Friday, January 13, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 44)

"Girls Are Like Apples"
 8 x 12 Moleskine journal

Today I thought I'd bring my latest Moleskine page to the Party . . .

Like most of us, I have a collection of special quotes and sayings that I've stashed away or saved for that "perfect" project. I've been saving this anonymous quote for years, waiting for that something special. It finally made it's way into this journal page, but I do think that it's meant for more.  . . . perhaps a canvas version of the same . . . . I dunno.

But I do know that I love the quote and am grateful to have it written down somewhere. It's a message that I think is vitally important to share with my little girl:

"Girls are like apples. The best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid and don't want to get hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that are easy, but not as good. So the apples at the top think that there is something wrong with them, when in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree."
- Anon

Mushroom college elements from Lisa's Altered Art

All writing done in pencil


Thanks for looking! I hope you have a great time at the party. . . .



Kristin xo

39 comments:

Daniele Valois said...

oh my goodness, I just wrote you and questioned your lack of appearance!!! Haha, here you are with a new spread in your gorgeous journal! I love it. You kno wI love swirly trees and starts, ...and mushrooms!!!

Daniele Valois said...

and it is sooo true!!! ...oh that darling apple!

Diana Evans said...

oh how sweet is this!!!! love these Kristin!!! I would have to make a boys version for my sweetie pie Cole!!!! Happy Friday!!!

Carin said...

Oh this is fantastic Kristin! Your art always makes me smile and this is no exception. Great quote too. Thank you for sharing!

Carolyn Dube said...

Now that is a quote!!!! Love your interpretation of it- so playful and fun with the images and colors!

sugar Creek said...

Oh I just love the pages and that quote! Really just a lovely quote. Wish I would have known it when my girls were younger!

craftattack said...

Great quote and wonderful journal pages! Hugs, Valerie

Mandy said...

Just wonderful kristin ...i love their fungi hats and that saying...Oh..doesnt it feel wonderful to be a top of the tree apple..lol..xxx

BlackPumpkin said...

Beautiful!! Love the mushroom-girls!!

Pointy Pix said...

what a lovely quote and your illustration is wonderful!

Netty said...

That certainly is a very special quote. Love, love your mushroom girls, how brilliant, they so make me smile. Happy PPF, Annette x

peggy gatto said...

Absolutely delightful!!

Joanna said...

OMG!! I've got that quote on my desktop - only last week I read it to my DD Hope to remind her how special she is when 'all' her friends are getting boyfriends (she's more interested in a cuddle with the dog/cat/bunny!).

I really like the whimsical look to these pages.

xx

ps thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving your sweet sunshine comments :o)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Sweet artwork!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Christine said...

very nice work!

Helen Campbell said...

What a fabulous moley spread! Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

Love that quote and your journal pages a great too. Love that about the best apple at the top of the tree. Nice.

Heather said...

I love this sentiment - AWESOME!
Have a great weekend!

Cameron said...

Okay, I gotta save that one for my girl, too! I can't believe I've never heard it before!

Love the mushroom girls and your gorgeous writing!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

....and thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, stories and friendship with me :D

Hugs,
Cam

Mandel said...

Hi,
I know this quote, it's nice and rather true ;-)
I really love your beautiful illsutration of the quote. Especially the cute mushrooms! :)

<3 <3 <3 Mandel

brandi said...

~kristin...is one of my favorite saying...this page is one to keep and share with your little for when she is bigger...a very wise reminder for her...once more you have captured your message quite clear and beautiful with your words and illustration...thank you so for sharing...much love light and blessings~

RobanStudio said...

Your spread is so colorful! I especially enjoyed the quote. Very nice. Thanks you for sharing. Happy PPF. :-)

Sophia said...

This is so cute. Awww. LOVE the mushrooms and how you did your tree. Nicely done. :)

Beadwright said...

OOHhh wowow I love your faces. The eyes are so stunning. Beautiful art.
Nicole/Beadwright

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the composition of these and the faces of the mushroom girls.
Rinda

art2cee2 said...

I love the little saying and your illustration is perfect! :-)

Scarlett Clay said...

I love the mushrooms!

Oh my this is such a great little message...so much truth in the analogy, I love every word.

Your journals are always a delight to see, thanks so much for opening them up to us!

~Scarlett

Janelle said...

I will have to share this quote with my teenage girls when they are feeling down about the boys staying away. I love your page. Cute and bright, just the thing to see on a snowy day.

carlarey said...

This is so cool. Your little girl is lucky she got you for a mom.

Heather said...

What a great quote! It is a wonderful quote for a young girl! I sure could have used it at my younger days. Such a cute journal page. Love it! Happy PPF! I am able to comment now. But I can not read my own comments. Blogger is bad this week.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hi Kristin! Oh my goodness, I adore this! Not only is your artwork fabulous, but what a great story! I have never heard that. Definitely a message I need to share with my little one too. :) Hope you are having a beautiful weekend!! xxoo

SHERI C said...

Your work is delightful and fun!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
HappyHorseStudio

Nicola said...

Hi Kristin!

Love these new journal pages! Beautiful bright colours and quirky little characters! Perfect! :0)

I really love your girl in your previous post too! You have perfected the beautiful big eyed lady!!! Love it! and the blue in her hair!!! So great to see what you've been up to oh and I love your new addition!!! What a cutie xoxoxoxo

Heather Henry said...

Love these pages and the mushrooms! The Apples quote is wonderful too. I love the swirly trees too. Yay! Have a wonderful week!

Manon said...

Kirstin I love that about the apples I may want to tell my daughter about it! Gorgeous drawings hon.
Xx

missy k said...

Kristin love your pages....

I've never heard this quote before.... gonna have to share it with my daughter

Thankyou :)

E Makes Art said...

You always find the best quotes! This is a good one!! I've never heard it. For some reason I think it should be written on a bathroom wall, rather than the regular trash you'd find!! I know, I'm weird huh? LOL! Sweet spread. I love the mushroom girls! Clever girl!

xo

Renee! said...

I love this post and love your blog too! I just found you on Traci Bautista's Discovering Y.O.U. page...
am following you and would love it if you'd do the same!
www.fussitup.blogspot.com
Happy Creating!!!
Renee

joanna said...

Kristin your pages are so colourful and the mushroom girls are making me smile :)) I've never heard this quote before, but love it.
xoxo