Monday, 31 October 2011

Blog Hop

I am really excited today to be part of a blog hop with the Fly Tribe group.This is an amazing group of artists from all over the world who did the Kelly Rae Roberts ecourse with me a few months ago! Our subject today is about flying and as I was getting some ideas together for this theme I was really touched by the encouragement of my family to continue to pursue my creative dreams in illustration. In particular last week my mum who just turned 80 met to have a coffee with me, practically the first words out of her mouth were "How is your art going?" So mum, this ones for you, thank you for all your encouragement - it means the world to me!

For all those girls in the Fly Tribe group thank you for the sense of family we have in the support and encouragement we bring to each other.....

Please jump over and visit the other flyers. Many have etsy stores too for some lovingly handmade goods!

Amaranthine Violet
Amy Hillenbrand
Beatriz Peñas B.
Beth Cougler Blom
Carmen Patti – www.
Carol Bray
Christina Fajardo
Cindy Jones Lantier --
Connie Rawlins -
Dana Brock -
Deborah Velásquez-
Elissa Brown-
Hillary Courson --
Jacquie Williamson -
Jane Paynting
Janet Forrest
Jennifer DeVille
Jill Lambert -
Julie Hamilton
Kanchan Mahon -
Karen Claverie
Kari DeSaulnier -
Kathleen Conard
Kathleen McKinnon-
Kathy May-
Kelley Miller
Kelly Corso-
Kelly Hoernig -
Kim Hyer-
Kris Lanae Binsfeld -
Lenore Angela -
Linda Barutha --
Lisa Michele Products -
Liza Zeni Baker -
 Lori Leissner--
Lori Moon --
Mary Sterk -
Megan Schmitt
Melanie Douthit
Michelle Dwyer
Michelle Reynolds -
Rachél Payne (Rae)
Rain Hannah -
Rhiannon Connelly -
Ruth-Mary Smith
Sherry Richert Belul -
Shirley Ann
Stacey Chadwick Brown -
Susan M. Walls-Beverly -
Teresa Cash-Czech
Tina Carlborg -
Tonya Love -
Ursula Smith
Zulma Cadena


  1. Beautiful illustration and words, thank you for your friendship.

  2. We do all feel part of a creative family and it does give us the courage to fly. Lovely illustrations Ruth-Mary, Jane x

  3. Glad to be on this journey together!

  4. What a lovely tribute to your family.

  5. Thankyou for being a part of my journey Ruth Mary, your piece is lovely the flowers are so pretty, you are very talented x

  6. I am so thankful for you and for this new "family" we have created. Your Artwork is beautiful!!

  7. You are a VERY talented artist - your illustrations are so beautiful - definitely pursue this dream because through it you are a blessing to many. I feel so blessed and thankful to be a part of this wonderful community - blog on!

  8. Ruth-Mary, I love your art... so amazing, the wings are incredible and I love your style and the colors you use! Gorgeous!!! What a cool tribute to your Mom! Thanks for hopping with us! Your art makes me happy! :-) Kris

  9. My goodness WOW! What a wonderful work of art.

  10. Ruth-Mary, I am so happy that you have us and the support of your family!

  11. That is....rendering my speechless. So beautiful. I love it. I want it. I want 3 of them. :) It's a pleasure getting to know you , Ruth-Mary.


  12. What a gorgeous tribute to your mum and to "family" of all kinds. I love the art you created and I got teary at the thought of you having that coffee klatch with your mom. :-)

  13. That illustration is just beautiful!! No wonder your family encouraged you to follow your dream!! Now we are all here to do the same!!

  14. I love your illustration. It is beautiful, and so is the sentiment.

  15. How lovely! Such gorgeous illustrations, and so cheery too, fitting for the subject of home being where we learn to fly!

  16. Hi Ruth-Mary! Your artwork is so wonderful! And your blog is so pretty and inviting;D

  17. I love that... "Fly Tribe" that's PERFECT! And I love your illustrative work. WOnderful...

  18. Your art is beautiful. So clean, crisp and happy. And it is so sweet of you to dedicate this post to your mother. Family is important. And this wonderful group is becoming a special type of family itself.

  19. Awe, I love that your Mom said that to you. A) That you have such a loving cheerleader and B) That in her eighties she can still remember to ask you. Really lovely, lovely illustration. Thanks for being part of my art family.

  20. What a beautiful illustration! Family support is wonderful - I'm glad your Mum is encouraging.

  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your interpretation of a butterfly. Your illustrations are wonderful. I am so glad you have encouragement to explore your creative path. It's the best!!!

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  23. Hi Ruth-Mary, I love the clear brightness of your art. And your blog and Etsy shop are so pretty. It was nice visiting you.

  24. Your artwork is beautiful! Amazing piece..

  25. Great piece of work! So glad to have you and so thankful for your contributions! What a pretty blog!

  26. Wow, this is just gorgeous Ruth! Love the colours and design!

  27. Thanks so much for your kindness everyone!. I loved being part of the blog hop- it was amazingly enjoyable to visit everyone♥