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Leftover Art: Flowers Here & There

I love Leftover Art!  The messes we make while we’re trying so hard to be perfect can be immensely more satisfying than anything we plan.

Here is my latest Leftover Art project.  I started out with one idea and got a little surprise at the end:

How It Started

I had this great idea!  What happens when you use good old-fashioned Crayons to add more color to silk flowers?  Pretty cool, but needed something . . .

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Ooh la la yellow paint!  It dried quickly although it seemed to take forever.  I was so anxious to see how the pink wax would pop out.

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Yay!  The pink popped.  But still needed more . . .

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And yet a third coloring with a little purple added.  Look at that luscious color and texture!  This flower is goin’ places!

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I couldn’t stop myself.  One . . . more . . . thing . . . fuzzy yarn!

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What else to do with my groovy new flower but put it on a greeting card?  Notice I used a crayon to make the paper border stand out better.  Typically, I use a black or bronze marker but this card called for something a little more waxy and colorful.

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There! That was fun! I made a few more flowers with different colors.

Now time to clean up . . . Oops.  What do we have here?  Very interesting.  Now I can’t go to bed until I think of something clever for this cool souvenir of my Crayon work.

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About 3 minutes later (but still up past my bedtime).

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Don’t bury your treasures by stepping all over them as they fall at your feet.

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A Hole in the Box: One Shot Wednesday Poem

Thought I’d crawl out from my cold-gray-days induced hibernation and share my One Shot Wednesday poem.  Cuz when you’re feelin’ blue, no other color will do . . .

 
 
A Hole in the Box
 You let me wax.
Carnation Pink.  Blue Violet.
Gold and Sepia too.
 
You on the other page.
Outlined firmly.
Colored softly.
And Sipped Coffee (a color in my book).
 
Somehow growing up.
I colored my life.
Spring Green.  Magenta.
Midnight Blue.
 
Somehow growing old.
Still scribbling.
Granny Apple Green.
Now outlining.
Silver and Bittersweet.
 
Always looking.
Forever missing.
That perfect hue.
That Mary Evelyn Blue.

 

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