Monday, May 14, 2012

Work In Progress and What A Happy Day

Work in progress watercolor on paper 6 x 8
Hi Everyone,

I'm sharing my current work in progress today.  This piece accompanies the painting from last week.  It's a commission and this is my clients favorite wine.

 I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day yesterday.  It was just about the best one I've ever had because my hubby came home from Afghanistan after a long deployment.  The boys and I were overjoyed, we're so happy to have the family back together.  Now it's time to pack up and move.  Wish us luck going to be a crazy month of May:)

The sign the boys and I made
Our first Brian sighting, fresh off the plane
Happy to have Daddy back
Back together again
Til next time,

Carrie

22 comments:

  1. Love seeing your smile! What a Happy Day indeed! Proud of you for holding down the fort and painting full time around taking care of 2 wonderful boys! Ya did good...And this painting is going to be another amazing one too!!

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  2. Great moments captured for a lifetime. Love the "welcome home" flag...the boys must have had a ball making it. Our family has had so many deployments...and homecomings are always so special. Loved that you shared yours with us. Good luck on the move...my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  3. So incredibly happy for you Carrie! Your family looks so happy all together again. :)) And I love seeing your smile too, like Kathy said. The painting is looking fabulous, so much drama! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  4. Thank you for sharing the photos, Carrie. They brought joyful tears to my eyes.

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  5. Oh Carrie! I am welling up here! I am SO happy for all of you to be back together again! You must all feel so relieved!
    What a handsome hubby he is too :0)

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  6. Kathy said it perfectly . . . I too, am so happy for you! What a sacrifice your family and others like yours, makes for the rest of us. Happy smiles all around! Congratulations! (and the painting looks awesome). :)

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  7. So wonderful to see your family reunited. Smiles all around!
    And, the painting is progressing beautifully as always.

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  8. thank you Carrie for sharing such a private moment with us..I am sooo happy for you ...you have such a beautiful and happy smile which says it all.!!! and of course, your painting is gorgeous and look forward to seeing this progress...Now, enjoy your family!!!

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  9. Beautiful family on a happy, happy day! How perfect is THAT!!!! Love seeing your joyful reunion, as Brian has been in my prayers while deployed! Enjoy the glow!

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  10. Que je suis heureuse de lire cette magnifique publication avec vos photos de famille... Vraiment très beau! j'ai une grande émotion en les regardant... Je vous souhaite de merveilleux moments ensemble.
    Un magnifique travail en cours. J'ai hêtre de voir prochainement son évolution. Cependant prenez du temps, profitez de votre petite famille.
    Gros bisous à tous.

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  11. Oh Carrie. My heart goes out to you and your family. How difficult it must've been for you to get through this time.
    A BIG thank you to your courageous husband for his selfless service to all of us. Freedom isn't Free!

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  12. Fantastic, happy day! So glad your husband is home safe and sound. Good luck on the move and settling into a new place. You have a beautiful family!

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  13. Carrie, it is SOOO good to see you all back together again!! And I love the sign you and the boys made - wonderful! I hope you have an easy and trouble-free move, and all the best starting out in your new home.

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  15. Congratulation for the reunion! I love how the bottle has already come out -- breathtakingly real. Interesting too see how you first mapped out all the red sparkles on the glass. Love to see all these progress shots!

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  16. That's a wonderful news Carrie! I am glad Brian is safe and home with you and kids now. My son is applying today to an active duty and wants to go to Afghanistan.I am very proud of him; but my heart is scared. And you know what I mean, I bet.
    The work in progress seems to promise a very good outcome. I can't wait to see the result. I was going to paint wine bottles with the grapes also. Already made photo references ; but got distracted (maybe because I don't drink alcohol, eh..) But your artwork inspired be to try (not alcohol of course)to paint the wine and the grapes one day!
    Thank you,

    Irina

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  17. Wow-couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day present than that. So happy for you and your family. Good luck with your move.

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  18. oh carrie, i'm so glad he's home safe and sound. what a wonderful mother's day gift! i miss you and am glad to see your work and smile and the great news!

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  19. The best Mother's Day present ever. Really happy to hear that your husband made it home safe......another hero back with his family! Savour every minute!


    Beautiful wine themed painting Carrie!

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