Thursday, April 2, 2009

My name is Mud . . . .

I know you all have seen Home Alone {the movie} - I've probably seen it around 75 times over the years {for whatever reason it cracks me up!} Picture the family running through the airport. Late. Dragging their luggage. Going over everything in their head, yet out loud. Okay, now picture me . . . . I'm the chick in the picture on the left. Five foot tall. Doing the same thing. Instead, I'm not in an airport. I'm just doing my daily doings. And instead of luggage, I'm dragging my 4 kids. I would also say that my hands are usually waving above my head . . . . and I'm probably screaming . . . . screaming in a funny way. I say funny, because people usually look at me and laugh when they see me?! I have on sunglasses - even in the rain. Bad habit, maybe . . . . okay, I like to stare at other people and glasses make it much easier to do without looking like a freak with a staring problem . . . . instead, I just look like a freak wearing sunglasses . . . . in the rain!

Anyways, that really is me. Today, I pictured that scene in the movie and thought, "yep, that's me!" The whole "don't-have-it-together,-but-so-need-to" look. That is the reason you have not seen hide nor hair of me all week! We went back to Vanderbilt with Hudson. I'm now told that we are obviously going to be dealing with this minimal change disease until he outgrows it {somewhere around the ages of 5 to 8.} It is apparent {to me} that when he gets a cold - he is going to have a go around with it. That is what has happened everytime. We are officially back on steroids for another 5 months - lovely! He already has the swollen look already and I'm having to loosen all of his jeans in the waste. He is eating me out of house and home . . . but that helps with all the feeding therapies! And this time {I hope I'm not speaking tooooo soon - pray for me now!} he is not waking up in the middle of the night! Yes, I just felt the heavens part and that glorious light shine on me!!!! Sleep little children . . . . through the night!!!

Poor Ame - she has been waiting on this forever! I really told her that I would get her painting out to her the second week of March {and I meant the year 2009!} Then I "promised" it would go out to her on Monday of this week! I said I would post it about it yesterday! Yep, Mud's the name!! I hate doing that people!! But my kids kind of cramped my style this week. Any opportunity I normally would have had to work, was taken up with the little people {I really don't mind giving my kids extra time and attention - please, nobody think that I meant the "cramp my style" comment!}

She sent me the swatches and gave me the names of the wall paint . . .


She really wanted to use the fabric on top as the inspiration. The walls are painted {wide} stripes - about 12 to 18 inches apart. She used the top 2 paint colors.

I got my palette ready . . .


With the pink walls, I thought the green would be the best background color. It's going to be hard to tell in these pictures - but know I MATCHED THE GREEN! Yeah, me!


I could stop here with just a sneaky peeky - but I promised her that I would post a picture {yesterday!} So we are skipping the peeky! I want to say that I matched the paisley a little more than I intended . . . . Amy Butler, please don't sue me!


The above picture is not a good representation of the color - but you can see the design really well!


I kept the front of this painting very simple . . . With the pink stripes, several fabrics with different patterns . . . . I really wanted to work with it all and not against it!

See the big paisley?? See the darker pink dots around the edge?? They have a vine like pattern connecting them to each other . . . . Well, that is where the edge of the painting came from!


A retro, fun flower!!


Here she is! Bloggy friends, I would like for you to meet "Sutton" . . . .


Well, it is storming. All my kids are asleep. I didn't go to bed last night until 5:22 this morning to only get up at 6:23. My 1 hour and 1 minute sleep just didn't cut the mustard today. I'm tired. I'm off to bed {and it's not even 9?} If you emailed me, I'll get on it in the morning! I really hope I get up early! I'm shooting for 3, maybe 4 {yes, that is am} but I'm so tired. It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that I might just wait till my kids wake me!

34 comments:

Kelly said...

that is so cute...maybe one of my favs yet! {besides mine, of course!} :)

Tracie said...

beautiful work kim. hope the kids let ya get some sleep! :D

Monica @ Writer Chic said...

I think this might be my favorite yet. I LOVE IT! And wasn't it the craziest weather day ever?!

~Laura and Geoff~ said...

