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Photo Challenge ~ Textured September 10, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Blogging, Poetry, Word Play.

You are an artist.  Your life is your masterpiece.  You can allow others to dictate the subject matter, colors, tastes, and textures you apply to your canvas . . . or you can create a unique tapestry by following your desires.

No matter what we say or do in life, someone in the “audience” is going to be on a different wave length.   Count on it.  Plan for it. 

Be an artist.  Live by your own rules. 

Playing With My Palette

Today, I shall pull out my paints and play with my palette
Creating the world anew
Pink palms, tasseled with yellow fronds
Green skies, punctuated with purple clouds
Blue grass underfoot, and falling leaves filling the air   
After all, words only take one so far
But dreams, dreams . . . hold the promise of infinity

Quotes to Ponder: 

* Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid. ~ Jules Feiffer

* The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. ~ Evelyn Waugh

* When we enter the flow of life, our creativity knows no bounds.

* There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.  Pursue these. ~ Michael Nolan

* Make each day your masterpiece. ~ John Wooden 

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts: Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured (WP Prompt) * Textured Light (Pseu’s Blog) * Textured Vineyard Grapes * Textured (Third Hand Art) * Textured (BeeBlu Blog) * Texture (Cecelia) * Texture (Miss Whip Lash) * Textured (Thoughts From Finchley) * Textured (Chittle Chattle) * Textured (Spilled Ink Guy) * Textured (This Man’s Journey) * Textured (A Tree Grows In Bklyn) * Textured (Maggie’s Photos)


1. Tilly Bud - September 10, 2011

That’s clever!

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, TillyB!

I went looking for one thing . . . and stumbled upon another entirely. Life is what happens while we’re busy making plans.

2. SuziCate - September 10, 2011

LOVE.THIS.POST. I think the artist in you did what I haven’t seen anyone else do with this prompt…most excellent!

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, Suzi . . . our inner artists wait patiently for us to unleash them into the world. 😎

3. Pseu - September 10, 2011

Very interesting post

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, Pseu . . . I loved your take on this week’s theme.

4. souldipper - September 10, 2011

Another good one, Nance. Who said the third quote you “sneaked in”?

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, Amy. That’s “mine” . . . but I’m sure that I absorbed the wisdom from elsewhere. 😀

5. kateshrewsday - September 10, 2011

Fab photo effects- HOW did you do that?? And I love the thoughts even more. Each of our lives is a different texture. Thanks 🙂

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, Kate. Glad you enjoyed.

HP Photosmart Premier has a “Special Effects” editing tool which I seldom use. This one, called Metallic, seemed perfect for the Textured challenge.

Our lives are a tapestry of rich and royal hue. ~ Carole King

6. thirdhandart - September 10, 2011

Amazing photo and post! Thank you.

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, I had fun with this theme . . . and loved your take on Textured too!

7. gospelwriter - September 10, 2011

Is this where we join in a rousing refrain of “I did it my way”? I hope so, ’cause I love doing it my way. 🙂 Awesome poem, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Yes! A rousing refrain of “I did it my way!” is a great way to limber up our inner artist.

Thanks so much, Ruth. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

8. bluebee - September 10, 2011

Thank goodness for dreams, Nancy

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Without our dreams, we would be mere ants in an ant farm . . . building tunnels to nowhere.

9. Lynn Fang - September 10, 2011

Lovely reminder to be free from artificial constraints. Thank you for all your support!

nrhatch - September 10, 2011

Thanks, Lynn!

Keep the faith . . . the tide is turning. _/!\_

10. ElizOF - September 11, 2011

This is a good thing and it helped everybody.:-)

11. ElizOF - September 11, 2011

I have no idea why I said the above… other than because I’m tired… I love the textured photos posts you offer. 🙂

nrhatch - September 11, 2011

Get some shut eye, kiddo. Remember . . . you’re still recovering from pneumonia.

Stay well.

12. changeversations - September 11, 2011

Well done! 🙂

nrhatch - September 11, 2011

The weekly photo themes entice me to search around for a slightly different slant or angle in life to share.

Did you contribute this week?

13. l0ve0utl0ud - September 11, 2011

Great post, with very inspiring quotes. Thank you very much for sharing!

nrhatch - September 11, 2011

Thanks, lol. I enjoy the photo challenge since it gives me a change to view the world through a slightly different lens.

14. Julie - September 11, 2011

The John Wooden quote is one of my favorites!

nrhatch - September 11, 2011

Maintaining an attitude of gratitude (as you do) increases the likelihood that today will shine.

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16. nuvofelt - September 12, 2011

I love your interpretation. Very original. Thanks so much for the visit and the link too.

nrhatch - September 12, 2011

Glad you enjoyed Heritage Day ~ Kate did too. If you’re interested:


nuvofelt - September 12, 2011

LOL, thanks for the link.

nrhatch - September 12, 2011

It’s a wonderful tradition ~ like our Smithsonian Museum Day next Saturday! 😀

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18. Maggie L R - September 13, 2011

Very good post, I love the texture of your photo and your quotes.

nrhatch - September 13, 2011

Thanks, Maggie. You did a wonderful job exploring textures at the beach. 😀

19. 2e0mca - September 14, 2011

That is a very different approach to the challenge. Oh, and you’ve got another of my favourite albums there – Carole King 🙂

nrhatch - September 14, 2011

I love playing around with the photo themes and Sidey’s challenge. A chance to loosen the “straightjacket” a bit.

Another brilliant singer/songwriter.

MyTop Ten songs are attuned to moods and time zones ~ they change if I’m looking forward or back. 😀

20. the island traveler - September 18, 2011

“Be an artist. Live by your own rules” love the metallic effect of the art piece. The quotes are beautiful . It reminds me to live life to the fullest.Thanks.

nrhatch - September 18, 2011

Seize the day! 😀

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