May 11, 2009

Double vision

I feel so happy!
A year ago I felt extremely happy as a mother raising my children, but the little niggling voice that kept saying that I needed more "me" time was now yelling loudly in my brain.


I listened and began to pursue my desires as an artist and I feel so fulfilled. Taking a blank white canvas and turning it into a picture, something of beauty, something that makes me and the recipient smile, feels out of this world.


Having a customer come back for another piece of my art was one of the best feelings I have had yet in this journey. A sweet lady in Mexico, New York has not one, but two of my pieces now. The beautiful poppies above, she bought from me last November.

She loved this painting that I did as a present for a friend, and she asked that I make her a bigger one, just like it.

So here it is. Birds of a feather... part deux.





I am so grateful for the abilities God blessed me with.
Did I mention I felt happy?

xoxo Emily xoxo

20 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Love. Both the paintings.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks sweet pea!!!!!!

Tasha said...

i love it!! It looks so wonderful!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks Tasha. Love ya girl!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You are SOOOO Incredible! I love BOTH of those paintings...

You are very blessed!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks Shelle :) you sweetie pie!

AHenderson05 said...

Em, your work is beautiful!! Thank you so much for allowing me to display it in my home!!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Miss Amanda- I am so honored you are displaying my work in your home. Thank you so much for supporting me in my creative pursuits!!!

Terresa said...

beautiful paintings. Could I post a picture of it on my blog?
http://thechocolatechipwaffle.blogspot.com/

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks and of course you may :)

Darci said...

Just beautiful! You are so talented. I may just put in my own order one of these days.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks Darci!!!! You should. I would love to do something custom for you. :)

a fanciful twist said...

OH YAY!! For for dreams coming true and you making pretty paintings!! And for blessings!

Did you say Mexico New York??? Well I never... ;) tee hee

xoxo

The Crash Test Dummy said...

That is soooooo awesome.

I'm so proud of you. Happy for you.

It's true, you've been blessed and I'm so happy you're being validated and rewarded.

YOU GO, Girl!

So happy to be your cousin.

And there's a Mexico in New York?

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thanks you sweet ladies and yeah...Mexico, New York. Crazy eh? :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is such a beautiful piece! I know, for a fact, from having my own piece of your art, that you are amazingly gifted! One of these days, I'd love to add more your art to hang in my home. :)

You are so brave to have followed those promptings. Sometimes I don't think a lot of us are brave enough and you actually did it! Way to go, girl!

Heather said...

Very awesome! I know just how you feel. Sometimes you just have to listen to your heart, it will lead you to your happiness! Great paintings :)

My Journey to Hope said...

I love your painting! I also wanted to invite you to stop by my blog and enter my Birthday Giveaway!

-Michelle

mary.liz said...

Still waiting on my beautiful piece of art you promised me oh, say, last October sometime. :) I can't wait to display your gorgeous art in my house!

That is really awesome that you get to make some extra dosh on something you like to do.

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Your paintings are beautiful!