Friday, November 25, 2011

finally finished for PAINT PARTY FRIDAY...

My, An American Girl..a friend asked me to paint a girl riding a bike - hair blowing in the wind, and she added: oh yes, I like the American Flag!!!  So here is what I am sending her:  An American Girl....

In life's journey always take the Scenic Route
Hope she likes it!  I trust that each and everyone has had a Great Thanksgiving and is looking forward to a happy and safe holiday season!  Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting, especially at such a busy time of year!  It will take me all week, as always, to get through Paint Party Friday but it is always worth it!!!!
cheers, dana
ps We went to the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game and came within 15 ft. of former Defensive-end for the Oakland/ LA Raiders....HOWIE LONG!!!!  My husband lovingly tolerated my craziness over it!!!!


p.s.s. should hit 55 today soooooooooooo one more ride before we put the bikes away for the long winter, it will be chilly but we'll be dressed for it and the sun is out!!!

24 comments:

Jennibellie said...

Your artwork turned out fantastic, I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it, thanks for sharing :)

Megan said...

I like your finished result ~ and the American flag is a nice touch! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Glad you can use the snowflake craft I posted :)

Happy PPF!

laurie said...

beautiful, she will love it and i love the words,, life always take the scenic route,,thats just perfect,

Netty said...

Its great to see it complete. Love it. Happy PPF and have a great weekend. x

Gloria said...

I love your painting, and especially to words and the map underlay. Happy PPF.

Ann's Art said...

I reckon your friend will be delighted with your American Girl painting, such a clever idea putting the flag on the bicycle like that too.

Anne said...

That is wonderful! I love maps in art.

Happy ppf!

Tracey Potter said...

Lovely. Happy PPF.

hastingshall2 said...

Wow, Dana, what a picture! She is indeed the all-American girl on her bike. This is so pretty that your friend will be overjoyed to get it. Faye

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I really love seeing bits of map in art and I am sure anyone would be thrilled to receive this... it looks great xx

craftattack said...

Your painting is great. Glad you had such a good time, too! Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation! Lucky friend ~ Glad you had such a great time at the football game ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Julie said...

great painting and I really love the words!

Ann said...

love the painting you did!!
your friend is going to be thrilled!!
Howie Long...how cool!!!
I went to a party once ,with a good friend..it was an after party for Rudolph Nureyev...he asked me to dance!!! ...and, justto let you know..i can't dance!! i was so afraid i'd step on his foot and end his career,that i said no,thank you! i guess i probably have the distinction of being the only woman to have ever turned him down!! i do have a picture of he and I though!!
xo

Christine said...

Nice painting! She will love it.

carlarey said...

This has such a lovely nostalgic feel, it reminds me of long summers by a Northern Lake (which I never had, but used to love to read about).

EVA said...

Great bike riding girl! She will love this.

It turned out beautifully.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks for all the comments!!!! You've made my day!!! Now, off to the post office in the morning with confidence!!!
cheers, dana

Geckostone said...

I love your American Girl ! And I can relate to your craziness, you should have seen me after getting Eric Clapton's autograph in person, lol!I'm jealous about all those iguana's you saw roaming the beach in Florida, lucky you!!! Deb

Daniele Valois said...

She turned out fantastic! Wow, really like!

Mandy said...

oh...well she is fantastic...i really love her...she looks free...happy...and the flag is subtle and perfect....fab work...xxx

Gloria said...

Love your happy go luck girl. Very nice. Happy PPF!

Tricia said...

This is really super - love the map background and the bike route! I'm sure your friend is going to love it!
From a fellow Michiganian!
Tricia

NatashaMay said...

Really love this painting! :) Great texture on the background. She'll love it I'm sure. Well, probably she already received it. :))