HNW on Thursday - HOBBIES  

bustinout20202 65F  
859 posts
9/23/2021 10:04 am
HNW on Thursday - HOBBIES


This might be a long one, with lots of pictures. [Tease!]

It's really more about my art hobby. I love create. I say in my profile that I am an artist... because I DO ART. Not professionally; though I've taught ...that's professional, right?

My art is considered "Whimsical" in the respect that 's not realistic - I don't think I have the patience be realistic.

's a very personal journey for me.

I do for the exploration and the "therapy" of . Most of what I'm posting is coming from personal art journals that chronicled my life at the time.
This is when I was rehabbing from a stroke.
So, yeah, this is kind of a very intimate post.

I love collage and mixed media, and include in most of my work.

These are entitled "Man-Handled" & "Camel Toe"

I don't usually have an end result in mind. I just start with a product and see where it goes.

I sometimes use found objects in my art to help convey my own personal symbolism: keys, bottles, different types of found scrap papers.

Sometimes I write poetry to go with it...ekphrastic poetry; in fact, I Iove the combination of the two. It's the process that is so relaxing.

I haven't created any art in a long time...other creative ventures have taken over my time and my space.

But, I hope come back someday.

Happy HNW, y'all!


~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/23/2021 10:44 am

Probably one of the most intimate posts I've shared...

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
9/23/2021 11:15 am

Excellent stuff McBusti. I particularly like 'Man-Handled'.

You write well, and create well......is there no end to your talent?


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:34 pm:
Thanks so much McKilty! Had to add a handsy pic!

crosstraining 69T  
8367 posts
9/23/2021 11:16 am

The 2nd pic with you in it was my fav , XOXO


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:35 pm:
Aw, thanks ever so!!

MisterXTC1000 57M
368 posts
9/23/2021 11:23 am

love it all


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:35 pm:
Thanks so much Mr. Mister!!

Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
9/23/2021 11:33 am

Great work! 👍 😊 ❗❗❗


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:36 pm:
Thanks ever so Paul!! mwah!

spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
9/23/2021 11:47 am

You are a talented artist. Thank you for sharing your art.
Happy HNW!


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:38 pm:
Thank you so much Spunky! I learn as I go!

benard69 64M/64F  
6298 posts
9/23/2021 12:10 pm

And a very wonderful talent to share...Thanks!


bustinout20202 replies on 9/23/2021 12:47 pm:
Oh Benard, thanks so much! I think you two need to get in on the HNW fun, if you haven't already.

citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
9/23/2021 12:57 pm

I hope you decide to rekindle your hobby. There's some very good, interesting images and you certainly had talent.


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
9/23/2021 1:19 pm

Happy artistic HNW! .....did you join the HNW group and enter your post there also?


ULIXBIG 67M
9288 posts
9/23/2021 1:26 pm

I like your art... and your mischievous smile...


staci_19702 51T  
3767 posts
9/23/2021 1:39 pm

Very impressive!!

Have a great day! 💋
Staci


kamaruhl3 61M
4988 posts
9/23/2021 3:29 pm

very nice. love your colors and lines and how you blend them.


Owatalife 65M
1711 posts
9/23/2021 4:12 pm

Yes whimsical is a spot on description of your art. At the same time you obviously get great pleasure & inspiration from it all which I think is what one's passion should be all about. Great stuff.


scoupe42 59M  

9/23/2021 7:12 pm

You are very talented!


G000dbuddy 34M  
1676 posts
9/23/2021 10:33 pm

pretty lady with white hair

goodbuddy781


Looknfind18 69M  
4379 posts
9/24/2021 3:46 am

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.


CleavageFan4U 65M  
69374 posts
9/24/2021 5:34 am

Interesting - I never knew that about you, but am not really surprised at the news either.

And nice to see your "camel-toe"

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Kevsco57 65M

9/24/2021 9:48 am

Love your art. Very talented. Can't wait to see more.

Thanks for sharing too.


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:26 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I hope you decide to rekindle your hobby. There's some very good, interesting images and you certainly had talent.
Thanks so much! I hope to get back to it...but I have to clean the she shed first!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:28 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    Happy artistic HNW! .....did you join the HNW group and enter your post there also?
I think I'm part of the HNW group, but am not sure how to share my post there. I am a bit of a technotard on this site! lol

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:30 am

    Quoting ULIXBIG:
    I like your art... and your mischievous smile...
Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by!! mwah! {=}
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:31 am

Thanks Staci! ;D

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:33 am

    Quoting Owatalife:
    Yes whimsical is a spot on description of your art. At the same time you obviously get great pleasure & inspiration from it all which I think is what one's passion should be all about. Great stuff.
Thanks so much! I do enjoy creating. What about you???

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:35 am

And you are very kind! thanks for stopping by!!
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:37 am

Thanks GoodBuddy! Thank you for stopping by!! * And I always call it "Platinum Blonde!". lol!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:38 am

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Appreciate it!
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:41 am

Oh Cleave, I knew you'd appreciate that pic!! I did that waaayyy before I came on here!!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 10:43 am

    Quoting Kevsco57:
    Love your art. Very talented. Can't wait to see more.

