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Bee’s Knees

Flapper Era talk–maybe meaning “height of excellence”, but WAY before that: small and insignificant. Though some say Bee’s Knees was a corruption of business.

Also, you might have heard of: Cat’s Whiskers, Cat’s Pajamas, also during that time period.

And the ones that didn’t last: Elephant’s Instep, Eel’s Ankle, Snake’s Hip

So there you have it. The Bee’s Knees. The REAL bee’s knees. In the pictures. 🙂 ❤

Have a fun and educational day.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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I’m Not an Artist

My parents were both artists. They  had their own styles, and they were good. They won a contest their first year of marriage for artwork they had  done.

Kids draw. I drew. I was told I was not an artist. I would never be an artist.

*sigh*

Don’t tell kids that. They might not be able to sing (me either), or draw more than stick figures (I liked to draw trees), but if I’d continued to practice (for years and years and years), MAYBE I could have learned to draw. Or not.

There is something to be said about talent. And some have a natural talent for some things, and others don’t. I had a friend who drew horses. She drew movement. Just from memory. And she didn’t own horses. She was an incredibly gifted artist, and this was from when she was young! I had another friend who could make the most extraordinary paper mache creations. In art class in junior high, I made the most standard, basic form. Paper mache and I didn’t get along.

So my artistic talent lies elsewhere. And it’s art. Just a different form of art.

 

I am an artist. I am. In different kinds of mediums. So there. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you aren’t talented. Who knows… if you persist at learning how to? I might even be able to draw the best trees ever.

I was watching a video on how some creative photo artists got started and became ultra successful. Many didn’t have formal training. They had a natural talent. And a drive to excel.

I’ve created stories since I was little. It came naturally to me. But creating stories, and learning how to put them on paper in a better way took some learning. For photography, I watch videos and read articles all the time. For my bears, I learned that on my own, creating and re-creating patterns to make them better. I embroidered for years and years before that, and added that to my personalized bears. So some is practice to make the art better. It came with time. I’ve never been one to create something and become an instant success.

Have a great and talented day, no matter where your creativity lies. Don’t ever let someone discourage you from reaching your dreams.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Wasp? Hornet?

Not sure what it is.

Okay, I’m outta here. Baby ‘s arriving any second.

Working on edits on Flight of the White Wolf. Hope to have them done tomorrow. Then back to Dreaming…the book, not what I’d like to do. 🙂

Have a great one!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Flowers in Macro

Milkweed and a red daylily.

Writing and taking pictures for me is a daily have to. I feel dissatisfied if I haven’t done some of both. 🙂

Here I was trying for some fun angles with macro.

But now it’s time to write!!! It’s sooooo hot out. Took out garbage at 5 am and it was already horrible. *sigh* And we have more weeks of it too. But I see where it will dip down to 89 one day, MAYBE. 97, 98 otherwise.

And I’m trying to write about snow at Christmastime!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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The Waterway

This is the Waterway where I had lunch with the ladies, and I admit, it was about 95 degrees out and high, high humidity, and we were dressed up a bit, but I wanted to take pictures and walk there. No one wanted to go with me. *sigh* But I did capture one shot before we had lunch. The other side was filled with crepe myrtles. If it ever cools down, I’ll go back.

Hoping for a break in the heat, but it might not come until October.

Have a great day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Zinnia in Color

 

 

I love the flowers and it’s really neat seeing so many colors on one plant.

Between working on Billionaire and pulling grass, YES, there is more, *sigh*, I was picture taking. Of course. 🙂

Baby is here today so that limits writing, picture taking, and weeding. 🙂

Have a lovely day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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The Hurrieder I Go…

…the behinder I get.

Well, not really. My problem is my days are filled with too much stuff. I decided I HAD to remove all the grass and weeds from my flowerbeds before Monday’s garbage. I’ve worked on it several days, and finally finished last night. Well, almost. Mostly. One flowerbed still has some work it needs. There are low-to-the-ground weeds that wouldn’t budge, so I need to either water them or get a small hand rake to dig at them. I dug up all the grass and the tall weeds.

And then I noticed, after I removed so many weeds, weed trees that were sprouting up, grass from the flowerbeds, omigosh, there are really flowers there. 🙂 So naturally, before the light was gone completely, I HAD to take pictures of them.

And I had a luncheon with ladies yesterday, and so that was about 4 hours out of my day. And I took a walk that morning and took pictures.

I took these with my phone, sunrise yesterday morning.

So I’m back to the book. I wrote 2,000 yesterday. So it’s not that I haven’t been writing. I just needed 4,000. lol  Which means, I need 4,000 today. *sigh*

Okay, have a great one!!! I have to write faster. 🙂 …or quit filling my days with everything else too!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears