Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Things

Hello Bloggy Babes!!
It is a beautiful sunny day here today....
...a perfect day to think about what some of my favorite things are....and squeak in just in time to join Butterfly Effect :)

I hope I get repetitive when I tell you that sharing my Life and my Art here in Blogland is one of my most favorite things of all....because of you!!  I had never imagined finding a place that offers so much support and inspiration, friendships and talent....I love it here!  I am in awe of you all and enjoy being here on a common journey :)

One of my favorite things to engage in with you is SWAPS!   I can't turn down an invitation to trade a little handmade goodness!  It's a addiction....and so darn much fun! Haha!!
Here are just some of the wonderful works I've been fortunate enough to acquire through swaps....

Cool, huh?!  Remember I did say these are just some of the lovely art pieces I've received.  Rest assured if yours isn't shown's because I was rushing around like a mad woman trying to gather them quickly to get this post up....not because I don't LOVE them!
I treasure and adore everything I'm sent, so please don't feel left out...ShereeMichele, Heather, Allison, name a few I've not featured here....thank you, too!   I have the best  Blog Buddies ever! 

Other favorite things include:
Rainy days with nowhere to go
Staying in PJ's all day
DESSERTS!  Isn't it funny that stressed spelled backwards is Desserts :)

Hearing birds singing when my windows are open
Blaring dance music with naughty lyrics in the car when I'm alone ;P
Looking up at the night sky in remote locations & seeing a thousand stars
Picking homegrown fruits & veggies
These 2 together

My morning cup of coffee
Pedicures with extra massage time added.....ahhhhh
Having a dedicated Art Room!
Big commanding moons

This was ours last night...a horrible picture of what was the biggest,
yellowest, lowest in the sky moon I'd ever seen!

Eating scones with all the fixins at a lovely Tea House
Catching my Husband's gaze when I least expect it
Strolling around quaint shops and craft shows

Here's my latest:

"Daydream" 8 1/2 inches square Mixed Media on torn Kids' book cover.

This is the completed project from Amy's magazine paintover class I did on Jan 20th.  I told you I'd show it to you when I finished it.  Hope you like it.   It's in the shop if you really like it...heehee ;)

A few more faves:
the color green
Foggy mornings
Blooper Reels on DVDs
Drumstick ice cream cones with the caramel center
Thin Mints cookies kept in the freezer

Okay, I better go....can you tell I'm hungry?! Haha!

Thank you for visiting my little space here....
Have a fantastic weekend....hope it's filled with some of your favorite tthings!
Hugs and other sweet stuff,

P.S. If you are participating in the Drawing Lab Lessons, you can link up by clicking the Lesson 1 Link at the top of my sidebar or simply scroll down to the previous post!  Happy to have you join in!


Treehugger_31 said...

I adore that little dark haired girl with the shrooms that you got in your swap! She's a cutie!

Love all the pics you posted here today. :) Especially.....can you guess it????? SALLY!!! Hahahaha. ;)

I swear I'm going to link up to the drawing lab just as soon as I can. This would all be so much simpler if I had internet at home. Although not having it gives me an excuse to go to Starbucks!

Have a lovely day Miss Cameron!

Yvonne said...

Lovely post. A little bit of everything.

Unknown said...

Awesome post Cam,
You're a lucky girl having all those lovely artworks. Your latest piece is beautiful. Love it. Still loving my coffee piece ;) thanks for sharing. Hugs, Kyles xo

Micki Wilde said...

You really are an awesome swaptastic blogger!!
I love your swap and share blogpost and can't wait to do mine in a few weeks!!

Dammit though I swear I get fatter by looking at your blog, you post piccies of gorgeous yummy food and then I wanna go EAT!! ;o)


Sunshineshelle said...

