Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Special Request

I got a beautiful card in the mail today, with a little ladybug on the front that had angel wings and a halo.  Now if those weren't the two very things that my Mom loved best (ladybugs and angels), instantly I thought of her.  The card said, "Sending a little guardian angel your way. . . to protect and care for you everyday.  Signed, "From your Mom and Me".

And of course I knew right away who the sender was, my sweet Aunt Diane.  She has been sending me out of the blue cards like this my whole life.  She's a special lady I tell ya, and I bet I wouldn't even be interested in art if it wasn't for her.  She was the one who fostered the budding artist in me from the very beginning, with many museum trips and art starter kits.  She would gather all the newspaper clippings she could find about art, and send them to me in the mail.  And she still hangs all of my artwork from various stages of my life, all over her house.  I could go on and on about all the wonderful things she's done for me, and how incredibly kind she is!

So when I got this special request written in the card, "Have you ever done a painting of a ladybug?  I'd love to see one!"  I did just that.  In honor of my Mom's memory and for my Aunt Di.  The painting is on a teeny tiny canvas, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", and will be on it's way in the mail to her in a few days!

5 comments:

Russ Cox said...

Very cool painting! I like the size of the artwork.

messyfish said...

That is sp do special. Your aunt and your painting.

Diana Evans said...

oh how beautiful Cynthia!!! this touched my heart of hearts ....your Aunt is a very special person and you know your Mom is smiling as she sees this amazing painting....you gave me chills when I read and saw this...so wonderful....

I think this Ladybug is amazing...and you and your friendship is even more amazing!!!

Bless your heart!!!

Hugs
Diana

jyothisethu said...

Cynthia,

Beautiful painting with beautiful touching words...

studio lolo said...

What a wonderful post♥

You did a wonderful job on the ladybug painting! I'm sure your special Aunt will love it ;)

Congrats on the renewed vows coming up ♥