Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BIRDS PAINTED ON SILK!



          The above picture has always been a favourite of Janine and me. I can remember the day when this painting arrived all the way from Belgium as a birthday gift from a pen-pal. She remembered that we were bird enthusiasts while holidaying in India and decided to get it for us.


          It looked so exquisite painted on silk so we decided that the best way to protect it was to have it framed. We therefore contacted someone who made picture frames and he had it done quickly. Since then this wonderful painting has graced our living-room wall.  It will always be treasured.

46 comments:

Itin said...

I love paintings. Was it acrylic or watercolor? I wonder how big that painting is. Lovely!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Itin,
Thanks. It is not a big painting. I am not sure if it is acrylic or water colour. I got it several years ago. Do enjoy the rest of your day.
Judy

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Judy, what an awesome site you have here! So glad I found you! I am following you via Katherine's Corner blog hop. I hope you will follow me too! God bless you!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Shenita! You have certainly brightened my day. I will definitely follow you back. Have a good Thursday.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Muy bonita la imagen,
gracias por compartir.
feliz semana.
saludos.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ricardo! Have a good day!

mamas*little*treasures said...

Hi Judy - just stopping by from Katherine's Corner Thursday Blog Hop! Happy to have found you . . . look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful Thursday, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

Frugal in WV said...

Beautiful painting, very pretty in the frame!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Frugal in WV! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by Nina! All the very best to you.

PoetessWug said...

Hello! I'm visiting from Katherine's Corner Blog Hop...This is the first time I've seen your blog...What a beautiful painting. And my hubby and I went to India also, last week. But we went on a 'Virtual' Friday Night Date Night trip. ^_^ I enjoyed my visit. Please stop by and visit my backyard! :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much PoetessWug! I will definitely visit your Blog. Take care and have a great day!

May said...

I can remember those days of pen-pal. I believe that the computer age has messed it up. I really enjoyed writing and going to the post. I once had an Australian pen-pal those days and it was lot of fun reading her letter. The painting looks so beautiful.. i guess you have so much to treasure and so much to tell and show your kids in the future..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May! I still have a few pen-pals. I also exchange emails with some. I have no children but I will be able to pass on my things to the children of other persons!:) Take care and have a good Thursday.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Beaitiful painting judy. Hope you are having a great day.

New End Studio said...

HI Judy, thanks for visiting from Katherine's hop and deciding to follow. Your blog is an inspiration.

This post: http://judyh-jsthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-slow-return-to-photography.html also resonated with me. I gave up photography after my Mom passed away, and only recently started to think about taking the interest up again.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much New End Studio! I am truly grateful. Take care and my best wishes to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Melissa! Always good to hear from you. Take care.

Grace InAZ said...

I am blog hopping from Katherine's Corner. Following you now. Pls follow back. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Grace! I will follow back. Take care.

Minta's Creations said...

New follower..stopping by from Planet Weidknecht weekend blog hop.
Would love it if you decided to follow me back.
Minta

http://www.mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Minta! I will follow you back.

EastCoastLife said...

It's a pretty painting. Initially I thought it was a Chinese painting.

I too had several penpals when I was in my teens. I wonder how they are doing now. :)

Sarah said...

Very pretty.

Sheri said...

What a great friend you have to not only remember but to send such a beautiful gift! Thanks for making my days brighter!

Chris said...

Delightful painting and wonderful memories for you. TFS

Blog hopping from Katherine's Corner

Maria said...

i always love getting a gift that holds so much meaning. one that you can keep and cherish and see every day. those gifts are sometimes the best of gifts. they are reminders of the people who gave you them, and that is a gift in itself. wishing you a wonderful weekend, judy <3
maria :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are so right Maria! Thank you very much and a wonderful weekend to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Chris! Have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there Sheri,
Thanks for your comments and have a very good weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sarah and all the best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello EastCoastLife,
Thanks for your comments. I have met some wonderful persons through this hobby. I still keep in touch with many via email and a few through letters. Take care and have a great weekend.
Judy

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's beautiful. A lovely memory and tribute to you and your sister. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Nancy! Have a good weekend.

Kelly Marie said...

Beautiful painting. Have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Kelly Marie! Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

That painting is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it! It made me smile!
Susan
http://75percenthippie.blogspot.com
http://happyhippieheart.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Susan! Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Candice said...

What a great painting. What a nice gift from your pen pal! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Candice! Have a wonderful weekend.

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, what delicate artwork. I can see why you cherish it along with its happy memories.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is really delicate. Thanks for your comments AvCr8teur!

Kim said...

I Love Art! all kinds, I don't think I will ever get enough in my life
http://my-bloggityblog.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is really wonderful to see awesome Art work. I wish I could draw. Can't believe I did a few Art classes in high school!:)

The Belly Dancer said...

It is gorgeous. It reminds me of this huge picture my grandmother had with over a hundred hand embroidered birds, it was very hard to count them and many people tried using different methods. I used to love it.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks The Belly Dancer! Your grandmother's picture with all those birds must have been so beautiful!

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