Monday, July 25, 2011

love is all you need...purple...

Well...I didn't think I would make my purple piece but just this minute I finished sticking my crystals onto the flowers in her hair...I forced myself to do this as I couldn't NOT do it...


Thankyou to you all who asked after my health this week...seriously, I have been and still am the sickest I have been since I had pneumonia ten years ago...and it's only the flu!!!with asthma thrown in I have had minimal sleep, but on the brighter note I have had it for so long it's got to get better soon...my only hope is that Jacob does not get it....

OK...enough about me..lol...and onto my art...I have to tell you I tried to make balloons on a gift bag, and because the gift bag was brown it looked blah!!!!!

So, luckily that only took me about half an hour to do and it was when I didn't reach my pinnacle of illness, so today I just went for it...drew up my hippie with flowers in her hair, I used water soluable wax crayons and acrylics and some water colour pencils, I used a paper doily and a punched butterfly and some gorgeous kaisercraft rhinestones....

at first I was going to write on it ...let us live like hippies and live on love...but Jacob thought it sounded too ewww!!!...lol...!!! and husband suggested why don't you write ...love is all you need...going with the whole beatles theme suited me to a tee...

so...there you have it...
my hippie girl living on love...oh...if only life were that  simple...


guess what...tomorrow is my birthday...won't tell you how old I am but off my sisters I get money...lol...guess what that is buying...some art supplies, amongst other things...yay me...life is good...hee hee hee

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

ps...i will be sending out the things from my cushion cover giveaway and the random act of kindness...will be asking you guys to give me your address very soon....

42 comments:

amanda73 said...

oh wow i love love her, she is gorgeous and my fave colour too.... Happy Birthday for tomorrow........ and hope you are feeling better soon

scrapwordsmom said...

This took you just 10 minutes?? You are sooo talented. She is beautiful!! Love her! And the flowers in her hair are the perfect touch:)

Feel better and Happy Birthday. Show us what you end up getting!!

Linda R. said...

wOW!! I love this.. Those eyes are amazing..

BTW - Happy Birthday.. I hope you have a great one!!

Nan said...

Very pretty wild child....love her hair! I was thinking along the same lines this week. :) Nan

Netty said...

Such a fabulous girl in purple. Love her. Happy Birthday for tomorrow and hope you feel better soon. Just gone down with a stinking cold myself, not a happy bunny....... Annette x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous piece. Can't believe how quickly you can do your pieces!

Happy Birthday for tomorrow xx

Lesley said...

Very pretty piece of purple.
x

linda said...

She is gorgeous and it took only 10 minutes, wow! I love her eyes especially. Thanks for the tip on photoscape, I shall try it.

Happy Birthday for tomorrow and hope you feel better soon.

Sesenarts said...

she is beautiful, and you have added a butterfly (transformation)! so hopefully that means you'll be feeling much better soon. Happy Birthday for tomorrow and happy spending! A girl can never have enough art supplies, I always say! Julie

Terrie said...

Hippie girl indeed - love the flowers in her hair! :) Lovely purple!

craftattack said...

Love your hippie girl, Mandy! Hope you will soon be feeling better, take care of yourself! Hugs, Valerie

Kindred Spirit said...

Still sick, oh no...I hope you start feeling better really soon! & I just want to give you a big hug for such wonderful comments, I truly believe you might be a Kindred Spirit!

I love love love your hippie girl, so pretty :)Happy Birthday, have fun shopping for your new art supplies!

xo Joanna

NatashaMay said...

Oh, look how cute she is! :) I love the puckered lips. :)

Elisabeth R said...

She is beautiful! :-) And I love the neckless and flowers in her hair. And of course - her sweet puckered lips. :-)
Happy birthday! Hope you get a great day! :-)

JessiVille said...

Mandy, She is so lovely! A simpler time indeed! Oh to be able to live the fantasy life filled with flowers and love! She captures that dream and transports me there if only for a short while... Gorgeous! We were visited by the same muse this week I think! lol...

