Monday, August 01, 2011

Mermaid's best friend.

I can't believe we are at the last colour challenge for The Summer of Colour.  It has been a great challenge and some wonderful art has been produced (I am still playing catch up on reading your blogs).  
I do hope that Kristin will do something like this again.  She has been a wonderful host and has inspired so many of us.  Thank you so much Kristin.

Orange is our last colour.

My constant companion in this life is Fred my scruffy dog. Wearing orange of course ;0)

But if I was a mermaid (I would love to live in the sea) I am sure my best friend would be a seahorse.


I have always loved seahorses, they are such wonderful looking creatures and the females get the males to carry the babies.  How great is that!  Bet my daughter wished she had been a seahorse ;0)

If any of you are in North Devon for the next 2 weeks, there is a great craft fair on at Lee.  11am to 5pm every day. It has some wonderful items from local crafts people and you will be able to see such things as glass painting, wood turning, gorgeous jewellery, and lovely handmade cards.  There are more things to see including some of my artwork.

Sending hugs, Alis

16 comments:

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Seahorses are amazing little creatures aren't they..and so is your painting of one :)
..and Fred looks great in Orange too! ;)
Jan x

Mandy said...

Oh...they are...they are just one of the most exquisite creatures...you have done s beauty here..such vivid beautiful colours....xxx

Lesley said...

A beautiful sea horse....and Fred looks good too!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Alis, the seahorse brought back wonderful memories for me of a trip I took with my sister and daughters to Florida years ago. I saw a seahorse swimming in a bay. We went slowly by in a boat and watched it swim. It was amazing seeing one in "real life" in a natural setting. Your picture captures the beauty of seahorses perfectly!

Val said...

Beautiful, beautiful seahorse Alis - don't know where you found the time this last week, being a new MuMa! Hope to get up to the Craft Fair - see you there!

Terrie said...

Great seahorse drawing! Fun use of orange - I look forward to following along and see your continuing creativity.

sugar Creek said...

I love his treat bag! My bulldog would love that since food is on his mind 24/7!
I wish I was a seahorse as well, all three times!! Love the seahorse, so pretty!

Kristin said...

Ooh, Fred is Fabulous! Look at him! So sweet. And your seahorse! What a great addition to your Summer of Color pieces - I can't wait to see your "Show and Tell." Thank you for your kind comments and I wish you so much luck at the show - knock 'em dead ;) xo

Netty said...

Great photo of Fred and loving your seahorse. Wishing you loads of success at the craft fair and hope you have a sell out. Annette x

Donna said...

Beautiful orange seahorse! Great work.
Donna

Janelle said...

I love your seahorse. The richness of the blues really sets off the orange perfectly.

creatingme said...

This is so vibrant and makes me just so happy!

shedreamsofthesea said...

Beautiful, beautiful, love it!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I adore that seahorse...oh god, i can't stop looking at him..

JessiVille said...

A wonderful painting you have created. I love seahorses! I must be part mermaid - ha! Fred is very dapper in his orange - ready and waiting for his treats!
Jessi xox

Fallingladies said...

love the bright seahorse!!!