Sunday, March 12, 2017

Flower Girls

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend.

Thank you so much for your kind words of comfort about the recent loss of our sweet cat.   We are heartbroken and miss him very much.    It will take time to heal as we know from experience.

I thought I would post  something more cheerful today.   I'm still enjoying most of the lessons with Lifebook 2017 (Willowing Arts).    A recent lesson's focus (with Tamara Laporte) was to use minimal supplies.   I enjoy mixed media and was surprised at how much I enjoyed using just 3 Tombow markers to mix colours along with one more flesh colour marker and black & white pens.

The 9x12 journal page below makes me think about sisters, I'm lucky to have three of them :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


  1. This is stunning Shirley with amazing artwork. I can see a touch of sadness in the eyes which is maybe how you still feel. Thinking of you

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A stunning page Shirley, I'm so enjoying seeing what you've made after your classes. Gorgeous colours and all of those beautiful flowers framing the two girls.

    Sue xx

  3. Your journal page is fantastic, those faces are really wonderful. I am sure you are still heartbroken over the loss of your sweet cat, it takes time to recover. Hugs, Valerie

  4. That is really very amazing, you are so talented!
    Big hugs Anja

  5. What wonderful artwork Shirely, the faces are so beautiful and your colours are so prety, fabulous composition.
    Yes it does take time, I still think about my lovely boy Cuillin after about six years and with having my new puss Teallch, I still talk to him as he is buried in our back garden, they are so much part of the family, Kate x

  6. Wow, just three pens? This is sensational in every way, Shirley! You are - as I've always said - a true artist!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Oh my goodness--this may be my favorite so far, Shirley! Absolutely gorgeous & so artistic!

  8. Wow, what a wonderful creation, so beautiful, and yes, they look like sisters !
    My heart feels with you, I know what it's like, still miss my little doggy, although it's 7 years ago... Love and hug, Enny

  9. What a lovely mixed media piece and what a wonderful composition!!! The faces and flowers are absolutely beautiful. Love the colors too!
    Mar xx

  10. Wow, this is just gorgeous Shirley and your limited palette has worked beautifully. Each of these that you have done is better than the last, and I think I love this one best of all. As an only child I can appreciate how lovely it must be to have three sisters. x

  11. Sorry to read about Archie, Shirley, losing a family 'member' is so difficult, thinking of you...
    Love your card and it is nice you could create to cheer up...xx ♥[aNNie]

  12. Oh, wie wunderschön, Shirley.
    Und du hast herrliche Farben genommen, es sieht einfach toll aus.
    Richtig magisch.
    Ich hoffe, es geht dir bald besser, und ich umarme dich...
    Herzlichst Sophie

  13. Such a wonderful page, wish I could do this. Sending lots of hugs and Skipper sends purrs.

  14. Oh, Shirley, this is my favourite so far. For using only three colours you did a magical job creating something so bright and beautiful. I can't stop starring at this one.

  15. Very very artsy Shirley love how they look like sisters also. Fabulous use of colours as usual.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  16. Shirley, I saw this over on FB and had to come over and say, "How full-of-light these exquisite souls are!" Truly an artist in every way, you never cease to amaze me. Beautiful colors, lively expressions, peaceful and serene femininity, and the loveliness of nature - all wrapped into this soul-touching masterpiece! hugs, de

  17. Your sweet young Ladies look so nice, a couple in harmoy. I love the colors and flower decoration very much. Great painting. You are a good student.
    Sabine xox

  18. Wow Shirley this is stunning!
    Can see that you realy enjoy the classes and love the colours that you used!
    Had to see it bigger and enjoyed! Hugs, Gerrina

  19. It certainly is bright and cheery Shirley, what a super image with all the lovely fresh colours.

    B x

  20. A lovely canvas Shirley, with such gorgeous tones from just three markers.
    Love the faces surrounded by flowers.
    Avril xx

  21. Skipper sends extra hugs and purrs.

  22. Oh this is lovely, Shirley - my sister is gone now, and I miss her like crazy. You've given me a great burst of memories, and I am truly grateful!

  23. Imagine having three sisters - how wonderful.
    I'm also having a hard time imagining using only three plus one colours, but it sounds like a good experiment and you have certainly succeeded in creating many colours. I love this painting, maybe one of your best? and the way you have arranged the flowers around the girls and the little house is terrific.

  24. Beautiful twins,what a lovely mixed media piece. Love the use of colours. Greeting Janny

  25. Hello Dear Shirley
    Your "sisters" could not be more beautiful.
    This is such an uplifting and lovely creation ❤💗❤
    Thinking of you and sending healing energy your way.
    Take care and be gentle with yourself.

  26. Oh wow Shirley - this is gorgeous - how did you learn to make the faces!!!!? Love this page.
    Sandy xx

  27. Hi Shirley, I am in awe of the talent you have. What an amazing page, their faces are so expressive with the colours used and the use of shadow and highlight you have given them such beauty. A piece worthy of a frame and place in the house where it can be admired for its beauty. Take care and know that life will get better.

  28. Hey Shirley , I don't have to buy stamps anymore your paintings are so beautiful an unique, please go on with making them , now you are a real artist, your artwork is so beautiful, I really admire it!!
    Have fun!!


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