Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Sketches and the finished piece...

I love blogland...first a surprise in the mail...Kristin Dudish showed a journal page not too long ago with a snail.  I have a thing for snails and snail mail....so what could be better than opening the mailbox and having a postcard from her with her snail sketchbook painting!!!!  Even my husband was wowed!!!
Then, all the helpful encouraging comments as I work on my Dad's barn painting.  It is done!  I am happy with it and have decided no matter what his comments are...I am still happy with it.  I know he will be to, he just can't help himself but to say something critical.  He thinks it's funny because it ruffles my feathers, not funny!  But I am not going to let it bother me because deep down he is happy I did it!  I should have taken the pic before I framed it because I didn't use museum glass... oh well.
I love the rustic scrappy frame...the birds on the roof are cardinals.  I was quite surprised when my favorite birds (Ray and Tillie) turned out to be the state bird for West Virginia, my Dad's home state.  Speaking of Ray and Tillie...if you have read past post you know that I paint cardinals and they are named after two important people in my life...as I type this Tillie (my ex-mother in law - and ex sounds so tacky) has just passed...she will be meeting up with Ray and celebrating eternity!  It is with sadness that I type but with a smile knowing they are together again.


at my son's wedding...just this past May

Please hug all you love, let them know you care and make a call today to someone you haven't touched base with in awhile!!!!  Hello, goes a long way!!!

dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls!!!!  Thank you Kristin!
visit all the artist at Sunday Sketches hosted by Sophia...my heart is with you! This week Heather of Rose Hill Designs is our guest host as Sophia is with family at a most important time, thank you Heather.

all contents copyright dana strickland/sinderella studio 2011


22 comments:

Catherine... said...

Love the barn painting....I like snails too and adore snail mail...my fav...

Missy said...

The paintimng looks great, love the light. Lovely photo.

Jehanne's doodles said...

The barn has turned out just absolutely wonderful!!!

Lovely photo! Such a hansom couple.

laurie said...

your barn is beautiful,, just perfect and I see very clearly what you mean, I think we have some things in common you and I!Thankyou so much for visiting and your kind words,, they really touched home.

Christine said...

Your barn painting is beautiful. Congrats to your son and his beautiful bride!

craftattack said...

Your snail and the barn looks wonderful. You are right about hugs, just wish there was someone here to give one to! Valerie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous!! The barn is absolutely beautiful..such a peaceful presence and such charm...I adore it!
Beautiful work!
Victoria

WrightStuff said...

It turned out wonderfully and looks great framed. Your Dad will love it.

Snail mail is great - especially when it is arty bits and bobs!

Heather said...

Good Morning,
What a treat to receive on of Kristin's pieces - Kristin is so talented! You lucky girl! I agree, I love snail mail...i still excited when i go to the mailbox! LOL
I love the way the barn turned out - great choice of frames, too! Rustic suits the simplicity of your barn...
Thanks for joining in today!!! I really appreciate it! Enjoy your Sunday - xo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful post ~ love your Barn painting ~ what a great gift ~ a snail painting from a friend ~ and sending healing thoughts and hugs to your ex's family ~ enjoy the day ~ namaste,
(Carol ~ Share the Creative Journey)

Joni Nickrent said...

Lucky you to have received such a fun and awesome gift. Loving the way your barn painting turned out and I'm sure your Dad will too! POP ART MINIS

Roban Studio said...

I like your barn painting too! Your dad will love it, don't worry. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

lissa said...

love the red shade on the barn. it's perfect.

Penny said...

Dear Dana,
I think your barn picture is super terrific. I hope your dad accept it in Good faith - but if not just know that you did good no mater what he says.
So Sorry to hear of the Passing of Tillie my prayers and sympathy's to you and your family.

Hugs,
Penny

Ann said...

Dana..love your finished painting!!! How sweet of Kristin to send you the snail postcard! My deepest sympathy to you..Tillie was special to you(as I can tell from your post)..may your memories bring you comfort..as she is now with Ray. Sadly, we are the ones left to grieve..hugs and kisses. xo

Melisa said...

It sounds like you can see right through your dad, LOL. I'm glad you will be happy with it not matter what he says but I'm sure he will love it.

aquariann said...

Awww, what a cute snail mail surprise!! Great choice of frame for your lovely barn painting. And hugs and happy memory sparkles for the loss of your Tillie.

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tillie. (I think the cardinal tributes are wonderful.)

The barn looks great matted and framed - I love your choices!

Thank you for your very kind words - I'm so glad you like your snail :)

Big hugs to you!

xo
Kristin

Joanne Osband said...

I like the way you finished off the barn painting.......matte and frame are perfect. Thanks for sharing the cardinal story and photos of the wedding. I am looking forward to my son's wedding in May :)

a pink dreamer said...

i looove it!!!
thanks for your wonderful comment!!!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Simply stated, I LOVE THIS! The barn is fabulous and I love how it is framed. You should be proud. Job well done!

Sabina said...

The barn looks great. I really like that you just see part of it so some of the focus is on the tiny birdies.