Wednesday, February 1, 2012

You can do this...

So...this week we have had some news about mum...she actually has lumphoma and she is getting a biopsy done this month...we will know more from then as far as treatment goes...thanks to many of you for your kind thoughts and concern...

School is back as of monday...i am homeschooling Jacob and Maddie, Connor started high school and Lachlan is in his last and biggest year of school...year 12...it should be a very busy year...

As far as art goes I have tried to do Leslies challenge of art each day and that has been a no goer...sorry Leslie...

But I have done a little and will try to follow Liz Hick's art journal challenge of which is only once a week which i hope I can manage...

So...the first challenge that Liz said was make a page with a positive encouragement word or phrase you give to people...I say you can do this all the time to people...never really thought about it til just then...
used water colour and kindy glitz and waterproof ink pen...

I will also be linking this with paint party friday...so many amazing talents to check out...





Ok
Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

38 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Mandy, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I will keep her in my prayers.

Nubia said...

This is beautiful. you and your mom totally got this....with the love you obviously have for each other, you will get through this together. Sending you lots of positive energy! P.S. Thanks for stopping by to check out my first page. I can't wait to see what you create next!

Missusg said...

send lots of positive thoughts your families way!! and i love your page.. so very bright and colourful!!

Sarah Lou said...

beautiful family photos!!!

Sending more love your mums way.

Adore the positive message journal page!!

Marelize said...

I just love how positive you are Mandy and I love your beautiful bright artwork. The pics of your kids are gorgeous too. :)
So sorry to hear about your mum. A friend of ours was diagnosed with lymphoma 2 years ago and he is doing great now. :) I pray for the same positive outcome for your mum. xx

Geri Centonze said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope the treatment goes well for her. My sister in law is having her last chemotherapy for breast cancer this week...these times are tough for families. On a completely different note, I do love your poster - it encouraged me!

Helen Campbell said...

What a wonderfully positive journal page. You can do this... All is well. I'm keeping your mom and your family in my prayers.

Sunshineshelle said...

Mandy - great sentiment & bright fun artwork! I hope your mom is OK & if needed all treatment is successful. Also, you have a beautiful family these are such sweet loving shots - hugs to you all x

Netty said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum and am sure when she sees your painting it will help her. Thank you for sharing the great photos. Hugs. Happy PPF, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Don't they look cute! :) And that's a great phrase to celebrate in an art journal. :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Very positive, inspiring and bright! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Christine said...

Prayers for you mom.

Love your encouraging words, very positive art to live by!

wednesday said...

Your mom is so lucky to have a woman with your positivity and strength on her side. Here's hoping her recovery goes smoothly.

Love that bright cheerful painting!

Anne said...

Love the bright, positive feeling of your art work. Good job!
I wish your mom well and your kids are the cutest! <3

Nora CG said...

Great positive post and love your page!!. Best wishes for your mom!

Faye said...

Mandy, what a bright and beautiful piece! I love the encouraging words. Mandy I can only leave a comment using my blogspot ID, which leads to my blogspot blog and not to my Wordpress where my PPF is. Please consider opening up your comments to Name/URL. Faye

Alicia C said...

great great message - the colors reinforce it. Wishing you all the best

BlackPumpkin said...

Love the message. Great job!

Nicola said...

Hi Mandy, I'm sorry to hear about your mum,I wish you both all the best and I'm sure you will both get through this. I love your positive beautiful piece!

I was just looking through some of your previous posts and I really do love your work, especially those paintings with the girls without features, you have some how managed to created wonderful feelings without using any expressions!!! Brilliant!!!

Your photos of your kids are lovely too, my babies are back to school next week too they are so excited!!! :0)

Take care Mandy xoxoxo

EVA said...

Great inspiration page! I hope your mother will be okay. Sending positive thoughts your way!

Anne said...

My thoughts are with you and your mom. Great inspiration piece - keep the good thoughts always. Greater things are wrought by prayer...

Debbie said...

I like your message and the pretty colors you used in your piece. So sorry to hear about your mother. I will keep her in my prayers. You're pretty amazing to do all that you do!!

Elisa said...

Mandy, I pray for your mom's speedy recovery. What a powerful message. Certainly positive thought is the way to go in our lives. Keep fighting and keep going. You can do this! Lovely family of yours!

Carol L McK said...

Mandy ~ Wonderfully creative and colorful ~ well done ~ thoughts and prayers for your Mom, You and your family ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

What a colorful and happy page. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Happy PPF!

Beadwright said...

I am so sorry to hear this news about your mom. I will keep a candle going.
And yes, YOU CAN DO IT!
Nicole/Beadwright

Jenny said...

Oh Mandy, sending love to your mum... and to you :))
I love your layout... and the 'You Can Do This'... so true and life affirming...
Wow... you are so busy with homeschooling as well... just wonderful that you still find some art time...
And I just LOVE the pics of your gorgeous family...

take care...
BIG hugs...
Jenny x

Geckostone said...

What great family pics and wonderful sentiment!!! Your painting is spectacular and enlightening!

Kristin said...

Mandy, I am so sorry that your Mom is struggling - your piece will hopefully bring her some smiles - I LOVE the bright, cheery feel of it.
Good luck with school and much love to you all, xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

oh so cute Mandy!!! And you know what I really love> Seeing pics of your chicks! Look how grown up the twins are, and so now you have two totally grown up??? I just think you are awesome sauce, and thank you for your encouraging messages about motherhood!

Love love love you!!!

Renee! said...

You can do it! Just stopping by to say hello and share some PPF love!
Renee
xoxo
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

A beautiful and encouraging piece of art. Many prayers for your Mum.

Kristin said...

How is your Mom sweet Mandy? I hope you are well and thank you so much for always being so kind and supportive. You are a special Mama and woman! xoxo

lexie said...

Our babies grow up way too quick I sometimes wish mine were little again things seemed a lot simpler then. Love your latest piece of art bright and cheerful. Sorry to hear about your mum will light a candle for her at Church on Wednesday and keep her in my prayers
Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog I find them encouraging and inspiring....take care...sending lots of love your way...oxo

Kristin said...

Thank you!
I love Valentine's - such a great excuse to be mushy.
I will be thinking of you this week and hoping you are all well, xoxo

E Makes Art said...

Hi Mandy! Just thinking about you. How is your mom doing now? Is she going through treatment? I'll keep you all in my prayers.
Your children are beautiful! And I love this art piece, so very inspiring!! I think I need to write that out and pin it up to read when I need it!

xoE

Joanna said...

Im sorry I havn't been keeping up with you Mandy!

Your mom will be in my continued thoughts and prayers xo

What a wonderful piece...your saying has such strong emotion, works perfectly with the colors you choose!!

Tons of xoxo till next time :) joanna

Kristin said...

Thank you sweet Mama!!! I hope everyone is doing well at home - did you find a pocket journal yet, lol! xoxoxo