Thursday’s Challenge: Creative Intrevention

Paula at Lost In Translation is back after a unforeseen lay off. Like many others I have missed her posts and her challenges. The  input others bloggers bring to these challenges, and how they push me, I have missed as well. In her re-entry into her place in webdom(it is a real word I am sure) she has issued this Thursday’s Challenge: Creative Intervention.

Here is my contribution to this challenge.

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As a lover of art, nature and photography I sometimes come across things that are a mix of the first two and I photograph it. I came across this humming bird which fits the first two things, art and nature. As a fan and admirer of hummingbirds I found myself attracted to this tiny sculpture.It was done by Amber at ArtGypsy.  She uses things like old watch parts mixed with traditional art materials to make some of her work. In the Winter when the hummingbirds head home this helps me look forward to the Spring and their return.


My grandma painted and got to be very good at it. Her works inspired me to try my hand at paining last year. The truth is I cannot dedicate the time needed to do it right at this time in my life. Instead I take my photos and use a photo editing plugin to transform them into art. This is the intervention part of this challenge: I need to capture the brilliance that is nature and yet express my creative side. This helps me find a balance, a happy medium on the edge of the blade of creativity and the real world and still be, well me.

With that said, Welcome Back Paula. You were sorely missed!



Author: The Jagged Man

I am a 59 year old guy who is asking questions about life like "what does it all mean?" and " how come hair will not grow on my head but grows real fast on my ears and back?" you know the deep stuff. I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died for all. The rest I am still working on.

5 thoughts on “Thursday’s Challenge: Creative Intrevention”

  1. John, I wish you to have time to explore further your creative, artistic side, and I am very interested to see what you can do with a brush. I’m in love with both of these interventions, the originality of the sculpture and your beautiful photo turned into a painting. Thank you for sharing this special side of you with us and for choosing my event to do it. I have missed our “talks” and sharing here. So grateful for your warm welcome. Blessings to you

    1. I am glad you liked it. Amber rocks for sure. The Bride and I had the pleasure of taking a mixed media workshop she was leading. The glue and the paint were the only things new and everything else was someone trash but our treasure! Cool stuff!

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