Archive | April 2021

The Kick-About #25 ‘The Age Of Aquarius’

Lots of color and light to brighten your day!

Red's Kingdom


With its associations with protest and freedom of expression, this week’s prompt, courtesy of Kerfe Roig, returns us somewhat to the untaming of our last Kick-About together, but just like everyone else, I suspect, I’ve had the song from Hair going around and around my brain these past two weeks!


Tom Beg

“I apologise in advance to any students of colour-theory who might be seeing these images. While it was made in the spirit of peace and love, it might in fact be the colour equivalent an atomic bomb. Really I just wanted to make the animated tye dye t-shirts while listening to the Broadway cast recording of Hair.”



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Judy Watson

“I did go briefly down a rabbit hole to look up the meaning of the expression in astrological terms. It’s complex but predictably vague and controversial. The Age of Aquarius may have begun in 2600 BCE…

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Weekend Work 4/12/2021

It was a rainy weekend (and a rainy Monday) and I did a bit of painting.

Here’s another one from the weekend:

I got a new batch of black paper, the kind Kerfe sent me. I’m going to keep doing these small paintings for a while or until the muse tells me to move on.

Today is my 40th wedding anniversary. Here’s the inside of the card I made. I blocked out the mushy sentimental stuff.

Have a good week! Nina

Bird of the Day 4/8/21

An angry looking bird from my collection. I didn’t get a chance to paint a new one; this is from a while ago.

Seeing a lot of birds but the most beautiful sight I saw was a larger red-tail hawk teaching two smaller ones how to fly. I wish I’d had my phone so I could have caught it. At least it’s in my memory.

Happy Draw a Bird Day!

Eagle Owl (draw a bird day)

spread your wings
carry the night in
silent flight

The eagle owl is both one of the largest and longest-lived owls. With wing spans up to 6 feet, it has no natural predators, although it is sometimes mobbed by crows. The leading causes of death– electrocution, hunting, and poisoning–are man-made.

Nesting on cliffs or rocky outcrops, it has a wide distribution throughout Europe and Asia. I love its binomial name–Bubo Bubo.

Eagle owls are solitary, territorial, and nocturnal. They can more often be heard, having a large number of vocalizations, than seen.

For Colleen’s #TankaTuesday, poet’s choice.

A Day Late

I’m not sure about this one. Usually the painting tells me what to do next. I added the purple last (on Easter) and I’m not sure it works.

I started a few more over the weekend, none finished.

It’s a lovely day here in NJ. Hope everyone is well! Nina

April 2021 (Renewal)

#6 water lilies s

the seed waits, dreaming–
colors pulse in liquid sound
spirit overflows

This is a reprisal of my April 2015 grid with a new poem for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday, haiku/senryu. The collage and original haiku were inspired by Monet’s waterlilies.

I’m going to continue my monthly grid and draw-a-bird day here, while I will be posting for NaPoWriMo on kblog.

water lilies: green
creeping, imperceptible,
suddenly present