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Monday, April 9, 2012

H: Harlequin

Blogging from A to Z: H

I was whining to  discussing with my daughters the fact that I didn't have a great word for H. Thirty minutes later this picture turned up in my email in-box. I love the school Easter holiday :-)

Copyright: My Daughter :-)



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  1. Fantastic H word. It's kind of a happy sounding word, isn't it?

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    1. It certainly is. You just can't help smiling :-)

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  2. that's so sweet! you should have a fab giveaway with this pic as the prize :)
    Lx

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    1. I mentioned your comment to Diva and she was all 'they should give me book titles and I'll draw pictures for them'. Hmm ... I might have found my cover designer :-)

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  3. Harlequin is a great word lol :D

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    1. I know! You can't say it without smiling :-)

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  4. HA! Love it! Fun choice. Sometimes I have a million ideas and other times I've got nothing!

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    1. Tell me about it! What I hate is when I have an awesome idea, and we've already done the letter :-)

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    1. I knew her having a PC was a good idea :-)

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  6. That is a great word for H, honest! Well done

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    1. I'll tell her you said so - and I love the H word you added there :-)

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  7. Great word. I'm glad it came to you. I outlined my posts, yet sometimes on the day of I struggle writing my post.

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    1. This was the first time that I hated absolutely everything I came up with. I suspect it won't be the last :-)

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  8. Nice pic. Is it drawn by one of your daughters?

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    1. It is. She just went upstairs, drew it and then sent it to me :-)

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  9. And handstand :)
    Hope you had a nice Easter!

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    1. I asked her if the handstand was deliberate for the letter and she grinned and said 'let's just say it was' :-)

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    1. I have no idea where she gets it from!

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  11. How nice of your daughter. How cute too.

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  12. That's a great picture. And that surely has to be one of the most original "H" posts?!

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    1. Thanks. And I can't take any of the credit :-)

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  13. Awesome! How cool of your daughter!

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  14. I'm so slow ... I didn't get it. I even turned my head sideways to see if it formed an H ... kinda???

    But luckily, you have smart commenters. So, they've explained it to me: a happy harlequin holding a handstand

    hahaha

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    1. Margo, I love this comment. You are a woman after my own heart :-)

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  15. I can do that. I mean draw a Harlequin. No way could I physically do that.

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  16. Sarah - You have an amazing daughter. Considering her mother, though, I'm not surprised. This is a great choice for H.

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    1. She is pretty awesome, isn't she? And thank you for the compliment :-)

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  17. That's a great drawing! And I love the H word--it's more on the unusual side. :)

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    1. Yep, and I can't take any of the credit :-)

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  18. I'm sure no one else will have your H. Made my day!

    Denise

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    1. She certainly saved my bacon, that's for sure :-)

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    1. Thank you. I'm rather proud of her :-)

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  20. That's a great word, and a great picture!

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  21. Fun picture. Harlequins are the only form of 'clowns' that don't typically freak me right the hell out. We have a childrens act at faire that is a set of harlequin style clowns with dogs and parrots, and they mostly don't scare me, but sometimes I just can't be near them.

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    1. Thank goodness that big feet and red noses weren't a staple of the period. It's weird how clowns ban be so scary.

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  22. A word I wouldn't have thought of.
    Great H word.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Me neither. Thankfully, she's more on the ball than me :-)

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  23. Hahaaaa well done! Yippee for obscure emails

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  24. Yes! The best ideas tend to be the random ones.

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  25. I got handstand before Harlequin, then I realized! Great word and great post!

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    1. Hehe, and the handstand bit was an accident :-)

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  26. Ah haha. Perfect. And during the A to Z everyone appreciates a quick picture post!

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    1. Oh yes, I'm trying to keep them short and fun :-)

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  27. Somebody was watching out for you! What would you have done if it was picture for a hair re-growth product? :)

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    1. Haha, knowing my girl, there would have been a joke in there somewhere. (Like a 'hare' re-growth product!)

