Sunday, March 8, 2020

International Women's Day Blog Hop


Happy Women’s Day to everybody! Thank you for doing ALL of the things you do — often times, thanklessly. You nurture, you lead, you toil, you comfort. You deserve to have Women’s Day every single day of the year if you ask me. (And around Power Poppy, I’d say we celebrate you every single day.)

Between loading wheelbarrows with mulch to nourish my garden of ever-growing varieties of daffodils, I’ve spent some time this morning painting in a digital download called Dancing with Daffodils. 


This illustration means a lot to me, as it is a celebration of one of my favorite plants. The foliage is uplifting and swirling, a buoyant spring scene. To me, this image signifies the wonderfulness and joy of a certain woman I adore, my mother, Susan. She passed away in February, 2016, and was the queen of daffodils, growing hundreds of varieties in her dreamy garden.



Which brings me to the sentiment I’m going to pair with this image when I frame it up... “This life is wonderfully, uniquely yours”. I offer this design in my clear stamp set Strong and Beautiful.


I haven’t gotten to framing yet, because I need to get outside and keep moving that mulch. But I thank you for stopping by today on this exciting blog hop, and I’m very grateful to Rahmet for asking me to play along. 

Here are the links too see all of the other wonderful participants in today’s hop. There are a WHOLE BUNCH OF PRIZES up for grabs from some of your favorite stamp companies (see below). 


Main Blog with Rules for Blog Hop



Guest Designers
>> you are here >> Power Poppy 
Time for Tea Designs << go here next <<

Hosting Designers

Thanks so much for visiting — now go out and do something FOR YOURSELF TODAY!! (and everyday, ahem...)




63 comments:

Marcella Hawley said...

Hello everybody! Thank you for stopping by today! :) xoxo ~marcella

SD pooja said...
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SD pooja said...

So beautiful and your description of daffodils make it look even more beautiful ! I am so glad you not only sponsered the ho but joined us as Guest designer too and took time painting this lovely image for the Hop.Thanks a lot for support us !

cm said...

Marcella, your Dancing with Daffodils image, created in honour of your mom, is absolutely dazzling and heart-warming! I image your mom as having an uplifting spirit, a person who's buoyant personality brought joy to all who met her. I love that you've shared your 'Queen of Daffodils' with us, both in your artistry and your touching tribute! Wonderful inspiration for International Women's Day!
~carol

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is an absolutely beautiful illustration! I love the colors, the amazing details and the entire arrangement is spot-on! Thanks so much for being a part of this amazing event!
Warm Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh I absolutely love your card. All flowers are my favorite and I can never get enough of them. I have lots of yours as well. Your so talented when it comes to making them look like they are real.. Thanks for the hop I love those too!!!

Lynn Dawson said...

Outstanding illustration. My mother in law loves daffodils and really loved this picture x

Holly said...

Marcy - this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your stamps and I love em even more when I see them handpainted by you! I'm going to go swoon over your pictures some more. :-)

Valerija said...

Sweet image and beautifully coloured! Wonderful project.
Valerija xx

ionabunny said...

Hi Marcella. Happy International Women's Day. Your drawing is just awesome and the sentiment behind it is beautiful. Thanks for sponsoring. Hugz

Deepti Aggarwal said...

OMG!!! This is so Gorgeous Marcella... I really love your illustrations..I am really speechless...these flowers are looking so real .Thank you so much to be part of this wonderful hop and for supporting us... Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal

Lori Kobular said...

Marcella ~ your daffodil picture is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it and all the wonderful details you put into it! The sentiment is lovely and I love how you made it a celebration to your Mom! I love daffodils too! Because they are the first flowers to grace my yard early each Spring and their color always makes me smile! Thank you for being a part of this awesome blog hop honoring and encouraging other women!

joni said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Camille Short said...

I really don't know how you manage to keep cranking out one beautiful project after another.

Jean said...

Simply stunning and perfect for IWD!

frommycraftroom said...

So so pretty! love it.

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous!! Your images are always so beautiful and your coloring is stunning!

Denise Bryant said...

Such a beautiful creation! Gorgeous details and coloring! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

Cardogram said...

Marcella this is a total stunner.. I can keep looking at this the whole day.. This has the details such makes it so surreal.. I'm so glad to have you found as an inspiration for life ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lagene said...

Marcella, lovely daffodils and such a lovely tribute to your mother!

Rahmat said...

Marcella, I love your daffodils, and I am swooning over your gorgeous coloring! A big thank you to you for generosity and also for joining us in celebrating women's day with us xx

MadeByMeghanK said...

