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Friday, February 18, 2011

Had The House To Myself This Morning



I woke up this morning to peace and quiet... it was so lovely. The boys went for a sleepover lastnight and hubbub and I had the evening to ourselves. We watched the movie "Unstoppable" with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Surprisingly I was on the edge of my seat during much of it!



So... back to this morning...

I made my morning tea, set up my drawing easle and large sketch book, got out my IPOD with my favorite tunes and turned up the volume...

and put the pencil to the paper!



I had an image in my mind before I began. Large eyes were certain.



After two hours of glorious bliss listening to music, sketching and having ME time... I was so at peace. Thank you God for this wonderful time!

I'm not finished her quite yet. I have named her however... her name is Evangeline. I have in mind to add some angel wings to the background, what do you think about that?

I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to have this time to do some of my art work! It has been much too long.

I hope you have an amazing weekend everyone. Many hugs and blessings to you.
With all my love...


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17 comments:

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Kelly,

I felt drawn to your blog and thought I would drop you a line.
I read a few of your previous posts and found that you suffer from Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with Fibro back in 2004.
Would you let me know how you are doing with the new herb you have been taking from the article your MIL passed on to you?? I am taking meds and would like to find a more natural alternative if I could. I have to look again on your post....I forgot the name of it at the moment.

I love your "Evangelina" sketch and her lovely large eye's. I agree with you that she should have wings.
I am sensing that the color blue somehow be incorporated in this piece for healing.


Hugs and Blessings to You,

Susan

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kelly,
Oooh, yes, I see an angel emerging from this picture!
How nice to wake up and not have to jump out of bed for someone else.
Lovely way to start the weekend.
Have a good one,
Hugs,
Anna

Ophelia said...

How awesome to have some wonderful me time, and I'm so glad you made the best of it...I love what you have done here.

lilasvb said...

great to have the house free on saturday's morning, i like your new background

Rebecca Anthony said...

Sounds delightful and you blissful peace and quiet shows in this piece!

Lisa D. said...

Looks really great Kelly!

Diane said...

How could be there any question that she's an angel--How could she not be?? It must be wonderful for you to be able to enjoy your creativity again--such bliss!!

Julia Christie said...

She has a really strong face and would make a beautiful angel! Be sure to share when she is finished!

Smiles

Emakesart said...

Sound like a wonderful time! And what a peaceful expression your woman has to reflect how you were feeling! I love the close up of her eye!

I hope you're feeling well and healing quickly, but just remember to take it easy!! We need you good and well so we can see more wonderful art like this!

Love, healing, and blessings to you Kelly.
xoEsther

Suz said...

kelly,
evangaline is beautiful. i love her eyes and feel they hold a lot of compassion. I do think she deserves some wings. she is a very special being!
Sweet hugs to you, friend,
Suz

Kell Belle Studio said...

Hi Kelly,

I think wings on her would be precious. I too savor every moment of my artful pursuit time. It's glorious isn't it?

Thank you so much for popping over the other day. It's always nice to see new visitors.

xoxo
~Kell Belle

Carousel Dreams said...

Evangelina is just lovely Kelly...I think angel wings would look beautiful! Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog - it's always nice to meet new friends x

Mary said...

she is beautiful, love her strong features.

glad you are feeling better, may your continued healing be quick and complete.

Grace and Peace

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hi Kelly!

I love those moments, thanks for bringing us along with you. Your Evangeline is quite a beauty. With or without wings, she shines. Sometimes when I'm not sure whether to add something to a painting, I take a picture, print it out, and sketch on the print to see how it might look. Hope you and your sweetheart had a Happy Valentines!
♥Jenny

Donna said...

Kelly, This was such a lovely post and would be perfect for my Tuesday Tea party. I wrote about taking time to rest and relax..to get alone with God and ourselves in the midst of busy days. I was going to say, you might have liked Tuesday's post a lot better than today's. :O) I always write 'from the heart' on Tuesdays. It's sort of my 'journal' day. I ask the ladies to get out their tea cups and join me for a 'little chat'. :o)

I LOVE your drawing. It's just incredible! I think that if I could draw like that, I wouldn't be to bothered about not sewing. LoL!

xo
Donna

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

It really is amazing what quiet alone creative time does for us, isn't it!
I know that's what I'll be doing tomorrow!

Your session was time well spent Kelly!
Not only did you nurture your inner person, but you worked out, and brought to life a great work of art!
She's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
How happy I am to have met a fellow artist, whom i 'get', and who I know 'gets' me in return!

Ciao Bella!

Creative Carmelina
XOXO

ArtfulLee Designed said...

How nice to have a nice quiet house, with no need to get up until you are ready and then to have precious ME time, wow, now that sounds like a great day to me. I love Evangeline and I can see angel wings on her. I can't wait to see her finished
Lee:)