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Mad Group Art Project: May 4

Today’s Mad Group Art word is: Patina.

It may be a new vocabulary word for you  (not that it was for me. I didn’t look it up. I knew this word forever… I mean, I did look it up, but only so that I could copy and paste from the dictionary Wikipedia because writing out the whole definition would have been tedious. But I know ALL the words. So don’t think I didn’t know “patina”) so I got you a definition:

Patina (play/ˈpætɨnə/ or /pəˈtnə/) is a tarnish that forms on the surface of bronze and similar metals (produced by oxidation or other chemical processes); a sheen on woodenfurniture produced by age, wear, and polishing; or any such acquired change of a surface through age and exposure. On metal, patina is a coating of various chemical compounds such as oxides or carbonates formed on the surface during exposure to the elements (weathering). Patina also refers to accumulated changes in surface texture and colour that result from normal use of an object such as a coin or a piece of furniture over time.[1]

A  few of yesterday’s “Paint” submissions. To see more, check out the Mad Pic Lab Pinterest board to see all the pinnable submissions:

Above Source: Moose Anders via Elyse on Pinterest
Above Source: Lauren T via Elyse on Pinterest
Above Source: Daniela via Elyse on Pinterest


And Mine:

Source: via Elyse on Pinterest


Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. If you tagged it on Twitter as #madpiclab, I should see it and get it up on Pinterest.

    If I missed it, send me a link to your tweet and I’ll get it up!

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