Friday, April 29, 2016

Marry Me -Paint Party Friday

Tomorrow my sweet Friends Nathan and Jennika are getting married.  I am SO happy for them.  This drawing is their finished wedding gift.  I have known Nathan since he was around 12 years old.  Alan loved him and mentored him in drama and performing.  He is one of my "adopted" sons. 

Above you see my original photo of this lovely couple.  It is so wonderful to watch my young friends grow into adulthood.  My heart and prayers go with Nathan and Jennika as they begin this new adventure together.

God bless you dear ones!  Thank you so much for dropping by.  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Noble Unicorn -Paint Party Friday

I love unicorns.  They have a certain mystique and beauty about them.  Here the gentle animal bows to the touch of a lovely young maiden.


Above you see my beautiful model Rena, who's graceful poses are endlessly inspiring.

The lady's retreat last weekend was amazing.  I know I was not the only one blessed.  One of the things I love to do is to bring in talented people who do not have a place to showcase their gifts.  This is something which will always be a hallmark of what I hope to be a yearly event.  Thank you for your good thoughts and prayers.  I know my darling Alan would be SO happy and proud!  ((hugs))

Above you see a little doodle I did this week.  I was using a new kind of colored markers.  I loved the way the lines blended to give it a smooth look.

Thank you so much for dropping by.  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday!



Friday, April 15, 2016

Ocean Robes -Paint Party Friday


Here is a lovely lady of the sea, draped in marvelous heart bubble ocean robes.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could actually wear the waves?  I imagine the colors of teal and sunshine would be gorgeous.  Though I originally drew the graphite version long ago--I only inked it in a few days ago, in preparation for a coloring book, to be available hopefully soon on Amazon! 


Above you see my photograph of Emily.  She is such a delightful young lady--a blessing to my heart. 

Keep me in your thoughts dear Friends.  This weekend I am hosting my very first Lady's Retreat.  It is called Making Friends with the Rain."  I know my Beloved would be proud of what I am doing...

Thank you for dropping by, dear Friends.  ((Hugs))  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday!







Friday, April 8, 2016

Her Favorite Fish -Paint Party Friday


I have always loved goldfish.  For years a flurry of them lived in my small garden pond.  Perhaps there will be more this summer.  Fish are smarter than most people think--they actually learned to recognize the sound of my voice and would often come up to eat and sometimes, they'd play with my fingers. 

I drew this piece of artwork last year as a birthday gift for one of my daughters.  She loved it and spoke of naming each individual fishy.  I love how they turned out.  Just like snowflakes and human beings, there are no two fish exactly alike.

 

Here is my original photograph of lovely Rena.  She reminds me of a Grecian statue!  I love to draw this beautiful girl.  I am blessed by her friendship.

Thank you for dropping by, dear Friends.  ((Hugs))  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Paint Party Friday!




Friday, April 1, 2016

Tiger Tale -Paint Party Friday


Happy April Fool's Day!  I thought this drawing from 2004 would be a great one for today.  This pen and ink was fun to draw. It features the soul of a boy--most boys I know would delight to light a tiger's tail on fire--though perhaps in real life, the tiger might not take it, er, "lightly."

In fact, one might not actually live to tell the, er, tale! (grin) Forgive the puns on words--I could not help myself. 


Above is my reference photo.  It was taken during a birthday party for my son.

This is one of my son's friends.  For a party project, Alan and I purchased a bunch of varied colored army men which the fellas were allowed to melt, chop and arrange into various, er scenarios.  Wow, (eeek!) what imaginations!  But what fun--my son's buddies are such wonderful young people.

Here in the Willamette Valley, the sun is shining and the skies are blue.  It is so great to see the sunshine--so good for the soul.  Thank you for dropping by, dear Friends.  ((Hugs))  Happy April Fool's Day and Happy Paint Party Friday!