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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unexpected Night....Paint Party Friday

Cupcake and Beardo

A week ago  Monday morning, on the bus, Cupcake said to Beardo, "How will we ever top  Paul McCartney?" Monday evening they were offered 12th row Oprah tickets, in exchange for a few weeks of dog sitting. Seats were so expensive I won't even tell you the cost.   Not a fair deal for her generous boss, the ticket holder who had front row seats!!

So last Thursday Cupcake and Beardo trotted off to see O in Vancouver. Not without  Beardo  first offering me his seat in his gentlemanly fashion, knowing what a fan I am. I declined knowing he also wanted to attend!  My foot wasn't up to par but to be honest I'd prefer to watch her in the comfort of my own home, while doing artwork. 

Inspired by Oprah, but NOT Oprah...done in scribbler and paint program!
Stedman flew in to surprise Oprah. Lovingly introducing the woman he knew, opposed to the one the audience knew!  He explained how the little impoverished girl from the south was so grateful  for everything in her life. Including each and every person in that stadium. Oprah was surprised  and seemingly humbled by his  appearance!
I picked the kids up at the skytrain afterwards. Beardo was quick to express his surprise   at how much my friends  and I are like Oprah! Apparently our humor and mannerism are exactly the same. I fluffed it off as our era...but secretly I felt honored to be paralleled that way!!

 She's a great example for my era!  I'm so happy the kids got to hear her speak so intimately! A very exciting, unexpected, inspirational night for them! They chattered
on for quite sometime afterwards! I felt as though I too had been lifted up  by her performance!

 Beardo also noted his amazement at how much we live
 the philosophy she touted!!
 
 Surprising facts

O was shocked at how clean the streets of Vancouver are.

O wanted to lose 30 pounds before Vancouver but then Lance Armstrong called.

O has several of the girls from her school living with her while  they attend university.

People in the  Vancouver stadium sang   Happy Birthday to her a few days early
.....a first for her....Yesterday, Jan 29th was her birthday!
 

A few points made at the show!

 Feast on your life; live gratefully; find a way to serve. 

 "What you gives comes back to you” 

  Everything has  a purpose


Happy Birthday Oprah
For more fun artwork check out  Paint Party Friday!

What  is the one great  thing you believe about yourself ?

For more about O in Vancouver go here!

50 comments:

Netty said...

Loving that great photo of you both.

You certainly create some amazing images in your programme, and love this one. Wishing you an early Happy PPF, Annette x

Victoria said...

What a beautiful post..and always super beautiful art! Fabulous!! Always wonderful visiting you!! HUgs and Happiness!
Victoria

janice smith said...

Hmmm...One great thing I believe about myself? I believe I love people well. Also...I really do the best I can with what I have. what about you? You didn't tell us what great thing you believe about YOURSELF!

Kristin said...

I love this post soooo much! I am a HUGE Oprah fan as well and would have loved the chance to see her too. She is such an inspiration - as are you! Love your tribute to her :) xoxo

pauline said...

oooo, this is so cool. How great that they got to see O in person, even if she was probably pretty tiny there on that huge stage! Good for them! I love your paintings... she would SO wear that clothing! hehehee. xox

Jez said...

First the art - terrific as always, and I always enjoy all the colour ways. I like the way you have used scribbler just for the hair, makes a lovely picture.
Then the post, so interesting, and what a lucky pair. I have to admit I have heard of Oprah, but that's all I know of her. She sounds a really good person.
I seem to remember reading on her blog that Kristin was actually on the Oprah Winfrey show. I must have read it on her blog some time.

Sharon Evans said...

I don't know much about Oprah, does she have a talk show? but I love your picture and she sounds a wise lady.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Love your tribute paintings and love that Beardo offered you his seat... what a sweet man he is ... and that he noticed so much and drew the parallels is a real compliment... must have made your heart swell... and you get the added bonus of dog sitting... have a wonderful weekend
T xx
PS Sinus says Hi and Phantom asks nicely that you stop encouraging the scrabble thing or she will start to go off you a bit...xx

Ilona said...

Love your O-woman! ;-)

I think what is important is to be able to say things as they are sometimes. If you have earned some wisdom through your lifetime, meeting hardships and getting through to the other side, you build up personality.

I believe that I want to become an artist, which I have always wanted, but does that count for good?

Have a great weekend!

Anne Manda said...

Love your Oprah inspired piece, it is fun and warm - just like you actually! Great post, so awesome that they got to see Oprah live and you got to enjoy the show
indirectly - and the compliment! :)

Nic McLean said...

What a great post - love the illustration and that's a great photo of Cupcake and Beardo (and fab names!!) How wonderful to be given tickets to see Oprah and how very kind of Beardo to offer you his seat!

JKW said...

What fun you have with your art and I enjoy every bit of it. I love what Oprah had to say, yep, that's it. Blessings, Janet PPF

annkrier said...

Oprah Opera ! cute works . Happy PPF !

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

i'm an Oprah fan too. However, i rarely watch her - seems I don't turn on the TV during the day. She is an amazing story and an inspiration. Lucky Cupcake and Beardo to get to see her live.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely post, Giggles!
I love that pattern and texture in the figure's hair...reminds me of batik!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Debbie said...

