn't fruit or veg....hummm.. in the end it's all good whatever you call it #jj_forum_2150
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If you read comments you may have notices that my last post came in for some criticism, it seems that the very simple idea that i had come up with had already been conceived by another artist a couple of weeks beforehand, now he, seeing my picture, published a story suggesting that i had stolen his idea, now as soon as i saw his comment, i checked his image, and he had a point, they were surprisingly similar, so i contacted him, and explained that i had not seen his image and that it was an awkward coincidence, he accepted my explanation and removed his story. however in the intervening time i had received quite a few comments telling me that stealing ideas was “not on and not cool” I duly sent each of these people an explanation, they were after all only standing up for someone they followed and admired. Now i understand the frustration of having your pictures stolen, it is something that happens to me very regularly, but as for ideas, we all know that there is nothing new under the sun, we are all working within the same world, using the same objects and the same colours, influenced by everything we see, (sometimes unconsciously) so it is not surprising that these overlaps happen. now sometimes if I get a negative comment (which is mercifully rare) I simply delete, “water off a ducks back” as they aptly say, but this time, I decided to let the comments stand, it is all part of the story, I decided, and sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches... 🍃🍃🍃🍃🍃🍃🍃 🐝#creative_display_ #arte_minimal #creativegrammer #createcaptura #artselect #moodcommunity #ilikeitlikethis #artistic_unity_ #magic_shots #girlscreating #pocket_creative #creativelysquared #styleonmytable #creativityfound #instamoments #rsa_ladies #thecreativehive #hashtagfloosie #headyart #indetail #rsa #stilllife_perfection #minimalism42 #jj_forum_2150
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