Friday, July 13, 2012

Giveaway winner is... & Phoenicopterus, of course!


IN MY HAST TO FINISH THE FLAMINGO....I TOTALLY FORGOT TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY...OMG.  YES, I THINK I AM GETTING MEMORY ISSUES AS I AGE.
  BUT THE WINNER IS NORA CLEMENS-GALLO !!!! 
 HER WORK IS BEAUTIFUL AND I HOPE SHE ENJOYS THIS BOOK!!!


I finally finished my ATC to send to Minnemie!  As, I am sure you read in her interview last week, she grew up in South Africa.  She loves to paint animals of her native country.  Although I am not as skilled at it as she is - for our trade I decided to do a Phoenicopterus!!!!  I am working on a large comissioned painting of a FLAMINGO and discovered in my research that they are native to South Africa too!  Wha-la!!!!  My subject matter for our trade.  Minnemie sent me this incredible elephant which I posted upon receipt and now I am fulfilling my end of the trade! 

Wednesday,  I discovered that she too, is a chocolate lover...I knew we were kindred spirits and this seals the deal...we both are tomboys that are want to be princess's!!!!  She is surrounded by boys...I have 3 brothers, 2 sons, and a boat load of nephews and now 4 grandsons!!!...no girls around early in life but now - 2 step-daughters, 3 neices, a daughter-in-law, 3 granddaughters!!! Talk about princess-ville!  So how could I not do a PINK Flamingo!

So here is my Phoenicopterus:

Hope everyone stops by to see all the Paint Party Friday participants!!!  A great place for inspiration and knowledge!
Thanks to Eva and Kristin for hosting!!!!!  Can't wait to read about this weeks artist!

cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

all works copyright of dana strickland, sinderella's studio

22 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Love your pink flamingo! :) And it's so wonderful to connect like this through the challenges. :)

minnemie said...

Oh, this is just fantabulous! Can't wait to hold it. I love that we have so much in common:-) You are just wayyyy ahead of me on the princesses. Maybe they will come...someday:-)

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful- both the fabulous art and the kindred spirit-ness of it!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

How wonderful to make such a connection ~ flamingo is excellent ~~ thanks ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Anns Art said...

What great ATC's...I'm liking the sound of this exchange.

carlarey said...

It's so great to find a kindred spirit like this. Love the bird, it's impossible to look at a flamingo and not smile.

Debbie said...

Your flamingo looks great. Did you ever see Out of Africa? There is an amazing scene of hundreds(thousands?) of flamingos along the shore. I'd watch the movie again just to see that scene.

Lynn said...

Beautifully done your flamingo!
I have seen pinkish orange ones in real life in California! ;-) Maybe they were imported from So. Africa!

Alicia C said...

wonderful piece! fun nomenclature too :D

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That looks really lovely... I am sure it will be treasured...xx

Molly said...

i'm always intrigued by flamingos... not just their color but the fact that they can stand on those spindly legs.
it sounds like you've made a marvelous connection. i'm sure she will love that you put so much thought into your subject for the trade!

Giggles said...

Your flamingo is awesome!! I have a bloggie soul sister too!! Fun to have so many similarities! She will love it!!

Hugs Giggles

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks for all the wonderful comments!!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations to Nora!
And fun pink flamingo!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely painting of the Flamingo. We have some at a zoo not far from us that are just lovely in person. We also have those icons from the sixties.. PLASTIC PINK FLAMINGO on wire legs yard art. :)) I HAD to have them. Fabulous on the new friendship in blog land. I have found a great friend the same way. Happy PPF.

La Abela said...

Very good work with flamenco. Saludos

Gloria said...

Great connection. Love your flamingo. Thanks.

Melisa said...

I've always loved pink flamingos. They are so flamboyant. Yours is a beauty!

Jez said...

Took your advice and have bought Sue's lovely book. Thanks for the recommendation. Also, love the flamboyant flamingo!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Sweet flamingo, love the bluish shades in the pink.
Congratulations on being published in the book!

JKW said...

This is tremendous. . . kindred spirits, I love when that happens because it is rare and I get to be witness to it. The flamingo is beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

Nora CG said...

Yay!!!. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Your flamingo it's beautiful!

Have a great day!
Nora

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