Sunday, July 3, 2011

and they were all yellow....

Thankyou all so much for your wonderfully encouraging words yet again...it's amazing what a few words of kindness and encouragement does to make a girl feel happy and up...and now I look forward to visiting each of you to see what wonderful pieces you all create...

Thanks again Kristin...you have helped to create a wonderful network of people, kindred spirits...it is a wonderful experience...thankyou...


... It's yellow week at summer of colour...and really,,,yellow...it's not my best colour to use, in fact, I can honestly say that I have only ever done one other thing in yellow....my scrapbook page...it did get published which is always wonderful, but yellow is not me at all...so IT WAS A CHALLENGE...having a bad week with a funeral, my mum unwell and my son having a bit of trouble at his workplace, well...life hasn't been peachy sweet at all for me, so getting a bit of art in was a therapy I desperately needed....

So...YELLOW...with metalic...the metalic for me was a no brainer, I have had gold leaf there for about a year, waiting to use it....


BELIEVE...


I needed this as a message to myself...lol...especially this week...











The photos are not great as it's quite dark here at the moment...so I this is mixed media, acrylics, water colour wax crayons, patterned paper, pencils, gold leaf and rhinestones....

Here is my scrappy page  I was talking about...
very bad photo...i'll fix it up tomorrow I guess...it was published in scrapbook creations issue 80...
Well...
until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

47 comments:

Diane said...

Wonderful pieces Mandy!--and I'm glad that you're letting your art help you through a tough week.

linda said...

Beautiful subtle piece of art. I do love yellow with blue, so uplifting. Hope your week gets better, art is so therapeutic.

Netty said...

Smashing work Mandy. Hope your week improves. Hugs Annette x

Marelize said...

Beautiful canvas Mandy and love your layout too. Hope you have good week. :)

JessiVille said...

Mandy, I love your yellow girlie and the blue bird. The colors complement each other so well. The soft textured look with the touches of gold is a beautiful way to present the yellow - it's a tough color to work with! The crystals add a sweetness to it all. Love your fun scrap spead too! Lovely art! Hope things settle down for you this next week.
Hugs, Jessi xox

Trudy Callan said...

This is a fantastic piece. I'm so sorry to hear you've had such a bad week. I hope this next week is a much better one.

NaNa said...

Waow! I love all the layers you've made! This is beautiful!

Micael 'Rabbit' Chadwick said...

I see the same song spoke to both of us this week.

This is a very moving piece. Haunting almost. I dig it.

NatashaMay said...

Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. :)

Alis Clair said...

I adore your little girl and her blue bird of happiness. Just gorgeous.
Love the scrapbook page too, that photo is fab!

Hope all evens out for you, thank goodness for art hey.
xxx

Nan said...

Hi Mandy...Your piece is so sweet and makes me smile. Art is a wonderful help when we are having a tough week. It always helps me too. Wishing you some good things this weeks. :) nan

joanna said...

Thank you Mandy for your beautiful comments! u always make me smile :)
your painting is so amazing. I love the softness and ethereal feel of it!!
have a great week :))

Paulina G. said...

I like the blue bird, nice contrast. I can feel the hope on your piece. Remember to be pacient, brave and strong. Send you all the magic I have, I hope you have a better week xo

Georgie Horn said...

I'm sorry you've had a hard week, great that you have art to help you through. Your yellow girl is lovely! I especially like her bling crown!

Terrie said...

When we can let it, it's amazing how creating can help us power through tough times. Love your happy yellow piece and the metallic addition is great.

Kristin said...

What a fun piece! I love the gold leafing and her little crown - as well as that luscious background (even a little bird in there ;). AND I love seeing your published piece - very cool. I hope this is a better week for you my friend, xo

aquariann said...

Yay, positive feedback makes me sparkle, too! Your yellow piece came out wondrously. The gold leaf is a lovely touch.

sugar Creek said...

These are beautiful!
I agree, I need some art time too, and it helps me as well!

Kindred Spirit said...

Sorry you're going through a tough time right now :( You did such a lovely job with your yellow! Keep creating, like you said it can be the best therapy. xox Joanna

craftattack said...

Love your pieces full of sunshine! Hugs and sparkles, Valerie

creatingme said...

oh I just adore you, and your yellow may be my favorite yellow ever!!! Believe you should, because you are fab! Hang in there on a tough week dear!

amanda73 said...

wow i love that canvas, just stunning mandy........ you should sub this, it will surely get published

amanda73 said...

oh, and so sorry for all your stresses atm......... hope it all improves soon for you

Lesley said...

Hi Mandy, I am trying to catch up with blogs that I have not been able to visit up til now. I love your yellow page, and the previous pieces you have done.
Til next visit, keep creating and enjoy the process.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

No, I'm not a 'yellow' person either! :)..but you do yellow so well Mandy!
Love the softness of your creation....a happy and uplifting piece.
Sorry to hear you are having a bad week, hope things improve for you very soon! I'ts good to use art as a therapy... x

missy k said...

Art IS excellent therapy. Hope your week gets better.

Love the delicate colours of Believe... the girl is so sweet and I love the crown :)

Melinda said...

Sorry to hear you've had a tough week but glad your working through it using your art. What a lovely yellow piece. x

Kathy said...

It's beautiful Mandy... love the blue and yellow.. hope your week is better.. yellow is hard but yours turned out lovely..
xx

Ella said...

It is really beautiful; I love all of the elements used~ I am sorry you are having a tough time~ xXx

Elis. ;o) said...

Sorry about your hard times lately, Mandy! You are in my thoughts! I've had a couple of similar weeks - with my father passing away and funeral...and all. I am comforted that he is in a better place now though. And I will see him again! :-)
But I agree with you - the art does give a bit of "therapy" in such times as these.
I LOVE your piece of art! The painting of the girl, so sweet - and the message! :-)

Sharon said...

Mandy this is such a darling piece! Well done!

Jo Murray said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, Mandy. I hope things pick up for you soon.

Crafty Mom said...

Mandy - sorry it's been a rough week! I love the blues and yellows in your piece. That little bird and the girl with her eyes closed is just so sweet.

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness. Your Art looks amazing. I just love it...

Joanna said...

You have had a lot to deal with this past week so it's even more amazing that you've been able to create this beauty! She's gorgeous, and that little blue bird is perfect.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I like so much your creation in yellow, the little girl in you is so sweet, need only words of love and compassion...So So...accept my world of love and compassion for you and your family...Yes, sometimes it is hard to beleive but at the same time you receive message to tell you it is okay, rainbow is coming after bad time...it your time to see the rainbow...I ADORE your page, it's talking to me...have a better week and see you as soon as possible with your brown creation...xxxxx

Plumrose Lane said...

Your art is simply beautiful ~ isn't it wonderful how we so often receive what we need, thank heavens!
♥Sharon

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love what you created here, she's so delicate and dreamy.

Sandi said...

I "believe" both of your projects are quite beautiful!

Heather Henry said...

Mandy, I love your yellow. I understand, I am not a yellow person either, but I think you pulled it off marvelously. I hope it helped to bring joy to your life. I love the blue bird you added too. Gorgeous piece. :)

Janelle said...

I love the crown and the touches of gold leaf. The bird is so sweet too, and the bit of blue complements the yellow background. I love all the detail you put into the background. You did a great job for not being a yellow person.

Emakesart said...

Love the yellow pieces!! I love the gold leaf touches. And I'm sorry you had a tough week.

Last weeks pink piece is fantastic!! wow! i was out of town so I just saw it.

xoE

scrapwordsmom said...

Yellow!!!!!!!! She is beautiful...so sweet and serene. And that bird and crown.

Mandy, I enjoy your work!!!

Noemi said...

I am sorry to hear that you had a bad week, I really hope you can be better as things get sorted and the pain washes away.
When I have tough time art and making my jewellery is a form of therapy.
I so strongly believe that God made me such a happy and positive person but also an arty soul drawn to the arts because He knew that there were going to be very hard times in my life and that I was going to have to cope with so much pain, and I needed to be able to have a scape from reality.
I am sending a prayer for you.
A big hug from Spain.

Fairyyellowbug said...

She has such a sweet face. And the bird is a perfect companion! This is so lovely and it is heartwarming to hear how art brings us through life stuff! I enjoyed this post Mandy, smiles, Norma

haikulovesongs said...

we all need to believe... need to hang on to some hope... some sunshine. this is a wonderful piece, Mandy! i hope it did make you feel better to work on it. ♥

Jacob said...

Love your art mum! :D So awesome!!! I love well...pretty much all of it! xxx
ooo