Friday, January 6, 2012

Paint Party Friday.....how about a classy bird!


Happy Friday Everyone.....I am sharing this bird piece with you all even though I am not too thrilled with the way it turned out....I will have to work on a new one till I get it right....I am sharing this with all of my friends over at PPF this week and can't wait to see what everyone has been working on!!!

I am having a wonderful week....this year is going to be all about me....One night over dinner we were all talking and I said it out loud....this year will be all about me....It was quite funny ....the first thing my husband said to me was...."Isn't every year about you" lol......

I am going to take a lot of time to focus on me and the things that I love....I find sometimes as Moms and Wives we get too wrapped up in taking care of everyone else...so I am deciding to take care of me for a change.....

Happy Friday Everyone....and Happy Creating!!!!

38 comments:

Heather said...

Happy New Year Diana! I think your bird is really cute! I know what you mean about this year being about Me. It is so hard sometime to take the time for yourself. Sometimes you just have to go for it. Even if the people in your life don't like it so much.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I know I would get the same reaction if I made a statement like that... I am doing the sneaky about me thing... if they don't know about it they won't grumble and groan... fingers crossed it works... this is a lovely piece but I am sure you will make it into something beyond special!!!

squidwrite said...

I like your classy little bird! I think I know what you mean too, I'm trying myself to have more all about me moments- I've learned that when it's not about me at all I'm not the happiest me that I can be. Came over from PPF. :)

Pointy Pix said...

i laughed as i imagined you saying that-wonderful! i'm not a mum and am lucky that other than working full time and making sure i spend quality time with my fur babies, i have time to spend on art but still things seem to get in the way so i can imagine that having a little person's needs to attend to would distract you even more! i love this wee bird and am not sure what you don't like about it!

Nicola said...

Hi Diana!!

Happy New Year!! I love your new years resolution! I know exactly what you mean though! This year I'm kinda thinking that way too. My youngest starts full time school and so I'm thinking it's time that I did something new (besides our business). So I'm going to do some art study, I'm hoping to do cartooning or illustration to help with my art! I really like your bird!!! Love that little hat!!!
xxx

BlackPumpkin said...

Good goal for 2012, Diana!
And a lovely bird!!

Netty said...

Happy New Year Diana. Loving your classy bird, especially the great hat... Happy PPF and have a great weekend, Annette x

NatashaMay said...

The bird is fantastic! The shadows really makes it dimensional. Happy new year! And keep working n "me" part. :)

carlarey said...

I think your bird is so cute, a very dapper little gent.
I know what you mean about forgetting to take care of yourself. Hope your Me plans go well.

laurie said...

your bird is beautiful, I can't see how you could improve on it, I think its great to take time for you, we don't do this enough.

WrightStuff said...

Very classy indeed. Have a great year and yes, focus on YOU!

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

I think it's a cute little bird! Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Happy New Year, Diana!
Your classy bird is FANTASTIC!
Love the contrast with the black shadows. Really makes your other colors pop.

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Phoenix Peacock said...

fabulous top hat

Heather said...

so pretty!

I am totally with you - as moms and wives, friends and daughters, we get caught up in taking care of everyone but US! I agree....(my husband always says that, too!)

happy weekend!
xo

JKW said...

Me too, I always hate what I do but put it away for awhile and bring it out and it's 'who painted that' besides everyone else loves it.
This is adorable.
My word for 2012 is Happenstance, God showing me that this is meant to be, I have to Pay Attention. Blessings, Janet PPF

hastingshall2 said...

That really is a classy bird, Diana, and as cute as can be.
Faye

Megan said...

I love your little bluebird & the shadow effect you used :) I am totally with you... if I don't make time for myself through the day, I feel very drained. Sometimes I have to get up very early, or stay up late to get time in for myself, but it's always worth it :)

La Abela said...

Happy day of Kings, in Spain today, everyone receives anonymous gifts, yours is precious, Xo

Ayala Art said...

Happy New Year and PPF, is that a Quetzal?

EVA said...

A wonderful bird Diana! (Not sure what you don't like about it...)

Good for you - self-care is so important! i look forward hearing more about YOUR year!

Sophia said...

hahaha chuckling at your dinner conversation but I so know what you mean. I let so many goals for myself slip on by and want to have a better focus and stronger discipline this year. :)

Your classy bird is great! LOVE the depth of blue, along with the top hat. Hugs

Daniele Valois said...

oh this is a classy bird, indeed! love him!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation ~ Looks like a New Year's Eve celebrator! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

SHERI C said...

As a fellow mom and wife I totally embrace your desire for an ALL ABOUT ME in 2012! Go for it!!!
Your bird looks great too.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Carol said...

I'm loven' your birdie!!!!

Geckostone said...

I love your little top hat classy bird with his little cane tucked uner his wing! Does he tap dance with the best of em? Adorable!!!! I think I will tell Jeff its all about me this year too, lol, love it!!!! Deb

Kristin Dudish said...

Cheers to YOU! Hooray!!!
Your bird is very dapper :)

xo
Kristin

Denni said...

Good for You Diana! You deserve to have your life be about you....hehe.
The bird in the top hat is a very fancy guy, perfect for the new year!

Belinda Carson said...

I think your piece is very nice! I like the way it looks like it's popping off the page!
Happy New Year!

ger chouinard said...

LOVE your Classy Bird even down to the cuff link! We are so critical of our work ... I think he's perfect! Off to visit your bunnies in your Etsy shop! Happy PPF on Saturday!

Laura said...

Hi Diana! Lovely bird - and I agree, women need to put themselves first more often!! :> Wishing you a most creative 2012 & happy PPF!

Beadwright said...

A "Me" year. I like that. I also like your birdie.
Nicole/Beadwright

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

What a beautiful year it will be!! I am looking forward to reading about the "you" year. :)

Mandy said...

hny...i love your little birdie and i love your husbands response...lol...so true...but there are years about me and years about ME,,,if that makes sense....i don't think this year will be about ME but thats okay...maybe next year...lol...take care...xxx

Geri Centonze said...

How funny - I really like the bird and the effect with the black shadowing...also, your husband's retort gave me a chuckle!

Gloria said...

I can't imagine what you would change on your bird,Diana, it is really wonderful. Wishing you an "all about you" creative year!

KAT said...

this guy makes me think of "Putting on the Ritz " song from Young Frankenstein

he is very dapper

I like it a lot in fact
He is so whimsical

You are so right about us moms
we need to take care of ourselves We need a little pampering too !

- KAT-

 
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