Love the detail of the paisley. Love the name Sutton...
Don't love that Hodson will be going through this a lot.
Don't love that you aren't sleeping... go! now! to dreamland!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, Kim! I love that paisley...

Amy Butler, please don't sue Kim, I love her work and eventually some day I will be purchasing a painting from her!

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Have to say this may be one of my fav's! Love it.
I hope your little man sleeps through the night - bless his heart! Sure hope he feels better soon.

Tutta la Storia said...

Kim, you keep amazing me. I only have two and can't get through the night without being up 6-8 times. How the heck do you do it, girlfriend!

Workaholic Momma said...

And until a few weeks ago you did not call yourself an ArTiSt? Are you crazy.

That is incredible. Absolutely incredible!

We are praying for your kids and you. Strength and health.

Kari Lynn said...

I wear sunglasses all. the. time! My blue eyes are sensitive and I deteste squinting, no pre-mature wrinkles for me, thank you. But I have to admit, I buy dark sunglasses so I can people watch. I'm addicted to human behavior.

Candy Apple Mayhem said...

This is awesome! You did a great job of matching.

I dream of being so artistic, and creative. I keep trying!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness - I may have to change Kennedy's bedding just to get this painting .... eeks, I think it's my favorite now!!!

chesley said...

I love love love this one! It's so simple but just beautiful!

Bethany said...

I love this picture! Great job Kim! Keep up all of the great work as a mommy and an artist...

Mommy said...

Very cute! Bummer about Hud.

Lea Ann said...

Sorry to hear about Hudson. Hope he's feeling better soon! I l-o-v-e this painting!!!

Kacee Hogg said...

Girl You are so talented. I always LOVE all of your paintings but the details in this one is incredible. I cannot even imagine how long it must have taken to make all of those little details. GREAT job!

An Accomplished Woman said...

You are such a talented artist... your name is not mud... I love your pictures and you are definitely worth the wait.

Sorry about your son. I will be praying.

Cynthia

Gaston Studio said...

Definitely my favorite thus far!

Swan Family said...

First off I am praying for you!!

Second, that painting of Sutton is AMAZING! You're really talented!!!

Holly said...

Hope Hudson feels better soon!

That is a nice painting though!

aLena said...

Wow! This painting is amazing. This is definitely my favorite. Hopefully I can get one of my own sometime in the future ;)
Go get some sleep, you deserve it ZzzZzz

Deb said...

Your art is beautiful. I wonder if you would tell me what acrylics you use...I do a little dabbling myself for friends & family but my paints never look as good as your.

Andrea Brian said...

LOVE IT!!! THIS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH STELLA!!! I can't wait to see my next painting you are doing for me!

jenn said...

i swear you just get better and better and what you do - this is gorgeous!

Lauren said...

That is seriously amazing how you matched that design perfectly! I love that name and I think this painting definitley goes in the top ten!

~~tonya~~ said...

Those are awesome!!

Stephanie said...

I love it! And the side detail is so cute too!

shabby girl said...

I haven't even read the post yet...
I. Love. This. Painting!!!

Leigh Ann said...

Fantabulous!!! I love the flower on the sides too!

Erin Elizabeth said...

First I want to say that I just LOVE your work! You are sooo talented. I am dropping by from my peeps (you know, chic chick media) and want to invite you over to my place this week for an Easter Party!! Yep, Georgikids is having a shindig all week long in celebration of Easter and I am sharing all kinds of yummy recipes, crafts, etc... AND giving away an outfit from my shop to one lucky winner on Friday! So drop in and enter to win! Oh, and don't forget to grab some goodies before you leave!! Hope to see you there!

Erin

Danielle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Love the green and the little designs by the name!!!!! GREAT JOB!

Dizzie Noodle said...

Omigosh! Ab-so-freakin-lutely go-jus!!!! I adore this one. I have been following your blog for a while and love your work but this just totally grabbed me! Totally awesome!

:)
Michelle

Pixeltrash said...

Super cute! Love how you matched the fabric!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I love it!!! Ame had Sutton on April 1st!