Friday, June 10, 2011

Paint Party Friday!

It's that time again.  I've been focused a bit more on finishing up and listing some new items in my Etsy shop than on painting this week.  And I did do a bit of writing and re-reading some stories that I want to fine tune.  It's been a creative week even if it hasn't been a full painting week.  I did manage to fit in a bit of painting, though.

I found some wild flowers in the weedy strip between our property and the cornfield beside us.  I don't know what they are, but they are pretty and smelled good.  I wanted to paint them so I picked a bunch and brought them inside.




Some of you mentioned my chalkboard tray.  I love it, too.  I found it in a sweet shop in a nearby town.  I saw it and thought, I could make that!  But then I figured that between buying the tray and the paint and putting it all together it would probably cost me more than buying this one already made.  I only just hung it over the desk I use to do my watercolors and it makes me happy having it there.

Anyway, I started work on painting this vase of wildflowers.




I haven't finished it yet. 

But I did finish another intuitive painting.



It was hot that day and I was sweaty and tired and a bit cranky from the heat and I enjoyed just playing with the paint.  It made me feel much better.  I like how it turned out, too. 

I also finished the poem/painting that I did for Kat's TIC TOCC exercise.  I'm actually thinking that I'd like to do some more like it.

I just had (what seems to me like) a brilliant idea for my acrylic abstract, so maybe I'll work some more on that and even have it finished by next week's PPF

Finally, on an entirely different sort of painting topic, back in Cleveland the painters are finishing up our house!  I am most excited about the turqouisey/duck egg green that the doors were painted.




The doors were red when we moved in and although I liked the red doors, I wanted something different (Matthias wouldn't let me choose anything too "crazy" for the main part of the house.  It's basically painted the same color it was before).  Silly to get so attached to color choices when I won't be living there to enjoy the colors, but I've always loved our sweet house and have enjoyed choosing all the colors we've chosen.  I'm hoping that whoever ends up buying our house will love the colors, too.

44 comments:

  1. Love your intuitive flowers! Valerie

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  2. What an adorable house! Love the color choice for the doors as well. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your abstract painting next week. :) I love abstract!

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  3. I love the intuitive flowers too and I finished up my Saint Therese because it was hot and I was cranky and sweaty and the painting helped. Your flowers would make great note cards.

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  4. Those flowers are wonderful! I love the colors. Very nice how they all blend together. Very cool free flowing design.

    Ooh, I agree with the color choice on the door. Nice!

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  5. Loving your freestyle painting, such beautiful blending. Your house looks great. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. Fine your flowers ... we will see next week as follows ....Saludos

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  7. Your house looks like something from a magical film where amazing things happen!

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  8. Those flowers are great! The little vase they are in is very summery. What a beautiful front door- the color is very fresh and inviting.

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  9. Notecards is what come to mind when I see your flowers. They are beautiful and so is your house. It's a great house. Happy PPF!

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  10. I love your intuitive, it's so cheery. And your house is so sweet, well I guess bittersweet. I know how it feels selling a house you love.

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  11. Your house is adorable! So picturesque! Houses of that era cost a grip here in Sacramento.
    Love your submission too! Happy PPF!

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  12. Anne: YOU are so darn creative! Just visited your Etsy shop (again), I love to go there! Your old Cleveland house is very cool and the front door is awesome. But when one door closes another door opens and I would so rather be on a farm - how are the chicks and ducklings doing? Happy PPF into the weekend!

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  13. i love anything to do with flowers, your intuitive painting is no exception! Nice door colour too.

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  14. Your flowers are very pretty and the colors are great. I am looking forward to seeing the wildflowers you picked finished. The little vase they are in is beautiful.

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  15. Yes, everything is beautiful from the intuitive blooms to the front door (LOVE THAT COLOUR)!! So pleased you called by & love to drop in to see what's happening here, always a visual pleasure :)

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  16. Peaceful colors to go with your sweet home. The door matches perfectly. I also enjoyednhow you blended the colors one into the other for the intuitive piece. Very nice.

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  17. I love it when I have a lot of projects going on...sometimes makes me feel a bit scattered, but makes me all abuzz with creative energy :)

    Can;t wait to see more of yours when you finish them...I love that intuitive one tremendously!

    ...and what a sweet house...so charming it is :)

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  18. Those watercolor flowers would make lovely bed sheets. It would be like sleeping in a meadow!

