"A Southern Mom, Daughter, Sister, Granny, Dog Lover, Crafter, Painter , Java Junkie Queen, and Friend".

Thursday, April 14, 2016

No Soliciting!

Happy Thursday!

It is raining cats and dogs here in south Georgia, but, oh so peaceful also....and relaxing! So, today was my youngest sister, Rebecca's, birthday...I can't believe she turned 47! I was 13 when she was born and she instantly became my best friend.....and has continued to do so all these years. I tell people all the time that I'm so lucky that my two sisters are the BEST ever!

Our family has a great time when we are all together.....laughing out loud and even some crying, but, one of the main themes throughout most of our conversations is humor! One of our favorites comedic shows ever is Saturday Night Live and one of the best skits ever was Land Shark! People coming to the door soliciting.....from Jehovah Witness to Land Shark(an actual shark)....

so, taking that theme, I painted my sister a new sign for her door:






Needless to say, Rebecca loved it! I've been asked to make several more for friends which excites me. I hope you enjoy and like the painting....

Blessings,

Deborah

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lady in Top Hat #1

Happy Sunday everyone,

I've been painting again and it has been making me feel so good! My other favorite past time is my love of books...reading, reading, reading! I love to read!  My sister, Kathy, gave me a Nook for Christmas and I have been a "reading fool". Also, what I love about my Nook is through Barnes and Noble, I can download ton's of FREE NOOK BOOKS....and, Who doesn't LOVE FREE!

Now, usually my favorite genre of books is thrillers....mysteries.....an occasional Nora Roberts romance thrown in for good measure. So, when I started downloading tons of free Nook books, I discovered an author by the name of Alex Albrink. Alex writes predominately Sci-Fi novels, but, the 1st one was Free, so, I thought what the Heck! The name of the 1st book of his I read is A Question of Will....which is the 1st book in his Alomenti Saga. I, have now finished all 6 of the books in this series, and I loved them! 

In the books, there is a character called Athos and he wears a top hat.....and, that got me thinking of my love of hats! Then, I remembered the Queen of Rock....Stevie Nicks, and how at one time she use to wear top hats when she performed......and, thus, my idea for this next of what I hope to be several paintings of women in top hats:








I have so many ideas of colors of hats....hair....moods.....and, I so hope to begin working on them soon, and I so hope you enjoy Lady in Top Hat #1.


Blessings,
Deborah

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Serenity.....Newest Whimsical Folk Art!

Good Sunday Morning....

I love being close to the ocean...I find myself being more mellow.....centered and grounded...and, yes, serene.

So, the 1st of the week I saw a picture of a woman in a boat on a television ad, and I thought, how I wished I was out there with her, and, hence, the idea for Serenity came about. I hope you enjoy it:








I used acrylic paint and also my new paint markers, which I had been wanting to incorporate into my paintings. I love the use of the gold to accentuate the waves and the signs in the boat. I also loved using the different shades of blue and pink to make the look of the sea and the setting Sun.

So, with that, I hope that each of you have a beautiful and serene Sunday.

Blessings,
Deborah