Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Runners Inspired These? Can You Guess?

Thanks for those of you that have come to visit us over at The Art of Runninghood! One of my favorite things about this new site is that so much of it will be done through inspiration from you!  For example,  yesterday we shared an "Artful Reflection" post about the art of clearing your mind and practicing mindfulness or meditation.  The comments on that post are worth reading alone and I hope to continue that topic and share some of the books about Meditation that Ana Maria was willing to share since some of you asked.  


One of the regular posts that we will be sharing over there at The Art of Runninghood is a writing and art piece called "Featured You! Art Inspiration!"  These posts will have art that has been created with YOU in mind.  We will feature people that inspire us in some way...writers, friends, athletes, artists, children, etc. and artist Cher Odum will create one of her funky Sticklete paintings or one of her more Original Style paintings based on this "Featured Inspiration"!  We have not done  our first posts in this Featured Art Inspiration series but we do have the art done for two of them.


I tried to do these pictures justice but a photograph on a just "okay" camera doesn't begin to show what these original water colors look like in real life.  They make such a great gift (if you find the art to fit your style or the style of a friend...not everyone does...such is the beauty of art). The cool thing about this 3x5 size in a 5x7 matted card is that you can write a special message inside and then either frame it yourself or send it as a gift of art for them to frame themselves.  I have a few of these framed next to my desk in my bedroom.  Love them!  Can't wait to write in these and send them on as gifts.  


What Runners are these?  Note: The glare on these paintings is because they are in plastic covers.



Here is a larger painting for the same special runner as the one above.  It is a 5x7 in a 8x10 matt.  





Can you guess who these Running Bloggers are?  Let's see who can be the first to guess.  I'd say I have a prize but not sure what that would be.  Maybe you'll be the next Featured Art Inspiration!  


Amanda

24 comments:

  1. I am going to guess the blonde is EMZ because her abs are showing... Not sure about the other. I LOVE these!!!!!

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  2. Those are lovely!! What a delightful to decorate your space with your passion!!

    Hmmm, the Blonde is barefoot...I'm not sure???

    The brunette I would guess is Jenn, but she wears lots of blues and blacks...

    Oh I can't wait to find out!!

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  3. Love them! The colors are amazing. I was gonna say Barefoot Angie Bee.....not sure on the other.

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  4. Love these...what a talent you mom is! I am stumped though on both!

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  5. jenn and miss zippy. but teamarcia is probably right...barefoot angie bee...i haven't read her blog so I wouldn't have guessed that one but it makes sense!! :)

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  6. I'd like to say it was my mamarunsbarefoot.. but I'm thinking it was BF Angie Bee.. I need to reopen my old site.

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  7. Love these pictures and love that the inspiration comes from real people. Love it! First one is you? And not sure about the 2nd maybe jess from blonde ponytail? Not sure that she runs barefoot though.

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  8. hey amanda, i just tried to fix my email settings again. can you try and reply to this one and let me know if it works!! thanks, girl!

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  9. The bee makes me think it's AngieB

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  10. Yeah, I was going to say Angie B. on the barefoot one. Not sure about the other one. The mountains make me think it's one of those awesome CO ladies.

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  11. I would say it was me b/c I'm just that self centered, but there is no fart cloud. So, I'll go with Angie Bee and you??

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  12. Jenn black visor..although the red top...not sure it is her..

    and Angie the barefoot one
    it is not Jess or EMZ for sure

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  13. if it is not Jenn maybe it is Dorothy?

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  14. everyone is wrong
    it is Chris K and Neil!

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  15. I love them!! How creative!

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  16. I just love the knees on those runners - like springs! I'm sure they'd be easier to run with than real knees and the extra bounce you'd get would be amazing.

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  17. First of all, I just think this is the coolest idea!!! You are SO creative-your mother's daughter for sure:). Barefoot Angie Bee makes sense but I haven't read her blog. My first thought was Jess or Raina but the barefeet threw me off. Both of them are REALLY cool! LOVE LOVE this sticklete art!

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  18. Well I'm going to go against the pack and say EMZ and Raina!

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  19. Since your mom is soooo talented! That is some NICE stuff she painted :)...I am looking to the backgrounds for clues.
    So I will have to guess here..I would say Ana Maria because of the mountains- since Jenn only has ditch trail.
    And the other is YOU!

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  20. I'd love to say the blonde is me....bahahah, I know better! I'd say the blonde is Raina and the dark hair is Jenn!

    Very nice work your mom does!

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  21. I love love these! So fun! OK, so I think Jen - the black visor, long hair... The other one, I though Raina but the no shows threw me off...no clue:)

    My email has been acting up, so I am putting those books rec here to make sure you get them

    Hi Amanda,
    Here are those I remember right now.

    1. Every day Zen: Love and Work by Joko Beck. http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Zen-Charlotte-Joko-Beck/dp/0060607343
    2. Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zin.
    3. Where you go, there you are by jon Kabat Zin.
    4. The miracle of mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Mindfulness-Introduction-Practice-Meditation/dp/0807012394/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310589858&sr=1-1

    More will come to me and I will email you.
    Glad you are enjoying some relaxation time:) AM

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  22. Besides the Water Goddess piece your mom did I love KIRSHA, GODDESS OF FLOWERS.

    I wish I had room in my budget to buy one of these. I am so in love with them!

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  23. Besides the Water Goddess piece your mom did I love KIRSHA, GODDESS OF FLOWERS.

    I wish I had room in my budget to buy one of these. I am so in love with them!

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