Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hey! It's "Pink Saturday" !

The weather's a changin' here is Sandy, Utah today! Winds, rain, and gray...my favorite
I know, I know. You'd think I'd like the sunny bright days..and, I guess I do.
But I REALLY love how the various colors a gray day makes..the greens of the grasses, the yellow and oranges of the leaves in contrast to the dark, gray skies.

Really pretty...

And now for today's "Pink" offering:


One of my favorite signs...


My daughter April and her family are doing the Race for the Cure this week-end - so this is for my Mother, my Grandmother and Me :-)

I know at first what you see is the orange, but I love the pink flowers and it is one of my favorite (early) photos of my darling little family: Andy (my biker dude) then Jeff (my CNN reported "decorated-cubicle at work winner") , Brandi, Ella Ireland's Mommy, and my sweet and oh-so-smart April, the leader of the pack.

If you look closely, I covered the canvas's with telephone-book pages, then did a watered-down paint/stain wash, used rub-ons as well as sticker-letters and typed the words out in strips. It is one of my favorite pieces.

Speaking of Ella Ireland, this is one of her sweet shirts that I have hanging up in my art room. She lives in New Jersey, so I need to feel I have a little bit of her with me in physical world (all of the grands live away, so I do always carry them in my heart!)

So, that's my offering on a beautiful gray day in Utah. Hope you all have "pink" in your day and in your lives.

Have a great week-end all!

-me

16 comments:

Dee Light said...

Keep calm and have a cupcake!! Words to live by. Fun post. I like gray days too.

Joyce said...

Hi Colleen! So good to "see" you! We have rainy & gray today to! Yippee!! I love the "keep calm" sign... and your family picture~ bless your creative spirit!

Smilingsal said...

Good things to share. Thank you.

Please come visit for my Pink Saturday offering, and then click on the book in my sidebar for a book giveaway!

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Colleen.

I love your sign, and I love the philosophy. Good for you to keep things around that remind you of those you love.

I pray that one day the cures for all cancers will be found. Until then, we keep on fighting.

CC said...

I loved your sign and your story..have a wonderful week-end..

Grandma Faith said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I have two friends who are survivors, and I am inspired by them, too. You take good care of yourself.

Lucy said...

I L.O.V.E. that opening banner. Old wood...Old lock....I can never think to take a picture of something so simple as that. I like old. Hey....I am old. Although I'm trying hard not to notice it. :)

Abuela Beauty said...

Hi Colleen!! I love that sign!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Besitos desde Argentina!!
Silvia

KatCollects said...

I love your family picture. It is pouring rain and windy here today too, welcome autumn : ) Hope your day is a great one.
Kathy

Betty said...

The pinks are nice; Ella's shirt is too cute; I think your new banner is so cool! It's just perfect for you. Of course, I will always enjoy any banners with you and/or Randy in them! Take care.

Sweetie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your sign is really cute as are your other pinks. We are having a gray day today in PA also.
Sweetie

Patricia said...

A really lovely post. Happy Pink Saturday and please have a wonderful new week.

Virginia said...

Wonderful Pink post.Your sign is really adorable.
Happy Pink saturday!
Blssings, Virginia

Stephanie said...

Love that t-shirt....I am Grammy to my 2 precious girls!! Your little doggies are TOOOO TOOO cute!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

g said...

Wonderful sign! Have a nice quiet day - sometimes a little grey weather makes it feel even cozier inside.

Happy pink weekend!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy Pinkness to you, Colleen! So glad to see you in the PINK. :0) I adore the "Keep calm...sign..that is too cute. Have a great week. Drop by for a visit!

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz