Friday, August 4, 2017

Paint Party Friday and 52 Week Illustration Challenge

This week I have been very busy. I haven't had a whole lot of time to get onto anything crafty, but I did get to draw and paint.

I have been so sick and still not great...a tad over it...

Anyway...the prompt this week was "tools" and immediately I thought of a beautiful time when Jacob went up the ladder and Raymond helped him fix the fence. I still may draw that one, but I then immediately thought is a baby and the hammer squeaky toy, which I drew and painted, but not as overly happy with it as I wanted to be, so I did another. The favourite one I did was of two sisters and one was doing the others hair. Tools being the tools of the trade for hair dressing.

Growing up in a family with 4 sisters and mum, we were always doing each other's hair, and now, miss Jess is a hairdresser, so it was really an obvious choice.










I was happy to see that my last weeks painting, home, was selected to be on the page owners blog, however, she does state, these are not necessarily the best, lol, but, I know they are not great, but the goal is to get better, and to create pieces that mean something to me and hopefully pull on a heartstrings of others.

I promise I will have some craftiness to share along with my illustration.

Thank you to all those who visit from paint party Friday. Your visit and kind words are greatly appreciated. I always love to look at everyone elses work as well.

Until next time
Happy weekend
Mandy
xxx

21 comments:

Clare Lloyd said...

Super illustrations

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful illustrations, hope you soon feel better. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Giggles said...

Mandy I love your precious illustrations, especially the little hairdressers. As a child of a hairdresser I was always fiddling with hair as a kid! Hope you feel better soon..

Hugs Giggles

sirkkis said...

So sweet!
Happy PPF xx

geistige_Schritte said...

that is so sweet illustrations, i love this Art!
Happy weekend
Elke

Indira said...

Charming illustrations! Hope you feel completely better soon.

NatashaMay said...

What sweet illustrations! :) Love the pigtails. :)

Faye said...

Hope you are feeling much better now. Your art is so precious. I love the one of the sisters fixing their hair. I had as many females in my house growing up as you did and we also "styled" each other's hair.

Christine said...

I love both your pieces today Mandy!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh love both of these sweet illustrations ~ and so well done ~ for PPF ^_^

Sandee Setliff said...

Super job and what fun to see your work featured!

SLScheibe said...

So cute! These little illustrations and so wonderful and fun. I love the hair one. Reminds me of my and my sister. We did the same thing :)

Linda Calverley said...

Love the top one of the girls.

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

The illustrations are super cute... that hairdressing one is a standout... you have a lovely style...

Abigail Davidson said...

Sweet illustrations!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

First I hope you are feeling much better. Lovely art as always.

Margik said...

Hi Mandy! Both illustrations are really beautiful, but the two sisters is also so fun!
Hope you feel better soon.
Mar :)

stefanie stark said...

Oh your illustrations are so cute! I love the two sisters, the have such a lovely expression as well as the little one in blue and I hope you feel better soon!

Jean said...

THese are just delightful! Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, these are so sweet. I especially love the sisters.

NatureFootstep said...

my favorite of the two is the hairdresser. Love it!