Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reunited And It Feels So Good!

I've been busy painting today! I have created another Mati Rose like elephant and Kellie Rae Roberts like girlie. You can't read the quote on the girl but it is one of my favorites: "Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake" Thoreau.
Now I'll get to the best part of my day...and I can't help but hear these song lyrics in my head, "Reunited and it feels so good"! For those of you that know what I'm talking about...I found them!
I returned home from An Artful Journey and unpacked my bags only to find that the paintings I created were gone! I looked through everything....or so I thought. After filing a 10 page missing property report with the airline, I found my long lost paintings!

I set aside time to paint and create today and as I was pulling out all of my supplies from a box that I took to the retreat, I saw a tiny piece of wax paper peaking out at me. I thought, no way, it could be the same wax paper I wrapped my paintings in. So I sifted through all of the supplies, only to find my 6 pieces of artwork. I cannot believe it. It could be my grandmother up in heaven that made them reappear, or St. Anthony, or any other person you know of that you count on for bringing back lost items. Does it really matter? I was relieved and shocked at how well they endured the trip back home. So, without further ado, here is what I created at An Artful Journey retreat:

I am so thankful that I found them! What did you find today?


  1. Woooooo whooooooooooo!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! I have been thinking of your paintings every day and hoping that you would be posting that you found them! If you didn't I would have given you lots of nice words about those pictures you took and the memories we made, but honestly...I woulda been lyin!!!!!! Your paintings were just too darn gorgeous to be lost somewhere!! Ha!! I am feeling so relieved for you.

    And I do love those new paintings that you did today. It is so smart to be practicing this soon after the retreat. I have not had much chance so far. Though, I did paint all day. It was just my bedroom walls. Why isn't this as fun?

    Yayayyayayayayayay!!! So happy that your paintings are home!


  2. Oh, I'm so glad they came back to you. Wonderful news.

    I love the new work too.

  3. andreeeeeeeea....
    can you hear my cheers of joy and whooooo hooo from arizona?
    they are loud girlfriend.
    your new paintings are wonderful as are the once lost but now found paintings as well.
    i know many prayers went up to "whoever" we each pray to about those paintings.
    i like to think your grandmother had something to do with it.
    i like stories like that.
    love you girlfriend.

  4. Yay Andrea! So glad you found your paintings! And congratulations on starting your new blog. Woo-hoo!


  5. congratulations on starting your blog! I am going to have to just jump in and go for it! Such a great way to keep in touch with all the awesome women from An Artful Journey! I am so glad to have met you. May we all embrace this journey!


  6. Well look at you. You do great work! I love Kelly Rae and I've seen that elephant dream before too. Great inspiration:)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and actually saying something...ha;) I hope you do it more often!! Have a great week - Becky

  7. whew! I'm so happy that you found your paintings! I was devastated for you when I heard they were missing. I just can't imagine. And congrats on starting a blog! It looks great. The creative energy has been so inspiring. I just might get something done too! :-)

  8. Hi Andrea

    I rode with you from the airport and I'm so happy to see you found your paintings. These new ones are gorgeous. It looks like you've taken what you've learned and made it your own. Keep it up. They are beautiful!