Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits
(These leaves were done with tissue paper!! OMG! it was so difficult, ripping, tearing, glueing, aweeeee!)

I believe my sisters and I are kindred spirits.
I am not sure if that is because we were brought up together. 
Even though we are so different in so many ways.
Or is it because we understand each other and where we are coming from. 
I find the older I get the harder it is to find other kindred spirits.
When I was younger the easier it was to find these people.
We then grow apart and go different directions.
We change and our needs are different.
We are in different places in life. 
I yearn to connect with like minded people.
Do they exist??
I don't know. 
I sure hope so because I believe connection is one of the most important things that we need as we grow older.  I think we would shrivel up and die if we didn't  connect with other people.
I yearn for My Kindred Spirits to Come.
I hope you find your Kindred Spirit too!

 “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
  ~Frida Kahlo~

Great News!!!! Its Out!!! You can buy it at any Barnes and Noble, AC Moore, Michaels.
Having such an exciting year!!!! 

I also want to announce that we have a new baby in our family.
Kye Faust McElroy.
So excited for my Nephew Josh and Liz.
And of coarse Maeve has a new baby brother!!! 
So I will leave you with this song. It  is a standard song that we have been singing to our kids and they have passed it down to there kids.
It was funny we were sitting around my sisters backyard and we where all there and we just burst out singing this song. Us and our kids.  And now hearing our kids teach it to there kids is so great. Generation to generation.

It makes me cry... So sentimental right now.


Annette G said...

congratulations on all your news Heather, wonderful. Loving your latest painting, its perfect. Annette x

Abigail Davidson said...

Congratulations! And your new artwork is so lovely with a great message. Happy PPF!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your painting Heather..oh my gosh ..all the leaves!!

CONGRATS dear Heather what a fab article!
AMAZING - have to order the issue!

Claire said...

You're not alone in your yearning... I'm still searching too...
Happy PPF :)
(no. 20 on list - I'm new!)

Clare Lloyd said...

They are beautiful

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work and congrats on all your good news. Valerie

Giggles said...
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Giggles said...

Congratulations Heather! I do think there is a gene connection especially having been raised the same.

As we age the more authentic we become the more we attract the right souls to us. I hope you find your tribe. I have a little goddess group of women I've known near 30 years we are so intimately connected and all very creative....yet we never really knew just how creative we all were until many years passed! It's a real joy to have friends like that!!I wish that for you too!

Hugs Giggles

SLScheibe said...

I really love the detailing in your Kindred Spirits piece. So pretty and it's such a cool painting. I can imagine tearing leaves from tissues would take forever :)

Linda said...

really beautiful kindred spirits Heather. And congrats on being published-that's my fave magazine so I can't wait to see your owl in it!

MeOfCourse said...

Great news all around Heather. Congrats! Love your artwork, it's always fabulous. Your Kindred Spirits are awesome.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

First of all congratulations on your publication. I have retired from writing for the periodicals, well over 400, but there is nothing like seeing your bi-line.
Now the leaves out of tissue? AMAZING!!!! They all look so perfectly finished. I truly love this piece and the kindered spirit post. I agree as we get older it seems they are farther away. This weeks art shows so much detail and life. Very well done.
First of all congratulations on your publication. I have retired from writing for the periodicals, well over 400, but there is nothing like seeing your bi-line.
Now the leaves out of tissue? AMAZING!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely happy post, the painting is beautiful and I would love to see it in person because the tissue texture leaves must be amazing!! Sisters, awww, such a bond you have,

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OK so my PC hiccupped and doubled up my comment. How strange was that?
Have a happy weekend

Christine said...

congrats on the new baby in the family. Beautiful work on those leaves Heather. I didn't notice the song though.

AnnD said...

Oh WOW. I could not be more in love with this pair! You gave them such great faces!

Big congrats!

Kooky Makes said...

Beautiful faces for beautiful news. Congratulations on your new addition to the family.

Diana Evans said...

oh my goodness!!!! how super exciting Heather!!!! your work is so sweet and I love it!!!! So proud to know you!!!! Hugs

Renee Dowling said...


The details, texture and depth of your work is fabulous!

Kindred spirits are hard to find, but I think by joining the on-line art community, you have will find many kindred spirits around the globe!

The song is so catchy, it's no wonder your family adores and sings the song. It would be a touching moment to hear all break out in song, "I love my shirt, I love my shirt!" How groovy!

I really like the Somerset magazines, I am excited to know that when I pick up the issue your work will be in it! The owls you create are spectacular with all of the details, layers and colours!

I love owls, they word owl is also in my last name!

Thanks for being brave to share your art and reflective comments!

A fan of Anne of Green Gables and kindred spirits,


Annabelle said...

Congratulations on all of the great news Heather !! Love your artwork and quote this week. I think sharing passions in a group no matter where, helps us make new connections and sometimes they become very good friends.


Sue Marrazzo said...

YOU are so inspiring, Heather!

Christine said...

cute happy little song Heather!

Ayala Art said...

Congrats! And the leaves look great