Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Mamas Love #1 is finished!

Here is the finished piece. I included both Maddie and Jacob's miracle blankets on the line. If you missed my last post these were the little snuggly blankets that kept them safe and warm,snuggled and alive when they were on life support as we nearly lost them. It was a miracle that they survived thus "miracle blankets".
Here is an update, I thought I'd enter it in PAINT PARTY FRIDAY...there are so many gorgeous links to look at...why not enter as well and have a bit of fun...


I am quite happy with it, I love the texture and the multitude of layering of paper and then paint. My clothes line has much bigger sized clothes on it now, and yes I still have cricket bats and tennis balls and lots of other toys scattered around my yard....and yes..I really know I am not as skinny as my painting...lol...I wish!!!ha ha ha...but this is what I do...with 6 kids you can imagine my washing...and I HATE DOING WASHING!!! but I do it because I love my family, along with so many other things we do out of love for our family. That is why I am going to do a series of everyday things we do out of love..those unsung things we do all the time...so that is why this is called A MAMAS LOVE #1...


Here it is!!!



(Kristin, that birdie is for you!lol...)
Ok...well that's it for now.
Untile next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

48 comments:

Lisa K said...

OMG - that is seriously beautiful mandy!!!!

missy k said...

Totally beautiful..... I love all the little details and Kristin's bird!

Karenx

amanda73 said...

OMG.....this is absolutely gorgeous, i love it, and you are so talented at painting, you should do it professionally.......


ps.....that bubba on my blog. is OURS....... yep, i got 7 boys now

Carin said...

Oh wow! Mandy that's fantastic! And I just love the sentiment behind it! Such a lovely idea!

Kristin said...

How funny that we were both thinking lamp shades! Well, I should not be surprised ;) Have fun (and be careful) with the glue gun! I'm sure it will be awesome! xoxo

Kristin said...

I totally forgot the most important part!!! I LOVE that birdie ;) xoxoxo

Marelize said...

Wow! This is awesome Mandy! You are so talented!
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog re the GDT spot. You made my day! xx

Elisabeth R said...

Oh, that is so sweet and pretty!! And what a great idea. Very inspiring! Can't wait to see what other "everyday-love-things" you will put the light on here. :-)

Emakesart said...

OH my gosh!!! Mandy!! I love this so much!! It's beautiful!! And I love the series name... can't wait to see more.

xoE

Man...I've been wanting to do a laundry line painting for our laundry room... and now I REALLy, really want to do one, lol!! Too many projects on my list!! ha ha!! oxo

Lesley said...

This is really wonderful. So full of love.

Joanna said...

Awwww, totally beautiful! Love love love Mandy :)

xo

Amanda Mills said...

very sweet - what lovely detail!

Yvonne said...

This would look wonderful as a mural in a laundry room. It is beautiful as it is too of course. Love the details and story behind it.

JKW said...

You sure do bring back old memories for me. Would love to have those days back. Now I can't hang out anything outside not even a bird feeder. May be time to move, lol. Blessings, Janet

wednesday said...

This is great! Love the color palette and all the great texture. I can only imagine what a workout your clothes line gets.

Isn't it funny how they seem to think we live to do laundry?

Manon said...

What a lovely post Mandy!!! Great colours

Diana Evans said...

this is such a sweet piece of art....I love what you have done with this and the title is perfect!!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

This is so sweet and beautifully painted. I love the idea for your series. Happy PPF!

Carola Bartz said...

Mandy, this is beautiful. I actually love doing laundry - beside cooking, it's the only household chore I like. Hanging it on the clothes line is my favorite part, it's kind of meditative (is that a word?).

Martha Kisling said...
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Martha Kisling said...

Love the painting and the miracle blankets!

Giggles said...

I love this! It will make an amazing series. This streams over generations too.. Many are going back to the clothes line to stay green! Well done..

Hugs Giggles

Kristin said...

Ah, you don't like birds?! That's hysterical! You funny, girl! Well, you paint them beautifully . . . xoxoxo
YES Do PPF!!!

Becca said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!

Steph said...

This is beautiful Mandy....I love the colors and the overall feel it gives to the painting...happy weekend!!!

Christine said...

love the blue of your sky. This is very nice indeed!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I just came in from grabbing the clothes off the line as another spring storm is on its way... loved this work, it suited my moment perfectly. Tracey xx

craftattack said...

Great piece Mandy, it looks so homely and warm, just great! Valerie

NatashaMay said...

This is beautiful! Love the texture that comes though and the colors are fab. :)

RobanStudio said...

What a sweet painting! I love it, especially the little bird on the post! I like to do the washing but then I didn't have six children, only two...but I probably would have not liked that chore six times over. You are remarkable for being able to find time to paint with all you do. :-)

creatingme said...

Mandy, this is the sweetest!!! I am so glad you are doing PPF now!

Geckostone said...

Ah this is sooooooo precious!!!!What a great theme! Deb

Kristin Dudish said...

There is so much great texture in this painting (and I love the colors)! It is so fun to discover all of the details in it :)

I'm so glad you shared it with PPF!

xo
Kristin

Debbie said...

This is really nice, Mandy! Your colors and textures are great -- a sweet story telling piece!!

Linda R. said...

This looks fabulous.. Right down to that little bird!!

Theresa said...

I love hanging out the laundry on a nice day its a distraction to the task. To feel the air & sun. Love your painting. Super cute!
Theresa

Kristin said...

Thank you love! xoxo

toadinaboat.com said...

Beautiful. Love is the only good reason for doing laundry. :) I hope both kids are doing well, now.

Heather Henry said...

This is really beautiful. I love your idea of painting all of the things you do for your family out of love. That is awesome. I am excited to see them. Do you hang your clothes out on a line? I always enjoyed doing that, but it is fairly time consuming. But feels so great, especially on pretty days. :) This is truly sweet.

EVA said...

Welcome to Paint Party Friday Mandy! It's great to have you join us.

Your washing line is lovely with lots of fun touches!

Kristin said...

Thanks Mandy! Fingers crossed, I'll have it done by today (or tomorrow) - but by PPF this week - you doing one? xoxo

Kristin said...

Awe, thank you Mandy! That is so sweet! Hope you're having a good weekend and kiss the babies for me! xoxo

Joanna said...

You won! YOU won!!! I can't tell you enough how happy I am to be sending my artwork to you Mandy :) I know she'll be going to a good home where she'll be loved & cared for :D

xo
Joanna

Georgie Horn said...

We had 6 girls in our family, mom, dad and grandma...there was a whole boat load of laundry to do everyday. Hope you're well! Come by for a visit:
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/

lexie said...

stunning Mandy...oxo

Joanna said...

Hey girl! *Innocence* is awaiting her journey to you...I hope you have computer again shortly.. shoot me your address when you get a chance :)

mykindredspirit@hotmail.com

xo
Joanna

Over Yonder said...

I love it! very nicely done Mandy!

creatingme said...

just checking in dear. Hope you're ok, just busy!!!