“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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SIX WORD SATURDAY:

I chanced upon this new meme for Saturday through a comment left by Prayer Girl [last Sunday]. While I stopped by, visiting with her, her last blog entry was "Six Word Saturday". Tho I couldn't find a link from her blog entry [I'm totally blond by birth, my excuse, and I'm sticking to it], I did a bit of Googling and found the link to the meme...

....on the meme's author's blog, she wrote last Saturday:
"Saturday, January 30, 2010 Six Word Saturday Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing. I love seeing what everyone does each week with their entries." And then, her six words were -

"Please no ice, just be snow"

I thought, since I'm getting 'burned out' with the meme Photo Hunt after nearly 2 years of playing most each and every Saturday, it was time to do something with a different twist to it....

Here are my six words for my first 6 W Saturday:
TUESDAY I'LL BE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY



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CAMERA CRITTERS:

Being so darned chilly this winter, and me staying indoors so much without being able to get out in the yard and gardening I've been doing a LOT of pencil sketches as you may have noticed. I used to do it a lot when I was home and had small children...then my urge to draw dwindled until this year. The last sketch I showed here, of the tiger, I mentioned that another favorite big cat of mine was the Cheetah. I love watching programs on National Geographic with the whole hour being nothing but cheetahs. Their eye makeup is to 'die for'. And the golden topaz color, and the natural sparkle when the sun shines on them...well, the eyes just hypnotizes me. Their swift, agile movements and speed shows grace AND cunning. I'd love to go on a photo safari and just watch 'em all day! The photo on the upper-left is the beginning outline, the bottom photo, below this, -sorry 'bout my crochet project showing up a bit- is the finished drawing....



....and still, it rains. After completing the cheetah sketch, I started on the two from the movie "Avatar". Next to show sometime when it's done, if I finish it.










POSTED: Saturday, February 6th, 2010
12:15 A.M.

54 comments :

  1. Thought provoking 55, Anni.

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  2. My friend, is there anything you cannot do, and do well. you are so talented.

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  3. Happy Saturday Sweet Annie...
    So Tuesday you are having a Birtday. I am so excited. What a special day. You were almost a Valentine's Day Baby. I bet your DH has something special planned for you. Can't wait to see.

    Annie I love the Cheetah you have sketched. How beautiful he is. You really should be doing more than just sketching, you have a wonderful God given talent. I am always in such awe in what you sketch and share.

    Sorry it is still raining there. It should bring many treasures to the shore for you. Can't wait to see what you find.

    Talk to you soon my special friend. Have a beautiful Saturday. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

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  4. Happy Birthday Early! I do hope Tuesday is a very nice day for you. The weather may still be coolish and wet but I know you will celebrate however you can.
    Happy 6WS!
    And welcome! I've been doing 6WS for a spell now. Generally it's pretty simple and there's a nice group doing it.
    Oh yes, Mr. Linky is up now.
    ..

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  5. Welcome to 6WS though it's not really new lol, it's been going on for two years :) I love it, glad to have you on board!! And you'll love Cate (the creator of 6WS) she's awesome!!!
    Happy 6WS and Happy birthday!!!!
    ~Autumn

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  6. Happy Birthday and enjoy !!!
    Caroline

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  7. Really great sketch,you are talented :)

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  8. May your birthday be
    filled with laughter, joy and glee
    as you age with grace.

    My Six Words

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  9. Welcome to 6WS, it's a lot of fun! And happy birthday!

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  10. ~brightest birday wishes and blessings to you...may this year bring forth only sweet moments and savory memories to cherish and embrace a life time to come~

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  11. Best wishes for your upcoming birthday.

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  12. Very nice drawing ! Be lucky that it only rains, I heard that there is so much snow in States which usually don't have a lot. For the moment it's quiet nice here, but snow can come back. I sooo long for spring !

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  13. Congrats on your first 6WS! Happy early birthday and great sketch drawing! You are very talented

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  14. Happy birthday and enjoy your day.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  15. Anni, you're so talented! You did a good sketch of that cheetah! Happy Birthday, girl! mine is on Friday (teehee) I see we're both February-babies! :)

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  16. Beautiful etching Anni... I loved it! You are truly one talented women. Have a wonderful day my friend.
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  17. happy early birthday! smiles.

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  18. Love the drawing!! I will come back and look at more!

    I started doing Six Word Saturday because of Magical Mystical Teacher and 1) try to write mine before I read his and 2) try (and sometimes am not able) to make them positive. By Saturday morning I am sooooo not feeling up.

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  19. Beautiful Sketch.. and HAPPY upcoming birthday.