I sincerely hope you are on the upside of your illness and are recovering now. Sending my heartfelt healing wishes to you!
Hugs, Jessi xox

JessiVille said...

Oh my gosh, and Happy Birthday too! Art supply shopping is the best gift!
Jessi xox

joanna said...

Beautiful girl in purple Mandy!
sending you a big hug for your birthday xoxoxo enjoy and eat lots of cake!

sugar Creek said...

I love her pouty little lips!Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Heather said...

happy birthday!
i like the butterfly in this one!

WrightStuff said...

Happy Birthday!! Art supplies make such great birthday presents, and anytime presents too!
Your girl is very pretty - love her neat little mouth.

Jenny said...

I love her Mandy... so gorgeous and love the words too...
Hope that you are feeling better soon... and happy birthday... an art supply shopping spree... sounds heavenly...

Jenny x

Teri C said...

Oh she is such a beauty!!!!

Ella said...

I love your hippie chick! You make the best stuff in such a short amount of time! Amazing~

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely miss! Great choice for purple!
Happy birthday - and hope you get better quickly!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Mandy!! I hope you are having the best day & feeling better. I love your girl too of course. Loving the flowers in her hair. Big birthday hugs to you!

Jo Murray said...

She's so sweet, and I'm glad you kept her uncluttered. Lovely piece.

missy k said...

First Happy Birthday!

Second, hope you are soon better!

Third I love how you got imput from Jacob and your other half :)

Fourth BEAUTIFUL HIPPY!

Karenx

creatingme said...

oh my diet coke loving, Harry Potter head, hippie mama you! I adore you. FIrst off, I am glad you're on the mend, but I really hope Jacob stays healthy. Happy Happy Birthday...we also both have birthday in JULY! Seriously, I think we are soul sisters!

I love your hippie loving girl. I wish we could have a weekend retreat together, drink gallons of Diet Coke, watch Harry Potter and paint and scrap! Doesn't that sound delightful? I must take a trip down under soon!

Kristin said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And I know how old you are - I remember from last year's post - how cool is that! Friends that long in blogland! YOU. Look. FABulous! AND your hippie chick is one of my favorites yet - LOVE her eyes and hair and that little pouty mouth.
Hope you had / have lotsa cake!!! xoxoxoo

Donna said...

Funks for your comment and taking a look at my blog. Wow I love your purple hippie....she looks great!
DONNA

Sharon said...

Oh my your purple hippie chick is just gorgeous - wow you are so talented!!!

Mary said...

She is beautiful...Happy Birthday, hope it's great even tho you're not feeling well ! !

Sharon said...

First Mandy I hope you are feeling better and may you have the best birthday ever.
Now I love your hippie girl especially her violet eyes. Well done!!!!!

aquariann said...

She's so pretty! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Netty said...

Hi Mandy, just popped back to let you know you have won one of the Bottletop Sisters. If you visit my blog you will see which one and how to claim it. Congratulations. Annette x

Lesley said...

Hi Mandy, hope you are feeling better. Sometimes those pieces that you just put together quick are the best because you don't really think them through. Funny how art goes. I love this.
Take care of yourself.
Lesley

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Georgie Horn said...

Hey Mandy,
Love your purple! yes, my twin and I are very close. We talk everyday, sometimes have twin things happen: wear the same clothes, have the same hair cut, have pains in the same places. I love my twinny!

Emakesart said...

aww... I really do hope you feel better soon... full of energy, vitality and creativity!!! (oh, I want that for me too..lol!) I love your hippie girl!! So pretty!! And happy birthday my friend!!!

xoE

Sandi said...

She is great! Did you have a lovely bday? Hope so!

Adore your theme and no I won't be able to get the song out of my head LOL

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Loving your hippie chick with flowers in her hair :) Cool piece for purple week!
Hope you had a lovely Birthday Mandy...and gots lots of crafty goodies ;)
...and Hope you are feeling better now too? x

Kathy said...

I love her.. so happy and purple.. it only took you 10 min? totally amazing...her little flowers are perfect..thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments.. appreciate it..
xx