Friday, 21 December 2012

Paint Party Friday

Hi you all! it's time for another Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin. I have re-used an old canvas, which gave me the background texture. I was intending it to be something else, but after I had knocked a cup of coffee over it, I decided to utilize the drips. I have used different metallic paints, gold ink, and some Adirondack spray in  plum. I added more texture with micro-beads sprinkled onto the wet paint.
The text is written in Hebrew,  and is the beginning of Psalm 130, 'Out of the depths I cry unto Thee, O Lord; Lord hear my voice'. The Hebrew text is pronounced  'Mim-aa-makim  keratikha Adonai; Adonai shima vekoli' just in case anyone wants to know. After the terrible shootings of innocent children and their teachers at Sandy Hook, I think we all want to cry out in pain and ask, 'Why?'

I had problems doing the letters, because of shaky hands and a gold Edding pen that was nearly empty and very scratchy, but will go over them when I have a new one, but on the whole I am satisfied with this painting.










And it's my birthday today,  Friday, December 21st. As I don't think that the Mayans were predicting the end of the world for today, I have baked a chocolate cake with lots of frosting. I'm not expecting any visitors, but one of the advantages of being alone is that you get to eat the cake all by yourself - of course, not all at once!

Have a good weekend, take care, and thanks for dropping in!

45 comments:

  1. Hi Val, love what you have made again, really beautiful. The colours are gorgeous, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Happy Birthday, Valerie. Wish I was there for a piece of that chocolate cake - my fave. Your painting is such a beautiful tribute - bright and shiny like the children lost, with the most beautiful sentiment. Thank you for the Hebrew speak - I love to hear the language spoken. Enjoy your day and your cake. hugs, Donna

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  3. you've created a beautiful texture, I love it!

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  4. "Why" and we will never know! I think most of us are just so sad over such loss and children, so young! This is a touching painting and lovely tribute! I don't know how you add such beautiful colors and texture, but really this is amazing! Don't change a thing! Happy Birthday, Valerie! My granddaughter wanted to know if she could open her Christmas present since the world was ending! I assured her this has been an event many times and it keeps on rolling! Have a wonderful finish to your special day! Hugs!

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  5. Happy Birthday my dear friend, I am sure the cake will be delicious (for breakfast, lunch and dinner lol). Your painting is gorgeous, so touching and the perfect verse. Love all the beautiful colors and the wonderful texture. A beautiful tribute to the lives lost. Enjoy your special day. ~Diane

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  6. Happy Birthday Valerie. Am loving your beautiful painting with its beautiful verse. Take care of yourself and wishing you a healthier New Year. Hugs Annette x

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  7. A wonderful canvas Valerie - fabulous colours and textures.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. Your canvas is glorious! Love the sparkle of the metallic drips and beads. I am very impressed with your Hebrew letters - I have trouble making our letters look anywhere near as nice. Happy, happy birthday!

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  9. Hi Valerie,
    Happy Birthday. I am coming over from my dear friend Diane of
    1CardCreator to visit. I love your work and this canvas is beautiful. I love the color and the dripped texture. Such a touching way to speak from the heart through your amazing talents.

    I have so enjoyed my visit. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and the joy of your yummy cake.
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  10. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Valerie, happy birthday to you! I write much better than I sing LOL but you can imagine me as being great! I too would have a lovely piece of that cake! Best wishes and hugs!!

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  11. Happy Birthday Valerie! Hope you have a really good day.

    What a wonderful piece of art you have created with so much meaning attached to it as well.

    ;ots of Love from Chrissie xxx

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  12. Happy Birthday Valerie. Enjoy your cake!

    Lovely painting. The colours are very vibrant. x

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  13. Valerie wishing you a wonderful birthday sending lots of birthday hugs your way. The cake sounds scrummy ! As for your painting the colours are amazing so rich and I adore the texture.

