Friday, November 5, 2010

A Leap of Love and a Tear of Joy!!

      It's happened again!!! I've fallen in love with another Etsy artist, Vickie Wade! And again I had a completely emotional response to looking at her work! I was sitting and scrolling through picture after picture...crying tears of sheer appreciation!
   It's only happened to me 3 times, that I remember, where I ran across someone's etsy shop and starting crying...{By the way, am I a complete nut, or has this happened to any of you too?!} The first time it happened was in the shop Raceytay. Then it was in Leonid Afremov's shop where I found my love of rain again. This time in was in the shop of Vickie Wade, VickieWadeFineArt.
    Scrolling through picture after picture that took me down the memory lane of my life, I found myself feeling sorta like the groom in the above print entitled Leap of Love.
    So, the Wuglyees Gallery is open again today to feature this very talented artist.
          I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do. Her profile info in her shop says:-->  "I'm Vickie, an artist living in the Pacific Northwest. Blessed with a wonderful husband, grown sons and two grandkids, my life as an artist has lots of joy! Every day I am thrilled I get to do what I love for a living!..." Her paintings and prints reflect her life. Look!--↓
                                             {Country Chicks}
                               {Country Kids}
      I know this is her life, but it strongly reminded me of my life...feeding the chickens, going fishing, and just hanging out with my siblings on the farm when we were little! But the reason I had such an emotional reaction to her work included the fact that there is so many layers to what she does! There are these sweet, down home country, prints and paintings, and then these--> ↓
                               {Eagles Wings}
                               {Sunset Sea-oil painting}
     And then there are these beautiful beach scenes that would look great on the wall of a child's room-- ↓
                               {Beach Buddies}
                               {Side by Side}
                               {Beauties by the Bay}
    And some great wall art for the grown-ups, or to give as gifts! ↓
                                           {Kiss After Work}
                               {Moon Glow}
                                           {Perfect Pair}
                               {Forever Love}
     The announcement in her etsy shop says: "Hello and welcome to my studio. I love painting colorful images of children, nostalgic country scenes, majestic mountains and fat chefs! Find a print or original, love it, buy it, enjoy it!...I hope my art will put a smile on your face and light up your life!..."
    Well, it certainly put a smile on my face! She didn't mention anything in the announcement about it bringing a tear to your eye....but it did that for me too!! :-] But maybe that's just me!!...Okay, I'm going to leave you with two more of my particular favorites. ↓
                                            {Wagon Ride}.....and
                                          {Let's Dance}
     I can almost hear the music in this last one! ^_^ This etsy artist really caught my attention. What do you think of her shop?!....I gotta go find me some music to play now! :-)

Its The Beat

The syncopated rhythm
of the tapping of your feet,
and the snapping of your fingers
to the systematic beat
makes the music that you're  hearing
(that you think is kinda neat)
motivate your body's swaying,
and you have to leave your seat;
Now you're dancing back and forth,
and causing rising body heat.
And it's all from a beat-
Yes, one syncopated beat!


  1. First off...I love that poem! I have kept that one!
    Second.....Oh my goodness!! I have never seen her shop before, but Wow!! She is the artist I always wanted to be!! I NEVER had that kind of talent and never will! Bravo!!! Loved this post!

  2. Thanks Cin!! I couldn't help myself from gushing over her shop! She is "Crazy Talented"!!!...Thanks for the complement on the poem too. I knew you would remember that one! :-)

  3. Dear Cindy, How absolutely amazing that you would take your time to put together and say such lovely things about my art! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Your extreme generosity will keep me painting for another happy year! Much joy! Vickie

  4. Hello Vickie,
    I think your comment is for me, Deb. If not, just ignore me! ^_^ But what a pleasure it was to share your beautiful work with everyone! Yes, please, Paint, Paint, Paint!!! :-)

  5. You have a way with words! I love the poem, made me tap my foot*smiles* and those paintings are amazing you are right, also remind me of my childhood and the photo with the chickens could be my Beli! LOL. oh and the child by the sea as well.
    I also like the photo of the beauties by the bay(very MONET)

    (AND thank you so much for your sweet words, I love how you compared the palm trees to my darling daughter)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Croatian_Latina, Awwww! How sweet of you! Made me smile to know you were there tapping your feet to my poem!! :-)...Obviously I agree with you about Vickie's paintings and prints! And yep! I can see beli being the subject of one of her paintings! Maybe even with a palm tree in it! Maybe you should get her to do a custom one for you! ;-) Have a good weekend too!!

  7. Pretty! I really like "Kiss after work" & "Perfect Pair". Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  8. Ashley, Aren't they pretty though?! If I had the money I would be starting a Vickie Wade Gallery down my own hallway!! ^_^ And I lovd the two you picked too...especially the kiss one. I'm a hopeless romantic. What can I say?! :-)...By the way, hope you're feeling better!


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