Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finally...!!!

Ta...DA...After a long trip overseas...I can finally post my artwork in Anita's Maruman entitled A Taste Of Home."

Hope you enjoy my taste of The United States Desert Southwest!

Click on images to enlarge view...:)





18 comments:

MaryO said...

This is going to be a glorious book! Your pages are unique to you and just wonderful, Margaret!

Kunstrxns said...

Just wonderful

Teri C said...

These are such beauteous pages Margaret! What a treasure.

susan said...

How beautiful!!! Each segment is a delight to look at...awesome. PS I noticed that you are a retired middle school teacher...did you teach art? I am a retired 4th grade teacher...would not be able to be doing this if still teaching...would be spending days in the classroom in prep for start of school. I'm sure you would have been too! Miss the kids, teaching, but not the stress!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh yeah. A real taste of the desert, Maragret. You have such a distinctive style.

Deb said...

Wow...fantastic!!!

simplyred said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous book! It is truly impressive. I hope one day that I can get to even half as good as the art in your book. I'm truly inspired.

Ernie
Gypsy Gold Studio

Alan said...

speechless.

soulbrush said...

i too am speechless, wow! how long did these take to do?

kazumiwannabe said...

It's gorgeous. What a treat! All the details are amazing - that bird, and the fantastic colors, they blow me away! Seeing your two styles and paintings side by side is great too!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Wow, Margaret, such wonderful additions to Anita's book. I can;t wait to see it in person.

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks everyone for your inspiring comments...they make my heart sing! :)

Susan...I taught Ancient World History and Language Arts...but I incorporated some type of artistic element into every unit I taught...I loved those days tremendously...Like you, there is no way I could have kept up with all "this" and teach as well...I still get very excited when the new school supplies are put on display in the stores...Love that...but not all the endless work. This is a great time in our lives, isn't it?

Soulbrush...it took a great amount of time...I tend to like things "just so" and I try really hard not to disappoint...sooo working on Anita's book...being my first one in the exchange...really added a bit more stress...Once I had my idea...the big picture...I was unstoppable....The worst part of this exchange for me now is awaiting the arrival of the books...I do so each time with fingers and toes crossed...hoping for the best! LOL :)

Kazumiwannabe...I love that part as well...If it looked good on the screen you can only imagine how it looks in person...You really feel you have part of the "soul" of the other artist right there in front of you! :)

Jennifer...Icna't wait for you to see it as well...Tell me the second it arrives so I can begin breathing again! :) LOl

Anita Davies said...

OMG....Mine, mine, mine, mine...WOOOHOOO....I can't believe I get to keep this book, how I will treasure it!!!
Thank you so much Margaret, your work could never disappoint. :)

Julie said...

Unbelieveably beautiful!!!

ffyrebird said...

I am absolutely blown away! What an incredible piece of art!! Good on you!!

Serena said...

OH my.....this is outstanding, Margaret, and I am so jealous that Anita gets to keep it! lol I LOVE anything with South-West designs as I've always felt drawn to the Apache, Navajo and Hopi Indians. Arizona is one place I have always wanted to visit. Your work just blows me away.

purplepaint said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of you ladies! I would be so tempted to do one of these trades but afraid I would freeze up!

winna said...

I love this work of yours very much! You make such good choices and are so creative