Thursday, July 26, 2012

Double Rainbow and Birds


So sorry everyone for not being around much in the past 3 weeks.  We have been dealing with some real crappy life issues.  The kind you think you are prepared for but let me tell you " You are never prepared".  If you have ever gone through a parents illness you will know what I am talking about.  I have been in quite a slump.  

 We did  go to the beach with Heidi, Nelly and the boys.  That was beautiful. It rained almost everyday but that doesn't matter when I can look out at that ocean. It never ceases to amaze me. I will never get tired of that view and feeling the awesomeness(I do not say that word lightly).  Sunrise on the beach and Sunsets on the Bay. We even had a double rainbow.  It was so beautiful. I have never seen one that I could see end to end. Steve and I both looked at each other and started to cry. We talked about how lucky we are and how beautiful life is. (I did see a double rainbow over Target one time, Hmmm Do you think that is where the Pot of Gold Is????)



I did manage to get some work done. 
I have started some bird paintings. Not quite finished. 
Still need to add some details


I found this Old Self Help Book that I pulled out the pages for the wings.


Still a work in progress


I did one of these before in my Circle Journal. I decided I needed to make a painting. 


Just having fun with birds


I almost think I should name them. 


Like Huey, Dewy and Louie????


Hope to see you soon. So sorry I was away so long. 

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33 comments :

Robin Panzer Art said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope things get easier soon. I love,love, love your stacked bird trio, it's just adorable! Happy PPF! #7 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Alicia C said...

what beautiful birds! In particular like the idea of a self help page (a lot with good and uplifting words) as representing wings to maybe help you stay afloat during a difficult time. my heart goes out to you & your family

Lynn said...

wishing the parent illness is something that will heal and all will be well again soon...yes, not fun at all, difficult and sad.

Lovely that you two could see the rainbows and appreciate the goodness of life as well.

I enjoy seeing your colorful style of collage and paintings! HPPF!

Helen Campbell said...

I love your birds. It's good to take time for you amid the stress of life issues. It's difficult when our family members are ill. Wishing you rainbows and peace.

Ayala Art said...

So sorry to hear you are going through that... we just had my MIL pass away and it is terrible. No, we are never ready.
Anyway, good to see your art, beautiful!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work and photos. Sorry you have had a lot of troubles, and hope things are soon better! Valerie

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your WIP bird - the eye is particularly captivating.
Rinda

Pointy Pix said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've been going through difficult times. I guess it's one of those things we all try to disconnect from until it happens which it inevitably will at some point.
Your photos are beautiful - that pink sunrise (set?) is gorgeous as is the double rainbow -mother nature really does come up trumps with her beauty!
As for your bird paintings - these are stunning. You know how much I love your style of work anyway and these are no exception!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Sending feel good vibes ~~~ your way.
Stay inspired!

Giggles said...

I think Huey, Dewy and Louie is perfect for your beautiful birds!! So fun!! So sorry about your parent. No parent ever wants to burden their child but sometimes it happens. I was never prepared for any of it!!Sending you love and light in hopes you will find more double rainbows and a pot of gold!!

Hugs Giggles

soulbrush said...

Parents and illnesses are just so hard to cope with. Lovely to see your happy boidies!

carlarey said...

Sorry to hear that you are dealing with trouble just now. I hope things get better soon, and I am glad to see you got to relax and find some inspiration at the beach. Love the birds.

Gloria said...

Love all your birds, great work. Sorry about the heartaches you are having right now. I know the feeling. Hope things brighten up a bit for you. You've brightened my day with your beautiful birds. Take care and wishing you and yours the best.

Gabrielle Fabian said...

I love your bird paintings, Heather, such happy colors and creatures!! My light and love go out to you and yours as you navigate these difficult paths.
xo
Gaye

Becca said...

Love the birds Heather! I was wondering about you...sorry to hear of your troubles. Isn't it amazing how nature/the ocean and sky can make you feel? Wishing peace for you.

Carolyn Dube said...

Sorry to hear about the challenges you are having- that is a rough one I am too familiar with. The ocean is a magical place for me too. Those birds- wow! I love the details in them and their style!! happy ppf

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Good to have you back ~ ocean viewing can be so healing and your birds are delightful and so well done ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wonderful images, Heather!
Sending prayers and positive energy your way.
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

peggy gatto said...

Delightful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am presently working on some birds out of paper designs to decoupage on a small table for my FIRST granddaughter. You have inspired me!!!

Christine said...

beautiful photos and birds! Hope things will be better soon!

Debbie said...

so sorry to hear about your family and hope things are better soon! I'm loving the birds you painted!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

So happy you are back and sorry for your troubles... fingers crossed everyone is now well and that you will get a break...the paintings are looking awesome though...xx

Gloria said...

I am sorry to hear of your sadness. Your birds are wonderful. I love their curly tails, the collage at the beginning is great! How about a bird naming contest with one bird card/whatever as a prize? I guess it would be hard to decide on only one name?? Well, the basic idea is something to think about!

Karen Smithey said...

So sorry to hear of your troubles. Parent issues are hard--I just lost my dad this last Christmas, and it's still hard every day.

Love the colors on all your birds--

Susan said...

Your stacked birds are amazing...so creative. I love the color. So sorry for your difficult time but am glad you have snippets of "you" time to cope. Prayers to you and your family.

Sabina said...

You needn't apologize for having a life, not to mention real life problems. Personally I think it's creepy when people feel the need to constantly update rather than focus on things that don't involve a computer. And I'm sorry to hear about your ill parent.

I also want to say I love love love these birds. I wouldn't have known the top one was a WIP, and the ones in the blue frame are beautiful. The details on the wings really make them feel special and I love the bright colors you chose.

Daniele Valois said...

YES, WONDERFUL! The eyes on the birdies are so you and I just love that big wing from the old page! Really great, of course!

Margaret said...

Sorry about the crappy life issues. We've had our share, and I will say your tend to notice the simply of beauty of skies and oceans and the natural world when you are in the midst of suffering.

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

love the little birds - my mom used to try to remember one of the Hebrew prayers by talking as if the words were three little people, and they remind my of that.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, who has kept us in life, preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season. (shechechianu, v'kiamanu, v'higgianu lazman hazeh)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Yes, aging parents...my heart is with you! the bird looks like he can bring you some peace while within his feathers! The rainbows are beautiful! I have only seen doubles once and it was just a few weeks ago...must be something in the heavens to remind us - yes, we are blessed even in the midst of overwhelming times.
cheers, dana

Carol said...

Love the bird paintings!!! At some point we all have to deal with those crappy life issues... Hope things are going more smoothly for you now.

Natasha said...

I hope things look up for you soon, or are at least more bearable. I love your double rainbow photo. How magical. The ocean is always my go-to place for soul healing. And your bird paintings...beautiful, love the colours and the character.

denthe said...

That is a gorgeous rainbow! And I LOVE your birdpainting! Hope everything will turn out okay ...