Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring


Last month my local craft store had a Paris themed contest where we had to submit artwork with Paris and spring as our focal point. The day it was announced, I knew what I wanted to paint and got totally excited about it and even told my husband to keep his bags packed and ready ....we are heading to Paris..yes, the grand prize was a trip to Paris for two with lots of frills thrown in. But then ....life happened and I forgot about this contest or was forced to forget by the flu !

Not one to give up so easily, at the nth hour I painted and trashed and painted and trashed and...you get the flow...finally I got these two ready and asked my husband to pick one . He chose the framed piece and I went ahead and uploaded it. I received no confirmation in particular and my work never showed up on their submission page. I thought it had never gone through and perhaps I was too late, although I was within the given time frame. This morning I received an email thanking me for my submission and the list of winners!

I was disappointed to say the least.

Well, at least I tried and now have a beautiful painting reminding me of  Paris !


                                8x10, watercolor


 a closer look....



Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week ahead!


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Friday, April 3, 2015

Believe In Miracles


 Hello everyone,

It's been a month, a long month.... which has changed the way I think and all that I take for granted. My grandmother would always say, "whatever happens ..happens for our good"...so I shall believe ..always...

Feb 26th...a grey icy winter day, a day I shall never forget as long as I live..my husband was in a car accident. It was a long seven hour drive before I could see him . The rest is nothing short of a miracle. By the grace of God, he has slowly recovered and is now back to work, albeit with certain setbacks that usually come with such an incident which only time can heal. This event has taught us a lot and shown us what mental strength and will power can do. It brought to light a side of me that I thought never existed and most importantly it reiterated my belief in miracles..... because anything can happen!

Just two days after he got home, I started to feel under the weather and unfortunately am yet to get out of it completely, but then  I thought it was time I posted an update.



 I had made this card right before all of this happened and had not gotten a chance to share it here, there is no better day than today to post this card. I would like to thank all of you who sent me wishes and emails...they were deeply appreciated.



This card was supposed to be a tutorial with stepped out pictures, which I, unfortunately, am not in a position to share today. If anyone is interested, do leave me a comment and I will add those pics later this week. It has been colored using Spectrum Aqua, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Spectrum Noir colored pencils. The sentiment is gold embossed.




 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to get back to my regular posting soon!





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