Monday, July 29, 2013

Having Fun...Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit

Here is another example of a second look. You look at something you did and are not quite satisfied. So later you come back to it with a fresh eye and make some changes. 

I am not a vegetarian, but I do have diet restrictions. This leads to somewhat embarrassing situations when in restaurants and being a guest at someone's house, especially because I don't like to put people out. So here is a little humor on the subject.

country decor posters

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I've Got a Letter!

I've Got a Letter!

While coming up with another idea, I thought of how long it has been since I got a letter.  Email, Twitter, Facebook, and texting has sort of made letters a thing of the past. Not that they don't happen, but they are rare. They were always the bright spots among the bills and advertisements. Occasionally there is a greeting card for a birthday or holiday with a written message, but their numbers are in the decline as well. So getting a real handwritten note from a friend is a special event. 

So this is dedicated to all those who still like to pick up a pen and write. It is an art that is still appreciated.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Second Look

Home Sweet Home

I had posted an earlier version of this design at the beginning of June.  I had returned home after attending the burial of my mother five hundred miles away in a place where she could be next to my dad. The trip had left me drained and it was good to be home. 

Taking a second look, the design looked a bit unfinished.  Most likely I was tired and in a hurry to post it. But now that I am getting ready for the Lakewood Art Festival this August 3rd, I thought this design needed a bit more work if I wanted to include it. So here is the new version.

This is for all those where home is a special place where one can let their hair down. It can mean the place of family or a loved one. It is for those where home holds memories and if good, our hearts delight upon seeing and being home.

   H O M E   I S   W H E R E   T H E   H E A R T   I S

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Letter D as in Dolphin

A Darling Dolphin for the Letter D

Yes I am still doing more letters. I am getting ready for the Lakewood Art Festival this August 3rd in downtown Lakewood, Ohio.

Thought it would be nice to do a dolphin. I fell in love with dolphins down on the Emerald Isle coast in North Carolina. One jumped out of the water in front of me about ten feet away. I clapped. For a moment it felt like sea world, but it was only me as its adoring audience. It is a memory I will always treasure.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Letter F for a French Fox

The Letter F

A French Fox holding a flower  finally came to mind for another illustration for the letter F.

B  O   N   J  O   U   R   !

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Thoughts

Count Your Blessings

This was my start on the other letter C idea which evolved into something else. 
This was going nowhere until today. 

I had a hard time getting to church this morning. I made it which is blessing in itself. I often underestimate the power of going to church. It is like taking vitamins for the spirit. We often overlook the many blessings that are poured into our lives. Large and small they come even in some of our darkest times. Some our subtle till you look back and see their magnificence. The blessing we seem to forget the most is God's unending love for us. It is a blessing we should remember at the beginning and end of each day.

So in my thoughts of blessings, my C for cup evolved into a cup that runs over with heavenly blessings to count and remember. And to remember this:

G O D   L O V E S   Y O U !

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Letter C for a Very Cool Compass

The Letter C for a very Cool Compass

Okay, I was perplexed as what to do for another letter C and to stay away from it being cute like the last one. I start with looking at words in the dictionary. This one did not come easy at first. I confess I have another totally different one on my desktop that is not a compass, but a C for Cup. It wasn't working for me. I needed a new direction. HA! So here it is.