I am very pleased to be able to share with you one of the secret projects I've been working on! This was a custom painting I was asked to create for a mother of two little girls who just received her college degree after lots of hard work and determination.
My little family knows quite well what it takes to achieve a college degree while also working and raising a family since my husband just received a bachelor's degree he needed for his job this past winter. It means lots of focus and lots of time devoted to studies when you'd rather be doing a thousand other things. I admire those that can pull it off!
This particular graduate is a fellow Oklahoman and this painting is meant to capture a bit of our history (a little bird told me she was a lover of Oklahoma history!) and so I've got the little farm house in the distance and oil derricks in the far-off fields. The scene revolves around the sharing of a book (touching on the theme of learning and teaching as a mother) and since this particular little family raises chickens-- there is a basket of eggs and tiny little figures of chickens in the farm house yard.
I hear it was a hit on graduation night, and it always makes me so happy to know that something I made has brought someone joy. Really, that's the point of all this--- creating connection and meaning. I was so happy to be part of such a special occasion in such a unique way!
As time goes on and special dates are met and paintings delivered, I'll be able to share with you more of my custom work :) thanks so much to those of you who have asked me to make something special for you, or have chosen some of my art from my shop to create a memory for someone in your own life. That is amazing! I truly believe its the little things in life that make it beautiful~