Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Iguanas in the Christmas Tree and BJ's Gourds

Who let the iguanas out of the cage? Now they are havin' a party in the Christmas tree!!! Actually this happened in real life in the 80s when I let them have the run of my apartment. I came home one day from work to find all three of them in my Christmas tree with several balls broken on the ground, grrrrr!!! I took advantage of the oportunity though and photographed them for the following year's cards. I don't have the photos anymore so I thought I'd paint an aceo to show you the scene!
This week I would also like to introduce you all to my friend BJ who paints these wonderful gourds. She wants to join us on Paint Party Friday but has no website or blog yet ( but she is working on that!) so I told her I would show her art here this week! BJ has Parkinsons which makes her work even more amazing to me!( I hope she doesn't mind me telling you that. ) Her detail is exquisite! OK everyone enjoy PPF this weekend and a Merry Christmas to all!!!



27 comments:

  1. Love your iguana tree and those gourds are gourdgeous!! I had to write that I just had too!!

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  2. beautiful card,, so unique, I love it. Those are magnificent gords, beautifu;l!!! Happy Holidays

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  3. super southwester feel ! I love your colors too

    Happy Christmas season !

    - KAT

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  4. Your painting would make a wonderful and beautiful Southwestern Xmas Card...love it!
    Those gourds are fantastic, BJ!!! Great details and colors!
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  5. Great work from your and your friend! Valerie

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  6. Wonderful work from both of you.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year, xx

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  7. My friend, I have to e-mail you, hopefully tomorrow! Family has been with us since tuesday. Just sneaking sometime away for blogging! I love your aceo! So cute! And, I think your friend's art is amazing and you are truly special to help her out! I don't mind helping too, if I can, after the holidays ;o) (Sorry no package yet!) Hugs ;o)

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  8. What a lively tree! I better get some iguanas on mine, too.

    BJ's work is amazing, and to the knowledge of her condition makes the work even more impressive.

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  9. Heehee, very cute ACEO! I love your friends painted gourds, too. The feathers even look fluffy!

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  10. Ahaha! gorgeous tree!
    And beautiful gourds! I love gourds!
    Happy holidays!

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  11. How did I ever miss seeing your awesome blog? I really must get out and about more! Iguanas in your Christmas tree? That had to be a site!

    Your friend's painted gourds are beautiful!

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  12. They must have thought they were in the forest! Lovely gourds too. Happy Holidays!

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  13. I'd rather have an iguana in my tree than a snake. A lady had just set her tree in the living room when she noticed movement and it was a baby snake. Ayeeeeee! I heard it on CNN. Anyway, love your piece, very nice. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  14. Love the iguanas in the Christmas tree! And your friend's gourds are amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas. Faye

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  15. I love the painting, but prefer the painting. I have iguana's all over the place in summer and am not fond of them at all. We had 29 degrees 2 years ago and didn't see them for a couple of years, but they appear to be back. Who would have thought in So. FL. Thank you for visiting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  16. Love your ACEO! Mischievous iguanas!

    Your friends gourds are lovely and look like they might be not only beautiful but practical too?

    Hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas, Debbie!

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  17. I am in love with your Gecko decorating the tree! What a cute story that tells the tale.

    BJ's gourds are simply beautiful ... she does need to get herself a blog and share!

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  18. You card is so lovely Deb! Love the story behind that. And your friend BJ's work is certainly inspirational. Love the careful details! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  19. Delightful Christmas decorations beautiful compositions, I wish you all the best during the holidays to you and those around you. Thank you very much for sharing the beauty of your paintings.

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  20. I love it! Pets can be so cute and so aggravating! I have cats that like to sleep in my still life booth. Your artist friends' gourds are beautiful, too. Happy New Year to you both

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  21. Hi I love your Iquanas. It is like Christmas in Mexico. Also BJ's gourds. So nice to spotlight her. I know you saw my PPF piece but come to see my beaded gourds too.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. What a great idea for an Xmas tree...love it. That was nice of you to show your friend´s gourds...they are lovely. Have a Happy New Year!!
    Happy PPF too.

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  23. Happy Holiday !!!

    Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

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  24. Happy New Year's Eve to you! I am a bit slow getting all caught up, the holidays have been hectic. I have to tell you, I adore this aceo!! I love these little geckos up in the tree...I'm sure it was a real treat for them! LOL

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  25. A Chrissy tree with iguanas too cute LOL!!! Love it & I think you have uncovered a HUGE talent in BJ, those Gourds, so rich in colour & stunning designs, I hope she finds a way to show them off so others get to appreciate the gorgeous work!

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  26. I was 'away' for Xmas ~ so misssed these ~ The creations are all wonderful! ~ thanks, namaste, Carol

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