Sunday, 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day


I painted this for my Mum. Since she moved into the 21st Century, bought a laptop and discovered the internet she's also begun reading this - so I had best be nice! No teasing or cracking jokes about her computing skills - especially as it's Mother's Day today. It's easy to be nice about my Mum though, she's pretty wonderful. Loving, supportive, tasty food maker, creative, caring and generally everything a Mum should be. She's even doing the cooking today (I did offer readers, I assure you, but she insisted...).

I doubt she's checking this too early on Sunday, so can post this image of the card without fear of spoiling the surprise when I see her later. It represents a move to a different flora (although I am still painting poppies). Echinacea is my new obsession - or Cone flower as it is more often known (probably because no one can spell Echinacea (even the spell check is bemused, offering up 'machinable' as it's best guess).

I am also very enamoured of my Dylusions spray inks. I own six rapidly diminishing bottles and am lusting after the rest of the range. My fingers are permanently stained giving the impression of a nasty skin condition and severe bruising. What can I say... I'm an artist!

Sharing for Sunday Sketches... it's a bit beyond the sketch stage, but hey I like hanging out with that bunch so let's just pretend....




29 comments:

  1. I think your mum with love it! Have a good day, Love Nic xXx

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  2. I am sure that your mum will love it. Beautiful work Lisa.
    Lovely greet and nice Sunday
    Marja

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  3. It is very beautiful and your Mum will definitely be happy!

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  4. A very elegant card, I am sure your mum will adore it.Beautiful!
    xxx

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  5. Happy Mothers Day to your mum, and to YOU too! I always forget that Mothers Day in the UK is earlier than ours. Your card is gorgeous ~ I know your mum will love it.
    I haven't tried the Dylusions spray inks, but I'm dying to. Will have to search them out online... I love the richness of the colors!

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  6. So elegant and lovely....embellished beauty! Love the flowers and the wonderful orange colors!
    Fabulous! Happy M-day!
    Victoria

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  7. Your mom will love this. It is so pretty. Happy Mother's day to you and your mom.
    Ours, in the US is May 12.
    Have a nice Sunday.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  8. Beautiful card, love the muted color range! <3

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  9. haha You're so funny! :) What a wonderful, sophisticated piece and for your mother. Well done! Happy Mother's Day to you and your mother! :)

    xx

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  10. What a beautiful card. Your mum will be thrilled with it, I'm sure. I have never been able to grow coneflowers, even though they are practically a weed here, but they do make beautiful subjects, don't they?

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  11. This is lovely and am sure your mum was delighted with it. I have trouble pronouncing Echinacea never mind spelling it!

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  12. Hi Lisa
    Your Mum is going to love it. If she doesn't you can send it to me. Hope you have a great day. :)

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  13. Your mom is going to really love your painting! Happy Mothers Day!

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  14. Oh so very lovely, the colors so warm and gentle too, your mum must have loved it!

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  15. Pretty painting! What a sweet gift. I was impressed on how soon you had a Mother's Day gift prepared - until I realized that you must be in another country and celebrating it today. ;D

    ♥ aquariann
    Art Update: White Rabbit Painting

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  16. What a lovely tribute to your Mom/Mum. And the painting is beautiful. I cannot spell the formal name for cone flowers, so I always write cone flower, but will something say the other name. ;) The way yours are swaying reminds me of what they look like in summer when the bees land on them and fly away.

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  17. Very beautiful! your mum will love it! Beside the cone flowers, I love the scrolls!

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  18. Such a beautiful gift, perfect for mother's day

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  19. Happy Day to you and your Mum! This art is pure lovliness!

    I love it when I have paint on me when I run errands.....opens up a topic of conversation...and always goes with anything I'm wearing ;P

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  20. Oh how wonderful is this painting for your Mum!!! what a beautiful piece Lisa....Your Mun will love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Very beautiful painting! I love echinacea, and try growing them in my garden, but they do not really seem to want to grow at my place, but I will not give up so easily :-)

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  22. Lovely echinacea - i love your use of tones and swirls. Your mom must be very proud. I looked up your Dylusions spray inks -- what fun!

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  23. Is it wrong that I am always inordinately pleased when spell check gets confused... makes my whole day... hope you had a great mother's day... and awesome painting
    T xx
    PS Three sleeps until Damon!!!

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  24. Gorgeous! Echinacea is my current favorite as well!

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  25. Happy Mother's Day a bit late...story of my life.
    Your card is beautiful Lisa, you are the Queen of layers! ♥♥

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  26. The Echinacia is wonderful!!! I love especially the colorful swirls around. A picture full of happy harmony!

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  27. I think it's just lovely! I am sure she will love it!

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