|This robin was on the roof fussing at me for being on the deck.|
Monday, August 29, 2016
Are you artsy? I'm not. I would like to be, but I'm not. I know what I like and what I don't like. I also know what I'd like to be able to do. But I am quite aware of my limitations when it comes to painting or drawing or being artsy. You might call me an artsy wannabe.
While I am not an artist, I do appreciate art and the artists who have the gift of being a visual artist. I get especially excited when I see this gift in a young person like my friend, Patrice's, daughter, Lauren.
Lauren is talented in several areas: she sings opera, plays the harp and the piano, and she paints and draws. It's the visual artist part of her that has inspired this post.
You can visit Lauren's website to see her paintings. I have 'lifted' a couple of my favorites from her Facebook page (Operartist). This is my favorite:
On August 18th, Lauren launched a 101 Day Art Challenge. That means she will create a new piece of art for 101 days IN A ROW! Wow! And, those who see something they like can purchase a print of the original during this time. The price can't be beat, it's the number of the day plus $1 for shipping. So, if you liked the work created on the 12th day, the cost would be $12 plus $1 for shipping. Cool, right?
If you want one of the paintings, just leave a comment on Lauren's Facebook page.
In November, for the last 26 days of the challenge, Lauren will accept portrait commissions for the day of your choosing. Sounds like a good gift idea, eh?
Check out the color on this one:
Please consider hopping over to Lauren's Facebook page and sharing some love by 'Liking' her page.
It's Day 29 of the August Happiness Challenge but, as usual, I owe y'all 4 days. If you want to join in, create an icon of something, anything, that makes you happy, post your 'happy', and head over to One Gal's Musing and let her know, in the comments, that you're on board! That's it!
Here you go:
Day 26: Young, inspired/inspiring young artists make me happy!
Day 27: Watching the birds and squirrels eating on the deck every morning makes me happy!
Day 28: Having most of my adult lovelies living close enough to come over for dinner makes me happy! And we did this last night but I was so busy feeding everyone and 'fighting' them for baby holding privileges that I failed to take pictures. "You get her every day, Mom!" was their argument for not handing Baby M over to me. They may have had a point. :)
Day 29:Mondays that roll around too quickly make me happy because I do not have to go to work. Shoot, every day that rolls around makes me happy because it's a day with this kid:
Ok, y'all! Share your happy in the comments!