Tuesday, May 3, 2016

DecoArt Media Design Team Post - Butterfly Bougainvilleas


Howdy Artsy Friends!!!

This is my first post for the:
DecoArt Media International Design Team!

Yes, I am a bit nervous, but more than that...
just pinching myself - still believing it's true.
When I see my project on DecoArt - I will believe!!!!

We have a beautiful garden at the ranch and part of it includes some incredible Bougainvilleas which the butterflies love!

Watching the dance of the flowers with the butterflies this spring inspired me to create this Bougainvillea Butterfly canvas!! 

Here is a sneak peak for you and I sure hope you will hop over to the DecoArt Media blog and check out my step by step tutorial!

Thanks bunches for being here on my 1st DecoArt Media DT post...there is no one I would rather share it with than all of you.
You are the ones that encouraged me and believed in me. 
I KNOW it and I don't take any of you for granted.  
Big Hugs. joi

P.S. YES... Hubby made the incredible cedar planters for the Bougainvilleas.  NO... I do not keep up that huge garden. We have ranch hands that do it for us. And we have a gal with a green thumb too!!! We share the food with them and all of the guests that come for meetings at our ranch retreat center. 



Redanne said...

HUGE congratulations Joi, what a delight to see you join the very talented DecoArt Team!!! So thrilled for you. I can only imagine how wonderful the Bougainvillea must look when it is in full bloom and covered with gorgeous butterflies!

Love your sneak peek, off to take a closer look. Hugs, Anne xx

Redanne said...

It mus'nt be up yet Joi, will check back later. x

Pamellia said...

Huge congrats once again Joi!! I checked in at DecoArt but your piece isn't there yet, so I will check on that later. I can't believe you live on such a beautiful ranch! I am packing my bags as we speak to come and visit you!!! lol. So many stunning visuals, you should post more pics of your ranch, I just love seeing where you live!! sending hugs my friend :)

Redanne said...

Joi, it is there now and it is absolutely stunning!! You have reminded me of holidays in Greece where Bougainvillea is more prevalent than here in the UK!! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo Joi, your painting is magnificent full of amazing colour and fabulous product. I adore your painting style and how you have captured the very essence of your subject, the flowers and design are amazing. Now where do you live? Like Pamellia I just wanna pack my case and jump on a plane right now to come see your beautiful surroundings it looks acrylic. I'm so glad our paths have crossed and we can share this new team experience together, way to go girl. Huge hugs xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over Joi, your canvas is amazing!! You are such a brilliant and versatile artist! (And you have a very clever hubby! :o)Like Brenda I would love to visit the beautiful Ranch where you stay....

sarascloset said...

OK, Joi, I've been over to see the complete project, and I have to say that this is one amazing canvas, and you have aced that wood railing! Your bougainvilleas are so rich in color and your style came through loud and clear on this GORGEOUS canvas! Can you tell I'm at a loss for words on this one? I am head over heels in love with your "wood"!

I am also head over heels and just a teensy bit jealous of your fabulous garden. I'm a little relieved to learn you have ranch hands and a green thumb gal to tend it! Now I'm jealous of HER! Tell your talented and wonderful hubby he did a fabulous job on those planters and he obviously is in love with you to burnish that lovely name into the side!

I'm a little curious about these meetings that are being held at the ranch, and would love to attend! Fresh veggies from the garden are served! Wow! I like to share from my garden, too, but I'm afraid I'm not feeding the masses from my little patch! I'm trying to convince my hubby we need raised beds, but he likes me to garden the old fashioned way. Our native soil is horrible, and no amount of organic matter has been helpful yet. Well, I have more planting to go, so I better not rattle on anymore!

congratulations again, Joi! DecoArt was sooooo smart to scoop you up! Hugs!

SewPaperPaint said...

I truly am happy for you Joi! A well deserved treat. I totally enjoyed your post on DA! Hugs, Autumn