Monday, July 18, 2011

Poppies and Dragonflies

Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful visits and the lovely comments.
I love visiting your blogs and seeing the great work you all do.  Thanks go to Kristin for a great challenge.

Now I may not be around too much this week and I hope you accept my apologies if I don't get right back to you after a comment of if I don't visit you, but our daughter has just gone into labour with her first baby and our first grandbaby.
We will be driving across country later this morning.   It is very exciting ;0)

Red was the challenge colour for this week at The Summer of Colour.
I had made some paper poppies and wanted to use them so this colour choice was just perfect.
I thought I would do a mermaid this week as they are my favourite things to draw.  

She holds her gathered poppies and has a little dragonfly friend with her.

She isn't finished.  No sparkles yet -shock, horror!  She NEEDS sparkles.  The border is going to be paper mosaic but that will have to wait for this week.

Don't forget to check out what the talented people are doing over at The Summer of Colour.

Hugs, Alis
(MuMa to be)

21 comments:

NatashaMay said...

I love your mermaids! :) She look realy wonderful.

JessiVille said...

Oh she's lovely! And how exciting to be a grandma soon! Best wishes for the new Mom-to-be too. It's all very exciting, but please don't forget the sparkles...lol!
Jessi xox

Elisabeth R said...

She is very pretty with her sweet red poppies and her red tail! :-)
How exciting with your first grandbaby too! Enjoy! :-))

Netty said...

Beautiful picture in red. Congratulations on being a grandma, brill. Annette x

lindezines said...

Alis, she's beautiful.
Grats on becoming a grandmother, hope all goes/went well :) x

Mandy said...

oh...she is beautiful and wow...hope your daughter has a good labour and all goes smoothly...how exciting...happy thoughts are going your way...xxx

okienurse said...

beautiful mermaid! Love the detail of color! Thanks for sharing.

sugar Creek said...

congrats on the grandbaby!!
She's a beautiful, mermaid her eyes really pop!!

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your new addition. Being a grandma is SUCH a blessing isn't it!
Great mermaid. So pretty.
x

Joanna said...

Exciting times for you!

Your mermaid is beautiful, brilliant colour shading and her eyes are wonderful.

laurie said...

I love being a grandma!!Congrats to you,, love the art work,, dragon flys and poppies,, thats summer to me!!

Ella said...

She is beautiful; so excited for you!
xXx

The Altered Paper said...

Your Mermaid is really beautiful!
So pretty! Hugs,Tee

Sandi said...

I'm doing mermaids myself this week I will take inspiration from yours!

Ohhh...have a lovely trip and what a prize at the end!

Kristin said...

Ohhhh! Congratulations to you and your whole family! HOW exciting - what a wonderful week this will be. AND beautiful work - I love your mermaids - your lashes (as you know ;) and all that color - just perfect. xo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Your mermaid is a beauty!
Hope all goes well with the new arrival:)

joanna said...

Congrats on the new baby Alis!! how exciting for you and your family :) your mermaid is adorable!
xoxo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

A new baby!! How exciting! I hope everything goes well for everyone...I know this is the best time. ENJOY! Your mermaid is beautiful too. :)

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

Congrats on your sweet new grandbaby. Love your work, my eyes just roam and roam looking at all the colorful details! :)
~Scarlett

Val said...

Congratulations all round Alis on becoming a Grandma for the first time! I love Poppies and Dragonflies - the colours are mouthwatering. Hope you are having a wonderful week......

creatingme said...

WOW, so colorful! But I must say, I didn't check in last week, and I am LOVING your brown piece. So pretty!