Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paintings

Yipppeeee... Look what's ready to hit the road! Amy K, you have been so patient. And I appreciate it! This is Amy's "word". She got a canvas last year with her "word" of 2010, so she needed to add to her collection.

She had lots of reasons to choose the word, Restore, so I tried to include them around the painting for her. Above, you'll see "perspective" and "health". Below, there's "Family time" and "Relationships".

And then, "Confidence", "Strength", and "Faith".

Amy, I hope you have RESTOREd many things in your life this year.



THen, for Amye. She wanted to send a painting with her best friend when she moves away for dental school.

She told me a few "funnies" that she wanted included in her painting.

These were private jokes between them that should evoke good memories when Ariel looks at it in her new digs.

Hope she likes it, Amye.


And for Mancy...

Mancy needed something for a baby girl whose bedding/ room is black and cream toile. It has touches of pink as well.

Alayna Grace is an adopted little girl and was a miracle. Her parents had a failed adoption, and they clung to the word, "Believe", so she asked me to have that on the painting as well.

See the toile scrapbook paper on the edges? I painted over it so it wouldn't be too harsh.

It's been a while since I painted, but it was pretty fun! Maybe I'll get my paintbrushes wet again soon!
Mo
Hey. I took the time to update after a seven hour road trip with two toddlers. You take the time to comment!! I want to hear from you. Just say hello!

29 comments:

Riley said...

I'll stop by and say hello! All of the recipients of their talismans LOVE them! Thank you so much for making them. My mom may be contacting you for one for her sister. Keep on sharing the joy!!

Riley said...

One more thing - have you heard "For the Kids" by John Rich? If not, you should youtube check out this link: http://youtu.be/ZVoX1WqgnmI or check it out on itunes. It made me think of Jake, you and your family!

Julia said...

Can't decide if you are super super woman or just plain crazy....7 hours and your 2 babies....wahahaha...

Nope...it would be just like you to do this for you are fearless..

I LOVE the oils....you are so gifted. Dang, you pull the spirit out of freaking oil. Awesome.

I am thinking about some one of a kind Christmas gifts now for sure. I'll be thinking who and what and get with you in plenty of time. Thanks for being you...blessed you...funny you...and craz-z-z-zee you!

Amy K said...

Hey Mo - it looks awesome)they all do)! I can't wait to add it to my creative space. A fabulous reminder as I continue on my RESTORE journey.

Blessings...

Michelle said...

Hey girlie!!! Just saying hi! Great paintings!

The Mommy said...

Good morning! Glad you survived the roadtrip! We have done that a number of times...with four kids...sometimes it goes well...sometimes not as well. I think it is just all a part of the experience. I wouldn't change it though. We have made some great memories on those road trips.

Keep making those memories, and have an AWESOME day!

Theresa Shirley said...

Good Morning! Just thought I'd say Hello :) I'm supposing you're at your annual "beach trip"? Can't wait to see the girls' cute bathing suits this year! Hope ya'll have a wonderful RELAXING time! I'm headed to the beach myself in about a week..can't wait! :0)

Kris said...

Good luck and have fun. I love your projects - by the time I think I know what I like, you have something new again. Some day I will take the time and pick. Thank you for spreading the joy.

Amber said...

Still loving the paintings.. I have seen so many that I would love to have. Especially the ones you do around christmas. Hopefully I will be contacting you soon for a painting of my own.

Amy said...

Always checking in on your sweet family but I do admit I rarely comment. The girls are adorable as always and the paintings are awesome.

Did I miss the recital video of Ellie shakin those hips?

Shannon said...

Hey Mo - as always...nice work!!!

Have fun makin' memories at the beach!

Beverly said...

I love your canvasses. You're just full of talent and I love to see what's in the works next! REading your blog is part of my morning ritual - to get my smiles!

Sharidrew said...

I would love to say hello! You are brave...I wouldn't drive 17 hours with one 8 yr old. I convinced my hubby that plane tickets were being purchased!! Hope you have a great time at the beach.

Hugs from Missouri,
Shari

snekcip said...

Hey Mo!! Sending some TEXAS hugs your way! I hope to see you in JUNE!

Pam said...

a 7 hour road trip with two toddlers? sounds like a piece of cake! :)

Here's your 'hello' from the West Coast.

Eat some fried pickles for me today.
Thanks

Renee said...

Love the paintings! Too creative!

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Maggie said...

I have loved all of your canvas posts ever since the very first ones (back when you were doing a bunch at Christmas time years ago!) And since that time I've been thinking of different ones that I might like to order. I may have finally found a reason! My very best friend is pregnant with her first child (and the first of this group of friends - let the new phase of friendship begin!) and if it is a girl she wants to do a nursery in Pink, Orange, and Turquoise!! Not ready yet, but it is something I'm keeping on the back burner! (Along with all the lovely things I need to start making for her.
Much love,
Maggie in Boston!

jenny said...

Love the new canvases. Wish I could come to visit you and pay you to give me a lesson, but I live in Idaho - too far away! Have a great day. God bless!

Melissa said...

I love your canvas work! My daughter has one of the Believe crosses you did hanging on her bedroom wall. You've inspired me to be a bit more "crafty" and I even did a scrapbook for my daughter's senior year. Thanks for sharing.

tricia said...

You don't have to beg me to comment. If i read what you take the time to write...I TAKE the time to acknowledge your sharing.

I love your paintings...thinking of buying a Christmas one this year!

Have a fun trip! How is the weather. Here in St Louis it's tornado warning after tornado warnings...wet and cool. Hopefully Sunday and Monday will be great though!

randybethmo said...

All I have to say is that you are incredibly energetic! I thought I was busy with school, work and family; however, I don't feel as though I hold a candle to you! :) Definitely someone for me to look up to - and yes, keep sharing...love...love...love it!

randybethmo said...

All I have to say is that you are incredibly energetic! I thought I was busy with school, work and family; however, I don't feel as though I hold a candle to you! :) Definitely someone for me to look up to - and yes, keep sharing...love...love...love it!

Beth E. said...

The paintings are great, as always. You are so dang creative...I'm totally jealous! ;-)

Cassie12 said...

Mo.....I just want to say I was in Memphis visiting from California for my first time ever and of course we had to make a visit to St Jude's pavilion and all I could think about was your sweet Jake and your wonderful family and all those children that have been and are being treated there!!!! You all rock!!!!
Susan

Zhohn said...

We haven't seen paintings in a while, very cute!
Enjoy the beach with your girls!

Mbeaty19 said...

Love seeing you painting again. You do such awesome work and love seeing all your creations. Still such an inspiration to all of us that have a inner artist screaming to get out even with a busy schedule!

GiGi said...

I would like to order one of your paintings so I will be thinking of what I want. I have two grandchildren, a girl 7 and a boy 4 months. Probably something with their names on it for my home office. Absolutely love your work!

I am from Douglasville, GA and a friend of mine just moved to W. Monroe. Jason Thomas owns the IHBBQ and I believe you are having a fundraiser there soon for Jake. Jason is a great guy and his food is fabulous! He will remember me as Sherry from Ralph's store. Ralph was my dad and owned a convenience store here for over 40 yrs. Glad to see you guys connected.

I've been following your blog since I followed Jake's Caringbridge site.

Sherry Kelly

Dawn A. said...

Hi Mel. May you have wonderful days and nights with yours precious baby girls.