Thursday, January 12, 2012

Queen Bee and Paint Party Friday


This Sunday was my niece Liz's Baby Shower and I wanted to make something special for her baby.  So I did this mixed media piece. (don't have a picture of it frame)

 Liz and Josh own a apple farm and they have  real bee's on there farm. They have the bee boxes and someone comes and tends to them. Very cool.  Well anyway our (you notice how I say our)  new baby is going to be the Queen Bee. 

I wrote on the back how much I love her already even though I haven't met her yet.  She is going to have 2 wonderful parents to romp around the woods. I know she will be a wonderful free spirit like the rest of our family. Makes me cry thinking about it. 

Oh and I wish I had pictures (maybe I can get some for next week post) My sister made a Tutu with a tool belt attached to the tutu. (Josh is a contractor) So adorable.
Josh say's no Fru Fru girl for him.  So we tease him that she will be a contractor with a TuTu tool belt. 

Liz and Josh and Baby Mc

People always want to know how I can let go of my pieces.  But this is a perfect example of why I do.  Liz had a mound of presents that she was opening. And when she got to my present to her and she opened it up.  She burst out crying.  The feeling I get from that is so much greater then holding on to a painting. This way I know that baby is going to wake up in the morning and see my painting in her room and give her a little sparkle of joy to start her day.  And that gives me so much more satisfaction then just having it sit in my art room.  I can't wait to meet her.

Go visit all the wonderful artist!

Think about what you can do today to add some joy into someone else's life. If everyone would just do one thing each day to brighten someone elses world.  Wow.... what a great world this would be.

35 comments :

Geri Centonze said...

You can't get a better reaction than the one you got - the piece is wonderful - Happy PPF

RobanStudio said...

I agree, giving is what it is all about. Your Queen Bee piece is wonderful! Congrats to the new parents to bee.

Netty said...

Such a wonderful and special gift, am sure it will be treasured. Happy PPF, x

FLO said...

All your paintings are really beautiful Heather :)

Bren said...

I love this post, it's full of love and things that matter, our families. Seeing people light up, or tear up is the best feeling and makes it very easy to let the pieces go.

art2cee2 said...

Oh, what a sweet painting. I am sure it will be treasured for years after the "Queen Bee" arrives! :-)

SHERI C said...

I love your post this week.
The painting is beautiful and will be treasured for a long time to come. Blessings to you and your family Heather.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful creation and I agree it is so delightful to give your work away and share with others ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Fallingladies said...

Love your style, plus always love anything to do with bees!

Gloria said...

Totally agree on sharing. I like Queen Been. I'm sure it will bring "sparkles of joy" to the little queen bee when she is here. Very nice post.

Daniele Valois said...

Fantastic!!!

NatashaMay said...

So cute! Congrats to the parents. :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

What a fabulous gift, you family sounds like it has a beautiful closeness! Your mixed media work is just delightful! ~Happy Paint Party Friday #2 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

La Abela said...

A baby is always more important than anything else, and your work will endure and will grow on behind him. Saludos

carlarey said...

What an incredible gift. I know exactly what you mean about imagining your niece and her baby looking at that painting every day, and how much a part of her childhood memories it will be.

Christine said...

That's a wonderful gift! Well done, Heather.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh what a perfect gift! I agree with your sentiment about letting go of your work. The painting is beautiful and full of love; you can see that. Gorgeous work, Heather! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

I love this post and could completely identify with what you wrote...I remember knitting and crocheting for my little nephew before he was born and loving him before he was born. We still have a special bond. :)
Thank you for bringing back those wonderful memories for me (from 8 years ago).

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

WrightStuff said...

How lovely that you have been able to give such a meaningful gift. It is stunning.

Lydia said...

What a beautiful present, I love that there was so much meaning behind the picture, I love your works!

Mandy said...

Oh..i love this so much...its s wonderful blog post..made me smile the whole time...xxx

Margaret said...

Wow. You have one lucky niece.

Carola Bartz said...

I would love to see that tool belt tutu!! What a great and wonderful idea!
I like your mixed media painting of Queen Bee - that girl not only will have great parents but a wonderful grandma as well. Lucky her!!!

*jean* said...

amazing painting!! happy PPF!

Kristin Dudish said...

You are such a light - you put so much joy out into the world!

This is such a beautifully thoughtful gift - I can understand why your niece was so moved :)

xo
Kristin

Melisa said...

Aw, this is so pretty and so sweet and I know your new little Queen Bee will love it, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I found you from Creative Every Day and fell in love with your art. It is lovely, and I agree that giving your art away, especially when it has such personal meaning, is what it's all about.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Your artwork is beautiful, and this is a wonderful gift that I'm sure will be treasured for many years to come.

Carolyn Dube said...

Your new little one will treasure that painting as much as her mother does! It is beautiful and filled with love.

Nicola said...

Hi Heather, what a wonderful thoughtful gift!! Beautiful painting! I really love how you incorporate the different patterned papers into your work, it flows so well!!! I'm sure the whole family will treasure this gift forever :0) xoxoxo

pauline said...

what a beautiful gift! Your artwork is fantastic.
So glad i found you (via CED)
thanks for sharing. xoxox

Carol said...

Great painting and I hope you do get a picture of that TuTu posted.....I'm dieing to see it :0)

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous story and painting! And what a wonderful reaction you got from your special gift - I can see why - it is absolutely gorgeous and I know that new Queen Bee with love it too, xo

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is such a great gift and you are just about Aunt of the year I am sure.... I loved your flourish piece in the last post as well... really beautiful.... you are going to have an incredible year if these two posts are anything to go by!!!

Theresa said...

Ah, so beautiful and heartfelt. xo sorry I am late from last week.