Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Blog Hop

For the first time Im taking a part in a Blog Hop.
For one week, we (few girls) will be posting one after another our art on or blog        and giving away something to one of them that leaves a message.
So please leave a message and you might be the lucky one :)

What I should make for this Blog Hop was a Totem animal.
Im not 100% sure what Totem animal is but Im doing my best trying to understand..


As always I do start with the background.
This time Im working on a pice of wood.
I found a map and did cut out South America, 
I did that for Guada, the girl that started this Blog Hop :)
Then I did use my stencils, little here and little there.


Then I did draw birds, 3 little birds on a paper. Mulberry paper I think the name is but I learned to use it from a friend.
Most of the time I do add 3 things to my paintings, don´t know why
but I would love to say that these are my 3 children.


Then I did a little more stenciling.


Painted the birds and let them dry.


Then I did glue my birds on the background and added a little stencils here and there.. did a little doodling.


And my painting is ready. What do you think?

3 little birds, all the same for the mother, one has left the nest that is my oldest son.
The one in the middle with its long legs is my daughter, still at home though she studies in USA and stays there most of the time.
The little one is my youngest son, still staying at home and I think he is going to stay for a long time or as long as his computer lives :) 

So here you have my Blog Hop, remember to leave a message and feel free to follow so that you can see what the other Blog Hopper have for you..

You can find out all about it here

Have a beautiful and blessed day

Namaste



74 comments:

  1. As always, your work is so beautiful and very colorful. I love it.

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    1. Thank you Sharon and thank you for your visit :)

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  2. Wow, so gorgeous and unique! Thanks for sharing your personal story about the birds/your children, that makes it all complete! I love the blue colours and your cute birds... super!!

    Also thanks for this fun blog-hop!!!

    Smiles from Belgium, Saskia :)

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  3. Ohhh Sigga I ADORE this. Your birds are perfect and all the meaning around them is amazing too. Thank you so much for joining the Blog Hop Club and for using a South America map to represent our friendship, I realy appreciate it. (((Big hugs)))

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    1. Thank you Guads, glad you liked what I created, I did my best :)

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  4. As usual sigga, I love your art! Thanks for sharing! xo <3

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    1. Thank you Jeanette for your kind words :)

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  5. Loving your wonderful new artwork Sigga. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

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    1. Thank you Annette, have a great weekend too :)

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  6. Great project love all your birds and colors !

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  7. Love the little birdies. I liked seeing the transformation of the piece, it came together really well.

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  8. I love, love, love the process, all the steps that you took to creating this beautiful painting as well as the meaning behind it. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne for your nice comment :) After painting I took a look and then I saw the meaning :)

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  9. Hi Sigga! my name is Martice and I found you via Rachelle Panagarry's Facebook page. I really like how you made your totem animal uniquely yours by making it so personal. Very energetic color palette and the birds are too cute with their long legs. I also like the contrast of circles and stripes in your painting. Great work!

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    1. Thank you so much Martice for your nice comment :-) Rachel is a great artist an that is from her I learned to use this Mullberry paper :-)

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  10. Yooohhh! I haven't seen those beautiful blue birds before and wow I love them! And you know you used my favorite color palette. Thank you for sharing your process, it is always interesting to see how an artist works. Keep on going Sigga, I love your work.

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    1. Thank you Val :-) I love using only two colors + black and white :-)

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  11. I love everything about your totem birds. I keep scrolling up to see them again and again.

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    1. Thank you Linda, glad you like them :-)

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  12. Great job, they are so cute!

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  13. Hi,
    I have started a new meme, Feline Art Friday, you are invited to share your work there:
    http://kittypartay.blogspot.com/2014/06/feline-art-friday-1.html

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  14. I love your birds and that they represent your family!! Wonderful colors and full of great whimsy! Very fun post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. I love all of the layers to your painting, so creative! I love the way the birds turned out and that they represent your family. love it!

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  16. beautiful painting! I loved seeing how it came together, I love the blue colour, and I love the big white flowers. Great work!

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  17. Your piece is very unique, and the birds adorable. Love the colors used and it looks peaceful. Lovely work.

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  18. Sigga, I love how you transformed the lovely background into the beautiful painting on wood.

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  19. This is beautiful!! I love the vibrant colors!!! Thanks for showing all the steps. It is such a beautiful process. I love watching art unfold!

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  20. sumptuous is a word which describes this...the textures and colours are wonderful!

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  21. Hi Sigga :D I just adore how you used the birds to represent your family. A totem is a kind of spirit guide (or guardian angel if you prefer that term). i believe we all have animal guardians, and yours will show itself if you look closely. :D XXX

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    1. Thank you so much for your explanation, now I know :)

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  22. The color is gorgeous and I love little birds.

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  23. Just beautiful love your whimsical birds....

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  24. Hi Sigga, this is fabulous!!!! Thank you for showing your process. I find it so interesting how you came up with the finished piece. Well done.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  25. this is so fresh and full of summery colours... and as it has beena grey and cold week here for us it is a very welcome sight...xx

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey, hope you have got the sun now :)

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  26. Sorry I am a bit late to the party. My daughter will be competing at the Irish Dance North American National Competition in Montreal in 10 days, so she has had lots and lots of workshops and loads of dance practice. I haven't had much time to sit at my puter. But wanted to stop by even though the date for your blog was a day or so ago.
    I really love how your totem birds turned out. The pics are awesome. I'd love to watch you do this in a video.Great job!!! Sorry again for being late to the party. Look forward to following you. Enjoy your summer.(((HUGS)))
    Kimmie

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    1. Thank you so much, one day Ill make a video :)

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  27. I love your birds! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. So amazing. I love the depth you created with the background! Thank you!

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  29. what a beautiful piece, I love it.

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  30. Love the spirit in this piece of art, it's joyful and uplifting. It's artwork I could happily place on my wall.

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    1. Thank you so much :) Maybe Ill post it on my Etsy one day :)

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  31. I love your painting! I enjoy using mulberry paper, I like the texture it gives!

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    1. Thank you, yes it is fun to work with different types of paper :)

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  32. I love your birds painting! The birds are so colorful and cute and the background is yummy. I adore birds in nature and they tend to show up in my art work also.

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  33. Very unique...I think this would be a fun fabric design!

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