Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Don't Give Up Hope

I Finished my second large painting today. I was going for an urban kind of look. I think I got what I was looking for. I love her beautiful blue eyes and complimentary shirt. I have been trying different colors of hair and eyes to learn how to mix different colors. The words on her shirt are Don't Give Up Hope. She just spoke to me as I was working on her today. I was thinking that we may not always like the life we are in or a particular situation but it is hope that gets us through. As long as we think that it won't last forever we can get through the tough times. The last few years have been hard for me. Having four teenagers who like to push boundaries keeps me on my knees and clinging to the hope that we all will make it through. When I look at this girl I will remember that the hope I have is certain and so hang on to that on the rough days.

My kids have been so supportive of my painting. Today my oldest son said this painting was Bad, in a good way. He said he thought it would look good as wallpaper. I can't see it but it was so funny to get his perspective. He wants me to sell my paintings and make thousands of dollars to put him through collage. I had to break it to him that it probably wasn't going to go that way. If only :)


Paulette Insall said...

She is fantastic sweetie!!!! And that background is fabulous!!! Love the message too! Sounds like God was speaking through her to you, letting you know that He is there with you and to not give up. :D

Can't wait to see ya at Michelle's!!! Sure wish I could stay the whole time, but even a little time is better than none at all.

Big hugs,

Kim Fyler said...

Nice touch with the choker necklace. That background is awesome and her blue eyes are so pretty! I love that you are experimenting with different hair styles and colors.

I haven't painted since I finished my last one. We're shutting off the internet today and I've been spending all my free time on it, just soaking it up. I'll be sad to see it go (it's like a lifeline to me), but it will be really great for me. Less distractions equals more art. :)

snazzykc said...

I don't know, two conversations about selling your paintings...maybe you should think about it. God can do amazing things and maybe your "girls" will touch someone else as much as much as they do you....

Brenda said...

I love her, I left a comment at Flickr as well. You are doing so wonderfully with your painting.