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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All Things Nice

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"All Things Nice"
Oil, 6" x 6"

For some reason this painting reminded me of the well known nursery rhyme: 

"What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !"
What are little girls made of?
"Sugar and spice and all things nice
That's what little girls are made of!"

As a mother of three boys, I totally get this ... but I think the few lines can be re-written depending on your own experiences! Anybody want to give it a try?


Carrie Waller Watercolors said...

Cute! And it would be the perfect baby gift. I too, would not know what it's like to have girls, only testosterone in our house with the exception of Me and Ella the cat.

Crystal Cook said...

PINK!! I am unashamed to admit that I have fallen victim to gender stereotypes, because pink is my favorite color!! Lovely, bold painting Leslie.

And I'm the only girl here too, a mother of three boys as well. :) Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy Cousart said...

Love this- I have 2 daughters myself and like pink but this immediately made me think of Breast Cancer and women with all the rich shades of soft pink to strong reds. This is my favorite in the present/gift boxes series. Very special and beautifully done.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Very 'Pretty In Pink", Leslie. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

This is a favorite one--you do packages so well--must be the kid in you that loves all the mystery of the gift giving..:)) Perfect in Pink!

martinealison said...

J'adore vos merveilleuses boîtes au ruban...
Aujourd'hui dans l'une d'elles pourrait jaillir un des plus beaux cadeaux de la vie, de ma vie... la naissance de mon premier petit-fils. Il est attendu pour cette journée du 25 novembre qui correspond à votre Thanksgiving.
Gros bisous et joyeuse fête à vous et à tous ceux que vous aimez.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

This is my fav. of your gift series! Beautiful!

Having a little boy of 5 myself...

What are little boys made of?
Leaps and bounds and really loud sounds.
That's what little boys are made of.

Peter Lee said...

Bold and beautiful!!!
You have used basically only two tubes - white and red - and created even stronger visual statement than one with a full range of a rainbow, not to mention that I believe you have used just a paint knife, not a single brush!
I can see a lot of confidence in this painting. And I really admire it.

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