Beautiful post brimming with affirmations & thanks for the gorgeous things and moments in your life, just so sweet, as is your wonderful repurposed book cover or 'paintover'... Daydream, serene & gotta love those lips :)

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Oooo, I love swaping, too. :)) You got some gems in there. ;) Love your daydreaming piece. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

Dear Fireflies said...

Such a cheerful post, Cameron! I loved seeing all your favorite things in one go. You're lucky to have obtained so many gorgeous art, isn't blogland a wonderful world full of wonderful people? :)

Karen Isaacson said...

awesome post! I couldn't get my act together to post for Butterfly Effect or PPF this week. so it goes. but I did order drawing lab today so I can play along :)
Thin mints in the freezer are THE BEST.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I agree swaps are so much fun. I haven't done any lately I hope to join one soon.
Your favorite things are wonderful. So funny you posted this today, I was thinking of doing an alphabet of my favorite things on my blog. I'm finding out I have lots of favorites.
Have a happy weekend. Keep the art going, your latest is beautiful. Love the mushrooms.

Lizzy Love said...

Thanx 4 stopping by! Your art is quite lovely and enjoyable! very nice to meet ya! :)

Heather Henry said...

What a fun post. So many beautiful things for my eyes to see. Those are amazing bits of art that you've swapped for, how wonderful. And your little girl and kitty are so adorable. I love your new piece, it is really gorgeous. So glad you are having a wonderful day. I am off to check out your drawing lab. Hooray!! :)
Have an awesome weekend!

Carol said...

Great post with all kinds of fun and lovely things!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Fallingladies said...

Great post, makes me smile hearing all your favorites! This latest piece of art of yours is perfect! I' m sure it will sell quickly!
And thanks for the positive comments on my blog, i actually got worried later in the day when it was too late to remove my post that i would come off sounding too , well too something or other because i know we are ALL busy, but everyone left such nice comments!

Diane said...

LOVING this post--makes me smile--Thank you!

Gina said...

LOL :D It would probably have been quicker to list the things you don't like haha :D
Little girls and kitty very sweet :) and your daydream piece beautiful :D XXX

manomij said...

I loved seeing and chatting for real!!!You are even better that way lol. I am a bit behind with the art stuff, having gone out last night set me back even further but I promise I will post something this coming week for the drawing lab.The picture at the bottom is just amazing and I hope we will swap something soon!

WrightStuff said...

Aw little cherub and kitty cat - adorable :)

What a lovely post - a pleasure to read and learn more.

Have a great day!

Kristin said...

LOVE YOUR POST! And LOVE your new paintover painting!! She is gorgeous with such beautiful colors. My favorite is the little pink mushrooms ;)
AND Yeah, you really do have some beautiful art from swaps! Very drool worthy, Blog Land Rocks! (and so do you ;) xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

oh, I'll swap with you! You just say when! what a great great fun happy post! Oh , and that pie!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What a super fun post! Looks like you have engaged in a great many swaps with lots of great goodies received. :) I'm so happy that I got to be a swapper with you!!! :) You know, I never thought about the fact that desserts is stressed. LOL No wonder I love me a good totally UNstresses me. :) Your new piece is lovely! I like her dreamy look and those little toadstools!

EVA said...

'Adore "Daydreams"!!! A gorgeous and sensitive painting!

Wonderful list of faves! Share your love of the Moon (best February Full Moon ever I think!) and blaring music - I'm partial to Animals by Nickleback - which I think meets your criteria (except not sure if it "dance" music)! ;)

Joyce van der Lely said...

