April 22, 2016

",,, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair ....

Good morning my Lovelies.  How are you, and how is your day going.  The beginning of a weekend, so have a good one.

Today I thought I would share a painting which I did just before I left Mexico.  I called it " ... and She Wore Flowers in Her Hair".  Obviously on her way to "San Francisco" for 'the summer love in there', I had the song in mind when I painted her.   I am linking to Art Journal Journey, which has the theme of "For the Record", and also to Paint Party Friday, where you can enjoy a lovely sketch by Jill 
 "... She Wore Flowers in Her Hair" ... oil on canvas by Donna Parker

I have actually used her on a journal page, however, my journals are still hiding in a box in storage, so I hope that will be forgiven this time.  

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Be well and enjoy life to the fullest.

“Spring dances with joy in every flower and in every bud letting us know that changes are beautiful and an inevitable law of life.”
` Debasish Mridha


  1. Your painting is just wonderful Donna, absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, and have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A wonderful painting Donna! Thanks for joining AJJ again! Happy weekend to you!oxo Susi

  3. She looks so alive, Donna! Beautiful painting,absolutely love the colours.

  4. She beautiful Donna, a real striking beauty. I especially like the light and shade on her face and who wouldn't like that amazing blue.
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy PPF to you

  5. She is beautiful Donna - I guess you are slowly but surely moving stuff into your new storage unit.
    Sandy xx

  6. She is one of my favourites. Love seeing her face again.

    XOXO Edye

  7. She looks beautiful, a lovely expression on her face.

  8. Stunning face and so beautifully painted.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Flowers in her hair and the Donna trademark eyes. Love this one too.

  10. Beautiful piece....love the flowers in her hair! Loved that song back in the day!! By the way your link to ppf is for march 25th you may want to re-enter the proper one once again!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thanks so much! Done. Except I don't know how to remove the incorrect one, so it's still there. My apologies to all. xo

  11. Must add some flowers to my scarf too :D XXX

  12. what a beautiful painting!! It almost looks like a watercolor-the blending of colors is wonderful! Another super entry for AJJ-thanks for joining in again! And happy PPF too!

  13. I love the soft, reflective shadowy-blue cast of the background on her face. She is hopeful, young, full of promise.

  14. Ah what a beauty your flower child is ♥♥♥
    Such a great song and all the memories and images it conjures.
    Lovely to visit with you again dear Donna.
    I have some catching up to do.