    I've been addicted to Masterpiece Theatre's Downton Abbey, and all the soft, muted colors of the "downstairs" warrens. Soft grays, taupes and greens, so soothing, much like your front door, (and it's arched!).

    Wishing you a productive weekend.

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  19. love the rainbow flow in your flower painting!

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  20. What a charming little house! I enjoyed the colorful flowers this week too. HAPPY PPF!

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  21. The flowers are lovely. I like your intuitive paintings. What a beautiful house you have. The colors do go well together.
    I'm still attached to the house that I grew up in. I hate that my mother sold it. It's hard for me to drive by and not be allowed in. Oh well, I must move forward and not live in the past.
    Have a great weekend.

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  22. It sounds like you've had a wonderfully creative week :) Your watercolors look great and I can't wait to see what your idea is for your next abstract acrylic!

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. I agree with Lisa that your house in Cleveland looks like a place where magical things happen!

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  23. Hi Anne ;o) Happy PPF! Thanks for coming by my blog ;o) Your bright watercolor painting is beautiful and I can't wait to see the wild flowers done ;o) I love the color of the door! The house looks adorable! Have a great day!

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  24. Your intuitive flowers are great. I love painting myself out of a cranky mood.

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  25. Your color palette is so wonderful, it matches the flower work well. Fantastic!

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  26. So much fun stuff going on here. Your intutive painting is so colorful and pretty. I am loving your white vase.

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  27. Sounds like you were very productive this week. I love your painting! :-)

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  28. Wish I could move in it looks perfect to me all that space as well. I have a bright red front door. But I have to agree all the pastels have me swooning. Sorry, your flowers are lovely (I got carried away with your house, it set me off to dream)

    Love Dawn xx

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  29. Dearest sweet anne, i love love your chalk tray and your new painting is gorgeous! I am so in love with your new house! It looks so cozy and that door is so welcoming!! I wish i could visit you and have a cup of tea with you when you move in! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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  30. Anne, I love your flowers and the way the colors just "oooooooze" into each other!!!! Your house is adorable!!!! Hey Yoli, I live near Sacramento too! Small world huh! Deb

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  31. PS, just read your bio,Anne. I'm so glad you took the leap to fulfill your dreams. I'm still chicken to quit my job but little by little I'm getting closer to "the leap"!Deb

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  32. Your house is so cute! I love the front door. I don't think I'd want to move. I don't recognize those flowers but they are very pretty. The leaves are so graceful. They should make a lovely painting.

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  33. Yesh! Oh hells yesh, i love that house.

    yikes - i need to cute up my hovel over here :)

    xx,
    amy

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  34. It's all Good! Love the color of your doors and the colorfulness of you intuitive. You've got a good start on the wild flowers. Thanks for stopping by, happy PPF!

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  35. Yay Hi Anne..super awesome post..beautiful art..breathtaking..i love how you let your intuitive energy flow..how magical...the flwoers are brilliant..full of harmony and joy! Shine on!
    and oh my..Fabulous door..i love the color you chose..enjoy..it is beautiful! beautiful door..beautiful house!
    Victoria

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  36. Love the intuitive piece! And looking firward to seeing more of the wildflower - it looks a bit like an astilbe.

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  37. Lovely, sweet house. I really like the way the each colour blends into the next one in the intuitive painting

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  38. Your painting looks like it should make little sounds--bells and growing sounds. :) Happy PPF!

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  39. Anne, that piece you wrote inspired by Tic tocc is absolutely amazing.I ADORE it! I agree with your mum, and not just based on the poem but all your posts too..you have a great talent in writing!
    I can TOTALLY see you writing a book one day on your adventures of living your dream :)
    Gorgeous water colours (another talent you have!)
    And what a beautiful home in Cleveland you have...LOVE that door :)xx

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  40. Great color for the door! Good luck on the wildflowers. Happy PPF!

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  41. I'm sending out a HUGE thank you to all of you for your kind thoughts. It means so much to me to have such enthusiastic support!!

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  42. i love the colours you've used in your intuitive painting and the wildflowers look like they're off to a great start. your house is so lovely-i dream of living somewhere as lovely as that-if only i lived in America instead of Ireland!

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  43. Wow this post is chock full of creativity, colour & beauty! You've been such a busy girlie. I especially like your intuitive painting. I'm fascinated in the connection between intuition and creativity! Also glad that you were inspired to work more on your TIC TOCC poem/painting & feel inspired to do more similar creations.
    Kat X

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  44. Lovely home and beautiful intuitive painting!

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