Friday, 15 November 2013

Endings And Beginnings ...


This week has been all about endings and beginnings
Sinus man said goodbye to 45 and a big hello to 46
and 46 suits him very well I have to say... 
the flowers I got last week gave up the ghost
but not before I got the painting finished
but then I got to say a big hello to some new blooms
they weren't for me mind you but for our precious daughter, Phantom Steve
who is graduating high school today
that is a big ending and beginning right...


The blooms were from Super Aunty Karyn Happy Feet
who sent them to her niece as a congratulations for scooping 7 different awards
at her final speech night
which means Phants is going out covered in glory and magnificence
she can't tell the difference between a grasshopper and a lobster
and she can't even spell geography let alone find anything on a map
but her brilliantly stupid genius is boundless and I can't express how proud we are of her
as a nice little side bonus for me I get to paint her well deserved flowers
and I am thinking I may just use my new Golden flows
another new beginning... no ending to go with it... just lovely little pots of colour


The colours are just perfect for these blooms,so nice work Karyn Happy Feet
and if you are wondering why my sister has the name happy feet
it is because she took the unprecedented step of wearing bright pink shoes 
to her youngest son, Tim's, formal last night
now Karyn is not known to wear girly gear at all
her daughter Grace is another matter all together
 she was born for pink and leaves a trail of glitter in her wake that is legendary
however Karyn in pink shoes with blooms on them are the least likely shoe choice... ever
but they looked magnificent and she pulled them off with style


Tim looked suitably handsome of course and he is graduating today as well
albeit two and a half hours away, but sharing a graduation day with his cousin is kinda cool
and I am insanely proud of them both
Now I don't get Super Aunt status because what did I send Tim???
Nada... nothing... bumpkis... bad aunt... 
doesn't mean I don't love him to bits
or that I am not embarrassingly gushy about the creative, interesting and caring young man Tim has become
I am just a slack ass at these sorts of things
so happy graduation to Tim and Phantom Steve 
hope you both enjoy the big ending today
and wake up tomorrow full of excitement of the new beginnings... xx

52 comments:

Netty said...

Brilliant post Trace and congratulations to Phantom Steve and Tim. Loving your paintings. Take care of yourself, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Gloria said...

Hi Tracey, I have been totally out of the loop for months now, but happy for your family on the graduation of your two young geniuses. I know at least in PS case her intelligence and wit, and unique character comes from her most interesting mom & Dad. I am glad to see your are feeling better and still doing lovely work. When I get my life back together I will have to get some of those fluid acrylics!

Freule van Oijen said...

I think this comment is a better gift than a material one. To say you are pproud and love them is the best you can give Tracey! Love you for it. xxx I thought you painted with watercolor. I love those little pots of golden too... <3
Anne Marie Potmeer

Serena Lewis said...

Such an exciting milestone for Phoebe and Tim!! I wish them all the best on their next venture in life. I tend to be a bit of slacker on things like that too. I get so busy with all the preps for such events that I neglect the prezzies! I'm sure Tim knows you love him to bits. :)

LOVE your art! I've never tried Goldens but...one day soon...I hope.

Have a great weekend ~ xo

Suzy said...

The lilies came out beautiful Tracey! Lovely painting. Congrats to PS and Tim on their graduations! Their lives are just getting started and what fun lies ahead for them. Happy birthday wishes to Sinus too! So glad to know I'm not the only lame ass out there when it comes to getting presents where they need to go....on time.
Golden color love envy. Happy weekend!

Lynn Richards said...

Graduation for your children is one of THE most monumental marks in both of your lives. I remember my eldest daughter's like it was yesterday and in May it will be my youngest's turn. WHAT????!!

I know you will cherish each moment.
xo
lynn
ps aren't the Golden Hi flow paints just delicious?

VonnyK said...

Love your gorgeous bright flowers and a super huge congrats to P and Tim. You'll have to paint your sisters shoes, they sound really cute.
Happy birthday to Mr Sinus.
Luv Von.

