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Weekly Writing Challenge – Fifty

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This week’s Daily Post writing challenge presents an interesting idea – writing a story in exactly fifty words. No more, no less.

Here is the link to the challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/writing-challenge-fifty/#more-72221

Now, for my “fifty”:

 

Change

I touch the flower to my nose, its petals enveloping my senses, its scent reminding me of home. I am far away now. I will probably never return. My world is changing and I must change with it. I take my sister’s hand and walk, I walk far from here.

Have a lovely day.

~Heather

Quickie Watercolor Flowers

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Quickie Watercolor Flowers

Aloha,

Personally, I don’t like taking forever to paint one picture. In fact, 15 minutes tops is fine with me. However, that makes for some strange paintings – after all, it takes awhile to make a really beautiful painting, right? Well, I don’t think so. But it probably helps to know how to make each element of a quick painting. So, without further ado, may I present a Quickie Flower (with watercolor). Hopefully this helps you on your painting journey!

1. Ok, first find what flower you want to paint. When looking for inspiration, I like to go on… you guessed it… Pinterest! So I scrolled through flower photos (aren’t you glad I took a picture of me scrolling?) and found one that I liked. It’s basically your standard pink flower, with five petals and the longish shoots in the center (they have a scientific name, but how am I supposed to remember it?)

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2. Next, I sketched out the basic outline of the flower, somewhat lightly but not so lightly that it couldn’t be seen. Unfortunately, the camera couldn’t see it very well :/

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I added a second flower as well.

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Yeah, you can’t see those, can you? Sorry ’bout that. Then again, maybe I don’t want you to see them. My sketching skills are not extraordinary.

3. Then, I loosely (by loosely I mean “not staying in the lines”) colored in the flowers with a watery paintbrush and paint. If you don’t use enough water, you’ll be able to see the brush strokes and that’s not really what we’re going for here. I also added pink to the background. Notice how the flowers just sort of fade away at the end of the stem.

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And you’re done! Have fun and don’t forget to post your feedback or post ideas in the comments 🙂

~Heather