A Pretty Flower for a Very Sweet Viewer!

Dear friends, I don’t think you realize the impact you make on my life when I read your emails, messages and comments. Today’s video goes out to a very sweet lady LaVonne who shared a lovely photograph of this bromeliad flower growing in her yard and gave me permission to share it with you.

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Grab your paper, paints and brushes for a fun tutorial using only 3 colors! You will need Hookers Green, Lemon Yellow and a cool red like Magenta, Alizarin crimson or Rose Red. This can be painted with only a #6 round brush but you might also want a 1/2″ angular for leaf shading. I am painting on a 140# Strathmore watercolor greeting card.

Video!

I hope you enjoyed this relaxing tutorial and if you give it a try, please let me know how it went. I also have another favor to ask. This dear lady who shared the photo is back in the hospital, if you could send some positive thoughts her way and maybe leave a word of encouragement for her in the comments I know it would make her day. She has no idea that I am mentioning this and I hope I am not speaking out of turn but it is the least I can do for someone who lifted me up recently. Take care of yourselves and til next time happy crafting!

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31 Responses

  1. That is such a sweet request. I will light a candle for her in the hope it will give her strength and comfort.

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  2. Love and healing being sent out to LaVonne.

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  3. Both you and LaVonne are sweet. Prayers and happy thoughts for good health and happiness to abound.

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  4. Hi Lindsay šŸ™‚
    Thank you LaVonne for sharing your photo of your beautiful bromeliad flower. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lindsay, thank you for showing us how to paint such a beautiful flower and for sharing your wonderful talents with us.

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  5. Bromeliads are very cool. The center area, where the flower come up, stores water. The leaves that wrap around the center hold water down near the base. You can find frogs hiding in them! As well as other critters. The leaves are very stiff. Some grow up in the trees. They don’t need much to survive.

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  6. Praying for this dear lady. May God hold you near to Him.

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  7. My thoughts are with the sweet lady who shared the photo. My spirits have been lifted by this crafting community and I hope hers are as well.

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  8. What a heartfelt post! I love her photo and your watercolor card. Saying prayers for the lady in your post. Thanks again for all you do, Lindsay.

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  9. Another great tutorial I was missing watercolors! Thank you Lindsey and LaVonne. LaVonne I hope you are feeling better the picture was lovely.
    PS Lindsey we use Frontline on our cats.

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  10. Prayers for LaVonne and many thanks to you both.

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  11. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  12. I love bromeliads. Thanks you both for This chance to paint this lovely plant. And love and prayers going out to both of you.

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  13. Such a pretty flower. Get well quick so you can be back in your garden that must be a reflection of your love.

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  14. Oh my your did a great job on this flower of LaVonne’s and I hope your doing better and I will pray for your stay in the hosptail will be a short stay so you can get back to what you love stamping and to your beautiful flowers ,And i bet you have more than one of these beautiful flowers ,god bless and take care…..
    MaryRedford

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  15. What a lovely plant – and growing outside in the garden! In my area it would be an indoor plant. A lovely gesture to send the picture to you to paint. How sweet of LaVonne to do that. I do hope that you are feeling much better very soon, LaVonne and that your flower is waiting for you when you return. Hugs Julie

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  16. Dear LaVonne–I am sending you Healing Light and angels to watch over you and comfort you. Thanks and Big Hugs to both you and Lindsay for being beautiful and generous flowers in our Crafty Garden!!šŸ˜€

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  17. Beautiful flower from LaVonne….will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers…hopefully her flower will also encourage others and bring a smile to their face!!! Thanks for the video Lindsay-you’re the best!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  18. Your photo was lovely LaVonne. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks to Lindsay as well for helping us to paint it. Hoping you feel better soon and ate able to get back to your garden and us. šŸ£

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  19. Positive healing thoughts to such a nice lady!

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  20. LaVonne, Hope you are feeling better. I’m sending all positive thoughts your way. Your photo was lovely, and Lindsay’s painting looks just like it! Hoping good thoughts will brighten your day.

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  21. Beautiful photograph and Painting! Lindsay! šŸ™‚
    Grace from fb!

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  22. Beautiful xx

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  23. Lots of healing thiughts and love sent your way LaVonne šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your photo and make us all smile too šŸ™‚

    Great tutorial Lindsay šŸ™‚ I enjoyed watching it

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  24. Beautiful flower Lavonne. Prayers and healing thoughts being sent your way for a speedy recovery.

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  25. Thanks to Lavonne for sharing such a gorgeous bloom. Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing your beautiful painting. Love ya’

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  26. Lovely as usual, Lindsay, and thank you, LaVonne, for such a gorgeous photo. The most beautiful capturing of light I have seen all day and I needed that!

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  27. I don’t draw pr paint very well. I appreciate anyone that can.

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  28. I haven’t watercolored in so long, so thank you for this post and inspiration. Made a birthday card for a sweet lady who is turning 90, so this doubly inspired me. Prayers and best wishes to Lavonne for sharing her horticultural marvel and the talents that go with that endeavor. And a huge thank you to you for sharing your talents. It’s always great to spend time with you, even if it is only virtually.

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  29. My thoughts and prayers are with you LaVonne, hope you feel better soon. Thank you for sharing your Broomlaid, such a beautiful flower, thank you for the tutorial Lindsay.

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  30. Wonderful painting the flower looks beautiful!

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