Thursday, May 24, 2012


You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus Finch to daughter Scout, Chapter 3.
Nelle Harper Lee

My mother handed this book to me when I was 12. It changed my life forever. It was so insightful. I was Scout.
I found out I could get lost in a book. 
That I could learn important lessons within those pages. 
I found my love for reading. 
Life changing!
I later named 
My daughter Nelly Lee

Family Photo from New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce.
So proud of Isaac!

Went to see my 2 favorite boys this week playing the games they love!

Jake 13 

Sammy 9
(And new braces Ouch!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend .  Be safe!
I am going to the beach for a long weekend with the family!

Don't forget to visit Paint Party Friday!
See all the pretty paintings!!



Shonna said...

I also love that book!! I didn't know you named Nellie after the author. Have a great time this weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely inspiration for your daughters name.
such a wonderful piece of art.

Mandy said...

enjoy your weekend...that;s my hubbys fav book...oh and your girl...SHE ROCKS!!!!!xxx

Catherine Denton said...

Beautiful girl and I love seeing words alongside. Wonderful!
Catherine Denton

Helen Campbell said...

Wonderful painting... so much texture! I loved that book also, may need to read it again. Happy PPF!

Lynn said...

What a collage! Could be on cloth as well as paper. So nicely done. HPPF and good luck at the games too!

Ginny said...

It has been a long time since I have read that book.
Your girl is very interesting. I love all of the colors and textures. A long weekend at the beach sounds great. Have fun.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Love the dynamic colors and movement in this piece! Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

i really like this piece, so different from your beautiful ladies but still very definitely you!

Netty said...

Loving your mixed media piece with all its wonderful layers. Happy PPF, Annette x

craftattack said...

Great piece, so different! Valerie

Elisa Choi said...

I have read the book too and i love it very much! a great classic! What a lovely art, Heather.. so colorful and lively. Beautiful photos of your loved ones. Have a great weekend!

Hybrid J said...

Lovely mixed media work, so vibrant!

SHERI C said...

Your art this week is engaging and captivating. Love it!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I have been mia for awhile and hadn't seen your new header for your love love her! Beautiful post...I must get the book and re-read it now!
Happy safe weekend to you and your family as well.
cheers, dana

Clare said...

Yes - what a great book the MockingBird is - I had the privilege of reading it to my English class when I taught high school. I love your art work - it has many elements to uncover.

Faye said...

I also loved that book, Heather. Your illustration is a great painting, lots of beautiful colors. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning, Heather. Have a great weekend.

Denise Mulligan said...

Lovely piece Heather. I love that book as well and love to immerse myself in all kinds of books. I think that is my all time favorite.

Ayala Art said...

Great pictures, have fun at the beach! And very nice art/quote ♥

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

So true.. books can be life changing and hold such wonderful information for us. Happy PPF

Anne said...

Exciting and bold, really like your work!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Phantom loved To Kill A Mockingbird and when she told me that I knew she was my kid and hadn't been swapped at the hospital.... it is a right of passage I think to read it and I always as a touch suspicious and wary of people who haven't read it!!! Love the pic this week... it is very strong and so beautifully rendered...xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation and Love the book To Kill A Mockingbird ~ Movie is awesome also ~ lovely family ~ enjoy ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Molly said...

That is one of my favorite books of all time.

Your painting is lovely-- as is your family!

Giggles said...

Wonderfully true quote!! Love the whimsical fun art, great colors, wonderful kids!! Enjoy the weekend!!

Hugs Giggles

Nora CG said...

Beautiful paint. Very unique!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love "To Kill A Mockingbird!"
Another wonderful painting, Heather, and delightful story of naming your daughter.
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Melisa said...

Love your collage/painting! I have one of those papers. I was forced to read that book in school, where we then had to completely dissect it, which takes all the joy out of a book for me. I don't want to try to figure out what the author really meant by every little thing, I just want to read the book. Maybe I should read it again now, just for the pleasure of reading.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a great new piece and love all of your photos too!!! hope you have a super long weekend!!!

pauline said...

Heather, i had a lot of catching up to do here on your blog... i LOVE LOVE this one. And for the record, i think we ALL thought we were Scout. :-) I surely did.
All of your work is absolutely stunning. You're a master with color combinations. Wonderful words too... xoxo