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Friday, June 15, 2012

Painting A Pink Bicycle

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  I am a member of a wonderful group of creative women called W.H.O.A. - Women Helping One Another.  The group volunteered to teach art to the Rowdy Ridge Gang Camp that is part of the Scott Newman Center.  The mission statement of the camp is to provide a life-affirming program for families recovering from drug addiction or are survivors of spousal abuse.  The group also volunteered to decorate the Mom's cabin and provide them with a welcome gift bag.  I volunteered to decorate the Mom's cabin with some of my art and paint a Welcome sign for their cabin door..

                 I am participating with Pink Saturday to share my pink post.  You can visit            www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com to visit lots of wonderful pink posts as well as celebrate Father's Day.

                         Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for inspiration for the Moms.

I bought some beautiful pink and rose Peony flowers at my favorite flower shop - Trader Joe's.

Finding inspiration . . . .
Love the way the pink and rose flowers look with the green birdcage.

                                                                            Here . . . .

I decided to paint a pink bicycle with a green background Welcome sign.  Since my vintage bicycle is blue I used photos of my Friend, Cathy's, pink bicycle for the painting.

There . . . . Everywhere . . . . .
I wanted the bicycle to be very pretty  for the Moms, but a little bit rustic since it will be on the door of their cabin in the mountains in California.   I added burlap ribbon to add a touch of rustic.

I also tried a little "mixed-media" and glued words on that say "journey" "joy" and "laugh".

The  note on back of the painting to the Moms  reads:

 "Be filled with joy and laughter . . . life is a beautiful ride".

"May the God of steadfastness . . .grant you to live in harmony with one another." Romans 15:5

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those of you who follow my blog.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings, Erin


Jen said...

LOVING those flowers and your painting :)

LV said...

Wonderful post and a wonderful thing you are doing. We just got a Trader Joe's here this week. I have not been yet, but looking forward to going.

ShirleyC said...

I love the pink bicycle painting! I wish peonies would grow here.

Marti McClure said...

Hi Erin, I wait every year for TJs to get those peonies in! I just threw my first bunch away and will be heading there for another today. Your little bike painting is just so fabulous. Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your Father's Day Sunday as well. ~Marti

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Erin. I am so glad you joined us today.

Your sign painting is just perfect, and you are sharing a wonderful blessings with hearts that are in need of love.

EJ said...

A wonderful and beautiful PINK post!

HPS, a little late but catching up to visit you. Here's my PINK, hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

I am now following your blog. It would be lovely to have you follow back, thank you.

Ruth Welter said...

Love your pink bike Erin, so retro and cool. Just plain pretty.


Anonymous said...

Very cute and nice sign. Happy Pink Saturday.

micky said...

Beautiful flowers and the pink bike is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Love everything you create.

Kathryn Bechen said...

So cute! The pink and green is beautiful together. Love your peonies! :) Kathryn

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my gosh Erin-- I'm in love with the pink bicycle!!! It's great inspiration for your beautiful painting. I love how you and Bentley seek out such great inspirations for your paintings--