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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!!!
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.
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