VACATION MOMENTS: AVAILABLE AND COMMISSIONED WORK
Honu: A Lesson in Living
A friend provided me with a photograph of this beautiful Hawaiian sea turtle and commissioned me to do a painting for her brother as a birthday gift to remind him of their family vacation together. It's truly a pleasure to be able to work with a memory to make it last a lifetime.
When I researched the Honu, I was truly blown away with this animal and recently wrote a post, it reads as a lesson in living:
A relaxed turtle can stay under water easily for 40 minutes to five hours, a turtle under stress can drown within a couple of minutes.
The Hawaiian sea turtle, or Honu, represents good luck, longevity and wisdom. In life, we have no control over luck or longevity, but we can be constantly in pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. The lesson for me in painting this beauty for a friend is to remain calm in the stress-filled water and choose instead to enjoy the beauty of the current.
HAPPY HAWAII: VACATIONS NEVER HAVE TO END
My greatest pleasure is to paint a memory for a friend of their vacation. We all have some fantastic memories from vacations and the memories are actually the feelings we have on vacation. These feelings can be brought home or to an office so that when you are having a hard time finding your happy place, you can find it again right there beside you on canvas.
DAUGHTER AND SON FLOWERS
Flowers. Not funeral flowers, not guilt flowers to try to make up or grab-and-go from the market for the latest lady holiday flowers.
Daughter and Son flowers. I opened the shade. It had been an overnight on the train, the soothing back-and-forth click-clack of the rail was how we went to sleep and awoke. The shade pulled startled me, it was very early morning but looked like mid afternoon with the bright mile after mile of sunflower farms in France.
Those family moments that you want to last forever. Innocent eyes that see only the best in this world. Quiet time where the only screen we stare at together is the one nature intended. Coming off of spring break and inching ever soooo slowly towards summer, I wait wonder for what we'll find this year in the daughter and son flower hours.
Large format oil painting 48 x 32
"Mid Atlantic" original oil is dry and I'm thrilled! It's like spring break: I was frantically doing everything I could possibly do to hurry up and just get to a relaxing place with this painting. Do you know the feeling? You spend all the days right before break frantically planning, organizing, getting everything just right so that you can get to your calm place with your family or your friends and just stay there and have fun, relax, reflect and enjoy life away from the hurried schedules. "Mid Atlantic" is from my happy place on a 3 generational girls trip. Sherry MacQueen, Lil and I hit the high seas and this was the view from the deck. Does it get any more peaceful than this?! It's HUGE! 48 x 32, it takes up the whole wall it seems, as happy places should. Enjoy your spring breaks, my friends, enjoy your Friday for those of us holding out for ours in a few weeks. Savor every single MOMent!
Lowcountry turned Snowcountry
mix my days and nights.
Frozen marsh, weather harsh,
blue moon in sight.
Neighbors on our street in awe of nature's feat
giddy snowball fights.
Melting starts, breaks my heart
to take down the Christmas lights.