Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Grandma Darla reporting in :)

My son Derek and his wife, Jeni are in Aruba this week celebrating 10 years of marriage.

Derek's Dad and his wife, along with myself are taking care of the grandkids. I won't get much painting done this week, but it's A-OK! I'm having fun. They really are at such fun stages. Cailee is 10, Nora 6 and Cutler will turn 3 this month.

I hope to catch a few photos this week and I'll share them. Tonight we might make something with polymer clay! Or maybe do a little something with watercolor?

I was able to finish my larger version of the three angels (24 x 24 canvas)

These angels have their names stamped on their dresses also. Faith, Hope & Love.


I'm much more comfortable doing smaller pieces but this was a good experience in trying something larger :)

I've also been crocheting a bit. I've made several soft, plushy scarves out of various homespun yarn and even a few dishcloths to have on hand as gifts. Maybe, just maybe I'll attempt an actual project where a pattern is involved! :) Baby steps, baby steps.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Darla

18 comments:

zoe said...

such beautiful colors! you did a wonderful job! have fun with your grandchildren!

Silke said...

Oh, I can tell you are having fun and that's great!! Nothing like playing with kids to bring out the child in us... I love that painting!! And how fun that you are enjoying crocheting. Where do you get your handspun yarn? Have fun!! Hugs, Silke

luthien said...

the painting looks wonderful!! i also thought it was smaller ... but wow!! you did a big one and a great job too :)) have fun creating!!

Diane said...

I really, really love this painting!

Micki said...

Beautiful painting Darla and the size is fabulous!
I'm like you though, i'm more comfortable on a smaller size.

I'm sure you'll have a ton of fun with your Grandkids, whatever you all get up to.
they are very lucky to have someone in their lives to be artistic with.

Micki x

Jo said...

Darla, the 24x24 of the three angels looks gorgeous!!

Enjoy grandkid time!! Sounds like fun! :)

Oh, and a heat press is what I use to essentially transfer (or burn) my original art into wood. I print it out (in reverse) and use the heat and platen and pressure to transfer the ink onto (and into) the wood. That's how I make many copies of my doorhangers. :) It's so much fun!!

Have a happy week!! xox

Val Zdero said...

Gorgeous painting Darla - really love this one, their pretty faces and that lovely swirly green/blue background - as I said GORGEOUS - you should do more of these larger pieces as you are good at paining them :D

Enjoy your week with the kiddies - I can foresee lots of fun and games...and quite a mess too :D

Serena said...

What fun you will have with your grandkids, Darla! Your painting finished up beautifully too ~ :)

Nicola said...

Hi Darla, this painting turned out beautifully! I adore that background and the colours you have used on a whole are gorgeous!! Lovely work, have a great week with the grandkids!!!

SugarberrySensations said...

Awwww, Darla, I wondered if you would be having the kids at all!
I think you should WITHOUT A DOUBT do some polymer clay this week - do it, do it, do IT!
I can't wait to see your crocheted treasures! Can not wait! =)

The angel picture is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, the colors are so vivid, so pretty, and the technique is wonderful!

You go girl!
Love,
♥L

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Looking fabulous on the wall, really shows how strong and powerful theses three angels are.
Have a great week!

Hugs!

Julie

All My Yesterdays said...

Thanks for stopping by again. Glad you took the sayings too! They really hit home on some days.
Can't wait to hear about all the things you'll share with the grand kids. They're so fun.
As always, beautiful work!

Debbie said...

How nice to spend the week with your grandkids! Lucky you! I just adore this painting! Have a wonderful week. :-)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Love the painting, tho like you, I'm more comfortable working in the realm of SMALL....you did a fabulous job with it!
Enjoy the grandkids, so nice to be able to have them for a week!

Colleen said...

I love LoVe LOVE this ! Because I have 2 sisters, I'mm always drawn to 3's..and these are so colorful and beautiful. Your talent is amazing! Sorry I've been out of touch lately - I'm just now getting caught up - I have missed your blog so much - you never failt to make me smile and be happy!

Createology said...

Enjoy every minute of being Grandma. Grandchildren grow up even faster than children do. Your painting is beautiful. Such a creative talent you have. Enjoyed your family photos and look forward to the new ones.

Giovanna ♥ said...

Adorable painting! It looks amazing hanging on the wall. Thanks for sharing :)
xoxo
Giovanna
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Flor Larios Art said...

Wow! beautiful...love the colors!