January 25, 2013

Flourish


I've had so much fun painting this week. Ended up having extra time to just enjoy it and play around. {I posted the progress on this one earlier because I wasn't finished, but I finished it last night and added the top photo} It's amazing how painting contributes to my happiness. I feel so much lighter afterwards, as if a load evaporated off my shoulders.

We have my son's basketball game Saturday morning and it's going to be the most difficult team of the season. He is psyched about it. I am too, because it'll be a fun game to watch. What are you doing this weekend?

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  1. Happy PPF!
    AMAZING COLORS....
    makes me happy!

    Susi
    from the monthly challenge blog:
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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    1. Thank you! They're my happy colors too. :)

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  2. Loving all those wonderful coloured layers Catherine. Enjoy your weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thank you, Annette! You know how I love layering. :)

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  3. LOVE the colours

    I get my baby back hes been with his dad for a week tomorrow morning :)

    On Sunday theres church and then Ill be picking up the catalogues I dropped today
    its suppose to be my older sons job but he didnt do it so I did which means Ill get some pocket money :)

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    1. Sounds like a happy weekend! I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. :D

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  4. flourish - is such a wonderful word - it makes me think of all sorts of unfurling, unfolding - discoveries - adventures. Weekend - taking two of my friends to a coffee shop out in the country to have tea and scones / tidying up my studio / working on some designs for cards and swimming.........

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    1. All of that sounds lovely, Clare! Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. I know I feel better when I've had a chance to paint as well!
    Happy PPF!
    Rinda

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    1. Rinda, it's my {semi-cheap} therapy, ha. :)

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  6. I'm loving these colors,,,you are flourishing....but I thought you were last year too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you, Giggles, that's good to hear! :D

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  7. Love the spring-like color palette and all the photography of the various perspectives of this painting!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Yes, I think I'm needing some color on these overcast, gray days. Thanks, Mary. :)

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  8. Oh, girl. I love this one! The colors are beautiful. Such a cheery way to start my Friday :-) I love how excited C is about his game - Tommy gets like that, too. Have fun!

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    1. Thank you! These are many of my favorite colors ~ I gravitate to them.

      I know, it's fun to see him so excited. I'm really hoping they win; my nails may be completely bitten off by the end of it. ;)

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  9. Your Flourish Girl is wonderful! What a happy image, love her. Happy PPF!

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  10. Gorgeous technique!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  11. Very well harmonized color and texture. Saludos

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  12. beautiful painting for a beautiful word!

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    1. That word holds loads of meaning, doesn't it? Thanks, Alicia. :)

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  13. Your Flourish is wonderful!
    Visit my blog?

    I'm from Brazil!

    rascunhosdecaneta.blogspot.com

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  14. what a lovely, lovely painting! beautiful eyes too. Happy PPF!

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  15. Love your paintin, especially the colours! I'm also really liking your blog - keep up the good work!

    Have a wonderful day,
    -Kati

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    1. Thank you, Kati, that's really encouraging. :D Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. So gorgeous, I wish I had some painting skills! I love that her hair is pink in front and blonde in back :)
    Happy Friday!
    xo Hannah
    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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    1. Hannah, I passionately believe that everyone has painting skills. If you were here, I'd say grab some paint and pull up a chair. :D

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  17. Always fun to watch an artists progress on a piece...it came out well! HPPF!

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    1. I always love seeing other people's progress too. Thanks, Lynn.

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  18. painting is the best therapy around isn't it... and this weekend it is all about Australia Day... long weekend and celebrations everywhere and the normal seasonal rain to make it all interesting... part of the fun of the weekend is dodging the rain... xx

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    1. It so is. Australia Day sounds super fun, hope you enjoy it!

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  19. Very nice. I think it came I great! Thanks.

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  20. Something I love about your paintings is that from one piece to the next, I can always tell it's one of yours. You have a very distinct style, and I love that they all fit together even though they stand alone, if that makes any sense :)

    This weekend I'm going to see a local HS production of Sweeney Todd.... a little concerned but curious!

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    1. Thank you for saying that, Kristin. It makes me happy to know. I hope you have fun seeing Sweeney Todd!

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  21. Beautiful and I love the way some of your colorful backgrounds bleeds through the white. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. I love color so much I can't bring myself to cover it completely. :)

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  22. I love your finished work - the "white" space with hints of color showing through makes your portrait really pop. Happy PPF

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  23. she's gorgeous! lovely colours to work with. Flourish is a great word. I will keep that in my mind today! heather x

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  24. Such happy colors! great work!

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    1. Thanks, they {colors} always make me smile. :D

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  25. Catherine, such a strong word to describe exactly what I have seen you do this year, flourish. Beautiful work, just like my friend!

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