Friday

Blue Monday


I'm going to cheat a little here and use the same post for Blue Monday! I have a few blue things in our house and I hope to start to participate in Smiling Sally's Blue Monday posts. When I used this painting on Show and Tell Friday I was thinking I should have saved it for Blue Monday. Since I wasn't able to post anything else all weekend, I'm going to use it for my first Blue Monday post. Go here to Sally's for lots more Blue!

I don't think I have ever shared this painting. It is in our guest room which is yellow, but I have some blue things there as well. This painting was done by a friend back in the 70s. She was moving and wanted to sell some of her things. I bought this painting from her and the antique iron bed that's in the guest room.

She never told me the story about the painting, but years later I saw a greeting card that was identical, so she must have painted it from one of the cards. She did a wonderful job!

I have always loved this little girl and bird in the painting.

The name of my friend, the artist, is Jan Arthur, I haven't seen her since she moved away.

Many blessings to you this year!!

Katherine

P.S. - I hope to have a new decorating post tomorrow!


26 comments:

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Your friend is very talented. The girl in the picture looks so sweet.

Dianne said...

That is a sweet girl. It's nice that is is an original too.

Anne Fannie said...

What a lovely painting. I bet it looks wonderful in your room!
Thanks for sharing....
Love, Ann

Lisa Ann said...

Your painting is beautiful.

Kathy said...

A sweet, sweet painting, Katherine. Love those blue eyes!

playsdolls said...

Beautiful picture I bet it looks wonderful hanging in your blue room.

Hootin' Anni said...

That is one beautiful piece of art! Love the colors, love the simplicity of it and yet there is much detail. It's great.

My show n tell is finally posted. It's not much this week, but it's something. LOL

A Hint of Home said...

I love the painting and the colors, KK. It is a beautiful guest room, too. I love the iron bed.

ceekay said...

That is an adorable painting. I bet it does look good in the yellow room. Blue and yellow always look so fresh together!

Lisa said...

Your friend would be honored to know that you treasure her painting and have shared with your blog friends.

The girl is truly beautiful as she holds her feathered friend.

I also enjoyed reading of your shopping, dining, and Disneying!

How romantic to return to a special restaurant.

My Show and Tell entry today is a video of my daughter, a cast member, who also happens to be a huge Disney fan.

Smilingsal said...

I love blue and yellow together. Your painting is gorgeous! I host BLUE MONDAY; maybe you'll consider joining us. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day.

Love Bears All Things said...

Blue and yellow go well together. In last month's Southern Living was a living room in red yellow and blue. I decided that was the color scheme I wanted in my living room. You've already seen the wallpaper in my kitchen. I am putting yellow valances in there.

I love this painting. your friend had amazing talent. I hope she is selling her work.
Mama Bear

Belinda said...

What a great painting...love the girl's pretty brunette hair, and the little bird. :-)

Jules said...

What a sweet painting! I love how the little girl is holding the bird close to her cheek. I have a yellow guest bedroom too with bits of blue here and there. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

very pretty painting. i've never seen anything like it before. thank you for sharing it today!

Linda said...

Beautiful painting!
Fun that you have it.
LindaQ

Linda C said...

Your friend was very talented-- this is a beautiful painting! The little girl looks so sweet:)

Linda C

Pink Slippers said...

The eyes are beautiful. I really like the painting and would of bought it too.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Very beautiful! What a treasure!

char72 said...

What a beautiful painting. I love blue and yellow together. This is perfect for a yellow room.
Charlotte

Carrie said...

The painting is very beautiful...I really love the blues in it and the composition as well.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

A very sweet, well done painting. And you know I love that bed too!
Perhaps you'll hear from your friend this year~

Carla said...

How wonderful! The blue just stands out so lovely:)

Susan said...

I LOVE the painting...Look at her BLUE BLUE Eyes!

Smilingsal said...

I'm so glad that you joined in! Happy Blue Monday.

Tammy said...

I don't know how I missed you yesterday, I thought I had made all of the posts...but you might have added later.

That is a lovely print...I especially love the eyes!

Blessin's♥