Pfffffff, here I am again, trailing behind.......I look very lazy here in your comments list, I can assure you I am NOT ! I bike to and from school with my son everyday (upo the hills !!!) and I have my parents visiting at the moment, so we are busy showing them around when we can. I am still busy making my on-line classes, geez that does take time ! but is LOADS of fun too. So here I am,. Thank you Thank you Thank you for posting Dear Deer here (hahahaha, rhymes threefold) and linking to my blog xoxoxoxoxoxo You are such a lovely blogger, I love your posts ! and your daydreamer too ! Now I am going to read the other post I missed in my busy-ness ♥♥♥♥♥

pinkglitterfae said...

hello dear friend! this is the third time I've come by to leave a comment, and each time I get caught up in your posts and links, and end up who knows where, lol! this time I am determined! Wow I love your gorgeous goodies from fellow artists! what a great collection you have amassed!
I have to say I agree with many of your favorite things. In fact today, I am doing one of them, staying home all day in my pj's :-)
thank you for sharing this lovely post! hope you have a wonderful day.
oh, and I was checking out your previous post, I think I have that book, but as usual, haven't looked at it yet..sigh....maybe I should take a look and join you?


Lisa Graham said...

Hi Cameron! Art trading is so fun. I have only done one (Micki's) but hope to do more later on.

Your little girl with her kitty are so precious! And your newest creation goes so well with this post...that dreamy happy look on her face...pondering all the pleasantries of life.

Artist Terri Smith said...

This Was One Of The "Best" Post Ever! Cameron, Your Happiness Energy Flew Right Into My Spirit. Everything In My Life Has Been Way Too Serious Lately, And I Promise You I Think God Led Me To You This Morning.

Thank You So Much For Leaving Your Sweet Thoughts At My Place Earlier. I've Been Pulling My Strength From Many Sources Lately And While I Was Reading Your Post, I See Now That I'm Not Alone In My Joy Of Blogging. So Many Beautiful Spirits Touching Each Other's Lives'. Adding Joy And Friendship. Sometimes I Wish I Could Throw A Big Party And Invite Everyone I've Met Through Blogland So We Could All Sing, Share And Dance The Night Away.

I Sincerely Appreciated Your Words Regarding My Mama. I Still Feel Her With Me And It's Such A Blessing. I Felt Such An Ache Of Sadness When Learning Of "Whitney Houston's" Passing. I Immediately Thought Of Her Daughter Bobbi Christina. It's Those Left Behind That Feel The Deepest Loss. Whitney's Daughter Is Only 18, I Feel So Very Blessed To Have Shared Time With My Mama Beyond Such A Tender Age. May God Be With This Child Throughout The Days Ahead.

See..Told You My Life Has Been Wayyy Toooo Serious Of Late. I'm Heading To The Studio In A Bit. Turning On Some Of That Great Music You Spoke Of And Try To Connect With Something Today. Sending You Some Love, Friendship & Beautiful Southern Sunshine Today Miss Cameron, Terri

Carmen Wing said...

That cat is such a poser!

Such gorgeous art and all very, very different :) Yours is of course gorgeous as always.

Caz said...

It's nice to see someone with so many fave things :-) and I love your swap art collection!!

Jennifer Michelle said...

This post was so inspiring! I love to see all the lovely art work you have acquired through swaps. I love to create art, and heck I even like to hang my own art. But there's just something about having someone else's piece, that they've put so much work into. It's like acquiring a little slice of their world, and that is magnificent! Maggie and your lovely kitten (forgive me, I've forgotten her name) look adorable! And of course your new piece is phenomenal. I love your artwork so much. It's so beautiful and magical. Your Butterfly Garden piece is across the room from me as I type this, and it just makes me smile :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Daydream is very beautiful...and dreamy! You are so talented, my friend! ♥

PiaRom said...

love your sweet daughter with the cute kitty and your daydream pic is awesome! I love how she listen to the wisedom of the mushrooms ;-) these creatures are the oldest on mother earth and surely the wisest!

brandi said...

~daydreamer never looked so beautiful...i love stressed...i would have never realized that if you had not shared it...maybe that is why most tend to go for sweets when those times arrive...hehehe...foggy mornings...ah will you sit with me!!! much love light and blessings~

A Splash of Ida said...

Oh the Daydream piece is so adorable! :-) You really are a talented artist, Cameron! :-) I love that your pieces always look so inviting and colourful!


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