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Did you know that besides being kind of pesky; mosquitoes are also pollinators of certain wildflowers? Everything has its place in nature.
There are many kinds of Lady Bugs. Lady Bugs eat plant eating aphids which are considered a garden pest. They are considered a symbol of Good Luck.
Lady Bugs aren't actually "bugs" but rather are a beetle. However, they are cute as a bug, don't you think?
Cute or not, their spots are scary to predators and are a defense.
For young and old, there are few sights more delightful than a twilight glimpse of these flying flashers called Lightening Bugs or Fire Flies. The light is a natural chemical bio-luminescence thing... well worth fending off a few mosquitoes to watch in my humble opinion.
"I'll let you know when it's done."
An 11 x 14 frame is all it that's needed to make this Walleye! Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster ready for the wall.
"Hope you are having a growling good day!!"
says coloring artist R. Ruth.
She used color pencils in this detail of Grizzly! Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster.
Notice the yellow highlights and darker green & blue low lights on the bushes. See how a darker brown is used on the shadow areas of the bear. ( Grizzly! Minne-Mural™ Colored by R.Ruth)
The Plant on the right is called "Bear Grass". The name goes goes back to the Lewis & Clark Expedition where it's mentioned in the journals.
Bear Grass is actually not really a grass.
Bears don't eat bear grass, but it does get used for lining their dens. Elk do eat it, so it's also called "Elk Grass" (although it is still not a grass.)
Native Americans used it to make baskets, cloth and medicine tonics. The underground stems called "rhizomes" were used for food.
Christy from California colored some of the apples green "because you just never know!"
This is a detail from the "Apple Orchard" Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster
"I could just picture myself standing in the orchard...
This one was great fun!" (Coloring Artist Christy, CA)
Each person 's approach to coloring continually evolves toward an identity of its own.
It will never pause there for long, though, because the growth always continues.
Dating and keeping colored Minne-Murals™ behind each other in a frame or in a photo log will let you to look back to see your development!
You'll be amazed!
Colored by Christy J: “I used all coloring pencils with lots of blues and deep blues because of the Atlantic Ocean. When a ship cuts through the water, many shades of blue appear right at the ships bottom and it’s beautiful!”
Your Artist CK: This really does look like the wild blue sea! Maybe one of your best, Christy! ( See this whole Minne-Mural colored in Gallery 2)
Colored by Ruth P. using color pencils. I think we will all agree that this is quite a serious piece of coloring art.
(See this whole Minne-Mural colored in Gallery 2)
"Lefse" Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster colored by Shirley (colored pencils)
"I do know how to think like a fish!" There's a wall hanger in progress here on this Walleye Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster.
Fishing Season Opener home-stay activity.
There's no limit to this creative fun!
Let's all color!
The "Walleye!" Minne-Mural™ will be a real keeper when this " almost 5" year-old Minnesotan calls it "done". Serious fishing gets results and we can see here that serious coloring does too. Color on!
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Now, this is a wall hanger! I'm seeing this in a grayish-tan ceramic frame. And I bet you thought dino's were for kids!
T-Rex Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster in color pencil; colored by Ruth.
Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster
This T-Rex trail is beautifully colored. (Colored pencils by Ruth.
The shadows on these rocks colored by Sienna of Iowa are noteworthy. Shading is an option in coloring art just as it is in any other art... but I think we all admit in this case it certainly adds interest and depth to these rocks. This is a detail from "Horses" Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster. See the blog & Focus Galley too (2) for more on this.
Welcome to "Focus on You"!
This is a gallery featuring details of Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art from artists "Out-There!"
With different mediums, coloring techniques and color choices,
the same Minne-Mural™ design can look so very different
when colored by different coloring artists.
It's wonderful to see skills and techniques develop, and wish everyone a relaxing, good time!
Look on this page for the yellow button to email your photos and be sure to check out the Minne-Mural™ Coloring art Blog for technique tips on color blending, shading and medium choices, and more!
this "Focus on You" Gallery 3
and see also "Focus on You Too (2)" (click the photo to go there)
and "Focus on You" Gallery 1
... and let's see some of your Minne-Mural™Coloring Art !
Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster
Ageless designs by artist Cindy Kolling. Let's all Color!
There are hundreds of Minne-Mural designs to choose from. Minne-Murals are popular with a wide variety of ages and lifestyles... we all need to take some quiet time.
Whether you are 8, 30 or 70 years of age, your break times will take on a whole new meaning when you a have a Minne-Mural in progress ready to reach for! Let's all Color!
If you share it, they will try it... Meet George from British Columbia, Canada. Minne-Murals are a great group gathering activity for all ages. Break out the color pencils at your next get-together... and then, let's hear all about it!