July 6, 2012

My Sunshine


Remember this painting? It began as doodles. I wanted to continue with the playfulness of it so I added the girl. And when I think of playfulness, there was no one more playful in childhood than Dad. He was the best finder of great hide-and-seek places and the sneakiest prankster (still loves a good prank). I was always his little "sunshine"so the title nods to that.  
(This print is now available in my shop)

Who lights up your life? Who's your sunshine?


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  1. another wonderful painting :)
    bless your dad :)

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  2. Loving how your painting turned out. So special. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thanks Netty. Thought I should show something finished for once. ;)

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  3. My grandmother used to tell me that I was her sunshine... Thank you for bringing up such a sweet memory. Very tender painting...

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    1. Awww, she did? That's precious. I'm glad it reminded you of something so special.

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  4. What a wonderful story to go with your lovely painting and a great tribute to your dad which I'm sure he loves. My sunshine is my husband - he makes me cry (with tears of laughter) on a regular basis!

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    1. Oh how fun! My husband teases that I married him because he makes me laugh. Not true, but he does keep me laughing.

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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! it reminds me so much of my dad and i :)

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    1. Oh Camille, that makes my heart happy! :D

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  6. So much fun! Full of vibrant texture!! Very nice!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I'm glad you saw fun because it feels celebratory and playful to me. And I do loooove texture... ;)

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  7. Love it! My favorite part has to be the look in her eyes!

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  8. Catherin
    that painting is indeed SUNSHINE!!
    so bright
    so cheery
    I feel like it is a real reflection of your spirit'

    sorry I haven't been here for a while
    I have been having trouble commenting on some blogs
    happy weekend to you

    Love and Light

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you. (Never feel guilty for not being around. Life happens!) Happy Weekend to you too!

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  9. the title is perfect for your lovely piece.

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  10. Beautiful!

    I always sing that song "You are my sunshine" to my kids. The first verse describes how I feel perfectly, and although the second verse is sad and not how I feel, I sing it anyway. :D

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    1. I drive my kids crazy with that song! haha

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  11. My dad loved telling jokes and always had kind words to say. Love your painting. Great title. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. He sounds like an incredible man! Thanks, Gloria. :)

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  12. Beautiful beautiful! I seriously love your style. It's unique in the way I wish I could paint uniquely if I ever painted. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, keep it up! I always love seeing what you've been working on.

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    1. Yes it made sense and was super kind. Thank you, Beckie!

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  13. My dad was a great prankster, too. We just lost him this last December...

    Love the continuation of a doodle into something more--

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    1. Oh Karen, he sounds like a fun one. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs*

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  14. Love your painting !!! I always called my daughter Sunshine when she was little and sang "You are my Sunshine " to her every night.

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    1. Awww, that's so sweet, Carol! It'll probably always bring up sweet memories when she hears it. :)

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  15. Delightful layers and textures and colors, Catherine!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. We do love layering it on, don't we, Mary? :) Thank you!

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  16. Love the people in your pictures. The little girl (Sunshine) could definitely be in a book with her own story. Blessings, Janet PPF

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