Michellem said...

A huge congrats for Phantom Steve and her graduation!! What a huge step - my oldest graduates next year and I am already sad at how quickly the time has passed by! Your interpretation of the flowers is lovely!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful through and through, honey chile! Beautiful painted blooms, beautiful real fresh blooms, beautiful paint pots, and beautiful writing expressing your love and good wishes to and for the grand graduates as they sally forth and start new chapters in their books of life! Soooo beciting!! And just think, you and the birthday boy did that! You made that glorious PS person! You did good!! Hugs all around and many blessings! Darnell

MeOfCourse said...

Congrats to your kids. Great job on your flowers. Happy late Birthday to your Sinus man. Hope you are doing good Tracey, been thinking of you. All the best to you and yours. Take care.

Christine said...

Lovely work Tracey and congrats to Phantom, so smart! Happy Birthday to you hubby, still young!

Tammy N said...

What beautiful water colors! Such bright pretty colors.

Lynn Cohen said...

Very exciting all these beginnings, endings, and new beginnings! Congrats to the youngsters as they start their climb into adult life! Congrats to the parents who raised them and got them started and soon will be pushing them out of their nests. Your painting finished lovely indeed; and the next one no doubt will as well.
I'm happy to hear your cheery voice and hope how you feel matches it precisely. Sending loves and hugs to the whole wonderful family.!!!!

Ayala Art said...

Congrats to Phantom ! And to your husband too!
OMG the flowers are divine ♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow - congrats! great! and:
BEAUTIFUL ART as always! Happy PPF!

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Gorgeous paintings Tracey! Happy Birthday to Sinus, and a big congrats to P.Steve!

Ilona Heimböckel said...

Beautiful flowers! And congratulations for your daughter's and nephew's graduation!
Happy PPF and all the best
Ilona

Nic McLean said...

Massive congrats to Phantom Steve. I think I thought she was younger than she is. That's brilliant she did so well. Congrats to Tim, I'm sure he'll forgive your lack of gift as you've immortalised him here on your blog now so he's famous the world over (at least amongst your art blogger friends! ) Happy birthday to Sinus as well. The lilies turned out beautifully-so vibrant and I'm just happy to see you back painting. X

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful flowers and a big Congratulations to Phantom for graduating with all those awards! Good Luck for the future x

Sandra Busby said...

Congratulations from li'l ole England to Phantom and Tim!! How exciting! I wonder what comes next for them both...? Ahh... can you imagine being back there with all of those choices? And happy birthday to Steve too! Paul always calls him self my 'toy boy' just because he is 14 months younger than me - I hate that, lol! I LOVE your flower painting and your paints... You are clearly on form which is wonderful! :0)

Ginny said...

Congratulations to everyone. Birthdays, graduations, and a beautiful painting all rolled into one week. I know you must be so proud of your daughter. This is such an exciting time for her. I loved your description of your sister. So glad she wore those shoes.

annkrier said...

Big Week in your life. Congratulations to all - and you still found time to paint a marvelous bunch of flowers.. jealous. Happy PPF.

Engelska Mamman said...

Brilliant post Tracey! And well done to both Phoebe and Tim! Oh to be there again. So many opportunities ahead. Happy birthday to your hubby too. Mine turned 5o last week!

I've been messing around in my settings due to having started a blog in Swedish, so this is from Carin (Artfully Carin)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Big congrats. You must be so proud of Phantom and her accomplishments. Yay girl, you go.....and your nephew too. Lovely painting, glad you are feeling well enough to do what you love. xox

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations to Phantom Steve and Tim! And to the proud families too. :)
Yay! No more packed lunches and uniforms! I still have a week to go to Mati´s graduation and two weeks til Tati finishes Year 2. And then ... glorious Tshirt summer.

