Thursday, July 2, 2009

Native Lovely

This may surprise you, but I ADORE Native American images. They are not so easy to find, and not always as beautiful as this one. It's a pain in the neck (or lower) to paint, but the results are worth it, I think. The challenge was to use corrugated paper/cardboard, and I've had this piece for years. Definitely time to use it. You may also be surprised that the dark color is know I have to sneak in a little RED whenever I can!

Probably this will be my last post this week. We are having 17 of the family here on Saturday. DH and I went to the grocery store this morning to get SUPPLIES, tomorrow to get the drink stuff. We are hoping to have nice weather. Today, starting at 4 AM, we had AWFUL thunder and lightning, and driving rain........2 inches an hour!! Flash flooding! It has rained all day, sometimes in torrents, but we did manage to stop for lunch! Tonight we are joining friends for a drink and appetizer at their house, then out to eat....again. Life is hard.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July wherever you are. Hugs to you all.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is beautiful and that image is to die for. hubby is native american - Creek (OK) but looks very irish - white hair, blue eyes, fabulous smile!

have a fantastic & safe holiday.


Beverly aka beestamper said...

Well... I am surprised! I didn't know you loved Native American art..
This image is stunning and I love the way you colored it.. absolutely PERFECT for this challenge! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Anne!! Unique ribbon and such beautiful colors!! I love this one!! ;) TFS! Hope you have a lovely 4th of July weekend friend!!

Anne said...

Beautiful Anne!! The color combo is stunning and the Native American image is so unique!! I have several myself, they are a personal fave since I grew up surrounded by Native American tribes. I totally appreciate the style!! Great job GF!!

Holly said...

Wow, this is beautiful!!!!!!!!!! LOVE how you colored this wonderful image and how you incorporated the corrugated paper.

Kristin said...

This is a beautiful image and your coloring really makes it stand out! That native looking ribbon behind it is just perfect too!

Your life sounds like my mom (& dad too)- hosting lots of family all the time, drinks and dinner with friends etc etc. Do you sneak in a nap in the afternoon also?! LOL! Sounds good- enjoy!