Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! -Paint Party Friday


Happy New Year, dear Friends!  Though this is a whimsical drawing from years ago, it seemed just perfect for today.   As you can see, these swans are a bit different.  lol  As I drew them, their tail feathers became fireworks.  Each of these cuties has a personality all their own--I just want to hug 'em!  

I can hardly believe an entire year has passed by. A whole year without my Beloved.  A year of tears and growth.  It has been an adventure.  I still don't know where life will lead me.  I am grateful that God directs my path.  I am leaning upon Him for each day.

Happy New Year, and Paint Party Friday, all you lovely artists and truly wonderful people.  May God bless you, dear Friends--have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by.  ((hugs))


28 comments:

Helen Campbell said...

Beautiful drawing - the little swans are so cute! Happy New Year!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your swans are beautiful like creatures from a fairy tale. Wishing you all the best, I often think of you. Happy PPF and a happy new year, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

What a delicate painting. Love the swan family.
♥ Wishing you happy and healthy year 2016 ♥

Neesie said...

This is such delightful drawing Beth,
It has simplicity, but also so much detail within.
It would make a perfect page for a fairy-tale colouring book.
Happy New Year to you... I hope it brings health, happiness and lots of creativity thrown in.
Happy 2016!

Clare Lloyd said...

Super swans, happy PPF and New Years too.

Christine said...

beautiful New Year swans Beth! Happy New Year and may you find your path in 2016.

Ginny said...

Such a beautiful drawing Beth. I love all of the details in it.

It sounds like you and I are on the same journey. My husband passed away a little over a year ago and it has been a year filled with ups and downs and definitely lots of growth. If you ever feel like talking, I am just an email away. ginny.lennox@comcast.net

Linda Kunsman said...

such a gorgeous piece of art, so intricate! May this new year bring you further guidance and healing over the loss of your beloved. Hugs!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

The flow and energy in this piece is wonderful, love it! Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Love your work. hugs, Donna

Ileana said...

Beautiful illustration. So fun and creative. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Renee Dowling said...

The swans tails turned into fireworks! What an imagination! Thanks for sharing!

I know what you are going through emotionally, my dad passed away this year and I feel the same way. It was a sad and joyous year, my son married and I became a grandma, so the sadness was fortunately balanced with the joy.

May you find your way and peace to you!
I hope your year is filled with art, love, joy, peace and direction.

Hugs,
Renee

NatureFootstep said...

I think your queen swan has paired up with a peacock. And what a lovely mix :)
Happy new year :)

Lorraine said...

excellent swan sketch we have been feeding the swans at our local park happy creative 2016

denthe said...

What a beautiful group of birds! Love their fireworks :-) Hope your new year will be filled with happiness and joy, and hope the happy memories will in the end replace the tears. hugs ♥

Tammie Dickerson said...

Love the whimsey!! How charming!! Happy New Year :)

My name is Erika. said...

Love your sketch today. Those little birds seem to be happy. I am think they are with their mama, but maybe that wasn't your idea. Either way it is fun. You mentioned in your comment on my blog that your word is joy, and after reading your post I think it sounds like a wonderful choice. So I will wish you a year very very full of joy!

Studio Kaufmann said...

Love your swan painting. Wishing you a creative 2016 🎆🎉🎊

BLOGitse said...

Oh, that's a cute painting!
Happy New Year!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful swans !
Wishing you a Happy 2016!
oxo
Susi

Cindy Dauer said...

Charming little swans! Love the curly detail! Thanks for visiting my place. :)

sheila 77 said...

Fabulous drawing, Beth. I can see why you have got attached to the little swans, they all look similar yet each is different. The one bottom left is definitely having a happy time.
Happy New Year, hope it is a good one for you.

Yarrow said...

Happy New Year to you my dear sweet friend. So much has changed in your world and I'm not sure which blog to message you on, but I expect you'll soon find this. Love and hugs.xxx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh what wonderful and imaginative swans! Such a beautiful piece. Happy new year wishes.

Indira said...

Beautiful art, Beth.

Happy new year and wishing you a year filled with peace, happiness and creativity.

Karen Smithey said...

I love your little New Year's swan-celebrations! Happy New year to you!

uptoyoutoday said...

Hi!!! Love reading through your blogs!! You are most talented!! The swans!! Ohhh! Lynn

uptoyoutoday said...

Hi!!! Love reading through your blogs!! You are most talented!! The swans!! Ohhh! Lynn

Teresa Arsenault said...

What fun!