Just a fun journal page to share today. It’s inspired by the song, Three Little Birds (Remix), by Bob Marley and the Wailers. I’m thinking this shall be my Summer theme song. Perhaps.
I started out using watercolors. That didn’t flow well on the journal paper…ugh…so before I knew it I was lost in a world of colored pencils. That was time consuming. The up side though…lots of waxy layer goodness. Not sure if it’s even finished…I will probably keep adding to it. Again-time consuming.
Doesn’t everbody need a Summer theme song? I think so.
Our hearts are heavy for our family’s town of Oklahoma City. My sister and her hubby live less than a mile from the tornado’s devastation in Moore. They are ok and well. They don’t have power, but we all know it could be so much worse, right?
It’s times like these, precisely like these, that we all need to step back and put things in our life into perspective. And be grateful. xoxo
Last week was a happening one…thus the lack of posts here! As I mentioned, my daughter was home last week. It was so nice having her home. Sooo nice.
She is transitioning between college graduation, track season, moving to a house and starting her full time job. Pretty exciting stuff! It was important for her to have lots of “down time”… so we worked that in whenever possible. Pedicures for two were needed–a big time treat for a runner, right? It was!
There was lots of good cooking going on…we wanted to get her lots of ideas for cooking, now that she’s on her own. Fun!
There was also lots of sibling silliness and chill time going on…
Over the weekend, hubby ran his first 7K race, Mud, Sweat and Beers. He set this goal at the beginning of the year…so it was cool to witness. He ran the race with his brother and sister. They all did a great job and we are, of course, so proud of them! They are drenched due to a slip and slide – and sweat, but mostly slip n slide. By the way, that was a really bad idea for a grown man to go on a slip n slide…just sayin’. He is soooo sore now, and he ruined his phone (even though it was in a protector/arm band thingy). Oops.
Allie and her beau, cheered them on. They were great cheerleaders and followed them all around the course. That was pretty great since he has cheered them on for years.
Such a great week! So happy. So full. So grateful for every minute of it.
Hope you enjoyed a fabulous Spring weekend! We actually moved our college grad out of the dorms and into her new abode! That was momumental for her and for our family! Whew. Very exciting.
Before all that took place though, I finished this piece last week and love it so much.
( Mother Mary Comes to Me, 9×12 )
It’s done with watercolors. gouache and pencil, 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I initially wanted to write the name of the piece on the front…but then I changed my mind at the last minute. I left the title off…and not part of the piece. Sometimes I prefer no words on a piece. I like to leave the interpretation of the piece to the viewer. Not spoon feed it to them. You know? So yeah, I left it off.
I just listed her on my Etsy site: here. She comes unframed (that saves on shipping) and you can frame her to suit home.
We endured a very long Winter in our area you guys. It seemed never ending. But, last week for the first time in eons, it finally felt like Spring in the midwest. Woot! Our flowers will be late here, but better late than never! The warmer weather and the warm rays of sun sure made me smile…and productive. I got some things finished in the studio. Color color color. And a few more abstracts–yay! Take a peek…
(After the Rain, 12×16)
(After the Rain, 12×16)
(There is Joy, 24×24)
(There is Joy, close up)
This one is watercolor and gouache and other fine things on 140 lb. cold press paper.
(Black Bird Singing in the Dead of Nite, 11×14) SOLD
I’ve added them to my Etsy site. You can get more info, back story and details here.
Hope you are influenced by color where ever you are. And I hope you are enjoying a fine Spring in your neighborhood!