Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Asleep [Friday Art]

Friday, June 7, 2013

☆ Asleep [Friday Art]

We are still suffering a party hang over here at casa de Mac. It seemed that once Bug turned three the tantrums also had a birthday and have been amped up!

Not to be left out miss I am nearly five, Bean, has decided to behave like a two year old, throwing herself down on the floor, legs + fists flying screaming tanties. What the??

And the the baby miss, Beastie, has, of course, developed a cough which keeps us all awake at three in the morning.

Aren't you glad you stopped by??

Anyway I know we are all tired and the girls are moving through the next development stage + are probably realising that there is another person in our family + she ain't going to go away. Growing pains my Nan calls them.

And just when I think I have this family thing down pat - they mix it up + change the rules!

I have been desperately escaping to my studio to paint, to centre myself for the afternoon chaos, and I finally repainted the earlier drawing of Asleep.

So here is Asleep version two:

Asleep
12 x 8" acrylic on water colour paper
$59.00 [available here]
Before I leave you guys for the weekend - did you know that this months give away is open for entries? It is totally free + so easy to enter. Why not pop over + see whats for grabs this month??


Have a fabulous weekend + Queens birthday weekend for my friends in Australia. I hope you have some fun planned.

26 comments :

  1. Hang on in there... I know how it is. I've been there (well, I'm still there. My oldest two are 6 and 8 and I still get tantrums ;))

    Lovely work, by the way. It's exactly what I need. Sleep........

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Shush, I won't wake this sleeping beauty! HPPF!

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  3. Just tell yourself "this are the good ol'days" over and over hahaha
    ...and take lots of pictures! They grow so fast! I still wish I had a baby to cuddle, but I have teens now, and I know they will keep growing :oP
    Sweet sleeping beauty :o)

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  4. Gosh she looks so peaceful and relaxed :)

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  5. Fabulous painting and I love what she represents. :) As hard as it might b right now I'm sure you wouldn't want it any other way. :)

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  6. Beautiful painting, she looks so peaceful and lovely! <3

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  7. Fabulous painting! three children under five is a handful but how wonderful for them all to grow up together and how proud you must be to be the mother of three beautiful daughters (despite the chaos and sleepless nights!) Those babes grow so quickly:)

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  8. She's beautiful, reminds me of Snowwhite. Hang in there, these stages will all pass and one day you'll be able to laugh with it ;-) ....

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  9. Lovely painting.
    Love the lines and textures of her hair and that color of her blouse!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  10. Sounds like a good nap is on your agenda. Marvelous outfit for a nap! Hope you get some easing of the changes soon. Happy PPF

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  11. Oh dear! sounds like your little ones are more than just a handful. Good luck with that. Your painting is lovely.

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  12. LOVE your Asleep girl, hope you also get some rest soon! HUGS! xo

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  13. Oh, Kristin. How wonderful that in the midst of chaos you were able to create such a lovely. restful image. Here's hoping you all get some rest soon. I could usually handle the tantrums but lack of sleep made me one grouchy mama. Happy PPF, my dear.

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  14. I can't imagine-I only had one son and remember him only ever having one tantrum-in public-and that was enough for me! By the looks of your beautiful and restful painting it seems you were able to be calmed a bit. Happy PPF!

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    1. oh, forgot to tell you-YES I WANT IT and commented in the right place!!

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  15. Having only had the one child I can't imagine the balancing act that three requires... hat's off to you... the chaos must be quite magnificent at times ...xx

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  16. What a lovely piece of art, she makes me want to take a nap! :)

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  17. I always wondered how you did what you do with three little ones!! Wow you are truly a super woman and your asleep painting is so peaceful....or is she dreaming of peace!! Beautiful as always is your art and you as a mother!!
    Wishing you some good sleep and happy children!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Asleep is stunning - what gorgeous lips!! I know I say it every time about how beautiful your girls are but they always look just like how I would like to when I come back as a dusky Latina in my next life!!

    Sorry to hear you are going through the wringer energy-wise with your children at the moment. Not something I've had to experience but I'm sure, as all mothers always say, it's all worth it in the end up!

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  19. Hope all settles down soon and you are all back on track! Gorgeous painting, she looks wonderfully peaceful. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  20. What a peaceful slumber on her red velvet pillow - I hope you get that sleep too!
    BTW - you won't believe how quickly this time will pass - I blinked twice and my little ones are now 12 and 16 - I so miss them being little and cuddly -

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  21. I love the skin tones on your sleeping lady. Sleep is elusive in old age as well as in young motherhood.

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  22. Congratulations on being featured at PPF! I love the peacefulness of your sleeping lady. I'm sorry you've been having such a hard week, but hope next week is filled with Blessings!

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  23. I love your fresh style and how you capture those moments, wonderful!!!!!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous piece of art!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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