Saturday, July 10, 2010

LOOK ~ Up!



That's my motto for the day!

Things are looking UP!

I've had to go underground for a few days to get some work complete for ANOTHER local fair, here in Sonoma County, Ca. However, I've been blown-away by the fun y'all are having with the Color Throwdown FESTIVAL! {Wahoooo!} And I'm hopeful that I can get a chance to catch up with the crazy action later in the weekend! The response to the super generous give-aways has been overwhelming! Thanks for all of the fun comments and the wonderful participation - I can't wait to inspect all of the creations you have made with the Color Throwdown Colors! If you are looking for my 100th challenge celebration post, please scroll down or click here!

In the meantime, I've been taking that romantic vision of local color, fairly seriously! I don't have time to share a card, but, instead, a little something I have submitted in the Fine Arts Category, of the Sonoma County Fair, under watercolor + VITICULTURE! {I think I'm falling in love ~ again ~ with where I live!}




And then in another Fine Art category, my personal FAVE ~ animal art!




Unfortunately, I'm not able to share pictures that really display my husband's participation in my fine art submissions ~ he MADE the frames, himself! And with NO time to spare, I'll say. I would, ordinarily have my PERSONAL, favorite framing goddess, Helene, of Helene's Framing and Scrapbook Store do this for me, but since I finished up these babies with only a few hours to spare, Husband had to pitch in. Although he is supportive of my art, the whole thing still mystifies him, quite a bit. It was nice to include him in the fun - MAYBE he'll even go to the fair to see how "we" did! hee hee

Anyhow, sweet friends ~ THANKS, for stopping by! I'll have A LOT more craft to share with you as the week progresses! It's always a delight to share and ENJOY what you have been up to ~ I'll see you SOON!


15 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Wow! You are SO artistic! Those are beautiful! Good luck at the fair :)

Beth said...

Elise....I just love you! You are so busy, obviously....and so loved, obviously....and yet you make the time to leave such warm comments to your peeps. You're incredible! Your art is incredible....and coincidentally, we're trying to plan a camping trip to a hot air balloon festival nearby :-) Your art has me that much more motivated to book it!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Did you actually paint these pictures? Holy Moly girl, you're talented! I've loved horses since I was a kid, and this horse looks so real I want to reach out and touch him!! The vineyard scene looks so peaceful and serene, and although I'm not very fond of hot air balloons, I'll bet the view from above is nothing short of spectacular while floating over all those lovely vineyards of Sonoma Valley! Good luck at the fair with your entries! You really are incredibly talented!!!! Have a great weekend :)

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness girl...you are such THEE artist...love your paintings!!!! Good luck at the fair...your work is absolutely amazing my friend!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wowzers!!! Smokin' hot! I love them both! Just gorgeous! You must be tickled... fingers crossed you bring home a big purple rosette!
smooches!

Rose said...

WOW!! love the paintings :) girl i have got to come up your way and soak up all the beauty!! good luck at the judging :)

Dawn said...

Holy sh*! girl! Those are amazing! Seriously, if I could paint like that...I'd sleep, eat, and drink with with a paint brush in my hand. Mad props Elise, and if you don't win, I'll swear the judges are blind. ;)

Rosemary said...

so glad to see that you shared your talent with all of us, friend! you know i totally agree with dawn (as i already told you!!!)! beautiful stuff, girl, beautiful stuff!

Anonymous said...

Dear E,
I loved touring Scrapland yesterday. Your little eco-costumes were so cute. I wish you lots of creativity as you prepare your paper art for the Sonoma County Fair!
Love,
Fifi la Rouge
aka Linda B.

Karen said...

Oh ELISE!!! I saw these last night and showed You & Your Art off to Jenn......we both love them! LOVE your talent and thank You so much for sharing you, your work, your talent, and you, le artiste! :>:>

Claire said...

Gorgeous! Love, love, love the balloons (couldn't look at the horse painting too long - it was starting to make me sneeze!)

Dana Gustafson said...

THUD! (grab smellig salts, I just fainted)

Crazy mad talented fine artist friend! And this is just one of the many reasons you AMAZE me! Next, we are gonna figure out how to make a video of you singing and playing guiar! Blogland needs to know, you are so many layers of talented! Awesome girl, just frickin amazing!

Elaine said...

Love the hot air balloon over the vineyard.

Nancy said...

You are so talented, Elise. I had to follow your blog because it does inspire me. My background is also in Fine Arts, and I have not painted in a while. Your paintings are beautiful. I can imagine that where you live is very picturesque!

dtarca said...

Wow Elise...you finished the horse portrait. Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the other as well...! Talented Girl!

When is our lovely Callan coming home?