Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just for fun

So you know how we were just talking about love languages the other day?  (And yes, I do forget y'all are on the other side of a computer screen sometimes.)  Well, my daughter's love language is quality time.  (and I'm pretty sure it's also unofficially "creating artwork."  I say unofficially, because that's not listed as a "real" love language... but it's a language that both Ava and I speak to each other, so we'll just go ahead and count that.)
 After a week of school, and missing her, I surprised her with a painting party.  She went with horses and a brilliant orange sun.  She's fun like that.
 I went with sunflowers and my favorite colors- turquoise-esque shades of blues and greens.  I remembered that I'd forgotten just how much I love painting.  I used to paint on canvases every weekend back before kids.  I loved it.  I've filled several corners of my home with my own artwork as a result. 
 But today... just for fun... I'm listing this on Etsy.  One of a kind, and oh-so-cheery!  (Get it here.)  

Ava's painting is not for sale.  (grin.)

Happy Weekend Peeps!

10 comments:

  1. Love it! And I have to tell you that you inspired me to open my own etsy site! You rock!

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  2. I think creating should be a love language, too!

    great way to spend quality time with your girl....

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  3. Gorgeous! It reminds me of how my yard looked earlier in the summer!

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  4. Gorgeous painting! You def. need to add your paintings to your shop :)

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  5. That is simply beautiful. My official love language is acts of service, but my unofficial love language is sunflowers...hands down. This is a day I wish I had extra cash.

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  6. You're killing meeeee! That painting is beyond adorable and I 100% agree that you should add some paintings to your shop. I would've bought that but the background colors don't match what I've got (but I'm sure it'll go to some thankful soul) ~ so instead I shopped around your shop and bought a couple different things. Those Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases are so darn cute and I finally get my own chicken wire hanger thingie!!

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  7. That is a gorgeous painting. Like Kelli said I wish I had some extra cash, I love sunflowers! You are such a good mom. That is something my mom would have done. Ava and JJ are so blessed. One day Ava will be a proud mama just like you! Blessings all over your Sunday!

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  8. just saw tara's comment when i opened up to leave a note
    so
    i'm changing what i was going to say
    &
    going with a ditto on what tara said
    xo

    love your sunflower. gorgeous

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  9. LOVE doing art with my kids!! Love your painting too...how fun! :)

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