Friday, May 13, 2011

Mermaid Message for Paint Party Friday

In all my frustration this week with my creative block....or whatever has been going on....I started doing some blog hopping and came across this cool blog called "Paint Party Friday".
I have mentioned in a few posts how I have been wanting to do some painting again, so I thought joining this online party would be great inspiration.
In my last post I showed you a background in blues I had started in an effort one day just to do SOMETHING creative.  Well the idea I had for that background was not inspiring me anymore, but I had another idea.
I have also been pretty inspired lately by quotes and sayings and I love a painting with a quote.  So I gave this mermaid a message to say......
Something we probably forget a lot!
From the Paint Party Friday blog (don't forget to go check out all the other blog postings for todays paint party!) I found Kristin Dudish's blog.  This lady does some awesome paintings and sketches and she is one of the creators of Paint Party Friday.
Kristin has a button on her blog called "30 in 30 for 30".  She did 30 paintings in 30 days for $30!!  Pretty cool idea hey?!?!
I have been trying to come up with another way to raise money for the Humane Society that I volunteer for and I think I may do my own twist on this.  I emailed Kristin to ask permission to put my own twist on it and she was kind enough to say yes.  I am still brainstorming the whole idea, but stay tuned!
Have a great weekend!

33 comments:

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Welcome to PPF- I LOVE this group for the creative push I get each week- you'll love it too! Your mermaid is so fun, and I love the quote you used.
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Terrie said...

Cute and whimsical. I'm also a quote junkie and like incorporating them into my mixed media. It's my first PPF and I'm enjoying seeing everyones creativity.

Christine said...

I like your quote, goes perfect with the mermaid!

wednesday said...

Welcome to PPF. You will love it. Your mermaid is awfully cute.

Amy said...

I always like paintings/art work with quotes too. Is this mermaid a bit of a self portrait?

Gloria said...

Very nice mermaid and message. I love her eyes. Last year I did 40 paintings in 40 days, wow...it was difficult but I finished before the 40 days were up. It's fun too. Happy PPF!

carol said...

Yay.....you got your mojo back!! Love your mermaid!

Anne said...

Welcome to PPF! Glad to have you join the party! What a fun mermaid you've painted! Love the colors. Great quote, too. Enjoy your weekend!

Pointy Pix said...

Welcome to the party and I love your mermaid - great saying to attach to her as well given the story of the little mermaid and how she wanted to change (for a man!!)

The 30x30x30 sounds interesting - I hadn't seen that on Kristen's blog but I'll be interested to see what you come up with!

Rosie Kaplan said...

I'm sure PPF will help keep you on track, its very good for me!

brendathour said...

What a darling and fun painting!

INeedToColor said...

Hi Dawn! This is my first week at PPF too! I was suffering from creative block last week too when I stumbled on PPF's site. I thought it would be a great motivator to get me back into the painting world. I love your mermaid. She is really fun and whimsical. I love paintings with quotes in them too, but I never seems to know what quotes to put on mine! I hope you participate in PPF next week too! Have a great weekend!

Mary Hysong said...

Love your cute little mermaid! Welcome to Paint Party Friday!

toadinaboat.com said...

Welcome to PPF! Your mermaid is a real cutie with an important message.

Heather said...

Sooo glad you could join us! Your Mermaid is so cute! Keep on painting!!! Come and join us next week too.

Hybrid J said...

Such a cute artwork! Fun! ;)

Netty said...

Welcome to the party Dawn, you will have the greatest time.
Loving your whimsy mermaid and a great quote to go with it. Annette x

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Love the mermaid!!! She is definitely making a statement with that quote - perfect match! Welcome to PPF and keep us updated on your humane society efforts.
cheers, dana

Theresa said...

Great Bright Whimsical mermaid! Best of luck with humane society dollars - wonderful charity!

Janet said...

Girl you are ALWAYS up to Something!! If I lived near you we would be hangin out lol! Yup. HUGGS from your Bud xxxx

Roban Studio said...

What a cute mermaid, and the saying is classic. Sorry your muse is on vacation but she'll be back. I'm involved in the 365 Art Project where we make a piece of art everyday for one year. Not sure yet what I'm going to do with all that art when it's over.It's very challenging but so worth it. Welcome to the party!

Jenny Blair said...

so lovely to meet you! And what a lovely corner on the blogosphere you have..so fresh and bright and colourful!:) Love your mermaid and the words she speaks...ah such wise advice...if only it were easy! :)x

EVA said...

Welcome to the party, BahamaDawn! We created PPF for exactly the reasons you mentioned - both Kristin and I wanted to paint more and we thought some company, inspiration and motivation/accountability (the weekly check-ins) would help! So glad you found us and we hope it helps you with your painting!

I love your mermaid - she is so charming and of course, a great quote! Beautiful!

Jeannie said...

So glad to see your back to ok!! Sometimes down time is a good thing so don't be hard on yourself.
Love your painting and your paintings!!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Ohhh I've got a thing for mermaids and she is perfect with that quote. So glad to have you joining the party! It's a great way to create more I've found. Love your blog name :) Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Glad to meet and your mermaid is lovely! I adore quotes and this is a good one....goes well with the whimsical mermaid.

Annabelle

Catherine Denton said...

Love it! She has such a sweet expression and I like that she'll be true to herself. :)

Thanks for your sweet comment on My Blog.

priti.lisa said...

Love the mermaid and the quote from shakespeare...perfect!♥

Lynette said...

I'm just reading a story about a mermaid. Yours is much cheerier than the one in the story! Very sweet.

La Abela said...

It's nice your siren. Saludos

Andrea C said...

Hehe this is very funky x

Dawn said...

Oh I do love your mermaid and the quote is perfect!

love Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh I also meant to say we have the same name and birth sign how cool is that? (Freaky) nice to meet you D xx

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