Saturday, April 21, 2012

A little bird house

A fun little bird house I painted and collaged, one of the monthly assignments with my local art group.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

She Has Loved Him Forever - Mixed Media Canvas


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This canvas is very special to me, as I made it for a dear friend who just announced she is pregnant with her first son. She said to me, "I love him already."

I know exactly how she feels. My own son was born 4 1/2 years ago and when I saw him for the first time, my immediate response was that I'd known him forever. I had been waiting my whole life to meet him! I tried to capture that connection between a mother and her child with this painting.

Included in the collage is an original music page called "A Valentine for Mother," from a children's music primer published in 1932.