Sunday, January 26, 2014

D.C.-Crystal




The drawing challenge this week is being hosted by Norma and she chose
the theme "crystal". The first thing I thought of is my Son's fascination with rocks
and minerals- especially crystals and how they form. 
I love that they are growing formations in rocks- that something seemingly solid is
quite alive in a sense. A hidden treasure with in, and in our house part of a growing
collection of nature.
Please visit Norma's blog for more variations on the theme "crystal"

9 comments:

  1. wonderful pink crystals....
    i love drawing them, holding them, seeing them, thinking of crystals
    lovely sharing, thank you

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  2. This post brings back a wonderful memory for me, Kristen, of growing crystals when I was a child. Somehow we used a lump of coal and ammonia (?), and possibly food coloring. I am going to look up the recipe and if I find it, I will email you the link.
    xxoo, sus

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  3. Yes that was what I thought about first also, all this wonderful crystals made by nature, I like that you made your painting like this old school charts and all the treasures and specimens you and your son collected.
    xo Barbara Bee

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  4. You're taking me back to school times, when we experimented with crystals and then I went home and let crystals grow together with my father who is a chemist and knew how to do that....great painting, that suits perfect the mineral collection of your son!

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  5. This drawing reminds me of tall towering buildings built by man but leaning and not really liveable. I don't know why. Anyway...I love this drawing. The colour. And the placement with the other natural things. A gorgeous display overall Kristen. Thanks!!! Norma, x

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  6. i popped by your post last night and didn't leave word, because your gem kinda gobsmacked me... it is awesome, and i couldn't find the words.
    today i did find the words :
    your-son-must-be-well-chuffed!
    LOVE it, n♥

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  7. i have a son like your son
    although it's getting less now he is 16
    and he has a crystal like you painted!
    one of his favorites

    i love your painting
    and the display, mmmm.....

    xx

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  8. your crystal does glow against that dark background, it gives a very fine expression of the' fascination' factor, looking forward to the other gems, xx

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