Monday, September 26, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

What can be sweeter than butterfly kisses? There was a song called Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle a few years back and I used to love hearing it all the time. This picture reminded me of that song although it really has nothing to do with the contents of the song. (lyrics are at the bottom of this post~ a must read)
I thought about how I would draw butterfly kisses and this is what came out, I know that the kisses themselves are actually done with eyelashes but for some reason I put a butterfly coming out of her mouth (where kisses usually come from) to represent a butterfly kiss. Sometimes my crazy brain works this way!

This drawing I did for my son Ben who continues to tell me that I only draw women, so I drew a man in the page too! First thing out of his mouth was, "Mom, I hate to tell you this but that looks more like a woman than a man!" Great! My dude looks like a woman!!!! LOL! Wow, that would make a catchy song! (hee-hee)

I have the hardest time drawing men, what is that all about? Does anyone else relate? I know there are many gorgeous men out there in the world but when I look at them I do not feel inspired to draw them, they are just men who look good in an Armani suits (of coarse I am talking about actors or models). Women are so much more, what is the word I am looking for... beautiful to draw I guess. Most men do not have long flowing hair, mens fashion is pretty basic with literally no frills to capture your romantic spirit. I need to feed that spirit in my art it seems ~ it inspires me to create beautiful, whimsical drawings.

Here are the lyrics to Butterfly Kisses By Bob Carlisle.

There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's
daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes and
I thank god for all the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her
hair; "Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
In all that I've done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mama a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.

But I remember
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; sticking
little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you, Daddy, But if you
don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time."
With all that I've done wrong I must have done
something right to deserve her love every morning
and butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Precious butterfly.
Spread your wings and fly.

She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not
sure-I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over...gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk my down the aisle, Daddy-it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy? Daddy, don't cry!"

Oh, with all that I've done wrong I must have
done something right.
To deserve your love every morning and butterfly
kisses-I couldn't ask God for more, man this is what love is.

I know I gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses.

Enjoy your Manic Monday. Hugs and blessings Everyone ~ with butterfly kisses to all!



Janet said...

I like your "dude"....I knew it was a guy. And I like your idea behind the painting. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly!

I happen to think your dude looks cool! It's the butterfly on him that might make you think he's a she...but otherwise..it's definitely a he!

I draw my hubby and my son...and sometimes a random photo from a magazine of some guy....but like you, it's usually a woman! because they really are more beautiful! lol

thanks for your visit.
I just posted again for today...this time it's a sketch of two sisters....I'd love to share it with you. Stop in!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Jacqueline said...

Wow, I love this one Kelly!