Art and Positive Thinking

Welcome to my Renee Loves Art blog!

My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

I hope you join me on my art adventure!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Positively as Sweet as Cupcakes!

This weekend I finally was able to cuddle and kiss my new granddaughter, who happens to have the most delightfully squeezable cheeks ever!    Today she is one month old.  She arrived at my acreage with a little shirt that proclaimed she was as sweet as cupcakes, so I decided to create a page in my visual journal which I will be giving to her as a gift when I have completely filled it.

I practiced different ways of lettering with my new Sharpie pen and then used acrylic paint.

It has been a tough month and a half with all of the visits to the hospital, the hospice and the passing of my dear father, but a least there was a little sweetness in the month, my granddaughter.

It is too bad Dad never got to meet her in person.  We showed him lots of pictures and we were able to Skype with her, but it would have been wonderful for her to have seen his sunshiny twinkling blue eyes and precious smile for herself.  I am sure he would have thought her to be positively as sweet as cupcakes too!

One Week Old Feet

One Week Old Hands

Paint On Her Fingernails

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Positively Orval

My dad, my heart, my soul, my friend, my fishing buddy.  
I will positively miss him, but will always have positive memories of him!  
Peace and pain free at last...
You are my light.

Heaven is a brighter! This little sketch is of Dad being reunited with my grandparents, his little sister, my mother-in law, my great grandparents, and all of my uncles, aunts, family friends... Towards the end of the line is Jesus...

Dad was lifted to heaven in his boat but also in the hands of God, his boat anchored to a cross. Hearts surround him, as he finally achieved peace and comfort on Valentine's dad. The family members greet him with hugs and handshakes, a fishing rod and tackle and of course, a guitar.

Dad is there in his walking shorts, a plaid short sleeved shirt, his fishing hat and sandals, ready for his first fishing trip...

To quote my aunt: 

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains. What fond memories we have of Orval."