A Little Communiqué Spot

Looking for a particular type of drawing?   From cottages to child portraits to landscapes…Simply choose and click on a portrait ‘gallery’ link to view my artwork – listed by subject – in “Categories,” just over there to the right! 

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An Age-Old ‘Valentine’ Tale of a Boy and his Dog…

And how art should inspire us to take time to dream!

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“Two on a Daydream”

available now in All Things Childhood

 

“When my daughter’s friends visit our house, I always have a basket by the door for their cell phones,” actress Kelly Martin told on a recent family talk show program.  She gave her 8-ish daughter beside her a smile promptly returned by the child’s good-natured grimace. “She doesn’t have her own phone…I want my daughters to know what it is to have fun without resorting to I-pads and texting LOL back and forth for entertainment and creative activity…” Kelly explained.

The reason her little one was with her on the show?  To display some hair bows she and her friends had been designing in their enforced off phone time…

I loved Kelly’s thought on this.  If children don’t have time to dream anymore, to explore and invent their own games or imagine ideas come to life in their hands, how much they (and we, the world) will miss!

Daydreaming time is harder and harder to find in our ever increasing speed world.  I think of a friend’s young daughter I once watched gulping down her cereal with a novel spread out before her to read for five minutes, all while standing at the island counter… and how it made me sigh at our lack of down time…

That’s one reason I think I love depicting children finding simple joys in playful moments.  I love the daydreamy look on both boy and dog, out for a romp, stopping at a fence just to ponder.  Even  the falling leaves speak to me of gentle moments and just taking time to…be. To listen to the whisper of the heart, feel the breeze lift…

Oh, let us look for ways to inspire our children to take time to rest and imagine!

It’s also a reason I want my artwork to be like story starters on your walls…  Little windows onto scene sparking imagination that takes you in to… breath of fresh air daydreaming…even for a moment!  

Looking for a beautiful boy face to draw (oh, those heart melting eyes!) , this vintage one makes me remember those rare days of taking time to enjoy the clouds scudding across blue skies, finding pictures in them …  I replaced the unattractive dog of the original photo with this sweet sheltie pup just because I love those dogs.  And added those leaves because falling snowflakes, leaves, blossoms – they always hold that dream-like quality!

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Looking for a spot of peace on your walls? 

Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com about prints of 

“Two on a Daydream”

available now in All Things Childhood

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Check out my Valentine designs in my Valentines for Anytime !

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Have ideas for a gift drawing?  Let’s talk and imagine.  Contact me today at pam.depoyan@gmail.com.

 

The 14th may be past, but Happy Valentine-Giving through the month!

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Do you have any vintage family photos that might make special portraits?  I’d love to see them.  If I do a drawing from your photo, I will gift you with a mini-print of that piece.  

I’m especially interested in photos taken of young women or men of the 30’s or 40’s who kept the “home fires burning” (as described in my story above) or children of that era

Email your photos to me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

 

Blessings!

Pam

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P.S.

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I look forward to hearing what you think as you take a gallery link tour throughout! And remember to stop in often, as I’ll be adding new ‘pieces’ as I create them — as well as changing up the message in this “little communiqué spot” from time to time, to ask your thoughts and to keep you in the loop of any special offers, updates or seasonal greetings.   🙂

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How do I start a gallery tour?

Simply choose and click on a portrait ‘gallery’ link in “Categories,” just over there to the right!  🙂

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238 thoughts on “A Little Communiqué Spot

  1. Pam, It is quite apparent that not only did God gift you with the ability to recreate what your mind’s eye has seen, but with that gift, as with all gifts, a true love of art.

    My good friend was here one evening when I was picking out artwork for my office. Interestingly, I was drawn to vintage photos of children. I ended up getting the famous photo, (the artists name escapes me) of the little girl praying over her breakfast in bed while a dog and a cat look on. I asked my friend if it would be okay to have a different type of picture for the head of the bed. Her response was similar to yours in that, we choose art that speaks to us, that causes our hearts to zing! I ended up choosing a picture of an oak. Everytime I look at this picture I am just filled with such peace and a sense of feeling like I am there in that beautiful setting.

    Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I’m not always as able to render just from my mind’s eye, but having these vintage photos really helps me to capture them. 🙂 Both of these children and their pups are from actual old photos! 🙂 My thought here is that maybe they would speak into the heart of someone whose friendship makes our hearts zing, or a kindred spirit who “gets” the “song” we sing like no other… But yes, artwork that speaks to us individually makes our hearts zing too!

      I think I know the picture of the little girl – a Victorian picture in soft muted greens? I don’t know the artist though. So many different types of drawings and paintings can fill us with that peace, so true! I love landscapes too… so I can imagine that oak tree! And it would remind me of the verse of being planted and flourishing like the tree too! Thank you for sharing! (I just added in another piece to this post…above…)

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  2. Love this! My father is an artist and I spent many childhood years selling paintings with him in Greenwich Village NY and appreciating art! I love this blog about not missing the gifts that call us..especially art..and love your art and what you are doing here! Will surely share!

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    1. That must have been so fun, to accompany your artist dad like that! What type of work did he do – realism or abstract? Oil? I’m so glad you enjoy this blog and the post I wrote about the piece that “called to me.” I haven’t drawn so much as I have these last couple of years and the next piece to draw is now something I’m always thinking of… 🙂

      I set this blog up mainly to reach people who may be interested in these pieces, of course, so I truly appreciate your sharing this site too. Thank you so much! Come again as I’m always adding more…

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  3. I love this, “art is a gift that speaks story to our souls”… I had a conversation with my students today about using our gifts to God’s glory. But I absolutely LOVE your heart, Pam. I am always just blessed by you every single time I visit you. Thanks for spreading His sweet spirit as you go.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  4. I Love Pen and Ink, I Love your work. my daughter did a Pen and Ink of her Dad from an old photo of him at two sitting in a wheelbarrow in his back yard for Father’s Day He still loves wheelbarrows.
    Christina

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    1. There is something so classic about it, isn’t there? 🙂 I’ve also been experimenting with mixing it with graphite pencil, which I did in this one too. Your daughter’s drawing sounds lovely… a wonderful gift for her dad! I’d love to see it. Thanks, Christina!!

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  5. My husband surprised me a number of years ago on our anniversary with a painting of our home in the fall (my favorite season) by a local artist we both loved. I was thrilled beyond belief and will love it always. I’m sure the recipient of this drawing will as well! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  6. I just thought of a few photos that might be what you want. My grandparents at a restaurant during the war (with him in his navy uniform). And there is one of the family at the docks seeing him off to war (not to many smiles in the photo as I recall). If I find them I will send them off to you because I love your work!

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity.

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  7. Pam, you and I love Valentine’s cards. These are sooo beautiful, and your portraiture keeps getting better and better. I just posted to FB, and I wish I’d know sooner!!!
    xxoo
    L

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  8. Pam – WOW! You are so very gifted! I love vintage images and photo’s as well. You do such a great job of capturing the emotion in the drawing as well. Its as if the view can feel and experience the image they are looking at as if they were there. Thank you so much for sharing your talent here on your blog and with the world. I always enjoy coming to visit at your place. 🙂 neighbors today at #LMM

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  9. I LOVE the picture of the boy and his dog. You captured the look of daydreaming beautifully!

    I also LOVE vintage pictures!! I just find them so comforting. My mom has many old vintage postcards; none from Valentines Day that I can remember, but St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

    As a child, I LOVED to daydream. It was my favorite past time. I would swing back and forth on my swing and just daydream.

    As an adult, I do that now on my back deck looking out to the fields. But I confess, with the age of smartphones, I am not as good about just stopping in silence and letting my mind daydream. Thank you for the wake up call! 🙂

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