Monday, January 22, 2007

A Deck of Me- Week 3: I Am Statement

For Emily's challenge this week we get to make our journal cards have an "I Am" statement about ourselves. I have to say this one was easy shmeasy for me to know what I would do because I have a bit of a princess complex- in a NON high-maintenance kind of way. :) I happen to love all things princessy, sparkly, shiny, fairytale, magical, etc. I always have. I can’t help it. I love fairy tales, but along with that I have deep beliefs about God and that I am his daughter- a princess.

*small confession* I have a collection of tiaras that I love to wear around the house. I usually wear them while I am cooking or cleaning- no, not to feel like Cinderella. It’s because I am a stay-at-home mom and sometimes it can be a bit thankless and at times not very glamorous. There have been days when I have forgotten my worth and so to keep an eternal perspective, remember who I am, and feel proud of the choice I have made to be a mom and stay home with my girls I wear my little tiara. Besides it’s fun!

I had a wonderful time drawing and painting this today! Too fun. Also I’m so impressed with everyone else who is doing this. It’s inspiring to see what you all do. I’m looking forward to my little art time next week and seeing what you all create. CHEERS!

21 comments:

Kristen said...

I could type for days what I like about this card!! THE BEE! Love bees. And the castle! And the princess is cute and all - but then she has wings! And she's dancing! *smile* You make things that make me happy.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE your card!!! I wish i could draw like that!!!
fantastic!!!
xx jess!

Emily Falconbridge said...

me love. i get so excited to see what you have painted! and i can so imagine you in that tiara...i think i need one too. but will it go with dreads?
ps your blog comment with the missing words cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

Your card made me want a tiara... I'm going to embelish my cleaning gloves too. Saw that in a store, and I need them. Thanks for the smile you gave me today!

rachel

Anonymous said...

absolutley fab just love your paintings

Anonymous said...

I'm participating in Emily's "deck of me" challenge too, so that is how I came across this link. Your card is ADORABLE!!!! I couldn't paint like that to save my life. This is the cutest, and I love the story behind it. You keep wearing your tiaras. I've been a stay-at-home mom for a long time now. I just went back to work part time, but I could've used some of those tiaras too! Thanks for sharing your talent and your story!

Carla

Anonymous said...

ADORABLE! And fun! Love your drawings, you are one talented lady ;o) Enyojed reading here to :o)

Lene :o)

Lis said...

Stunning, your painting is just gorgeous, very talented :)

Anonymous said...

This is great... I'm amazed at how talented you are, and I'd like to see the photos of you cleaning the house in your tiara.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite of your cards so far. Great composition, style, colors, etc..! You're really taking the bull by the horns with this deck of you. I need to get in gear like you. C'mon! Thanks for the sound example Shweedhawd!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally going to try the tiara idea! What a brilliant idea!

And I love your card. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

this is WOW! I absolutely love this card! thanks for sharing!

Gigi said...

omg....this is amazing! so happy, love the pattern in the dress, the vine, the magic wand...the way your princess is smiling so big, her eyes are closed....awesome...awesome!!!) you are truly gifted, my dear princess!! have a great week :o)

Scripps Family said...

LOVE Your princess!!!!:)

xx
jill

Vivian said...

this is just so sweet! love the movement and the colours and the happiness that shines through! very beautiful..

Anonymous said...

Ireally love your princess-card. It is beautyful!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Your cards are truly beautiful! You need to create artwork! I would love pictures like this in Lauren's bedroom. So...I bought my deck of cards today...we'll see! Now I guess I need to learn how to blog!

Anonymous said...

I love your card - it is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I have a daughter, age 7, who is a princess too, by your definition. Anything frilly, cute or fun, in a Princess-y way is what she's all about. I see her being a really great mom some day.

Thanks for your post. It really made me glad for my wife, who is also a stay-at-home mom, and who loves my kids and I very deeply. I feel very blessed, and feel very grateful to women like yourself and my wife, who really care about what's most important-- and show it by their words and in the way they live.

Oh, and your new avatar is adorable.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your princess card, so beautiful :)I'm amazed at how talented you are :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous, what a talent.