Rogue

Rogue

I really like these painting from gretchenwood blog.

Gretchen Wood

As an artist….  every blank canvas is speaking to you… asking who you are….to show yourself to the world through manipulation of pigments suspended in medium. Art itself is an expression of who one is as an individual… but sometimes, as is the case with me, the individual is at war with themselves. I have two strong opposing sides to my personality. I love order and structure and for things to look real and perfect….. and on the flip side… I love chaos and creativity and messiness and abstractions and all sorts of rich vibrant colors. Merging the two as a painter… or as anything… is all about balance… and finding something to appease both sides. And I suppose that’s what all of life is about… finding a working balance.

This piece titled, “Rogue”, is a little bit of a reflection of this thought…. because I am always striving to…

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The long goodbye

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Deliberating on my role
The deepest chasms full of conflict
Of all the feelings in my soul
To care I can’t, seems i’ve been tricked

This barren wasteland in the news
Disgusting plot, distorted views
Good and evil spawn thoughts and sighs
And so begins the long goodbye

(Rispetto – Two rhyming quatrains, Iambic tetrameter and a rhyme scheme of ABABCCDD.)

National Poetry Month 07 — Star-Spangled Sentinel of Liberty

Captain America sonnet, enjoyed reading this today!

Think Wink

Star-Spangled Sentinel of Liberty,
my mentor and my brother. I’ve watched you wage
your war across the days eternally.
When does tomorrow end this wicked age?
There are so many people who can’t stand
up for themselves—enslaved to skin and wealth.
They need a hero who will fight the Man
who aims to chain them to His will with stealth.
He lies, He cheats, deceives us all. No one
they know can cut the cord and break the chains
that ‘slaves them to His dreams. They are undone
beneath His burden. Who will end their pain?
To be the hero that they need will cost.
So be it then, I count my life as lost.

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En Plein Air – April 13th, 2016 – Backyard Sycamore

Really like this acrylic, love the colours used. (Painting by Debra Hunter)

Debra Hunter - Canadian photography, art and handmade

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Four en plein air paintings in four days. I am continuing to work on paper with acrylic. I had a little more time than I did yesterday to paint which was nice, as was working on an easel. One thing I was wanting to achieve with this piece was stronger colors as I think I tend to be too cautious when painting on location. I think I take the colors of the natural landscape too literally and too seriously, and I wanted to change that. So today’s piece is gutsier and maybe more honest to the way I like to paint trees.

The challenge continues. Now to decide what to paint tomorrow!

Painting by Debra Hunter

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Peach & plum pie

Hi there,

So today I made peach and plum pie and it was actually very simple. I bought short crust pastry mixture which probably had something to do with it. Here are the pictures. 🙂

The base for the filling.

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And the top to cover the contents

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The peaches and plums sliced and into a frying pan with brown sugar.

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After filling the pie I covered it with the pastry top and pressed the edges before coating it with egg and sugar.

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The end result before it was cut and after.

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It was very nice although next time i’m going to add some caster sugar to the pastry mix to see if I can sweeten the taste of the pasty as it seemed a bit plain but overall I was very pleased how it turned out seeing as it was my first ever try at cooking a pie