Friday, August 25, 2006

Lucky to be an Artist - fairy wrens for me.

Just thought I would share this beautiful plate my mum painted for me a year back as we have lovely fairy wrens in our garden and they are such a joy to see and watch all summer long.
They are not back yet this year but I know they will come again.
My mother loves them so much and each time she comes to visit in the summer she looks for them, we can find her in the garden trying to study them as they scurry about.

Mum has been an artist for as long as I can remember and I loved to watch her as a little girl mix the paints and do such lovely work. She still has a small group she teaches and loves to share her skills. She does china painting but is also an expert at any other medium she wishes to put her hand to.

Her work has been sent all around the world and I am very proud of her.

This is my Friday!

24 comments:

Sue said...

I love these LeeAnn! Your Mom is so very talented! No wonder you're proud...

Janet said...

I would be proud of her too. That plat is lovely. I wish I could paint like that. Thanks for sharing her work with us.

Alice said...

Your mother is a real gem, isn't she. That plate is so lovely. It must have been wonderful to watch your mother at work over the years. Your love and admiration for her really shines through in your writing. I hope you will be able to enjoy each other's company for many years to come.

PEA said...

Oh my, what a wonderful talented artist she is! The birds on the plate are just so beautiful and it must have been so much fun to watch her paint while you were growing up:-) Gorgeous treasures for sure!!! Have a great weekend LeeAnn...hugs! xox

Maggie Ann said...

Oh how talented your Mother is...what a beautiful plate!

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

Amazing! I am always astonished when I see that someone can create a likeness of something and make it so REAL! Those birds could jump right off the plate and eat seed out of your hand! Neat!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Gorgeous!! Man to be able to paint like that!! I would be so happy!! She is a great artist!! Thanks for sharing her work with us....

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Wow, these little guys are just precious, and so it sounds is your Mom! I was so moved by her joyful spirit in her lovely wedding picture that I posted on it, I hope that's okay.

Truly, what a gift shines through here, not only skillful but truly joyful and kind...

Jeanette said...

Hi Lee-Anne
what a talented Lady your Mum is
the plate is just beautiful with those little blue wrens so life like .

Take care have fun,

Tammy said...

the plate is beyond beautiful and such a treasure!!!
:-D

Puss-in-Boots said...

Lee-Ann, that plate is beautiful! Your mum is so talented. I really admire artistic people and often wish I had a drop of that type of talent.

Fairy wrens make lovely subjects, too.

Nicole said...

I adore Wrens...they are so beautiful in every way.
Your Mum has a lovely artistic stroke... very fine and detailed.
Devine artwork Lee-Anne.
I love the photo of you and your mum...so loving. xoxox Nicole

Debbie said...

This plate is so pretty. Gina sent me your blog site and I am so glad. I went through all postings and I felt so at home . what a delightful family.I could tell right off you are a very special lady.

littlejennywren said...

The Fairy Wren is such a beautiful little bird. We have had them in our garden some years but they took fright a couple of years ago when my husband had to chainsaw down a tree( not their tree) and we haven't seen them since.Your mother's work is beautiful.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What a beautiful gift your Mum has. Wow.....so pretty.

tea
xo

Daisy Lupin said...

It is a lovely painted plate and what a lovely name for a bird, a fairy wren.

Ginnie said...

I couldn't help but compare our backgrounds...you and me. My mother was also an artist and I was one of 5 children...and had a very happy child hood also. I love the wedding pix of your "mum" in your last blog. Her painting of the birds is lovely.

Sharon K said...

What a beautiful hand painted plate and so special because your mum made it/lovely

Lee-ann said...

Thank you so very much everyone for your lovely comments.

I read them to my mother last night over the phone and she was feeling rather proud of herself and also wanted me to add her thanks on the kindness of those who visit my little blog page.

Mum is still having trouble with the idear that you are all in different parts of the world yet you all can visit me down here in Australia as easy as that! :o)

I am going to visit everyone now so see you soon!

The Lone Beader said...

It is so wonderful that your mum painted those little wrens. As you may have guessed, I love little birds, too:)

DayByDay4-2Day said...

very beautiful indeed!

Gwen said...

After looking at your blog i can see where you get your talent.
Your Mothers plate was beautiful you may be proud of your Mum but i know she would be just as proud of you.
P.S.Also thanks for visiting my blog call in anytime your'e passing.

JunieRose said...

That plate is just beautiful!

A real treasure!


Junie

Morning Glory said...

The paintings are so beautiful! What a lovely talent to have.

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