There seems to be a lot of sadness and general angst in Blogland lately. I thought that I would maybe brighten things up a bit. Holidays are coming up and those prove stressful for most of us, even though they should be happy. So … I want you to look at some artwork that will make you feel good. Perhaps you'll even smile!
I was an art major in college and I consider myself “artistic”, not an expert, just inclined towards the creative. I’ve studied all types of “art”, looked at butt-loads of “art” (NYC = lots and lots and lots of museums, galleries, etc.) I also make my own “art” but rarely have I seen and now own, pieces of art that make me happy to look at. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know “happy” isn’t a familiar emotion for me. But c'mon, we all have to feel happiness a sometime to offset all the shitty emotions we feel, am I right?
Art should always evoke emotion. Whether you like modern, traditional, sculpture, painting, mixed-media, stitching or tattoos, art should bring forth feelings from the viewer as the creation of the work did for the artist. I think Abby's artwork brings only the best emotions to the forefront.
|This painting makes me HAPPY!|
I was introduced to Abby (and her mom, Bonnie) on Etsy. Abby is autistic. She creates her artwork as a way to alleviate the stress that builds up and as a beautiful (happy!) way to express herself. She sells her pieces on Etsy to have money to continue her therapy and education. You can read all about Abby HERE.
The way Abby uses paper, buttons, paint and whatever, is JOYFUL! Her artwork makes me happy. Go take a look over at AIDFORABBY, Abby's Etsy shop and make yourself smile!
And now for some more happy stuff! I purchased a piece of Abby's art for a giveaway for y'all. Abby, being the doll she is, sent me another piece to add to the prize and now two of my fabulous readers will be lucky enough to own an original Abby! You'll always have a little bit of HAPPY! Around. Just leave a comment and at one point, I'll use Random. Org to pick two winners.
|ABBY Giveaway 1|
22 blew out from under the bed:
The examples you put up are just lovely. I can certainly see the happy!
Oh WOW...I just stopped over at Abby and Bonnie's Etsy Shop to take a peek and LOVED their stuff!
I adore the baby loafer booties, how cute!
I also read their About page and was so moved. I have a dear, close friend on mine in Florida who has a son with Autism, so her story touched me deeply.
I will be placing their Esty Shop on my sidebar with pride!
Thanks so much for sharing this post, Nitebyrd.
It definitely made me HAPPY!
X ya bunches, Sis!
I was happy before I read your post and feel even happier after looking at the gorgeous art in your post.
nitebyrd ~ I was sad becuz my kitty had died... I feel a little better now havin had the opportunity to understand Abby's situation, these are lovely... real art.... and yes that was a jab at a certain cow I once new. Well done Abby you are an amazing artist.
Happy is good!
This is a HAPPY post and those are very nice pieces of art! I'll go back and check out some more of Abby's creations. Thanks for sharing this. :)
pretty butterfly took my angst away
You are so amazing...
Abby makes me happy too. I especially love the second print in this post. Very pretty and happy!
Thanks everyone! I'm really glad you came over to see this post and to check out Abby's artwork. The two winners are - DISTRACTED and INDI. Random.org came up with 1 and 4. Thanks again!
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