Monday, June 09, 2008

Happiness Is Where He Is

There are a lot of things this bluebird has yet to do and places she has yet to see. She spends most of her time taking care of the little ones in her humble nest. She loves her role and adores her family. Those things? Those places? They can wait. Right now, in this moment, she IS happy. It's the end of the day, the sun is setting, and her love returns to the nest. This is the life they are building together. And she knows, that no matter what she does or where she goes, true happiness is where he is.

This was SO much fun to do. I drew this on the wood on Mother's Day evening, overwhelmed by how sweet awesome guy was to me with all that he planned. He was SO tired by the end of the day. The card he gave me had a one bluebird on it and when you opened it, it played "Life Would Be a Dream." I think it is my favorite card from him by far. I wood burned the drawing with my soldering tip lol and then painted it so there was a sunset in the background. I LOVE doing gradients like that! The bottom is an altered raspberry and goes up to the flesh color by Delta. It is more orange than flesh to me, but I love using it for almost has a glow to it.

She's on ebay and I have a new item in my etsy too with another coming tomorrow...a silver frame that I painted and of course, crackled!

A big thank you to Adri for showing me how to do a light box. You like? I am loving it...even redid my singing church photo!

It's my Mom's birthday, so I am off to get the girls ready! Have a great day all!


Wyanne said...

I love your bluebirds. They are so sweet. I can't believe you used your soldering tip to wood burn it. I never would have thought to do that. I always thought I needed some fancy woodburning tool. But...duh...I should have thought about the soldering iron and old tip. Thanks for stopping by my blog and best of luck with your painting. I think it will do great. Love, Wyanne

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Mere! Your painting is beautiful! I love the sunset! Lisa :)