Monday, August 9, 2010

Be The Bright Spot

This is a little painting I have been working on for a while now. I wanted a VERY textural background so I started with a piece of watercolor paper and added torn bits of book text, some of which was my grandma's. I love using meaningful things in backgrounds. It's like a little hidden treasure that only I know about. Then I added some stamps, a piece of lace, some fabric from the quilt I made for my daughter when she was born, and some random bits of ribbon from my ribbon jar. I then used my sewing machine to sew random spots of stitches here and there. I gave the whole thing a coat of gel medium and then painted over it.

"Be The Bright Spot" 9x12, mixed media, on watercolor paper

And here is my bright spot. It's my daughter's 9th birthday. I can't believe that she is 9. She is the best girl ever and makes my day....each and every day. She is always the one to give hugs and kisses and is so kind. We crazy love her. I have always LOVED making cool birthday cakes and parties for my kids' birthdays but this year, since I have been so sick, I have had to really simplify. I honestly can't do it this year and it's killing me but my daughter doesn't mind. She tells me it's OK and I just love her for that. She is so compassionate. I love this girl! Happy Birthday to my sweet Miss A! LOVE YOU!


  1. Very cool painting!

    We love her too!! Hopefully she has a great birthday!

  2. Awesome painting! And....I really love the picture of your daughter. Great photo.

  3. Happy Birthday wishes for your daughter! Lovely artwork too....nothing like a bunch of flowers to put a bright spot in someone's day or to act as a reminder.

  4. This is truly a beautiful painting and that you used your own little treasures from your grandma or wherever make it even more special. Happy birthday to your little 9 year old Miss A.

  5. Thanks for bring a bright spot on my day. That painting is really great, I loved hearing about all the layers and imager in it. What a beautiful pic of your daughter.

    I was wondering how you were doing and see by your blog that you are still doing art so that's great. I am looking forward to doing it again soon.