COLORS OF SNOW

Cherry Blossoms, Sherry West Art, 2019

COLORS OF SNOW

The bends of the road I drive flow past the places encased in snow…….

I. GREEN

Parchment paper pale

White on verdant green

The cold blanket dims vibrant colors

Encasing bright Spring noise in a quiet new world

Everything is hushed

And everyone sleeps

II. SCARLETT

A brief

explosion of red –

Fiery wings quickly blur –

The scarlett cardinal

Touches a China white blanket

Of Spring snow –

Then darts away

III. BLACK

Old, patched with new metal

Cobbling together bits and pieces from the century past

This red barn stands

Out in alone in the middle of the white cold sea

The cows, together,

Slowly, ponderously move

In the rhythm of the waves

Heavy ships on an unexpected ocean

Of an icy storm

IV. BLUE

Mirrored,

Greyed layered clouds

Piled high in frothy mounds

Flow over the surface of the small pond.

Inky black coots

Yellow beaks open,

Call across the waters

As the mist serenely rises

V. YELLOW

Clinging tightly to the feathered tip

Of the dry slender stalk of last year’s yellow cattail

A glossy redwing blackbird

Greets the morning

In joy

VI. RUST

Solitary,

her mate lies beneath the green lands now white

Her strong chestnut haunches flex

As she shakes her mane

She forages,

Tender new shoots delicately exposed

With the brush of her warm nose

Or strong hoof

Pushing aside the cold white

VII. FUSCHIA

Heavy hang the pink-purple boughs

Of cherried flowers

Beneath their white coat

Who protect the remaining place of verdant green

Beneath their leaning limbs

While bees and butterflies

Remain unseen

VIII. GREY

Hushed now

Diamond grey doves

Together warmly in their entwined nest

gently sigh and sleep

IX. WHITE

And I am home –

By my fireplace warm

And outside

The world is white.

Polly Paper Dolly

New release from Sherry West Art…..

POLLY PAPER DOLLY!

Includes….

*Polly Paper Doll

*Autumn Outfit

*Sunshine Sunflower Dress

*Angelic Attire

*Snow Much Fun

*Lots of Extra Elements!

Have fun playing with Polly with your children or grandchildren, print her out as a coloring page or use her as a digital stamp to create fun greeting cards and projects!

Available for $4.95 as a set.

300 dpi, high-resolution digital printable resizable jpg file.


Send me a message via Facebook Messenger…

https://www.facebook.com/sharongwen.west.1/

Come join the Sherry West Art Crafting and Coloring group and post your Polly!


https://www.facebook.com/groups/SherryWestColoring

Visit Sharon’s blog to see her make!

https://rainbowsandbordeaux.blogspot.com/2020/12/polly-paper-dolly.html?fbclid=IwAR0FZh4oOqfyQ7FLbDs3giIuUFO6vybzmwx3Ukbie8Uwrlr_nJ2WeDevFjI

Christmas Freebies for Your Holiday Coloring and Crafts!

Sherry West, Sherry West Art, 2020

With Christmas coming up so quickly, it´s time to get those cards and crafts done!

Here are some great places to find….

Clip art

Borders

Images

Fonts

Backgrounds

Printables

Kids

Gifts

Decorations

The Spruce Crafts

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-printable-christmas-gift-tags-1356290

Christmas HQ

https://christmashq.com/designs/fonts/

The Prudent Penny Pincher

200 Cheap and Easy DIY Christmas Gifts

Shutterstock

Free Christmas Stuff: Get Your Cards, Clip-Art, SFX, and More

Black Friday Arts & Crafts Deals & Steals

https://blackfriday.com/categories/arts-crafts-diy

https://www.walmart.com/m/deals/christmas-gifts__crafts-and-hobbies

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/11/15/2126887/0/en/Black-Friday-Michaels-Deals-2020-Early-Cricut-Christmas-Tree-More-Arts-and-Crafts-Deals-Summarized-by-Deal-Stripe.html

https://www.joann.com

https://www.hobbylobby.com

https://arteza.com

https://www.ebay.com/b/Black-Friday/bn_7114025973

Sherry West Art for Stamp Addicts on Hochanda TV Today!

Tune into Hochanda TV today and Watch the show! If you can’t make it, watch the rewind here…

https://www.hochanda.com/cinema/745868

Sherry West Art designs for Stamp Addicts will be shown, along with lots of other great stamp designs and products!

