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October 31, 2009

More Pink!




Think Pink! Think wellness!
Another for the cause. And another from the files.
The previous painting sold. Awesome! I thank you! Krista thanks you!
I am doing the same with this painting. All proceeds from the sale of this go to the 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer. For those of you who may have missed it, my previous post explains what I am doing.

And if you would like to donate in another way I'm including my daughter's link for donations if you wish to contribute to the cause.
Krista's Donation Page

For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit http://www.the3day.org/ or call 800.996.3DAY.
Thanks!

This little painting is 6x6 Oil on canvas
Pink Blossom
SOLD

Thanks everyone!
©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

October 26, 2009

Think Pink! Team las Bombas - 3 Day Walk for the Cure





I've been woefully uninspired to paint this week. Figured I just need to take a break and regroup but pretty sure I will back at it soon.

Until then I am pulling out some oldies but goodies!
Today's post is brought to you by the color pink. For Breast Cancer Awareness. And while I don't care to send any energy towards the disease itself, I am using that energy to celebrate spirit and courage and healing. And being well.

My daughter Krista is walking in the 2009 Arizona 3 Day for breast cancer. 60 miles in three days. She will be part of Team Las Bombas and has committed to raising $2300 in donations for her participation. So I thought I would help her spread the word. (Being the good and supportive mother that I am!)

The sale proceeds from this and the next pink painting are going to Team Las Bambas, particularly Krista's commitment, and to the Walk for the Cure.

I participated in the event 5 years ago. I walked to support a friend's healing from her own breast cancer. I'm happy to say she is healthy today. She has also told me of the importance of the research that this event supports and how it was key in her own treatment.
I have to say this was one of the most memorable and moving events I have expereinced. Not only for the feeling of doing something that helps, but for the celebration of spirit that permeated every part of this event. My extreme blisters after the first day were nothing. Okay, they WERE, but in comparison to other things they didn't seem to matter. And even though many of us were barely hobbling at dinner on the second night we were all up on our feet and dancing around the camp to the rhythms of the band that so generously entertained us that night. The support from the volunteers at all the rest stations and campgrounds, the pack of boy scouts who set up everyone's tents the second day, the people cheering us on along the route, our traffic "cops" who made sure we had safe passing at intersections, the hysterical giggling we fell into because we were so tired we couldn't think straight (and the fact that we just have a lot of fun together anyway) and the most amazing of all was coming down that hill to the state capital greeted by a sea of people, thanking us, cheering and clapping for us all as we made those final steps. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think of it. WOW! is all I can say. If you ever have the chance to participate - do it!

The painting is Tulips in Pink
6x8 Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD!! Thanks Laura!

I'm including my daughter's link for donations if you wish to contribute to the cause.
Krista's Donation Page

For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit http://www.the3day.org/ or call 800.996.3DAY.
Thanks!

©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

October 18, 2009

Sunbather



I'm still on the dogs! I've had such a great response to my last post - here and on Facebook and Daily painters - wow! It's going to be hard to live up to that kind of pressure! But I am grateful for everyone's comments. Thank you!
It's always a wonderful thing.
I really love this one and have to say it came together pretty quickly and without much struggle, which is always a plus!

Sunbather
9x12 Oil on Linen Panel
SOLD


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©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

October 16, 2009

Can I Have My Treat Now?


How can you resist this face? One look from this adorable one and you want to give her anything she wants!
So... two dogs now... I think I have a series going! And I feel more on the way.

And if you are looking for that special gift, for yourself or for another, think about a portrait of that favorite four legged companion! I can do that for you! If you want to see more or have any questions please ask.

"Can I Have My Treat Now?"
8x8 Oil on Canvas
Sold!
Thanks for your visit!

©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

October 10, 2009

"Hunter the Magificent"


I met Hunter at the Ren Fest. He was so regal and calm and had such a presence. His owner plopped a wizard cap on him as they walked off which he tolerated pretty well, but clearly it was beneath him. I think a crown would have been much more fitting.

Woke up to snow on the ground this morning and it is downright cold here. Please say it isn't so! I had thought I might want to go out and paint this weekend but I'm pretty much a fair weather plein air artist. So it's just not happenin'today.


Hunter the Magnificent
6x8 Oil on linen panel



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October 6, 2009

Pretty Little Fairy Girl


I went to the Renaissance Festival this weekend. Lots of merriment and fun was had by all.
Kings,Ladies of the court, artists, knights in shining armor, musicians, pirates a plenty, gypsies, tramps and thieves...and fairies! Oh...and ale.

This was inspired by one sparkly little girl who just seemed like she should be a fairy.

Me? I think I am ready to tune up my tambourine and join the gypsies.

Pretty Little Fairy Girl
12x9 Oil on Linen Panel
220.00 + 15.00 S/H


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©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.

October 1, 2009

Ginger's New Earrings


Ginger thought she looked stunning in her new earrings. Surely this would capture the attention of that hot new stud in the pasture, making her the envy of all the other heifers

The muse seems to have gone on another vacation this week, so the paint just hasn't been flowing too much. She takes more darn vacations.
Oh, to be a muse...

Ginger's New Earrings
9x12 Oil on Canvas panel
SOLD

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©2009 Deb Kirkeeide. All rights reserved.