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Vivid Birds and art shows.

January 20, 2012

Today’s 5 Minute Friday Word is …Vivid.


As an artist…and particularly with watercolor I love the vivid colors that bloom in the water as you bring each dry morsel of paint to life.
You get to wake up each one from their sleepy little  dry pallet bed.

I think of the painting that happens in my kitchen nearly everyday… how that will be a vivid memory for my children when they are grown…

I think how each woman paints very different vivid paintings as they sit and chat. Some painting with purpose and some painting just for therapy sake as they relax into the stories they tell…

stories often more vivid then their paintings.

And with that I am off to the city… because one of those women has her first art show!
Some of the pieces were made in my kitchen over hot chocolate while babies gurgled happy sleep and husbands deep tones played guitars in the other room after Sunday Dinner.

I can’t wait to see her art ,up off my counter and hanging displayed for all to see.

Until I get back with pictures from the show I will share these happy little birds who weren’t invited to  today’s painting… but either way there they are…



Joining up with Paint Party Friday and StudionJRU.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2012 4:52 pm

    vivid is too hard for me…best left up to the artists and photographers…well, the real ones….
    but hey those birds are super….truly vivid…nice workzeez

  2. January 20, 2012 5:06 pm

    Two beautiful birds!! Congratulations to your friend on her show – i hope you have fun and that it is a great success.

    Vivid is a great word for them!

  3. January 20, 2012 5:13 pm

    beautiful birds! such lovely colours.

  4. January 20, 2012 6:53 pm

    so many birds! I love them, and these in particular…thanks for sharing : ) – and I particularly love the display behind the guitar strings…like in a cage, but a cage of music (is it then technically a cage, since music allows our souls to soar?)…or, even a caged bird can sing? ha, ha….the inspiration!

  5. January 20, 2012 7:12 pm

    what a great job! They make me think of another artist blogger I “follow”! Great work! Ive been knitting and trying to keep my eyes to the skies. I hope to link up to Friday sneak peek but not sure if it will happen. hugs.

  6. January 20, 2012 7:32 pm

    What sweet little birds, I love your vivid blues!

  7. January 20, 2012 7:43 pm

    I love the vivid picture you have painted of your kitchen with all of the wonderful painting that takes place there each day. How wonderful to paint with friends! Your birds are both vivid and beautiful.

  8. January 20, 2012 7:55 pm

    Beautiful blue birds. You can’t get too bright for me.

  9. January 20, 2012 8:15 pm

    The bottom picture is especially great … that blue bird is really wonderful… have a great creative week…xx

  10. January 20, 2012 9:26 pm

    Your bird goes perfectly with vivid! How wonderful about the show – what a great way to spend the day!

  11. January 21, 2012 3:15 am

    Oh my, more birds! I am trying to draw a bird for my painting, but somehow it comes out all wrong! Your birds are great! Have a great weekend! Patsy from HeARTworks

  12. January 21, 2012 9:32 am

    Love these birds, their patterns remind me of embroidery.

  13. January 21, 2012 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous birds! I love how you describe the magic of watercolors. Isn’t it wonderful!?

    Happy PPF!

    • January 21, 2012 12:54 pm

      lol.. i think that is part of the allure of watercolors to anything else… you must wake them up.

  14. January 21, 2012 1:06 pm

    Vivid indeed!
    Happy, happy birds! 🙂

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  15. January 21, 2012 3:45 pm

    Ooh!! So pretty!! Love it!

  16. January 22, 2012 12:41 am

    oh my goodness so cute!!!


  17. mandyateightisenough permalink
    January 22, 2012 3:40 am

    i loved you post..congrats on the show…now cool…..i love your birds too…xxx

  18. January 22, 2012 2:14 pm

    Nice bright and VIVID colours. Great job!

  19. January 22, 2012 5:46 pm

    Beautiful… I love birds! 🙂 How wonderful to see your friends art at a show! 🙂

  20. January 23, 2012 9:16 am

    Beautiful birds, vibrant colors! ♥

  21. January 23, 2012 9:30 pm

    I love your little birds! Awesome!

  22. January 24, 2012 2:42 pm

    Very pretty birds. I LOVE the colors you chose. 🙂

    • January 24, 2012 3:14 pm

      it’s like an aviary around here these days… bird paintings everywhere.

  23. January 25, 2012 9:52 pm

    Pretty pretty birds! Love bird art.
    Belated Happy PPF wishes!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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