Thursday, 7 April 2011

Abstraction distraction

I painted a richly hued flower for my Mum last weekend (for Mother's Day) and I was all set to show it to you for Paint Party Friday.

Now, the more observant among you will be looking at these geometric drips and failing to see a connection. Well, I can hardly blame you, for try as I might I can't see the fragrant petals and verdant foliage that made up my floral piece either.

It appears that silly Lisa forgot to scan it before she presented it with love to her Mother. Oh no. How will I go to the party now for I have no 'creation' to wear/share??

"Fear not" cried my Fairy Godmother (in a somewhat exasperated tone, and frankly I don't blame her). "You have piles of art cluttering up the entire house, allow me to wave my wand and you can 'wear' one of those instead."

Et voila! (Bet you didn't know my Fairy Godmother was French did you? I didn't either until just now). I am now swirling in what I'm calling 'raindrops on window'. Given that the sun hasn't stopped shining for two days, it hardly matches the weather, but hey, needs must.

38 comments:

  1. So glad you showed your terrific drips Lisa, will see you at the party tomorrow. Annette x

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  2. Oh, now I wanna see the flower your mother got! :) Love the drips and you used my fave colors.:)

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  3. Thank goodness for Fairy Godmothers LOL!

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  4. Great story leading us into the background to this picture! A shame we didn't get to see the flower as I'm sure it was beautiful but I love this abstract as well - using similar colours to your wonderful eye picture!

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  5. C'est magnifique! Hey, I don't speak French! That Fairy Godmother of yours has aftershocks, I guess :)

    I like the title...it totally hits it on the head!

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  6. Gorgeous- you've included most of my favorite colors here! I love how drippy and glowy it is!
    I want a fairy godmother........:)
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  7. Love abstracts and this one has such wonderful colors. Happy PPF.

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  8. Wonderful. Abstracts let us use our imagination and the colors are great.

    Darla

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  9. Your colors are wonderful!

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  10. I enjoyed reading your post, brought a smile to my face this morning. Love your abstract it is one of those you can look at and picture different things in it.

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  11. Well .... for your Fairy Godmother. Greetings

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  12. Lovely color palette. I'm enjoying the abstract pattern.

    Look like you still a bit more rest. Take care, dear friend! ;)

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  13. Oh, I LOVE this! It's so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous, and it does remind me of raindrops swirling down a window. ;)

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  14. yes well my fairy godmother speaks italian... : )

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  15. Great post! I love the dripping colors, some of my favorites. Good job. I bet your mom was very happy to receive her flower. Thanks for sharing, Happy PPF!

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  16. Love all the blues. It just makes me smile! :-)

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  17. ah, so lovely of you to make a flower for you mom. this has beautiful colors, feels like the ocean to me.

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  18. lol

    I love the abstract nature of this! And great colours - very pretty! So happy your fairy godmother found you something to wear to the party! (actually it would also make a lovely textile pattern...)

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  19. The colors work beautifully together and I love the figures...there are figures in the drips, eh? Lovely work, regardless.

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  20. This is lovely. It reminds me of rain and asphalt. I'm sure your mum will love it!

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  21. This is a lovely abstract, great choice of colours

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  22. "Merci beaucoup" to your Fairy Godmother for saving the day!
    I love the drips of black set against the pinks and blues...

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. Gorgeous Lisa..i love the colors..and love the dripping effects..always so unique and expressive! beautiful!
    Awesome...

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  24. You're so silly. :) I like your raindrops on window as it fits our weather here perfectly! I love the colors you used. It kind of reminds me of a maze.

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  25. Lovely, such gorgeous colors.

    Hooray for Fairy Godmothers!

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  26. Lovely colors. I love the drips. Happy PPF!! Theresa

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  27. LOVE the colors Lisa and the design!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    You inspire!

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  28. Fabulous colors, love the emotion of the piece with the watery blues, criss-crossing lines and splashes of magenta...unexpected and full of intrigue! Lovely!

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  29. Great post that made me laugh. I love that your blog posts often take us on a story that is both fact and fantastical. Pretty painting too!

    Kat X

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  30. Lovely rain drops and the colors are beautiful! Curious to see the flower pic and HAPPY Mother's Day.

    Annabelle ~^..^~

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  31. I wish the real raindrops on my window had such gorgeous colors as these!

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  32. glad you could still make the party. great use of colors!
    Lynn

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  33. I love this - I see whales dancing in the ocean! Thank your fairy godmother for getting this one out to share!
    cheers, dana

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  34. Wonderful...great color and love the mark making!

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  35. It kind of looks like there's some sun shining through - very nice!
    Kerry

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  36. Wonderful abstract, beautiful colors!

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  37. When I first saw this on my blog roller I thought it was an abstract of people- perhaps ice skating on a frozen pond. Isn't it funny the quick associations a person makes? Its a very dynamic piece!

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