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  20. Happy 6-Word Saturday! Cate's got a real fun time going over at her place every week...

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  21. Wow Anni! That is incredible! What a talent you have in addition to photography...

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  22. You are talented! Great drawing, Anni. In case our paths do not cross before Tuesday I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  23. Have a Happy Birthday on Tuesday!

    I really like your cheetah. I can't draw anything, but I love to see what other people can do.

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  24. Excellent sketch! And i love the subject matter too! Makes me want to start drawing again- i can never motivate myself to do it anymore! Great work!

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  25. I really enjoyed your sketch. Being creative often equates to feeling alive. I often see hearts in the spots of cheetahs.

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  26. Happy Ahead of Time Birthday!

    *begins singing to the tune of the "Merry Widow Waltz"*

    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
    We love you!
    Happy Birthday
    And may all your dreams come true.
    When you blow out the candles,
    One light stays aglo-o-ow.
    It's the love light in your eyes
    Where'er you go!


    Okay, let's sing it one more time for everybody who has a birthday this year!

    Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,
    We love you!
    Happy Birthday
    And may all your dreams come true.
    When you blow out the candles,
    One light stays aglo-o-ow.
    It's the love light in your eyes
    Where'er you go!

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  27. That's a huge kitty, there, & sooo pretty! I'm afraid a big kitty like that would eat me up! hehehee Your blog is a hoot, I love all the dalmatian spots!
    Happy Valentine's Day

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  28. Well an early Happy Birthday to you from one fellow Aquarian to another! Mine's coming up on the 17th. Thanks for visiting my version of Six Word Saturday!

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  29. Changes are good even if you are blonde by birth. LOL. Your birthday greeting is all set to go on my blog so be watching for it on the 9th :) How cool is this...you have the same birthday as my SIL. :) Love the drawing my friend. You are so talented :)

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  30. ...and let me be the first to wish you Happy Birthday, Anni.

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  31. It's a great meme, and the only one I still play besides my own Haiku meme on Wednesdays. (Join us, although I warn you... it's addictive!)

    Have a happy birthday :)

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  32. That is beautiful! My niece has been doing animal sketches lately and I know she would be inspired by your work. I will send her over! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. What an excellent sketch!
    You've captured the eyes really well!

    Mine’s here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  34. Happy Pre-Birthday!

    Love the cheetah sketch. Very well done.

    Characters from Sean the Vampire

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  35. Anni
    Your sketch is really good and I love watching animal shows on National Geographic too.
    I'll wish you a Happy Birthday now and hope you have a fabulous day on Tuesday.
    Judith

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  36. Oh my gosh, that is such a good sketch, you are very good. Have a nice day.

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  37. How beautiful! Nice work. You keep on sketching! Thanks for visiting My Muskoka!

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  38. I sure am hearing a lot of that. No ice, just snow! Hearing how the weather is in other states makes me just be thankful I only have rain, even with as much as I can't stand that. I'm in California and prefer the beautiful sunny weather. Wishing for Spring and Summer to get hear quick. Hope the weather calms down for you :o)
    Happy 6WS!!

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  39. Hi Anni, you are very talented! BTW, Happy early birthday. Thanks for visiting my blog, I love animals!

    Hugs,
    Carrie (cozyflier)

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  40. Great Entry! God Bless!

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  41. Hi, welcome to SWS. We're a friendly bunch and glad that you joined in. Enjoy th rest of the weekend :) Kathy

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous! Very talented!

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  43. Happy birthday and happy 6WS :)

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  44. That is really good. You captured the eyes so well....Michelle

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  45. Fantastic drawing!

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  46. Happy Birthday to you! February is a busy month for birthdays at our house too!

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  47. Hey, guess what.....

    SO ARE MY SISTER AND NIECE!

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  48. Welcome to 6WS. It is such fun meme. I have only been participating for about 5 months but it is one of favorite ones. Because I am given to so much verbage, I love that this forces me to use "word economy." Blessings and come back next week.

    And I hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. Your sketches are fabulous.

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  49. Hi Annie,
    Thanks for stopping by my CC post. I didn't make the rounds yesterday, because we have our grandson on Saturdays, and he didn't take much of a nap. Also, we didn't go to my parents' like we usually do, where I go into another room and blog while they play with him.

    You are blessed to be able to draw like that!

    Happy Birthday!

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  50. You captured their eye make up to a tee! How envious I am of anyone who has talent to draw! Good job.

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  51. Thanks so much for joining in for Six Word Saturday! And happy birthday! Since I'm running so late with comments this week, I guess my wishes are belated instead of early but they're sincere just the same. Hope you'll play 6WS again this week!

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