Eye Candy Blog Fest

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Staring the New Year participating in a Blog Fest, oh well, guess I know what I'll be doing this year. Ms. Vicki Rocho is hosting the "Eye Candy" blog fest today.

Simple little thing, just post an image that you love looking at. True to form I could not decide on just one, so I included categories I love to look at. Here are my entries.

Impressionist Art
Dans La Prairie by Claude Monet
Cannot think of a better way to spend the day than dreaming of what was going through the impressionist's mind.

Georgia O'Keefe
Jack in the Pulpit
I absolutely love her work. She took painting simple flowers to the ultimate.

Black and White Photography

No color what so ever but the emotion in two tone pigment speaks volumes.

And finally I leave you with what I hope we all are this year. The one true stand out that always is wearing a smile on our face.

Thank you Vicki for hosting this awesome fest. Everyone hop on over and check out the rest of the entries.  "Eye Candy" Blog Fest.  Happy New Year everyone!





great picks, love them all!

January 1, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Vicki Rocho said, 

Those are fantastic! I bought an outdated calendar with impressionist paintings in it because I plan to recycle the images into other cool things....and your first picture is on the cover!

Thanks for joining in the fun. Hope you enjoy the other entries as much as I am.

January 1, 2011 at 1:51 AM  
Holly said, 

Love them!! The black and white REALLY does have it's own special quality!! ;D
Happy New Year!!

January 1, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

What great pictures! I'm loving this blogfest. I love the impressionist pic--I'm impossible to drag away from those. The light just transports you somewhere else.

January 1, 2011 at 2:56 AM  
Rayna M. Iyer said, 

Each of them is lovely in its own way. My favourites are the Monet (adore him), the giggling kid (such depth of emotion) and the smilie face, because that is what I wish for all of you.

January 1, 2011 at 2:57 AM  
Dan said, 

Love the penguin and the little girl. My wife is a big penguin nut, so penguins always make me smile.

Sanguine Musings

January 1, 2011 at 3:07 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

brilliant shots!!!

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing

January 1, 2011 at 4:10 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Great selection. loved them all.


January 1, 2011 at 4:15 AM  
The Words Crafter said, 

I love the little girl with the penguin! We studied impressionist artist in French and I'm terribly partial to it. Really like your choice.

Happy New Year! I hope we all can be the smiling standouts!!!

January 1, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

Great choices! I'm a huge fan of black and white photography too - that tree speaks volumes!

Have a wonderful 2011!

January 1, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
iZombie said, 

awesome choices, i don't want to be blue sad face... i want to be yellow
jeremy [iZombie]

January 1, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Susan Kaye Quinn said, 

The picture with the penguin just made me giggle! And the lone yellow smiley is just plain awesome.

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

Girl and the Penguin is a must have!

January 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Jilda said, 

I saw an incredible exhibit of Georgia's work in Jackson Ms. a few
years ago, I love her art, and the spirit of her life!

January 1, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Michelle Gregory said, 

all wonderful pictures. i love Georgia O'Keefe, and i love black and white photography.

January 1, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Elaine AM Smith said, 

You selected beautiful art work - the colours in the Georgia O'Keefe and the Monet compliment each other.
Your photo selections also brought a smile to my face.
Happy New Year.

January 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Jamie Burch said, 

Lovely images! Happy New Year to you, too!!!

January 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Mara Nash said, 

Oh my gosh, I love impressionist art and B&W photos! And these are great examples.

Georgia O'Keefe? Um, all I ever see in her paintings is female anatomy. But I think that was her intention. Anyhoo...

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Tricia J. O'Brien said, 

I like the way you chose such different pictures. I love art of all kinds, but I think the little girl made me smile most. She's just so tickled by the bird. Happy 2011 to you!

January 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Danette said, 

I love the impressionists-- Monet is my favorite and I can't ever get enough of looking at his work. Thanks! Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
gideon 86 said, 

I love impressionist art. I saw Monet waterlilies and other paintings last week at the Chicago Art Institute. They are amazing!

Love the little girl with penguin.

Happy New Year, Jules.

January 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Creative Chaos @ The Play Connection, Inc. said, 

Love the penguin! And the smile in the middle of frowns. I'm going to do that this year...

January 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM  
February Grace said, 

Love em all, Jules, but the first has to be my favorite. Impressionist art is my favorite kind- so many pretty colors.

hugs and happy new year!

January 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

I adore black and white photo's as well, reminds me of the past and secrets it hides. :)

January 1, 2011 at 3:23 PM  
Francine Howarth said, 


Love artwork in general, so these are right up my street! ;)

Happy New Year

January 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Love these, but especially the B and W.

Hope your New Year is a wonderful one!

January 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Paula said, 

Jules, a very Happy New Year to you. Your choices could be mine too. Well, most...
Hugs, Paula

January 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

I love these pictures! :) The last one is so cute.

I hope you have a wonderful 2011!

January 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Julie Musil said, 

Those are some great images. I love black and white photos!

Happy new year

January 1, 2011 at 4:28 PM  
Hart Johnson said, 

Oh, great images! I especially love the little girl and the penguin.

January 1, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

Happy New Year! I love all your picks! I'm a huge fan of B&W, I feel the same as you. The emotion, mood pops out when color isn't the focus. I love Georgia's work, too~

Nice ending~xXx

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
aspiring_x said, 

awww! that little girl is SO CUTE!
great pics!

January 1, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Elliot Grace said, 

...I'm lovin the tree pic, but am of course a sucker for the giggling youngster and her new pal:)

Cute pics...Happy New Year to you and yours!


January 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Tammy said, 

Great picks...or is that pics?!! And loved the finale!

January 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

I love the impressionists. And the Happy Face pic is classic. Sometimes it pays to be different. Besides, conforming is boring.

January 2, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
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