Wednesday, September 28, 2011

You can "Quote Me" on that!!!--Giveaway!!!

I have always consider myself a collector of words.  I have a special file where I keep all my favorite quotes.  Every where I go I look for quotes, little sayings or words of advise that inspire me.

My latest little painting was inspired by an altered quote, "If the shoe fits, then wear it", well I liked the idea that
 "if the wings fit, wear them".

Sweet sayings or quotes have been the starting point of many of my paintings.  I hear a quote and it inspires a vision in my head, that I just have to bring to life with paint.

I've found many quotes or saying in the strangest places, like a fortune cookie, I really liked this one!

One of the first paintings I ever did was based of a quote by Elenore Roosevelt.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

another one of her quotes that I just adore is this one:
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Eleanor Roosevelt
(I haven't been able to put that one on a canvas)

I just finished another painting, again with a small, but moving phrase.
"just breath"

I used old watch faces for my bubbles, it just felt right to me.

Thanks again,


Clare said...

How exciting - well, my favorite quote is

'always keep a little secret in your heart'.

I also love making art with quotes. When I used to make little wooden cut out art and sell it a few years ago - it only sold if I put a quote on it. I love your painting that you sent away - sooo cute - hope you get her back.

Mooners said...

I am a follower

Bohemian said...

Hi Debbie... Thank you for stopping by my Blog and leaving such kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed my Journey there, it is a Joy I look forward to daily. It's great to connect to other Artists & Kindred Spirits here in this delightful Blog Community, so inspiring and uplifting. Your Paintings are so Joyful... and I too collect Quotes, and also the Messages in Fortune Cookies that I liked... sometimes they are eerily spot on! Or maybe I just spend far too much time in Chinese Restaurants enjoying the delish Food so the odds are greater that the 1,000th Fortune Cookie will have a profound Message for me!?! *Winks* Yes, a Gypsy Vardo Playground in one's backyard would be a Dream come True wouldn't it!? The Man is from Utah so we have quite a lot of Family there, I Love that they preserve so many Beautiful Old Homes in that State... sadly Arizona does not. I'm glad you discovered my Blog so that I could discover your Lovely Blog this Morning... and just in time for a Giveaway, hey, it doesn't get any better than that!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Debbie,

What lovely paintings you have done and enjoyed reading the quotes you shared. I too have a journal with quotes written so I can look at them.
A favourite of mine is ~
Savour the moments that make you the happiest.
These are the very best days.

Happy weekend

Diana said...

Hello there Debbie,
I am a follower. My quote is, "It's not what happens to you, it's how you happen to it." I made that one up many years ago. BTW I love your painting with the little girl and frog. Sooo cute. I have one posted on my blog called
Keep painting, I just love what you do.

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