Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day!!!


I am thankful for so many blessings today! 


(basket hung on the inside of my glass front door, reflecting the house across the street)

It's a privilege to live in this country and I appreciate the sacrifices so many have made through the years to keep us free!

I hope you are all having a beautiful day! We have hot temps here in Florida but the little pop up afternoon showers help quite a bit!


I'm still doing a little art every day. I sketch in my journal and do some watercolors too. 

I painted this little scene just for fun...


and then took it to a photo editing site to add text.


My girlfriend Jeanie at the Marmelade Gypsy did a fun post HERE to let us know that, "July is World Watercolor Month -- a worldwide event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors in 31 Days! The idea is to paint every day (or as many as you can) and post your work on various platforms to bring awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation."

Would you like to take part too? 
It would be a fun time to try watercolors!


 God Bless America!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .

 

24 comments:

Tom said...

...have a GREAT 4th!!!

Jeanie said...

Your Happy Fourth painting is darling! I'm so glad you are doing this and WWCM and thanks for the link!

Happy@Home said...

Your watercolor is so cheerful and sweet. Hope you enjoy your 4th of July and keep cool.

Susie said...

Diane, I think you have a talent you have been hiding for too long. :) I really like your painting. I like the door decor too. I didn't even get our flag bought to wave this year. By the time I took our flag in in spring it was shredded. Blessings for a fabulous day there. xoxo, love, Susie

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

What a sweet scene you painted. It screams summer to me! I just started watercolor painting in April--hadn't lifted a brush since elementary school!

Sandra said...

Happy Fourth, enjoy your day.. I like your edit to add texture to your painting.

Sandra said...

forgot to say I LOVE the first photo of your basket, beautiful shot

riitta k said...

Happy 4th of July! You have painted cute little houses <3

Lynn said...

It's a hot one in Philly too! Happy 4th of July-enjoy:@)

Lorrie said...

Oh, I love your watercolour sketches. So pretty. You have me itching to pull mine out. Yes, I will. Today! or tomorrow!

Happy 4th of July!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful sketch, Diane. I saw Jeanie's watercolor post. She is so talented. You are getting really good too, especially with all the details in these little houses, so cute. I like the thought behind it trying to get art supplies for children who need them.

Your doll is darling and ready for the Fourth of July!

~Sheri

Conniecrafter said...

Your little sketch is too cute and like the coloring and the sentiment in the water like that. Happy 4th to you!

Terri D said...

Gosh, what a great thing to do!! I have never been able to work well with watercolors. I wonder if acrylics count? I look forward to seeing your paintings!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love your pretty watercolor paintings! You are doing a great job with it and it looks like you are having fun. Hope you have a Happy 4th and a nice weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Love your painting.
Enjoy your 4th of July and keep as cool as you can.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

I like your sketches. I admire that talent. I am not artistic, at all! Thanks for linking up and have a great 4th!

Vee said...

Your sketch is darling! And I like your little patriot, too.

Ann said...

Hope you had a happy 4th. Your painting is absolutely delightful. I LOVE it.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun - I always love your posts. I am hoping to be able to visit a bit more - but things are still progressing slowly here. I have a bundle of doctor appointments coming up over the next month, hopefully they will discover something to make recovery faster. Happy weekend and happy July my dear.

Connie said...

Sweet post, my friend. I hope that your 4th was nice and that the remainder of the weekend is too!

Inger said...

I love those paintings. You are so talented. I'm glad you are keeping it up and hope to get to see a lot more here.

BeachGypsy said...

Hope you had a great holiday my friend. Ours was good, we had good food and good fireworks. I love your paintings---I think you are much more talented than you give yourself credit for. Have you been able to get out much at all?--it's been so hot here I stay inside the hot part of the day unless I HAVE TO GO OUT. We are also getting alot of summer thunderstorms, how bout you?

Debbie said...

your art is so pretty...it is wonderful to have hobbies that we enjoy. and as we get older, we have more time to dedicate to them!!

your flag basket is a beauty, i hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

Christine said...

You have so much imagination and creativity!