Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Loooooong Time

Lilly of the Fields

I have been busy, busy, busy but I feel like I am not getting enough done. Painting has been going slowly. I have always been able to "whip 'em out" but for some reason it is not moving along as quickly as I would like it to but I am determined and will get through this.

Anyway... here is a piece I did about a month ago to loosen up and have some fun,
"Lilly of the Fields." I love goats! Never owned one but I love them just the same.

A dear friend of mine, (who is a best selling and inspirational author, that you must go here to listen to her talk about nurturing creativity on TED.com) stopped by and when she saw this goat painting , I thought she was going to cry .

"Lilly" she shrieked "it's my goat Lilly!"

Liz, grew up on a Christmas tree farm and had a number of goats and apparently this goat looked just like her all time favorite love, Lilly. Needless to say , I titled this goat painting Lilly of the Fields and it is now on her wall and not mine!

Enjoy it and I will be posting more soon and don't forget to go to TED (which is a fabulous site) and listen to Liz's talk!

8 comments:

silvina said...

Wowee! Gorgeous goat! Your sense of design is awesome. I've missed your posts so much.

You forgot to mention your friend's name. And I didn't see anything on TED listed under "Sandra's dear friend". : D

sandra flood said...

Thanks Silvina! I have been out of the loop!

Oh stupid me! Her name is Elizabeth Gilbert and she has written a number of books, but her last one "Eat , Pray , Love" was a big smash. Something like 26 million copies worldwide and a movie is in production with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Not bad!

I have signed up twice to be notified of your new posts but I never receive them. I am going to try again.

silvina said...

I've watched Elizabeth Gilbert's video on TED several times! So cool that you know her.

I don't know why you're not getting my blog posts automatically. All I can say is please try again.

Susan Liles said...

What a great painting of a goat, love it's eyes. Always look forward to your new paintings! Watched the video, good advice. Thanks!

sandra flood said...

Thanks Susan!

A.Decker said...

Goat! Beautiful! I will copy this into my pictures folder, so it'll be a part of my screen saver!

sandra flood said...

Thanks Decker!

Diane said...

This is a great painting. So expressive, it was worth every minute you put into it!