Looking at the world through rose colored glasses by linmarie

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ROSE-COLORED GLASSES – “Some unfortunate people never take their rose-colored glasses off, but everyone wears these spectacles occasionally. This attitude of cheerful optimism, of seeing everything in an attractive, pleasant light, has always been with us, while the expression itself goes back to at least 1861, when it is first recorded in ‘Tom Brown at Oxford’: ’Oxford was a sort of Utopia to the Captain.He continued to behold towers, and quadrangles, and chapels, through rose-colored glasses.” From the “Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins” by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997)

created with photo shop elements2..layers and layers of color and texture. then put into a collage.
a rusted, paint chipped metal cupboard.
“FEATURED IN "01/07/2011

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • GregTS
    GregTSabout 4 years ago

    Interesting info, thanks! Beautiful & brilliant Art!!
    peace and love Greg

  • I knew the saying was a positive one, I used to say it a lot, now I know and wanted to share with the world, thanks for your lovely comment my friend, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago


  • thanks Marsha, can you tell I am still under the weather with this crappy cold I caught, lol!! I am bored to death, and sick of being sick, so will just create,, love your response to this, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Pretty cool, I took pictures of my doctors floor the other day it was so pretty, of course everybody looked at me strange..its fun Linmarie to do these kind of things..I love this..really a cool job!!!

  • lol!! so where is the pic of doc’s floor, I know you can do something with it,, and include the inspiration photo so we will know ok??? no pressure, non at all,, lol!! I can picture you doing that, cuz I have done the same, snapped shots of tiles on walls in restrooms etc.. peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Cool creation Linmarie .. Looks Beautiful.. Hugs Maggie

  • thanks maggie, happy you like it, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

  • oh,, I love that expression, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness you are to funny..lol..I will something with it. it is brown black and beige..you made laugh so hard..why I don’t but the way said it…lol
    love it!! I will let you know..okey dokey..your to much!! I love your rust..cool..

  • happy I made you laugh sister,, you did the same for me, thanks so much,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    What an interesting subject..the write is wonderful…so very true that we all do this from time to time…Great piece, but not as nice as the one on my desk-That’s my fave!!

  • ahhhhhhhhhhh,, that made my day my sister, I am so sick with this darn respiratory crap, so your comment is a ray of sunshine.. I could remember saying this a lot so when the painting was done, I felt it come back, and googled the meaning, amazing what we learn.. peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 4 years ago

    This one penetrates the soul!! My soul.

  • ahhhhhhhhh,, I HOPE that is a good thing, if so then thank you so very much for that wonderful comment/compliment, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago


  • hey Barb, we are on a roll I think with these, I am having too much fun, do not even care if anything looks real, just loving the freeing abstract of it,, love your comment peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 4 years ago

    Looks great,…

  • thanks so much John, love your comment, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

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