You can also get the digital stamps as a complete set with elements or singles from me:

Email me at:

SherryWestArt@gmail.com

Or

Pm me by Facebook Messenger:

Sherry West

Join us in the Facebook Sherry West Art Coloring and Crafting group and post your colorings and creations!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SherryWestColoring

Arts, Crafts & Adult Coloring Freebies, Giveaways, & Contests!

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2020

CRAFTS

https://heroarts.com/blogs/hero-arts-blog/november-2020-my-monthly-hero-is-here-giveaway

https://www.favecrafts.com/Reviews/Craft-Giveaways

https://www.anniescatalog.com/studio/giveaways.html

https://www.simplycardsmag.com/category/competitions/

https://freebiemom.com/?s=Crafts

Crafty Giveaways

https://handmadebydeb.blogspot.com/2020/11/making-christmas-bright-wi

https://heyletsmakestuff.com/giveaway

ART

https://www.angelafehr.com/25years

https://deluxds.com/tag/giveaway/

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/artgiveaway/?hl=en

COLORING

https://www.doverpublications.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/

https://colorhappy.com/contest/

https://sweetiessweeps.com/2020/10/dearfoams-matching-family-bear-coloring-contest.html

http://adult-coloring-101.com/2020/10/2020-holiday-gift-guide-kickoff-giveaway-time/

http://adult-coloring-101.com/2020/11/christmas-cats-by-marjorie-sarnat-the-purr-fec

http://adult-coloring-101.com/2020/11/christmas-coloring-with-jess-volinski/

JOURNALING

KIDS

https://www.breyerhorses.com/pages/2020-2021-magalog-coloring-contest

ALL KINDS OF GIVEAWAYS, FREEBIES BY SEARCH

Breathing Fire


If I have to draw just one more freaking micro-sized dragon scale, Ím going to croak. This is taking waaaaayyyyyy ttttoooooooo lllloooonnnnnggggggg.

I did his neck, went down, then worked on his behind, and when I was about to lose my mind, I moved onto his tail, but when I eyeballed all the real estate I still had to fill, I gave up.


Alex, my astute 19-year-old, wryly observed: “You know, you could have just drawn them larger.”

(See that rather plump dragon up there sitting on that hefty book pile? That would be my Alex.😃)

I Love You a (Facebook) ´Bot!

Ok, while Ím triggering the Facebook sensors, I might as well go for it. I’ve been on a roll the last two posts, might as well keep going.

Apparently, therés just Something about me and my posts that trips the Facebook ´bots and makes them nuts.

When I began designing adult coloring pages in 2016, I got into a heck of a lot of trouble and put into the Facebook pokey. “Pokey” – my grandmother´s old-fashioned term for “jail.”

(Btw, for all yáll stampers and colorists sitting there at your keyboards howling with laughter, you go right ahead and laugh. I KNOW YOÚVE been in FB jail, TOO.)

In order to get onés artwork recognized and purchased, adult coloring book artists have to distribute their work into the coloring groups on Facebook. That’s very important. The more the better.

An artist creates the post on their page, then shares it into multiple groups. We just don’t have the time to hold down jobs, take care of our families, create art, then individually post into each and every group by creating a new post just for that group, so we share into multiple groups all at once. It´s a wonderful feature of Facebook sharing.

Unfortunately, spammers like it, too. And abuse it.

Then the rest of us get into trouble.

And, for those of you smart alecs who want to point out that I could be considered a spammer, too, Íd like to point out one very distinct difference….free coloring pages are a staple in the adult coloring community. We give away free pages, and the colorists color them and share them. It´s a legit and expected part of the landscape. It´s pretty much considered an “essential service.” Cańt say the same for the spammers.

I cańt tell you how many times Íve been put in the pokey for sharing my coloring pages (free, btw) into the adult coloring groups. Too fast, too many, wrong way, this way, that way, the other way.

I guess I tripped the spam sensors and the bots snagged my butt and threw me where I couldn’t cause any more trouble for awhile. I got to sit there and cool my jets til the next time they nabbed me for going too fast.

Apparently, an awful lot of other artists and colorists have been nabbed, too. And, not being stupid people, they’ve come up with some rather ingenious ways around the ´bots. But I couldn’t tell you what those are, though, so dońt ask (Ím clueless). Dońt bother to ask them cuz I don’t think they´re gonna spill.

I gave up. And I moved onto being a stamp designer with a design team. THEY can post into multiple groups and get nabbed by the bots while I safely sit back waaaayyyy over here, eat popcorn, offer my sincerest sympathies (and very helpfully giggle).

(For the above image, go to StampAddicts.com. Available as a grey rubber stamp. Title: “Robot Love.”)

https://www.stampaddicts.com/7431-robot-love-stampaddicts