Linda said...

so many exciting happenings Trace-congrats all around to everyone!! The depth of colors in your flowers are amazing and I just love your illustration of the Goldens!!
PS I would have worn those shoes too :) they sound marvelous

Laurie said...

congratulations to all! Birthdays, graduations, awards, flowers, all happiness! Yah!Beautiful painting as well, I'm so glad there is so much happiness around you,

kat said...

Hello Tracey, gorgeous bright flowers and much to celebrate your way. These are special moments and days that will always be remembered,
hugs your way
Kat xx

alarmcat said...

some flowers just beg to be painted!! your painting is wonderful. nice and juicy colors!!

clare said...

fabulous.

Helen Campbell said...

Beautiful flowers, Tracey. And how lovely to have new ones to play with this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Catherine Constance said...

Lovely happy post and congrats to everyone for wonderful beginnings... :) xxx

missy k said...

Great post and huge congrats all round!

Karen x

minnemie said...

Eight hurrahs to Phantom all the way around the globe! One pretty amazing gal from what I can tell. Must take after her mom:-) And eight hurrahs to Karyn as well -she has survived and successfully launched 4 boys... I am in awe... taking notes... but I will never remember to send flowers:-/ She is my new hero. Tell her!

Paper rainbow said...

congratulations to Phantom, you must be very proud. The flower painting is yummy, lots of delicious colours.

Paper rainbow said...

congratulations to Phantom, you must be very proud. The flower painting is yummy, lots of delicious colours.

JoyCorcoran said...

Congrats to the graduates and the parents that supported them. I do so love the way your lilies turned out. They colors are vibrant and I can practically smell them from here.
Thanks for sharing your work and your self.

Debbie said...

lovely flowers and congrats to the 2 graduates! xo

Ariel said...

Congrats to your daughter and nephew. Your blooms look beautiful as always.
Susan

Anne Manda said...

Congrats to your husband and Phantom and nephew! :) The flowers - both the painting and the photo- look amazing beautiful!

Giggles said...

Happy Birthday Sinus!! Wishing you many wonderful moments this year!! Happy Graduation sweet Phantom...I hear you are amazing and I believe it! Thank you Tracey for sharing all your wonderful talent too...the flowers you painted are breath taking!! The best part about daughters getting flowers is that we get to enjoy them too!! Hooray for DAUGHTERS!!

Big hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Big congratulations to you and your family. Your art always brings a smile. Have a wonderful weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Irene Rafael said...

Congratulations all around. How wonderful that you painted the flowers so beautifully.

Kristin said...

Aweeeee, what a big day for you all! Congratulations on such an accomplishment - and thank you for always making me smile. Your artwork is always gorgeous, and those flowers are no exception. You had me at pink ;0 xoxo

Rita said...

I am a little late to the party, but a belated happy birthday to the hubster and congrats to both of the brilliant graduates!! Whoohoo!
Love the flowers and new little bottles. Golden Flows, eh? I've heard Golden has wonderful acrylics. Do you like them better than other acrylics?
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Love and hugs!! To Phoebe, too! :)

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens!!!! so wonderful to be back and able to enjoy your work!!!! I have to say you know you have a lot of talent when your work is even more amazing than the photo!!!! wow!!!! well done Tracey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JKW said...

Congrats, grads are always a blessing. The trail the inside of a flower makes all over the table does remind me of glitter now that you mention it. Good call on that one. Blessings, Janet PPF

Faye said...

Tracey, I loved your flower painting and the photo of flowers. You should be enormously proud of your daughter and her amazing accomplishments. Bet you are! Love to visit your blog for it lifts my spirits and brightens my days.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy Birthday to your husband and congratulations to your daughter. Your flower painting is magnificent. Blessings!

Viola said...

Beautiful paintings! =) and I love the colors in them. I've heard about the Golden paints, they should be very good! but I haven't tried them myself..

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Happy graduations to your loved ones! Your paintings are brilliant and lovely and I much enjoy your wonderful humor.

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Congratulations on graduating such a great child into the world! That's no small feat! Wonderful job on those flowers. xx