Summer Daydream

"Summer Daydream" is a fanciful artwork, created by Melody Kittles. It is available as a print or photo gift through my deviantArt gallery. You can click on this picture to get there!

“Summer Daydream” is a fanciful artwork, created by Melody Kittles. It is available as an art print or photo gift through my deviantArt gallery. You can click on this picture to get there!

I wanted to fingerpaint again. It had been quite a while since I’d done so. I also wanted to try working with larger canvases. I truly enjoyed creating this piece. I used acrylic paint and my fingers and hands. My signature is the only part I used a brush for. Next time, I’ll use a smaller brush for that but I do like the way the letters look. I’m keeping that in mind for possible use in future creations.

In other news, I’m going to start uploading some of my work to Society6 and Redbubble. Both are nifty outlets for artists of all genres and offer a wide range of items upon which art can be printed. I love variety and versatility. Having my work at several locations may make it easier for people to purchase it. I’m no longer doing this as a business but I won’t quit my hobby. If it turns out to be something worth all the time and effort that goes into making a business work, then I’ll see about that. Otherwise, I’m a hobbyist from this point on. Please do contact me if you are interested in one of my works! You can comment here and I will get back with you as soon as I’m able.

Also, if you like what you see here or in another post of my works, please do share the link or reblog! It would mean a great deal to me. Thanks for stopping by!

What I’ve Seen

I like to have fun with the camera on my cell phone. I’m not a pro, not by any stretch of the imagination. But it’s a nifty way to sort of journal things and perhaps record something that inspires me for use in a project later on down the road. Who knows? So I’d like to share some of my photos from this week with you.

I saw these tiny purple wildflowers with yellow centers while my husband and I were storm spotting. The plant they were growing on was rather large in comparison but it was so pretty! And the flowers were so very dainty. I doubt the farmer whose field they were growing beside even noticed but you never know.

I saw these tiny purple wildflowers with yellow centers while my husband and I were storm spotting. The plant they were growing on was rather large in comparison but it was so pretty! And the flowers were so very dainty. I doubt the farmer whose field they were growing beside even noticed but you never know.

The sun was setting when I walked out of the theater to defrost for a few minutes. I had to capture it, the best way I could. I sort of captured the pink in the clouds.

The sun was setting when I walked out of the theater to defrost for a few minutes. I had to capture it, the best way I could. I sort of captured the pink in the clouds. See? Way up there on the left?

On 2nd Street, in my town, there are several stores and businesses with fabulous doors and two pretty awesome vintage signs. This one was for a menswear store.

On 2nd Street, in my town, there are several stores and businesses with fabulous doors and two pretty awesome vintage signs. This one was for a menswear store.

I went with John when he drove out to get sunset photos. This beautiful storm cloud was on the southern horizon reflecting the red and gold rays of the sunset. John captured it close-up but this was the best I could do with my phone. I do like the perspective I managed to get.

I went with John when he drove out to get sunset photos. This beautiful storm cloud was on the southern horizon reflecting the red and gold rays of the sunset. John captured it close-up but this was the best I could do with my phone. I do like the perspective I managed to get.

I really enjoy seeing what I can capture with my little 3mp cell camera. Well, most of the time. As long as I stay within the limits of my camera’s range, it’s all good fun. When I try to use the zoom feature, the picture almost always becomes blurry so I rarely use it. I used it on the last photo here and you can see how blurry it came out. But the colors and perspective are nice and it could be used later for an art project if I so desire. I share most of these on Instagram so if you like them and want to see more, then you can follow me there (pianolady32). As always, feel free to leave comments or ask questions. 🙂

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Release all doubt. You’re on your way to cease another day.” ~ Glimpse – Heart Of Stone Ft. Katrine Stenbekk (Electus Remix)

 

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Photo of a beautiful sunrise taken by J.D. Kittles Photography and used with permission. Click on the photo to be taken to his website to see more of his wonderful work!

Photo of a beautiful sunrise taken by J.D. Kittles Photography and used with permission. Click on the photo to be taken to his website to see more of his wonderful work!

Quoteful Saturday: Stress

“The man who doesn’t relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.”  ~Elbert Hubbard

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ~Chinese Proverb

All of today’s quotes were found on this page at Quote Garden. Thanks for stopping by!

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~ Sun coming through the clouds ~ Photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~ To see more of his awesome photography, just click the photo!

~ Sun coming through the clouds ~ Photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~ To see more of his awesome photography, just click the photo!

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~ Red Amaryllis Lily ~ photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~

~ Red Amaryllis Lily ~ photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~

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~Child in a fedora ~ Photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~

~Child in a fedora ~ Photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission ~