Thursday, February 16, 2012

Paint Party Friday (Week 49)

"Believe"
6 x 6 Chunky Canvas

I don't think I've ever done this before. Created something just for me, that is. This is my first; a tiny little canvas that reminds me to Believe. Believe in my dreams, believe in perfect timing and most importantly, to believe in myself. . . . 

"Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible." 
-- Jennifer Capriati



Thank you for your visit! I believe I have to find a place to hang this now . . . . 


See you at the Party!
Kristin xo

47 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

So lovely and you have really nailed the hair perfectly... great composition and I love the way you have placed the word... all round impressed really... have a great week... happy ppf

Helen Campbell said...

It's wonderful! How nice to create something just for you, especially such an inspiration.
Happy PPF!

Ella said...

I believe you paint the best eyes!
Truly amazing, I love how clear and vibrant your art is! She is magical as are your words! xo

Alicia C said...

beautiful portrait. Large eyes denote great vision, which is so important when it comes to BELIEF.

Mary C. Nasser said...

So very wonderful, Kristin!
Love seeing your new pieces each week! I am a big fan of your vibrant palette!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pointy Pix said...

she is absolutely beautiful. how amazing are those eyes! i really like this piece and it should definitely be hung above wherever you do your artwork to keep you inspired!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a wonderful piece and reminder! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Netty said...

Beautiful face and hair Kristin, a wonderful piece just for you.... do you know I am a very selfish person as all my paintings good or bad are just for me......mind you who else would want them........lol Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Apni Avani said...

Lovely eyes!

Lesley Edmonds said...

It's gorgeous Kristin. The art we make is rarely for ourselves is it! That is what makes this so special - you made it for you! Enjoy.

Carolyn Dube said...

Love the softness of your lines, especially around the eyes! You are so right to make something for yourself- I don't think we(as female artists) do that enough.

craftattack said...

A beautiful piece, and glad you have made something just for YOU!! Hugs, Valerie

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful creative work ~ glad you are keeping it for yourself ~ I think it is great to treat ourselves ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful! I love everything about her: lips, eyes, hair!

Janelle said...

She is very pretty. It will be great to have an inspirational piece just for you.

mette laumann said...

so lovely ;)

Jingle said...

She is wonderful!

carlarey said...

Wow, the colors and the texture in this are so rich and vibrant. She almost looks as though she could move.

missy k said...

I love this 'just for you' piece and I believe all your dreams will come true. Keep believing :)

Karenx

Diane said...

I think that she is a wonderful Birthday gift for you!!!

*jean* said...

so sweet! i love her! happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

A very cute peice to remind us to do the same for ourselves. So glad you shared it this week.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Scarlett Clay said...

I love it, Kristin! It looks like you..when I look at your pic at the top and then at your painting... So cool! Your little piece is inspiring and better than anything you could've bought.

~Scarlett

Ayala Art said...

Very pretty girl, I love the highlights.
(The verification word is a pain, hope this gets posted!)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AWESOME!

laurie said...

beautiful!

JKW said...

Marvelous, satisfying painting. Congrats, You are worth it. Blessings, Janet PPF

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I believe she is really beautiful--YEA for doing one just for yourself!!!

BlackPumpkin said...

What beautiful eyes!!!

Crystal said...

Beautiful! I love the eyes!! :-)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Kristin, I LOVE this. I adore her wispy hair and gorgeous eyes. I think it is fabulous that you created something just for yourself. You deserve it! Keep on believing! :)
PS I have seen the sparkling water at Winco, Ralphs & Target. They are with the water. :)

Daniele Valois said...

Hello Beautiful and your beautiful painting, on your beautiful birthday! You're awesome soy sausage and cupcakes too!

Love yoU!

Joanna said...

Oh Kristin, this is just perfect!

Magical hugs & kisses!

Joanna

Anne said...

Love her gorgeous eyes!

Jenny said...

She is stunning Kristin... just love that your wrote 'Believe' on her neck... and how wonderful to create for yourself... her eyes are magical... and her little face, precious...

Hugs
Jenny x

Vicki said...

Love the huge eyes and the way you wrote the believe on her neck.

Mandy said...

she is amazing...oh...i think she is definitely one of my favourites ....xxx

scapmanufaktur said...

wow, love your girl, she is dreaming and I can see it :-)

Beadwright said...

Ohhhhh I love this face. The colors, the depth, the eyes. Wonderful job
Nicole/Beadwright

Sophia said...

She's beautiful! The eyes on your gals are always stunning. How do you do that?! :)

Heather Henry said...

Very pretty. I love her big blue eyes. She looks like you! I think to Believe in good things, is always a great reminder. I love it! :)
Cheers!

scapmanufaktur said...

dear Kristin, thank you so much for your sweet comment. It's so awesome that somebody loves my work. I have so much fun with it, can't stop it ;-)

Joanna said...

Oh Kristin, I am just so flattered and tickled pink reading your compliments!!! :D You know I would be incredibly honored to do a piece for you & your DH! I can't believe that he likes my work...lol my DH is my worst critic...he of all people is sooo hard to please I just chalk it up as it being a "guy" thing :p so I seriously am truly flattered!

Any time Kristin, Im always so pleased to do work for a *friend* :) xoxo

Annabelle said...

In the past I always kept my art work but now I do sell some of it. Sometimes it's very hard to part of something you created but when another adores it as much. You, it's okay. Your painting is quite beautiful and luv the word you have chosen to attach to this piece.

Joanna said...

I love your paintings & can see them in anyones home on a lot of walls! as a matter of fact I was in hallmark the other day & thought of you because there was a display of paintings were like yours except I thought to myself yours were better...they needed some blue!! Im honored with the chance to draw your daughter...contact me through etsy when ever you are ready :D till then magical hugs & kisses xo

scrapwordsmom said...

Love your little sweet Believe girl. I love the chunky canvas I bought at Lizzy's auction that you made!:)

Ok, so I was sitting and I realized I NEVER mailed you your stamps. I am sooo sorry!

Please resend your addy...

Thank you!

les262@embarqmail.com

Cameron said...

She is wonderful, Kristin! Yes, believe in yourself, in your dreams, in possibility....each and every day!

Wonderful reminder....and gorgeous eyes!