Thursday, September 13, 2012

the fact is...

 watercolor
ATC
"I wonder if ever you change human beings 
with arguments alone: 
either peppering them with little sharp facts 
or by blowing them up with great guns of truth.  
You scare 'em, but do you change 'em?  
I wonder if ever you make any real difference in human beings 
without understanding them and loving them.  
For facts are not to be thrown at people 
like dishes or vegetables, 
but somehow warmed into them."
~David Grayson, Adventures in Understanding

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52 comments:

  1. you do veggies so well my friend, and those carrots look delicious. I eat a near ton of carrots weekly, they're my goto veggie. Nearly every lunch I have a couple large handfuls of the baby carrots you get in the grocery. I can go through a HUGE bag in a week. Too bad my eyesight isn't improved, lol. Gorgeous my dear.
    Hugs,
    Jenn

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  2. That is an exceptional watercolor painting! It is so juicy, I thought it was an oil painting. I am amazed! Really wonderful!

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  3. I agree.
    Lovely perfect carrots. :):)

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  4. gorgeous... we will be harvesting some carrots next week but I don't think they will look quite like this... the last two I pulled out had some serious mutations... was almost too scared to eat them... I wish I grew pretty carrots like these...xx

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  5. These are the nicest carrots I have seen in a long time! Valerie

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  6. I love your carrotttts!!! Don´t let the rabbits see this one....happy PPF to you and happy weekend too!

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  7. You have made a big difference in my life with your art and your quotes. I love visiting here on Fridays. Happy weekend to you friend.

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  8. Wow, that really makes you think. Love your juicy carrots, fab colours.
    Von

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  9. Beautiful! That's a very interesting composition of the carrots, and the texture you achieved is marvelous. Blessings!

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  10. true!
    of course, love the painting!
    cheers, dana

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  11. Beautiful painting. Wouldn't have thought I would like carrots so much.

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  12. Lovely work and such a small area ~ great post and quote ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Beautiful! I love how you cropped this and made it have such visual interest with color, texture and line. Orange, in my book, is one of the happiest colors around. I love coming here every friday to have my senses be filled with such beautiful artwork and words. Happy Friday!!

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  14. Oh my goodness, now those are the wisest words I've heard recently. Can we make the entire U.S. Congress take 30 minutes of silence to reflect on this sentiment? (No. But it was a good idea.) :P

    I love the carrots! Beautifully rendered. I was just telling someone recently how freshly picked carrots are the best tasting. And sometimes the whole carrots in the store are wonderfully sweet. But I rarely get that with the cut up "baby" style carrots.

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  15. Oh my goodness - what an amazingly lifelike painting of those carrots - simply stunning! And I felt like that quote could've been written for me - I find myself often trying to wear my meat-eating husband down with facts on animal cruelty as if he'll change his ways if only he hears enough horror stories. I need to remember not to throw so many of those facts out perhaps!!

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  16. wow your carrots are wonderful, you are so talented. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  17. This is an incredible watercolor!! Wow!
    Lovely texture and cropped in composition!
    The surfaces of the carrots are gorgeous!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  18. reminds me of the carrots that grew in my daddy's garden. i love your painting!

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  19. wonderful carrots. And I love that quote. Thank you and Happy PPF

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  20. Your carrots are fantastic! But your quote stopped me dead in my tracks. Thank you for your post!

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  21. What wonderful carrots! Very beautiful.

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  22. Very good watercolour and I like the perspective.

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  23. You are a very talented lady!! Seriously, I bow to you! Love all your paintings, that I missed while being gone for a few weeks. Happy PPF, My Friend!!

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  24. amazing - I like the composition a lot ... in addition to the juiciness :)

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  25. I do like your carrots, lots of detail and a really nice style.

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  26. beautiful quote and outstanding carrots! so much detail!

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  27. Esas zabahorias estan diciendo: comeme.
    Me gusta la perspectiva que has elegido.

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  28. These carrots are saying: eat me,
    I like the perspective that you have chosen. Saludos

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  29. Minnemie- your artwork is beautiful. You have a lovely style and you have transformed ordinary carrots into something beautiful! You asked on my blog about MoM. It opens every Sunday night (Sydney,Aus time) at 6pm and stays open until Thursday night. I can see that this image would suit it perfectly:)

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  30. this is a wonderful painting! Love the highlights! They look good enough to eat too.

    That quote is fantastic as well...yes, love is the ingridant needed, always. but they have to be open to accepting it too.

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  31. So impressive!! Love these carrots and make mes crave them!! With a curry chicken of course!! Good job!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  32. Wonderful, crispy and fresh looking carrots, absolutely delicious! Great painting, love it! That would look awesome really big - just a thought... HPPF!

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  33. Soup carrots. They are on my list as Fall approaches. Lovely idea for a painting. And your quote is oh so true.

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  34. i love these words and your carrots are fabulous! A wonderful combination of art and quote. Beautiful work, as always. xox

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  35. I love the carrots. really stunning. however, what always stops me and draws me in are the quotes. you make me think in ways that are wondrous. thank you for that.

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  36. Hello Minnemie:) Your carrots are so simple and yet so beautiful. I can see you had a lot of fun painting them. The colors are so beautiful fresh. You did it and I love it!

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  37. What a wonderful painting, Minnimie!!! Realistic and perfectly painted....Love it!!

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  38. Beautiful carrots, and such a timely quote. I have often wondered the same thing.

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  39. Perfect carrots Minnemie...I feel healthier just looking at them! ;D
    So fresh and full of goodness plus a brilliant quote too.
    You really nailed it for juicy my friend :D

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  40. Minnemie - And so you art and became a queen and have remained sane due to your wisdom. Loving the poem. Blessings Terri

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  41. Oh my gosh...beautiful carrots!! Love this painting, you have captured them so well!! Stunning work.

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  42. Your carrots do look juicy and fleshy...remind me of the carrot halwa My mom makes in winters :)

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  43. Such wonderful orange you've used to bring the carrots to life!!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your wonderfully orange artwork on Mandarin Orange Monday:))

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  45. Wow, this is some carrots ! Wonderful composition, love how you cut them.

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  46. Beautiful carrots and the quote is ever so true! Thank you for the reminder! Hugs!Deb

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  47. Yummy and crunchy looking carrots:)

    Visiting from MOM- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/09/the-clown-fish.html

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  48. Beautiful composition and colours, they look so juicy I just want to bite into them! And I love the quote.

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