    Thanks for sharing too.
Thanks so much for your kind words! mwah! {=}
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


kmac500td 54M
110 posts
9/24/2021 11:06 am

thank you for sharing beautiful lady,very talented lovely art work


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
9/24/2021 1:01 pm

    Quoting bustinout20202:
    I think I'm part of the HNW group, but am not sure how to share my post there. I am a bit of a technotard on this site! lol
If you scroll down to the end of your HNW post, under the comment box you will see your post number...[ post 4415842 ] without the space between brackets and numbers......copy and paste bracketed numbers [including bracket] into the comment box in the HNW group for said week.
I hope this helps!


bustinout20202 replies on 9/24/2021 4:44 pm:
Thank you! I'm trying it right now!

bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/24/2021 2:31 pm

    Quoting kmac500td:
    thank you for sharing beautiful lady,very talented lovely art work
Thanks so much K. Glad your blue eyes came by for a visit!
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
9/24/2021 7:54 pm

bustinout20202 replies on 9/24/2021 7:44 pm:
Thank you! I'm trying it right now!

I see you got your post posted in the HNW group site!


justskin1 70M
13175 posts
9/24/2021 9:02 pm

That is some lovely Art you are showing. I have to say you look spectacular in that second picture. What a smile!
My GF Diane taught an art class for 6 years and has done art for a long time. She says she did a lot of it as therapy for many years. I am honored that she gave me one of her pieces to me for our anniversary. I understand how intimate it is for and artist to show their work. Especially when it was also therapy. When she let me go though her works to pick one out she let me be naked but unlike usual she stayed dressed. Said letting me look at her work make her feel naked enough without being unclothed.

If you see me in the real world, come say "Hi Justskin."

I always behave. Preferably not well.


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/25/2021 9:26 am

    Quoting justskin1:
    That is some lovely Art you are showing. I have to say you look spectacular in that second picture. What a smile!
    My GF Diane taught an art class for 6 years and has done art for a long time. She says she did a lot of it as therapy for many years. I am honored that she gave me one of her pieces to me for our anniversary. I understand how intimate it is for and artist to show their work. Especially when it was also therapy. When she let me go though her works to pick one out she let me be naked but unlike usual she stayed dressed. Said letting me look at her work make her feel naked enough without being unclothed.
Ha! I know how she feels!
I've taught Seniors at the Assisted Living Community I worked at. We had an art show every year I was there and the work of those folks was absolutely incredible! It was so good, that I would invite the local press in to view it. And some are still producing works into their 80s! I am awed by them!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


justskin1 70M
13175 posts
9/25/2021 10:15 am

    Quoting bustinout20202:
    Ha! I know how she feels!
    I've taught Seniors at the Assisted Living Community I worked at. We had an art show every year I was there and the work of those folks was absolutely incredible! It was so good, that I would invite the local press in to view it. And some are still producing works into their 80s! I am awed by them!
I found a lovely chalk pastel, about 7.5 X 10 she did some time ago as I was browsing through a box of her efforts. Stopped me dead in my browse and I asked her if I could have that one. She asked me what I saw and I told her. Surprised her I think as she told me she did not think anyone would "get" that pic. She had it matted and framed and it is hanging on my bedroom wall. It is a rather sensuous pic without particular erotic overtones but definite spiritual ones. I would post it here but that gives Senior Sizzle the copyright. Also I would need her permission as I certainly would not do so without it. Actually even with it.

I don't really draw. Have tried to revive a decades old urge but seem to lack the inner fire to so so. Or just lack the inspiration to do it. A part of me would like to though. I am told I have an Artist's Eye. One of the things Diane and I talk about a lot is art, color, composition and the history of it all. Makes for interesting car rambles as we note views and discuss the color and how to improve the composition of what we see.

If you see me in the real world, come say "Hi Justskin."

I always behave. Preferably not well.


bustinout20202 replies on 9/25/2021 10:44 pm:
I think that's wonderful how you can relate so well to her sensibilities. I bet you would create some lovely pieces of work if your eye is trained to see already! Go For it! {=} ~Busti

bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
9/26/2021 10:47 am

    Quoting  :

No, no shows or exhibitions. Most of what I'm showing here is from a goofing around art journal Thanks for your comments and for understanding!
~Busti

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


justskin1 70M
13175 posts
9/26/2021 5:22 pm

From Jim's friend-Love your art and that you too taught to Seniors. For me helping beginners start has been most rewarding. Love the Camel Toe and the first one a lovely face, really all. Hope you get back to it but maybe it gave you enough healing so you don't need it as much.
From Diane

If you see me in the real world, come say "Hi Justskin."

I always behave. Preferably not well.


bustinout20202 replies on 9/27/2021 8:43 am:
Hello Diane! Thank you for your comments! I think everything I do is some form of therapy, especially after my stroke. I'll write about that at some point. I've gone from arting to writing; this blog and poetry. It's mainly a matter of space--my art shed needs to be re-done but its full of vintage stuff to resell. That's been my focus of late. Thanks so much for commenting!
~Busti

CynicusMaximus 50M
1844 posts
1/5/2022 11:51 pm

Hi there,
You were nice enough to leave a comment on my blog and I didn't know that you were an artist. Nice work and hope you were able to get back into art as a hobby.


bustinout20202 replies on 1/6/2022 9:32 am:
Thanks Cynicus! I dabble, really. But I haven't done it in like 2-3 years. I need to get back to it. But for now I have to clear out the "She Shed" first.

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