Thursday, November 6, 2008

Theme Thursday - Happiness

The Theme Thursday challenge this week is to create a piece of art that depicts "happy/happiness". There are so many things in life that bring me happiness....friends, family, art, books....the list could go on forever. This gothic arch represents the joy I feel working with children, my love for birds and the importance of sharing a good laugh with others. To me, this little fellow looks genuinely happy.

I love when challenge sites post their "themes" a week in advance. It gives me more time to create. I knew that the Gothic Arch challenge this week was to use "buttons" in our pieces so I snuck in a few sweet coloured ones. They are among my favourite embellishments.

45 comments:

joanne wardle said...

absolutely gorgeous

Ozstuff said...

Beautiful. The little fellow does look very happy and I love the connection you have made between the birds and your sentiments - soar. Perfect.

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh yes this is happiness.
Absolutely lovely.
Brilliant work.

Viv's Visuals said...

This definitley depicts happiness cos it makes me happy looking at it! Another gret piece of work.

indybev said...

Ah yet, and shouldn't he be happy, with a royal bird for a steed! I like how you drew your interests into your very lovely arch, Heahter!

Saila said...

So lovely card! I like those same things...

Kelly said...

gorgeous arch!

Alberta and Ava said...

This arch is absolutely jubilant, in color and in imagery. It makes ME happy to look at i!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!! Great card!

Charlie said...

This is beautiful..Your art is awesome as always. Just thought I'd stop by and see what you have been doing. Thanks for stopping by mine as well.

Ed said...

Simply beautiful, I love how you've put this arch together Heather - you can hear the little boy chuckling as he sits on his birdy friend, it's perfect happines, bliss !!

Rosemary said...

So very happy - once again, you make something to bring a smile to the viewer. Thank you for sharing your ideas and art.

Faye said...

Indeed, Heather, the little guy does look truly happy up there with the bird. Beautiful work of art.

Flower said...

Ah Dor Ah Ble! You've touched on so much in one small piece of art. Love it!

Chriss Rollins said...

I have been away for a little time blogging and you have posted some amazing work 7 pieces to be exact. all very beautiful but i think the house stands out for me but that could just be the colours rich autumn and warmth.
thank you my lovely friend.
take care oh and do hope you are able to join in our altered CD challenge.
have a lovely day and take care.
chriss x

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is so heartwarming! I love it!!
chris p

Mam said...

This is excellent! I've just looked over your last several posts and realized that I haven't visited you for a while! Sorry.
I love your work and have enjoyed browsing.
Nancy

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...I think this is one of my all time favorites...there is something about it...I love it...then again I love everything you create...

Hugs
Diana

Jann said...

Your art is so beautiful, Heather--

Alexandra Knittel said...

Heather I love this work. Have a nice weekend.

Marilyn Rock said...

Happiness is looking at your art work! Beautiful!

Janny said...

Makes me happy, it's so beautiful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

If your precious arch is not happy Heather, I do not know what is! Perfectly precious, puts a big smile on my face. Love the cigar border at the bottom too, it's all wonderful!

Chris said...

He certainly does look happy Heather and looking at him and your fabulous creation makes me feel happy too, you are such a talented lady :D
hugs
Chris xx

rose said...

stunning,love it!

Liesbeth said...

Wow, how beautiful ! And so cute ! Great work !

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous arch -love the images and embellishments -love your blog its an inspiration -best wishes Rachel

vintage wil said...

Another great piece of work !!!

Femmy said...

absolutely great heather!!!

Willy said...

What a lovely and wonderful arch, Heather!

Tootie said...

My favorite combo....kids and birds! It's magical Heather!
Smiles-
Melissa

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Very brilliant arch Heater.
So sweet so lovely!!! Great work.

WendyK said...

Gorgeous work Heather, love the image, and what you have done with it

Sarah said...

My heart soars when I see and hear a baby laugh. This is so sweet!

Moira said...

Fabulous arch, that little one is so happy, there is something truly wonderful watching children who are full of joy and taking genuine pleasure in just being happy in the world.

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous Arch!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh how adorable Heather! So very pretty and soft and I love the button accents!

Kersten said...

Heather,your arch makes me believe I can fly! I'm going to go find the closest raven outdoors and take off for stamping land. :) Gorgeous piece. On the note of challenge blogs posting themes in advance - I totally agree. I seem to do my best work over the period of a few days, rather than rush and post.

Ginger said...

Ahh my friend loved your buttons theme and that little bird was so whimsal love the baby sitting on it! Outstanding!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so perfect and beautiful and gorgeous!! Love your colors, theme, everything.

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!

Audrey said...

Gorgeous arch heather!

Virginia said...

Heather this is gorgeous.Wonderful images.

Bianca Kalksma said...

This is very beautiful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

fantastic! I love the arch you created - awesome colors and collage!