and in my best singing voice.......
~small dogs are now running.....

but not kitties 'cuz they are brave

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear Alicia..........
happy birthday day toooooo youuuuuuuu!!


in the same voice

welcome home little bird, welcome home little bird
welcome back from europe
welcome home little bird


I did not get too far with the cleaning.

Instead, I was distracted.

(what else is new??) a blank 5x5 canvas

and a pencil drawing
of a wistful girl I did
this week at my desk

and bits of text and poetry

and my paint

so I did my ADD (art distraction disorder) proud

I started a project

I'm not done with her
but here is a peek.

Then I added her butterfly

She may go on ETSY next week. We shall see.

Then I got out these little morsels that have been beckoning to me in my cupboard

And took out these two paints...
.since they were right there on my table that I should be cleaning

and I started to paint, first with the lovely light, almost Tiffany blue
but called Robin's Egg Blue

Then topped and wiped off the darker glaze

How cool is this now? Looking like old copper worn by the elements.

so here they are waiting for further inspiration.

Are thy not just the cutest little faerie houses??

Oh.....YOU were thinking birdhouses!!!

They will actually be little ornaments

One or two heading to California to a THIS SWEET SOUL who will be sending

a little Christmas tree with ornaments to her niece in Iraq.
maybe YOU would like to send a tiny ornament

One may fly to the other end of the states....
who knows

And as for the cleaning..................

................ anyone know a house cleaner who would work for art?


Sharon said...

Cleaning is always just downright inspirational. Isn't it. Now I can add ADD (art distraction disorder) to my other condition AAA (art anxiety attack).
Your wistful little girl is wonderful and the little butterfly perfect. Oh my goodness I can't wait to see the faerie houses finished. Will there be a faerie?
I'm so happy you found time to clean ;)
And thank you so much for visiting and leaving your thoughtful comments.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Thank you, Sharon...You make me laugh. Cleaning IS inspirational...especially I imagine if one actually finishes cleaning. I cannot testify to that!!

Yes, there will be a teeny, tiny faerie for the faeriehouse. :)

xo Rella

Sarah said...

lets hope they willbe little fairy houses. would love to see that. Ill be back

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

so awesome. maybe a house cleaning fairy will drop by. If so, get her name, there are a lot of us who could use her.

suzi blu said...

ooooooh I like the painting <3

Rosa said...

They are so sweet! I have never used glaze, but now I think I will have to! Thanks for the tip.