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A Beary Funny Valentine

Beary Beloved, surface pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, surface pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I see your furrowed brow. But soon enough, Valentines day will be here. Spoonflower is thinking ahead. Our challenge assignment this week is Funny Valentine. They are looking for a laugh, giggle or a smile.

Each of these cute Pandas has a message of their own. “You’re Beary cute”, “Time for a Bear Hug”, “You’re the Beary Best”, “You’re Beary Special”, “I love you Beary much”, “You make me Beary Happy”.

Beary Beloved, Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, Collection. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

There is one main design, 4 variations, two colorways, and two coordinates with two variations. What time will the bus arrive if it leaves now? Kidding. (Sounds like a word problem.) Each coordinate comes plain, or with a linen effect.

This week there are 859 entries, voting is open now until December 6th.

Beary Beloved, Products. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Beary Beloved, Products. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Petite Plaid Pears. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Petite Plaid Pears placed at 306 of 1219 entries with 68 votes. Woo whoo! You can see in the top 63, so many colorful designs.

68 votes is only about 25%, but I am stoked at the 68! Haha. I really am grateful for your votes! Thank you for taking the time.

Happy December everyone! Wishing you JOY!

Call It Done & Move On

9 x 9 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
9 x 9 mixed media on paper. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

A wonderful win, this bouquet. I started with a palette knife and gesso. Added texture, and scratch marks. Moved on to the next layers, still with knife in hand. Paint, pen, oil pastel, Q-tips, stylus.

My vase is clearly wonky. And I am missing a stem. But I am feeling, happy with this one. I rarely choose to use a palette knife. And without thinking? Never. But I reached, and grabbed, and started to messily layer paint.

I’m rather stoked that my fear took a hike.

WIP, Chicken and Bear. 4 x 4 & 12 x 12 canvas & acrylic. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
WIP, Chicken and Bear. 4 x 4 & 12 x 12 canvas & acrylic. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Some of my fear is still nagging me. The “I can’t paint a chicken in a nest,” fear. That is what has been whispering in my head since May. Truthfully, since last year.

A request from a friend. She loves the first Rooster I painted for her. So WHY is there still so much fear?!

Rooster, 10 x 10 Acrylic on canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Rooster, 10 x 10 Acrylic on canvas. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

The little 4 x 4’s got me started. They lead me to the next, which was a gift of surprise and triumph.

And that led me to,
begin.

When you learn to give yourself a break,
and feel okay about not being able
to live up to impossible standards,
then you can begin to get the worry-free rest
your mind and body so badly need.
Suman Rai

God has promised that
He will provide rest
to those who have faith in Him
so hold on to your faith,
and to His words,
for God’s words are true.
Innah Delos Angeles

Wishing you JOY, great health, and restful nights.