Monday, April 11, 2011

Floorcloth, Done!

This Winter has been so hard. It really has. I feel like my poor heart has taken a beating, along with my little house. We are both recovering from a long hard season and I am sooo happy that it is behind us. Spring is playing tricks on us but this weekend it actually made an appearance and for that I am grateful.

I drove to the seacoast this weekend to paint a wonderful floorcloth at a seminar with Cynthia Erekson. It was a day of shared love and appreciation for painting. It was a little challenging to try a new surface (canvas) , and even more challenging to paint with folks that have so many more years of painting experience than I have, but all in all, I held my own and walked away with a beautiful piece for my home.

I will be framing it behind a window that still needs to be painted but having finished the main part, I feel that the rest is a breeze (famous last words!)

I hope your weekend was filled with fun and that you too are dreaming of warmer days when your spirits will soar by just standing outside in the sun without a jacket. I can't wait! Have fun this week!

21 comments:

Pam Genari said...

Brenda, It is Beautiful. You have a great talent!

Sheila said...

Beautiful Brenda! I'm glad you had a great weekend and a good time doing something you love. I too hope the weather warms up. It most definately has been a long winter~

~Sheila
http://seasonsofthyheart.blogspot.com

Terry said...

It's beautiful Brenda! Framing it behind a window will be a wonderful way to display it! :0)

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

That is so beautiful. Sorry you had such a tough winter. I think Spring is here to stay now, but then I'm in Michigan - that could change in the next 5 minutes.

Hugs,
Mary

Jenny said...

You did this?

Of course. I forgot you can do everything brilliantly.

Of course you did this.

I'm glad spring is on the way...and you created this masterpiece in the depths of a long, cold season.

Ahl Cooped Up said...

Happy Spring. I'm sorry this Winter was a hard one.
You floorcloth is outstanding!!

Anna said...

I hear ya girlfriend...spring can not come soon enough...but we have snow showers predicted for Wed. That's just incase we get too smug about the sun today! The floor cloth is charming and I love it!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

The floorcloth is amazing! I am so impressed by your talent. Wonderful color choices and I love the whale sign!!!

WoolenSails said...

I love that piece and the design. I bought floor cloth and supplies, just haven't had time to make some yet.

Debbie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

It is beautiful. You are so very talented. Take care. Karen

trash said...

So are you taking orders? :-) You know, I have this new build coming up and we will need something to seperate the French Windows from the rest of the place in Winter ... ;-)

Angie Burrett said...

This is utterly gorgeous - well done. You have an amazing talent. Spring has to be just around the corner - keep on being creative and spring will arrive!

dana said...

You amaze me in so many ways. . . this painting of yours is just another example. How great to get away and create. . . .dana

Barb said...

You are sooooooo talented!!!!

Whimsey Creations said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Wow what a talent you have. I have one I made several years ago in front of my front door and it's lasted very well through 3 large dogs and red Georgia clay. But it's beginning to look a little shabby and I've been thinking about making another...maybe seeing yours will get me motivated! Great job you did and it sounds like you had a fun class too.

Tracy said...

Stunning. Seriously. :-)

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I love it! Looks like a great way to spend the weekend! Thanks for sharing.

Friendship Crossing said...

Wowza Brenda! Your painting is amazing!! LOVE it! You did a fantastic job on it!! It'll look great behind that window.

Hugs,
Tanya

Patty said...

Beautiful!

Sue Pickwell said...

Great job, it looks wonderful!
Sue

Robin said...

Just gorgeous Brenda!!