I just opened a new “store” at TeachersPayTeachers. This drawing is a FREE digital download. Print it out and have some fun coloring it in! Check it out here.
I was going to title this “Yay! I’m done!” , but this title is probably more appropriate. I painted this quickly, and unfortunately, it shows. But I am off to a three day quilt retreat this morning! Fun! I have put my paints away for another day. So now I have completed 5 of Leslie’s 30 paintings in 30 day’s challenges, and I have been able to complete each one. Granted, I am not doing fine art–so it’s much easier. I have enjoyed all the other art, especially from Karin, Sandy, Sheila, Sea, Cindy, Susan and so many others. And all the positive comments I received really kept me going, especially when I didn’t feel much like an artist at all. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support.
So today’s painting is really a doodle that I added some song lyrics to. Sing was popularized by Karen Carpenter back in the 70’s, but I guess it’s really a Sesame Street song. Though I was too old to have ever watched Sesame Street as a kid, I did acquire a SS songbook. I love this song and especially the lyrics. I truly believe there is joy to be had in the very act of singing. It really doesn’t matter if you think you have a good voice or not. Just SING!
Can you tell I love to sing?
Music is a big part of my life and always has been. I sang my first solo in church when I was just 3 years old, so music was there from the very beginning. I love singing and got my degree in voice. Today (and for most of my adult life) I am a church choir director. Choral music is probably my favorite thing to listen to–especially the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I love harmony and how all the voices come together to make something truly beautiful and inspiring. So whether you are making music or simply listening, I encourage you to surround yourself with good music. It’s one of the best things this world has to offer!
I’m the early bird (ha ha) as I am posting a few hours early for tomorrow. This little painting was inspired by a song I learned as a child: “In the leafy treetops the birds sing good morning. They’re first to see the sun, They must tell everyone.”
It would be great if we could all get in the habit of greeting each new day with a song!
For sale in my Etsy shop. Watercolor on board with easel 4″ x 4″ $28