Monday, 16 July 2012

Bring me sunshine

Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,
Bring me Laughter, all the while,
In this world where we live, there should be more happiness,
So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow,

Make me happy, through the years,
Never bring me, any tears,
Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.

Bring me Sunshine, in your eyes,
Bring me rainbows, from the skies,
Life's too short to be spent having anything but fun,
We can be so content, if we gather little sunbeams,

Be light-hearted, all day long,
Keep me singing, happy songs,
Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,
Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love.

Words - Sylvia Dee, Music - Arthur Kent

Yes, it's raining again. Yesterday I went to sea (OK, we stayed in the harbour... but it was still the sea), and my skin turned blue. Today I'm wearing socks and a jumper, my nose is cold and drippy and I can't feel my toes.

July? I think I may have gone through a time warp and it's actually January.

Thank goodness for Kristin's Summer of Colour to keep us warm. Final week and we're bringing out the watermelon.

Thanks to our gracious host for holding such a wonderful party! Now, let's just go find ourselves some Summer.

I should point out that the picture below is NOT a black and white photograph, nor has it been altered in any way shape or form. This is what Portsmouth Docks looked like on 15th July 2012. Tropical.


  1. Very very beautiful creation. And also here it is raining, raining, raining and very cold.
    Is this summer???? But your entry makes me happy.
    Lovely greet

  2. we have had lots of sun, I'll se if I can send some,
    thats a wonderful art piece, just beautiful

  3. Wow! This looks gorgeous and so dramatic. I love it! We have sunshine today. I'll send some your way.:)

  4. Your colorful flower looks like a rudbeckia..I love the it.

    As far as weather goes, I really feel for you having that cold spell. Not much fun at the shore in that weather. Here we are in the southern USA having a heat wave. Can't win can we?

  5. I am sat her with a scarf round my neck, I want to have my windows open but I am worried I will get wet and stiff. My bones are feeling their age and they are wishing they were laying in the sun. Shall we escape I know a great Manor house in Spain.
    Looking at that great flower at the top you are truly keeping up with the spirits of summer!

  6. I just LOVE your painting - so rich and such depth of colour - beautiful!

  7. Brilliant drawing and I was even singing the song and doing the Morcombe and Wise dance!! LOL BJ

  8. wonderful illustration ~ very appropriate for Summer colors ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

    ps ~ trade you for 90's degree weather for a little rain ^_^

  9. In my big snuggly jumper...wet dog by radiator(which is on) feeling your pain :) ...but those lyrics brought a tear to my eye....I loved Morecombe and Wise :D
    Beautiful rich velvety flower!! :D XXX

  10. Same lovely weather here! Love your flower, I, too, am sad that SOC is over! Valerie

  11. Never heard of that song, but I loved the flower. As always, a real beauty.

    Sorry about your weather. I would gladly trade you our excessive, deadly heat for a few days of cold and rain.

  12. Wonderful sketch! Love the texture :). It's always hot and humid where I live, but yesterday we had another big thunderstorm. Sending you some warmth :).

  13. Loving your fabulous painting, x

  14. Love that flower and the rich color! :)

  15. You had me smiling and singing along with that old Morecombe and Wise song, they were so funny :D

    Yes, the weather is DIRE, it has to be said. Your photo of Portsmouth Docks really does sum it up.

    However, your artwork is LOVELY, this also has to be said! I really like that you put your flower on a black background, that's very striking.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny.............

  16. glad your painting is bringing some colour... and does it make you feel better that we are grey and cold and awful as well.. so much for winter being the dry season.... hope you can feel your toes some time soon...xx

  17. I love your watermelony Gerbera daisy. Beautiful

  18. Wow do I love this rich red flower!!! And that photo is cool too, if you didn't share the disclaimer I would have thought it was altered to BW!

    Hope you find the sun soon!

    PS . . . Happy to hear I have met another Def Leppard fan! ;)

  19. Where are you that it's so cold? Delaware is sweltering.

    Pretty painting! How fun that we chose to draw such similar flowers for the final Summer of Color challenge.

    ♥ aquariann
    Art Update: Daisy Drawing

  20. Your beautiful flower full of such warm red is stunning! It sounds like it is the warmest thing around for you. I'd happily share some of the heat we've had here.

  21. I love your bright tropical flower - like you summer of colour is the only actual summer colour I've experienced this year (apart from one random day of sun during which I acquired an attractive tee shirt tan!) I love that sunshine song (always makes me think of Morcambe and Wise, bless!) and I never knew all the words to it before - how lovely!

  22. Spent last few weeks in Washington and at Oregon Coast....can be very cold and gray there, too, in July...but that is precisely why we go there....heehee! :)

  23. Love this it's so beautiful and rich!

  24. Gorgeous color! It looks like a favorite flower of mine, the Gerber Daisy. Your flower is so pretty. I am sorry your weather has been so yucky. I'm sending you some sunshiny thoughts and warm wishes.

  25. Such a pretty flower! So sorry to hear you're having a freezing summer over there. I would be happy to share my hot tropical sun over here. :)


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