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Sing to the Clouds



I'm going to show my piece for IA's theme week challenge.  The theme is, "needlework."   There are some beautiful examples of art inspiration for this theme in the post over at the blog.  My piece is a simple mixed media and watercolor, about 4.5 x 5.5 inches.









 I remember my Mom singing to my younger sisters, rocking them in the red rocking chair and watching her rhythm and singing in her Welsh accent.  For some reason this image of a bird guiding the thread in the clouds at the end of a kite came to my mind.  I added the cat for a bit more whimsy.    The background is a result of the vertigo I've come down with, it was supposed to be a different pattern, but the dizziness took hold.

I'm going to step away from the blog for a bit until the vertigo subsides.  With ear infections in both ears, the prescriptions have just started and I have to give them a few days to see if they're going to work.   I'm sorry I won't be able to visit and comment on your blogs.

Tuesday a recipe will be posted and two more posts are also setup to publish automatically.  I hope to be back soon.

13 comments :

Judy Haughton-James said...

Love this. It is really cute. I am glad it brought back some special memories for you. I hope you will feel better soon. Take care and my very best wishes to you.

Hettienne said...

Dear Gloria, hope those ear infections clear up soon. What lovely memories you have revived here i this very creative piece. I love the idea of the bird weaving the thread through the clouds - so very much like life and our dreams and hopes weaving through the clouds of our thoughts!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Gloria, I really like the how you translated a precious memory into your art this week. So sorry about the vertigo--hopefully the meds will kick in and you will be feeling great soon!

Additionsstyle said...

What a lovely little painting! I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Magic Love Crow said...

I think your new piece of art is really sweet! And, I love the memory that goes along with it! I am so sorry about your vertigo! Please get well my friend ;o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is really lovely. I hope your vertigo is able to subside soon with the help of your meds. It must be very disconcerting. But your painting is awesome, as is the background.

Lucy said...

I love the way you explained your inspiration for your artwork, sometimes I wonder what an artist is thinking or how they get inspired.

I hope you are feeling better. Vertigo is not an easy thing to deal with.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love the background story and think the work is just very very sweet and whimsical... great work under difficult condition xx

artangel said...

I really like your idea and the image of a bird pulling the thread, great submission! Hope you're feeling better soon :)

priti.lisa said...

I enjoyed the memory you shared and the ittle painting too! I hope you are feeling better soon, those ear infections are so painful. ♥♥♥

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I loved how whimsical this was and that little cat's expression was great! It's always so hard to create when you're not feeling well (at least for me it is ;)) and you did an awesome job here!

kirstin mcculloch said...

This is too cute! I hope you get well soon

New End Studio said...

Thanks for stopping by and all the sweet comments on my piece. I hope the room stops spinning soon.