I spy…

something with my little eye :)

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Somewhere, during my marathon viewing of Netflix this summer, this image presented itself to me.  It was there and gone in a micro-second.  But it brought back vivid memories of the movie “Psycho”!!!  (Original, 1960’s version, in black and white, with Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, more info. here.)

Interesting how much drama can be obtained from the simple behavior of placing one’s eye at a tiny opening.  Certainly a covert action, the “eye” wants to watch but not be seen.  It also places the “eye” in an extremely vulnerable position.  I was intrigued by the implications of this act and felt compelled to draw my version.

I leave you to think about it…

Out Of My Mind Images

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as promised…

months ago…or was that years ago…a 100%, genuine, created by moi…Out Of My Mind Image.  Hopefully the excitement won’t cause you a mischief :) :) :)

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I’ve given up naming the humans I doodle…I won’t remember anyway…so call her whatever inspires you.

Finally, I’m almost to the end of these old, lined notebooks I’ve been using (in an effort to be frugal and save a tree), while my millionaire side craves a moleskine I will no doubt continue with cheaper lined or unlined notebooks.

Remaining,

Out Of My Mind Images (oh my!!!)

PS…be still my heart, there are more to come :)

© Out Of My Mind Images 2009-2014

on being negligent…

Having neglected this blog for months on end, I decided that perhaps it was time to delete it.  To abdicate from my responsibility, to ride blithely into the sunset.

Alas,

that’s easier said than done.

 Apparently because I bought and paid for a “bespoke” domain name I am now tied, with bonds of steel, to WordPress for all eternity.  All because I chose not to accept the default web address.

:)

So I sit here moaning and whining because I can’t just press the delete button and disappear.

Is this then poetic justice?

Does anyone really want to know how many blogs I’ve created and left.  If asked I would say, “I don’t remember.”  I created my first website in 1998 on AOL.  I created my first blog in 2009, somewhere on the internet, I don’t remember where.  A lot of creating can go on over eleven years.

I created…because that’s what I love to do…create!

Maintain…now that is another matter all together.

If I remain, I must maintain…maintaining is difficult.  Maintaining requires self-discipline.  Someone once told me I had no self-discipline (yes I remember who, but refuse to share) :)

And it takes time…my time…which in the general scheme of things is becoming less and less as the years go by…

uh oh, do I hear someone out there yelling,

just hit the darn delete button and get on with it

well then, but not today, today my WordPress blog receives a reprieve

BECAUSE

my domain name is paid for until March 2015

:D

so I remain

outofmymindimages.com

© out of my mind images 2013-2014

grandkid sitting this summer…

How many years has it been since I had this much responsibility for a child?  I figure about 32 years :D  I’m way out of practice!

I haven’t forgotten you…and I still have bunches of doodles to scan so I can post them, however, for the time being, a few photos will be turning up here :)

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I thought this looked like a city street map…also a picnic table at g’kid’s school

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something pretty at the g’kid’s school

taking photos is what I do while I’m waiting to pick her up at summer school camp…it passes the time and sometimes I find something really interesting

happy summer to one and all,

Theanne

© Out Of My Mind Images 2014

kindle doodling…

 

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crazy quilts are my favorite, however, I enjoy creating geometric quilt designs

my fascination with woven fabric has been ongoing for decades, I once even considered buying a large loom (I met Don instead)

eyes of course are the “windows to the soul,” so I must constantly draw them

apples, my first still life studies in art class used these (no nudes)

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faces are definitely a “thing” with me, been drawing them for about 67 years

Sketch3122443catchingorlosingwhen I first doodled this I saw it as someone losing love

today I looked at it and still saw that possibility, I also saw the possibility that it was someone reaching for love, that love was distant but coming within their grasp

there’re more doodles to come, still scanning

happy Monday,

Theanne

© Out Of My Mind Images 2014

mix it up…

cityscape001I love this kind of watercolor…splash on some paint and then create something out of what you’ve done :)  When I do this again I’ll try to remember to splash a little of the building color into the water to get a suggestion of reflection.

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curly girl…I thought a bit Bette Midlerish

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I did this on the computer (after Memorial Day), meant to be sort of a homey scene, a place where someone has eaten almost all the fruit…but left one piece to tantalize the next person.  Perhaps a toast was made in remembrance of the loved one in the portrait, the glass long since washed and on the drain board.  The dog tags gotten out, old memories remembered, then left to be put away another day.  The veteran’s face left featureless so that the viewer could supply any face they wished.

Simple but I find profound!

enjoy your weekend,

Theanne

© Out Of My Mind Images 2014

doodling me some “curly birds”

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curly birds

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curly bird – Rainbow Ranch

I’ve been realizing, since I started doodling my “curly birds” that they’re all flying right to left, because I’m right handed? because they’re trying to fly into the left half of my brain? :)

Rainbow Ranch is an actual place, Don and I built it (1986) with our own 4 hands and the assistance of my nephew (electrical) and our neighbors (trusses).

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I didn’t realize till after I’d finished doodling that I left out all the center piers :)

happy Friday,

Theanne

© Out Of My Mind Images 1986 – 2014

a light has flickered one last time…and gone out

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whenever I needed a gritty, right-on quote I looked to Maya Angelou

she was down home wise and shared her wisdom with us

what is there left to say, but…

“thank you Ms. Angelou”

~~~~~

from “Caged Bird” – Maya Angelou

“A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends

and dips his wing

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped

and his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.”

poem found here

one of my favorite words…frangipani :)

OK I admit…I haven’t scanned the doodles I’ve been doing lately…hopefully will get it done this week…I’m going to try :)  Meanwhile, while you’re waiting…photos!

 

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raw power 2

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I’m always amazed about how much of life I can see from my backyard…I just have to look!

© Out Of My Mind Images 2014

am I bad? you betcha!

So…it’s been almost 2 months since my last post, so much has happened, so little has happened during that time :)  I think I missed St Patrick’s Day and Easter AND my 1 (one) year anniversary on WordPress :)  I’m thinking about going back to my “doodles,” while I’ve been watching “sci fi” on Netflix I’ve been doodling and once I scan some of them into my computer we’ll be off and running!

Before I miss another occasion…Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there!

 

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my grandma 1880 – 1969

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my mom 1909 – 2000

a rose for each of you :)

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Check out some more of my creative, imaginative craziness on my Google/blogspot blog…here!

Theanne