Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunflowers

This week the theme at Inspiration Avenue is Sunflowers. I love them so this was a fun challenge. I created an ACEO in oil of one large, colorful flower.

Well, this was quite an eventful week...An earthquake centered in Virginia that was felt North to Toronto and South to Alabama. I felt a 30 to 40 second shaking which at first I thought was me until I saw the glass in our wall unit moving and our loveseat rocking on its own. Early Thursday morning (3:30 am) we were awakened by a blinding flash, a loud bang, and loss of power. Apparently, (but unconfirmed at the time of this writing) a transformer blew up right down the street. Around 4:30 or 5:00 am the power tried to come back on with another flash & bang. Shortly after that it was back on. Most of the day Thursday we were without internet--which means I did a whole lot of crafting, LOL, in between trying not to fall asleep. Stop by for a shop update next week.

Have a happy, creative weekend!

18 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow!! That is a lot of excitement and strangeness. Of course, getting a lot of crafting done is a great thing...

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i like your sunflower! what is an aceo? how big is it? very pretty!

Regina said...

Definitely a chapter in the book of "weird and strange" happenings!! Sometimes I think we should all lose our internet so that we will do something creative...LOL!!! Love the sunflower ^_^

Flowermouse Design said...

A wonderful and well done sunflower. I love sunflowers. And what a story about hte earthquake... Gosh, I´m happy that you´re allright!!!

art2cee2 said...

Wow, I can't believe how far this earthquake was felt. At least you didn't have any damage like us poor Virginians. Mother nature is a bit angry I think. Hope you fare ok in the hurricane! I am hoping it will pass us by with just a bit of wind and no power losses.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You've had a week and it's not even the weekend. These "blips" (the earthquake and power outages) may be just the precursors to your REAL problems that could come with the hurricane. Stay safe, please, and let's hope it passes by quickly or heads out to sea.

Glad you had some time in your studio because your IA sunflower is AWESOME. Gotta love it! Maybe that was the advantage of being without internet for the day.

Talking Horses Arts said...

Beautiful painting Moose. the colors are awesome!
I am sorry your week been going to hell in a hand basket but happy to hear your ok.
Stay safe Moose and take care,
Hug,
Andrea.
P>S make that a BIG HUG!!

Deb said...

love sunflowers....what a week...

Magic Love Crow said...

Deb, I love the sunflower! Great job! I felt the earthquake too! No damage where I was, but a lot of other people had damage! Shop update??? HMmmmmmmmmm...what could that mean?Take Care ;o)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is so pretty and charming! I adore sunflowers, although I am most allergic to them. I even wore sunflower earrings today - in advance of Sunday's storm. Happy weekend to you - I hope it is catastrophe free!

Terrie said...

Great sunflower - and of course on the blue, it really shines!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for visiting my blog... as it led me to yours and your lovely aceo... great fresh colours. Enjoyed brousing the blog and look forward to visiting again
trace xx

New End Studio said...

Glad you survived the earthquake without a whole lot of problems- hope the hurricane will sidestep your area, too.

The colors in the aceo are delightful!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love, love, LOVE your sunflower! I'm always amazed at what people accomplish with their aceo's- I just can't seem to create so much detail in such a small format....bravo to you!

IM GIRL said...

Perfect ACEO! Nice job!!!!

Beadwright said...

Nothing like a good earth quake to get the creative juices flowing. LOL. Love the sun flower.
Come by for my new giveaway.
Nicole/Beadwright

priti.lisa said...

Amazing what gets done when the internet is down!
I love the vibrant color in your pretty ATC!

angelself said...

Beautiful, vibrant sunflower Debbie! Kathryn