Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lighthouse watercolor

We're back home. Finally. 

I love traveling... Well, no, let me rephrase that. I love visiting new and not-so-new places far from home. But I hate the actual getting there - all the airport waits, the endless plane trips, horrible airplane/airport food. When I was younger and traveling without a child it didn't bother me so much. In fact I sort of enjoyed the anonymity of airports, the hustle and bustle of travelers. But now, it's all just too much for a little three year old and her mommy.

In any case, we made it back and we're settling back in. I haven't finished unpacking yet, but one of the first things I did was to download the pictures from my camera to the computer. Among all the trip photos I also found this old one that I had forgotten on the camera. 

It's a watercolor/mixed media I made for someone who's like a second mother to me. She loves lighthouses, and this one especially holds a lot of memories for us. At that point it was still unfinished, I added some seagulls, enlarged the rock, and glued the lace at the bottom. But then, I didn't take a picture of it finished...

What projects have you been working on lately?


  1. Love your lighthouse painting even in it's unfinished state. I've been taking a doodling class and loving every minute of it. So right now all my canvas backgrounds are covered in doodles. :)
    Catherine Denton

  2. It´s so pretty - very well done! :-) I love lighthouses too. :-)

  3. That is so PRETTY! I love the mixed media aspect! Right now, I'm working on painting hearts made from old book pages with pink watercolor. First time doing something like this so we'll see how it goes!

  4. Glad you are home...safe and sound. Your painting is lovely! xoxoxo

  5. Isn't that fun to find a photo you had forgotten about on your camera!
    It's a really cool, piece, too...the lace has a neat effect, sort of like a wisp of sandy shore across the middle...glad you're back home with your sweet family....I'm working on a Valentine's tree my daughter talked me into, lol, I've always said 'no' to holiday trees other than Christmas. Have no idea how it will turn out :)


  6. Querida amiga !!!!
    estou voltando devagarinho mas ainda bem que estou conseguindo sair dessa.
    já andava com saudades de todas, miga?!?! até o nome do seu blog mudou!!!
    espero que por ai esteja tudo ok!!!!
    Final de semana Perfeitinho!!!!
    Bjos Carinhosos

  7. This is SO pretty! I always have a soft spot for watercolors, as my dad is a watercolorist. :)