Sunday, June 19, 2011

June and July 2011 Giveaway Draw and New CT Work using primarily Tumble Fish Studio images

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Happy Sunday and Father's Day to anyone falling into that category today!  I had forgotten about Father's Day until my daughter called to wish my partner greetings.  Having spent a week with my Dad last week when he was hospitalized out of town, I had the opportunity to 'spruce up' his back deck with some sunflowers, a new birdfeeder and a welcome mat to leave as a surprise when he came home.Thankfully, I had several days to visit him while he was recovering in hospital.  He turned 85 on May 31st and I'm happy to say has recovered from his illness!

While I was at my Dad's I found a series of photographs - here's one I am particularly fond of of my Mom and Dad taken in 1946 while they were dating (taken at Banff National Park, Canada)  


My Parents - circa 1946
Love your socks Dad!!!



Here's my latest contributions to some of Marsha's (Tumble Fish Studio) new kits on sale at Deviant Scrap.  Unless otherwise noted, these are primarily Tumble Fish Studio stock images available here



My Little Pretty - digital illustration




The Blind Date - digital illustration

From 39-46 I was SINGLE and believe me, I went through several blind dates via the on-line dating services. I always chose to meet at Starbucks as it was public, daylight, and a quick 'first live interview'. There were several times, I wanted to run the other way as soon as I walked in the door. This little illustration attempts to depict those times.






Beauty - digital illustration





Rose Was a Ten - digital illustration



1/2 June and 1/2 July* :0)Monthly Giveaway Draw


For my June 2011 giveaway draw, * plus half of July) I will be translating one of the above images into a mixed media piece....  If you'd like to enter, leave a comment with appropriate information so I can notify you if you win!  Good Luck!!


Image Credits:
List of Images that are NOT Tumble Fish Studio (from top to bottom)
Salamander - Art by January
Light - Tangie Baxter
Tea Cup - MizzD Stock
Chair - Holliewood Studios




27 comments:

Sherry Smyth said...

These are great pieces you've created. Love the woman under the table in "blind date"!!!

And isn't that an amazing photo -- in colour yet...of your parents in 1946. Plaid was it!!!! And those socks rock!

Lisa said...

wow Trudi.. you parents were quite the stylish ones in their day!

fantastic digital images.. beauty is my all time fav...

i can't imagine being single again.. it would definitely be a permanent state for me...

Tirabaralla said...

Hello and thank you for the opportunity!
I especially like "Beauty" as I find the quote quite meaningful.

I am glad about your dad and I understand your experience with blind dates :D

Gez said...

Beautiful, inspiring artwork Trudi.

What a fabulous photograph of your parents. Wonderful to hear your father is making good progress. Take care of yourself too.xx

Jill Zaheer said...

What an interesting drawing- and super images. Blind date is very cool- with the juxtaposition of the old fashioned male with the modern starbucks of today. Enjoyed visiting your site. Many thanks :)

cat lacigale said...

great pictures ! I love the "beauty" one

calej said...

These are soooo absolutely beautiful! You have such a gift!

Bless your heart!

:) Christina
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http://twitter.com/calej

Lynn said...

Hi Trudy,I am sorry your dad has not been well, but very happy to hear he is recovering, he sounds like a strong man. Your parents were really stylish, love their outfits in the photo you shared :)
Thanks for letting me know my butterfly arrived, I have been so busy with work around the house I forgot about it.
Love your work, it is so unique, and I would love a chance to be in your giveaway :)

Lynn said...

oops, I left my comment in the wrong place, here I am again :)

Musicmaker said...

As I have long wondered at, and enjoyed your digital art, I'm definitely thrilled at a chance to win a giveaway!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

I love to see old family photos. Adore your "blind date", can picture you "hiding out"!!! Great sentiment on your cosmetics piece....

peppapig said...

What a fab pic of your mum and dad Trudi!!
As always your work is fantastic!!

Jayne :-)

Terri Kahrs said...

Trudi, so sorry to hear that your Dad was hospitalized last week, but thrilled to bits to hear that he's doing so well. How kind of your to spruce things up a bit to cheer him up! What a sweet homecoming! The picture of your Mom and Dad is a treasure!!!

OOoooooo!What a generous June giveaway! These pieces are lovely. Will keep your Dad in my prayers! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Kathy said...

Hi-de-ho again, Miss Trudi. Somehow I missed this post. The blind date picture cracks me up. I had to look at it several times. I love Rose is a 10, too. Glad you daddy is on the mend. Hope he's enjoying his view. - Cheers, Kathy

bockel24 said...

Great art that I´d love to win - but ... I even loved the rest of your post more! One day I should send you the beloved photo of my parents in 1946; coats made of woollen blankets and so on. And of course I could relate to your dating confession (though I´ve never done it online). Thanks for sharing!

Anette said...

Oh, What a wonderful opportunity. I love your work, and have JUST the right place for it. :)! Hugs from Denmark!
Anettehusum(at)hotmail(dot)com

Diana said...

Hi Trudi,
I just love your work. Love them all. Thank you for the opportunity to have your work.

Kelly said...

your art is fabulous!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I would love to see either of those digital pieces translated to mixed media, Trudi. That would be fantastic!! ; ) lenna

Elisa said...

Hi Trudi, I am very glad that your dad has recovered!:) I love old things too and that photograph is just very sweet:) The digital image you got are very pretty and I especially love the Beauty because this is something that I can relate into. Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Elisa
http://harmonythoughts.com/

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a neat family foto...just show your dad a copy of it and he will smile from ear to ear and feel soooo much better! Of course I would love a piece of your art for my admiration wall. I´d hang it front and center for all to admire.

Leila West said...

Oh my, how did I miss this post? Fantastic imagery and man do I identify with your Internet dating piece. I had a few online dates as well and was about to give up when I gave one more a chance. I married my Internet date last October. No more ducking under tables for me!

Thank you for the chance to win!!! My info is on my site. :-)

Glenda said...

Its 1/7 here , but still (just) 30/6 there LOL Hope I'm not too late.
Fabulous pieces. Love them both. Thanks also for dropping by my blog, I will be back now to yours too.

Barb said...

Love your style Trudi...specially love the "Blind Date"....made me laugh which made my day!

Marva said...

Oh how fun! I just found your blog via Patty's! Love your work! The Blind Date piece is awesome! Please put my name into the hat for your giveaway. Thank so much, Marva

Doojies said...

Oh my! I feel like I just stepped into a delicious bubble bath!!!! Thanks to Magpie's Nest for sending me over here. I'm continually blown away by all the art that I've yet to see just when I think I'm "in the know". Your blog is sooooo lovely and your art is fabulous. I was single with 2 boys in my 30's and had to kiss a lot of frogs (well, there was no gun to my head but it was a small town, lots of frogs) before finding my prince. I LOVE the blind date pic!! You have a way...I'm Stephanie George at doojies@comcast.net.

PaisleyPeacock said...

Beautiful imagery and words...from a beautiful spirit.