First of all I want to thank all you gorgeous people for your most encouraging and uplifting comments regarding my last post! Viva authenticity!!!!!!...
Right so.. what have I been doing .. we decided at 7.30 saturday morning to take off to the beach for 2 days.. glorious weather.. for those of you still with snow.. summer IS COMING!!
Here is a pic of my little beaching family...
Zackary soon figured out what the man 'playing the song' had in his little cart!
When we got back I hit the studio ready to roll.. here is a couple of pieces I have just listed today in 'The Willows Nest Shoppe'..
this first one is along the same lines as the 'choose bliss' bird but this one is painted with acrylic, colored pencil and Indian Ink directly on to a wood panel. I really like the clean 'Scandinavian feel' with the bare wood.
This next one I had plenty of fun with.. I applied copper leaf to the back of a shadow box.. then created a 3D effect with one of my paintings.. lifting elements forward with vintage domino pieces.
I stamped some copper sheet with the words 'Stillness'.. I love this one.. so peaceful.. but also so alive with the copper leaf ablaze in the background when the light shifts. Tricky to photograph with the glass front.. but here is a few..
here is one before it is in the shadow box.. without the glass..
Lastly I want to thank some special people who have bestowed upon me some lovely awards..
being a newbie blogger up until recently I thought these awards for for winning some kind of a competition! hehe!! (I'm getting there..)
First up, thank you to the fabulous Amalia from TranslucentBlue
for giving me my first award ever, The Sunshine award,,
aww nice... thanks.. Amalia!
Then the lovely Shirley has graced me also with the Sunshine award! ( ooh.. just a ray of sunshine . am I .hehe) thanks Shirley!!!!
And lucky last , the Sensational Ces has chosen to gift me a most special award .. called 'The Renee Award.'.
in honor of someone very special and dear to her heart.. here is the story behind this award... beautiful ...
thank you Ces..
I really value all you wonderful, generous, caring ,creative women.. thank you so much for sharing your attention..comments..brilliant insight, talent and great sense of humor. You all make blogsville a much more colorful place.
Cheers and much laughter and hugs to you all .. Helen xxxxxxxxooooo