Friday, March 14, 2008

Power and Pots

This is my favorite birthday card...from my friend, Kathleen. It cracks me up! Of course, you get a lot of this kind of thing when you turn 50...along with black balloons, age jokes up the ying yang and my favorite quote..."well, it's better than the alternative!". Oh geez! I think I liked Sandy's comment..."it's nifty being fifty, it's divine to be so fine". Thanks got it!

I've had (still workin' it) a really nice birthday and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your wonderful birthday wishes. They warmed my heart and made my day!

I've also been spending a lot of time this week trying to fix my website. Seems that whenever I update something in Net Objects...something else goes haywire in the way of links. As I was going through lots of my files...I came across many of my oil pastels that I used to do before using acrylics. The paintings below are two of my favorites.

I'm currently working on a Cat drawing, a Dog painting and an Abstract hope to show you those very soon!

"Blue Pots"
8" x 9" oil pastel on paper

"Santa Fe Pots"
10.5" x 13" oil pastel on paper

Have a fun weekend!


Karine said...

Those oil pastels are wonderful, Linda. I am particulary enamored with "blue pots". I have always wondered, is there a way to "seal" the surface of an oil pastel? They always seem to stay tacky.

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
I Love the pots! Both paintings are just incredible!
You are amazing!
m & e

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Linda,
I adore your blue pots piece -so earthy! What a great quote on your birthday card - frame that one!

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.


kate said...

That is the best birthday card I've seen for a long time (probably because I'm of the age where Power Surges happen all too often!!)I love your 'Blue Pots' painting because blue pots are my favourites!

I hope your website is all fixed up and you can have a relaxing and fun weekend... big hugs to Mademoiselle Maisie and you!

Sandy said...

Oh wonderful pots...I love pots...the colors, textures..etc.. you've just inspired me to try some.

Glad you liked my nifty fifty thingy...haha.

that was a quote taken directly from a poem my sis wrote when she turned 50..I'll see if I can find the whole thing.


Jonna said...

Happy 50th. Hope it was (is) a good one.

Donna said...

Love that card and hope you had a fun and fabulous birthday!
Your paintings are great! Can't wait to see the new ones too!

Ro Bruhn said...

Happy Birthday Linda, even though I'm late. I agree power surges sound much better and once you get closer to sixty you become an elder of excellence.
Love the oil pastel paintings, it's so interesting to see people's changes in style over the years.

Tara Ross Studios said...

Happy late birthday, you have 50 more to go!!!

NeereAnDear said...

Well It looks like I miss all the good stuff ... especially your Birthday... HAPPY HAPPY BELATED !! I hope you had a smashing good time and I hope that you have many more smashing good times...

PJ wanted me to tell you and Maise hello



Nevis said...

Ooo! Your paintings are so pretty!

Amy C Evans said...

50?! You're kidding right? Well, you're electric, girlfriend! Power surges or no power surges! And you know, 50 is the new 30. Or so I hear ;) Keep doin' everything you're doin', lil' lady. And HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!

Neda said...

You are so right! I love that card! ... but I'll ask for a recount next year ..teehee..:)

Joy Logan said...

Your art is very warm and happy! I love mugs,in fact I just broke my fav one and will hunt for a new one soon!