Sunday, April 14, 2013

still alive....

Yes, I am still here and now have some time to breath.  I have spent the last few weeks preparing for a Surprise birthday party for my parents.  My dad turned 80 and my mom 79,  their birthdays are on the same day.  They have been divorced for decades but for the last 15 or so years we have been able to celebrate together.  It turned out perfect!  I can't believe it worked out so well.  I only forgot a few minor things to take to the hall as part of the decorations so I was pretty pleased with myself.  I really organized my plan and actually followed my plan - wow - amazing for me.

Don't they look great!!!!  One of my brother's surprised them coming from Florida - they had no idea he was coming to town.  It was just awesome for them!!!

So now that I have had a week to kind of relax - well still going to work everyday so - just deciding to pick up my pencil and whatever notebook or paper is at hand to make myself DRAW...do art everyday in some way!  Keep my spirit soaring!  So here is the last two days of just scrubbin' on the paper!
working on cows for a project I have planned...and then Ray the Cardinal - one of my go to drawings to make me smile!!!!
Will be posting Wednesday regarding the Liberate your Art postcard swap...received my first one and love it!

Thanks to Alexandra for hosting Sunday Sketches and all the inspiring artists' that participate!  You all keep me believing!!!

cheers, dana
Life is short, make sure you LIVE it!

12 comments:

Jez said...

Two lovely sketches, Dana. Sounds like a great party. My beloved will be 80 this month, and this year I will (I hope) reach 78. I'm sure your parents had a marvellous time.

Rita said...

Nice sketching. Cardinals seem like such happy birds to me, we don't have them here so I am a little obsessed with their red color. Lovely that you planned a party for your parents! And thanks for your nice comments on my art!
Rita

Catherine Constance said...

Love the sketches and you parents look fantastic, what a lovely celebration :)

Alicia C said...

Such lovely animals-cows are always so peaceful looking to me -funny about divorcenand now they are friends!

Christine said...

beautiful sketches. Most of all Happy Birthday to your parents, they look great!

Victoria said...

yay..sounds like wonderful celebrations to enjoy! And beautiful art..love that enchanting bird..so sweet!Gorgeous art!
Happy SS
Victoria

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a lovely surprise for your parents. Love your sketches.

Joanne Osband said...

I like the expression on the cow. The sketch of the cardinal is lovely.....line work is superb!

Ann said...

love your sketches!!!
a lovely party to had for your parents!! love the 2 cakes!! and,how nice that you can share the day with both of them.
hugs!

Cat Beringer said...

Love the sketches! They both look so happy. Cute picture of your folks, love that they each have their own cake!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy Birthday to your parents, and congratulations on your good party planning skills. They look much younger than you say they are. As to your drawings, I'm especially fond of your cardinal. I'm probably a little biased because we have a couple that lives in our backyard. Blessings!

minnemie said...

Excellent sketches! And so amazing that they can celebrate together. what a gift to the children too!