Thursday, April 08, 2010

Happiness

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." Albert Einstein
 
Thank you to our hosts of Sky Watch Friday, their weekly blog party brings together 100s of enthusiastic bloggers from all over the world with their own view of the horizon. It is a simple concept that really catches the imagination, something as simple as the sky, that we all share provides such a huge variety of entertaining views.

This week's edition of Mixed Media Monday has the theme of dolls and I could not go past this cute little Kewpie Doll, used a gel medium transfer and lots of glimmer mist techniques to the background.

42 comments:

louisebah said...

That's such a pretty sunset!! Like those smoke stacks looking towers in the far background! What are they?

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That's a stunning sky ~ thank you for sharing it, Mandy!

Maya said...

Beautiful -and I love that quote!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous, beautiful capture of a gorgeous sky, Mandy! Love the quote, too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

overtiredmum said...

Love the quote - pretty colours. Trying to work out what the towers are. I've decided farm silos.

Kcalpesh said...

Absolutely Serene! I must have mentioned this a lot of times that the trees look really beautiful as silhouettes! Amazing shot! Love the colors of the sky!

Have a great weekend!!

Pixellicious Photos

Carol said...

Beautiful sunset shot. Lovely soft color

Carletta said...

What a soothing colored sky above the silos!
I love the silhouettes too.

Regina said...

Beautiful sky watch!
Great shot Mandy.

Enjoy the weekend.

ewok1993 said...

what a gorgeous sky.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot of the sky lovely colors.

EG Wow said...

Beautiful sky and fabulous Einstein quote. He really was a brilliant person, wasn't he?

VioletSky said...

Who could be excited about a sunset. And that is a lovely calming end to the daylight.

Word Verification is SOUL

Linnea W said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your sky is very soft and sweet looking! And those skies do make us happy...

carolina mountains said...

Lovely sunset - how did you end up down under? I am from MA and spent many sumemrs on Cape Cod!

Ebie said...

Beautiful sunset from the top! The skies are just gorgeous, soft in pastels!

justtherightangle said...

This is such a neat idea! I love the thought of so many people sharing their little corner of the world. Thanks for sharing!
-Arielle

Eaglesbrother said...

beautiful Sunset...well captured.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Love your composition of the two towers and all that colour.

Samson said...

love the color gradient of the sky...Beautiful capture

eden said...

This is a beautiful image, Mandy and lovely words. Have a great weekend.

Karine said...

Wow, that sky looks like a watercolor!!! This is a truly beautiful shot :o)

Willa said...

what an amazing view of sunset!!!

Hildred and Charles said...

Amazingly beautiful shading in the sky.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot.

Rambling Round said...

Superb sky and photo!

fini said...

i'm speechless.. it's a great photo..love the mood it conveys..I just love it!

whatandysees said...

God fiery sky with silhouettes too!... cracking capture thanks for sharing!...:)

Laura Hegfield said...

Beautiful!

Johnny Nutcase said...

such a peaceful sky, very nice!

Sue McGettigan said...

Beautiful photo Mandy - happy Friday to you!

Anna said...

Mandy as always beautiful. Anna :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely depth to that photos, great shot,

Gill in Canada

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shot! And, I love that quote.

Beach Vintage said...

I just love Kewpie Dolls and this is just so fabulous.

Julie Pishny said...

Love the ornate fence in the collage piece - beautiful work. Hugs - Julie

Suz Broughton said...

Beautiful quote along with beautiful photo.

Alison Gibbs said...

Beautiful sky.
Love that cheeky little kewpie
Alison

carolyn said...

positively delightful!!

Diane said...

Mandy - this is an amazing spread! I love cupie dolls, and the way you used it is wonderful! Diane

Judy said...

I love the colours in that sunset!!!