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Friday, July 17, 2009

IT IS FINISHED!...and my B-Day Gift to Me :o)

(*you can view the step-by-step photos of this piece here)

(*Update: I just replaced the photo, I think it is a bit closer to how the painting looks in real life...paintings always look better up close & personal! ;o)
Ok, so it is yet another slate grey day here in good ol' Michigan so as per usual I was not able to get a very good photo of Rhoda's painting, but I think I am finished with it...I'll look again tomorrow when, hopefully we will have a bit of sun!(http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/ was the 1st winner in my recent Blog Art Giveaway...the 2nd winner is still deciding on which photo she wants me to do...no rush & no worries)
....and as I said before I thought why not bring a little more sunshine into summer by picking a winner EVERY 2 WEEKS of a Miniature 3"x 4" painting of a simple object(no portraits, please), until the end of summer from those who originally entered my 1st ever Blog ART Giveaway, and so, drum-roll please....the winner

I thought I would also share a couple rather random things from my life, heck, why not! Well I am turning the dreaded 37 this Sunday, you would not believe how many grey hairs I am getting...anyway, I bought this AWESOME Color Mixing Guide from Magic Palette as a Birthday gift for myself and I am IN LOVE! If you are an artist, I say grab one of these guides from Jerrys Artarama (best prices on many art supplies) it shows you how to mix over 841 colors!!! How good is that??

Finally, I had to share this photo of a charming little heart-shaped cherry I found amongst my stash in the fridge...isn't that the sweetest? :o)
Have a great weekend!


  1. Lovely! How cool another winner!!
    Hugs, Lisa
    Oh you were very good to yourself for your birthday!

  2. Well, Happy Birthday! Wait until 40, and then after that you just stop counting! : ) I think Rhoda's painting looks wonderful (gray day or not). I'm sure she's going to love it!

  3. Happy Birthday, have a great day. Your painting came out wonderful, lucky winners...

  4. ~Happy Birthday Lara! ~Enjoy your day!

    What an amazing piece of art you have created. It's just beautiful.
    I adore the sweet cherry too. Hearts are my thing...:)

    Have a blessed weekend.
    ~Melissa :)

  5. Happy birthday to you and congratulations to Kate. Lucky Rhoda.

  6. Happy Birthday to You!! Your painting is Beautiful as always~~ ta da ~~ Fin!
    Wishing you a perfect Birthday weekend!

  7. Happy happy birthday.
    Wow how lucky this winner must be.
    I love your work so much. Congratulations to the winner......maybe next time.......;)
    Nice weekend and a big hug

  8. Happy Birthday, Lara!! And I am in LOVE with my painting. Wow, you do great work. It's fantastic, gray day or not. Perfection! Can't wait to find a special spot for it. I can see it on a little easel with my shell collection.

  9. well I am thinking that heart shaped cherry would make a lovely painting!!!!
    Hugs to you and Happy Birthday. XXX Annie

  10. Thank you everyone for your kind words!I am going to try to replace the photo either this morning or this afternoon, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and Rhoda is happy too, so that makes me feel really good! :o)

  11. Happy Birthday to you!!! Love that sweet cherry...and I am sure my daughter wishes that our hair dresser had a color chart like that one!!! Ha ha....have a great weekend!

  12. Nicely done painting! And on turning 37...you're a mere child, LOL! I can barely remember back to that age. Happy Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday! Loving the cherry, x

  14. Happy Belated birthday Lara, that painting is gorgeous, lucky Rhoda,
    Paint that cherry its a good on, it would make a lovley little picture. :)