Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Painted Rocks


I had been working to solve a software problem since last night. By mid morning, though the problem was solved, I had an odd feeling of the day not being very productive. So, I decided to complete the Diva Challenge. This being the first week of the month, it is "use my tangle" challenge and this week's UMT is Tri-Bee by Beate Winkler, CZT.  The ease of repetition inspired me and I created it on a small stone. I used a gel pen and acrylic paints for the patterns. The other little stones were a joint painting project with my daughter when she was visiting me a couple of weeks ago.



In other news, I posted a photo of this winterberry bush in my backyard on Facebook. I don't think Facebook had anything to do with it, but the next morning hundreds of starlings landed on my backyard. Their arrival quite worried the resident birds who circled them and stood guard by the bush the whole day even though it was a very chilly rainy day. I managed to capture the backyard drama from the kitchen window with my Nikon D5000.
















It was quite interesting to watch.

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21 comments:

  1. Never seen so many birds in my garden (yet?).
    I love your bright colored pebbles!

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  2. Your painted rocks are beautiful! Lovely idea!

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  3. Fabulous colored rocks. I love the photos of those happy birds too :)

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  4. Love the stones, they make me want to hold them. Great photos, the resident bird here always get very cross when invaded by 'foreign' flocks of starlings. Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Love your fabulously painted rocks. Beautiful photo, too.

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  6. Great what you did with the rocks and beautiful photos!
    Happy PPF!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Love your painted stones. Happy PPF

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  8. those starlings are amazing... it would be something if facebook had sent them lol... great painted rocks... fabulous colours

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  9. I am amazed by the intricate detail of these rocks. How you manage it is beyond me. Truly fascinating and inspiring work.

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  10. How fun are those rocks. I haven't done it since being a kid but maybe I need to paint a few myself.

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  11. such beautiful intricate art on the stones-beautiful! Yes, the starlings are beginning to show up in my area too-though not so many thankfully, because they sure do cause a rukus.

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  12. Oh my gosh, yes. Those painted rocks are fantastic!!

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  13. How beautiful! I feel so inspired. These lovely rock paintings fill my eyes to the brim. I also enjoyed seeing all the pictures of the birds, and the brilliant red berries!

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  14. Oohhh I really like your painted rocks. I also get hundreds of Starlings in my yard. I love watching them.
    Have a great weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  15. I love your colorful painted rocks. I have never seen starlings up close so very much like your photos.

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  16. Zentangle on rocks. . .what a great painting. Oh, Grief, I get it. . .Starlings read FB. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  17. Such unique and lovely painted rocks! Your nature shots are great too! HPPF!

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  18. Your rocks are beautiful (and even more wonderful that you were able to create some with your daughter)!

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  19. luv when birds visit my garden too; happy PPF

    much love...

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