March 22, 2020


NOTE FROM MARIE TO BLOGGERS:


To my fellow bloggers: I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise. I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I’m not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone. My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way) and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.


Marie AKA Ozstuff

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Green

The theme word this week is GREEN.  St Patrick's Day is on March 17 but your green art doesn't have to refer to that.  Any green will do!!
My heritage is 100% Irish.  In the late 1700's, the Irish people rose up in a rebellion against Britain and they wore the colour green to identify themselves as rebels.  Believe it or not, "the wearing of the green" was prohibited and the penalties were severe, the most common one being transportation to what was then called "Van Diemen's Land" (now Australia!).  My ancestors came to Australia in the 1840's but I would quite like having a convict as an ancestor!
Have fun with green.
Credits for my shades of green are HERE

44 comments:

  1. What an impressive wonderful sample, here is
    my green card *g*
    Thanks for looking and leaving a comment,
    hugs Anja

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  2. You can find my entry here Thanks for looking.

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  3. http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/

    Oh what fun- I love green and look forward to all of the entries!

    My entry is on my Ravenpainting blog.

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  4. Bonjour Mon challenge Green est sur mon blog:
    http://maryailleursunautrejour.blogspot.fr/
    Bonne semaone !
    Amicalement Mary.kg

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  5. Here is my entry.

    http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.ca/2013/03/take-word-green.html

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  6. This is my first entry for “Take a Word”. You can see it
    here

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  7. Fantastic sample.

    You can find mine on my blog.

    Thanks for looking.

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  8. Whoa, you're not kidding your word is GREEN! This is so vibrant!! And I love the look in her eyes.
    Mine is here

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  9. A glorious green, Marie.
    My green is here.

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  10. Gorgeous mouth-watering example, Marie. My wearin' o' the green is on my blog HERE

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  11. You've given a whole new meaning to "the wearin of the green" Marie...

    http://www.thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

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  12. A tip 'o the hat to you AND your Irish ancestors, Miss Marie. I've so enjoyed knowing you these many years, and watching your talent grow and grow.

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  13. here is mine:
    http://johanna-mixedmediafun.blogspot.de/2013/03/take-word-green.html

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  14. Here's mine
    http://www.creativemagpie.co.uk/2013/03/when-i-am-among-trees.html
    Thanks for looking.

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  15. What a gorgeous Irish lass! The green is so wonderfully vibrant!

    Here's mine:

    http://calliopeswork.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-word-challenge-green.html

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  16. I love the bright green in your inspiration piece! Mine is on my blog here.

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  17. Happy Mothering Sunday to all you Mothers out there, and Happy St.Patrick's Day ...wishes for later this week! My piece is green, but just a tiny bit Irish. See if you can find the connection...
    http://www.thevivere.blogspot.com

    Thanks for the challenge...I think the example piece is very "fetching!" She looks ready to have a good time...

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  18. My entry can be Find on My blog www.artofasimplemind.blogspot.com

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  19. gorgeous green example!!!

    http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-word-green_9.html

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  20. My green stuff is here:
    http://lizbethem.blogspot.com/2013/03/green.html#links
    Thanks for going to take a look.

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  21. Here is my entry:
    http://www.mamapias-stempelecke.blogspot.de/2013/03/grun-und-rosa-auf-15x15.html
    hugs
    mamapia

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  22. My Greens are on my Blog. Thank you very much for visiting. I appreciate it! xx

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  23. My Greens are on my Blog. Thank you very much for visiting. I appreciate it! xx

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  24. here's mine.

    http://justanothervolunteer.blogspot.com/2013/03/take-word-green.html

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  25. Beautiful sample.

    My Green is here

    http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2013/03/wearin-o-green_11.html

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  26. Very beautiful.
    Here is mine
    http://gutsport56-sammelsurium.blogspot.de/2013/03/greengrun.html
    Thanks for visiting.

    Dagmar

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  27. Very beautiful.
    Here is mine.

    http://gutsport56-sammelsurium.blogspot.de/2013/03/greengrun.html

    Thanks for visiting.
    Dagmar

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  28. Gorgeous!

    Here is mine: http://karins-cardsandthings.blogspot.nl/2013/03/green.html

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  29. You have created so wonderful works!
    Here is mine:http://korttipaikka.blogspot.fi/2013/03/green.html

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  30. here is my entry
    http://kerstinskartenblog.blogspot.de/2013/03/owl-atc.html
    thanks for looking

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  31. Hi all!
    I'm at home at last!
    Your work is irishing beautiful dear Marie!
    I kown Galway and I loooove this city and the irish people so much! :)
    My green St Patrick is at:
    Sim's Work

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  32. Great sample. My green samples are on my blog here

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  33. The sample is fantastic!

    My piece is on my blog here.

    Thanks for looking.

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  34. Great challenge, here is my URL
    http://gracieotripp.blogspot.com/2013/03/challenge-365-photo-72-take-word-green.html or just click my name

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  35. Just found your site! Look forward to playing along with you again. My link for the word Green is http://www.d-dazzledscraps.com/2013/03/postage-stamp-athon.html

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  36. Here´s my green... ;o)

    http://hanenhuusholli.blogspot.fi/search/label/Take%20a%20Word%20challenge

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  37. I enjoyed the sample - so light green. Mine is at
    http://artbyritva.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/take-a-word-challenge-green/

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  38. That is a fabulously green sample! I love her don't-mess-with-me expression. As far as I know, I have but a drop of Irish blood in me, but it goes back to the early 1800s when an Irish lass hid out with another ancestor on a Caribbean island until her ship sailed back to Ireland without her. But I digress...

    Here is my sample: Always After Me Lucky Charms...

    Deb
    Deborah's Art

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  39. Here's mine: http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2013/03/erin-go-bragh.html

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  40. Here's my St. Patrick Day creation! http://acreativewalkabout.blogspot.com/2013/03/st-patricks-day.html

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