Friday, June 12, 2009

Ella Faith . . .

Remember this post?? Okay, that is Ella Faith's twin brother! {And just in case you didn't notice, I uploaded his picture into the post!}


Is this portrait not the sweetest thing ever??? This piece of art is hanging in Ella Faith's room with the Elizabeth Pottery Barn Kids bedding . . . .

It is hard to tell - but my colors match dead on. Ask me how I know?! Because before this bedding sold out, I bought a piece of it!

I have 3 more paintings to do to match this bedding. So, I really needed to think outside of the box. Two of the other ones really want a scene from the bedding painted on the canvas and the third one is leaning somewhat in that direction. So, I wanted this one really different!


The walls are a taupe - so I knew I had alot of choice when it came to the colors.

Notice the tiny pearls in the center of the flowers?? Just another one of those extras!


Okay - yes, that is the "E" in the font that I love to paint an "E" or "G" in! But let's just face it - that font is perfect for this bedding!!!

I need to learn my camera! I tried a thousand and one settings trying to get the "right color" - I started taking these pictures on a rainy day and tried again today with the sun out. I don't know which was worse!? Krista . . . help me!


I really LOVE this one . . . tell me what you all think!

Okay for fat laughs guess where we ate for lunch . . .

Today I requested Grape in my sprite. Only grape. I wasn't feeling so "spirited" - haha. But I'll tell you the truth - I usually get funky with the flavors . . . . sooo can't wait till my kids get old enough so that we are triple-dog-daring each other to try some straight nasty combinations! Even though Lonnie tells me that most of my combinations are nasty!

That so makes me wanna sing . . .

"Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
Wouh wouh wouh wouh wouh . . . . . "
As far as the pregnancy story . . . I've been thinking that all 3 of my "moments I found out" are actually funny. So, for a special treat - I'm going to tell you about them vlogging style!!! hahaha - aren't you excited to hear me - I mean really hear me! My voice might get on your nerves soooo bad that I lose you all {my dear readers!} Or you will crack up hysterically and come back for more! I finally got the mic part of my camera working - so I'll try to get it up tomorrow.

And do you guys really NOT know about the hoax blog I referred to??? Really? I thought everyone was reading it.

30 comments:

Mrs. J Manny said...

oh my, that is beautiful. how DO you do it??? and I love the last one too, with the stitching. such a great extra touch. its all in the details!

also, now...i want some sonic =)

Rach said...

I am digging it!!! This one is awesome! Love the lighter dots of the same color. AND I forgot to tell you that after you told me that on Wed I went and got what? you ask....a Jr Frito Chili Cheese Wrap. It sounded yummy---didn't eat it right away and by the time I got home it didn't sound so yummy anymore. HA!! oh well-- yeah anything in Sprite....gross!

shabby girl said...

You are knocking me out! You just keep getting better & better!!! I thought I liked your stuff before, but I am loving this!!!!

The Long Family said...

LOVE it.... It's one of my favorites. I didn't know about the hoax blog thing. The first I heard was on Bring the Rain and McMamma's blog when they said it was a hoax.

Sandy Toes said...

That is one of my favorites! So pretty and girly!
sandy toe

Robin said...

Love it! It is so pretty and "Ella Faith" herself is an absolute DOLL (as is her brother!)

I can't believe nobody knows about the AR scam either...lol!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Living With Purpose said...

Oh MY GOSH....this is absolutely, absolutely beautiful!!!! I LOVE IT!!! I'll be back from Florida on Sunday - can we meet up next week.... I LOVE IT!! - Lori

J Family said...

You bought that bedding?!?! You brat! :) Now just xerox copy it three times and send it my way along with some paintings. The painting is great and I can't wait to see the rest. An no had no clue about a hoax blog- and you are making me crave a sonic soda even though our sonics here suck and I don't drink soda. :)

Kelly said...

Oh that painting is AWESOME! I love it - you are just amazing!

Laura Beth said...

This one might be my favorite one yet! Love it! I want to know about this hoax blog that everyone is talking about . . .

Natalie said...

The "Ella Faith" is awesome .... love it love it love it!

I love your bloggy makeover too!!

It's BEAUTIFUL and so YOU!!

Deb said...

I"ve been dying to ask & am finally getting up the nerve...

What kind (acrylic or oil or craft paint) & brand of paint do you use? I do some dabbling with acrylics & they don't ever look at nice as yours.

If you don't want to respond, I totally get it.

Brooke Kelly Photography said...

I <♥> this!!

You really do just keep getting better. I mean, seriously...


Grape in sprite= YUCK. ;)

Holli said...

This one goes in my favorite file! ;)

Jessica said...

I absolutely LOVE it, Kim! I won't surprise me if you don't believe it though because it seems like on every post I say, "OK! This is my new favorite!" :) Your work is awesome!

Do you do these for big girls, too?!

Lauren said...

Love it! The detail is incredible.

You inspired Dawson and I to hit Sonic after we saw you...I get the Berry Slush you talked about...very good! Have you ever noticed the workers at the Cason Ln. Sonic are super nice? Much better than Broad St. Totally useless info, I know. ;)

~Laura and Geoff~ said...

Lady- I think you are starting to outdo yourself, this one is PRECIOUS! a new personal top 5 fo sho'

Sara F. said...

Honestly, with each painting you do, you just get better and better! Even if you do drink really strange combos. :-)

Kodi said...

One of the reasons I'm most excited to find out is so I can order a canvas from YOU! haha

chesley said...

love all the detail in this one! btw..i got the tutu at the Gymboree Outlet & we're on our 3rd pair of these same shoes..Plaid Rabbit! i've bought them in every size. i should pass them down to Ems since her feet are so small, ha!

Susan said...

I love it!! You done an excellent job. Oh and I have the lime in the coconut song in my head now! :)

Amy said...

WOW... you've outdone yourself on this one. I absolutely Love brown.. love how you used it with the pastels.. gorgeous! Oh.. we had Sonic for dinner tonight.. yum! That looks like a frito burrito, oh and I add cherry and vanilla to my diet cokes.
Happy painting!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Kim, I have sent out two emails and then resent them from my hotmail and my gmail accounts when they came back as delivery failure... to your email address that you have listed in your shop.

I'm sorry to have to go through this route, and maybe it is just my server or me, but please when you can spare a bit of time, email me at mgbotelho21@gmail.com, so that I know that your email is working and it is just me :o) (which wouldnt be surprising).

I truly appreciate your kind comments on my blog!

Lauren said...

I am sooo envious of your artistic talent! Your canvases are just beautiful! I'm in love with all of the details!

Michelle said...

OK, this has to be one of my favorites!! I'm sure I've said that before but I love this painting. I love the color combination and the brown with the pastels, LOVE.IT!!! I just can't get over how talented you are. Can't wait to hear the pregnancy stories!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That portrait and the bedding is just sooo beautiful. I love it. =)

Aimee said...

Love your awesome lettering. Gorgeous.

My son's nasty Sonic drink combo:
Root Beer + pineapple (the chunky kind)

A Sonic girl also told us you can get every flavor mixed in. It tastes like a Sweet Tart.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh, Kim! The Ella Faith is GORGEOUS!

joanne said...

Girl, you are too silly for words. ;-) I LOVE the Ella Faith painting, so CUTE! BTW- I Love the "Lime in the Coconut" song. xo

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

wow i think this is definately my most favorite of your name paintings!! gorgeous!