    Marie

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  14. Sending you Happy Birthday wishes, I hope you have a lovely day. That chocolate cake sounds delicious.
    The canvas is gorgeous, so love the vibrant colours and textures.
    hugs Yvonne xx

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  15. Many happy returns Valerie, I wish I could pop over and indulge in a slice of cake with you. Your canvas is wonderful, your hebrew writingg is just fabulous. Have a lovely day and know that we're thinking of you. Birthday hugs. Suze xx

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  16. First of all Happy Birthday. I hope you have a lovely day. I like your painting. It is very strong and powerful and colours are so well matched. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your cake. Thank you for sharing

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  17. Hope you have a great birthday Val and enjoy your chocolate cake. Love your new canvas too. How's the shaky hands are they any better. Hope so. xx

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  18. Happy birthday Valerie!! I really like the vibrancy of this abstract piece - really lovely texture too. I hope you enjoy all those goodies you baked and wish you a happy festive season!

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  19. Your painting is beautiful Valerie.


    I love the colours, texture and text.

    Happy Birthday ... if I lived anywhere near you I'd be round for sure for a piece of your cake... invited or not!!!!

    Have a great day.

    Love Karenx

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  20. Hi Val, love what you have made today, wonderful colours and verse. Hugs, Barb

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  21. This is gloriously beautiful. Hope you have a very happy birthday.

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  22. Happy Birthday! 'Love the beautiful colors and textures in this painting.

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  23. Gorgeous iridescent texture!!
    Happy, happy birthday, too!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. i really like the gold against the bright colors-- and the texture is wonderful!

    happy, happy birthday! enjoy that chocolate cake! xoxo

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  25. Drippy painty goodness! Love all the colors and texture! Happy birthday- and have a piece of that chocolate cake for me!

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  26. Happy Birthday dear Valerie!!! A beautiful painting ♥♥♥♥

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  27. Happy Birthday Valerie! Once again you have awed me with your art. I love this piece...the colors and texture as well as the sentiment! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Happy Birthday Valerie and thanks for sweet comment on my blog, glag that you like my tag, wonderful paintings, great colors.
    Hugs Anni

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  29. Happy , happy birthday Valerie!!! Tho I can't be there in person , consider this a cyberspace birthday visit :) Your richly textured and colorful painting is mesmerising and poignant.Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Hello Valerie,

    Just passed from Diena. I would like to wishing you a happy birthday.
    and all the best.

    warmly hugs from Rome
    Ayu

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  31. Wow, what you can do with a cup of coffee. Great works, the colors, the movement and thanks for the Hebrew words. I like knowing the original words. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VALERIE!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed that cake, which sounds delicious. I won't ask how many candles were on top.......!

    Love the colours and texture of your artwork. The shootings at Sandy Hook were so terribly sad and yes, we are all asking "Why?"

    xxxxxxx

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  33. Love all the texture and colors you used in your Canvas! I hope your Birthday has been a fabulous one! Enjoy your Chocolate cake...I wish I could sit down and NOT eat it all at once...LOL
    Hugs!!
    Happy Birthday!!
    Heather

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  34. Happy happy birthday, enjoy that cake, sounds wonderful!
    Speaking of wonderful, the texture you achieved in this is amazing, the colors so rich and vibrant, I love this!

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  35. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!" Valerie ~xx
    Celebrate life, enjoy your day!
    Wishing you the very best... :]
    Enjoy your cake, sounds "delicious!" ((yummy))

    Love your painting too!!
    Fantastic textures and vibrant colors, great work.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. a wonderful painting! stunning!
    Happy BIRTHDAY to you!
    A healthy and sucessfull new year and a big hug from
    FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  37. Oh, I love how you spilled the coffee over it and then decided to use the drips! That's creativity! The texture is lovely and those colours ... wow! beautiful, vibrant, I love it! great work! Hope your birthday was a good one, and your cake was delicious! Congratulations!

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  38. Oh, Happy Belated Birthday, Valerie! Your painting is stunning!

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  39. This is very beautiful. I love texture. And was attracted to the Hebrew letters! Thank you for translating the prayer.
    Enjoy your birthday. Enjoy your cake! And hPPF!

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  40. Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful BIG piece of that cake - and that it was a perfect day for you. Beautiful painting - more drool worthy texture :) xoxo

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  41. Wow, awesome! Such luscious colors and textures, very bold and striking! Great tribute.
    Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Holidays! <3

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  42. Fabulous colors and great texture!

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  43. wishing you a VERY happy birthday! hope you got to enjoy it and your cake!! xoxo

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  44. Belated Birthday Wishes, Valerie! Love this rich painting and the meaning behind it.

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