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  28. This is neat. I bet my grand kids ( or even my kids ) will love it.

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  29. Writing is like that - ideas fall on you when you stop looking. :)

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    1. Indeed! - Or when you whine to your kids :-)

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  30. If your kid drew this, I want to hire her to illustrate a book for my kids (unless she's already priced herself out of my market)! :)

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    1. I told her and her answer was 'will work for cookies' :-)

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  31. I love when things happen right when you need them to!

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    1. Me too - and I didn't even need to bribe her :-)

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  32. Ha, no doubt Sarah. Looks like you have some wonderful and talented assistants there. Our young daughter showed me how many pages in a practice writing book that she had done today being out of school. I was proud of her effort.

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    1. I love this comment. Isn't it nice when they do stuff like that because they want to, and not because we've nagged them?

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  33. Children do seem to help us out don't they?
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around #862 on A to Z list)

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  34. wow, what a talented artist! And it is perfect for "H"!

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    1. And this was just one of her 'quick doodles' as she puts it :-)

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  35. What a fun picture. How wonderful is it that your daughters could help you out!

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    1. Oh yes. I don't know what I'd do without them :-)

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  36. Great picture!! Your H turned out well!

    Cheers, Jenn
    http://www.wine-n-chat.com

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  37. Nice! Harlequin is such a great word.

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  38. Perfect example for H! And what a great drawing you found! I've always wished I could color with colored pencils like that :)

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    1. It's unusual for her to use pencils these days, she usually paints but I think she just wanted to do it quickly for me :-)

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  39. hi saraha,
    this is really nice
    small is always beautiful!
    and you did it very well with the word 'Harlequin" for the day. i did a small search to know the meaning too :-) eureka! eureka!
    pl. add a word i mean the meaning of it to it for people lik me..lol
    everything is small here today lol
    keep writing
    thanks for dropping in too...:-)
    best
    phil

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    1. Hi Phil,
      that's a great point. If I do another unusual word, I'll add an explanation. Thanks for the tip!

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  40. Your daughter is a very talented artist. (And sweet, too, to bail her mama out like that!)

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    1. Yes indeed, on both counts! Thank you :-)

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  41. Love it! What a fun drawing. It's perfect.

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    1. Thanks Emily. I might steal the hard copy from her :-)

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  42. How fun! Your daughter is very talented, and this is so cute. :)

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    1. Thank you :-) She rescued me today, that's for sure :-)

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  43. It must be a sign . . .

    Popping by on the A to Z trail. Hope all is well with you.

    Lucy

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    1. Good to see you. I'm loving the stuff I'm learning on your A to Z theme :-)

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  44. SWEET! And I thought you meant the publishing house-(romance anyone, ha)!

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    1. Hehe, I'd forgotten all about that :-)

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  45. I thought you meant the romance publisher, too. lol Learning something new every day!

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    1. I definitely don't think about romance enough :-)

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  46. Niiiice :) There *are* pluses to spring break! LOL ;)

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    1. Oh yes, the girlies are good for more than just cups of tea ;-)

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  47. Hi Sarah ... gosh I need some kids - any spares anyone? Only wanted for the month of April - they'll be redundant for the next eleven months!!

    Isn't that wonderful - love the picture too - Harlequin - they are great characters .. clever children .. A* to them ..

    Made me happy too - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hehe, well I'd lend you one of mine, but only one of them draws :-)

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  48. Love the pic! I always associate Harlequin with romance but can't forget this either - cool pic :)

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    1. I can't believe I forgot about the romance house :-)

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  49. I love how happy it looks :) I can't help but think it's a happy version of Harley Quinn from Batman :)


    Jamie
    Fellow A-Z Bloggy Buddy
    Mithril Wisdom

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    1. Funnily enough, she said she was going to draw Harley, but she didn't think many people would know her :-)

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