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 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!


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!