Monday, July 11, 2011

Ants in the Pants?

"D O U B T S
are the ants in the pants 
of   f a i t h. 
They keep it awake and moving."

Does that just make you smile or what?

I just love this quote!!! 
It screamed at me, 
because I tend to think my brain is filled with more 
"art doubt" than "art belief " half the time. 
I know these words weren't originally quoted in the context of 
but I couldn't help but apply it, to that continued artistic quest~
the one that always makes me question what I am doing...
how I am doing it... and am I doing it right?
Thank goodness for  

 And it is with that faith, 
I am bursting with excitement over a new little project!

I've been stretching my wings a bit on this decoupage path~
creating a little collection of birdie houses~ 
a heart tug, 
that was born from 
a few smaller pieces 
I had created, 
with wood.

the beginning of something "new"... 
bigger birdie houses 
with a shabby chic~ frenchie feel.
taking a creative break in-between glue and paper time...
a watercolor warm-up... 
one colorful bird 
that I imagine 
might like to inhabit this birdie house.
Having "faith" that it's coming along...

and I think my felt friend likes it too.

~a BIG SHOUT OUT... I purchased my felt friend at Agoura Antique Mart 
a most fabulous, hip, antique shopping mart!

stay tuned ~  a couple more birdie houses happening this week...


  1. Gorgeous! I love the watercolor birdie as well, beautiful!

  2. Valerie, such a cute birdhouse!!! I like the mellow colors you used and how it all falls together. It's beautiful. And so is the little watercolor bird - such a little sweetheart. I love it!

  3. I LOVE this birdhouse, Valerie! And I can only wish my watercolors were as lovely as yours. So beautiful!

  4. Thank you lovelies for taking the time to leave such encouraging comments... blushing and smiling!

  5. Valerie, your gentleness comes through in any medium- just elegant and beautiful!

  6. Dearest sweet valerie, i love this quote too! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. OH MY, your new bigger bird house is gorgeous! I really adore it so much. That water color bird is gorgeous too! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Happy merry sunday sweet friend! Love to you!

  7. That birdhouse and quote are simply beautiful. But i must say that your watercolor painting is smashing!! The color and simplicity are a perfect combo.
    Thanks for sharing!


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