Friday, March 2, 2012

Sneak peek Friday

"We need to find God,
and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature- trees , flowers, grass-
grows in silence.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
-Mother Teresa

Spring is arriving outside these four walls
Seeing the Santa Rosa plum tree blooming
with a backdrop of redbuds has just been screaming to be painted.
I went ahead and put some "pride of Mobile" azaleas in for good measure
even tho they arent my favorite.
This pin is so inspiring.
"Get that paint out and capture whats outside the window.
winter gray-blue, red." is what it tells me.
The skies have had this blue gray cast for almost two weeks now.
(although Yesterday we did have a 2hr spot of sun
and 70 degree weather in the afternoon. Crazy Fl Spring!
today rain and tornado warnings again.)

linking up:



  1. oh so beautiful, oh so lovely words

  2. Beautiful! I am glad to have moved away from tornado warnings - hope your weather steadies out soon.

  3. that is a lovely lovely quote! and your painting is beautiful. that is going to be a wonderful altered book! thank you for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

  4. Wonderful quote, and I love how you incorporated it into you painting. Lovely.
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  5. Oh it is beautiful Anna! I love so many Mother Teresa quotes. This is a wonderful one! Those darn tornadoes need to stay away!

  6. lovely,lovely, lovely ~ great quote ~ love the colors and simplicity of it all ~ namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

  7. This is gorgeous! And I love the quote. Spring is pretty far away for us, but I grew up in MS, so I remember the beautiful red buds!

  8. Love this quote and your painting matches it very well.I'm thankful for this reminder.:)

  9. Beautiful words to go with your gorgeous painting. Happy PPF, x

  10. I love the way your painting looks on top of the notebook paper! I've been adding notebook paper to my work lately too and I think I'm addicted!

    Thank you for your sweet words you left on my blog the last few days! It is so encouraging to know that there are friends out there thinking of me and praying for me! :)

    Great idea about the "favorite supplies" post. I think I will begin working on that, maybe for next week! But for now I'd be happy to tell you my favorite Daniel Smith colors--although I'm no expert. I've only been painting with them for a year and there are still so many other colors I want to try--especially all the Quinacridone colors! The Daniel Smith catalog/website is so funny, isn't it? I really love the way they make all the paint options sound so romantic...but it makes it SO HARD to make a decision!!!

    I have Quinacridone Violet, Gold, Burnt Orange, Rose and Magenta. I use all of these A LOT--they just seem to glow! Two of my go-to colors are Raw and Burnt Sienna, but I've discovered that what Daniel Smith says is true--the Quinacridone colors pretty much replace these. I still use them if I want more of a dull tone, though. My other favorite is Bloodstone Genuine, which I use in place of black. It's a sedentary watercolor and kind of an aubergine color and does amazing things as it dries and the heavier particles separate. I would also recommend Rose of Ultramarine if you like to paint with purple, and Rhodonite Genuine for a soft, sedentary mauve-pink. My favorite blues are Cerulean Blue (Chromium) and Phthalo Blue (Red Shade). And Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow) is my new favorite yellow!

    Hope this helps! Happy weekend! :)

  11. What a beautiful quote to go with a beautiful painting. It looks very similiar to outside of my window today.

  12. Lovely page and quote - your forest really augments the words wonderfully.

  13. This is fantastic art- thank you for sharing.

  14. Thanks for sharing! I love your page and especially the shot of your art supplies on the table looking out the window!!! Great job...

  15. Lovely words and lovely art to live by. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Colorful and gorgeous painting!

  17. That'd look great on a calendar. ;) I'd say it'd be perfect for March.

  18. That would look great on a calendar...say for March? ;)

  19. That'd look great on a calendar. ;) I'd say it'd be perfect for March.

  20. That'd look great on a calendar. ;) I'd say it'd be perfect for March.

  21. This is such a nice idea - just paint what is outside your window...I always enjoy your posts!


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