Thursday, April 19, 2012

grateful heart

All things work to good
for those of pure intention.
This I do believe

I finished a little mixed media painting this week that expresses my love of birds and the importance of having a grateful heart. 

This is not all all how I first envisioned this painting. My first thought was two hearts with a haiku, however I just couldn't get the colors or placement to "feel right". After setting it aside for a few days, I came across this image and it just fell into place. 

Although as I look at it now, there are two hearts... they just happen to be words. *smile* This piece measures 4 x 4 x 3/4 inches, and is now for sale in my Etsy


I'm including an Earth Day haiku today, just because I can!

Preserve mother earth!
Hoping others see our goal
as we tend to her.


More haiku can be found at Haiku my Heart

View WoNdErFuL creations by the artists at Paint Party Friday

30 comments:

Cheryl said...

I think you've created a masterpiece.

rebecca said...

your haiku is a perfect mantra from a wise and gracious heart. thank you for your offering of beauty and inspiration,
gorgeous!!!!

anthonynorth said...

Great optimism in these.

Karen said...

Great haiku, and I love the vibrancy of your painting!

kristin maynes said...

Oh, it's so sweet! I love the text on the bird.

Netty said...

Beautiful work. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend. Annette x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Helen ~ this is a stunning creation ~ thanks for sharing ~ namaste ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

My favorite painting by you so far!
So gorgeous! Love the text in the bird. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ginny said...

Life is so much richer and fuller when we live it with a grateful heart. Beautiful work and post.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your words are wondrously reminiscent of Romans 8:28 in the Bible...


“First Light”

Libby Rodriguez said...

Very nice - love your plump little bird ;)

laurie said...

I love this, I love everything about it, the color , the bird and the buttons, its beautiful

Debbie said...

Very nice. I love the colors you've used for this.

Christine said...

sweet little bird!

Victoria said...

This is so very beautiful..deeply poetic and visually-healing ...and a very heart-touching post! Gorgeous!!Blessings of earth day!
Victoria

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Love your new painting and hope we all become more in love with earth tomorrow.

Giggles said...

Lovely sweet post! Wonderful work!

Hugs Giggles

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Very sweet :).
Stay inspired!

carlarey said...

Wow...I would have been impressed with just the bird by itself. Now it's become so much more.

Anne said...

Really wonderful creation, love the natural honesty of this piece! Happy Earth Day! <3

Susan said...

Your dear little bird is beautifully done.

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful birdie! love the warm colors you used. :)

Za faran said...

I love the colors here and the bird. So much life in it.

Georgie Horn said...

this is simply elegant! Come by for a visit and a giveaway in honor of my father's 84th birthday!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-giveaway-again-whoopeee.html

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet petite piece. The bird is so lovely and grateful hearts yeah! Happy Earth Day. xox

Carola Bartz said...

This mixed media painting is beautiful, Helen. I like it - because I love birds and the color red, so it's right up my ally!

Kim Dellow said...

That is so gorgeous. Lovely work. Kim

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

this is a wonderful canvas ! greetings from France (coming from S&T Sat.

joanne said...

and you made my day brighter,,,,love the haikus

Marcia said...

very beautiful! Thanks for sharing with AIB.

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