Watercolor ombre eggs and a little bit of my heart

watercoloreggsombrecraftberrybush It’s one of those early spring mornings, when waking up is a little harder because the clouds rule the sky and the sound of the rain tapping on your window hypnotizes you back to sleep.
And as the alarm clock seems to get louder with each passing minute you eventually give into the reality that you have to leave the comfort of your warm bed and start a new day.
But even on these dreary mornings, I can’t help but to feel grateful for another day.  I have been very busy behind the scenes, and in due time I will be able to share with you all the great blessings that have fallen upon this little space. I live in a perpetual mode of gratitude and constantly in awe at my awesome God .
Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not talking about signing million dollar contracts or being the next TV superstar. To be honest, those things are not really attractive to me.
I am simply talking about little blessings that fall on my lap on a daily basis and the ability to see and truly feel a deep sense of gratitude.  It is so easy to lose sight of how blessed we truly are when we start looking at our neighbor’s blessings isn’t it? I am learning everyday to bask in the blessings of my story and not daydream in someone else’s.
And yet at the same time, I also live in this very cautious world, where I walk very carefully waiting for my ’15 minutes’ to end. It is a complete contradiction of rejoicing in God’s blessings. I am truly a work in progress and shake my head at the irony of it all. But I am learning…

watercoloreggs I am also learning how to let go of the notion that I can do it all and accept the fact that sometimes, I will need help. Without realizing it, I have put very high expectations on myself and now that this little space is blossoming, I struggle with not being able to do it all. Which leaves me feeling like I’m failing. I also sometimes feel like I’m failing you- If I don’t have enough home decor or enough of this or that. It would be easy to just do ‘filler’ posts and just post for the sake of posting, but that’s just not who I am. So I hope that with every post I share you are able to see the love and care I put into what I do.
ombrewatercoloreggcraftberrybush The kiddies were off on their March(Spring) break last week and we painted to some eggs, just for fun.

watercolorombreeggstutorialcraftberrybush These are actually not real eggs, they are craft eggs I found at Michael’s. I’ve never used them before but they lend themselves nicely to watercolor.
This ombre effect, is  easy to achieve. Just start with you lightest shade and move down your color palette without rinsing your brush in between, until you get to the yellow.

ombrewatercoloreggcraftberrybush They look so pretty and it really represents my love for art and color.  Speaking of color, I had the honour to be interviewed by my  friend Janine and her sweet assistant Marci. She is such a doll. I really enjoyed answering their questions.

 HHN: What’s your favorite thing to paint?

LUCY: My favourite thing to paint are flowers. If you observe a flower closely, you will  find that every petal is a little different from the other. Some are bigger some are smaller, some curvier than others, some are darker some are lighter etc. Yet when you see it as a whole,even with all of its imperfections  it is a thing of complete beauty.

If you want to learn a little more about me, head on over to Happy Happy Nester and read the entire interview.

Well, sweet friends. Thank you so so much for allowing me to share a little bit of my heart with you today.
I will be back later on tonight for The Inspiration Gallery. In the mean time, I hope you have a beautiful day.

Much  love,

lucysignature2

 

Comments

  1. says

    I have been following for a few months, and I can see (by the projects and your style of writing) that you do put everything you’ve got into each and every post, but I hope you do it because it makes you happy! I have days where there’s nothing exciting going on at home, and I have written those said filler posts, but more for me because writing is a passion. I can write about anything! Plus, they are some of my best posts!

    Lovely eggs, by the way. I am inspired by your watercolour to learn how to do it myself. I bought a set to play around with, but will probably be taking a course in the fall as well.

    Antonella

    • says

      Thank-you Antonella. I am blessed everyday to be able to do what I love. I am fulfilled in that aspect of my life and do do it because I love it.
      When I said ‘filler posts’ I guess I meant less meaningful posts. Posts that don’t require much effort. They are there just to fill in content.
      I don’t consider myself a writer so to me a post with words actually takes a lot more effort.
      And by no means was I referring to someone writing their thoughts and feelings as filler posts. Perhaps, I should rephrase that. (I told you I wasn’t a writer.ha)
      I admire that you can write about anything. Don’t ever give that up and thank you so much for walking this creative journey with me xo

  2. Kris says

    Hi Lucy–

    Mostly I am a “lurker” on your site. I don’t have the talent or the patience to tackle most of your projects–I just like to look. You have a quiet, gentle spirit when you write and your projects (and photography) are things of beauty. Stay true to who God made you to be. You are blessing more people than you know.

  3. Amy b says

    I subscribe to a lot of blogs and honestly I prefer quality over quantity…life is busy, messy and real so readers get that sometimes there are daily posts and sometimes there are gaps between because that’s how life is! As long as your posts are interesting and real we wil keep coming back!

  4. says

    What a beautiful post. I totally ‘get’ what you are feeling. Blessings don’t have to be big and fancy. The little blessings are just as HUGE as the big ones. You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing your heart….and your talent with us. :)

  5. says

    Lucy,
    It was our pleasure to feature you on our website! Marci and I are big fans and we wish you the best on your new adventure. You throughly expressed my feelings that I have weekly! Thanks for sharing, it was a much needed dose of inspiration. Hang in there and keep creating wonderful paintings, home decor and crafts! You’re amazingly talented!

  6. Marci says

    Lucy! I love everything you are doing. I took a water color class in college and put my paints away after the semester.. Since our interview, I’ve been more inspired and actually hung a few of my paintings up. Now I need to break out my water colors and sketchpad. You are lovely. Never change. Keep creating. All my best to you always, ~marci

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