While my sister was here I did a little more artwork.
This theme began initially when Son #2 and his partner to came visit from Boise at Christmas time. V. admired a small teaspoon rest that I had bought in Flamborough many years ago. She really liked the two English robins on it. English robins are quite different from American robins. Since I knew she had a Birthday coming up soon, I decided to draw them for her on a home made birthday card.
Then when Kaybee arrived she asked me to draw some pansies for her in the same format as some other small ones (4x4") I had done last year.
That set me to thinking that maybe I should do something similar for Kaybee's daughters. So for one daughter I did this:
...because it has some personal significance for her.
For the other daughter I chose to do this....
Pale Pink Plumeria
I don't know this daughter as well as I know Jasmine, but after much thought I chose the fragrant, but rather shy or retiring, pale pink plumeria. I laugh now because I was way off. A few days later Kaybee and I did a Skype call for me to meet 'Plumeria' and her family. In actual fact Jasmine, Plumeria and I have many things in common and being shy and retiring isn't one of them, not now anyway. I do remember Jasmine as being very shy as a child, as were Kaybee and I. I don't know about Plumeria because our paths haven't crossed until now and I haven't had the chance to ask her.
One thing we all share, including Kaybee and I, is that we have all had a complicated background and upbringing. But out of the complications the Lord has brought all of us 'girls' together and is in the process of producing new fresh blooms that have nothing to do with horticulture, genetics or evolution. It is an amazing story and one day one of us will write it.
So from flowers back to birds again. I am including this painting I did a couple of months ago of and English chaffinch.
A word of explanation is needed here for those who may be participating Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Green's ABC Wednesday http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/ I am taking this round off because first, I am running out of photos and time to take new ones, and secondly because it has been hard to find time to do any painting.
By the way, if this is your first visit, my 'paintings' are done with Prisma Colors colored pencils.