Sunday, February 6, 2011

My BIG baby and a little GIVEAWAY

I did some painting yesterday. 4 hours of backaching work, but it was pure bliss. I didn't know what I was doing, I just did it and it was completely therapeutic.

I finally finished my 3 foot by 4 foot canvas, and I actually think I like it (hooray!).

I was so excited when we bought our house that our family room had a space for our TV above the fireplace. I had dreamed of being able to hide said television with a nice painting over top, and now I was going to be able to!

It only took me a year and a half to get her done, but now that she is I like it so much I think we might not be watching very much TV anymore (ha ha).

While I was painting Gavin kept telling me that my "flower was so beautiful, mommy." Kaleb told me he liked it too and that it was "cool and abstract." I didn't even know he knew the word abstract, I think that's cool! Len, Noe, and Teague were very enthusiastic about it too. I love you family, thanks for cheering for me!
If you look close in the above picture, you'll see a mini version down in the bottom right corner. I painted that last year with my young women as inspiration to finish my big one. Now that I have- I no longer need it. I think there are maybe 3 people who read this blog from time to time, but if you'd like to have the mini one (it's very simple and more whimsical and only 7 inches by 9 inches) leave me a comment and if anyone responds I'll choose the winner next Friday, the 11th.
If you've ever contemplated painting, I highly recommend that you pick up a brush and go for it!


The Reil Story said...

I read every post of yours, commenting is a different story. I WOULD LOVE IT! plz!! ^_^ <3

Lydia said...

I always know you are crafty and creative but I didn't know you are also a artist too. I love the painting too. Its so perfect in your family room and I'd watch less TV too if I have that painting.