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"The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made." Psalm 145:13

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mom's Chickadee

Well, it's been awhile since I posted. I've been doing painting of a different kind. My son is out of town and I've decided to add a couple of stripes to his walls and organize his closet. Yes, yes, those of you with children are laughing...and now understand. It was, mostly, a labor of love. I say mostly because he is his mother's child - I, too, saved every little cutesie gadget and gizmo that was awarded to me at carnivals, contests, Sunday school, you name it. I remember the frustration of thinking, "OK, where is the home for this thing?" And also finding it hard to part with the stuff. I'm praying that he will outgrow that as I have....though I admit having places in my home that still need some attention. Ahem. I mean, ok, let's be honest...an overhaul. So, with that admission and the joy of having completed a wonderful little room for my favorite guy I give you "Mom's Chickadee." This is by far one of my favorite paintings. My mom has always loved chickadees...you can see why. So cute. It was one of the first paintings I did when I decided to begin this painting journey. That little guy just makes me smile. I love his body shape. Such personality in their tiny silhouettes. God must've had a ball creating birds. :) I sure like painting them. Thanks, Mom for sending me the picture! I love you! And, I hope you all gain at least a smile from this little guy. If so, I feel accomplished.

God's blessings everyone!


  1. I love the colors in this!! You did a great job with the Chickadee and composition. I have also been doing some painting of a different kind.
    I need to hit my kids closets, but I don't know if I am up for tackling that job. You are very brave! I am the one who has trouble parting with things, so I'm sure most things would remain where they are. :)

  2. Thanks, Carol! So glad you liked it!
    Don't give me too much credit...there are some things I've simply moved from shelf to shelf for quite a few years now. :) He's nine and he's got some things in there from when he was two...simply can't part with them yet. But UGH...whoever thought up the idea of McD's toys...they end up in treat boxes at school even! It's that sort of junk that drives me nuts. Ahhhh, yes...another opportunity to learn patience. :)
    Take care

  3. Hi =) Thank you for the beautiful comment on my blog. I've also felt like I've had to "earn" it, so thanks for the reminder =)