Friday, September 16, 2011

Pressing along, splotch birdies and all


Wanted to share one of my recent splotch birdies that I managed to squeeze out after a few days of emotional stuff going on with my dad.  Every time I think I've found a good balance to cope with the current situation, something else happens. My father's health is quickly deteriorating and I'm struggling to accept it again.  Ugh. Tears.

It's been a fairly quiet evening tonight and one that has been needed for the last few days.  I sip on one last hot cuppa for the evening and allow it's warmth to sooth my hurting heart tonight.  It won't be long until I crawl into a bed far too big for just me yet perfect enough to hide in and far beneath a pile of soft blankets that will 'embrace' me as I sleep away the night.

Oh, I almost forgot to link in to Paint Party Friday!  Make sure to stop by and take a peek at the other lovely inspirations.  :)
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46 comments

  1. Cute characters as usual--hope they bring you some needed cheer!

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  2. These are awesome...love them..whimsical, colorful and cute! POP ART MINIS

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  3. well. lookslikesomeone has thoughts of christmas on thier mind!Beautiful, so much fun

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  4. love your splotch birdies, are we into Christmas already Sophia?

    You're going through a difficult time, hang in there!

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  5. Sophia, thank you for leaving a comment last night. I've been in such a fog lately that I don't seem to get around the blogs as much as I used to. I'm sorry to hear about your father's health. Losing your parents is really difficult. After my mother passed I felt like I was wading through a vat of molasses; it seemed like I was moving forward, but it took 2-3 times longer to get there. Hang in there!

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  6. Lovely illustration Sophia. My heart goes out to you. Keep your chin up.
    Kyles :)

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  7. heeheehee....you are so sweet and adorable i can hardly stand it!

    thanks for making me smile! xoxox

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  8. Hi Sophia, thanks for your kind comments. I don't have any special tips just lots of practice. I used a few layers of color on the big flower and that helped to give it that look.

    Just keep trying different things. I know from experience, some work......or not.

    Thanks for the visit.

    Teri

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  9. Oh I love Christmas. I guess it's not to early to start drawing Christmas things.

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  10. Oh, Sophia. This turned out great. I love their little leg warmers.

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  11. Such little cuties! I just adore them.

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  12. This is so cute Sophia!! Hang in there girly I know what its like to watch a loved one fade. Sweet Dreams.

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  13. Oh my goodness, Christmas already, I was barely getting used to Halloween getting close hehe
    Love the birdies!
    All I can say is stay strong.

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  14. Yep - ageing parents with health issues is a big deal. hang in.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your father. I hope painting cute little splot birdies will help! Happy PPF.

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear your dad's so ill, it must be hard to think about anything else. Your little splotch birdies are gorgeous and making me feel festive already!

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  17. So sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him well and you, too. Great birdies!

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  18. It would be a beautiful Christmas card ... very nice and cheerful. Saludos

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  19. Your birdies are beautiful...my soul aches with you...
    dana

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  20. Adorable little characters ~ be gentle with yourself ~ am praying for you and your Dad ~ It is never easy ~ It hurts! ~~Happy PPF ~namaste, Carol ^_^ ( Share the Creative Journey)

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  21. Yes, it's right around the corner and this is so cute.

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  22. I am so sorry to hear of your continued heartbreak - I think of you and your father often. I am so glad you have your adorable splotch birdies to help ease you through this difficult time.

    Big, BIG hugs!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. They are adorable and it sounds like therapeutic too?

    Thinking about you... OOOO Hugs. Hope you find that balance in this trying time.

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  24. I know you're going through a terrible time. I wish there was some way to make it easier. I hope your festive little chickies helped to take your mind of things for a little while. They are adorable.

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  25. Sorry to hear about your father's declining health. Hope you are able to find some comfort to help you deal with things.

    It's nice to see you can still create such joyful art even at a time like this.

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  26. These are so adorable and sweet. Creating art during hard times is so healing. Hugs to you.

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  27. First off, I love your splotch birdies!

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  28. So sorry to hear about your father.

    Your painting, though, is super-adorable.

    I agree with Julie that making art during hard times can be such a healing process.

    Hugs,
    ~Mary

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  29. I love these little guys ~ hopefully creating will help take your mind off things in your life, at least for awhile... everyone needs a break here & there!

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  30. your little birdies are the cutest things!! and can i just tell you how much i LOVE their little leg warmers?!!! too cute.....i'm smiling all over the place! hope you have a great weekend, sweet pea! xoxo

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  31. Hi Sophia....I wish that I could make all of your tears go away...so sad to hear about your Dad....I am glad to see you are using your art to feel better about things....these cute splotch birdies are adorable....Sending hugs and prayers your way!!!!

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  32. So sweet! I've always wondered how birds keep their little bare feet and legs warm in the snow - now I know!

    May you continue to find small comforts during a difficult time.

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  33. aw, these are adorable....Perfect to start selling your holiday things now! HUGS!!!

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  34. Very cute birdies! So sorry to hear about your father. Take care.

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  35. Your splotch birdies are adorable...getting ready early, huh? That's the spirit!! :)

    Ileana at "arroz con mango"...http://www.chica1665.blogspot.com

    Wonder why my new computer won't allow me to comment under my Google account. :/

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  36. Over here Saturday the name Sophia is celebrated.

    Please have a good weekend.

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  37. Your splotch birdies are adorable. Love them! Sorry for your difficult time. Grieving before the fact always shortens the process.Although we never forget the pain eases sooner. No doubt this is very rough on you!! Pamper yourself right now, treat yourself really well during this time!!

    Big Cyber hugs from Canada!
    Giggles

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  38. Your little birdies are adorable! So sorry to hear about your dad. Its so hard, I know. Sending you and your dad gentle loving Light! Deb

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  39. Aw I'm sorry about the rough time you're going through, that's so hard :( Sending you some warmth! Keep up with the creative side, I always find that helps the healing and you've got some great talent!

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  40. Sorry to hear of your struggles... but you managed qute a cheery piece of art. It's funny how we do that, I normally end up with cute art even when I feel so much less than happy!

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  41. Sweet little SPLOTCH birds just made realize the holidays are closer than I think. Cute! Happy PPF!

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  42. Your little birdies are adorable. Sorry to hear about your Dad's ill health, big hugs; Happy PPF!

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  43. I adore your sweet little birdies. Their legs are the cutest ever! Sending you huge hugs through this tough time.

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  44. What a cute illustration! Just adorable! ;)

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  45. Really cute birds, lovely work. Some believe birds are the messengers of God, I think so. They brought you some needed cheer : ) Take care and hope things get better for you soon.
    p.s. the comfy bed and cup of fav drink sounds just the thing to help while away the hurt : )

    Take care
    Annabelle : )

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