Friday, March 9, 2012

An Unplanned Bird In The Hand

A day or so after I
got home from Florida
I found a sweet little
protective envelope
waiting for me
in my mailbox.

My heart always beats
a tad faster when I
get ANYTHING personal
in the mail
(and I am not talking all
those advertising and sale
catalogs with my name on them).

That's not what this was.
No! Indeedy!

I opened it to find the
sweetest little bird painting
ever.
~A precious little watercolor~

Laurie at
painted it
FOR ME.
She knows I love little birds
and this is
JUST FOR ME!

Before I show you though I want
to encourage you to go visit
Laurie if you don't know her.
She is one of the most courageous
women I have ever met...
suffering a brain injury that
is robbing her of her sight.
She talks about it freely and
is still
accepting and dealing with
every gift life has given her.
She is all embarrassed reading this
now but I want her to know
how much she is loved.

So...that being said,
Look at this!
I'm sorry but my photos
don't do it justice!

I started playing around with
the little table in the front hall.
Like the lamp...
The shade covered with leaf images.
a nice tie in to the bird theme.
Like the picture next to the lamp
BUT..
the birdcage is TOO BIG.
Okay...
Let's try this~petite birdhouse
And a sweet little bird....
Ah...much better..and...
let's add a little leather covered
Audubon Bird Book
Looking pretty cute
if I do say so myself.

Now, do you see the
little bird here?
He is hiding in the other room
next to the newly
PAINTED TV.
Why is he hiding you ask?
Well, because
SweetCheeks has dropped him
so many times that he is
wingless on one side
and can no longer fly away
when she approaches.
And all this time
SweetCheeks
thought he liked her
for giving him rides.

Poor baby!

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35 comments:

Pam said...

That watercolor is beautiful. She is a talented artist. Love the bird vignette you have going on!!!

Anonymous said...

thats lovely , I'm so happy you like it.It does look good in that spot, I just wanted to thankyou for giving us all so much enjoyment with the your great blog.

Gina said...

What a lovely painting & such a sweet & thoughtful gift!

Susie said...

Diana, That's a very nice little setting with your new bird picture. I have a little rabbit that Jakie boy worked over in 30 seconds once...yikes. I am going to visit him today.Smiles to you,xo, Susie(She Junks)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That bird picture is beautiful, Diana! What a thoughtful and lovely gift! I love you you made up a vignette incorporating it ~ it looks wonderful with the birdhouse and that book is perfect.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful surprise! Laurie is so talented and paints beautifully! And she is such a good friend! I know you will treasure your beautiful bird! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

Gert said...

Oh Diana that watercolor is beautiful what a gift she has been given! I will 'hop' over & visit her site! I too love birds as you know from seeing my blog..lol love the table setting..it is so lovely and inviting!

Hope you have a wonderful dy!

Blessings,
Gert

Chris said...

Hi Diana, I adore your bird vignette and of course the painting by Laurie. You have arranged everything so beautifully. Yes, Laurie is a very sweet and dear lady and I am honoured to have her as a friend and neighbour. She is also a good little baker and often brings me a sample of her baking. I am blessed. Have a wonderful day Diana. It's blizzardy here today so I probably will not venture out - too hard to walk in this weather. Huggers, Chris

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Oh, Diana ~ that's the sweetest little vignette! Beautiful painting...I'm going to visit Laurie right now...♥♥
Hugs,
Anne

Patty Patterson said...

I think this came out a day early. We set our clocks tomorrow night. But thank you for the reminder. I need reminded that the light is going to change so I can accomodate for it when booking outdoor sessions.

Kelly said...

Wow! She did an awesome job on that bird painting. That is so sad to hear about what happened to her. I love her attitude though. I dread setting my clocks forward this weekend. That means we all lose an hour of sleep. Boo hoo!

michelle said...

What a sweet little bird painting, such a thoughtful gift. I love your little vignette and I also have to hide certain things around here due to "loving" hands. :)
xoxox

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh! Talented painter for sure. I soo wish I could create such things....

I've thought sooo many times about painting my black monster. But...when my AGPMan spilled it out onto the floor and it busted up it SAVED ME from having to do the work! :)

He's getting a flat-screen for his office. I don't care WHAT's in there! :)

xoRebecca

Nezzy said...

Awwww, the little paintin' is just the sweetest thing ever!!! What a treasure.

I adore the little bird theme you've surrounded it with, just precious!

God bless ya girl and have a fantastic weekend!!! :o)

Debbie said...

What a precious gift! and so pretty.
Your little vignette is so sweet, Diana. Sure is Spring time looking at your house.
We woke up to yet another snow storm...ugh.
The poor little birdie that is hiding from Sweet Cheeks will only be able to fly in circles now...awwww.
Smooches.

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful little painting...I love birds too..Swoon! Such a lovely gift, but, even better a lovely lady gifting you.
Has *he* seen the TV yet? hehehe
BTW..did you ever find your camera? Or is it a lost cause?
Have a fantastic weekend my friend.
xoso
Sandy

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful little painting...I love birds too..Swoon! Such a lovely gift, but, even better a lovely lady gifting you.
Has *he* seen the TV yet? hehehe
BTW..did you ever find your camera? Or is it a lost cause?
Have a fantastic weekend my friend.
xoso
Sandy

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful little painting...I love birds too..Swoon! Such a lovely gift, but, even better a lovely lady gifting you.
Has *he* seen the TV yet? hehehe
BTW..did you ever find your camera? Or is it a lost cause?
Have a fantastic weekend my friend.
xoso
Sandy

It's All Connected said...

Perfect little birdy vignette! That is a very sweet painting. ~ Maureen

Maria Elena said...

What a beautiful watercolor! I am your new follower!

trisha too said...

Well how sweet is that? And just in time for spring.

:-)

ImSoVintage said...

What a beautiful watercolor. I am going right over to visit her. Love your new vignette.
Laura

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Diana, What a sweet gift, Laurie painted a beautiful little bird for you, love the vignette... off to visit Laurie~ have a wonderful weekend, sending you Spring time weather! xox
Cheryl

Patti said...

The painting is beautiful. What incredible talent Laurie has!!

Even more beautiful, though, is the heart of love which prompted her to send you such a lovely gift.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love,
Patti

Marydon said...

Bless her beautiful heart. What talent this precious artist hs ... & how blessed you are to be a recipient, Diana.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness! How sweet that is! I KNEW you were special as soon as I met you! :)
I certainly will go visit her and let her know she has my support as well...
You are such a punkin!! :)

Bente said...

That bird was so sweet. Lucky you.
What a great job you did with the TV in your last post. It went just perfect, white.

Have a nice weekend, Diana

Hugs from here

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I adore Laurie. I have one of her original roosters in my living room. She sent it to me...and along with the rooster was a hand painted card of a little bird. That's framed and in my sewing room. Your little picture looks adorable on your table. Good job. Hope you have fun plans for the weekend. Have a good one!

Marilyn said...

What a lovely bird.. So awesome.. ;))

Ellie said...

How adorable is that bird! Love surprises like that. Have a nice weekend!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diana! And thanks for the warm welcome back! You are a darling!

Love the vignette, you did her lovely art justice!

Have a lovely, fun weekend!

Cheers!
Tina

Holly said...

Oh, Diana, this is so precious and even more so because it was made especially for you!!
Have a warm and wonderful weekend!
Holly

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Diana, what a magnificent picture--and a treasured friend--an amazing surprise, for sure!!!
XO
Cindy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, The watercolor is really pretty and what a sweet gift. xo, Sherry