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Sunday, April 26, 2009

To Do List

1. Clean linen closet: check.
2. Antique picture frames and drop off at framer: check.
3. Plant window boxes: check.
4. Dust, mop and vaccuum pollen off screen porch: check
5. Finish mermaid painting: check.

Dream With The Fishes

mixed media on 8" X 10" canvas, $60 plus shipping
If you're interested in this painting, please contact me at katherinemccullen@yahoo.com


I started this piece last week for Mixed Media Monday's Mermaid challenge, but I was unable to finish it in time. The background is many, many layers of paint and ink: sponged, stampled, and splattered. You name it and I think I did it to this little picture. Fortunately, TGIF is having a Fish challenge this week, and MMM is doing Beaches, so I'm going to submit this painting for both. BTW my friend Serena's blog title, which has always made me smile, was the inspiration for this painting. Be sure to check out her amazing altered art here.

27 comments:

Femmy said...

great painting!!!

Sandy said...

Wow fantastic painting. Wonderful creation. Love them.

Thanks Alberta for this fish entry on TGiF.

Ozstuff said...

How beautiful! I love the company your mermaid keeps! I wonder if those fishies are friends or maybe take-out for her next meal. Perish the thought.

Lumilyon said...

Sunny Sunday list
Tidy workroom-not checked
Hoover rugs- not checked
Do ironing - not checked
Build wall for raised vegetable and herb border around greenhouse - check check CHECK!!!
VERY rainy Monday
Plant out cuttings and plants in new border - not checked
Replace glass in shed window - not checked
Paint bench in garden - not checked...
Rats, that only leaves unchecked things on the Sunday list...
Nah..I'll just switch on my computer and do some doodling...
Love your mermaid and her motto!
Lumi (IWM) x

Kim Mailhot said...

Hey Lady !
Gorgeous mermaid !
Nice job checking stuff off the list. I kind of hate sometimes that the list never stops getting things added to it ! My hubby is a big list maker. He was on vacation last week and I asked him to see if he could go the week without making a list of things we had to do. Guess what ? He couldn't go more than a day ! Let's hurry up and relax !
We work it out though, Mrs. "I like to Go With the Flow, Random Girl" and Mr."Let's Make a List So we Can get it All In, Predictable Boy". A balancing act of have-to's and want-to's and we are both happy ! That and I told him to keep his lists to himself !;-)

Back to the weekly grind list ! Have a good one, Girlfriend !

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

Nicola Toms said...

Lovely painting! I love the colours and her eyes are beautiful! Well done!!!

Sharon said...

I like it a lot!

Snap said...

I love mermaids and this one brought a big smile to my face ... especially riding a unicorn! Delightful!

herminesplace said...

Really beautiful

indybev said...

Cheeky little mermaid, keeping company with the fishes! Beautiful (again) Alberta!

Kristen Hermanny said...

I love the colors on this! That mermaid is darling and love the fishes.
Oooo...And I love that the seahorse is a unicorn!!!!
Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Love her fishes. But most of all I love your checked-off list. I only make list when I know I'm gonna do it or at least try. Or as you know I sometimes make list of things I'm not going to do. It works too.

Charlie said...

Oh she is beautiful...
Don't you just hate that green pollen from the oak leaves. I have to wait until the Photina pollen falls then I'll clean my porch too.
Glad you were able to check so much off your list. You're such a busy bee.

Katherine said...

Nice to see you back on the blog I am surprised you didn't link to your wonderful words on art and meaning. Thanks so much.

Cathy Mendola said...

Love the mermaid! Mermaids are one of my favorites along with beachy/ocean scenes.
Congrats to you for having such a productive weekend.
have a great week.
xoxo

Rein said...

Wonderful piece!

Kris Dickinson said...

So magical and fun! LOVE it!

*jean* said...

oo i'm glad to see you back!! i've been cleaning too...

your mermaid is delightful!

Dream With the Fishes said...

Oh my goodness, she's beautiful!! I'm so honored to have played a part in the inspiration for it! You are awesome, girlfriend! xoxo Serena

CafeArtiste said...

Gorgeous! I love (and collect) mermaids! Sorry I haven't responded on Etsy. We've all been sick here with bad chest colds, one right after the other. I kept meaning to, but kept forgetting. Yes, I received the lovely red piece and it's going on my art wall just as soon as I feel better. You are so talented -- thanks for sharing!

audrey h. said...

'dream with the fishes'...love that! This painting is so pretty :)

Thank you for leaving me such a wonderful comment on my blog. Have a great week :)

mixedmediamonday said...

Alberta, I'm so glad you finished this glorious painting, and that we all got to enjoy it! Diane

Migraine Chick said...

Wonderful mermaid!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your sweet little mermaid really made me smile! She's so serene and happy, she took me right to a happy place! :) xoxo

Katherine said...

To Do: Post a link to my art and meaning statement so people can read my beautiful and wise statement!

Tammie Lee said...

This is so sweet and lively!