Color Addiction….

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Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


I am a certified color junkie.  Ever since I can remember colors were never bright enough for me.  There were never enough in my environment to satisfy me.  The world was boring and I’ve always wanted more.  It’s why you just don’t see muted pastels in my art (or maybe you do).  I use the brightest and most vibrant colors I can find and mix, but you may not see all of them.  And now there may be a scientific explanation for my extreme color cravings.  An unknown number of women may perceive 
millions of colors invisible to the rest of us.  These women have four cones in their eye for detecting colors.  The vast majority of people only have three.  I am not a scientist, so I will just post a link (some text in this blog is referenced from this article):


Scientists have dubbed these people tetrachromats.  An…

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I’ve got CRABS!!

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Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


No not “those” kind!  But now that I’ve gotten your attention, let’s take a look at this strange looking ocean creature. Crabs are decapods (ten legs) crustaceans (their skeleton is on the outside) and arthropods (they have segmented legs). Interesting FACTS:

If a crab loses a claw, it will grow back.

Males grow one larger claw.  It’s purpose is to impress female crabs rather than for attack or defense.

A crab’s teeth are in its stomach.

Crabs can be carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.

Crabs can also be cannibals and will sometimes feed on weaker crabs of the same species.

There are 6,793 species of crabs divided into 93 families.

King Crabs are not considered true crabs.  Neither are Hermit, Porcelain, or Horseshoe Crabs.

We began on a light note, so we might as well end on one too. 🙂

Man walks into a restaurant and says, “Do you server crabs here?”

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Inner Strength…

Beautiful Art and well said!

Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


You hear it said often that success “looks” a lot like hard work.  I disagree.  The most successful people I know make it look easy.  It doesn’t look like work at all.  It would be more accurate to say that  success “feels” like hard work.  To make it as an artist you have to have a lot of “inner strength”.  Yes, you will be praised but you will also be severely criticized.  You will make sales, but you will also spend countless hours emailing/talking on the phone with people who never buy.  You will create amazing pieces but sometimes sit back in disbelief each day as the days turn into months or years without that work selling.  You will make artistic friends and creative enemies.  You will have days when you are so motivated to create that you feel as if your soul and brain will burst out of you…

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Longs Peak Autumn Aspen Landscape View

Longs peak Colorado Autumn View

Striking Photography by Bo

Longs Peak Autumn Aspen Landscape View - James Bo Insogna

Scenic landscape a majestic view of Longs Peak 14,256 feet with golden autumn aspen trees and blue sky above.

In the summer months, when conditions will allow, thousands of people come to climb Longs’ Peak summit via the Keyhole Route. The Keyhole Route  is a climb that crosses incredible sheer vertical rock faces, often with falling rocks, requiring scrambling, where an unroped fall would likely be fatal.  This route has narrow ledges, loose rock, and very steep cliffs. On top of that add the weather and we are talking a fun time to remember.

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