Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Sunny Weekend

This weekend I decided to take a break from my current projects for an afternoon to sit in the sun and paint purely for fun and the sake of painting.  It was great, except for the sunburn I got but at least we finally had weather worthy of a sunburn!

The object I ended up painting was my patio door stopper (of all things to paint, I know, lol), just a big heavy rock I found by our recycling shed.  I loved it the way it was but felt it wouldn't hurt to add a wee bit more character and colour to it! Plus, I haven't painted a rock in years, I felt like a kid again! :)

Here's a shot of the fruits of my Saturday afternoon labours:


Pretty simple and straight forward but I love it! :) The writing on the sides states a couple of my favourite quotes:

"Earth Laughs in Flowers" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers" - Claude Monet

Between working full time this week, trying to finish multiple paintings, re-branding considerations and trying take and post new photos to blog with, I have had no time to really connect with my new creative community.  I've been quite absent from the online/twitter/fb world for the most part. Hopefully you are all still out there somewhere creating like crazy! I'll be checking in with you guys tomorrow, I can't wait to see what everyone's been up to!

Well, that's it for another weekend! Hope your weekend was as good and relaxing as mine was! Back to the grind tomorrow! :) Good night everyone!

9 comments:

  1. I think that was the perfect piece to paint. It's your "welcome" mat for your home. I love the way it bursts with color and the text is the perfect finishing touch.

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  2. Thanks so much guys! I really enjoyed this little project! <3 :)

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  3. Beautiful work! Love the quotes you added. Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Blessings to you! :)

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  4. We are still here friend! The door stop is incredible. I remember coming across a book at a local craft store on painting rocks and bought it for a friend-this of course was during my denial of my own creative urgings!

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  5. Wow! I never thought about putting mandalas together with such darling images! This blog hop is awsome because of people like you.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Laura P.
    laurapallatin.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you x 10! Your comments make my day! :) :)

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