Unbelievably stunning! The coloring is phenomenal! Happy Women's Day!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful picture. Love the
trumpets of the daffodils and
the sweet violets. Both
are harbingers of spring - can't
wait to see them popping up.
thanks for sharing.
Happy Women's Day to you.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sathya said...

Very happy Women's day Dear Marcy!!

Must say you are one of my Inspiration, Absolutely love your inspiring words and always wish to see these inspiring words as Book form some day!! I have taken all your FB comments, blog comments, IG comments you left in my profile and saved as my most favorite folder in my Laptop. I love your words SO much...It always A.L.W.A.Y.S boosts and makes my heart SMILE!! You words mean SO much to me!!

And am One big fan of your Artistic illustration and Its such a Visual Treat to have your Watercoloring along with it...Thanks a Lot for supporting and sponsoring this Hop.

Sherry W. said...

Beautiful piece!

cghundley said...

Wow,amazing work
here and so pretty!
Carla from Utah

Donna Phelan said...

So gorgeous! This was my very 1st digital downloaded stamp evaaaaah! Love it.....and now I know how to color it lol So beautiful! Happy International Women’s Day. And 'mulch on' Ha!

Deekshita Jaideep said...

WoW , this is absolutely gorgeous !!! What a coloring with wonderful details 😍 just swooning !! These daffodils represents spring , those lovely colors of brings a smile n hope of happiness 💕

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning piece of art - thanks for sharing

Mirella said...

Oh my goodness, this is simply breathtaking! WOW! Thank you so much for being one of the wonderful sponsors of this great blog hop!

Henriëtte said...

So very stunning Marcella, I don't see often colouring work from your hand but this one is breathtaking. It's a gorgeous image and I love that you honoring your mom with your stunning daffodils art work.
Happy International Women’s Day and have a great week.

Jane said...

Wowsers! That looks just like a painting you would buy in a shop. Stunning colouring and design!

Nandini said...

The flowers are amazing and the coloring is just stunning!

Fikreta said...

this is stunning!
love it!
Happy Woman's Day!

Super Stick Chick said...

Wonderful artwork! Love that it reminds you of your mom. Happy Woman's Day!

Shanna said...

Love the painting!

Vijaylaxmi Siyal said...

Brilliant painting.. Happy Women's Day 💐

Sandy said...

WOW, so stunning!! Beautiful work! Have a happy day!

Beverly S. said...

Your floral work is breath taking and when you get through outside at your house...feel free to come to my house and mulch away. ha-ha
Thanks for taking part in this "cool" Women's International Day hop. :)

krithika devi said...

Fabulous....Happy women's day..! Krithika Devi from India

Karen Page said...

Just stunning Marcella! And such a beautiful sentiment too!!!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Bunny said...

Your daffodil is gorgeous. Thank you for the hop. You always have such lovely work. Okay, moving mulch is not lovely work. Just to be clear.
[Bunny]

Karthikha said...

Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous!! Super beautiful work! <3

Liz Williams said...

Your talents just never cease to amaze me. I love the beautiful colors and the way you capture the true nature of these beautiful creations of God's. So glad you are a part of this great event.

Litasha Gandhi said...

Lovely creation.

Payal M. Mittal said...

Then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils !!
Love the flowers and quote

Payal Mittal

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Terry Quinn said...

Love it. Delicate and outstanding.

Dracowin said...

I always love seeing how beautifully you paint your images. I can't color them to be nearly as beautiful as you make them, but your images inspire me to keep trying. Thank you.

Chandhini said...

Amazing coloring, I can't take my eyes off this beautiful painting.

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Subhashini said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring!! Thanks for the inspiration

sujata Bhandwalkar said...

Oh. My goodness.. What a beautiful coloring... Absolutely gorgeous.

ankuinsta15 said...

Your creation is fantastic! What beautiful Colors!!

Anila Dikay said...

Hello Marcella...
You illustrations and colouring is super gorgeous. They look so very realistic that I can simply pick up a flower from the bunch.
So happy that you joined us as a guest Designer. Thank you so much for your sponsorship

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers, this is absolutely stunning! So impressive!

Sindhu said...

This is so gorgeous...loved it...

Simran said...

Simple and Beautiful!!

Sharda Maheshwari said...

Hello Marcella... The flowers look so realistic.. they are colored to the perfection. and since its for your mom it has to be the best.

sabiha khan said...

Beautiful piece of art.... Lovely

Maneesha Naik said...

Beautiful card with lovely shades

Giftarts said...

absolutely a stunner... those daffodils are super stunning... beautifully painted....