Saturday, January 15, 2011

My weekend painting & and a fire!


I finished the large mailbox for SewBatik. The employees are chipping in as a gift to the owners. Oh my, they make beautiful fabric! I tried to create the look, but it was time consuming and difficult. Oh well...it. is. done. :)



Then I painted up this 11 x 14 canvas on Saturday. When my middle son spends the weekend, he usually crashes on my sofa so, in order not to wake him up too early, I go to the basement and paint a little. I found this angel quote last week and knew I wanted to paint something to go with it. "Each of us are angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other"



Yesterday, Ryan spent the night again so yep.......off to the basement to play. This is a 6 x 14 plaque. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined'
I love that quote!!

My oldest son, Derek, spent his Sunday fighting a local fire :( He is a volunteer fireman and I'm so proud of him. My Dad and uncles were firemen, my ex was one and 2 of my sons. In these small towns, it's all based on volunteer work so these guys get nothing in return for what they do. Only our admiration and respect and it's the least we can do♥

Have a wonderful week!
Darla

13 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

Wonderful to see some work from you again Darla, love the mail box, very funky and unusual!!

Hugs

Micki x

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Darla - everything is great! Love the mailbox ... and the paintings. WOW ... your artwork is wonderful.

Manon Doyle said...

Your painting and mailbox are terrific, Darla!!
I respect the work your son and all the firemen do!!

Michele Lynch Art said...

Wonderful paintings Darla! Oh I've seen their fabrics, and they are wonderful!! I think you captured their work beautifully on the mailbox! Great job! My favorite painting is the last one, the "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined" Fantastic painting and quote! Oh I bet you are so proud of your son what a heroic and fabulous thing he is doing! xo Michele

NatashaMay said...

These are all magnificent! The last one is my favorite.

rachel awes said...

this reminds me
i've wanted to
make our
mailbox
beautiful...
maybe in the spring?..
& maybe thinking of
your beautiful angels
& the mark they like to make.
all so lovely, darla!

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla these are all amazing!! Love them! :)

Diane said...

I love everyting you touch Darla!! That mailbox is awesome!!

Createology said...

Great idea on the mailbox. How fun to give such a gift. I love your newest paintings. Blessings to your son for firefighting...

Brenda said...

Wonderful paintings. Love the angel quote - I've used that on my angel paintings before. That mail box looks like it took a lot of effort and dedication to paint.

JessiVille said...

I love the mailbox! Excellent work! I adore your art canvases too. The angels is my favorite one. I really love the colors you use in your art and the quotes are wonderful! Very special!

Rona Gregory said...

These are gorgeous Darla!

Ro xx

priti.lisa said...

Sheesh! I've been in PJ's for days!
You art is always uplifting...I want to thank you for sharing the Angel quote...I think you have 3 wings...
xox