Monday, August 1, 2011

more than the stars in the sky...orange...

Well...orange is one of my favourite colours to scrap with...I had originally planned to do something totally different, but you know how art goes!!

I ended up doing a faceless me (inspired by all those who have been doing these gorgeous girls)  with my arms spread out ...I would say to my babies I love you more than the blades of grass, I love you more than the sand on the beach, I love you more than the stars in the sky...there are 6 stars in my sky, one for each of my children...this is on a 12 by 10 canvas board...








This week I was over at Esther's blog and she had a little photo of a dandelion...I call them wish flowers as if you blow all the seeds out in one blow you get to make a wish....

the story goes  a little like this...
one day I was sitting out the front on our driveway watching the kids play...when suddenly out of the corner of my eye I see a little movement ...upon closer inspection , there was a little ant carrying a seed from the dandelion just like a little umbrella...I went nuts and quickly got my camera and clicked away...here is my interpretation of it...and the song HIGH HOPES ...you know the ant who could move a rubber tree plant...well...here is my little version of that... My dandelion seed was inspired by a little stamp I once had...tho nowhere near as nice as it....lol...


Thankyou once again to Kristin at summer of colour ... and thanks once again to all who pop on into my blog and say hi, leave a lovely comment, or even stop by for a quick little look...all are greatly appreciated...

oh...I had a great birthday, getting a lovely pandora bracelet, some lovely charms to go on it and some wonderful birthday money to buy some art goodies and other things...some dvds and some comfy jammie pants...gotta love birthdays, oh, and I am FINALLY starting to get better...it's about time really, so thanks to you all for asking after me and wishing me a happy birthday...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CONNOR..he turned 12 on sunday...Harry Potter's birthday!!!lol...

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

39 comments:

linda said...

Mandy, what a brilliant piece. I love the pleated skirt along with all the houses. The words just complete the whole thin. I adore your drawing of the ant, which must have been fun to see.

NatashaMay said...

What an awesome piece full of meaning. So great you had fun on your birthday and got so many lovely things. :) Happy birthday to Connor!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Mandy, I adore your gorgeous girl in her pleated skirt, loving the combo of oranges with the pinks too :)
Yes I call dandelions, wishes too :) ..and how fab is your lil ant with his dandelion seed!
Glad to hear you had a great birthday, with lots of cool pressies :)..and a Happy Birthday to Connor too!
Gonna miss your Summer of Colour creations!!
Jan x

Netty said...

This is a wonderful posting Mandy. Glad to hear you are feeling better and loved your boys birthday photo with such a fab cake.
Loving your journal page and the great dandelion. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful things. Annette x

Lesley said...

I so enjoyed reading your post today. Your orange art is so pretty with lots of lovely details and the thoughts behind it are just wonderful.
Your drawing of the little ant is amazing.
Happy Birthday Connor.
x

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - this is amazing!!! So arty and so clever!!!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a delightful post to read this morning! I love the story and the photos of the ant carrying a dandelion umbrella. Your drawing captures the spirit and wonder of that moment!

Diane said...

Everything is good on this post--everything!! Adore the photo!! I just respect all of God's tiny creatures..
...and a Big Happy Birthday to you--so glad I got to know you through Kristin.

Terrie said...

Fabulous scrap page and great sentiment! Loved all those happy orange flowers (and what a clever pleated skirt!).

Donna said...

Great page, I love you girls that can think out of the box...I need to try ...
donna

Christine said...

Beautful! I love the little faceless girl - her shirt and skirt. Love it!!! Graet Quote too!

Kindred Spirit said...

I absolutely adore your faceless girl Mandy...you have such a way with words which draw you in evern more to your piece! Well done! I also love your lil dandelion, so sweet :) & wow 12, happy birthday to your Connor! :D

xo Joanna

craftattack said...

Love your picture, and especially the sentiment. And the drawing and photo of the ant - priceless! Glad you had a nice birthday, too! Valerie

Kristin said...

