Friday, May 16, 2014

The P's Aren't Perfect...But They're Done. Phew!

Okay, I'm not making as much headway on that ABC Book for my grandchildren as I hoped I would have by this point, but I did finally finish the P's.  Phew!

They're not perfect; as I was working on the second page, I had the pope and the pizza finished, and then I went to work on the pearls that were positioned right smack dab in the middle.  Poor planning on my part, because in my effort to keep from smudging the pizza as I worked on them, I made lots of boo boo's and they didn't turn out quite as pretty as I thought they should.  But it's time to move on!

So without further ado, here are the P pages!  (The pearls may not be all that pretty, but I think the puppy--which I originally painted back in the early 80's for use in a children's book that I never finished--is quite precious!  And I've shown you these sweet little piggies before.)


Okay, enough procrastination--I really need to work a lot harder at completing this project!  (Wow, I've used a lot of P words in this post--did you notice that?)
Have a great weekend!  I'll be back Sunday with a beautiful and inspiring tale about a prince of a guy who proposed to his fiancée in a way that would make any Catholic mother proud.  Details to come!


  1. Amazing. I feel like I could reach out and touch the fur of that beautiful puppy :).

    1. Thanks, Nancy. I painted the puppy to look like Shamus (should have been spelled "Seamus," but it's a long story), who was our baby before he started having babies. I was working on a children's book called "Shame on Shamus," about a naughty little puppy who gets into all kinds of mischief--but 6 illustrations into it, I stopped and never finished. So now I get to use one of those paintings, finally, for this project!

  2. I don't think the pearls look anything but lovely. Really looking forward to the engagement story! Happy Weekend to you.

  3. I love these pages and can't wait for the finished product! Also ... looking forward to that proposal post! Notice all the P words. LOL

  4. So pretty! I love your artwork!!!!

  5. Oh, I think the P's are my favorite so far!