I love it when clients allow me to create paintings/portraits of the "nuances" of their child(ren). Pouts are pretty precious - to me, anyway! I love the furry bunny, the halo and the straggly pieces of hair around her braids!
After a year of hiatus, I am back on the blog. I have received e-mails and texts from so many of you expressing both concern over my absence as well as desire to see the imagery. I have had the busiest and one of the best years of my life, so the time was well spent! But, here I am again. I do love sharing portraits with all of you - and I love hearing from you. I hope your holidays are blessed and joyful!
More and more often, I am being commissioned to do whimsical art pieces I refer to as "Modern Rockwell". Here is the latest... very fun.
You can just feel the love.....I could just hug each one of them. And what better to use in a portrait of a new, tiny little girl whose middle name is "Rose"? Yep - roses that Ma (grandmother) brought just for the occasion.
I am having to run to the next session, but wanted to get at least one image up from this great family. They grow up and up so fast! This pretty girl has left me with some fun memories over the years of working with her. In the days to come I will get some other images posted to go with hers! Love this family!
I am going to post a few more in the days to come from this fun family session. I told her I loved "country roads" and, by golly, she found a great one! The property for these portraits belonged to a good friend of theirs and it was so fun to see..complete with a barn, big porch with white swing, a creek, a garden and a yard filled with the sound of laughing children. Perfection!
This family was so much fun to work with. Here is a tiny sneak peek - but more to follow!
I have been blessed now to have a relationship with some clients for more than ten years. They now know what I know.....this time of year is CRAZY! I am far busier, yet also far more productive than, perhaps, any other time of year. However, many clients and friends have to "hang with me" and trust me...a lot! In the end, it gets done and DONE RIGHT. I am a stickler for quality ("stickler" isn't the prettiest of words, but it is truly far better than other names for someone who wants everything done perfectly!).
I am always loving trying new things and setting new goals. Some of you know that running helps me carry some of the load of this business and the many varied requests that accompany it. Due to an injury a couple of years ago, running had become something I "used to do". But, I picked it back up a few months ago (and am learning the new dance of running through an injury, when to rest it and when to push it) and this last weekend ran my first 13.1 mile distance! I am supposed to run in a half-marathon in two weeks along with 4,999 other runners. But this time it was just me and my Garmin watch and my Lord who heard me pray and pray and pray!
For all of you who are emailing me and wanting workshops, I promise I will get back with you! For all of you who are in this crazy season, too...stay strong and ENJOY it! :)
Now... are these some beautiful boys, or what? (As a mom of boys, I am an eensy-weensy bit partial to these little bodies of energy and motion!)