Friday, October 7, 2011

Paint Party Friday....The Ballerina Mommy.....La maman de ballerine



I have no idea where the time goes...Friday already...wow...the week has flown by right before my very eyes. I always look forward to Fridays for several reasons....besides the obvious start to the weekend which I always love as I get to spend more time with my family and friends.....but also because I take a moment on Fridays to think about all of the things I have accomplished during the past week and think about what I would have done differently or changed if I could....and I take that all in and make plans for my up-coming week....it is all about learning for me....and I always take a moment every day to be thankful for all of the amazing things in my life....and by "things" I don't necessarily mean inanimate objects or material things....I mean things like being a Mommy....my amazing family.....taking care of my family....my health....being a full time illustrator and author....teaching art to children....these are the things that truly fill the soul with happiness....these are the things I am most grateful for.....

so in light of one of my most favorite "things" ...being a Mommy...Today, I share with you a piece I created for a special dancing Mom and her little wee baby....a piece that I hope will be cherished forever....This piece is titled ...."The Ballerina Mommy" or in my virtual Paris Studio.... 
La Maman de Ballerine....

I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday....I wish you all the best today and during the weekend....We have an extra long weekend here in Canada....as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our Family and friends....so more reasons to be thankful and grateful....

As I bid you adieu I just want to ask what are you Grateful for today?

Hugs
Diana

and P.S.

pop back Saturday to share something sweet with us....it can be anything....art, food, photos, you name it...

42 comments:

art2cee2 said...

This is just beautiful!

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Crystal!!!

Heather said...

Love this Diana!

Ayala Art said...

What a cute paining! I enjoyed your post very much, and happy Thanksgiving!!!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! This is amazing.. I am hoping to do faces that well some day!!

Jenn Girl said...

Very Pretty

Catherine Denton said...

I'm grateful for the gorgeous Fall weather we're having here. Happy PPF!
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RobanStudio said...

Happy Thanksgiving Diana! I love your little ballerina mommy! Happy PPF! :-)

filelalaine said...

That's one good looking momma!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I'm grateful it is friday and the end to a VERY intense work week. I'm also grateful some of my clients seem to be in a better spot this week and I hope they continue to show so much progress in the weeks ahead!

Pointy Pix said...

what a lovely illustration. your post is so positive and makes me very aware of how despondent I've been feeling recently, mostly because of things over which I have no control but which seem to be affecting my ability to achieve the life I dream of. however, in a bid to appreciate what I do have, I'm thankful for the most amazing husband and the love we share and the simple pleasure of snuggling up together on the sofa with our dogs (my children!) thanks for the reminder to be grateful! Happy thanksgiving to you.

Jackie said...

It's beautiful - I love the soft colours you have used.

Magpie said...

I love the textures and patterns, the soft colors too!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Such sweet memories this brings me! Yesterday, I was at a ceremony for my oldest's pre-graduation from high school and all I could think of was moment like this- that's what I'm grateful for- that I have so many memories like that of my children.
Thanks for that!

Lesley said...

This is lovely. I have so enjoyed looking at your amazing illustrations.
It's my first week at PPF so am enjoying visiting so many talented artists.

Steph said...

that's a beautiful painting, Diana. HAppy PPF!!!

EVA said...

She is beautiful Diana! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

What a great way to frame your Fridays. Today, I am grateful for you and all the friends we have made and the art we have seen thru PPF.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Very sweet and charming. Such a thoughtful post as well, many times it can be easy to forget about the special "things" in our lives that should have our gratitude.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Lisa

NatashaMay said...

That is beautifully said, Diana. And ballerina mommy is precious. Today I'm thankfull for my warm and dry sweet home. It's raining like crazy and I had to go to the city. I don't need to mention I got wet every time I stepped out of the car and to top it all I stepped in a puddle as well so I had to go around my business with a wet foot. Not fun.

mentalmulch said...

Oh she is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Just wonderful! Love your artstyle ~ and Happy Thanksgiving to you ~ thanks ~Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

Melisa said...

How pretty! I think she looks a bit like you, actually. :) I'm sure the mommy recipient will love it.

carlarey said...

This is so beautiful and sweet. I know it will be cherished by your friend.

Thanks for reminding us all how much we have to be grateful for.

KAT said...

so sweet diana. I love it ! I bet the mum loved it also. what a treasure for sure. The little babies always touch our hearts. Happy Thanksgiving (here in Ohio USA my son gets monday off we call it Columbus day. Funny...Have a good weekend holiday..My son Joe may be visiting Canada soon (job interview) He is so excited ! Canada is beautiful.

hastingshall2 said...

Diana, your post is so positive and brightening. I love the ballerina mama. Happy Thanksgiving.

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful piece Diana...very creative and touching! Great post...I'm grateful for the opportunity to connect with so many amazing and wonderful artists. Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

Christine said...

This is so precious, she is sure to treasure it!

WrightStuff said...

What a lovely post Diana. It made me feel all warm inside :)

Megan said...

Beautiful post and artwork... I too am grateful to be a mommy, and am so thankful that my sister-in-law will get to be one too! She & her husband have been trying for several years now, and I just saw their ultrasound pictures... a true blessing :)

Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

So lovely!
Your work is inspiring each week!

I am grateful for my husband, dog, and art!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

Gloria said...

Hi Diana. I love your painting. Very very nice. I'm grateful for just being alive and breathing in the new Fall air. :)) Have a great weekend.

SHERI C said...

Enjoyed your post this week and the work is lovely too. Happy PPF!

Yvonne said...

Lovely painting. Such detail work.

- T.W - said...

Beautiful work indeed!
Love the look of the skirt being a bit transparent, and all the cool patterns and textures in this piece~

// - T.W -

Geckostone said...

What a sweet ,precious painting, I love it!!! I am really thankful today because our supervisor who we all love came back to work this week after having a heart attack on Labor Day weekend. He's doing fine but a scare like this reminds me of how fragile we are and how precious life is! Don't hesitate to do and be what you love NOW!!!Deb

Mandy said...

hi there...this is beautiful...i love nurturing images and this depicts perfectly that serene feeling you get when holding your baba...so beautiful...thankyou...xxx

Manon said...

lovely Diane!!!

Heather said...

this is very sweet.

Carol said...

So very sweet!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Great blog... I really love illustration and find your work really inspiring. So glad I stopped by PPF to link up with it. Trace xx

creatingme said...

this is so sweet, and your post!

Hybrid J said...

What a sweet image ... wonderful!

 
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