How exciting to see Oprah live! Your prints of her in different color are fun and expressive.

Debbie said...

How exciting to see Oprah live! Your drawing of her is really has some personality!

Christine said...

Interesting Oprah news today, she is an inspiration! I love how Beardo offered you his seat, what a guy! and nice painting too!

Gloria in CA said...

Great post. Love the Oprah piece. Must have been fun to have been there. Oprah is a grand gal that is full of life. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Love your Oprah!!!! What a great opportunity to see her and hear her speak in person. I admire her soooo much. Thanks for sharing!

Faye said...

What a great post, giggles! I love your drawing/painting of the Not Oprah person. The event sounds wonderful, but I'm like you, I'd rather view it from the comfort of my den. So glad the kids got to go.

Kim said...

Your art is so fun and I love the pic of the two of you, how fun! HPPF!

kat said...

She is just great! What character and fun, I love her!

judie said...

How lucky for Beardo and Cupcake. How sweet of him to offer his seat to you. Not that many gallant guys in the world any more. Here is another "saying" that Oprah made up when she was interviewing Joel Osteen. "The priviledge of a lifetime is to be who you are." These word just sort of explode from her. Love your art. My two most admired public women are Oprah and Hillary. Wonderful post!

craftattack said...

Good story, photo and art-work! Valerie

GInny said...

Giggles, thank you for leaving such a nice comment today. I appreciated it so much.

Oprah would love your painting. It is really such a compliment to her. I always enjoy reading about your family and the way you support and care for each other. How nice of your son-in-law to offer you his seat. Have a wonderful week. I hope that your foot will feel 100% soon.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Very interesting and original post and art. Thank you for sharing.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your Oprah and all the colorizing versions you made of it. Oprah story is really amazing, and she seems to be a genuinely nice person. Blessings to you and your family!

miz katie said...

Wow!! I didn't know Oprah traveled around doing events like this!! You must have been so thrilled to see her in person. :))) Love the artwork you created!

denthe said...

Oh, I love your Oprah, even though it is not Oprah .... Can you believe I've never once seen a show of her? I even thought she stopped doing shows last year or so ....

Melisa said...

I don't consider myself an Oprah fan and don't watch her, but I think she is charming and she seems more genuine than most celebrities. Anyway, I love your O inspired drawing! Love the way you did the hair and love the pose. I think the original coloration with the red background is just right.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

What a fun evening for them. Someone I,knew was asked who she would like to sit by on a long plane ride and she said Oprah as she has met so many interesting people. The art work fits. HPPF

Lorraine said...

what a nice colourful blog you have..love the paintings on here and your posts about Oprah etc

Janet said...

Wow! How cool that they got to see Oprah in person. I'm sure it was amazing.

And speaking of amazing...so are YOU! Not only do you create fun and colorful art, you always write with such wit and humor and sensitivity.

Silke said...

Oh, I love this post - it was just the inspiration (and reminder) that I needed!

And I love the artwork you created!! Just as inspiring!

xoxo, Silke

JoyCorcoran said...

I just love how your work shows the potential and mood of different colors. What a fun post and great Not O character. Cupcake and Beardo are so cool -- glad to share in their adventures.

NatashaMay said...

OMG! They went to see Oprah! So nice of you to decline the offer. I don't think I could be so gracious. :)) Your not Oprah is looking awesome!

Dianne said...

How fortunate you are to have seen O in person...she is inspiring and amazing. And you artwork inspired by her is terrific! love all the colors you combined, but pink is my fav so I guess it's natural that it's the one I love most! great post...

Jessica Sporn said...

Love her hair! Thanks for sharing that story. Happy Paint Party a few days late!

Pam Tucker said...

Wonderful post! And I love your artwork tributes to Oprah. Thank you for such an uplifting, inspiring piece!

Lindsay Drya said...

It looks like you had a great time there. O is so inspiring for us all and I love the drawing you've made inspired by her!

Beverley Baird said...

Love your artwork! Great post about Oprah - all great quotes from her as well!

Gina Sismilich said...

I love your artsy lady in all her colorful renditions. HPPF

Carol said...

What an exciting event for all of you!!! Your son-in-law is thoughtful and gallant to offer you his ticket and then to compliment you in such a fashion is amazing!!! Love your art too. Hope your foot is getting better by the day and your off and running at full speed rapidly :)

Missy said...

Great paintings, she looks lovely in all the different colos! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Piarom said...

what a happy couple you are!! and your sweet Oprah is so cute and sexy in her pink dress the same time :)

Elisa said...

wow.. love this post! Enjoyed your story Giggles. And your painting is awesomely whimsy!

stefanie stark said...

The pictures of the lady in different colors you shared recently are great! Although it is the same lady the atmosphere on each picture is so different! Beautiful!

Lucy said...

how exciting! how generous an offer from bryan and beautiful your decline! and to be O like! WOW! the ultimate compliment! I Looooveee her too! GREAT art Sherrie! what u give DOES come back to u... so in the future you will not only get to see Oprah ... she will sing HB to YOU! xoxo

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

What a super great experience for you daughter! AND such cool paintings you made digitally. I love all the different colors! Wonderful!

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