Thursday, March 1, 2012

FOREVER AND EVER


It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.

~ Jimmy Carter ~

I started to do a step by step progression of this painting but I got so into it that I forgot and just stopped taking pictures. I used all kinds of good stuff on this one, including molding paste.  One of these days I am going to have to do a video. Nelly bought me a new video camera for Christmas.
So I think she is telling me something.

Everyone please visit Paint Party Friday and check out all the talented artist.
Thanks Kristin and Eva!!
And everyone have a wonderful week!!!
xxxooo

38 comments :

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Forever and ever is lovely but Inner stillness is just gorgeous... love the tonal work in the face... have a great week...xx

Helen Campbell said...

This is lovely! I do the same with step by step... start and them forget during the middle. :)
Happy PPF!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work! Valerie

Robin Panzer Art said...

I really like everything about this piece! Happy Paint Party Friday! #20 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

FLO said...

I love this painting. Happy PPF!
Flo
http://lartenciel.blogspot.com/

Catherine... said...

Heather this is gorgeous...love all the texture and colours... :)

Carolyn Dube said...

Love it! The details really make a difference- the lines on the rays of the sun, the texture, the layers. The music in the sky is fabulous.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Such lovely colours. Your skin colours are great. Gorgeous picture.

Kokopelli said...

So cute!

carlarey said...

Beautiful, and whimsical. Love her stripey stockings.
Seeing a video of you creating one of these pieces would be great.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Heather ~ love your art work ~ your style is delightful, fun and joyful ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^ ~

Debbie said...

Very sweet. I always love music in collage. The quotation is so nice, too.

EVA said...

Charming! Love all the little touches and patterns.

(Tell Nelly we miss her...)

KAT said...

very sweet
-KAT-

Mother of twenty daughters said...

How cute,so very!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful, Heather!
Love her wings and the music in the background!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

pauline said...

Heather, you are a genius with colour and texture. :-)
I love her face... Happy PPF! xoxo

Jill said...

She is fab! I really like the rock wall. I'm always amazed at people who do step by steps - I love looking at them but always think it takes a lot of self control to do it! Happy PPF!

MollyGirl said...

beautiful detail in this piece. and i love the quote!

Nordljus said...

She's lovely, and I like all the textures and colours you used here. Happy PPF!

Netty said...

This is definitely a feel good painting, love it. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Daniele Valois said...

I like her very much!!!

Ginny said...

I love this painting. She is so pretty and all of your details are amazing.

Hybrid J said...

What a cute girl ... love those socks!

Ayala Art said...

So adorable! I like your little girl and her wings

Ellie said...

This piece is just gorgeous! I love her, she looks so innocent

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Heather, i am so in love with this piece!! She is really beautiful!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Sabina said...

Love the details on the girl's wings and the sun. Looks like a steampunk fairytale.

Anne said...

Love this cute and charming collage, great work! <3

Renee! said...

Haha... I can so relate to forgetting to take step by step pics because I'm having too much fun! I love this piece! Hope you have a fabulous week and happy painting!
Renee
PPF
xoxo

adrienne trafford said...

I love this - it's adorable! and i believe we are from the same town!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So pretty! Such a delicious amount of textures and details.

Annabelle said...

Beautiful work Heather. Like all the textures and colours you've used in this piece.Love the music in the sky ...nice touch.

Anne said...

She's lovely! I can see how you got caught up in creating and couldn't stop!

Beadwright said...

This is so cute and with lots of life and character
Nicole/Beadwright

curlysusieQ said...

I this pieces, especially her face and wings. Thanks for visiting my blog and your encouraging words.

Susan

Victoria said...

I love her..she is totally sublime Heather..it is such fun looking at all of your beautiful posts..such a treasure trove and beauty and magic!
victoria

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

so beautiful! Love all the elements of the piece. Great quote too!