Alan Alda once said, "The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
Isn't that beautiful? I believe every bit of that quote. Intuition is a powerful thing if you can tap into it. I have written before about my love of art and living an "artful life." I particularly love folk art and anything that is inspired by words. I have been very blessed to be able to collect certain things that speak to me and inspire me.
I was thrilled beyond belief when I received the email from Jen O'Connor of Earth Angels about my fav artist, Deirdre Friebely's, latest spring inspired paintings. I was just happy to actually look at the fresh crop of paintings on my computer, but you can imagine how happy I was when two of them appeared on my doorstep!!!
My Deirdre Friebely collection is now up to eight paintings!!! Here are the latest in detail...
The first painting is entitled "Alive with Sunlight." Like all of Deirdre's works it is mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas using acrylics and ephemera.
Here is a detail of the two lovely girls in the painting. They make me happy.
The second painting that I acquired recently is entitled "Between us girls." It is just perfect because I love the use of birds in artwork and I love that it reminds me of my two little girls who are becoming the best of friends! When I unwrapped this painting to show Miss Avery she drew in her breath in a small swoon. You can never start art appreciation too early! She instantly wanted the painting to be in her room because she is going to start sharing a room with Piper soon. She read my mind because that is EXACTLY where this painting should go! They have a long future ahead of them of sisterly secrets to be kept "between us girls."
Okay one more thing because I am on a roll....a couple of months ago I scored these birdcages. I have yet to hang them. I love them because my mom has a thing for birdcages. She said she likes to display them with the cage door open to show that the bird has been set free. I really like that thought, so it was time for me to get some birdcages of my own! I am going to hang these beauties in the arch between our family room and living room. I toyed with the idea of spray painting them a fun color, but in the end, I think they look so pretty just the way they are.