Wednesday, July 20, 2011

there's no place like it


someday i'd like to go to france and see what it would be like to be
 one of those artists who set up their workspace on sidewalks and paint all day long.



and then go to england and walk in fields of red and yellow flowers.



but for now, i'm so happy to be right here at home.....
where my blessings are so abundant i couldn't even begin to count them!
(and i definitely include you, sweet bloggy friends, amongst them!!!)

{these 2"x 2" thumbnails were created using 
koi watercolors,  a waterbrush,  and a mechanical pencil with HB lead}


24 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori! Thanks for a sweet trip across the pond and back again. Yes, there's always no place like home...(do let me know if you have room in your suitcase though - ;)
Happy Travels. Jeanette

Fran said...

Everything you do uplifts me Lori. You really are a delight and your artwork is a joy to see. Have a grand day! :)

Kim Hambric said...

Such beautiful artwork!

As much as I love to travel, I can't wait to get home by the end of the trip (no matter how short).

This post makes me see my beautiful home in a new light today.

wv said...

a birthday post
a birthday girl
a birthday wish

happy birthday!

xXx

linda said...

just beautiful...it's definitely fun to travel and see new places...but I agree that home is sweet home always :)

fran p. said...

Love these little "twinchies" - I just love your artwork...

Ella said...

Beautiful; I love your view over here~
I did see artists sent up in Quebec; I too dream of Paris~

Happy Birthday to you!

Chel said...

Your birthday? Happy birthday- have a LOVELY day and a healthy, joyful, incredible year!

And I love the little travelogue... imagined and real. I live in a little yellow house and it holds my heart, as well...

Lottie said...

Perfect little works of art. When I worked years ago, in the travel industry, I would pop on a plane to Bordeaux for the weekend to visit a friend. A friend of my in Australia used to love to hear what I saw and where I went each weekend I was over there. She was fascinated that I could be in another country in an hour or so.

I used to send her a fax with all my news to her place of work - they didn't have 'home' computers then.

Andria said...

It sounds like birthday wishes are in order: Happy birthday! I love your sweet pictures. I used to be much more interested in long trips; now I keep them short, and look forward to returning home!

plo said...

Too cute! I did get to go to England, and France last year...but the tour had my schedule so jam packed...I didn't have time to set up an easel!!! So when you go, make sure to take time aside for painting!

Kelly Warren said...

So sweet! I love that little red heart door. :-)

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Awwww.. I hope you really do live in a sunny yellow house with a red door! :0

Eden said...

I love to peek into your sketchbook watercolor designs!! We really do have all the comforts at home....but it's so darn fun to stretch our wings too :D

Michele from Pipi La La said...

omg I am fully in love with your art work!

Createology said...

Your little drawings are as precious as you are dear Lori. Home is a wonderful place to be. Traveling is not relaxing. Toto take me home...

Sophia said...

Hey...I want to go to France with you!! How fun that would be. :) Love your little houses/cottages. Ahhhhh....cozy as can be. Hugs

shibori girl said...

I think you should set up a little art table on your own sidewalk and paint all day. Maybe you'll start a trend? :D

Your paintings are very sweet.

xo,

Kate

Christine E-E said...

I love forward to your posts! so cheerful, whimsical & child-like... my favorite!!

LuckyDog said...

Happy birthday, sweet Lori!
And what beautiful paintings!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What sweet houses....and Happy Birthday tooooo!

Isabel said...

These are such beautiful mini paintings:O) awesome

Betty Jo said...

These are exquisite! I lived in England for a year, there were still thatched roof cottages in the small village where we rented a huge old house. The gardens were heavenly! ♥

Chris Graham said...

I just found you and I am delighted. Your posts are filled with joy in your art expression.
Thank you

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