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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Clover, Queen Anne's Lace and An Award!

Clover, Queen Anne's Lace, 6x6
$100 + $10 S&H via Paypal

This is 6x6 inches, and is a cluster of more 'roadside weeds' that Paco and I find on our walks, Clover and Queen Anne's Lace. The photo's a little dark, I'll replace it when I get to the studio on WEDNESDAY! (Sometimes life gets in the way... will try to paint at home tomorrow). In the meantime, look what I got! p.s. I don't know if the font on the rest of the post will look OK - it looks kind of LARGE even though I adjusted it already!

Creative Blogger Award

Thank you, Marie Theron, for this award! Marie is a very creative Blogger who lives on the west coast of Africa. The wonderful thing about the blogsphere, well, one of the wonderful things, is that you get to 'virtually' meet people from all over the world, whom you may never have come in contact with otherwise. And the art you can see - every day! Well, I urge you all to visit her blog: for some reason the hyperlink wouldn't work for me.
Well, now I'm supposed to reveal 10 non-art things about myself (you get enough of these awards, and there's not much people won't know about you!). So here goes:
  1. I'm studying Qi Kung (the healing exercises of Tai Chi), and really am enjoying it.
  2. I love to hang out in cemeteries. As a child we lived near one and I love reading the headstones and getting to 'know' the folks that have gone before.
  3. As a child I was.... precocious - got my mouth taped shut with masking tape, got locked in a closet (for eating someone's gold crayon - there's a story there), got seating in a high chair facing the class in kindergarten... I was a regular Chatty Cathy (remember that doll?).
  4. I was unable to have pets as a child, so I used to collect and 'befriend' pussywillows. I used to name them, take them to school and line them up on my desk, etc.
  5. I would wear jeans every single day and for every event if I could.
  6. I'm a shoe junkie.
  7. I actually stop breathing (and get lightheaded) in art museums. My husband thankfully keeps and eye on me and nudges me, reminding me to breathe. I know, lame!
OK!~ Now for passing on this wonderful award! To the recipients: just list 7 things about yourself (non-art related) and then kindly pass on the award to 7 deserving bloggers! Here goes, check these guys out:
  1. Sally Dean, who has just started her blog about 365 days of flowers,
  2. Dean Grey, for his beautiful art, beautiful thoughts, and his willingness to share his journey, though it is not easy right now.
  3. Christine McCoy, because you just never know what's going to show up on her blog, and her figures inspire me.
  4. Dreama Tolle Perry - just look at her paintings... you'll understand.
  5. Elizabeth Seaver, who is a master at mixed media, and truly a fun-minded artist!
  6. Amy Hillenbrand is an artist who mainly does interiors for this blog - so beautiful, you just want to step into them!
  7. R. Garriott, who not only delights the viewer with wondrous paintings, but generously shares tips for working artists!


  1. Kelley!

    I love wildflowers! You captured them beautifully in this painting.

    An award....for me? How nice!!

    The surprise is on you because I never got this particular award yet.


    Thank you, Kelley!


  2. Your painting is so nice, love your flowers and congrats on your award!

  3. Beautiful flowers, Kelley. The glass in the vase is superb.

  4. Beautiful painting Kelley!
    Congrats on your award!! I'm a shoe junkie too sister!!

  5. So proud of you Kelley. Your blog always rings true to self, like you are in my living room talking to me. I can't wait to check out your blog recommendations.

  6. Thank you again for the award!! It is true that I never know what it is I am going to paint...makes it fun for me, too!

    I would love to hear your gold crayon story in more detail!! Maybe at the next PAG meeting we are at together! and believe it or not, my sister Maureen and I had pussywillow friends too!!

  7. Very beautiful flower composition, Kelley. And thanks for revealing some things we did not know!

  8. Oh, the pussywillows item is so poignant! Can we know some of the names you gave them?
    P.S. I like reading gravestones too. There's one in town, the oldest graveyard, where the "settlers" are buried. There's a row of family tombs, and the last small headstone just says, "Baby." It's enough to make you cry right there.

  9. Jala, I'm afraid I wasn't too original in my naming. I remember "Trigger" (after the Lone Ranger's horse), and "Snowy", and, um, "Patrick" (after the Saint - well, it was March!) :)

  10. Congrats on you award! I love this little piece. You are so good at capturing the glass.

  11. congrats on your award kelley!
    your new painting is absolutely breathtaking!

  12. This is so beautiful, the colors are so well handled!!I think these flowers are so difficult to paint!!and you did them with ease it appears.


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