Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Christmas Angel painting

                                                      

                                              My latest painting called:   A baby changes everything. (SOLD)


Have you ever heard a song that was so beautiful that you needed to illustrate it?  I listen to all Christmas music radio these days, and I heard this song by Faith Hill called 'A baby changes everything'. I didn't pay attention to it at first, but once I did and really heard it I knew I wanted to make a Christmas Angel, and include words this time. I started it last night, and worked away until it was done. When I find inspiration  in a song, I play it over and over again while painting, hoping to convey the right feeling. I honestly don't know if I succeeded. Sometimes the image in our head is difficult to bring to fruition.
It's listed in my Etsy shop if anyone wants a very sparkly Christmas painting :-)

So are my American friends enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend? Did you all hit the malls for Black Friday? I can't even imagine what that must be like, I read about the chaos in the papers, lol! I think I'd rather stay inside and shop online. I love going into stores, but it's the line ups that drive me crazy. As I age, I find my patience wearing thinner.

This last Thursday I went to the last craft show of the season, it's called the One of a Kind show, and it features over 800 vendors. Fun, but tiring. My feet were killing me after all that walking...and as you get to the end you find yourself passing by the booths much quicker. It's hard to maintain your excitement after seeing so much. Luckily you can pick up a pass to go back later on - it's a 10 day event.  I would love to go back a second time for another look.

That's it for now, I'm off to do a bit more painting
thanks for reading

21 comments:

Nicola said...

Oh she's just lovely!!! The words are so true I think :0)Beautiful piece!

Linda said...

I decided to do a Christmas angel too and was working on it just before getting on the computer. I can only pray mine will be as half as beautiful as yours. If it works out, it will be printed for our Christmas cards.

I skipped the black Friday shopping frenzy and went to visit my sister-in-law on her farm 2 hours away. Although the shopping ads were enticing, it was nice to get away from town.

Sophia said...

I've not heard that song before. I'm definitely going to go check it out now!! It sounds like it was a fab inspiration for you as your Christmas Angel is absolutely lovely. Absolutely! :) Hugs

EVA said...

Very, very petty Betty!

Sheila Nielsen said...

-She's absolutely adorable :o)
Reminds me of a vintage(holy)icon, something..
I like the way you layer and color your art pieces. Gives them depth.
Very professional.

Merry Christmas from Denmark :o)

apinkdreamer said...

just amazing!!!!

Micki said...

A beautiful painting, I love your girls faces, so uniquely your style!!

Micki x

slommler said...

I love your painting. I think you captured the feeling perfectly!! She is wonderful!
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I did the Black Friday in store shopping as well. We had a blast...and the crowds weren't annoying at all. And whenever we checked out, there was no lines to speak off. So we had a great experience. We had to park a pretty good distance from the store but other than that...no problems! Then we went out to breakfast! I got some great deals as well! Good times!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rosemary said...

Wonderful painting, one of a kind is fantastic.

Heather said...

i love the sparkling stars here. what a beautiful song it must be. You have created something very special, here, with all of the layers.. how wonderful, i love your Christmas angel.

I don't do Black Friday, too commercial for me. I like to be home in my house....relaxing! he he he. xxoo

Diane Duda said...

I don't know that song. I'm going to have to look it up.
Its certainly inspired a lovely angel. :)
xo
di

Marlene said...

She is really beautiful and the words are perfect.

Judy said...

Nice!

Lee said...

She is a real beauty! and Yes, it's so true. Gorgeous work!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

I have Faith Hill's Christmas cd with that song on it. I just love it, your right it is a special song.

Your angel is just beautiful I love her.

Wow big craft show, sounds like a lot of fun though.

Magic Love Crow said...

Betty, she is beautiful! Great job! You are so talented! You went to the One Of A Kind Craft Show!! I am so jealous! I won't be going this year!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your angel is absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job creating her. I avoided all the Black Friday madness. I did a little online shopping and had a little sale in my shop. Nice and quiet and NO craziness! Just overly busy - which is why I am just visiting now! Theresa

Amanda Makepeace said...

I've added this to the EBSQ Friday Five.

I'd also like to feature you on the EBSQ Blog in December. Please contact me if you are interested at: makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com

smellyrhinostudio said...

I know what you mean, music makes me dream! Where is a 10 day christmas craft show? I wanna go!

readingsully2 said...

Your Angel is beautiful and those words are so true.

Kim Padden said...

I just found your blog and wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your art! This Christmas angel is absolutely beautiful. I have been inspired by songs in the past but haven't connected the two - music and painting - in a while. I think I'll have to pay more attention to the songs I hear and see if I get some inspiration to paint what touches me in song. Thanks for the reminder! :)