Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spent

'Spent' is the prompt this week at Illustration Friday




“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
 ~ George Bernard Shaw

I thought this image was appropriate as I have 'spent' most of the last 6 years looking after my kiddles and making loads of mistakes along the way ... most definitely the best 6 years of my life.


Detail of painting, I like the birdies. The pears are gold leaf but don't seem as golden in the photo.

(Acrylic and mixed media on canvas)

Thank you so much for visiting and for your WONDERFUL comments, they make my week !!
xox
Naomi



16 comments:

dosankodebbie said...

Lovely image. It makes me miss my own daughter who is all grown up and lives far, far away now...

dthaase said...

wonderful

renilde said...

Beautiful work and great quote,life is a learning process for all of us I guess...

rachel awes said...

gorrrrrgeous!! xo

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

This is a beautiful painting Naomi.

Julia Kelly said...

Giving your all to your kiddos is the most important- we all make mistakes- but you wont regret that time- my girls are older now and I wouldnt trade that time- and you still have time to make art- they always had a corner of my studio to do their art too! Lovely picture.

Kerry Schofield said...

Lovely painting, shows a lot of emotion.

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Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

How sweet, Naomi ;:OD)
Enjoy your time while you have small children.Children grow big too fast!
Have a nice week!

Juan said...

Great stuff!

naomi orana said...

Thank you for your wonderful comments, it's great to hear how art and children ebb and flow through others lives as well.

Jessie said...

Hi Naomi, thanks so much for coming to visit me and for your lovely comment on my blog! :) I ove your art! I shall be back.xx

Valerie Lorimer said...

Absolutely wonderful image, Naomi. As a parent, I can totally understand how you feel.

naomi orana said...

Glad to hear it Jess!

Thanks Valerie :)

CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

Very lovely paintings!

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow, you are amazing! Beautiful, beautiful work!

naomi orana said...

Thank you so much CarrieEllen :)

Thanks Michelle, I really enjoy your blog and your latest owl creation!!