Oh that ant! How cool is that!? And I LOVE your orange piece and the meaning behind it - It's so full of life and color and the details are superb. And look at that Happy birthday boy! Congratulations to you all, xo

Mary said...

Great piece Mandy, especially like the pleated skirt...The picture of the ant is fabulous, one of those once in a life time shots!!

Teri C said...

Oh Mandy, itnis gorgeous! I love everything about it.
That ant is so fun and cute.

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Mandy,
love all your orange pieces.The girl and the flowers is my fav. So colorful and playful! take care, gerri

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Mandy.. that verse is one of my favs too...very touching... glad you are feeling better and Yay! for b-day goodies.. gotta love them..Belated best wishes..
xx

JessiVille said...

Hi Mandy, What a wonderful piece you created! I loved all the details you did (especially the little houses) but the six stars are the very best. And oh, love pandora! I am lucky to have two that my husband filled with charms before he passed and now they are filled with memories for me.
Hugs, Jessi xox

Denise said...

Mandy, your post was so uplifting,both bits of art work.Inspirational and bright.Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Joyce said...

Love your blog Mandy. I"m adding it to my favorites so I can come back for a visit now that our Summer of Color is ending.

Emakesart said...

Mandy... I LOVE the photos of the ant and your drawing of it is fantastic!! You seriously need to frame that! Thank you for finding the photos!!! What an inspiring little ant. And your orange art piece is just wonderful! I love all the details... right down to her scarf!
And I'm so glad you're feeling better. Enjoy your birthday goodies and Happy Birthday to Connor!

xoEsther

creatingme said...

This is such a fun collage. So bright and cheerful!

joanna said...

Adorable! what a beautiful painting Mandy! I love all the flowers and pleated skirt!
Happy Birthday to Connor xoxo

Beverley Baird said...

Loved both your pieces! Great colour and stories!

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

This is so wonderful, what a blessing to have six children, that's awesome and I love the stars and the words, so so sweet. I espeically love the little ant drawing, too cute!! IT's amazing what they can do. :) ~Scarlett

aquariann said...

Sweet orange artwork! Adding the buttons to the flower petals is a cute touch.

Glad you and Connor had lovely birthdays. That's fun that he shares Harry Potter's birthday. :D

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love everything about your orange piece, and the dandelion and ant are so sweet!

Janelle said...

I love your orange piece. All the textures and colors make it really pop. I love the inspiration, I also like to say this to my children. The little houses are great too. The dandelion piece make a great statement with its simplicity. I love the way you have it drawn. Happy Birthday to you and Connor. I'm glad you are feeling better.

Ella said...

Mandy I love your orange interpretation this week! It is gorgeous, I love your words and this post! Thank you for sharing the ant with the wish flower's umbrella it is so rare and beautiful! I love it~xXx

Jenny said...

So so beautiful Mandy... I love your little girl with her arms out...
Glad you are feeling better and had an awesome birthday... and have to say Connor's birthday cake looks very delish :))

Jenny x

Elisabeth R said...

I love your "faceless you". It is so sweet! :-)) And I love the sentiments - and your whole post actually! Imagine having 6 kids!? I have one - so I can not imagine. *lol* But to have so many "stars" to love must be quite amazing! :-)

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh Mandy...it is fabulous...I adore that girly with her dress...you are so creative...and I admire your six stars in your sky..lucky you are!!!

scrapwordsmom said...

Your little sweet girlie is perfect!! Love all the meaning behind her.

Fallingladies said...

love your orange piece and the wonderful ant photo and card!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love, LOVE your sweet faceless you! I love making faceless girls too. You layers are fabulous too. Pretty, pretty!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

What a great post! I love the ant carrying the dandylion. :)

Mandy, thanks for stopping by my blog and suggesting an apple version of my Peaches & Cream dessert. I'll definitely give that one a try since we're huge apple pie lovers.

Happy birthday to your son. We're HUGE Harry Potter fans too. :)

Jacob said...

I like the drawing of the ant mum!
XXX Love ya

Mandy said...

Naw...sweet jacob...I never saw your comment...x