52-Week Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

What Is It?!? – Week 18/52

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your 18th (!) weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 17/52

Fabio started the guessing game, “Schelley, is it a cork?” Not a cork. Cee mused, “No clue. I’ll have tot put on my thinking cap. Maybe part of a tattoo.” Not part of a tattoo, but I can see that. Sarah said, “Looks like someone went a bit mad with some eyeliner on the back of their hand!!!” LOL! Not eyeliner gone mad. “Is it a piece of decorated pottery?” Ding ding ding! Yes, it is a piece of decorated pottery. Do you know what in particular made the decoration? “Yay me … I suspect it was string dipped in paint!” Not a string dipped in paint. “Was it something simple like a felt tipped pen?” Not simple. So what was it?

What you saw was a piece of horsehair pottery. This technique, created by Native Americans, was told to have happened when a Pueblo woman’s hair brushed against the very hot pottery just out of the kiln. What resulted was a beautiful pattern. She played with applying different items, and stumbled upon horsehair creating the nicest effect. It is indeed beautiful!


365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 327/365 – Long Art Short Life

The art is long, life is short. – Hippocrates

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 326)

Phantomvogel3 said, “Looks like a leg or part of a bee to me?” Not a leg or a bee, interesting perspective though. Brenda mused, “Today’s looks like the ears on that same cat.” Not ears from the cat, not a cat! “Is it something painted? Actually my first thought was that it was food… pretty different ideas.” Ding ding ding, not food, but it is painted! Autopict said, “Looks like sunspots, but not at the left side.” Not sun spots. Amanda asked, “Is it a close up of a bee? or a woolly jumper? :D Interesting, another bee perspective, but not a bee or woolly jumper. Kathryn guessed, “A wilted flower?” Not a wilted flower. Heather said, “an eye lid…lol…I don’t know… ;) Ha ha, it’s not an eye lid, but I have posted a “what is it?!?” photo of eye shadow before. 😉

So yes, what you saw was painted; in particular a painted/glazed pottery vase.