Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CREATIVE TUESDAY ~ 2017

Painting by Nigel Van Wieck (NY series)



 Creative Tuesday is taking a different turn this time.  Michael gave us this painting, and wanted us to observe it and see if we could come up with a story behind the story.  The following is mine.

The power of observation tells me a little about this gal.  She’s comfortable in her own skin.  No fancy clothes to impress anyone.  A warm and rather old fashioned sweater…for warmth, not looks.  A headband says, I don’t have time to work on my hair, and I don’t want it in my eyes.   A plastic grocery bag by her feet, and a book by her side tells me she’s on her way, like every other day.   She works at a women’s shelter in the inter city.  She’s giving back.  It wasn’t so long ago, that she too was living in a shelter.  I like her, don’t you?

The rest of the instructions, was to come up with an illustration of our own, and tell it's story.   One of my goals for 2017 is to stretch my creativity.  I'm a painter...not  "crafty"...I'm not good with scissors, paste and paper.   But as I studied the woman in the picture...I kept thinking of traveling.   And with my motto for 2017 in my header, I decided to throw caution to the wind, and make a Train Ticket to WHEREVER!!!

 Click on ticket to enlarge

Be sure and click on the Creative Tuesday Badge on my sidebar to see all the other takes on this new theme.  Thank you Michael for so faithfully keeping Creative Tuesday going for all those participants.  You are the Best.

34 comments:

  1. That could be "The girl on the train" well worth a read.
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Dave. YOU are the traveling man. Wonder how many miles you put on your bike last year.

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  2. Give me that ticket...sounds like just what I need! :)

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    1. Betsy, YOU get the first one!! Have fun and send us a postcard.

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  3. Loving your interpretation Wanda complete with such a relatable story!

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    1. Thanks Christine. I really pondered this one...I don't think we really look at painting with the idea of finding the story behind the story. Good job Michael did!

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  4. funny, you saw more than I did in the painting, I like her story about the shelter

    I like that little painting in the ticket, looks like a nice place to take a slow trip and maybe a very long walk just enjoying nature. good take on the CT theme.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks so much Lissa. It feels good to be back on the CT trail..

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  5. Wanda, What a clever fun thing to do. I like the ticket. I think I'll check out your side bar. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie. It was a stretch. Never thought that much about interpreting a painting. I did Creative Tuesday for years...and then missed a few, and finally fell off the wagon. Glad to be back a part of this Art Co-op.

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  6. Love the creative story and LOVE the ticket. So clever, Wanda. And the detail in the wee painting is extraordinary. So whimsical.
    Good idea from Michael!

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    1. I should have but a disclaimer on the wee painting. I didn't paint it. It was part of my "craft" cutting and pasting and I found it on a brochure. But I loved it, and would like to paint something similar in my journal. When I do, I'll post it.

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  7. Packed and ready!
    Great start Wanda...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda ~ Dream trips are in my heart for 2017.

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  8. Wanda, I loved your story about the woman on the train. So very possible. And she's enjoying the rest as she travels.

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    1. Funny how something will enter you mind as you study a picture. I've visited my sister up North by Amtrak, and it was very restful.

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  9. Oh Wanda, that is the best story. That really made your creative juices flow, I can tell.
    The ticket is fantastic too. I love absolutely love t take a train anywhere. Wish we could afford it.
    Yes, I have started Flourish. Haven't colored the picture yet. My take from the first week is "I will trust".
    Getting a perm finally tomorrow. I can't wait...this allredmop has a mind of its own. (:0)

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    1. Oops, I forgot to say that I am going to do ABC Wednesday again for the 20th time. This is the final round for this team. It's been a good ride but I'm ready to move on to something else. Don't quite know what yet but I still have to get through the alphabet ONE more time!

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    2. It's a "dream" ticket, Sue...you can take that trip sitting in your recliner. HaHa. It was really a new stretch for me. However, I love writing, and I love stories so that part was easy. The ticket was a stretch.

      I'm so proud of you...20 rounds of ABC. You are amazing.

      I will be posting about my first week in Flourish and the coloring sheet. Hugs.

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  10. How very clever!!! I love it!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda. The year of the "stretch" and I don't mean exercise. HaHa.

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  11. I'd like one of those tickets too, please.
    Oh, the places I could go!
    :0)

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    1. We could go together....that would be fun too. Hugs.

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  12. This is so clever. I think each person who sees a picture gets a different interpretation. It may be similar, but each of us has our own life experiences which color our view of things. I like your ticket. It made me think of how I have a ticket to anywhere and any time just by opening a book.

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    1. Oh Kathy, that is so true. Travel the world, feel every kind of emotion by opening a book. I guess my Library card is another wonderful ticket!!
      Hugs

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  13. Wanda, I absolutely love your artistic, ticket interpretation. how brilliant. Also, your astute analysis of the woman on teh train is incredible. I never even saw the plastic bag. I think your stroy is entirely believable and she is indeed comfy in her own skin. Brilliant too. Thank you so much for joining us right off the bat in 2017! I feel like a windfall jsut hit CT with your addition. And keep up the good work, Sherlock! :) Lovely having you back again. Thank you too for your wonderful comment on my story and associated piece.

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    1. Thank you so much Michael. I think you stretched us all with this theme, and I resonated with it, as I love to tell stories. Adding that to the art was delightful. Will you and Alex join me on a dream trip?

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    2. Sure! would love to....as long as there are NO mosquitos or it's super hot! hahahhaha. :)

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  14. You are ever growing. I love that about you! You are not stuff in a time warp for sure. You have a great handwriting. I'm stuck in a state right now. Pray for me that I'll get on the other side of this soon.

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  15. Dear Bonnie ~ It's a choice I have to make every day...I don't want to stand still, and surely I don't want to go backwards. I will pray you find your Dream Ticket soon.

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  16. What fun! I love the thoughts behind the image at the top, and I really love your Ticket to Wherever! Such a creative illustration. I am one who loves to "go" so that one really speaks to me. Blessings in 2017!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I was reading your blog, and goodness you have had some time with your dentist and you pain. So sorry...will be praying for complete healing and satisfaction with the results. Hugs.

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  17. Anytime I wanted to buy a picture for a room in our house, Alan would say, "We need one that tells a story." We like your interpretive story. You see the details.

    I bought the book, "Flourish" after you mentioned it, but when it came it was too small of print for me. Then I found a Bible called "Inspire" that has designs to color too. I thought I wanted that but even though it came in larger print like 10.9, it is still too small.
    I am looking for a goal for this year. I am asking the Lord to show me. Blessings to you!

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    1. I like Alan's feel for a picture. I feel the same way. Most of the painting I have in our home are mine, and they all have a story. Some more sentimental that others.

      I just finished my first week in Flourish, and it does have small print, and not very dark. I thank the Lord for my "reading" classes. I just colored the first picture, it was rather relaxing.

      I know the Lord will show you just what he want's you do this year. Maybe it will be just something small, but important.

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